Five Things

72 EpisodesProduced by Louisville Public Media

How do the objects we love define us? What can we learn from the things we treasure? And how can we discover a life story through those objects? Five Things, from 89.3 WFPL and Louisville Public Media, explores those questions and more.

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How to give away your most valued possession, with writer and meditation teacher Susan Piver

September 20th, 2018


I first “met” writer Susan Piver when I read her book, “The Hard Questions: 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say ‘I Do’” which I recommend as an excellent guidebook for talking with your significant other before taking …

Physicist, psychoanalyst, and Holocaust survivor Izio Rosenman

September 6th, 2018


Izio Rosenman is 83 years old, he was born in Poland, he spent his childhood in the Buchenwald concentration camp, and he has lived in Paris since …

Quick update: new episodes coming Sept. 6!

August 24th, 2018


Hey, it's Tara, here with a quick update. I know this feed has been quiet for the past little while, and I'm here to let you know that the next season of Five Things is coming up really soon! I've been working this …

Don't try to shop for "Bullseye" host Jesse Thorn

May 31st, 2018


Jesse Thorn, of NPR's "Bullseye" as well as "Jordan, Jesse, Go!" and "Judge John Hodgman," tells us about the highly idiosyncratic objects that sum …

Angela Davis Knits Her Life Together

May 24th, 2018


This week’s guest is Angela Davis, a schoolteacher whose primary teaching tool is knitting needles. And this conversation between us arose from her …

School librarian Lindsy Serrano isn't judging you

May 17th, 2018


This week, we’ll hear from a woman whose job is to get kids psyched up about reading. And through that job, she met her hero.

Writer Leesa Cross-Smith is Quietly Radical

May 10th, 2018


Writer Leesa Cross-Smith is based in Louisville, and she’s just published her first novel, "Whiskey and Ribbons." Find out why she considered it a radical act to tell the story in the way she did, what’s her secret …

Musician Joe Henry makes coffee for everybody

May 3rd, 2018


My guest this week is one of my very favorite musicians, Joe Henry. His brother Dave was one of my first guests on this show, and I was thrilled when Joe agreed to take part as well. He’s just released his fourteenth …

Manoush Zomorodi of "Note to Self" tells you why she still wears a watch.

April 26th, 2018


The host of "Note to Self," a podcast about the human side of technology, tells us about the simple, small things that keep her grounded (and on …

Mark Schultz, Playwright and Priest, on the Music of Theatre

April 19th, 2018


Mark Schultz is the author of "Evocation to Visible Appearance," among other plays, and he's also a priest in the Episcopal Church. He was in …

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