Spark

A Podcast About Imagination

00:26:25 2015-12-22
In this edition of Spark, recorded at the Miami Book Fair, Eric Bogosian recounts how he recently asked if wife if they could play with crayons. He remembers how he felt the first time he read lines in a play (Shakespeare; he says it was "painful" but in ...
00:29:18 2015-12-18
"Two Miami girls reminisce about their chonga days, and other sources of inspiration."
00:27:59 2015-12-18
Warren Zanes first heard Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as an 11-year-old in New Hampshire. By the time Zanes was 18, he was touring and recording with his own band, The Del Fuegos. Zanes' band opened for Petty and the Heartbreakers before they broke up....
00:29:35 2015-12-18
In this edition of Spark, the poet Richard Blanco talks about how crazy he was about Legos. He talks about getting called a "sissy" by his grandmother and why he thinks he got the same score on the math and verbal sections of the SAT. He talks about disco...
00:30:18 2015-12-17
Author Salman Rushdie lived for a decade with a price on his head. His book “The Satanic Verses” prompted the Iranian Ayatollah to issue a fatwa -- a call for all Muslims to kill Rushdie.