Full story - October 11, 2018
Warning: Some bleeping good radio ahead.
In the 1990s, pirate radio station WBAD started playing hip-hop music without bleeping it like commercial radio. But even if it was playing church music, the FCC still would have come after them.
Full episode - October 11, 2018
Paparazzi on the hunt for fame.
Theresa Rebeck on the most famous actress of her day, Justine Bateman on fame waxing and waning, and a pirate radio station that got too famous for the FCC.
Full story - October 11, 2018
The Brattle, one of America’s oldest and largest used book shops, in downtown Boston.
What hidden treasures can be found in the pages of old books?
Full story - October 11, 2018
“Fame: The Hijacking of Reality” by Justine Bateman
The former “Family Ties” actress takes an unflinching look at her one-time fame and our national obsession with getting those 15 minutes in her book, “Fame: The Hijacking of Reality.”
Full story - October 11, 2018
Playwright Theresa Rebeck
Playwright Theresa Rebeck on her new play, “Bernhardt/Hamlet.”
Full episode - October 04, 2018
Can’t we all just get along?
Millennials and boomers do battle in “Boomer1,” learning to love Lawrence Welk and Argentine experimental musician Juana Molina performs live.
Full story - October 04, 2018
Juana Molina
Buenos Aires-based experimental musician Juana Molina performs songs from her album “Halo.”
Full story - October 04, 2018
Musician and variety show host Lawrence Welk.
How someone who grew up thinking Lawrence Welk was square grew to find him oddly progressive ... and even subversive.
Full story - October 04, 2018
“Boomer1” by Daniel Torday
In the darkly satirical new book “Boomer1,” desperate millennials threaten baby boomers to retire … or else.
Full episode - September 27, 2018
Ethan Hawke and Nighthawks
Ethan Hawke embraces the aging process, the enduring power of Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” and the genre-defying music of Balún.

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