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From Vivienne's Shadow Walk in Venice
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 Sound artist Vivienne Corringham takes us on one of her "shadow walks," where she records local spaces and how they affect the people who live there, then "sings the walk" through vocal improvisations.

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09:10
trains for the train sounds, Paris
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Cities are full of music — but can cities also BE music? David Rothenberg gives us a tiny history of how composers have used cities to make music, beginning with Pierre Schaeffer’s “Musique concrète.”

Length: 
03:04
headphones in the city
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A composer, environmental philosopher and guest producer on "To The Best Of Our Knowledge" teaches us how to deeply listen to urban spaces.

Artificial Creativity
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Machines are getting smarter. They have been for a long time. But is there anything uniquely human that they will never be able to do, like make art?

Ma Dukes and J Dilla
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James Dewitt Yancey – also known as J Dilla — was a hip hop super-producer and pioneering beat-maker. J Dilla died at just 32 years old, and worked right up until the end, making music and creating beats from his hospital bed. His mother was there for every bit of it.

Length: 
11:38
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Betsan Corkhill founded Britain's therapeutic knitting movement — the clinical application of knitting to treat a variety of mental and physical ailments. 

Typewriter
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A few years ago, Tyler Knott Gregson challenged himself to write a poem a day on a vintage typewriter. Today, he's a daily Instagram poet.

hands
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Humans are the only creatures on the planet with hands that can knit, draw, throw pots and build houses. 

Airdates: 
April 21, 2018

More than 38 million Americans knit or crochet. Not because they crave mittens and afghans, but because they like the way knitting feels. Handwork turns out be a powerful antidote for digital overload. More

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The celebrated cartoonist Lynda Barry has a deep theory of creativity that she's explored through books and popular workshops.  

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