Producer Picks

On Our Minds: OKCupid
Christian Rudder, the founder of OKCupid, thinks cupid’s arrow may just be an algorithm.
Harper Lee Set to Release New Novel
The cover of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird
The literary world has been abuzz this week with news that Harper Lee is releasing a "new" novel—some 55 years after the publication of her instant-classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. It's...
Consciousness on Stage
Tom Stoppard’s first new play in nine years has just hit the British stage. It’s called “The Hard Problem,” and – among other things – wrestles with questions about the nature of consciousness. The...
Cheese, Please
The world's first commercial cheese factory opened in Switzerland 200 years ago. And since we're such cheeseheads here in Wisconsin, that got us thinking about Michael Paterniti's...
Football Free
Flag Football
Are you opting out of that big sporting event this weekend? Need a coherent argument for why you don't watch football? Maybe you can borrow Steve Almond's...
HBD, Mr. Lomax
Lomax Recording
January 31st would have been the 100th birthday of musicologist Alan Lomax. Here's our interview about his long, and often complicated, legacy of recordings.
January 30th marks the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's funeral. We’re paying tribute to the esteemed British statesman by revisiting our interview with Churchill’s biographer, Martin...
On Our Minds: The Poetry of Race
On our minds this week is the continuing racial tension in our country. And Poet Claudia Rankine’s book-length poem about race really got us thinking.
One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center
The New Yorker magazine is one of the companies moving into new offices at One World Trade Center, a.k.a. the "Freedom Tower." Though the plans have been much-debated over the past ten...
Remembering Auschwitz
Auschwitz Shoes
This week marks is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The gathering planned for January 27th is likely to be the last time a large number of survivors will be present for a...