Thursday, April 26, 2012

Favorite podcasts this week

Fresh Air April 16, 2012    Sadakat Kadri is an English barrister, a Muslim by birth and a historian. His first book, The Trial, was an extensive survey of the Western criminal judicial system, detailing more than 4,000 years of courtroom antics. In his new book, Heaven on Earth, Kadri turns his sights east, to centuries of Shariah law.

The Treatment April 11, 2012 Whit Stillman joins us after a 13 year hiatus ("I'm a failure as a producer," he explains), to talk about his long-awaited return to the director's chair with Damsels in Distress

Witness  Thu, 19 Apr 12 The Birth of The Simpsons. Cartoonist Matt Groening remembers how he created The Simpsons 25 years ago. (Look for it between the ones titled "Rivers of Blood" and "Auschwitz Train Escape")

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