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Mapplethorpe

1 hour ago
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Interloper Films

The photographer Robert Mapplethorpe wanted to be more than just a photographer. He wanted to be a modern master. A new film offers a portrait of the artist who, at the height of his craft, flirted with self-destruction.

From Here To Eternity

Oct 12, 2018

There are death rituals around the world you might find offensive, but mortician Caitlin Doughty says they give families space to mourn. She argues that's something missing in American culture today.

vote here sign
Shannon McGee via CC/Flickr, https://goo.gl/qj9ci1

Utah voters have some important decisions to make this November. From medical marijuana, to Medicaid expansion and a referendum on gerrymandering, it’s a lot to consider. A panel of journalists joins us to discuss what’s at stake.

Two 19th-century women holding each other intimately
Wild Nights with Emily

After the show today you might just ditch everything you thought you knew about the poet Emily Dickinson. Filmmaker Madeleine Olnek’s new film tries to correct the idea a lot of us have of Dickinson as a sullen, distant recluse.

Open pea pod showing four peas.
Isabel Eyre / Flickr CC

Tuesday, science writer Carl Zimmer joins us to talk about the power of heredity. The traits we share with our parents or kids, how does that work exactly? Zimmer says it can be a gift or a curse.

INTELLECTUAL RESERVE, INC.

You might not expect it from a 94-year-old, but LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson has been shaking things up. Monday, we’re talking about what happened at General Conference and what it means.

The End Of Night

Oct 5, 2018

Artificial light devours energy, disrupts our sleep patterns, and has even been linked to cancer. Yet eight in ten Americans born today won't ever live where they can see the Milky Way.

In a new book, the writer Kim Brooks investigates how a culture of fear and anxiety has shaped modern parenting. It’s also about her personal story of defending herself against a charge of child neglect.

Mark Meloy

We recently uncovered a collection of essays by the late naturalist and environmentalist Ellen Meloy. So Wednesday, we're reintroducing you to the beauty and wit found in her extraordinary writing.

Huffington Post/Highline

Nearly 80 percent of American adults are clinically overweight or obese. Journalist Michael Hobbes says the medical community has responded to this crisis by shaming people for being fat rather than helping them.

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