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.
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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.
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!
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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.
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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.
Hear Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist David Halberstam and music critic Milo Miles on this edition of Fresh Air. Halberstam died yesterday from injuries received in a car crash. He was 73. We listen to his interviews on Fresh Air, from 1985 and from June 3, 1993, and January 21, 1999. Halberstam was part of the 1964 Pulitzer-prize winning team that covered the emerging war in Vietnam for The New York Times.
Audible® was not granted digital rights to today's program. We bring you comedian George Carlin on this edition of Fresh Air. George Carlin, whose "seven dirty words" routine was the center of a famous obscenity case in the 1970s, talks about his book When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? His other books include Napalm & Silly Putty and Brain Droppings.
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.
Today's most acclaimed film directors reveal intimate behind-the-scenes details of their most influential work and their unique approaches to their art. In the companion to the Silver Plaque-winning Starz/Encore documentary series, this book offers interviews with 13 top filmmakers. Contains each director's filmography, complete listings of major awards, and cast credits for all films discussed.
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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.
What do shamanic life coaching, pole dancing, and angels have in common? They're all dealt with in this thought-provoking and spiritually uplifting interview. Join psychic medium, reiki healer, and spiritual coach Samantha Scott as she talks to Nick Ashron about spiritual workshops and how pole dancing can empower women. Joining them is shamanic life coach and spiritual teacher Clayton Ainger, who helps us to live with joy. We discuss the ego, reiki healing, angels, and the spiritual journey.
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.
A conversation with David Brooks of the New York Times. Next, a conversation with Ben Horowitz, co-founder and general partner of the venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz.
In this interview, Dan Millman explores such questions as: Why am I here? What am I meant to do? What is my purpose? Dan has found through his research that there are four purposes and 12 required courses in the school of life that each of us are taking. He talks about the difference between career and calling, and how small acts of service lead to genuine fulfillment. Dan also explains why what you do has more impact than what you think or feel, and describes a mysterious but accurate method of pinpointing hidden gifts and drives.
He's been described as "the most remarkable mind on the planet" and one of the world's"100 living geniuses." Daniel Tammet lives with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He's able to recite the mathematical constant Pi to over 22,500 decimal places from memory. But Tammet says that the differences between savant and nonsavant minds are exaggerated. In this hour, Daniel Tammet explains how his amazing mind works. Also, philosophy professor Ian Hacking on "Humans, Aliens and Autism."
“The medium is the message.” “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” “We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.” Those are just a few of Marshall McLuhan’s famous quotes. McLuhan is one of the most influential media thinkers of all time, yet he’s also one of the most misunderstood. In this hour, we’ll explore Marshall McLuhan’s big ideas as we salute the centenary of his birth.
We're beginning a series of hard rock and heavy metal. We start with Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford. The band, originally from Birmingham, England, was most popular in the 1970s and 80s, and pioneered the heavy metal sound. Then, founding guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield of the metal band Metallica. Hetfield also co-writes many of the songs for the group, which has been around since the 1980s.
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 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.
Ron Barr interviews gold medalist Michael Phelps about what his life is like post-Olympics, how to deal with high expectations and competing in different events. This interview took place on September 23rd, 2004.
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.
Tonight on the program, an update on the truck attack in Nice with Alexander Marquardt of ABC World News and Mark Urban of BBC Newsnight.
Next, Jon Meacham discusses his Time Magazine cover story about Donald Trump.
We conclude with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., author of “Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison For a Murder He Didn’t Commit.”
Privilege checking has become a mainstay of a certain kind of conversation about race or identity. One person reminds - or accuses - another of enjoying all kinds of unearned advantages, thanks to their skin color, gender, class or sexual orientation. Checking someone else's privilege can be a form of hostility. Checking your own can be an act of humility. Either way, it can oftentimes be painful. But does anyone actually benefit from talking about privilege? This hour, the benefits and drawbacks of talking about privilege.
Tonight on the program, an update on the U.S. election and the candidates' impending choices for running mate. Nick Confessore of The New York Times and Mike Barnicle, contributor to MSNBC, weigh in.
Next, we revisit Charlie's conversation about race with Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.
We continue with a discussion about last year's historic nuclear deal with Iran. Charlie is joined by David Sanger of The New York Times; Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations.
We conclude with a look at the film “The Infiltrator” with director Brad Furman, actor Bryan Cranston, and Robert Mazur, whom the film is based on.
Tonight on the program, an update on the U.S. election with Bob Costa of the Washington Post and Dan Senor, former advisor to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
We continue with Kevin Rudd, president of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former prime minister of Australia.
We conclude with a look at the film Captain Fantastic with writer and director Matt Ross and actor Viggo Mortensen.