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Boston Public Radio Podcast
Wed August 13, 2014
BPR: Errol Morris, Philippe Petit,Teller, John Waters, Leonard Nimoy's Boston
- Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris discusses his new film,The Unknown Known, about former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his WMD's (Words of Mass Delusion). Apart from being a great film --and particularly relevant given the turmoil in Iraq--it also gives anyone who's looking to spruce up his or her office jargon a new term: snowflakes.
- High-wire artist Philippe Petit, the man most people know for pulling off one of the most beautiful and unimaginable heists in history, drops by to talk about his new book, Creativity: The Perfect Crime.
- Teller, of Penn & Teller fame, talks about his love of Shakespeare and what compelled him to do a new adaptation of The Tempest.
- Filmmaker John Waters learns something about America, human nature, and himself (he likes the tilapia at Ruby Tuesday) when he thumbs his way across the country. It's the subject of his new book, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America.
- Leonard Nimoy, who grew up in Boston's West End, talks about the PBS film that he made with his son Adam, Leonard Nimoy's Boston, which recalls the Boston of his youth. He also discusses his passion for photography, and how Spock will always be a part of who he is.