Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11:00am
Graphic novelist Craig Thompson's autobiographical book "Blankets" told the story of growing up in rural central Wisconsin. For his new project, "Ginseng Roots," he's returning home — and also doing things he's never done before in his work.
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 11:00am
A music writer digs into the history of the musical fade-out, and why it has recently fallen out of favor.
Saturday, July 27, 2019, 11:00am
Author Nick de Semlyen suggests the comedy mavericks of the 1980s changed Hollywood forever in his book, "Wild And Crazy Guys."
Saturday, July 13, 2019, 11:00am
Guitarist and Madison native Steve Tibbetts has released a new album that takes his music in some new directions.
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 11:00am
Author Hanif Abdurraqib explores the legacy of venerated rap group A Tribe Called Quest and his own fandom in his new book, "Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest."
Friday, April 19, 2019, 11:00am
Nice guys are supposed to finish last, but comedy writer and stand-up comedian Josh Gondleman seems to defy that aphorism.
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 11:00am
An award-winning emcee himself, Shad Kabango confesses to WPR’s "BETA" that he’s a bit star-struck when sitting down to interview his hip-hop idols in his new Peabody Award-winning Netflix documentary series, "Hip-Hop Evolution."
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 11:00am
Courtenay Hameister has struggled with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder for a long time. Now, she's using that struggle to fuel her creative process in a project called "Okay Fine Whatever."
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11:00am
Are Americans living in a Fantasyland? Why does Florida hold the monopoly on strange news? Can you publish an album on X-ray film? And, as we get ready for jump scares, candy and scary films, what can we learn about society and race from the evolution of black horror films? It's all coming up this hour on "BETA" with host Doug Gordon.