Culture Crash 21-25: Stephen King: The Master Of Storytelling

Culture Crash 21-25: Stephen King: The Master Of Storytelling

Stephen King is globally recognized as the master of horror – but how does he create each masterpiece? We break down what sets his works of literature apart from all of the other authors across several genres.

21-24 Segment 2: The Highs of Running

21-24 Segment 2: The Highs of Running

Imagine running 50 miles – almost double the distance of a typical marathon. Do you think you could ever do it? Dean Karnazes, an ultra-runner, joins Viewpoints this week to break down the extreme sport of ultra-marathons. He’s been tackling long distances and smashing records for several years and has made a name for himself in the running world. We hear his story and some tips he has for people who are trying to slowly ease into everyday running.

The Return Of Baseball At The Ballpark

21-23 Segment 1: The Return Of Baseball At The Ballpark

Baseball is back, and fans can once again revel in the experience of heading to a ballpark, grabbing some peanuts and cheering on their team as they score a homerun. Longtime baseball writer and faithful Phillies fan Timothy Malcolm joins Viewpoints this week to break down some of his favorite stadiums in the U.S. and some tips you should keep in mind before buying a ticket.

Literature Tackling Race & Inequality

Culture Crash 21-18: Literature Tackling Race & Inequality (2021 update)

The perspectives of black authors are vital in understanding why racial bias still plagues our country. We offer up some timely recommendations to add to your 2021 reading list.

Culture Crash 20-49: When To Quit The Book You’re Reading

Culture Crash 20-49: When To Quit The Book You’re Reading

When do you call it quits on a book that you just can’t get into? We discuss a few picks that are popular reads but just didn’t hook us enough to continue on.

20-48 Segment 2: I Spy Delicious Pie

20-48 Segment 2: I Spy Delicious Pie

Boozy Pecan, Cranberry-Pear, Banana Crème. The many flavors and textures of pie are endless. Just because Thanksgiving and all-things pumpkin have passed, doesn’t mean an end to sugary holiday sweets. Viewpoints speaks with cookbook author Ken Haedrich about the prevalence of pie in American culture and how anyone – at any skill level – can bake a delicious pie in no time.

Culture Crash 20-48: Our Favorite Page-Turners

Culture Crash 20-48: Our Favorite Page-Turners

The colder months are a great time to tuck into a new novel. We recommend a few of our favorite books that are easy to get through and will keep you hooked from start to finish.

Culture Crash 20-45: The Life And Career Of Christopher Nolan

Culture Crash 20-45: The Life And Career Of Christopher Nolan

Tom Shone has released a new book, The Nolan Variations highlighting some of the lesser-known details about director Christopher Nolan and his films.

Culture Crash 20-39: Revisiting Our Favorite Films & Books

Culture Crash 20-39: Revisiting Our Favorite Films & Books

2020 has not been as full of new releases as in previous years due to the pandemic, so we’re rewinding back to some of our favorite selections from a few writers and directors.

20-35 Segment 2: Sleeping Soundly: The Interconnected Benefits Of Getting Good Rest

20-35 Segment 2: Sleeping Soundly: The Interconnected Benefits of Getting Good Rest

All humans need some amount of rest – whether that’s five hours or eight. But how we sleep and the quality of that slumber can vary widely. We speak with sleep expert, Matthew Walker, a professor at California-Berkeley, who says getting restful sleep is the single biggest thing we can do to vastly improve our mental and physical health.

How To Travel Once We Can All Travel Again

20-34 Segment 1: How To Travel Once We Can All Travel Again

For most people this year, traveling seems like a distant memory. Getting on a plane, taking a train or even using public transport on a daily basis has been largely abandoned with COVID-19. But once it is safe to travel again – where’s the first place you’d like to go? Acclaimed travel guide, writer and TV host, Rick Steves joins Viewpoints this week to share how you can get the most out of your travels and fully immerse yourself in the local culture, people and history.

20-33 Segment 2: Dot Con: Pranking The Authors Of Spam Emails

20-33 Segment 2: Dot Con: Pranking The Authors Of Spam Emails

We’ve all received spam calls and fishy-looking emails that promise us a free vacation or a great bargain that’s too good to pass up. Sometimes they even come from a phone contact or your boss asking for help or to download an attachment. Author and comedian, James Veitch has made a name for himself by replying to these scams and continuing the conversation, effectively wasting the scammers time as much as they waste ours. We speak with him about his trade and the major telltale signs to look out for in a scam.

Culture Crash 20-33: A Collection of Science Fiction

The Forward is a new science fiction series of six short novellas written by prominent authors in the genre. We discuss the appeal and if the new release is worth the purchase.

20-32 Segment 2: The Invention Of Instant Photography

20-32 Segment 2: The Invention Of Instant Photography

In the early to mid 1900’s, capturing a picture was cumbersome and complicated and took weeks to process the film. Then, Edwin Land, the creator of the Polaroid camera, came along and revolutionized the industry. Viewpoints speaks with author Ron Fierstein who profiles Land in his book, A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War.