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Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy. New episodes every Thursday. Produced and distributed by Symphony Space.
 
Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes ...
 
Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
 
Musical Space is a look at all things music, by KMUW Music Commentator Mark Foley. Mark is Assistant Professor of Double Bass and Electric Bass, and Principal Double Bass in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. He has been a featured soloist with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. He also has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Heidelberg Castle Opera Festival, the Binghamton Symphony, the Minnesota Opera and also performs extensively as a jazz artist.
 
This is the book podcast everyone's talking about. Bookable features established authors and emerging talent in conversation with host and author Amanda Stern, perhaps best known for creating the Happy Ending Music & Reading Series at New York's famous Joe's Pub and Symphony Space. With an immersive sound experience designed around each episode, Bookable takes you on an audio exploration of a book—usually new, sometimes classic and occasionally obscure but always worth knowing about.
 
The Between Meals Podcast features Beth Manos Brickey, RYT, NTP of TastyYummies.com. Food and nutrition, while very important, this is JUST ONE piece of a much larger puzzle. Movement, stress, sleep, emotions, spirit, community, play – these are just as crucial to our wellness and vitality. And should too, be investigated as both potential causes and as cures. What happens between meals is equally as important to our health. We are complex machines. Our system is a delicate symphony of so ma ...
 
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Shirley Collins grew up in a folk music-loving family in Sussex, England, during World War Two, and announced her intention to become a folk singer when she was still just a teenager. Her career would lead her to record music with her sister Dolly; to record folk songs in America with legendary song collector Alan Lomax, and to become a key figure …
 
Badiucao is one of China's most famous dissident cartoonists. His art is political and provocative - from poking fun at powerful Chinese figures like President Xi Jinping, to capturing the final days of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo. For years, Badiucao operated in secrecy: he moved into exile in Australia, and wore a mask at public events to conceal h…
 
On the April 9th Friday LIVE, host Genevieve Randall, William Padmore, and guests have lively conversations about: musician Kinan Azmeh and visual artist Kevork Mourad's audio-visual performance (00:48); Doane University's Spring Music Concerts (17:24); Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra's “Beethoven and...…
 
A deeply personal and revealing record from Brockhampton, Dutch artist Benny Sings, breakout rapper Lakeyah, the Vijay Iyer Trio and more make NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Apr. 9. Featured Albums: 1. Benny Sings — Music Featured Song: "Nobody's Fault" 2. Brockhampton — Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine Featured Song: "The Light" 3.…
 
Guest host Hope Davis presents two coming-of-age stories that mingle memory, rebirth, and water. Davis herself reads Elizabeth McCracken’s “It’s Not You,” in which a young woman checks into a grand hotel to cure a broken heart. And from Isaac Babel, the Russian-Jewish author who wrote beguiling tales about the seamy side of early 20th century Odess…
 
In episode nine of Outlook's Secrets and Lies series we bring you two extraordinary stories of family secrets unravelled. Growing up in California, Rachel Mason and her brother Josh didn't know exactly what was sold in their unassuming and straight-laced parents' bookstore. They had no idea the shop was actually one of the biggest distributors of a…
 
Pilot Bob Crippen and Commander John Young became the first astronauts to fly a Space Shuttle into orbit on April 12, 1981. Crippen tells host Mat Kaplan about that mission and shares many more stories from his adventurous life. Mat was standing on the dry lake bed in the California desert when STS-1 returned to Earth. Planetary Society senior spac…
 
In this episode we're reaching into the archive and retrieving stories of secrets and lies from the world of art. Over many years Shaun Greenhalgh created art forgeries in his garden shed in the English town of Bolton. He fooled the art world into thinking his paintings and sculptures were lost masterpieces by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Gaugui…
 
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite songs of the week, including a Leonard Cohen cover from First Aid Kit, reflections on the comforts of home from Rhiannon Giddens and more. 1. Bachelor, (Jay Som & Palehound): "Stay in the Car," from Doomin' Sun 2. Wallice: "Hey Michael," from Off The Rails EP 3. Major Murphy: "Real," from Acc…
 
In this episode of our Secrets and Lies series we've delved into the archive to bring you incredible stories of secrets hidden in music.Advertising executive Juan Carlos Ortiz grew up in Colombia, a country which has suffered decades of armed conflict and has long been among the major producers of illegal drugs. Juan Carlos ran an award-winning cam…
 
For many years, Uzbekistan was a particularly dangerous place to be a journalist. Speaking out against the government of former president Islam Karimov could lead to torture and a lengthy spell in prison. So it was a surprise for many when in 2004 secret messages started appearing online, containing what seemed like detailed and scandalous informat…
 
On the April 2nd Friday LIVE, guest host William Padmore, Genevieve Randal, and guests have lively conversations about: a new documentary film about Lincoln's Robber's Cave (00:44); Constellation Studios presentation of Anne Burton's "Prizm (15:54);" "Screenings" at the Lux Center (24:33); Open Spac...…
 
Bill Nelson, former Senator from Florida, congressional astronaut, and father of the Space Launch System, will likely be NASA's next administrator. Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan also discuss The Planetary Society's global Day of Action, which saw hundreds of Society members meet with elected officials in Washington D.C., along with the news that the …
 
NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new albums by Leslie Jordan, Flock of Dimes, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and more. 1. Nasty Cherry — The Movie EP Featured Song: "Six Six Six" 2. Mello Music Group — Bushido Featured Song: "One of the Last (feat. Marlowe)" 3. Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Gary Bartz — Jazz Is …
 
Guest host John Darnielle presents favorite works that reflect on life, death and what comes next. He reads Robert Browning’s chilling poem “My Last Duchess;” Molly Ringwald performs “No More Loves,” by Javier Marias, in which a ghost learns to read. Kirsten Vangsness performs Neil Gaiman’s “When We Went to See the End of the World by Dawnie Mornin…
 
It's Secrets and Lies season on Outlook and we're revisiting some of the most fascinating stories from our archive on the theme. In this episode we hear about secrets borne out of shame. When Gail Lukasik was growing up in the US, she'd always wondered about her mother's quirky habits. For instance, she always wore a light foundation before she wen…
 
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) team has just announced more than 2,200 new exoplanet candidates. Natalia Guerrero of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology manages these discoveries and still finds time to write plays, collaborate on musical performances and host radio shows that dig into the deeper meaning of our expanding uni…
 
In March, we indulged R&B pleasures from Joyce Wrice and Solomon Fox, we missed our friends with a sweet song by Joel Young, dreamed of summer with Hirsch, bum-rushed IKOQWE's razor-edged boom-bap, and discovered the cosmic secrets of Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders. Songs featured on this episode: • IKOQWE: "Pele" from The Beginning, The Mediu…
 
In this episode of Outlook's Secrets and Lies series we're revisiting two astonishing stories from our archive about life undercover.As a young woman Ieva Lesinska was faced with an agonising choice. To renounce her father as a traitor, or defect to the US and leave behind everything she knew in Latvia. Ieva says it was like she was living in a spy…
 
We're delving into the Outlook archive to bring you stories about parents who kept shocking secrets from their children. In April 1997 a woman dressed as a nurse walked into a Cape Town hospital and left with a new born baby. The baby's name was Zephany Nurse - that child would not discover her true identity for another 17 years. This story was pre…
 
It's secrets and lies season here on Outlook and we have two stories about the way lies and fake news online can wreak havoc in our offline lives. Monika Glennon is a Polish-born estate agent living in the US. One morning she got a frantic call from a colleague: an explicit post had been written about Monika, claiming she had an affair with a clien…
 
Isabel and Susana González hunt percebes, also known as gooseneck barnacles. They're rather ugly crustaceans that can fetch thousands of dollars per kilogram at auction. To collect them, the González sisters must traverse slippery rocks along the Spanish coastline where they risk falling and drowning. Many hunters have lost their lives doing this j…
 
On the March 26th Friday LIVE, host Genevieve Randall, William Padmore, and guests have lively conversations about: Artist Cindy Chinn, who'll be featured on the April 1st Nebraska Stories (00:54); Melissa Homestead’s new book about Willa Cather and her 38-year partner Edith Lewis (05:09); Hastings...…
 
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Mar. 26 include the relentlessly infectious songs of AJR, Israeli rapper and singer Noga Erez, Tune-Yards, jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith and more. Featured Albums: 1. AJR — OK ORCHESTRA Featured Song: "Joe" 2. Noga Erez — KIDS Featured Song: "End of the Road" 3. Clark — Playground In A Lake Featured Songs…
 
Guest host Hope Davis presents three stories involving irresistible impulses and twists of fate. In Shirley Jackson’s “What a Thought” an awful idea threatens a happy marriage. It’s read by Andrea Martin. A science teacher has a crush in Jess Walter’s “Magnificent Desolation,” read by Bobby Cannavale. And “Draft Day” affects the lives of childhood …
 
Chris Downey was always an intensely visual person - he was an architect working in California, a baseball coach and an avid cyclist. But at the age of 45 he went blind very suddenly after doctors discovered a tumour on his optic nerve. Chris used his creative skills to navigate the now unfamiliar world around him and as he adapted to his new norma…
 
Deputy project scientists Katie Stack Morgan and Ken Williford are living on Mars time and living for Mars. We get an update from them on the work of the Mars 2020 rover. Perseverance is already accomplishing terrific science after just 5 weeks on the Red Planet. Katie and Ken also tell us what’s ahead, including launch of Mars helicopter Ingenuity…
 
Yoshiki is one of Japan's biggest stars. Although he started as a classical pianist, he went on to become an extraordinary drummer who transformed the music scene in Japan with his wild performances and over-the-top outfits. It all began in the 1980s when he founded the band X Japan and spawned a whole new style. They have fans all over the world, …
 
Long stretches at sea are part of life for a merchant seaman so when Indian marine engineer Vikash Mishra accepted a job on a cargo ship in the Gulf, he expected a lengthy period away from his young family. But a few months became years after Vikash's employer ran out of money. They abandoned the broken-down ship, called the Tamim Aldar, 20 miles o…
 
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including an uplifting piece from Kishi Bashi, the Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté, the return of Gem Club and more. Featured Artists And Songs: 1. Kishi Bashi: "Wait for Springtime," from Emigrant EP 2. Gem Club: "Spirit & Decline" (Single) 3. Red Ribbon: "Renegade…
 
For Sue-Ellen Kusher, nee Doherty, growing up in the suburbs of Brisbane was far from normal. Both her parents worked for the Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation, ASIO, and in the early days of their marriage, they brought up their three children to be part of the family business. It was the 1950s during the Cold War, and Russian and Chines…
 
On the March 19th Friday LIVE, host Genevieve Randall, William Padmore, and guests have lively conversations about: Chris Thile's Lied Center concert (00:44); Lincoln Choral Artists' online concert (10:45); a Free Little Art Gallery in Lincoln (15:45); Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival online events...…
 
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