Full story - October 22, 2019
Ranky Tanky
How a centuries-old musical tradition inspired the Billboard-topping jazz hits of Ranky Tanky.
Full episode - October 17, 2019
John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in “The Searchers” and Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
An American Icon two-fer: rewatching the movie that made an art of talking back to movies, and John Ford’s racially problematic masterpiece.
Full story - October 17, 2019
A problematic classic.
The complicated legacy of John Ford’s problematic masterpiece starring John Wayne.
Full story - October 16, 2019
American Icons: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
How an epic flop became the longest-running theatrical release in U.S. movie history.
Full story - October 15, 2019
Kate Bush’s 1985 album, “Hounds of Love.”
How Kate Bush’s album captivated musicians as varied at Outkast’s Big Boi and singer Julia Holter.
Full episode - October 10, 2019
An American Icon and Liz Phair.
How Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” changed everything, and Liz Phair on her new memoir.
Full story - October 10, 2019
The book and its author in 1998.
How Maya Angelou’s first book came to be loved — and banned — so much.
Full story - October 10, 2019
Liz Phair
In a new memoir, “Horror Stories,” singer-songwriter Liz Phair chronicles the simple but profound moments that shaped her character.
Full episode - October 03, 2019
Antonio Banderas in “Pain and Glory,” Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker” and an album cover of the Jackson 5.
Antonio Banderas on his latest Almodóvar collaboration, Rick Baker on the Joker’s makeup and the complicated wonder of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.”
Full story - October 03, 2019
Antonio Banderas and Pedro Almodóvar
From “Puss in Boots” to heroin addict and everything in between.