Our Nov. 25 hour with author Neil Gaiman hit on a lot of topics, but we gave plenty of love to his new “Sandman: Overture” series. We were lucky enough to snag a couple of pages of both iterations of the “Sandman” series for your viewing pleasure.
On Point host Tom Ashbrook remembers November 22, 1963.
On Point news analyst Jack Beatty shares his memory of where he was when he learned that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in 1963.
Cartoonist Rebecca Sugar was kind enough to share two of her original songs live with us during our interview. They’re short, sweet and terribly catchy. And also on a ukulele.
In 1938, the Walt Disney company told an ambitious young female cartoonist that “women need not apply.” Try telling that to the Cartoon Network’s Rebecca Sugar.
When we read the news this morning that novelist James McBride and New Yorker writer George Packer had garnered the top prize at the National Book Awards, we have to admit that we were pretty pleased. We were lucky enough to feature both writers on our program in the last year.
We fielded a great number of calls from listeners wondering just what, exactly, the digital currency bitcoin really is. Hopefully we can help explain a little bit more.
The trek of a few key crops inching north toward the Canadian border sounds pretty bizarre in theory. On paper, it all straightens out.
Seeing as Professor Bernard Bailyn is a Boston-area local, we were lucky enough to get him in our studios for a conversation on the real nature of the “first Thanksgiving” with our host Tom Ashbrook.
As rumors of a peace deal with Iran moving forward get muddied up with the typically vague decorum of international diplomatic reporting, National Journal chief corespondent Michael Hirsh lays out the stakes on all sides.
We took a deep dive into the steamy, sequined world of Broadway dance king Bob Fosse, subject of the new Sam Wasson biographer, “Fosse.” Among his notable recorded dances, we’ve selected two moments that really show the icon’s style and pizzazz in full form.
On Wednesday, Nov. 13, we turned to the Philippines to check in on how the relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan are fanning out in the country’s devastated Eastern Visayas region. CNN’s Ivan Watson is reporting on the ground in the Philippines, and he offered a sober take on what this typhoon looks like.
There are many, many other charity organizations mobilizing to help assist the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. If you feel compelled to give, feel free to use our brief guide as a starting point.
“The use of [Mayor-Elect Bill] de Blasio’s family in the campaign was perfect,” Newsday columnist Ellis Henican told us. “They live like people in New York live today.” So who are the de Blasios, anyway?
A guest from our Feb. 2010 show on documenting world music needs your help crowdfunding a documentary about this life and work. Check it out!