Alvin Toffler and Margaret Mead, an author and an anthropologist who endeavored to understand the impact of scientific invention. In this episode of our series, The Experimenters, we hear from two visionaries who believed that while we’ve started a technological revolution, we don’t quite know where it’s going to take us. But maybe most interesting of all […]
Peanuts, Atlantis, and Colorblindness
Oliver Sacks, Jacques Cousteau, and George Washington Carver. Our podcast returns with lost interviews featuring this trio on self, sight, and deep-sea diving. The three icons had the imaginations and daring to go where none had gone before. They overcame indifference and bigotry, exploring the darkest depths of the ocean, and even challenging their own deepest assumptions. These […]
Nora Ephron Didn’t Write Chick Flicks
Nora Ephron, the Queen of the modern rom-com, was actually also a life-long feminist. Here are her bad-ass female leads.
8 of the Coolest and Creepiest Presidential Collectibles
George Washington’s dentures, Honest Abe’s liquor license, and a dead president’s spine! Treasures we found in the archives.
No Girls Allowed? Women and Rock N’ Roll
In our recent episode, freak rocker Frank Zappa had some choice words to say about including female musicians in his band, The Mothers of Invention. “I don’t think that there’s a girl around that would fit in with what we do,” Zappa said. He seemed to be speaking for rock n’ roll considering the dearth […]
Thanks, Dad: Animated Lessons on Fatherhood
In honor of Father’s Day, we’re revisiting our most memorable episodes on fathers and the meaning of fatherhood. First up: Philip Seymour Hoffman Hoffman had three children, a son and two daughters, with his partner Mimi O’Donnell. He died from an accidental drug overdose in 2014 — a little more than a year after this interview was […]