Steve Paulson

Arts, Culture & Media

Genre Busters

The fight over genre fiction -- genre busters like Michael Chabon, Richard Price and others talk about the writings that transcend genres.

Arts, Culture & Media

Musical taste

A music writer tries to get in touch with his inner Celine Dion fan -- what the experience taught him about musical taste.



The Malleable Mind

How the brain can repair itself, the brain on drugs, how motherhood changes women's brains, and future artificial brains.


Learning science

Using hip-hop to teach Newton's Three Laws of Motion, how "Nova" stays current, and the life and times of Albert Einstein.


How we remember

Researchers, doctors, scholars, historians and others talk about memory -- how it works and how it affects us.



Scientists, philosophers, psychiatrists and others explore the mystery of consciousness.