Science fiction is literature that asks “what if?” What if time travel was possible? What if robots took over? What if climate change made Earth uninhabitable? Nancy Pearl joins us with recommendations for science-fiction titles (including “Angelmaker” by Nick Harkaway) and a conversation about the genre. What sci-fi are you reading? Share your picks with us at 206.543.5869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wayne Kramer was the guitarist of the protopunk 60s band, the MC5. When the band broke up, Kramer drifted into addiction and drug dealing which landed him in a federal prison with a four-year term. Today he works on a program called Jail Guitar Doors, working to get music into prisons. Ross Reynolds talks with Wayne Kramer about music programs in prison.
Last year we spoke with author Jason Zinoman who wrote, "Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror," and took some calls. To celebrate Halloween we've decided to bring you some highlights from that interview and a little more.
Gene Robinson was the first openly gay bishop in a major Christian denomination. We’ll hear his personal story and find out why he thinks Christian critics of same-sex marriage are misreading the Bible.
Just in time for Halloween and this year's election, The Truth offers a special hour of horror stories that take place within the world of electoral politics. The Truth is a podcast that makes movies for your ears. The stories are entirely fictional, created with rich sound and professional-level acting, from Peabody-award winning producers Jonathan Michell and Kerrie Hillman.
The new documentary "Hellbound" looks at the emerging debate among evangelical Christians about whether hell exists. Filmmaker Kevin Miller interviews a variety of people for the movie including Seattle evangelical pastor Mark Driscoll of the Mars Hill Church.
The pink ribbon has been an incredibly successful piece of marketing for breast cancer research. But for new media artist and cancer survivor Leonor Caraballo, that pink ribbon is supremely annoying. She always hated the color pink, and Caraballo wanted to come up with a symbol that she didn't find infantilizing.
As an artist, Caraballo collaborates with her husband, Abou Farman, under the name caraballo-farman. And the couple came up with a new approach to representing breast cancer that's very different from pink ribbons. They started making bronze models of real tumors, created from MRI scans, that you can wear around your neck or put on your desk.
Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. Film critic Robert Horton talks zombie movies and zombie metaphors. Then, we’ll get a look at what's happening in tech with Geekwire’s Todd Bishop.
The faces (and characterizations) you see on TV are changing: The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender characters on primetime series is on the rise, but representation of Hispanics has decreased.
How far ahead of (or behind) the cultural curve is TV? Pop culture expert and communications professor Robert Thompson evaluates the fall line-up.
The Seattle City Council recently passed a new law requiring property inspections on tenant properties. How will the new law affect you?
Evan Loeffler is a real estate attorney whose practice emphasizes landlord-tenant relations. He explains the new law and answers your questions about tenants’ rights, landlords’ rights, and how to handle disputes.
Cartoonist and illustrator Charles Burns is the creator of the much-lauded "Black Hole" series, the tale of a mysterious teenage plague that was named one of the "Top 100 English-Language Comics of the Century" by Comics Journal. His early work could be found in Art Spiegelman's "RAW" magazine and the SubPop fanzine. He has since gone on to illustrate for albums, magazines and Madison Avenue.
Tom Douglas is the chef and restaurateur behind eleven Seattle restaurants including Etta's, Palace Kitchen and the Dahlia Bakery, where you'll find his breads, pastries and other sweet treats. Now he’s giving away his secrets in "The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness In Seattle." We talk to him about the art of making desserts and take your questions about baking delicious treats at home.