This is a 2006 interview Terry Gross did with Robin Williams. I loved hearing it today.
Terry Gross interviews John Oliver on Fresh Air. Brilliant show. Brilliant interview.
Two of the best interviewers around: Terry Gross interviews Rachel Maddow. This is an incredible interview and no matter what your politics you should give it a listen. As many know, Maddow was a Rhodes Scholar, has a PhD in political science, and is a brilliant thinker and explainer, but the interview goes further in uncovering her thinking which is less partisan than many on the right think. Her discussion of getting Roger Ailes to comment on her new Book Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power is fascinating.
This is a great show, highly recommended.
Drag the media player slider to 29 minutes, Blitt is on the second half of the show.
Here’s Barry Blitt’s web site. Click on “What-not” for a collection of his New Yorker covers including all the covers mentioned in the interview. Fantastic stuff.
I love his work and it was nice to hear that he works exclusively in pen and ink and not Photoshop.
fresh Air had a fascinating show today about the plastic Austrian pistol, it’s history and evolution. I’m not into guns but this was a fascinating listen for me nonetheless.
What struck me in this interview is that the world’s tallest building (at the moment), The Burj Khalifa, built in Dubai is a very modern building built in a city with no city wide sewage system (yet). Because of this waste from this huge building has to be trucked away constantly and the trucks wait in lines to dump their waste into a sewage treatment plant for as much as 24 hours. Kate mentions in this piece that in many ways a city sewage system is a bigger challenge to build than a skyscraper. As an American, this strikes me as amazing because even though I live in a rural place where we have our own well and septic system I take for granted that cities and towns have services like these built in from the start. But, what we as Americans might call a natural evolution of a city or an infrastructure gets turned on its head with things like the internet and cellular phone systems which allow everyone in a developing country to have a cell phone or even a smart phone long before there is a land line infrastructure.
Fresh Air: Terry Gross interviews Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva, both seriously injured on assignment as combat photographers.
This was a fascinating interview and an excellent update on Joao Silva who we’ve been following here since his injury.