Monday, October 5, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Singer-songwriter Sara Barielles on the cover of her new memoir, "Sounds Like Me." (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles goes fully confessional in her new memoir, “Sounds Like Me.” She joins us.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Max Martin accepts the award for best producer of the year, non-classical at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.  (AP)

The software of hit songs now. We’ll look at the algorithms, computer generated beats and producers making it happen for Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and more.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 11:00 AM
(L-R) Renata Adler and Joan Didion in an archival photograph from May 17, 1978. (Flickr / Creative Commons)

Legendary journalist and critic Renata Adler on American culture now. She’s not a happy camper.

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Monday, September 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Dean of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, stands next to former Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Princeton, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. (AP)

Big thinker and working mom Anne-Marie Slaughter sparked debate when she wrote “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All.” She’s back talking about a toxic work world.

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Friday, September 25, 2015 | 11:00 AM
FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) and notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) in a scene from the 2015 film, "Black Mass." (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

The world of FBI informants, from “Black Mass” and Whitey Bulger to the thousands out there right now.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Jewel performs in the On Point Studio on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. (Liz Gillis / WBUR)

Singer-songwriter Jewel asked “who will save your soul”? Now she’s talking about saving her own. We’ll talk to Jewel.

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Monday, September 14, 2015 | 11:00 AM
New research on cognitive science suggests a greater link between (Nate Kat / Flickr)

How intelligence lives beyond the brain. In your body. Intelligence, in the flesh.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A statue of Don Quixote and his horse in an unidentified town in Spain. (JoseManuel / WikiCommons)

“Don Quixote,” and why the 17th Century mock epic of Cervantes still gets under our skin.

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Monday, September 7, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie is shown on a stage discussing his life and work in Treasure Beach, Jamaica in 2014. (David McFadden/AP)

Acclaimed writer Salman Rushdie joins us on his latest novel where the worlds of genies and mortal humans collide.

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Monday, September 7, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Cover of "Why We Work." (Courtesy Simon and Schuster)

People want jobs, and then more. Fulfillment, challenges, meaningful work. Give that, studies show, and the bottom line grows.

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Oct 6, 2015
Eric Baker, co-owner of the Mo Money Pawn Shop, poses for a photo at the shop Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Phoenix.  (AP)

American gun policy front and center in the 2016 campaigns after the shootings in Oregon. We’ll look at who stands where on guns.

Oct 6, 2015
In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, photo, Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake, mother of Alison Shuemake, browses a picture collage of her daughter at her home, in Middletown, Ohio. Alison Shuemake, 18, died Aug. 26, after a suspected heroin overdose. (AP)

American addiction. From prescription painkillers to heroin. The numbers are staggering. Why?

Oct 5, 2015
Singer-songwriter Sara Barielles on the cover of her new memoir, "Sounds Like Me." (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles goes fully confessional in her new memoir, “Sounds Like Me.” She joins us.

Oct 5, 2015
The newest version of the Apple mobile iOS system allows ad-blocking software on mobile browsing for the first time. (Abdullah Syahbal / Flickr)

Are ad–blocking, bots, and mobile gutting economic viability of the internet? We’ll take a close look.

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