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.
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"
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"
First, philosopher Ken Wilber, socio-biologist E.O. Wilson, popular writer on the history of religion Karen Armstrong (The Great Transformation), and evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion). Then, authors Rebecca Goldstein (Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity) and Francis Collins (The Language of God).
Where did we come from, and where are we going? Whether it's the Garden of Eden and Armageddon, or the Big Bang and the Big Freeze, we can't help but ponder our place in the universe. In this hour, we consider the universal course of time, from the beginning to the end… and back again. A cosmologist discusses creation, and ponders when the universe became self aware. A documentary film producer examines African creation myths and their relationship to science.
On this edition of Fresh Air, we remember stage actress and acting teacher Uta Hagen. She died on Wednesday at the age of 84. She taught acting for more than 40 years, teaching such actors as Jack Lemmon, Sigourney Weaver, Matthew Broderick, and the late Geraldine Page.
Failure is a four letter word in America. Most of us do everything we can to avoid it. But what if we've got the wrong idea about failure - and it's all a matter of learning the right way to do it? This hour, one psychologist's take on how to embrace the fall. And comedian Marc Maron on the hit podcast that saved his career and his life. And, columnist Thomas Friedman on why the US is falling behind and how we can come back.
An hour with author J. K. Rowling.
Looking for an alternative to the seriously reliable, soothing yet informative sound of NPR? Try NPR! Prepare to be surprised by this collection of interviews with some of the funniest personalities on the planet, and by the memorable, unbelievable news that delights NPR listeners on the 1st of April each year.
A conversation with Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz and author of The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse. Next, a conversation about China and the global economy with Tung Chee-Hwa, former Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of Hong Kong.
A Christian monk who lived in India for over 30 years, the late Father Griffiths shares some remarkable insights about the contemplative life. He builds a bridge linking the Gnostic tradition of early Christianity and the mystical tradition streaming down through the centuries with the ancient philosophies of Vedanta and Buddhism. The results are fascinating and profound.
"Don't waste your money"
Writer Andrew Solomon on this archive edition of Fresh Air. His book on depression, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, won a 2001 National Book Award. The work came out of a 1998 New Yorker magazine article. He drew on personal experience as well as interviews with patients, physicians, philosophers and drug designers. (Original Broadcast Date: June 11, 2001)
Serbian student activist Srdja Popovic and writer and retired New York City firefighter Dennis Smith on this edition of Fresh Air. Srdja Popovic is one of the founders of the student nonviolent group which helped bring down Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic. The group known as Otpor (the Serbian word for "resistance") had a clenched fist as their symbol, but they used humor and theatre to ridicule Milosevic and other government officials.
Hear comedian and actress Sarah Silverman and British food critic Tom Parker Bowles on this edition of Fresh Air. The second season of The Sarah Silverman Show begins tomorrow on Comedy Central (Wednesdays @ 10:30). Silverman's one-woman off-Broadway show, Jesus is Magic, was made into a film. Silverman's satire is ribald and rude, controversial, and almost nothing is off limits, including jokes about September 11th, AIDS, and the Holocaust.
In this hour, Steve Paulson interviews Brian Swimme, mathematical cosmologist at the Center for the Story of the Universe at the California institute of Integral Studies, about the origins of the universe, and how cosmology can help us reconnect with the natural world.
Conversations with Maxwell Maltz, M.D. - author of the best-selling Psycho Cybernetics. His book, considered a forerunner of modern self-help books, explains a system of ideas for improving one's self image.
"Early days of sports psychology & peak performance"
Audible® was not granted digital rights to today's program. We bring you religion scholar Bart D. Ehrman on this edition of Fresh Air. He chairs the Department of Religious Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. His new book is Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. He studied the ancient texts in their original languages, and in his book, he looks at the mistakes and intentional alterations that were made by early scribes and the impact they have on the Bible today.
Hear British scientist Richard Dawkins and geneticist Francis Collins on this edition of Fresh Air. Richard Dawkins is a professor of the public understanding of science at Oxford University. The New York Times has hailed him as a writer who "understands the issues so clearly that he forces his reader to understand them too". In his latest book, he writes about what he sees as the irrationality of a belief in God and sets down his arguments for atheism.
"Dominated by Dawkins"
Charlie Rose interviews well-known thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, businessmen, leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers.
Political animosity between the right and the left is off the charts. Social scientists say we're living in one of the most polarized periods in history and that conservatives and liberals don't just disagree anymore. They hate everything about each other. It's time to de-polarize! Let's figure out how.
Tonight on the program, a conversation with President Barack Obama on foreign policy....
Tonight on the program, an hour with comedian Louis C.K..
Ron Barr interviews the youngest Hardcore champion Chris Nowinski about the brain damage caused by playing football, the suicide of Andre Waters, and doctors refraining from telling NFL players how serious their concussions truly are. This interview took place on January 23rd, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews WCW Triple Crown champion Diamond Dallas Page about the origins of his stage name, the challenges he experienced growing up, and the uniqueness of people born and raised in New Jersey. This interview took place on October 21st, 2015.
Ron Barr interviews three-time NWA World Heavyweight champion Dusty Rhodes about wrestling during the “golden era,” his relationship with George Steinbrenner, and being quick and agile while weighing 300 pounds. This interview took place on April 18th, 2005.
Ron Barr interviews WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper about his book “In The Pit With Piper,” and why he walked out to bagpipe music before his matches. This interview took place on November 13th, 2002.
Ron Barr interviews the “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase about how and why wrestling is in his blood, his post-wrestling activities and practices, and the presentation of wrestling today compared to 20 years ago. This interview took place on February 23rd, 2010.
This week, Kurt Andersen gets a master class in musical theater from veteran Broadway producer Jack Viertel. Also, we hear from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anna Quindlen about how she managed a midlife career switch with aplomb. And the surprising story behind how Marvin Gaye came up with one of the greatest R&B songs ever.
Tonight on the program, a conversation about foreign affairs with David Cohen, deputy director of the CIA....
The atom bomb's ability to kill people makes it a literal dangerous idea. But there are other kinds of dangerous ideas - ideas that are contrary, counterintutive, and just plain unconventional. It's that kind of dangerous idea that we explore in this hour.
Tonight on the program, an appreciation of Prince, who died today, with guest host Jeff Glor of CBS News, Gail Mitchell of Billboard, and music critic Sasha Frere-Jones....
Tonight on the program, analysis of the last night's New York primary with guest host Al Hunt of Bloomberg View....
We grow up scribbling with crayons and covering sidewalks with chalk, and then around middle school most of us stop. Maybe we think it's childish or just too hard. So what can we learn from the people who never stopped making art? We'll talk with activist artist Molly Crabapple and legendary painter/printmaker Frank Stella. We'll also get a hit of philosophy as we explore the deeper meaning of art.
Tonight on the program, a full hour with President Barack Obama.
Tonight on the program, a political update with guest host John Heilemann of Bloomberg's With All Due Respect; Dan Senor, former political adviser to Mitt Romney; Matt Dowd, chief political analyst for ABC News, and Democratic strategist Mike Feldman....
Ron Barr interviews two-time Emmy Award winner Andrea Kremer about the challenges she faced becoming a female sports reporter, the importance of asking simple questions to athletes, and the goal of sports reporting not being gender-based. This interview took place on March 3rd, 2008.
Ron Barr interviews SportsCenter co-host Hannah Storm about the motivation behind writing her book, the impact her three daughters have had on her, and the importance of putting a child in a positive environment. This interview took place on May 1st, 2002.
Ron Barr interviews one of the greatest female sportscasters of all time Lesley Visser about being a child of the Red Sox, the sports passion that Boston instilled in her, and dressing up as Celtics guard Sam Jones for Halloween. This interview took place on January 22nd 2014.