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.
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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. Host Anne Strainchamps talks to some of the greatest thinkers, figures, and artists of our time. It's a radio salon where a playwright and a scientist, a theologian and a rock critic might all offer their views on, say, revenge. Inviting a diverse group of people with very different backgrounds to approach a subject creates a kind of depth and richness that's positively riveting.
"Sometimes great, very uneven"
Writer Michael Pollan. His book, The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World takes a look at four plants cultivated by humans: the apple, the tulip, potatoes and marijuana. Pollan demonstrates that plants and humans have developed a reciprocal, co-evolutionary relationship: Do we plant potatoes, or do potatoes seduce us into planting them? Pollan questions the assumption that we are in charge of our agriculture.
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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Studio 360 looks at the places "where art and real life collide," exploring the creative influence and transformative power of art in modern life through richly textured stories and insightful conversation. Hosted by Kurt Andersen. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
"Stimulating and Diverse - always interesting"
Scottish actor Alan Cumming on this archive edition of Fresh Air.
This audio is like an informal writing clinic, as you listen to these writers talk about their lives, experiences and, of course, their writing. While you are listening, Terry Gross draws out from these great writers the answers to your questions, just as the query begins to form in your own head.
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.
Today, Bob talks with two authors about the challenges of writing the third volume of their trilogies
Hear neurologist Oliver Sacks and rock critic Ken Tucker on this edition of Fresh Air. Oliver Sacks' new book is Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. It's a series of case histories that examine the relationship of music and the mind. Sacks has written eleven books; the most famous are Awakenings, which was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro and Robin Williams, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
In this interview, Richard Moss says that there are two basic mistakes we make in this stage of the evolution of consciousness: we identify with our thoughts, and we flee from our feelings. He describes the four ways your thinking can affect you, how the body is literally the center of the experience of being in the now, and how the negative stories we tell ourselves are a form of physical poison and self abuse.
The chief economist for Google says that the field of statistics is turning into a “sexy” discipline. In his new book, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, Dartmouth professor Charles Wheelan explains how and why that’s changing – and why we all should care about the amount of data growing every year.
In 1957, Joan Baez bought her first guitar for 50 dollars. Two years later, she made her debut at the Newport Folk Festival, astounding the audience with her unique three-octave vocal range. She spoke with Bob in 2008 about her five-decade career and her album titled Day After Tomorrow. They’ll also talk a little politics. Baez has always spoken her mind and this interview was no different. Today is her 74th birthday. .
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"
Who are you? A man? A woman? Are you a success? A parent? An athlete? A wallflower? A Christian? A baker? If we are only a collection of stories about ourselves... what's the truth of who "we" are?
A conversation about the New Group's production of Sticks and Bones with playwright, David Rabe and actors: Bill Pullman, Holly Hunter, and Richard Chamberlain. Next, a conversation with John Mellencamp about his latest album, Plain Spoken.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp recorded his latest album, No Better Than This, in Savannah’s First African Baptist Church, Sun Studio in Memphis, and the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio (site of blues master Robert Johnson’s historic 1936 recordings). The album recently enjoyed a number 10 spot on the Billboard 200, making this the 10th Top 10 album of Mellencamp’s career.
Hear comic Don Rickles, documentary producer Huw Cordey, and rock critic Ken Tucker on this edition of Fresh Air. He's known for insulting his audiences on stage, but Don Rickles doesn't consider himself an insult comic. His heyday was in the 1950s and 60s, on TV and in Vegas. Frank Sinatra was an early fan and helped get him noticed. Rickles has a new memoir, Rickles' Book: a Memoir.
Tonight on the program, live analysis of the third and final presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Al Hunt, John Dickerson, Kathleen Parker, Steve McMahon, Dan Senor, Jeff Greenfield, Katty Kay, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
Tonight on the program, J.D. Vance discusses his book "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis."
We continue with a look at the play "The Front Page" with director Jack O'Brien and actors Nathan Lane and John Goodman.
We conclude with Alexandra Lebenthal, president and C.E.O. of Lebenthal & Co., and Dr. Michael Kaplitt, neurosurgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian.
More than 100 Native Americans nations have come to Standing Rock in solidarity to protest for water rights. This hour we ask a deceptively simple question: Who owns water?
Tonight on the program, a discussion about the campaign to retake Mosul from ISIS. Charlie is joined by David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Eric Schmitt of The New York Times.
We continue with Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the House of Representatives.
We conclude with Issa Rae, co-creator and star of HBO's "Insecure."
A look at the film "Other People" with director Chris Kelly and actor Molly Shannon.
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer Bill Guerin about his most meaningful accomplishment, how he maintained his passion for the sport and the camaraderie in hockey. This interview took place on January 10th, 2014.
Ron Barr interviews Stanley Cup champion Theo Fleury about how hard it was for him to write this book, how someone reacts to an abusive situation and the affect abuse had on him. This interview took place on November 5th, 2009.
Ron Barr interviews gold medalist Dave Christian about his family’s association with hockey, the pressure to play hockey and the experience of playing hockey in a small town. This interview took place on February 10th, 2004.
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer Rob Blake about what accomplishment meant the most to him, how he was able to play for so long and how it felt being traded from the team that drafted him. This interview took place on October 28th, 2011.
Ron Barr interviews three-time Stanley Cup champion Chris Chelios about his longevity in hockey, how paddle surfing helped his career and approaching his sport the way his dad approached his business. This interview took place on December 10th, 2014.
We're always talking about creativity, but what do we mean? Can we find creativity, can we measure it, can we encourage it? Kurt talks with Gary Marcus, a psychology professor about what science tells us about creativity. A researcher puts jazz musicians into an fMRI machine and has them improvise; an intrepid reporter gets her creativity tested and scored; and a little girl introduces us to her imaginary friends (all of them).
Tonight on the program, Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor in chief of the Economist, discusses the magazine's guest essay written by President Barack Obama.
We conclude with a performance and interview with Sturgill Simpson. His new album is called "A Sailor's Guide to Earth."
With summer over, it's getting harder to stay upbeat. The daylight's dying, the temperature's dropping, and there's more dark and more cold ahead. This hour we're offering a respite from the autumn blues, talking about the psychology and history behind the very idea of happiness, and also offering some practical advice for how to live well.
Tonight on the program, continued coverage of the presidential election. Charlie is joined by Ed Rollins, Republican strategist and co-chairman of pro-Trump Great America Super Pac, and Jake Sherman of Politico.
We conclude with part two of Charlie's conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Time plays such a big part in our lives, it's no wonder we're fascinated by the idea of escaping it. And what better way to escape it that to travel back into the past or forward into the future? This hour, we explore our obsession with time travel. Why is it such a recurring them in movies and TV shows? And what can time travel teach us about ourselves?
Tonight on the program, analysis of the second presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Bob Costa of the Washington Post, Frank Luntz, founder and chairman of Luntz Global, and Jonathan Karl of ABC News.
We continue with Tom Barrack, real-estate investor and longtime friend of Donald Trump.
We conclude with part one of Charlie's conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Tonight on the program, a preview of Sunday's second Presidential debate with James Fallows of The Atlantic.
We continue looking at the election with Bob Costa of the Wahington Postand Amy Chozick of the New York Times.
We conclude with swimmer Michael Phelps and Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, taped at the BDT & Company Global Summit in Chicago
Ron Barr interviews three-time All-Star Curtis Granderson about what his rookie season was like, what struck him most about playing Major League baseball and how the Minor leagues prepared him for the pros. This interview took place on December, 22nd, 2008.
Ron Barr interviews World Series MVP Mike Lowell about he arrived at the title of his book, the advice his father gave him and being motivated by the fear of failure. This interview took place on May 29th, 2008.
Ron Barr interviews World Series champion Rich Goose Gossage about receiving the call from the Hall of Fame, what accomplishment meant the most to him and how he was able to remain consistent. This interview took place on June 3rd, 2008.