Boston grew first by making new land in Back Bay and the South End. Then it grew even more starting 150 years ago by adding surrounding communities of Roxbury, Dorchester, Brighton, West Roxbury, and Charlestown. Find out how it all happened in this podcast.
A whimsical year-end look at some sports conundrums such as how many seventh graders would you have to put on the court to defeat LeBron James playing solo. Or, what would a NFL field or NBA court be like if they were built with the irregularities common in baseball stadiums.
The long sad story of how inequality and segregation in education have long been the source of profit in the United States.
A look back at some of the great songs that peaked at #2 on the pop charts with a special focus on “Shop Around” by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, “We Got the Beat” by The Go-Gos, and “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson.
Bob Boilen interviews Norwegian musician Terje Isungset who shapes and plays instruments out of ice.