This Weekend's Program (May 3-4, 2014)

May 3-4, 2014
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
In a memorable episode of the hit TV show Seinfeld, a frustrated Elaine tracks down The New Yorker’s cartoon editor to get him to explain a particularly perplexing cartoon. Turns out, he didn’t get it either – he just “liked the kitty.” Elaine is not alone. In their annual Cartoon issue, The New Yorker runs a feature titled “I Don’t Get It” where the year’s most confounding cartoons are explained. Many of those cartoons were likely drawn or edited by Bob Mankoff. He published his first cartoon in The New Yorker in 1977 and is now that magazine’s cartoon editor. His new memoir is titled How About Never – Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
Paul Schomer of the blog shares some new music discoveries with Bob. This time we’ll hear songs from Old Hours, Land Lines, Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Will Phalen and Holy Wave.
Bob talks with Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody, actors from Fiasco Theater.  They’ll discuss their production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and why William Shakespeare’s work is still relevant today - nearly 400 years after his death.
For ten months, Kevin Spacey toured the world performing Richard III in a production directed by Sam Mendes.  Cameras went along for the ride and the result is a film that feels like the Shakespeare version of a behind-the-scenes concert tour video, minus the groupies. NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage will be released Friday in theaters and will be available for download.  Spacey joins Bob to talk about the film, the experience, and his acting career.

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