Susanna Forrest takes us down the bridle path of our long relationship with horses; Michael Cannell tells the story of New York’s mad bomber and the invention of criminal profiling; and Eugenia Cheng shares her infinite enthusiasm for the link between mathematics and art.
Go beyond the episode:
• Susanna Forrest’s The Age of the Horse, and her blog about horse history and news
• Michael Cannell’s Incendiary
• Track the mad bomber through New York City on this map
• Eugenia Cheng’s Beyond Infinity, and her attempt to teach Stephen Colbert how to make puff pastry
• Natalie Angier’s review of How to Bake Pi (delicious!)
Tune in every two weeks to catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books. Hosted by Stephanie Bastek.
Have suggestions for projects you’d like us to catch up on, or writers you want to hear from? Send us a note: podcast [at] theamericanscholar [dot] org.