Archive for August, 2011

Keli Goff

August 16 . 2011

The GQ Candidate gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at what happens in the lives of candidates, and the people closest to them, when the cameras aren’t rolling plus Keli Goff talks about  what’s happening in today’s political landscape.

Jeff Ryan

August 12 . 2011
Jeff Ryan, a lifelong gamer shares the story of how Nintendo  found success in the American market with Super Mario, the beloved icon who made it possible.

Alexandra Paul

August 11 . 2011

Actress and social  activist Alexandra Paul stands out in the crowd on a planet quickly approaching 7 billion people. She has been commended by the United Nations for her environmental work, arrested for trying to save the electric car and – in a decision that made her mother cry – remains child-free. Her decision to remain childless was a personal act to help ease pressure on our over-burdened planet.

Don Peck, Rosanne Cash

August 10 . 2011

Don Peck’s Pinched keenly observes how the recession has changed the places we live, the work we do, and even who we are–and details the transformations that are yet to come. Later, Rosanne Cash, the  firstborn to country music legend Johnny Cash, chronicles her life and relationship with her father in Composed.

Barry Lynn

August 9 . 2011

Americans United’s Barry Lynn responds to “The Response”, a fundamentalist Christian rally put on last week at Houston’s Reliant Stadium by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the American Family Association.

John Vaillant

August 5 . 2011

The Tiger is John Vaillant‘s gripping tale of man pitted against nature’s most fearsome and efficient predator.

Sarah Posner, Thomas Ferguson

August 4 . 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will lead a prayer rally in Houston proclaiming  “A Day of Prayer and Fasting for Our Nation”. Sarah Posner with Religion Dispatches calls him a Christocrat. What does she mean? Later, was the “Super Congress” budget deal a turkey? Yes, says professor Thomas Ferguson and he’ll tell why.

Nina Burleigh, Lisa Taylor

August 3 . 2011

The Fatal Gift of Beauty is  journalist Nina Burleigh’s mesmerizing  investigation of the twenty-six year sentence of Amanda Knox, the American woman who was accused of murder in Italy. Then, Lisa Taylor tells the story of how she was arrested and sent to jail in Thailand for smuggling drugs; watch the episode on the National Geographic Channel Locked Up Abroad.

James Kakalios, Charles Yu

August 2 . 2011

If Captain America and Thor stepped off the big screen and into reality, could those powers actually work in a world constrained by the laws of physics? Professor and author James Kakalios gives us a lesson in The Physics of Superheroes. Then author Charles Yu talks about How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional World.


Jonathan Dudley

August 1 . 2011

In Broken Word, Jonathan Dudley lays the groundwork for a new generation of post-Religious Right evangelical political activists, who believe in evolution, rally behind the environmental movement, are moderate on abortion, and support gay marriage–and who are more faithful to orthodox Christianity than their counterparts.