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  • Literature
The Multitudes of Gish Jen
Best-selling novelist Gish Jen has found peace with a personal East/West divide that could serve as a model for all.
Season 6, Episode 3
The Multitudes of Gish Jen
26:46
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Stage & Screen
Owning Legacy
Author Gish Jen and film composer Thomas Newman.
Season 6, Episode 3
Owning Legacy
11:28
  • Literature
Vikram Paralkar’s Universe
Vikram Paralkar would appear to be a mass of contradictions, yet his joy for life is palpable.
Season 6, Episode 2
Vikram Paralkar’s Universe
27:00
  • Music
  • Literature
Larger Than Life
Composer Ellen Reid and physician-scientist/author Vikram Paralkar
Season 6, Episode 2
Larger Than Life
26:47
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Literature
The Roots of Creativity
Violinist Nicola Benedetti, author Maaza Mengiste, and artist/Martin Guitar maker Dick Boak
Season 5, Episode 26
The Roots of Creativity
10:18
  • Literature
Maaza Mengiste: Writing Home
Maaza Mengiste writes of an Ethiopian home she left behind, dismantling preconceptions and bringing the country’s rich past to light.
Season 5, Episode 26
Maaza Mengiste: Writing Home
07:13
  • Literature
Elizabeth Strout: Steady As She Goes
Before she was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Elizabeth Strout spent decades finessing her unique narratives.
Season 5, Episode 25
Elizabeth Strout: Steady As She Goes
26:46
  • Literature
  • Dance
  • Music
Wayfinders
Author Elizabeth Strout, violinist Pamela Frank, and hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris
Season 5, Episode 25
Wayfinders
11:13
  • Literature
Carmen Maria Machado: Claiming Her Space
Carmen Maria Machado turns a mirror not only on herself, but on society’s unchallenged biases, to create immersive fiction.
Season 5, Episode 24
Carmen Maria Machado: Claiming Her Space
26:46
  • Architecture
  • Literature
By the Horns
Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and author Carmen Maria Machado
Season 5, Episode 24
By the Horns
09:30
  • Literature
  • Music
Lee Child: Not “The Man”
Lee Child left his former life behind to author an unlikely hero: Jack Reacher, a vagrant vigilante who reaps justice for the underdog.
Season 5, Episode 23
Lee Child: Not “The Man”
26:46
  • Music
  • Literature
Beyond the Status Quo
Musician Esperanza Spalding, author Lee Child, and tenor Nick Phan
Season 5, Episode 23
Beyond the Status Quo