With shows in Milan, Paris and New York, its fashion month across the Western World, and people are turning their eyes to runways. But does fashion really matter? Truth is, the garment industry is worth trillions of dollars, and employs millions of people. In this hour, we take a look at the role of clothing in our identities, cultures, economies and environment.
Charlie Rose interviews well-known thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, businessmen, leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers.
Analysis of the New Hampshire primary. Charlie is joined by Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, Annie Karni of Politico, and Nate Silver, founder of the Five-Thirty-Eight blog. Next, a conversation with drector Richard Eyre, who discusses his latest challenge: directing the opera Manon Lescaut for the Met.
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.
A conversation with Danny Bowien, chef and co-founder of the restaurants Mission Chinese Food and Mission Cantina. His new book is called "The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook". Next, Al Hunt joins us from New Hampshire with Tim Roth, Kathy Sullivan, and Joe McQuaid. And finally, a conversation about "Touched with Fire", a film which explores the connections between bipolar disorder and creativity. Charlie is joined by director Paul Dalio, actor Luke Kirby, and Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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.
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.
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"
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!
Get ready for a whirlwind tour of the authentic American myth of The Wizard of Oz. In this interview, Jean Houston answers the question of what it means to have a brain, a heart, and to act with courage. Using the characters of the scarecrow, tin man, lion, and Dorothy, she inspires us to follow our deep yearning so we can develop the gifts we recognize in ourselves, live our full potential, and contribute to a better world.
"Sometimes great, very uneven"
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"
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.
Audible was not granted digital rights to today's program. Instead we bring you physicist Brian Greene, on this edition of Fresh Air. With his book The Elegant Universe he developed a reputation for explaining complex scientific theories with insight and clarity. The book was the basis of a PBS series. His new book is, The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality.
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.
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"
Writer Simon Winchester on this edition of Fresh Air>. He wrote the best seller The Professor and the Madman.
Syndicated columnist Molly Ivins and poet Dana Gioa on this edition of Fresh Air. Molly Ivins' new book (along with co-author Lou Dubose) is Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America. She is the former co-editor of the Texas Observer.
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"
A conversation with Daniel Kahneman, an Israeli-American psychologist and Nobel laureate. He is notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics and hedonic psychology. Next, a conversation with acclaimed award-winning English film, television and stage actor, Alan Rickman.
Actors Peter Falk and J.K. Simmons on this edition of Fresh Air. Falk is best known for his role as a rumpled L.A. detective in the 1970s TV series Columbo, where he garnered three Emmy awards. Simmons is a regular on HBO's OZ the graphic and disturbing drama of life in a maximum security prison. Simmons plays convict and neo-nazi Vernon Schillinger. And he has a recurring role in Law & Order.
Are there universal human ethics? Mark Matousek discusses his research on the subject of ethical wisdom through interviews with social scientists, spiritual leaders, ex-cons, altruists and philosophers. He describes the five innate moral and ethical categories he finds to be hardwired into humans, and how our emotional impulses effect our ethical behavior.
The actor Lucy Liu talks about her decision to reveal her secret second career as a painter – and her struggles with being typecast. Also, Charles Schulz's biographer on how one of the most beloved comic strips of all time made us more open about depression. And the radio play "Sorry, Wrong Number" puts us inside the frantic mind of the victim of a murder plot.