Full story - January 07, 2020
The philosophies of a master street photographer, and the story of how he took his most controversial picture.
Full story - December 26, 2019
A short story turned radio drama by Kurt Andersen.
Full episode - December 26, 2019
“2001: A Space Odyssey,” an American Icon.
How Stanley Kubrick's 1968 masterpiece is still shaping our future.
Full story - January 02, 2020
“My distrust of technology comes entirely from that movie.”
Full story - December 26, 2019
It’s HAL’s world — we just live in it.
Full episode - December 19, 2019
The Brill Building and a “Mugmates” advertisement.
How the Brill Building cranked out hits in the late ’50s and early ’60s ... and why that era’s “Mugmates” wasn’t one of them.
Full story - December 19, 2019
Who was trying to turn decorated coffee mugs into the latest teenage craze via a 1961 pop song?
Full story - December 12, 2019
How does Tennessee Williams’ groundbreaking play hold up 75 years after its premiere?
Full episode - December 11, 2019
A menagerie of glass stories.
A whole episode about the cultural impact of glass, from Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” and Bauhaus-inspired glass skyscrapers to composer Philip Glass and unbroken glass ceilings.
Full story - December 12, 2019
How Bauhaus architecture continues to influence the New York City skyline, 100 years later.