Full story - April 25, 2019
Susan Choi and her new novel, "Trust Exercise."
When the curtain never closes on high school drama.
Full story - April 25, 2019
Edward Doyle-Gillespie
A Baltimore police officer turns to poetry to understand his experiences on the job.
Full story - April 25, 2019
Patti Smith's "Horses"
This is the album that helped forge punk’s DIY attitude with its fusion of free-form rock and poetry.
Full episode - April 18, 2019
Daveed Diggs and Suzan-Lori Parks, Kurt Cobain performs on "MTV Unplugged," and supernumerary Iggy Berlin performs in a giant pink yak costume at the Metropolitan Opera.
Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks on “White Noise” with one of its stars, Daveed Diggs. Plus the rich history of the folk song “In the Pines,” and the art of being a supernumerary.
Full story - April 18, 2019
Actor Daveed Diggs and playwright Suzan Lori-Parks.
A play about bowling, friendship and an audacious plan to stop police brutality.
Full story - April 18, 2019
Iggy Berlin (far left) as one of the Verona townspeople (with fellow supernumeraries) in “Romeo and Juliet.”
Night after night, Iggy Berlin steps on stage at the Met Opera House hoping to blend seamlessly into the background.
Full story - April 18, 2019
A song of unknown origins that goes by many names but has influenced generations of musicians.
The long, rich musical and social history of a great old American song — before and after Kurt Cobain and Nirvana took a turn at making it theirs.
Full episode - April 16, 2019
Merce Cunningham performs in 1972.
For over half a century, Merce Cunningham’s work was marked by his consistent embrace of innovation expanding the frontiers of contemporary dance.
Full episode - April 11, 2019
Frederic Tuten, Cathy Guisewite, Roberto Carlos Lange
Frederic Tuten’s Zelig-like connection to New York, plus cartoonist Cathy Guisewite on creating “Cathy,” and the music of Helado Negro.
Full story - April 11, 2019
Frederic Tuten
The modernist writer talks craft, courting Diane Keaton and his biggest regrets