Host Robin Young speaks with singer-songwriter Ben Folds about his new memoir, "A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons." The singer reflects on being a wise songwriter, but unwise in everything else. Also, Las Vegas has been attracting swarms of grasshoppers. The insects are invading the city and creating a nuisance for visitors and locals. And, we all know the warning: wait an hour after eating before going swimming, or else you might drown. Turns out, it's a myth. We take a look at the history behind the "death by cramp" precaution. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 29, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.
This program aired on July 29, 2019.