This week’s show is a series of convergences, but none of them are harmonic. Daniel Heller-Roazen tells us about Pythagoras and the fifth hammer and why Kant and Kepler both considered themselves Pythagoreans. Quintan Ana Wikswo explains why she uses nasty nazi cameras in her art. Nina Mitchell explains what happened when her mind went pop! and Paola Antonelli gives us a tour of her latest MoMA blockbuster Talk To Me. PLUS your host tries to make some money doing experimental medical testing.
The conclusion of our TMI three part summer series. We learn the history behind Edward Everett Hale’s original tale of Philip Nolan – the man without a country, and the various remakes that have been made over the years. We visit Gene Atwood’s Fort Awesome and Patri Friedman’s ocean city states. PLUS your host turns bread into wine.
This week we continue our summer reboot of “The Man Without a Country,”. Your host continues his journey across America in his hot air balloon. John Fea gives us his answer to the question “Was America Founded as a Christian Nation,” and Stephen Nichols tells us about “Jesus, Made in America.” PLUS Glynn Washington tells us what it’s like to grow up black in a white supremacist Jesus Cult.
TMI regulars report on their 2010 Summer Vacation: Andrea Silenzi hits the road with her Dad, Noah Apple goes home to Maine and discovers he is now one of the “summer people,” Laura Mayer tries to take a break from Twitter and Facebook, Chris attends a protest, and your host sets off on an ill-advised road trip across ‘Merika. For more information visit the WFMU TMi page