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  • Viruses are Everywhere!

    Hour 2: What is the most common form of life on earth? We’ll explore the incredible realm of viruses this hour with acclaimed science writer Carl Zimmer. His new book is “A Planet of Viruses” (University Of Chicago Press, 2011). http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/137231407/KERA_137231407.mp3[Download MP3]

  • Passages in Caregiving

    Hour 1: What do we really need to know to be responsible caregivers for loved ones and friends? We’ll talk this hour with Gail Sheehy who writes about successfully navigating the 8 stages of caring in her book “Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence” (Harper Paperbacks, 2011) which is now out in paperback. http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/137231204/KERA_137231204.mp3[Download […]

  • Where Big Ideas are Born

    Hour 2: Where do the big, game-changing ideas originate? We’ll discuss how people like Steve Jobs, Chris Rock, Frank Gehry and others share similar methodologies this hour with Peter Sims, author of “Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries” (Free Press, 2011). http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/137206204/KERA_137206204.mp3[Download MP3]

  • Big Waves

    Hour 1: What causes giant ocean waves and why would someone intentionally try to surf a 100-footer? We’ll talk this hour with journalist and O, The Oprah Magazine editor in chief Susan Casey whose new book is “The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean” (Anchor Books, 2011). http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/137206046/KERA_137206046.mp3[Download MP3]

  • Sexual Politics & Playboy

    Hour 2: Could Playboy magazine be more than a collection of pin-ups and top-notch articles, interviews and fiction? Our guest this hour thinks so. We’ll discuss Playboy as a positive force for feminism with University of West Georgia historian Carrie Pitzulo, author of the new book “Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy” (University […]

  • The Psychopath Test

    Hour 1: How do you know if someone is disturbed? Could they be a psychopath? We’ll explore the bizarre world of psychopaths, the doctors who study them and the penal systems that incarcerate and try to treat them this hour with Jon Ronson, whose new book is “The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness […]

  • Berlin 1961

    Hour 2: ´╗┐Where did the Cold War almost become a real war? We’ll revisit the rise of the Berlin Wall and the tense beginning of a decades-long U.S./Soviet conflict this hour with Frederick Kempe, journalist and president and CEO of the Atlantic Council. His new book is “Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Most Dangerous […]

  • Art & Activism

    Hour 2: Where do art and activism meet and how can seeing a threatened landscape change the way people feel about resource management and ecological preservation? We’ll spend the hour with artist Subhankar Banerjee, whose show “Where I Live I Hope to Know” will be on exhibit through August 28 at the Amon Carter Museum […]

  • Americans in Paris

    Hour 1: Why did many Americans choose to travel to Paris between 1830 and 1900 and how did their experiences there influence life back home in the States? We’ll spend this hour with two-time Pulitzer Prize and two-time National Book Award winner David McCullough whose new book is “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris” (Simon […]