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Past and Future

Selected Shorts

Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents a show about the past, the future, and how time flies.

58 Min

Jun 14, 2018

Gathering the Magic

Imaginary Worlds

As Magic the Gathering celebrates its 25th anniversary, I talk with designers at Wizards of the Coast about how they create a cohesive sense of story in over 10,000 non-sequential playing cards.

25 Min

Jun 13, 2018

#132: (Pt. 1) First Reformed / Taxi Driver

The Next Picture Show

Writer/director Paul Schrader's latest is about a despairing pastor (Ethan Hawke), a "God's Lonely Man" in the tradition of Taxi Driver's Travis Bickle.

51 Min

Jun 11, 2018

Best Friends

Selected Shorts

Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories featuring man's best friend.

58 Min

Jun 7, 2018

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Podcast
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34 min
Jun 5, 2018
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Read by David Strathairn

58 min
Jun 2, 2018
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Walking all over the English countryside picking up trash, the genitalia of the spotted hyena, and many other subjects comical and deadly serious.

58 min
May 31, 2018
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three stories with animal connections.

56 min
May 30, 2018
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How to break the fourth wall without losing the audience.

35 min
May 30, 2018
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Catherine Webb writes different styles of fantasy novels under various pseudonyms, but the quality of her work always shines through.

53 min
May 29, 2018
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What happens when self-awareness becomes self-immolation? Joe Dante knows.

58 min
May 24, 2018
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Guest host Jane Curtin introduces stories from an evening hosted by Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist.

40 min
May 22, 2018
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Basking in the glow of all the love at the royal wedding

13 min
May 20, 2018
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Kristen and James give us a snapshot of what went down on the Long Walk

35 min
May 17, 2018
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How tempo rubato, modal interchange and the amen break create equanimity.

58 min
May 17, 2018
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Guest host David Strathairn introduces two tales by master of mystery Agatha Christie.

67 min
May 16, 2018
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The culmination of a decade of Marvel moviemaking can be traced even further back, to what was once the biggest team-up of the modern superhero era.

33 min
May 16, 2018
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To promote season 2 of Westworld, HBO built the town of Sweetwater at the SXSW festival. But what happened at the exhibit reflected the TV show a little too much.

34 min
May 15, 2018
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The final episode BEFORE the wedding.

53 min
May 15, 2018
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How does X2’s superteam dynamics look after 15 years of subsequent superhero-movie evolution?

39 min
May 12, 2018
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By putting its relationships in military hands, the US is losing its power abroad.

58 min
May 10, 2018
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek introduces three tales about taking things to extremes.

28 min
May 8, 2018
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While we wait to see Meghan's dress, we look back at royal wedding dresses past.

55 min
May 5, 2018
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Ruinophilia. The science of loneliness. Live at UntitledTown Book and Author Festival, Green Bay, Wisconsin

59 min
May 3, 2018
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents a tribute to the classic TV series, “The Twilight Zone.

44 min
May 3, 2018
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One of the best films of 2018 shares an approach to storytelling with one of the best films of the 20th century.

32 min
May 2, 2018
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Avengers: Infinity War brought together Marvel characters from across the universe, but many of them already shared a common bond -- their creator Jack Kirby.

30 min
May 1, 2018
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A look at why Harry was such a rebel, and the way he and Meghan bring their own histories to the relationship.

39 min
May 1, 2018
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Like Abbas Kiarostami's 1990 masterpiece, the acclaimed new film from Chloe Zhao is neither documentary nor fiction, but something in between.

46 min
Apr 30, 2018
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Read by Jim True-Frost

59 min
Apr 26, 2018
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents three stories that are both sweet and sour.

24 min
Apr 26, 2018
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Your plan to preserve the fate of humanity involves a lot of carnage, so when an alternate, less fatal option presents itself you decide to give it a shot.

29 min
Apr 24, 2018
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The inside scoop on the upcoming flick

58 min
Apr 24, 2018
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about strange, and strained, relationships.

20 min
Apr 23, 2018
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The scope of Soleil’s play for world domination comes to light.

61 min
Apr 21, 2018
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Where do cultures come from? The answer is as old as life itself.

62 min
Apr 19, 2018
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Stop-Motion Animals Conspiring to Escape Captivity, Part Deux

21 min
Apr 19, 2018
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If there’s anything more terrifying than Soleil, it’s a whole army of her human avatars.

31 min
Apr 18, 2018
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People dream of living away from the Earth, from an impossibly curved space habitat to a moon base on the verge of breaking apart.

38 min
Apr 17, 2018
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Tan France joins the team to help Charles and Harry glow up for the big day

57 min
Apr 17, 2018
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Is there such a thing as "auteurist animation"? Also: Chicken puppets. Silicone or plasticine?

22 min
Apr 15, 2018
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You’re all sick and seeing things. In search of a cure, you realize you’re not the first to be infected and you definitely won’t be the last.

64 min
Apr 14, 2018
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God, guns, sex, and mutually exclusive concepts of liberty. The Way Brothers' Netflix docuseries Wild, Wild Country tells a story that's about as American as it gets.

58 min
Apr 12, 2018
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Guest host Andy Borowitz relishes transgression and presents three stories featuring people going off the rails.

28 min
Apr 10, 2018
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Can you imagine? A majestic steed on the wedding day!

23 min
Apr 9, 2018
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A lost message from a deceased comrade casts doubt over your whole operation.

57 min
Apr 7, 2018
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Love is like umami. Adulthood is accepting the schmo you are. Wordplay and worldbuilding with novelist Meg Wolitzer.

59 min
Apr 5, 2018
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents three stories by the American master Shirley Jackson.

61 min
Apr 5, 2018
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Though it goes un-referenced in the new Spielberg film, Disney's live-action "Tron" makes up a good part of "Ready Player One"'s source code.

24 min
Apr 5, 2018
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Just when you think you know Soleil’s modus operandi, she shocks you with yet another deadly surprise. Is she after revenge?

26 min
Apr 4, 2018
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What do aliens, God, the KGB, and ancient Romans all have in common? They each may have tried to contact sci-fi author Philip K. Dick in 1974.

29 min
Apr 3, 2018
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Watch out for their stingers, though!

58 min
Apr 3, 2018
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Spielberg's immersive videogame world recalls 1982's glow-y, live action oddity from Disney.

24 min
Apr 1, 2018
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A device carrying couple save you from a near-death scenario and reunite you with an old friend who almost lost her life, too.

60 min
Mar 31, 2018
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There's got to be a thousand ways to reclaim the past, but for Tara Westover, story was the only one that could contain all of it.

59 min
Mar 29, 2018
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents three unlikely stories for some April foolery.

23 min
Mar 29, 2018
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You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your victims. The sisters are still at odds, but it’s becoming clear they’re both looking out for themselves, not you.

33 min
Mar 27, 2018
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What it's like to serve alongside the Queen's grandson.

22 min
Mar 25, 2018
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A technical error forces you to confront your biggest enemy. Your survival may be mutually dependent, but how can you trust anything they say?

47 min
Mar 24, 2018
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We are all of us held together by words.

59 min
Mar 22, 2018
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Guest host Denis O’Hare introduces two stories about outsiders.

48 min
Mar 22, 2018
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Director Cory Finley's stylish debut shares more than just a murder plot with H.G. Clouzot's 1955 thriller.

22 min
Mar 21, 2018
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Everything you’ve been through thus far has led you right into the The Burn’s cold embrace. Maybe if you’d paid more attention to Emma and her conspiracy theories, you’d have seen it coming.

26 min
Mar 21, 2018
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What does it take to create digital humans that can pass for the real thing?

28 min
Mar 20, 2018
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They may just be useless hats, but we still love them.

44 min
Mar 20, 2018
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Director Cory Finley's stylish debut gets paired with H.G. Clouzot's '55 shocker women offing a domineering man in their life.