What an incredibly insightful man! I thoroughly enjoyed this interview. Peter Ustinov also wrote a fabulous book called The Old Man & Mr Smith. It is well worth a read.
In this much-praised interview, octogenarian Peter Ustinov talks to John Bird. The man of many talents has an astonishing range of accomplishments behind him as an Oscar-winning film and theatre actor, author of novels, plays, and screenplays. He is also a raconteur, graphic artist, photographer, stage director, and designer and the recipient of many humanitarian awards for his work with UNICEF and UNESCO.
Experts agree, gratitude is good for you. It lowers stress, increases happiness, improves physical health, decreases depression and even helps you sleep better. So while it's great to celebrate a day of Thanksgiving, you'll feel even better if you cultivate an attitude of gratitude all year long.
Both practically and symbolically, our voices are one of the primary ways that we interact with the world around us. Since ancient Greece, the voice has represented participatory democracy, and today we still argue about whose voices to include in our national conversations. But even though we might think of our voices as our own—and ourselves as free to use them—it turns out that the voice is one of the most disciplined, trained, standardized, regulated dimensions of human life and expression.
Charlie Rose interviews well-known thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, businessmen, leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers.
Ongoing coverage of ISIL and the aftermath of the attacks in Paris. Charlie is joined by General David Petraeus, former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ron Barr interviews former University of Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer about having success both in the NFL and the NCAA, the key to his success in recruiting, and his reputation as a “player’s coach.” This interview took place on August 24th, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden about walking away from the game in 2009, reflecting on his long, successful career, and maintaining the fire for football for such a long time. This interview took place on July 18th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews Clemson’s head football coach Dabo Swinney about his evaluation process after each season, and the changes in the environment of college football, and the question he gets asked the most when recruiting. This interview took place on April 1st, 2014.
Ron Barr interviews Stanford’s head football coach David Shaw about first realizing that his father was a coach, the adaptability he gained from having his father as a head coach, and the way money changes the approach to an athlete’s game. This interview took place on April 10th, 2014.
Ron Barr interviews former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressle about the experience of having a father as a football coach, and playing quarterback under his father, who was the coach. This interview took place on January 21st, 2011.
When terrorists struck Paris, they took aim at what binds us together as a society: our culture. And looking back at 15 years of terror, that's nothing new. Near East scholar Bernard Haykel shows how ISIS uses poetry as propaganda. Pakistani-American columnist Rafia Zakaria calls the attacks an assault on fun – and explains why that's much more serious than it sounds. Also, we hear how Sly and the Family Stone provided the soundtrack for freedom. And writer Gavin McCrea talks about his first novel, which imagines what it was like to love the co-author of The Communist Manifesto.
Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and partner at Greylock. Shonda Rhimes, creator of the long-running ABC series Grey's Anatomy and the smash hit Scandal. Her new book, Year of Yes, documents her rise to the top of Hollywood.
Somewhere along the way, I think we ruined poetry? Have the heartfelt angst of young lovers and the epic elegies of heroes become elitist and academic? But poetry is back, and we have new technology to thank.
Continuing coverage of the Paris attacks with Will McCants, director of the Project on US Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution, Graeme Wood of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Ian Fisher of The New York Times.
A conversation with Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. Next, a conversation with Robert Gates, former secretary of defense on ISIS and the Paris attacks. And finally, David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee, here to discuss the refugee crisis.
There are many ways to live dangerously. Sure, you could take part in a death defying feat like skydiving. But living dangerously also sometimes involves taking intellectual risks, opening up, and being honest with yourself. To the Best of Our Knowledge recently travelled to Salt Lake City to speak awith a few folks, live onstage, about what it means to live dangerously.
We continue our analysis of the Paris terror attacks and discuss how New York City is preparing itself with John Miller, deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism at the New York Police Department. Next, a conversation with David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker. And finally, comedian and actor Billy Eichner talks about his new show, Billy on the Street.
Analysis of the Paris Attacks, with Roger Cohen of The New York Times; Matt Olsen, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center; author Bernard-Henri Lévy; and Michael Weiss, senior editor at The Daily Beast and co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror.
Ron Barr interviews Dale Earnhardt about the adjustments he had to make when racing at different sized tracks, and going into races with no set strategies. This interview took place on October 16th, 2000.
Ron Barr interviews Matt Kenseth about his team’s consistency, the nervousness that came with being the NASCAR leader for a long period of time, and what his team does differently when they have a points lead. This interview took place on December 1st, 2003.
Ron Barr interviews Ned Jarrett about the roots of NASCAR and auto racing, the sport being in touch with the common man, and the wildness of NASCAR in its early stages. This interview took place on August 11th, 1993.
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.
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"
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"
Jon Stewart, co-producer and anchorman of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Jim DeRogatis, author of Let it Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, America's Greatest Rock Critic, on this edition of Fresh Air. Stewart's show is an alternative take on the news.
Please Note: Charlie Rose will be on hiatus for the next two weeks, beginning Monday, August 24th and ending on Friday, September 4th. During this time we will provide content from our archives. A conversation with director Jon Stewart, star Gael García Bernal, and Maziar Bahari about Jon Stewart's new film based on Maziar Bahari's memoir. Maziar Bahari's imprisonment is connected to an interview he participated in 2009.
A conversation about the film Rosewater with director Jon Stewart, star Gael García Bernal, and Maziar Bahari. The film is Jon Stewart's directorial debut and is based on Maziar Bahari's memoir Then They Came for Me. Maziar Bahari's imprisonment is connected to an interview he participated in on The Daily Show in 2009.
Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut with the movie Rosewater. It’s no comedy — the movie is based on the experience of a journalist who appeared on The Daily Show, and then was arrested and tortured for it in Iran. Also, the man behind the band Bahamas may hail from the great white north, but he plays sunny folk-rock. And a look back to how Buck Owens stormed Carnegie Hall with the boot-stomping Bakersfield sound.
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.
Timothy Leary nearly killed the psychedelic revolution. He did more than anyone to popularize LSD and urged us all to "turn on, tune in, drop out." But Leary's indiscriminate use of mind-altering drugs created a backlash, and made them taboo for serious scholars. Now a new generation of scientists is studying hallucinogens, and finding remarkable effects. In this hour, we'll take you to the cutting edge of psychedelic research.
Son of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Jay Bakker and remembering code breaker Leo Marks on this edition of Fresh Air. In 1989 Jay Bakker's father, Jimmy, was convicted of defrauding his followers at the Praise The Lord ministry, and sent to prison. Then his parents divorced. Bakker was 13 years old at the time.
In this interview, integral philosopher Steve McIntosh says the way to approach truth is threefold: science, philosophy, and spirituality. He explores the purpose of evolution, including the evolutionary impulse in humans and how cultural evolution changes and progresses. He addresses the significant worldviews that have emerged in history and what is emerging now, and that while cultural progress makes the world a better place, it also brings problems.
A conversation with Life and business strategist Tony Robbins on his book, Money: Master the Game. Next, Al Hunt interviews Vernon Jordan on the 50-year anniversary of the march to Selma from Montgomery. And finally, Felicity Huffman discusses her role in the new ABC series American Crime with guest host Gayle King.
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"
Journalist Steven Weisman and writer Sarah Vowell on this edition of Fresh Air. Steven Weisman has covered politics, economics and international affairs for The New York Times for over 30 years. He now writes editorials for the paper. In his new book, The Great Tax Wars: Lincoln to Wilson - The Fierce Battles over Money and Power That Transformed the Nation he looks at the battles over "wealth, power and fairness" that led to the establishment of the income tax.
Neuroscientists have made remarkable discoveries about the brain, but so far, no one's come close to cracking the biggest mystery of all - the connection between the brain and the mind: how a tangle of neurons inside your skull produces...you.
Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki and journalist Susan Orlean on this edition of Fresh Air. Andrew Jarecki's new documentary is Capturing the Friedmans. It's about a seemingly normal Long Island, New York family. At Thanksgiving dinner, police shatter the front door with a battering ram and arrest the father and son for allegations of pedophilia and child molestation.
Has the news of government surveillance gotten you thinking that Big Brother is watching? What can we do to protect our information, online and in the real world? We examine privacy - what it means and how it's changing.
We explore social networks... and the death of privacy. Then, the language of science fiction.