Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the audiobook's title. The pieces that make up the program will compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
"interesting and enjoyable"
Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers". Each night, as host of his PBS program, Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.
When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him. Today The Autobiography of Malcolm X — a favorite of President Obama and Justice Clarence Thomas alike — stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race. The Autobiography is also a Horatio Alger tale, following a man’s journey from poverty to crime to militancy to wisdom.
Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture. Get the latest episode or subscribe!
"Sometimes great, very uneven"
In this hour we'll hear the latest science on brain plasticity. First, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and researcher Norman Doidge (The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science). Next, author Daniel Pinchbeck (2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl), and more.
Ron Barr interviews gold medalist Ryan Lochte about the adjustments he needs to make in order to compete, why he’s been so successful and being a perfectionist. This interview took place on August 8th, 2011.
Catherine Lacey (Nobody Is Ever Missing), Akhil Sharma (Family Life), Francoise Mouly (art editor at The New Yorker), and Kate Zambreno (Heroines, Green Girl) discuss the acclaimed novel in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Marguerite Duras' (Hiroshima Mon Amour) haunting, luminous book tells of the tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover in prewar Indochina. With a reading by Kathleen Chalfant (The Affair, Angels in America on Broadway).
Nationally known NPR on-air personalities - including Melissa Block, David Greene, Rachel Martin, Guy Raz, Scott Simon, Susan Stamberg and many more - share the lasting impressions made during interviews with a wide variety of exceptional individuals. Each story is introduced by the NPR host and offers a candid account of how the encounter was particularly meaningful to them.
In this interview, Richard Moss says that there are two basic mistakes we make in this stage of the evolution of consciousness: we identify with our thoughts, and we flee from our feelings. He describes the four ways your thinking can affect you, how the body is literally the center of the experience of being in the now, and how the negative stories we tell ourselves are a form of physical poison and self abuse.
This discussion with a remarkable Benedictine monk who founded an ashram in South India is a beautiful, stirring exploration of human spirituality. In a rare synthesis of Christian, Hindu, and modern scientific thought, the late Father Bede discusses the infusing of gross matter and daily life with spirit, the finding of God "in the divine darkness beyond word and thought," technology and simple living, Black Madonnas, mysticism, and monastic life.
"Deep and enlightening"
Investor and businessman Warren Buffett stunned the world when he announced he was giving most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Charlie Rose is the only broadcast journalist with access to Buffett and Gates on their friendship which resulted in this historic announcement. In this three part series, we'll hear about Warren Buffet: the Man, the Business, and the Gift.
"Three part interview with Warren Buffett and other"
Atheists are finally coming out of the closet, and in some cases denouncing religion. Others still crave a sense of the sacred even though they don’t believe in God. Do atheists have something to learn from religion? Why do so many people call themselves "spiritual but not religious"? And why did bestselling novelist Anne Rice split very publicly with the Catholic Church?
Kurt Andersen sits at the piano with Marvin Hamlisch, the composer of The Sting, A Chorus Line, and other classic scores, in this interview from 2009. Hamlisch, who died this week, knew as well as anyone on earth how to get a melody stuck in your head. The literary shape-shifter Julian Barnes tries to figure out what makes a Barnesian novel. And a middle-aged couple rekindle their romance with tango.
Studio 360 looks at the places "where art and real life collide," exploring the creative influence and transformative power of art in modern life through richly textured stories and insightful conversation. Hosted by Kurt Andersen. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
"Stimulating and Diverse - always interesting"
Writer David Sedaris on this edition of Fresh Air. Sedaris is best known for his contributing work with Public Radio's This American Life. He's written three books of essays, Barrel Fever, Naked, and his latest Me Talk Pretty One Day.
Writer and radio personality Garrison Keillor on this edition of Fresh Air. Garrison Keillor is the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion, broadcast from Minnesota and heard weekly on public radio stations nationwide. Last year, Keillor published two new books. One is a semi-autobiographical novel, called Lake Wobegon Summer 1956. The other is in collaboration with photographer Richard Olsenius: In Search of Lake Wobegon.
Many people believe that the New World Order is rapidly closing in on our personal liberties. Even our identities are being stolen. ID Cards are being forced upon the British and press freedom is a thing of the past as journalists are told what to say and what not to say.But there is a group of people who refuse to take this oppressive Big Brother State attitude lying down. They are speaking out for our freedom and they say it's time we all stood up to be counted.
The Brain Series: Aggression, with David Anderson of the California Institute of Technology, Richard Tremblay of University of Montreal, Johanna Ray Vollhardt of Clark University, Emil Coccaro of University of Chicago, Adrian Raine of University of Pennsylvania, and Eric Kandel.
Writer Joyce Johnson talks about her relationship to Beat icon Jack Kerouac, and her new book, Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters on this edition of Fresh Air. In 1957, Johnson started a relationship with the then little-known writer Kerouac. Nine months later, Kerouac's Beat classic On the Road was published. Johnson will talk about her two-year, tumultuous love affair with Kerouac, how the publication of On the Road changed Kerouac, and she'll talk about what it was like being young and female and part of the Manhattan bohemian scene.
Writer and radio host Garrison Keillor and writer Jhumpa Lahiri on this edition of Fresh Air. Garrison Keillor's new book is Love Me: A Novel. It's about the ambitions of a frustrated writer who publishes a piece in the New Yorker, writes a disappointing debut novel, and ends up penning an advice column in the local newspaper.
Ron Barr interviews broadcasting icon Bob Costas about his early childhood, the start of his broadcasting career and broadcasting multiple sports. This interview took place on October 16th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews Padres broadcaster Dick Enberg about what in his background led him to broadcasting, what hooked him into broadcasting and the memories of his first sports broadcast. This interview took place on November 18th, 2004.
Ron Barr interviews Emmy Award Winner Jim Nantz about moving from Louisiana to New Jersey, how golf came into his life and what’s it like when golfers room together. This interview took place on October 10th, 2013.
Ron Barr interviews Sports Emmy Award winner Joe Buck about the pressure he felt going into broadcasting, the memories of broadcasting in the minor leagues and the transition from radio to television. This interview took place on December, 5th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson about the things in his career that mean the most to him, the early broadcasts that inspired him and the memories of his broadcast. This interview took place on June 1st, 2013.
Where do you find crazy ideas and some of the world's smartest people? In theoretical physics - the world of parallel universes, super strings and black holes. We go on a whirlwind tour of the universe - from the multiverse to an imaginary walk on Mars.
Tonight on the program, analysis of the Republican National Convention and Donald Trump's acceptance speech. Charlie is joined by Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent for ABC News.
Next, Gabriel Sherman of New York magazine on Roger Ailes' resignation as chairman and C.E.O. of Fox News.
Tonight on the program, continued coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. First, Charlie is joined by Megan Murphy, Washington bureau chief for Bloomberg; Ron Fournier, political columnist at the National Journal and the Atlantic; and Jerry Seib, Washington bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal.
We conclude with Republican strategist Roger Stone.
When suicide bombers blow up crowded marketplaces, or a lone shooter attacks a nightclub, one question we're always left with is why. What ideology or belief or loyalty would compel someone to do something so horrific? This hour, a look at the underlying psychology of political violence.
Tonight on the program, coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. First, Charlie is joined by Bob Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post, and columnist Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal.
Next, GOP strategist Mike Murphy and ABC News analyst Matthew Dowd.
Then, Dan Balz of The Washington Post and Mike Allen of Politico.
We conclude with the second piece of Charlie's interview with Hillary Clinton.
Tonight on the program, an hour with Hillary Clinton.
Ron Barr interviews former NL MVP Andre Dawson about his reaction to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, the importance of pride and how he prepared every day. This interview took place on January 14th, 2010.
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer, Bruce Sutter about how he developed the splitter, being the first pure reliever inducted into the Hall of Fame and the short memory needed to be a closer. This interview took place on March 10th, 2006.
Ron Barr interviews Cy Young winner Jim Palmer about what it was like to be in the majors at 19 years old, his experience in Baltimore and the lack of mentoring in today’s game. This interview took place on April, 11th, 2006.
Ron Barr interviews former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz about what surprised him most about his career, maintaining balance over the long season, and the transition from starter to closer. This interview took place on May 9th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews 3-time World Series Champion Tony Perez about his longevity, playing baseball as a child and coming to a different country at such a young age. This interview took place on June 10th, 1997.
Is the old cliché true - is laughter the best medicine? Kurt Andersen and Mary Harris, host of the podcast Only Human, go to a laughter yoga class to find out. Also, we hear from a neuroscientist who studies laughter and moonlights as a standup comedian. Comic Chris Gethard explains why he resisted getting help for his depression out of fear of losing his humorous edge - and how getting treatment transformed his career. And we find out when medical humor is - and is not - just what the doctor ordered.
Ron Barr interviews gold medalist Nadia Comaneci about what accomplishment means the most to her, how important sports were to the culture of Romanian society and gravitating towards gymnastics. This interview took place on May 23rd, 2013.
Ron Barr interviews silver medalist Shawn Johnson about the mindset she took when coming back, the discipline required in gymnastics and the day-to-day ups and downs of being an athlete. This interview took place on May 11th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee about working with kids, the work required to be a professional athlete and performing at your best. This interview took place on October 13th, 2006.