A bunch of the Fresh Air producers are roadtripping to Brooklyn tomorrow to see WTF’s Marc Maron interview Terry at BAM. (Some tickets are still available, get ‘em!)  We can’t wait to see what he asks her. 

Maybe we’ll live tweet the bus ride, maybe we’ll get some fun backstage photos, who knows! 

If you’re coming to the event you can tweet with #RadioLoveFest and we’ll be RTing our favorites @nprfreshair. 

Did you hear Terry’s interview with him? 

“I think I’ve been mischaracterized a bit as a guy who gets off on his own misery. I think that misery, for people that are incredibly anxious or frightened, is something consistent. I think that obsession sometimes works as almost a spirituality.” 

Photo: Seth Olenick

  • Alice Roosevelt
  • Stuff You Missed in History Class

The eldest daughter of Theodore Roosevelt was a firebrand who never shied away from the public eye. She was nicknamed “the Second Washington Monument” because of her social power, which she parlayed into political influence.

She was also quotable … we kick off with one of the things most famously attributed to her (in several variations): “If you don’t have anything nice to say, sit right here by me.”

Last Name Basis | Episode 15: Not So Black & White

This week we get a lil serious and delve into the politics of navigating an interracial relationship. But not before we talk about some silly stuff like the selfie arm, the Apple watch and noisy Brooklyn neighbors.

Have questions for next week or comments about this week’s episode? Tweet us with #LastNameBasis or leave a comment on our website lastnamebasis.com

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The Bluestocking Circle
  • The Bluestocking Circle
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography podcast: The Bluestocking Circle (1755-1795)

“The group originated as a particular assembly of notable individuals, of both sexes, who met regularly from the mid- to the late eighteenth century. But such was bluestocking support for female education and writing that by the 1770s the term started to refer solely to women. One of the most significant achievements of the original bluestocking hostesses was to encourage, by example and through patronage, women who might not have considered publishing their work to enter the public literary sphere. The bluestocking circle may be compared to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French salons, from which it drew significant inspiration. However, the British bluestockings were distinct from their French counterparts in insisting upon sexual and moral virtue and also in offering an arena that was parallel to, but separate from, the royal court. Bluestocking assemblies were socially mixed, providing the opportunity for a broad range of politicians, artists, musicians, actors, writers, and thinkers to enjoy intellectual exchange.”

The story of The Bluestocking Circle is one of over 230 episodes available from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography’s podcast archive. New episodes are released every second Wednesday.

Image: Breaking up of the Bluestocking Club (cartoon). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.


Episode No. 182 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Liz Larner and curator Tamara Schenkenberg.

Liz Larner’s sculptures explore forms that seem rooted in the familiar – a cube, a sphere, an ‘X’ – but that push beyond the familiar to reveal the possibilities inherent in familiar shapes and spaces. Her work will be spending the summer on the outdoor terrace at the Art Institute of Chicago. The installation will feature two of Larner’s recent works, the stainless-steel X (2013), a work first shown at that year’s Nasher Xchange in Dallas, and the sculpture 6 (2010-11). The works will be on view on a Larner-designed wooden platform the will serve as a base for both works. The installation (pictures of which are above), which was organized by curator Lekha Waitoller, will all be at the Art Institute through September 27.

Larner was the subject of a mid-career survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and her work has been featured in single-artist shows or installations at the Kunsthalle Basel, the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, and the MCA Chicago.

On the second segment, Pulitzer Arts Foundation curator Tamara Schenkenberg will tell us about the Fred Sandback piece she’s installing for the re-opening of the Pulitzer this weekend. (The museum has been closed while it’s expanded its Tadao Ando-designed building.) Sandback’s Untitled (64 Three-Part Pieces) will be on view at the museum through September 12. Sandback created the work, which has only been installed once, in Munich in 1975, to have 64 different possible permutations. With Sandback’s idea in mind, the Pulitzer will realize one of those permutations each week over the course of the exhibition.

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We love today’s Google doodle. Here’s our episode on Nellie Bly from the archive.

This week on the CLONECAST, Orphan Black editor D. Gillian Truster joins hosts Rob Modem and Mackenzie Donaldson to talk about her work on season 3 episode 3, answer your questions, and look at your fan art!

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Guy Endore-Kaiser (twitter.com/guyendorekaiser) brings that straight male heat on this week’s episode and drops some knowledge about how to deal with ex’s who are still friends, accidentally finding divorce papers, and recognizing a potentially duplicitous tinder relationship! Catch his conversation with Molls (twitter.com/molls) about making it through staffing season, his trip to a scientology center, and more. Molls claims her title as The Inventor of Voice Fry, recommends a bunch of her favorite podcasts, and explains how you could be a guest on Plz Advise!

Remember to check out Molly’s long anticipated ebook, “The Alcoholic Bitch That Ruined Your Life.”


“Nellie Bly Google Doodle” by Karen O


In two new studies, Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues found that where poor kids grow up has a huge effect on how much money they earn as adults.

The table above lists the 50 U.S. counties that have the biggest effects on kids’ incomes as adults. The numbers, based on the new research, show how much growing up in a given county affects a child’s annual income as an adult.

Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

Graphics credit: Quoctrung Bui