Weekend All Things Considered
Urban Combat, 'Inherent Vice,' And LA County's Burial Of...12/15/14
This episode is the last podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered. Instead of hearing WATC stories here, you can now hear them, and other stories, on the new app, NPR One, and on Twitter @nprWATC.
Housing Below Beijing, The Making Of Purple Rain, And 'A Love Supreme'
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, why people are living below Beijing, plus a look inside the movie that made Prince a star and John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme.'
Sheila Jordan, Janis Joplin, And Gas Thieves
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, conversations about two female music icons, Sheila Jordan and Janis Joplin. And, the thieves who are skimming your identity from gas pumps.
Racial Disparities, Border Photos, And Barbie
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, a look at racial disparities in arrests, photos of found objects from the US-Mexico border, and Mattel's controversial Barbie book.
Cyber Warfare, Wearables In Tech, And New Music From Bryan Ferry
Reporter Shane Harris on his new book @War, the lead designer behind Google Glass, and musician Bryan Ferry on his latest album, Avonmore.
James Earl Jones' Big Break, New Music From Bette Midler, Robotic Baby...
Did you know James Earl Jones had trouble speaking as a kid? Bette Midler talks about her new album It's the Girls!. Plus, a robotic baby penguin that spies for scientists and filmmakers.
Betty White, Adam Driver, And The Mystery Of Amelia Earhart
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, Betty White shares her big break, Adam Driver discusses his Star Wars debut, and we study a potential fragment of Amelia Earhart's plane.
Women On Mars, Flaming Lips, And The Streets Of Skid Row
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, there's talk of sending a team of women to Mars, the band Flaming Lips takes on The Beatles, and we report from the streets of Skid Row.
Muhammad, Mountain Lions, And Cattle Rustling
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, a look inside the many lives of Muhammad, the Mountain Lions of Hollywood, and contraband cattle.
Cameron Esposito, Flying Lotus, And 'The Princess Bride'
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, comedian Cameron Esposito discusses her new album, as does Flying Lotus, and we get a look behind the scenes of The Princess Bride.
Ben Affleck, Gustavo Dudamel, And Dolphins
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, Ben Affleck talks about the movie Gone Girl, Gustavo Dudamel scores films, and evidence suggests that dolphins may not be so great.
The Arab Press' Portrayal Of ISIS, David Cronenberg's Debut Novel, And...
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, a look into how the Arab press portrays ISIS, Director David Cronenberg on his debut novel Consumed, and a trip to Munich for Oktoberfest.
Margaret Atwood, Tim & Eric, And Sergio Mendes's Big Break
In this week's episode, Margaret Atwood discusses a new book of short stories, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim talk about their 'Bedtime Stories,' and Sergio Mendes recalls his big break.
Finding Peace Through Scuba Diving, Action Star Dolph Lundgren,...
In this week's episode, scuba diving provides relief from symptoms of PTSD, an animator's blog of rejected Disney princesses, and Ryan Adams rips it up and starts again.
Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, History Of Rock 'N' Roll, Ty Segall...
In this week's episode, a defense lawyer for the military commissions at Guantanamo explains his resignation, Greil Marcus talks about his new book, Ty Segall rocks out acoustic-style, and more.
Documenting Ebola's Toll, Getting Lost In The Woods, And New Music From...
A photojournalist documents the toll of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, a California man recounts how a fishing trip ended with a rescue by helicopter, and Bruce Hornsby talks about his latest album.
Pitcher Shows Girl Power, Photographing Ferguson, Inside A Death...
In this episode a girl pitches a shutout at the Little League World Series, a photographer captures a dramatic image in Ferguson, the truth behind a death investigator's job.
Chicano "Farmer John", Music That Pumps You Up, Teaching Teachers How...
In this episode we check out the roots of The Premier's "Farmer John", we look at a study showing that strong bass empowers people and we dissect education with the book, "Building Better Teachers"
Danny Trejo's Big Break, James Brown's Must See Performance, Ebola...
In this podcast episode a nurse from Doctors Without Borders talks about the deadliest ebola breakout, Danny Trejo's jump from the big house to the big screen, James Brown awes at the 1964 TAMI Awards
Music From Eric Clapton, Teaching Boys To Think Differently, Brain Myths
In this week's podcast, Eric Clapton talks about his tribute to J.J. Cale, East Bay School for Boys teaches students to upend stereotypes and neuroscientists talk about a brain myth in the film Lucy.
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