Do you ever get the feeling that this is Big Soda's world and we're just living in it? Even though soda sales have declined in recent years, Big Soda looms large in our popular culture. In this hour, we explore "Coca-Cola Capitalism" and soda politics.
A live discussion about the New Hampshire Primary, with Ed Luce of the Financial Times; Megan Murphy of Bloomberg Business; Rebecca Traister of New York Magazine; and Dan Senor, author and political adviser. Next, a look at Zoolander 2 with director and star Ben Stiller; writer and actor Justin Theroux; and writer Nicholas Stoller.
A conversation with Hugh Hewitt, host of the conservative radio program, The Hugh Hewitt Show. Next, a preview of the New Hampshire Primary, with Robert Costa of the Washington Post; Stuart Stevens, columnist for the Daily Beast; Patrick Healy of the New York Times; and Jonathan Alter of MSNBC. And finally, a conversation with Peter Bergen, author of "The United States of Jihad".
Ron Barr interviews sharp shooting point guard B.J. Armstrong about how he prepared for his career after professional basketball, an athlete’s overall attitude towards the media, and the criticism placed on athletes by media characters who have no playing experience. This interview took place on June 29th, 2006.
Ron Barr interviews Canadian Hall of Famer Bill Wennington about his success with the Chicago Bulls, the team’s chemistry and cohesiveness, and the discipline imparted by coach Phil Jackson. This interview took place on October 22nd, 2004.
Ron Barr interviews two-time Defensive Player of the Year Dennis Rodman about his book Dennis Rodman: I Should Be Dead Right Now, his soft side, and him not needing basketball to be famous. This interview took place on December 20th, 2005.
Ron Barr interviews one of the best small-forwards of all time Scottie Pippen about being named NBA’s all defensive team 8 times, the lessons he learned from the late Dennis Johnson, and the outlandish summer jobs he worked to fund his education. This interview took place ok September 19th, 2008.
Ron Barr interviews Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr about starting his coaching career, choosing the Warriors over the Knicks, and the importance of having a talented roster with high characters players. This interview took place on May 20th, 2014.
George Miller launched his directing career with the first Mad Max movie — and 40 years later, Mad Max: Fury Road is his most acclaimed yet. Also, the singer Lorely Rodriguez has her mother to thank for becoming the pop sensation Empress Of. Plus, the writer Terence Winter on HBO's new series about 1970s rock 'n roll, Vinyl.
Analysis of the Democratic Debate, with Glenn Thrush, chief political correspondent for Politico; Mark Halperin and John Heilemann of Bloomberg Politics; Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal; and John Cassidy of The New Yorker. Next, a preview of Super Bowl 50 with Jim Nantz, who will be announcing his fourth Super Bowl for CBS this Sunday. And finally, a discussion about ISIS in Libya with Jean-Marie Guéhenno, president of the International Crisis Group, Frederic Wehrey of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Alan Kuperman of the Lyndon Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Reality is catching up to science fiction. But there are still new science-fiction writers who are thinking the unthinkable and daring to go beyond the limits of our imaginations.
Charlie Rose interviews well-known thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, businessmen, leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers.
Shadi Hamid, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of the forthcoming book, Islamic Exceptionalism; Tom Gjelten, religion correspondent for NPR; and Farhana Khera, president and executive director of Muslim Advocates. Next, a conversation about the Superbowl's most anticipated commercials with Jeanine Poggi, reporter for Ad Age, Stuart Elliott, writer for Media Village, and Jason Deland, founding partner of advertising firm Anomaly. And finally, a conversation with Amos Gitai, the director of Rabin, The Last Day.
Reading books isn't always the best way to learn. Some things you need to learn from your elders, and their wisdom has often been passed down through the generations. We celebrate traditional ways of knowing – from the Potawatomi knowledge of the plant world to the Norwegian folk wisdom of how to chop and burn wood. Also, a plea for Africans to reclaim their local knowledge.
Analysis of yesterday's Iowa caucuses. Charlie is joined by Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst for ABC News; Frank Bruni, columnist at The New York Times; David Axelrod, senior political commentator at CNN; and Susan Glasser, editor of POLITICO. Next, a conversation with Michael Milken, one of the biggest medical philanthropists in the country, on medical research today.
Live coverage of the Iowa Caucuses, with Al Hunt of Bloomberg News; Judy Woodruff of PBS Newshour; Katty Kay, anchor for BBC World News America; Robert Draper, writer for the New York Times Magazine; and Dan Senor, former adviser to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan
Ron Barr interviews three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Troy Aikman about getting involved in broadcasting after his playing days, his ability to balance information and entertainment, and being critical of teams without being disrespectful as an analyst. This interview took place on June 5th, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews all-time NFL rushing leader Emmitt Smith about what he appreciates most about his NFL accomplishments, the importance of staying healthy throughout his career, and being called too small and too slow as a college/high school player. This interview took place on March 18th, 2013.
Ron Barr interviews one of the greatest NFL players ever Jerry Rice about his book Go Long, the endeavors of his post-NFL life, and his strive towards perfection as a player. This interview took place on January 19th, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews three-time Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana about how quickly his football career came and went, the advice he gives to young players, and business aspects of the game now compared to his rookie year. This interview took place on May 17th, 2005.
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.
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.
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"
David Foster Wallace may have understood the modern American better than any writer of our time. His suicide in September of 2008 stunned his friends and fans. Wallace was a master at capturing the way we think, feel and live, and his books and essays conveyed an intimacy that made a lot of people feel like Wallace was a friend they'd never met. In this hour, we celebrate the life and work of the late David Foster Wallace.
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"
Daniel Kahneman is a Nobel laureate psychologist. So he’s the perfect person to give us a new way of thinking about thinking, which is exactly what he does in his new book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. In this hour, Kahneman tells us about the two systems that drive the way we think.
In this interview, Dr. Rick Hanson explains that you have enormous power, not only to change your frame of mind, but to physically alter your body, and even the structure of your brain by taking charge of your thoughts. He explains that although your brain is pre-programmed to focus on negative information, you can manage depression or improve your self-confidence in just a few minutes a day.
"not what I expected"
Bob talks to nutrition writer Michael Pollan about his book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Pollan is the author of New York Times bestsellers The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire.
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).
The “Freedom of Information Act” was passed when Lyndon Johnson was president. But LBJ had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the signing ceremony. He wasn’t keen on the idea of journalists meddling in the government’s business. Now this “right to know” is considered one fundamental rights of a democracy. We’ll look back on the history of FOIA with Miriam Nisbet, the Director of the Office of Information Services, the department that serves as the FOIA Ombudsman.
A full hour on ISIS, Syria, climate change, and domestic infrastructure with Hillary Clinton, presidential candidate and former secretary of state.
New York Times columnist David Brooks is best known for his political writing, but he's also fascinated by recent findings in psychology and neuroscience. In fact he says many of our public policies fail because we're not actually the rational decision makers we think we are. In this hour, we'll talk with David Brooks, also, rising jazz star Vijay Iyer on the neuroscience of music.
We'll talk about the new nature writing and meet renowned poet Gary Snyder in the first hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge. Then, Simon Reynolds joins us to talk about his book Retromania. Is retromania the death knell for our own originality and distinctiveness?
A conversation with American politician and veteran, John McCain. Next, a conversation with Dexter Filkins, journalist known primarily for his coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the New York Times, and Gary Samore, Executive Director for Research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. And finally, a conversation with Adam Grant, award-winning teacher, researcher, and tenured management professor at Wharton.
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times joins Bob to talk about politics and other news. Next, for 30 years, Barb Hawkins lived confined in her parents’ home, a prisoner of undiagnosed schizophrenia. Not until her sister gained guardianship did Barb get diagnosed for the mental disease which affects more than three million Americans, yet is treatable and still widely misunderstood.
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"
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"
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.