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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Who says our town has no style? In this conversation about fashion, Washington, and how the two intersect on a hit series, hear from costume designers Jenny Gering (The Americans) and Tom Broecker (season one of House of Cards).

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Shonda Rhimes, the creative force behind Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, knows how to put together hit shows that become national obsessions. She shares a few of the secrets of how she does it, and talks about why she’s made it a priority to cast some of the most diverse shows on TV.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Forty years ago, Vint Cerf was one of the visionaries who developed the communications protocols that allow computers everywhere to share data. Now, 25 years after the Internet changed our lives, he reflects on the birth of the cyber-communications revolution.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Hometown boy Henry Rollins recalls his role in the influential hardcore punk scene of 1980s Washington and the trailblazing artists it spawned.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore mixes early women’s-rights activism, pulp comics, an unconventional marriage, and the invention of the lie detector as she traces William Moulton Marston’s creation of the wildly popular female superhero.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Meet the Minister of Silly Walks himself, comic genius John Cleese. Tonight, in an interview with NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” host Scott Simon, he shares the stories behind his success, one laugh at a time.

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