For his latest film, actor John C. Reilly stars in Cyrus, a dark comedy co-starring Marisa Tomei, Catherine Keener and Jonah Hill. Reilly sits down with Bob to discuss the movie and his career which includes roles in serious films like Boogie Nights and Magnolia – silly ones like Walk Hard and Talladega Nights – and an Oscar nomination for the musical Chicago.
In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with curator Dan Gediman about the essay of Arnold J. Toynbee. He was the author of the monumental A Study of History, a 12-volume analysis of world civilization. Toynbee was a delegate to the Paris Peace Conferences at the end of World Wars I and II. He also served as director of studies at the Royal Institute for International Affairs for several decades.
We continue our series of music interviews recorded at this year’s Jazz Fest in New Orleans, this week with two Swedish musical imports. Anders Osborne is a roots rocker just cleaning up his addiction as his adopted city gets back on track after Hurricane Katrina. Osborne’s latest CD is called American Patchwork. Then Bob talks with Theresa Andersson and we get a demonstration of her unusual performance technique. On Andersson’s latest release, a DVD titled “Live at Le Petit,” you can see for yourself as she records and loops her solo singing and multi-instrumental playing to become a one-woman-band.