Producer Picks

Lolita
"Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta."...
Exclusive interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
EXCLUSIVE interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange spoke with Anne Strainchamps about information's role in democracy. Assange granted us this rare interview while under house arrest in London.
The Creative Universe
The Creative Universe
Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker's "Journey of the Universe" is a cosmic page-turner. Their epic account of how galaxies, stars and human life evolved offers a new, science-based...
House of Holes
What do you do with a novel in which sex plays a central role AND it's literature? You read it of course. We spoke with Nicholson Baker on his dirty book called "House of Holes: A Book of...
This is Your Brain on Jazz
This is Your Brain on Jazz
Surgeon and musician Charles Limb asks jazz musicians and hip hop artists to perform inside an fMRI scanner. He's discovered that when musicians improvise, their brains do something remarkable...
50th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall
50th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall
50 years ago this week the construction of the Berlin Wall was started. We take a look back at Cold War cinema.
West and Smiley on Democracy
West and Smiley on Democracy
Cornel West and Tavis Smiley joined us this weekend in our studios in Madison, Wisconsin to discuss democracy. Here's the raw (in more ways than one) and unedited interview.
Music as Medicine
Music as Medicine
Can music and dance really cure? Maybe if it is zydeco it can?
The Fall of the USSR
The Fall of the USSR
The Soviet Union crumbled 20 years ago. Martin Amis talks about the legacy of Stalin on Russia today.
History of Happiness
History of Happiness
And now, a history of happiness. You might be a little surprised... The Founding Fathers, for example, didn't see happiness they way we do today.

Pages