Dylan’s 14-Month MiracleFifty years ago, Dylan began creating three of rock’s most influential albums: Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde.
Why We Lost It Over Beanie BabiesHow understuffed plush toys helped launch e-commerce and win our hearts.
Eating Chinese Food Out of the CartonMike Pesca loves The Americans, so when the drama fell victim to the ultimate cliché, he had to challenge the creators.
On Twitter, TV Follows YouHow social media has become a new credible research medium and programming tool for television.
Restaurants These Days!Guest host David Plotz debates the state of American fine dining with Grantland staffer, Pulitzer Prize–winner, and aggrieved diner Wesley Morris.
The Podcast Fight Takes Its Troll Guest host Zoe Chace of This American Life on the battle for podcasting’s origin story.
The Bottom Line on Carly FiorinaShe’s promising to do for the presidency what she did for Hewlett-Packard, which is the problem.
Being Barney FrankThe former Democratic congressman from Massachusetts discusses the relationship between ideals and compromise for an elected official.
Let’s Talk About Duck VaginasThese biologically unrivaled lady bits are the product of a genital arms race across evolution.
Son, Your Grandpa Is a Little SketchyEmily Yoffe of Slate’s Dear Prudence column advises a father considering introducing his toddler to a skeevy, narcissistic grandpa.
Are Probiotics Bunk?Maria Konnikova has the scoop on yogurt that promises clearer skin and slimmer waists.
Before Bombs Fell Out of FavorAuthor Bryan Burrough on why the explosive tactics of the 1970s political underground are rarely used today.
50-Year-Old HitsIn 1965 there were a ton of deserving No. 1 songs on the Billboard charts, and two silly novelty ones.
Ar U for Spelling Reform?Spelling in English is so difficult that it might be hindering literacy rates. Maybe it’s time for a change.
Nine out of 10 Germs AgreeWe dig through Maria Konnikova’s purse for hand sanitizer. Will she come clean about its effectiveness?
It’s Letterman’s World. We Just Critique It.What will it mean for Dave to sign off for good after a 33-year run?
Another Blow to Bipartisan SpiritA new Senate bill unites Republicans behind an Obama agenda item. Um, what?
Sweetly Ruining Your MetabolismWhile sipping iced coffees outside, Mike reaches for a NutraSweet packet. Will Maria Konnikova approve?
He’s Not God, but He Plays Him on TwitterThe man upstairs takes time out from his busy online life to dish about his Broadway show, Jon Stewart, and his day job as a comedy writer.
Artie Lange Is a Stand Up GuyThe Howard Stern Show alumnus explains why the best comedians always own up to their mistakes.
The Bald Truth About Presidential CandidatesWhy having a high forehead might disqualify you for the nation’s highest office.
Spooning With Dan PashmanA serious investigation into utensil design with the host of The Sporkful podcast.
What Makes a Story UnforgettableWe asked our listeners to help us find the greatest story ever told, so Matt Dicks can coach it into an even greater story.
We Dish on the KnishThe traditional Jewish soul food is filled with potatoes, onions, and for one author, family history.
From The Daily Show to the PastBrian Unger explains how his career led him to a job as a park ranger, slash historian, slash tour guide, slash Travel Channel TV host.
Putin Programs, You DecideHow the Russian leader maintains his popularity by keeping a finger on the balance of media.
Thomas Jefferson as TouchstoneAs democracy’s hero celebrates his 272nd birthday, a look at how the late president’s words continue to inspire, despite being misconstrued.