Episode #324

Bobby McFerrin, Janeane Garofalo, Dads

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Saturday, June 15, 2002

Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin (Erinc Salor)

We hop on pop: for Father's Day weekend, host Kurt Andersen and musician Bobby McFerrin talk about the creative lives of dads. And comedians Janeane Garofalo and Al Franken tell stories about their own fathers.


Bobby McFerrin

Commentary: Wimps, Jerks, and Wise Men

Kurt breaks down the four types of fathers.


Design for the Real World: Bicycle

Machine designer Chalo Colina explains how his true inspiration came from a gift he got when he was a teenager: a bicycle.


Bobby McFerrin on Fatherhood

Kurt Andersen and vocalist and conductor Bobby McFerrin talk about art and fatherhood. 

McFerrin is one of the world's best-known vocal innovators and improvisers. He is a ten-time Grammy winner, a classical conductor, and the father of three musical children. His own father, Robert McFerrin, Sr., was the first African-American ...


Janeane Garofalo

The comedian Janeane Garofalo describes her father's way with oranges. 


Show and Tell

Giancarlo Roma is the young son of photographer Thomas Roma. In a new book, Giancarlo concocts the stories behind his dad’s pictures. 


30 and 73

Choreographer Robin Harris creates a dance about a 35-day adventure her father had taken in his youth.


Al Franken

The satirist Al Franken recalls how his dad smoothed over an awkward moment involving tuna salad.


Painting Me

The writer Caitlin Shetterly grew up in the gaze of a father who was a painter and a mother who was a writer. She reflects on how both parents drew on their daughter as a subject.


Kate and Lucy on Kurt

Kurt Andersen’s daughters weigh-in on their radio host dad.


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