Stories labeled Art & Culture

Occasional infidelity adds excitement to Dan Savage’s marriage. He’s not afraid of talking about that. What he doesn’t like discussing is money.

Anna Sale
Death Sex & Money
27 min 53 sec
Air Date: 07/16/2014

“I sort of love imagining a small army of 22-year-old men who are just like, ‘Fuck that book, I wish it was never published,’” the writer says of her own work.

Max Linsky
Longform Podcast
54 min 10 sec
Air Date: 05/14/2014

The Education of Little Tree, by Forrest Carter, is marketed as a simple homespun autobiography of a Cherokee orphan. But the book is not at all what it seems. Its author shared a deep secret with the segregationist speechwriter Asa Carter. A non-narrated version of this story was originally produced for Radio Diaries.

Alex Blumberg
Joe Richman
This American Life
31 min 00 sec
Air Date: 06/13/2014

Does marriage make you happier? Is divorce as common as we think? How is the institution perceived these days, and has it outlived its original purpose? Listen to Part 2.

Stephen Dubner
Freakonomics Radio
19 min 57 sec
Air Date: 02/13/2014

It’s happened to you. A song comes over the radio, and, in just a few notes, you’ve been transported to some personal history, awash in memory and all its image and emotion.

Dan Mauzy
13 min 22 sec
Air Date: 02/28/2013

A conversation between Lena Dunham and Judy Blume.

Andrew Leland
The Organist
40 min 01 sec
Air Date: 05/02/2014

“Put me anywhere,” the writer says. “I’ll find human beings, I’ll find human interest, I’ll find literature…the weirder, or maybe the less explored the place, the better.”

Max Linsky
Longform Podcast
63 min 10 sec
Air Date: 01/15/2014

What happens when one song changes the course of your life?

Jonathan Groubert
Snap Judgment
16 min 51 sec
Air Date: 03/07/2014

“The zone” is a sort of trance state that gamblers experience while they’re playing. One’s sense of time, space, body, and sense of self can disappear. So there’s an imperative to design against interruption.

Roman Mars
99% Invisible
19 min 28 sec
Air Date: 04/30/2013

Lewis Greenberg is fighting to preserve a giant installation in his yard, Holocaust Revisited. He calls the neighbors who object Nazis, but it’s not nearly so black and white.

David Weinberg
Love + Radio
23 min 00 sec
Air Date: 12/21/2012