Blank on Blank turns lost audio interviews with cultural icons into a regular podcast and an animated series on YouTube with PBS Digital Studios. Created by Quoted Studios.
Innocence, Innovation and Future Shock
Alvin Toffler and Margaret Mead, an author and an anthropologist who endeavored to understand the impact of scientific invention. In this episode of our series, The Experimenters, we hear from two visionaries who believed that while we’ve started a technological revolution, we don’t quite know where it’s going to take us. But maybe most interesting of all […]
Peanuts, Atlantis, and Colorblindness
Oliver Sacks, Jacques Cousteau, and George Washington Carver. Our podcast returns with lost interviews featuring this trio on self, sight, and deep-sea diving. The three icons had the imaginations and daring to go where none had gone before. They overcame indifference and bigotry, exploring the darkest depths of the ocean, and even challenging their own deepest assumptions. These […]
Carl Sagan on Extraterrestrials *
“The evolutionary record is clear that extraterrestrials would be very different from us” – Carl Sagan in 1985, as told to Studs Terkel. The incomprehensible vastness of the universe, the wonder of our own place in it all… Carl Sagan was able to explain the science of space in a way everyone could understand. As part of […]
Dame Stephanie Shirley on Survival Code *
“I have to make my life worth saving, and each day you spend as if it would be your last” – Dame Steve Shirley in 2010 Dame Stephanie Shirley might be the most successful tech entrepreneur you have never heard of. In the early 1960s, Shirley started a barrier-breaking, all-woman software company that would eventually be valued at $3 billion. From […]
Temple Grandin on Search Engines *
“Everything in my mind works like a search engine set for the image function.” – Temple Grandin in 2008 This rarely heard oral history with the autism activist, author, and professor of animal science, was uncovered at Colorado State University. In this conversation, Temple Grandin is at her best, explaining for the rest of us what it’s […]
Frank Lloyd Wright on Arrogance *
“Any man who really has faith in himself will be dubbed arrogant by his fellows” – Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957, as told to Mike Wallace Architect Frank Lloyd Wright did something new when he made buildings that somehow became one with the landscape. Long, low lines, and interiors that brought the light and space […]
A fantastic source of information. A fantastic source of information.
A look or listen to the past.
Wonderful podcast, and may favorites are those who are being interviewed by Mike Wallace.
I didn't know anything about this going in. My mind was blown from moment 1. I don't even know where they find these things but they are endlessly fascinating. I can't wait to listen to more.