ThoughtCast®

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A podcast and public radio interview program with authors, academics and intellectuals, hosted by Jenny Attiyeh.

What does the word rock mean? Simple enough question. But how did the term originate? Where -- and why? Find out the answer on ThoughtCast. The post Words @ Work: The Origins of "Rock" appeared first on ThoughtCast®.

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A Poem for NPR's Poetry Month
On a beautiful spring day in the mid 1990s, I meandered the streets of Red Hook, when it was still a rundown Brooklyn neighborhood. I met its first art gallery owner, and the two longshoremen who ventured inside.
Tom Perrotta, author of the novels Mrs. Fletcher, Little Children, Election, The Abstinence Teacher and The Leftovers, speaks with ThoughtCast about a writer who fascinates, irritates and inspires him: Flannery O'Connor.
Dershowitz is back in the spotlight, but he's been here before, on ThoughtCast!
In his book "Why Does the World Exist?" science writer Jim Holt takes us on a jaunty tour of being and nothingness, existence and emptiness, quantum tunneling and the uncertainty principle - on ThoughtCast!
KCRW's Michael Silverblatt, the host of the literary talk show Bookworm, speaks with Jenny Attiyeh at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Silverblatt is the real thing -- an authentic, genuinely interested interviewer who reads not only the lates...
Watch Chanticleer, the celebrated all male vocal ensemble, backstage, on ThoughtCast!
ThoughtCast Reflects on the Legacy of John McCain. His performance in the January 2000 New Hampshire Presidential Primary Debate, just weeks before he defeated George W. Bush in that state’s primary – the first in the nation – is worth reviewing.
John McCain, the maverick Republican Senator from Arizona, was diagnosed with brain cancer a year ago now, so there’s not much time left for this remarkably resilient politician to take a final stand. Will McCain live long enough to vote for — or again...
This documentary, broadcast on WNYC TV, charts the creation of "Les Enfants Terribles", a dance opera by the composer Philip Glass and the choreographer Susan Marshall.
Lydia Ratcliff: Vermont Farmer, Stubborn Survivor, on ThoughtCast
The remarkable rise of Donald Trump, fueled in large part by his determination to keep immigrants out of his Greatening America, has caused many to re- examine the key concerns of the controversial political scientist Samuel Huntington.
The press barely noticed former New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith's bid for the presidency in 2000, so entranced were they over the newly candid Arizona Senator John McCain as he crisscrossed Bob Smith's state in the "Straight Talk Express."
Al Gore, Reconsidered Aug. 6, 2017
Now that we're faced with Al Gore's Inconvenient Sequel, it is tempting to ask, again: What if he had actually won the Presidential election back in 2000? I had the chance to interview the Vice President for NHPTV in the autumn of 1999,
Art therapy: a place for self-expression while in pain.
The mercurial Tom Hoving, former director of the Met Museum, discusses art forgeries, and how to spot them, on ThoughtCast!
Spring Fever April 24, 2017
This time of year, when the relieved earth shrugs off stale dirt and dead leaves, it pauses, recalling. Then, as it lets out a long, low breath, it slowly releases moisture, a glut of color. Everything is growing. But only for a spell,
Spring Fever April 24, 2017
This time of year, when the relieved earth shrugs off stale dirt and dead leaves, it pauses, recalling. Then, as it lets out a long, low breath, it slowly releases moisture, a glut of color. Everything is growing. But only for a spell,
Note: this interview has been picked up by the public radio station WGBH, in Boston, and its sister stations WCAI and WNAN. Robert Silvers (credit Melanie Flood) The venerable New York Review of Books was launched amidst a newspaper strike in the winte...