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Peter Sagal | Mary Roach | Darcelle XV Documentary

OPB | June 18, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, Peter Sagal takes us behind the scenes on "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me," writer Mary Roach talks maggots and penis transplants, author Lindsey West takes on the Internet trolls, and a Portland-based distributor leaves hundreds of music labels in the lurch.

Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Ruth Ozeki

OPB | June 15, 2016 9 p.m.

Episode 25 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features writer Ruth Ozeki. With wisdom and humor, Ozeki discusses writing her novel and the nature of time itself, contending that we need to shift how we experience time. (This episode first aired April 22, 2015.)

Arts | Politics | Books | Think Out Loud

Lindy West On Being An Outspoken, Fat Feminist

OPB | June 7, 2016 8 p.m.

Lindy West doesn’t like euphemisms. Call her fat. Call her a feminist. Call her outspoken. Call her “Shrill,” the title of her new book. We talk to her about it.

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Summer Pot Parties Up In Smoke | Comedian Curtis Cook | Secret Life of Tour Managers

OPB | May 28, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, the city's plans to enforce pot policy puts many marijuana-related events on hold, the comedian Curtis Cook talks about what it takes to be brave and writer Andi Zeisler discusses the commodification of feminism and more.

Arts | NW Life | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - May 25, 2016

OPB | May 25, 2016 9 p.m.

"New Yorker" columnist Brendan Gill examines the boom and bust of urban architecture and what it might mean for the future of human civilization. 

Arts | Technology | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - May 18, 2016

OPB | May 18, 2016 9 p.m.

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Rita Dove discusses her writing process, adapting her work to the stage, and facing fear through poetry, among other subjects. 

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Monica Drake Haunts Portland With Her New Story Collection

OPB | May 14, 2016 8 a.m.

One of Portland’s best known contemporary bards talks about her new collection of interconnected stories.

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Victoria Jamieson Clobbers Young Adult Tropes In 'Roller Girl'

OPB | May 14, 2016 8 a.m.

The Portland writer's graphic novel for middle-grade readers is about finding out who you are and dealing with life's messy social geometry through the raucous sport of roller derby.

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Summer Reads: Katherine Dunn | Phil Knight | Monica Drake | Mo Daviau | Victoria Jamieson

OPB | May 14, 2016 noon

State of Wonder helps you pack for your summer trips: Remembering Kathrine Dunn, Phil Knight's autobiography, Monica Drake's haunting story collection, Mo Daviau's yarn of time-traveling music lovers and Victoria Jamieson's "Roller Girl" graphic novel.

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Mo Daviau's Spirited Novel Explores Love And Music With A Time-Traveling Twist

OPB | May 13, 2016 4 a.m.

Portland writer Mo Daviau's debut novel, "Every Anxious Wave," is a time-traveling twist on Gen-X love and music obsession.