July 26, 2013 Some people might only dream of adventure, but for others, there's no option but to explore the most extreme places on Earth. What drives adventurers to constantly push to the brink of human endurance? In this hour, TED speakers share their experiences of going to the edge of our world.
July 26, 2013 Every seven years since 1964, the director has caught us up on the lives of 14 everyday people in his acclaimed 7 Up series. Apted was 22 when the series began, and the subjects were 7. In the latest episode — 56 Up — the subjects are well into middle age.
July 26, 2013 Tig Notaro walked onstage hours after finding out she was diagnosed with cancer, and talked about it in a standup comedy set that Louis C.K. described in a tweet as masterful. Notaro spoke with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the set, titled Tig Notaro: Live.
July 20, 2013 Isbell earned a name for himself while playing with Drive-By Truckers, but on Southeastern, he finds a new level of emotional honesty. Readers have been circling back to a "debut" novel they'd initially overlooked. Netflix recently unveiled its exclusive series: Orange Is the New Black.
July 16, 2013 Ron Isley began as one of the Isley Brothers, recording hits like "Shout" before embarking on a successful solo career. He's been R&B royalty for more than half a century. Host Michel Martin speaks to Isley about his latest album, This Song Is for You.
July 13, 2013 As Ray Donovan, Schreiber plays a Hollywood fixer with some personal problems of his own. A new documentary explores the "far out" life of author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer. And critic Ken Tucker reviews Jay-Z's new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail."
July 6, 2013 Ahmir Thompson, the co-founder and drummer for The Roots explains how his musician father groomed him for show business. As Peggy Olson on Mad Men, Moss has learned about her character's growth episode by episode. The second mystery in Sara Gran's series features bad-girl detective Claire DeWitt.