In The Moment
Neil Patrick Harris shares musings on inspirations for his young adult novel and the strengths we draw from our differences (1:05); Dr. Beverly Tatum outlines ways we can address our race and leverage our own influence to combat racist systems of advantage (5:40); Jaron Lanier, pioneer in virtual reality tech, addresses the risks of an advertisement-based economy (11:00); and Steve Scher compiles highlights from his previous interviews with this season’s speakers (17:37). Hosts Jini Palmer...
Samuel Ligon shares writing inspired by butter and spirits at Pie & Whiskey’s literary reading (3:50); Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler discuss psychological factors that impact how we handle our money (7:50); Oliver Uberti and Melinda Holland reveal new animal-tracking technology helping us explore and better understand the natural world (15:25); and Steve Scher interviews Feliks Banal from Seattle Radio Theater about their upcoming live revitalization of the beloved 1949 broadcast “The...
Brooke Gladstone cites 1984 and Brave New World as she discusses Democracy and human behavior (1:10); Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil Bendib address moral hardships and psychological issues in the lives of whistleblowers and drone pilots (7:59); Barry Blitt and Luke Burbank share stories of political commentary and satire through cartoons and comedy (14:27); and Steve Scher interviews Sara Wachter-Boettcher about sexist underpinnings in the computer science industry (18:11). Hosts Jini Palmer...
A panel of Seattle’s LGBTQ families discusses daily life in queer households (1:20); Gabrielle Langholtz, Renee Erickson, and Naomi Pomeroy delve into the culture and history of “American” cooking (6:45); Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro shares her political origin story and addresses issues of trust and communication between politicians and citizens (9:23); Theo Gray explores secrets of the molecules in light and sound and reflects on findings from failed experiments (14:18); and Steve Scher...
Mark Bowden discusses political and social fallout from the Vietnam war (1:15); Caitlin Doughty discusses "the Good Death," and the requirements behind being a mortician (7:36); Tali Sharot reveals the neuroscience behind the power of our brains to influence one another (12:44); Peter Wadhams brings a report on studies of sea ice from the front lines of climate change (17:44); and Steve Scher interviews David Neiwert about the consequences of false facts and fake news, and the steady rise...
Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright advocates for doctor-patient trust as the backbone of successful healthcare; Bob Sutton gives advice on how to deal with jerks in the workplace and ways to keep people from treating you like dirt; Max Tegmark discusses the importance of ethical standards in the development of Artificial Intelligence; and Steve Scher interviews journalist Masha Gessen on the rise of totalitarianism in Russia. Hosts Jini Palmer and Steve Scher select standout moments from the...
Daniel Handler and Sherman Alexie talk about Handler’s reason for writing his new book: All The Dirty Parts (1:22) John Nichols speaks about the vulnerabilities of the American political system (7:13) Sam Kean reveals the history of the air we breathe (12:55) Steve Scher talks with Major Margaret Witt about her successful constitutional challenge to the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy on military service by gays, bisexuals and lesbians (17:15). Hosts Jini Palmer and Steve Scher select...
Pilot Episode 1
In our first episode, Ijeoma Oluo answers an audience question about what we can do to regain power as American citizens (at 1:37); Al Franken and Eli Sanders discuss Franken's experience in the Senate and his thoughts on the current administration (at 5:50); Betsy Hartmann introduces the "America Syndrome" and how we are hard-wired for apocalyptic thinking (at 9:55); and Steve Scher interviews librarian Nancy Pearl about what it feels like as a first-time novelist (at 16:16). Hosts Jini...