The Art of Money - Most Recent
Aug 29, 2011
Musician Ry Cooder explores a number of genres on his new album, which was inspired by the current economy and the protest songs of the past.
May 20, 2011
The Rhode Island musicians channel their home state's industrial past on their new album and discuss why they chose to record it in an abandoned factory.
May 16, 2011
Nigerian novelist Helon Habila discusses Nigeria's oil industry and whether it can live without the black gold.
Apr 22, 2011
Writer Richard Ford talks about writing about work for his new fiction anthology, "Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories About Work," and about the role of work in American culture.
Mar 3, 2011
Photographer J Henry Fair captures aerial images of pollution and destruction that result from extreme industrial processes. The images, simultaneously beautiful and horrifying, are meant to be viewed as a commentary on the impact of human consumption on the environment.
Jan 24, 2011
Stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt drops by our studios to talk with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," why a lot of comedians are wastelands, and how Twitter has helped him to become a better writer.
Dec 8, 2010
A new film opening this weekend in select cities is offering a view of life that most everyone in America has seen in some way: layoffs. John Wells, the director and producer of "The Company Men," talks to Kai Ryssdal about what he discovered about the recession as he was making the film.
Nov 19, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to photographer Jonathan Blaustein about his "Value of a dollar" project, where he photographs a dollar's worth of various types of food.
Nov 5, 2010
Author Edwidge Danticat, a writer from Haiti now living in the U.S., talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book "Create Dangerously," what it's like to make art out of a country in chaos, and what Haitian culture means to its people and economy.
Oct 21, 2010
In the latest in The Art of Money series, Kai Ryssdal chats with Corin Tucker, formerly of Sleater-Kinney and now fronting her own namesake band, about the musician's life in Portland -- a city facing high unemployment rates.