Joe Boyd witnessed key moments in music history, like hiring Pink Floyd as a London house band, or helping Bob Dylan plug in his electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival. Joe describes the fateful afternoon he decided to go into music. Produced by Rob Weisberg.
Eugene Hutz performs the song live in Studio 360.
Stars performs "Personal" in Studio 360.
Kurt talks with a Columbia University astrophysicist who's eagerly awaiting data from the Large Hadron Collider. Levin, also an author, wrote the historical novel A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines.
Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray, Love, a witty account of her globe-hopping, soul-searching journey after a divorce. She followed that book up with a new memoir, "Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage."
The kora is a 21 string instrument played all over West Africa. And Toumani Diabate is considered the greatest kora player in the world. He tells Kurt how growing up he loved the music in spaghetti westerns. Diabate also plays live in the studio.