Full story - March 28, 2019
“The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, and Helen Phillips.
Helen Phillips remembers her most devastating reading experience.
Full story - March 28, 2019
American Icons: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
How an epic flop became the longest-running theatrical release in U.S. movie history.
Full episode - March 21, 2019
Tracking Marcia Clark and a curious cartoon.
After prosecuting the O.J. Simpson case, Marcia Clark turned to writing courtroom-drama novels and a new TV show. Plus the mystery of “Cracks,” a “Sesame Street” cartoon that terrified kids — and then disappeared.
Full story - March 21, 2019
Marcia Clark
The O.J. Simpson prosecutor has a new legal drama that sounds awfully familiar.
Full story - March 21, 2019
A sketch of the Crack Monster by Jennifer Bourne.
In 1975, a cartoon on “Sesame Street” traumatized viewers. And then it disappeared.
Full episode - March 19, 2019
Director Jia Zhangke
Jia Zhangke on his latest film about the lives of working-class Chinese, "Ash Is Purest White", and the movies that shaped him.
Full episode - March 14, 2019
Yanni, the Greek god of sweeping, symphonic ‘90s music.
The improbable starmaker that brought us Yanni and John Tesh. Plus director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, and Nat King Cole at 100.
Full story - March 14, 2019
Tom Schilling as Kurt Barnet in “Never Look Away” and the director, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.
Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck on his new pseudo-biopic “Never Look Away.”
Full story - March 14, 2019
Yanni performing “Live at the Acropolis.”
How Yanni, John Tesh and other musicians discovered an ingenious vehicle to ’90s stardom: the PBS pledge drive.
Full story - March 14, 2019
Nat King Cole performs in Chicago in 1954.
Why Nat King Cole is a legend and still relevant today, on his centennial.