QAre pop stars helping or hurting the future of jazz?Sep 1, 2015 | 18:39Why would someone like Lady Gaga, who has been at the top of the charts, turn to a genre that's steadily been heading off of them?
QRemembering Oliver Sacks, the truth about dolphins, the future of jazz 09/01/15Sep 1, 2015 | 1:14:58Lawrence Weschler on his friend, the late Oliver Sacks. 'Voices in the Ocean' author Susan Casey on the truth about dolphins. Jazz singer Jill Barber and journalist Soraya Nadia McDonald on pop stars who try on jazz and what it means for the genre.
QScottish comedian Billy Connolly, the cult of Sherlock Holmes, 'Listen to Me Marlon'Aug 31, 2015 | 1:15:49Scottish comedian Billy Connolly on "gettin' on with it" when all goes wrong. 'The Great Detective' author Zach Dundas on the timeless appeal of the immortal Sherlock Holmes. Filmmaker Stevan Riley on 'Listen to Me Marlon' and the layers of Marlon Brando.
QTracy Daugherty on his new Joan Didion biographyAug 28, 2015 | 24:21Guest host Gill Deacon speaks to Tracy Daugherty about his new biography of the incisive and influential American novelist, journalist, and memoirist Joan Didion.
QThe mystery of the missing ruby slippersAug 28, 2015 | 11:59Guest host Gill Deacon talks with documentarian Morgan White about the still-unsolved theft of Dorothy's ruby slippers from the Judy Garland Museum.
QDaniel Romano, gun culture, Joan Didion biographer, ruby slippers mystery 08/28/2015Aug 28, 2015 | 1:16:22Friday Live with Daniel Romano. AJ Somerset on the evolution of gun culture. Tracy Daugherty on his new Joan Didion biography The Last Love Song. Morgan White on the unsolved theft of Judy Garland's ruby slippers.
QCan this book really put your children to sleep?Aug 27, 2015 | 17:00Shad speaks with author Carl-Johan Erhlin and parent Tracey Ruiz about the recent success of Erhlin's book The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Sleep.
QAuthor David Lagercrantz on his new novel The Girl in the Spider's WebAug 27, 2015 | 20:27Shad talks to David Lagercrantz about his new novel The Girl in the Spider's Web and what it says about the legacy of Stieg Larsson and his original trilogy. The book is facing vocal opposition, including from Stieg Larsson's widow.