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Self, Aside
Mezzo soprano Stephanie Blythe, artist Diana Al-Hadid, and musician Nick Lowe
Season 5, Episode 15
Self, Aside
06:31
  • Music
Donald Nally: Voice of Reason
Donald Nally, conductor of the groundbreaking chamber choir, The Crossing
Season 5, Episode 14
Donald Nally: Voice of Reason
07:27
  • Art & Design
Stefan Sagmeister: The Pursuit of Happiness and Beauty
Stefan Sagmeister has spent the past 40-odd years demonstrating how graphic design can make even the most abstract ideas tangible.
Season 5, Episode 14
Stefan Sagmeister: The Pursuit of Happiness and Beauty
11:45
  • Literature
Marina Benjamin Goes All In
Marina Benjamin writes to parse the questions that loom largest in her life.
Season 5, Episode 14
Marina Benjamin Goes All In
26:50
  • Literature
  • Art & Design
  • Music
What Matters Most
Writer Marina Benjamin, designer Stefan Sagmeister, and conductor Donald Nally
Season 5, Episode 14
What Matters Most
26:47
  • Music
Patricia Racette: Enchanting the Muse
Though one of opera's leading sopranos, Patricia Racette has a deeply felt connection to other musical styles. 
Season 5, Episode 13
Patricia Racette: Enchanting the Muse
02:24
  • Literature
Gregory Pardlo Reads “Problema 4”
Pardlo reads from his 2014 collection, Digest, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Season 5
Gregory Pardlo Reads “Problema 4”
11:30
  • Music
Dean Friedman: Ariel, Fries, Synthesize
For more than four decades, Dean Friedman has been reinventing himself creatively.
Season 5, Episode 11
Dean Friedman: Ariel, Fries, Synthesize
07:23
  • Literature
Alice McDermott: Of Saints and Scholars
The writings of Alice McDermott revolve around Irish-American identity.
Season 5, Episode 11
Alice McDermott: Of Saints and Scholars
07:11
  • Art & Design
  • Architecture
Thomas Heatherwick’s Everyday Magic
Thomas Heatherwick is the wunderkind of large-scale 21st century design.
Season 5, Episode 11
Thomas Heatherwick’s Everyday Magic
26:47
  • Art & Design
  • Architecture
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Self Inventors
Large-scale designer Thomas Heatherwick, writer Alice McDermott, and singer-songwriter Dean Friedman
Season 5, Episode 11
Self Inventors
06:15
  • Art & Design
Ralph Steadman: Godfather of Gonzo
Illustrator Ralph Steadman is known for his distinct visual style.
Season 5, Episode 12
Ralph Steadman: Godfather of Gonzo