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Feb 26, 2024

What makes a song a good road trip song? This is something Katy has been musing over for several years now.


What better person to ask than a musician who has crossed the country on tour numerous times?


This week, Katy sits down with musician and podcaster John Roderick to talk about the allure of the...

Feb 19, 2024

Tell me about that trip that changed your life... and I'll tell you how you're lying to yourself.

So claims a recent essay in The New Yorker titled The Case Against Travel. In it, author Agnes Callard makes some pretty bold and sweeping assertions, including that travel "turns us into the worst version of ourselves...

Feb 12, 2024

What makes a life meaningful? Can a meaningful death transform an otherwise meaningless life into a meaningful one?

These are just a few of the many ideas touched on in this week's episode, an interview with poet and author Kaveh Akbar. He joins us this week to discuss his new book, Martyr!, released in January 2024...

Feb 5, 2024

A line from a new book by poet Kaveh Akbar sparks the idea for this episode: in a nutshell, does language have the capacity to truly express what we are trying to convey, or is there always something that can't be put into mere words?

Is it true, as Akbar claims, that a photograph can describe what it was, but words can...