“A Fun Guy” – Ashley Cardiff

Writer Ashley Cardiff says there’s a fungus among us.  Later in the show, catch her telling us about an insane nightmare involving tricycles and Prince.

Kevin Hart on Freeway Babies and Zebras

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has had scene-stealing small roles in big films like "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Little Fockers." And he had a big role in the big film "Think Like a Man." But he's best known for his stand-up comedy. This week "Let Me Explain" -- a movie about his recent comedy tour -- hits theaters. It was filmed mainly during a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. Brendan chats with Kevin about his penchant for leather, his international fame, and his recent growth spurt.

A New ‘Season’ of Okkervil River

This autumn Okkervil River - an Americana band with a literary bent - return with a new album called "The Silver Gymnasium." Here's the lead single "It Was My Season" - a piano-fronted track that's a perfect way to jolt yourself out of the summer doldrums.

Writer Ashley Cardiff Meets the Prince of her Nightmares

Ashley Cardiff is managing editor of The Gloss - a culture website for women. Her new memoir "Night Terrors: Sex, Dating, Puberty and Other Alarming Things" deals with her sexual coming-of-age, in hilarious -- and sometimes cringe-worthy -- detail. Today we overhear her tell a tale about her not-so-fantasy Prince.

Does Stumbling Make You Smarter?

Evan Goldstein, editor of the intellectual online hub Arts & Letters Daily, says we may be unintentionally allowing the internet to rob us of Unintentional Knowledge.

Pop Goes Art and ‘Warhol’s Bloody Mary’

This coming week back in 1962, Andy Warhol unveiled his first paintings of Campbell's soup cans … not in his home base of NYC, but at a legendary L.A. gallery. Learn about the humble, sugar-and-sodium-fueled origins of pop art, then sip the custom cocktail it inspired.

Nick Krill of The Spinto Band Fights with a Cherry Tomato

Nick Krill's Delaware-based indierock group The Spinto Band is riding a wave of praise for their latest album. It's called "Cool Cocoon," which is also an apt description of their sound. Here's Nick to suggest some tunes from other musicians.