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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
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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
09:41
  • Literature
Billy Collins: The People’s Poet
Billy Collins is one of the best-selling poets alive. Perhaps because his works effortlessly magnify the small details that make life worth living.
Season 5, Episode 22
Billy Collins: The People’s Poet
26:46
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The Exceptionals
Poet Billy Collins, conductor Gemma New, and playwright/screenwriter Ming Peiffer
Season 5, Episode 22
The Exceptionals
01:13
  • Literature
Sir Andrew Motion Reads “Peewit”
Motion reads and describes his short poem "Peewit" in his Baltimore home.
Season 5
Sir Andrew Motion Reads “Peewit”
06:24
  • Literature
Susan Choi: Interrogator of Truth
Susan Choi’s books reflect her skepticism of authority, including the credibility of characters she creates.
Season 5, Episode 21
Susan Choi: Interrogator of Truth
09:57
  • Literature
Perpetual Andrew Motion
Former U.K. Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion is five decades in and still finding room to grow.
Season 5, Episode 21
Perpetual Andrew Motion
26:46
  • Literature
  • Music
Life’s Work
Poet Sir Andrew Motion, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and author Susan Choi
Season 5, Episode 21
Life’s Work
07:16
  • Literature
  • Art & Design
Nate Powell: Drawing on Experience
Graphic novelist Nate Powell is known for beautifully rendered comics with a strong moral core.
Season 5, Episode 20
Nate Powell: Drawing on Experience