pixel
Epilogues-logo

Epilogues

50 Favorites

More Information

Location:

Palo Alto, CA

Description:

We take a look back at some of the notable people that passed on this year. The first man to set foot on the Moon, Neil Armstrong. Beloved singer and actress, Whitney Houston. The first American diplomat to be killed abroad in more than two decades, Christopher Stevens. Those are just some of the lives that TuneIn's editors remembered in 2012. Take a look at the full list of audio that remembers, analyses, and celebrates the lives of those we lost this year.

Twitter:

@TuneIn

Language:

English


Episodes

Jacques Barzun

8/24/2017
More
Revered cultural historian and educator, Jacques Barzun, wrote many articles and books over almost seven decades. This fascinating portrait explores the many facets of his accademic and personal life. (The Intellectual Portrait Series, 2000)

Ray Bradbury

8/24/2017
More
Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury died in June this year. The author of classics such as "The Martian Chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451" spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep in 2004 about the future of space exploration. (All Things Considered, NPR, 1/17/2004)

Helen Gurley Brown

8/24/2017
More
Long time "Cosmopolitan" magazine editor, Helen Gurley Brown, was widely credited for helping to usher in the sexual revolution with her magazine's frank focus on sex. She spoke to The Leonard Lopate Show in February of 2000, when her memoir "I’m Wild Again" was published. (Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC, 02/15/2000)

Dave Brubeck

8/24/2017
More
In 1954 Jazz musician and composer Dave Brubeck became the second jazz musician ever featured on the cover of Time Magazine. This Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross was broadcast on his 90th birthday. (Fresh Air, NPR, 12/03/2010)

Dick Clark

8/24/2017
More
Beloved TV host and producer, Dick Clark, died of a heart attack in April. The man known as "America's oldest living teenager" hosted "American Bandstand" and earned a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Pat Morrison, KPCC, 04/18/2012)

Stephen Covey

8/24/2017
More
Best known for the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," Stephen Covey gave ordinary people the hope of achieving self-improvement and success. This celebration of his life includes clips of Covey speaking at a commencement ceremony in 2008. (All Things Considered, NPR, 07/16/2012)

Phyllis Diller

8/24/2017
More
Female stand-up comics aren't particularly uncommon these days, but that wasn't always the case. Pioneering female comedian Phyllis Diller helped paved the way for women in the industry with her manic housewife persona, but offstage she was a clever and hardworking business woman. In 2006, Diller told NPR's Lynn Neary about her career, her hats, and her wigs. (Talk of the Nation, NPR, 12/06/2012)

Nora Ephron

8/24/2017
More
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nora Ephron, known for the movies "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle," and "Julie and Julia" died in June. She was also widely known for her smart and witty writing - especially on topics like aging and divorce. This interview originally aired on Radio Times on WHYY in 2006 but re-aired on Fresh Air just after her death. (Fresh Air, NPR, 06/27/2012)

Jessica Ghawi

8/24/2017
More
Jessica Ghawi was a talented, young sports journalist, and one of many victims of the Aurora shootings who captured the nation's imagination. Heartbreakingly, Ghawi had recently blogged about narrowly avoiding another mass shooting at a Mall in Toronto before she was killed in an even more shocking incident of gun violence. (All Things Considered, NPR, 07/20/2012)

Andy Griffith

8/24/2017
More
Actor Andy Griffith rose to stardom in the 1960's as Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show. He starred in countless other shows and films, but his most widely-loved role was in the TV crime drama Matlock. Weekend Edition reported on his move back to his North Carolina hometown in 2002. (Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR, 10/19/2002)

Eric Hobsbawm

8/24/2017
More
Britain's leading Marxist historian, Eric J. Hobsbawm, wrote expressively on the history of Communisim. In this hour long interview, recorded in Hobsbawm's house in London, he discusses his last book. (Radio Open Source, 3/4/2008)

Etta James

8/24/2017
More
Legendary singer Etta James, probably best known for her song "At Last," died after a long career that started when she was just a five-year-old gospel prodigy. Fresh Air's 1994 conversation covered her life and her lengthy career in the music business. (Fresh Air, NPR, 01/27/2012)

Rodney King

8/24/2017
More
Rodney King, whose beating by police sparked the Los Angeles race riots 20 years ago, was found dead in a swimming pool. When four white police officers were acquitted of beating King in 1991, despite video proof, Los Angeles erupted with deadly riots. Tell Me More explored how King wanted to be remembered. (Tell Me More, NPR)

George McGovern

8/24/2017
More
Former Senator George McGovern was probably best known for being the Democratic Party's losing candidate against Richard Nixon in 1972. This rememberance reflects on how, despite becoming a hero of the anti-ar movement during Vietnam, McGovern took pride in his role as a pilot in World War Two. (Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR, 10/21/2012)

Marvin Miller

8/24/2017
More
Marvin Miller transformed baseball - and many other sports - by representing players and transforming their union into one of the strongest in America. As a result, player wages increased from just a fraction of the profits of the game to the multi-million dollar contracts they recieve today. Only a Game looked back on his achievements and how he changed professional baseball forever. (Only a Game, NPR, 11/29/2012)

Joseph Murray

8/24/2017
More
Doctor Joseph Murray was the very fist physician to carry out a kidney transplant. He was awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Morning Edition celebrated his bold career and his dedication to medicine. (Morning Edition, NPR, 11/27/2012)

Oscar Niemeyer

8/24/2017
More
Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer revolutionised modern architecture and created some of the world’s most famous modernist buildings. His most famous works include the United Nations building in New York, and his country’s capital city, Brasilia. (Art Matters Radio, 12/07/2012)

Elinor Ostrom

8/24/2017
More
Elinor Ostrom, the only woman to ever win the Nobel Prize in Economics, was a political economist who challenged long held beliefs on resource management. Planet Money created this rememberance. (All Things Considered, 6/12/2012)

Joe Paterno

8/24/2017
More
Joe Paterno, the most successful coach in college football history, spent his last months embroiled in a scandal concerning child sexual abuse by a former assistant coach. This rememberance celebrates his life and his role as coach, while documenting his fall from grace. (Morning Edition, NPR, 01/23/2012)

Jenni Rivera

8/24/2017
More
Legendary Latin music star, Jenni Rivera was 43 when her plane crashed after a concert in December. The Mexican-American singer, known as the Diva, was born in Southern California but rose to dominate the Mexican Banda music scene. SCPR took listeners to the impromptu vigil outside Rivera's house in Los Angeles after news of her death broke. (SCPR, 12/10/2012)
See More