This week: Ethan Hawke’s intimate portrait of an artist… The ladies of “Broad City” riff on their fave BFFs… Newly-minted *novelist* David Duchovny sees a baby wolf and flees… Troubadour Vetiver serenades our party with the sounds of Brazil… One modern man’s quest to find Atlantis… An artist types his way through the canon… And we toast a time when radio made major waves.
Tania James -- author of the acclaimed new novel "The Tusk That Did The Damage" -- offers up a (fittingly) elephantine joke.
Sadie Stein, contributing editor at the Paris Review, tells us about artist Tim Youd. He pays tribute to writers by retyping classic novels using the original typewriter model the author worked with ... for the purposes of art, not after-school punishment.
In the 1960s, British rock music was everywhere - except on British radio. A group of DJs took to the sea to broadcast pirate radio stations (until The Man got the message).
In "Seymour: An Introduction," actor Ethan Hawke steps behind the camera to document the life of his friend Seymour Bernstein, an octogenarian pianist brimming with lessons to teach.
Comedy Central's "Broad City" is inspired by the real-life friendship of show creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. We asked the pals to share some other fictional duos with dynamics that inspire them.
Rico gets back to bread basics -- yeast, wheat, water -- with Mark Stambler, an LA baker recently named one of the ten best in the country.
Actor David Duchovny -- of "X-Files" and "Californication" -- recently published his first book, titled "Holy Cow." He explains why a pig makes for a better main character than a clam, and takes on your etiquette questions.
"Meet Me in Atlantis" author Mark Adams teaches us about the great mystery-of-a-city, and about the tribe of modern-day folks who refuse to give up the search.
Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval posits complex subjects like socialism over subtle harmonies in “That Battle Is Over.” The song is from her new album “Apocalypse, girl,” out June 9.
All the music from episode 296