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Magic Kingdom

John Jeremiah Sullivan reads an abridged version of his essay, "You Blow My Mind. Hey, Mickey!" about getting high at Disney World.

Walt Disney

Cultural anthropologist Scott A. Lukas describes the history and cultural significance of theme parks such as Disney World.

shame statue
Air Dates:
  • November 10, 2018
  • January 20, 2018
  • July 22, 2017

Social media has brought us all closer together. Sometimes that's a good thing. But when it comes to online shaming, it's a bad thing. 

Suzanne Lee of BioCouture explains how to make clothes from bacteria

What if we could harness nature to grow clothing for us?  London-based fashion designer Suzanne Lee explains how.

Fermented tea
Air Dates:
  • November 25, 2017
  • October 02, 2016
  • March 15, 2015

Fermentation revivalists share a slow food philosophy, a DIY approach to foodcraft, and a deep interest in the health of the American gut.

"That guy" at the office

Robert Sutton talks with Anne Strainchamps about his book, "The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't."

At the rock show

An abridged version of Terry Gross' interview with Kiss rocker Gene SImmons from a 2002 episode of "Fresh Air."

What makes a man turn asshole?

Aaron James talks to Steve Paulson about his book, "Assholes: A Theory."

Tracing the linguistic history of A-hole.

Geoffrey Nunberg talks to Jim Fleming about his book, "Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, The First Sixty Years."

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