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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
09:25
  • 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
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
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
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
07:39
  • Literature
Jonathan Safran Foer: Illuminating Everything
The best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer writes to interrogate his own past and all of our futures.
Season 5, Episode 20
Jonathan Safran Foer: Illuminating Everything
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
06:26
  • Art & Design
Meg Saligman: The Big Picture
Meg Saligman’s large-scale murals are difficult to grasp close-up. But the stories they tell are in the details.
Season 5, Episode 19
Meg Saligman: The Big Picture
07:07
  • Literature
Elizabeth Acevedo’s Literary Realizations
As a grownup, Elizabeth Acevedo realized that the books she had needed as a child still didn’t exist. So she wrote them herself.
Season 5, Episode 19
Elizabeth Acevedo’s Literary Realizations