7:00PM, December 09, 2013
The Dutch Christmas tradition features a Santa helper known as Black Peter -- beloved in the Netherlands but seen as a minstrel-like racist caricature by the rest of the world. This year, debate over the character has reached new heights both in Netherlands and in the global press. Also, from the Whistler Film Festival, Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss reflects on his four-decade film career. Plus, the personal story behind the real-life women who says she is the voice of Siri, the "intelligent assistant" on Apple products, and a look at our evolving relationship with technology.
7:00PM, December 10, 2013
A conversation with former SNL cast member Will Forte about his starring role in Alexander Payne's wry and bleak film, "Nebraska". Also, University of California neuroscientist James Fallon, who looked at brain scans from his own family history . . . and found that he fit the objective criteria for a psychopathic brain. Plus, Jazz drummer, and one third of the Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jerry Granelli, on the enduring power of "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
7:00PM, December 11, 2013
Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg talks about the online "Assassination Market" -- an internet crowdfunding service that lets people anonymously put a bounty out on someone's head using Bitcoins. Plus, Canadian actor Steven Ogg voices a main character in the controversial yet hugely popular videogame Grand Theft Auto 5, which features scenes of torture.
7:00PM, December 12, 2013
Kevin Pearce was one of the best snowboarders on the planet before his career came to an abrupt halt after a crash. Academy Award nominated director Lucy Walker documented Kevin's story in the new film The Crash Reel, which has now been short listed for this year's Oscars. Kevin and Lucy will both be our guests. And, how do you eat an apple? Do you avoid the core? What if the "apple core" is really ... a myth?