Full story - May 02, 2019
Pete Seeger performs in Newburgh, New York, in 1987.
In 2010, Kurt Andersen paid a visit to Pete Seeger at his home. The folk music giant would have turned 100 this week.
Full story - May 02, 2019
Jules Indelicato
An entertaining, yet grueling, look at misogyny in popular songs.
Full episode - April 30, 2019
Ali Smith’s new book "Spring" is the third in a series of novels named for the seasons. The first installment, "Autumn," was heralded as the first great post-Brexit novel. Kurt Andersen talks with her about politics, art, and the very nature of time.
Full episode - April 25, 2019
A punk, a writer and a poet: Patti Smith, Susan Choi and Edward Doyle-Gillespie.
How “Horses” by Patti Smith helped ignite the punk explosion, plus Susan Choi on “Trust Exercise” and a published poet who’s also a cop.
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.