Follow Your Ears
Every day, our ears pick up thousands of fascinating sounds. But it's the head and the heart that perform the hard work of making sense of it all. Our new radio program Follow Your Ears hopes to mimic this phenomenon with a fresh thematic approach. We invite you to listen to our new collection of on-the-street interviews, informed conversations with authors and experts, and dadaist hijinks.
All you have to do is follow your ears!
Our debut episode, the first of a two part program, deals with guns and can be listened to for free.
Episode One: Guns, Part One
Aurora, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech. We’re shocked by the massacres and the loss of life, but how did we get to this?
In this program, we talk with people on the edge of the South Bronx, where everybody has a gun story. Before she was an acclaimed author, Porochista Khakpour tells us how she fell in love with guns. Legal history professor Saul Cornell reveals how there's more to the Second Amendment than the right to keep and bear arms and Red Dawn fantasies. Constitutional scholar Adam Winkler outlines how the NRA originally stood for gun control and explains how recent Supreme Court decisions have helped to curtail gun regulation efforts. Craig Whitney, a former foreign correspondent for The New York Times, tells us why he's a liberal who believes that the Second Amendment should be honored.
Listen to our show for more!