Archive


127 listings, approx. 1 hrs and 57 min of material



August 28, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Life, The past, Observation,
22.46 seconds
210 Tina Fey : As the first female head writer for Saturday Night Live, and creator and star of the hit TV show 30 Rock, Upper Darby native Tina Fey uses a keen sense of observation as inspiration for cutting edge satire and social humor. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.44 in 32 votes
August 22, 2012
Advice, Philosophical, Art,
29.24 seconds
121 Patti LaBelle : Philadelphia R&B Singer Patti LaBelle, interviewed on Blue Tube TV by host Timothy Alexander White, on how to survive in an industry that generally disposes of artists quickly. LaBelle has been performing all over the world for over 30 years. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.44 in 18 votes
September 17, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Philadelphia,
23.45 seconds
327 Kenneth Finkel : Up until the early 20th century, there were oyster bars on nearly every block of Philadelphia. But according to Temple historian Kenneth Finkel, the omnipresent oyster didn't just fill stomachs across the city – they helped build the city itself. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.43 in 28 votes
September 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Creativity,
28.44 seconds
1447 Will Smith : WWest Philadelphian Will Smith won a Grammy with DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, and starred in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air before becoming a major movie star. But Smith says he made pocket money off his words long before achieving stardom. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.43 in 7 votes
September 06, 2012
Anecdote, Happy, Art,
29.64 seconds
252 Kevin Hart : North Philadelphia born actor and comedian Kevin Hart is at the top of his game these days, with numerous Comedy Central specials and many TV and film appearances among his recent credits. But he says his kids aren't impressed with his success. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.42 in 33 votes
September 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Life,
27.65 seconds
1448 Will Smith : West Philly's Will Smith has won a Grammy, had his own TV show, and starred in major movies like Independence Day and Men In Black. He credits his wide ranging success to being able to navigate two worlds – the street and the corporate board room. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.42 in 19 votes
August 28, 2012
Poem, Aspiring, Freedom,
25.51 seconds
206 Sonia Sanchez : Poet, author, and educator Sonia Sanchez helped pioneer the Black Arts Movement. She counts African American opera singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson among her major influences. She wrote this poem in his honour. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.40 in 20 votes
August 22, 2012
Advice, Philosophical, Creativity, Observation, Labor,
29.74 seconds
114 Louis Kahn : Architect Louis Kahn, speaking literally about the building blocks of his chosen field. Considered one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, his groundbreaking buildings include the Yale University Art Center and The Salk Institute. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna
3.40 in 15 votes
August 22, 2012
Advice, Philosophical, Art, Confiding,
29.73 seconds
116 Night Shyamalan : M. Night Shyamalan on how to judge whether you've got the right stuff to pursue movie making. Raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, he has set many of his films in the city. His works, including the Sixth Sense, often turn on plot twists at crucial points. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 42 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, The past, Creativity,
26.41 seconds
100 Hall and Oates : Philly “blue-eyed soul” duo Hall and Oates, on the fabled day of their meeting. Their chance meeting eventually led to a 40+ year partnership and millions of records sold, and such hits as “She's Gone”, and “Rich Girl”, and “Kiss On My List”. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 24 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Freedom, Philosophical,
29.95 seconds
102 James Michener : Novelist James Michener grew up in Bucks County near Philadelphia. His travels taught him the gift of tolerance. In this 1950 This I Believe radio essay, he says the kind people he met during WWII were proof of the brotherhood of mankind. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 24 votes
September 06, 2012
Anecdote, Happy, Art,
30.06 seconds
258 Seth Green : Raised in Philadelphia, Actor/Comedian/Voice Artist Seth Green hit the big time playing Dr. Evil’s obnoxious son Scott in the Austin Powers trilogy. But it was an impersonation of another movie villain that won him the role of Chris on TV’s Family Guy. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 16 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Philosophical, Art,
27.17 seconds
118 Marcel Duchamp : Subverting assumptions about art and the creative process is at the heart of artist Marcel Duchamp's work. Some of his most defining pieces are at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is speaking here with the BBC. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 16 votes
August 28, 2012
Confession, Confiding, Creativity,
23.4 seconds
209 Terry Gross : Fresh Air's Terry Gross has been captivating NPR listeners for decades, out of studios at WHYY-fm. Terry has been exploring questions of creativity, politics, and culture for more than 30 years. Here's a clip of her accepting the 2007 Literarian Award. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 13 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Philosophical, Life, Sports, Confiding,
29.88 seconds
93 Bret Mandel : A quintessential Philadelphian, Bret Mandel is a devoted baseball fan and a citizen advocate for good city government. On WHYY's This I Believe radio series, he speaks of his renewed sense of place in a city full of surprises. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.35 in 20 votes