ON AIR STAR
00:00:00 | 3:02:50

SUPPORT KCRW!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

In his new book, The Divide, Matt Taibbi looks at the unequal treatment meted out to rich and poor in the American justice system. And a new economics tome about global wealth inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has become a surprise bestseller. In our weekly movie segment, we preview Brick Mansions, one of Paul Walker’s last films; Blue Ruin, an indie thriller that went over big at Cannes; and other new releases. And The Final Member is a movie about the world’s only penis museum in a small town in Iceland, and its curator’s efforts to add the final member to his collection: a human penis.

Banner Image Credit: Russavia

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

The Divide 16 MIN, 53 SEC

Investigative journalist Matt Taibbi famously described Goldman Sachs as “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity.” In his new book, titled The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, Taibbi looks at the wide gulf between the treatment of rich and poor in the American justice system.

Guests:
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone (@mtaibbi)

The Divide

Matt Taibbi

The Piketty Phenomenon 8 MIN, 48 SEC

Thomas Piketty is a French economist who has written a 700-page economics tome about global wealth inequality called Capital in the Twenty-First Century. But unlike most dense economics tomes, this one went to number one at Amazon and has entered the New York Times bestseller list. What gives?

Guests:
Marc Tracy, New Republic (@marcatracy)

Movies 12 MIN, 7 SEC

Our weekly look at the movies. This week… Brick Mansions is an action remake of a 2004 French film. It stars the late Paul Walker from the Fast & Furious series. Locke has only one on-screen character, played by Tom Hardy, and takes place entirely within the confines of a BMW. Indie film Blue Ruin is a revenge thriller that won the International Critics Prize at Cannes last year. And finally, two new films are in production: a live action Barbie and a Peeps movie. Peeps... you know... the sugar-encrusted marshmallow Easter candy.

Guests:
Sharon Knolle, Moviefone (@sknolle)
Ben Fritz, Wall Street Journal (@benfritz)

The Final Member 9 MIN, 35 SEC

Husavik, a small town in northern Iceland, boasts the world’s one and only museum of the penis. The museum has penises from all Iceland’s mammals, except one: a human penis. Zach Math and Jonah Bekhor directed a film, The Final Member, about the museum, its creator/curator, Sigurður Hjartarson, and his efforts to complete his collection.

Guests:
Matt Holzman, Producer, 'Press Play' and 'First Take' (@KCRW_Matt)
Zach Math, filmmaker

More:
'The Final Member'

Upcoming

View Schedule

New Episodes

Events

View All Events

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK EMAIL
TWITTER COPY LINK
FACEBOOK TWITTER

Player Embed Code

COPY EMBED