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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”
09:20
  • Music
Esperanza Spalding’s Discipline(s)
The highly distinguished musician Esperanza Spalding does more than just make music—she’s trying to change the world.
Season 5, Episode 23
Esperanza Spalding’s Discipline(s)
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
07:49
  • Music
Gemma New: In Name & In Nature
The conductor Gemma New has followed opportunity around the world. A decade in, she’s finally arrived.
Season 5, Episode 22
Gemma New: In Name & In Nature
09:25
  • Music
Vijay Iyer: Key Changes
Among the most highly regarded jazz pianists of his time, Vijay Iyer has made his instrument of choice an instrument of discovery.
Season 5, Episode 21
Vijay Iyer: Key Changes
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
11:13
  • Music
Gustavo Dudamel: Playing Nicely
The Venezuelan-born conductor Gustavo Dudamel is on a mission to sew harmony, in the concert hall and beyond.
Season 5, Episode 20
Gustavo Dudamel: Playing Nicely
26:46
  • Literature
  • Art & Design
  • Music
From The Top
Author Jonathan Safran Foer, graphic novelist Nate Powell, and conductor Gustavo Dudamel
Season 5, Episode 20
From The Top
12:26
  • Music
  • Literature
John Darnielle: From Self-Destruction To Self-Construction
John Darnielle has excelled as a front-man, songwriter, and author by overcoming an innately self-destructive personality.
Season 5, Episode 19
John Darnielle: From Self-Destruction To Self-Construction
26:46
  • Literature
  • Art & Design
  • Music
Power Through Purpose
Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo, and mural artist Meg Saligman
Season 5, Episode 19
Power Through Purpose
02:53
  • Music
Dean Friedman Performs “Don’t Mourn, Don’t Cry”
Friedman performs “Don't Mourn, Don't Cry” off his 1998 album, Songs for Grownups, at the Stotesbury Mansion.
Season 5
Dean Friedman Performs “Don’t Mourn, Don’t Cry”
04:24
  • Music
Rhiannon Giddens Performs “Brown Baby”
Giddens performs Oscar Brown, Jr.’s “Brown Baby” with Francesco Turrisi at The Greene Space.
Season 5
Rhiannon Giddens Performs “Brown Baby”