Full episode - May 22, 2019
Billie Holiday’s 1956 album “Lady Sings the Blues.”
How the legendary jazz singer transformed pain into art on her 1956 album.
Full episode - May 16, 2019
The muse and the master, Werner Herzog.
Herzog on "Meeting Gorbachev," “When Doves Cry” at 35, and directing TV comedy.
Full story - May 16, 2019
Director Werner Herzog and former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev in the new documentary “Meeting Gorbachev.”
The craft behind Herzog’s unmistakable voice-over.
Full story - May 16, 2019
Beth McCarthy-Miller (center) on the set of “30 Rock” with Tina Fey (left) and guest star Matt Damon (right).
A surprise lesson in directing Donald Trump.
Full story - May 16, 2019
A screenshot from Prince’s music video “When Doves Cry.”
How Prince’s bold sonic experiment became the biggest single of 1984.
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.