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Journeys in Time and Space
The Odyssey, guitarist Kaki King and graphic novelist Thi Bui
Season 4, Episode 6
Journeys in Time and Space
11:25
  • Literature
Tracy K. Smith: Ghost Writing
Loss has shaped Tracy K. Smith’s perspective—as a poet, and as a person.
Season 4, Episode 5
Tracy K. Smith: Ghost Writing
26:48
  • Literature
  • Music
Roads Less Traveled
Poet Tracy K. Smith, composer David Lang, and rapper Open Mike Eagle
Season 4, Episode 5
Roads Less Traveled
09:30
  • Literature
Kory Stamper: Word By Word
Before Kory Stamper started writing dictionaries, she was just a kid in love with language
Season 4, Episode 4
Kory Stamper: Word By Word
26:48
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  • Art & Design
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Redefining “Possible”
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, lexicographer Kory Stamper, and NASA physicist turned origami enthusiast Robert Lang
Season 4, Episode 4
Redefining “Possible”
12:35
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Gothic Truth & Fiction
Goth, in all its forms, appeals to the dark side of the human spirit; but, even in the shadows, there is light.
Season 4, Episode 3
Gothic Truth & Fiction
08:12
  • Literature
Fear of the Known
H.P. Lovecraft’s intergenerational legacy of horror.
Season 4, Episode 3
Fear of the Known
26:48
  • Literature
  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
Goth, Death, and Lovecraft, Oh My! A Halloween Special
A dose of darkness can shed light on the human condition.
Season 4, Episode 3
Goth, Death, and Lovecraft, Oh My! A Halloween Special
07:26
  • Literature
Olivia Laing: Intimate Knowledge
Olivia Laing’s writing explores the aspects of life that are most difficult to put into words.
Season 4, Episode 2
Olivia Laing: Intimate Knowledge
26:47
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It’s All Between Their Ears
Writer Olivia Laing, sound artist Bill Fontana, and tUnE-yArDs
Season 4, Episode 2
It’s All Between Their Ears
01:18
  • Literature
David Sedaris on Touching a Nerve
The humorist and best-selling author explains how his best work comes not from anecdotes, but from moments of vulnerability.
Season 4
David Sedaris on Touching a Nerve
08:31
  • Literature
David Sedaris: This American Treasure
Author David Sedaris has been regaling us with tales drawn from his own life for nearly three decades.
Season 4, Episode 1
David Sedaris: This American Treasure