Zooey Deschanel Actress and musician Zooey Deschanel reads a monologue from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. This was recorded for the An Introduction to Shakespeare CD, part of the NEA's Shakespeare in American Communities program. [1:58]
Andy Shallal, who the Washington Post called the city's "most successful entrepreneur-artist-activist," is the owner of Busboys and Poets , a unique combination of bookstore, restaurant, gallery, and gathering space. Here he talks about how art and entrepreneurship are a natural fit.
Historian Geoffrey Ward has co-written both the scripts and companion books for a number of Ken Burns' projects, including The War; An Intimate History, 1941-1945. Here he explains how they went about choosing photographs for the both the documentary and the book. [2:45]
Del McCoury At the Greyfox Bluegrass Music Festival, 2010 National Heritage Fellow talks to the NEA's Jo Reed about his cross-over into the world of rock and roll. Hear our complete podcast with Del McCoury.
Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom (My Name is Yu Ming) Yu Ming moves from his native China to Dublin, Ireland. He's worked hard at mastering the Irish language only to find Dubliners can't understand a word he says. [3:02]