March 19, 2015
You asked, Laurence Kotlikoff answered — your Social Security questions detailed in brief.
March 18, 2015
“It is important to remember there are no virgin births in music and the other creative arts.” Musicologist Sandy Wilbur, who testified in the recent copyright trial in Los Angeles, explains the “Blurred Lines” case.
March 17, 2015
“Blurred Lines” and “Got To Give It Up” aren’t the only two songs to be subject to public controversy over intellectual property rights. Other examples abound.
March 16, 2015
US Senator Heidi Heitkmap (D-ND) discusses her work on a variety of anti-trafficking bills currently stalled in the US Senate.
March 13, 2015
Longtime On Point Radio producer Sam Gale Rosen leaves us here for greener, more Vermont-esque pastures. He shares what he learned — and some of his favorite shows — while working here.
March 13, 2015
How should we capture your after-hours comments, and where should we put them after we have them? Some thoughts.
March 11, 2015
Want to listen to and watch Nico Muhly, and not sure where you should start? Don’t worry: we’ve got some ideas.
March 6, 2015
Weasels, woodpeckers and a whole bunch of sassy McCall’s dress patterns. Oh, and thoughts on the provenance of caller and guest quotes when and where we post them.
March 3, 2015
Yale University’s Priyamvada Natarajan answers your black hole questions in full. (Well, most of them.)
March 2, 2015
Loved our show on Lead Belly, but unsure on where you should start to listen? Jeff Place of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offers his best picks for a beginning Lead Belly listener.
February 27, 2015
We won’t lead you into a debate on the color of #TheDress (it’s blue and black, end of debate), but we do wonder about the blurring lines between so-called Internet culture and general popular culture. Also, it’s snowing in Boston. Still.
February 24, 2015
Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland present their views on the ongoing Congressional budget fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. (Spoiler: They do not agree on a resolution of the crisis).
February 20, 2015
We explain what happened with the old podcast feed this week and last, share some other Oscar categories and reminisce about the golden days of Double Rainbows and Honey Badgers who just don’t care.
February 19, 2015
Want the inside scoop on who will win big on Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards? (Look elsewhere, sorry). But we’ve got great shows on some of the year’s best movies, all right here.
February 18, 2015
What YouTube viral videos have you watched again (and again, and again, and again)? We share some of our (and your) favorites here.