Weekend Edition Sunday for August 18, 2013
Aug 18, 2013 — Author David Ewalt loved roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons as a kid. In his new book, Of Dice and Men, Ewalt returns to his childhood pastime — once the province of nerds in the basement, it's now become an enormously influential worldwide phenomenon.
Aug 18, 2013 — In the Sunday Conversation, host Rachel Martin speaks with Sister Maxyne Schneider of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Springfield, Mass. The order, like many around the country, is facing major financial distress as the sisters age.
Aug 18, 2013 — You're given two words starting with the letter S. For each pair, select a third word — also starting with S — that can follow the first one and precede the second one, in each case to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
Aug 18, 2013 — Zachary Heinzerling's documentary captures the curious dynamics of a complicated relationship between two artists whose lives and work are inextricably intertwined. As Karen Michel reports, Ushio and Noriko Shinohara are still figuring themselves out after 40 years and more.
Aug 18, 2013 — The Obama administration is deploring the military-backed interim government's use of violence against protesters, but it's not punishing the Egyptian military by cutting off aid.
Aug 18, 2013 — Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks — both blues-rock titans — about their new Tedeschi Trucks Band album, Made Up Mind.
Aug 15, 2013 — Thanks to brand new songs by pop's shining lights, including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Nine Inch Nails, this midsummer week unexpectedly became the beginning of a new hit cycle.