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'This American Life's' Ira Glass On The Future Of Radio

Steve Scher
10/05/2012 at 9:00 a.m.

Ira Glass On The Future Of Radio: Creator and host of "This American Life" Ira Glass talks about the present and future of public radio.

Are We Inherently Kind? A Conversation With E.O. Wilson: Are humans inherently nice or selfish? Is generosity only a mask for personal gain? How do group dynamics push us one way or the other? We talked with Edward O. Wilson about these questions in his book, "The Social Conquest of Earth."

Lewis Black: Comedian Lewis Black is well–known as a laser–sharp political commentator on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." But before his "Back in Black" fame, he was a playwright and co–artistic director of a small New York City stage. We talked with Lewis Black earlier this year about how his stand–up comedy developed along with his playwriting and acting.

Weekend Weather Forecast: Nick Bond joins us with a look at the weekend weather.



Guest(s)

Ira Glass is the creator and host of "This American Life."

Edward O. Wilson is a biologist, naturalist and professor emeritus at Harvard University. He's the author of 24 books, including "The Creation" and the Pulitzer Prize–winning "The Ants" and "On Human Nature."

Lewis Black is a comedian, author and playwright. He's appeared on HBO, Comedy Central and is a regular commentator on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

Nick Bond is the Washington State Climatologist. He works at the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean.

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