Full story - May 09, 2019
Actor Gary Lockwood on set with director Stanley Kubrick during the filming of “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
It’s HAL’s world — we just live in it.
Full episode - May 30, 2019
“2001: A Space Odyssey,” an American Icon.
How Stanley Kubrick's 1968 masterpiece is still shaping our future.
Full episode - May 02, 2019
Karl Ove Knausgård, Ani DiFranco and Pete Seeger.
Karl Ove Knausgård’s book about Edvard Munch and Ani DiFranco’s about herself. Plus Pete Seeger’s centennial and really catchy — but patriarchal — songs.
Full story - May 02, 2019
The Norwegians.
Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgård on the raw intensity of his country’s greatest painter, Edvard Munch.
Full story - May 02, 2019
“No Walls and the Recurring Dream,” a new memoir by Ani DiFranco.
The cult punk-folk hero looks back on her cage-rattling, patriarchy-punching early years.
Full story - May 02, 2019
Pete Seeger performs in Newburgh, New York, in 1987.
In 2010, Kurt Andersen paid a visit to Pete Seeger at his home. The folk music giant would have turned 100 this week.
Full story - May 02, 2019
Jules Indelicato
An entertaining, yet grueling, look at misogyny in popular songs.
Full episode - April 30, 2019
Ali Smith’s new book "Spring" is the third in a series of novels named for the seasons. The first installment, "Autumn," was heralded as the first great post-Brexit novel. Kurt Andersen talks with her about politics, art, and the very nature of time.
Full episode - April 25, 2019
A punk, a writer and a poet: Patti Smith, Susan Choi and Edward Doyle-Gillespie.
How “Horses” by Patti Smith helped ignite the punk explosion, plus Susan Choi on “Trust Exercise” and a published poet who’s also a cop.
Full story - April 25, 2019
Susan Choi and her new novel, "Trust Exercise."
When the curtain never closes on high school drama.