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What makes someone a sports fanatic; Super Bowl commercials; director Tom McCarthy (Spotlight (2015)); Jeff Daniels (Steve Jobs (2015) and The Martian (2015)); TED Talks.
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Season 38

27 Sep. 2015
Episode #38.1
A profile of Julianna Margulies; an interview with former Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke; a report on the generation known as "Millennials'; a preview of new museum exhibits; a look at the new TV season.
 
11 Oct. 2015
Episode #38.3
An interview with billionaire Charles G. Koch; an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw; author Bob Woodward discusses new disclosures linked to the Nixon White House; a preview of fall movies; a report on the invasion of lionfish to U.S. waters.
 
18 Oct. 2015
Episode #38.4
Author Erica Jong; singer-songwriter Elvis Costello; "Dogist" photographer Elias Weiss Friedman. Also: a report on the growing drone craze; a visit to a rodeo where the participants are prisoners.
 
25 Oct. 2015
Episode #38.5
Harry Connick Jr.; John Cleese; Thi Kim Phuc Phan, the subject of an iconic photo from the Vietnam War; the legend of Jack the Ripper; the artwork of 19th century portrait artist John Singer Sargent; Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
 
1 Nov. 2015
Episode #38.6
Chip Reid discusses dangers facing the country's electrical grid; Gloria Estefan talks about her life and the musical, "Get on Your Feet". Also: a watchmaking school started by Swiss brand Patek Philippe; a man who's walked every New York City street.
 
8 Nov. 2015
Episode #38.7
A profile of actress Jennifer Connelly ; a visit on the campaign trail with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); an interview with aerial photographer Vincent Laforet. Also: a report on a program that uses boxing to battle Parkinson's disease.
 
15 Nov. 2015
Episode #38.8
Gov. Sarah Palin; Sylvester Stallone; Jennifer Hudson; National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore. Also: a report on the 100th anniversary of the King Features Syndicate.
 
22 Nov. 2015
Episode #38.9
A food-themed episode includes: "Clifton's Cafeteria" in Los Angeles; chef Marcus Samuelsson; Cloris Leachman; homes built around farms; the circuitous path bananas travel; art made with coffee and tea; the science behind why people like certain foods; salt and pepper shaker collectors.
 
29 Nov. 2015
Episode #38.10
People who go missing; Carey Mulligan; David Remnick; "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".
 
6 Dec. 2015
Episode #38.11
An interview with actress Brie Larson (Room (2015) and Trainwreck (2015)); a report on the 1990 theft of masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston; a celebration of Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday; a look at an exhibit of violins, once owned by Holocaust victims.
 
13 Dec. 2015
Episode #38.12
Will Smith (Concussion (2015)); composer Andrew Lloyd Webber; author Michael Lewis ("The Big Short"). Also: a look at the significance of body language; a sampling of Kringle. a Danish pastry made in Wisconsin; a performance by the Oxford University Choir.
 
20 Dec. 2015
Episode #38.13
Andrea Bocelli; designer David Rockwell; chef Bobby Flay cooks a Christmas goose. Also: a look at the Broadway musical, "Shuffle Along"; tips on making small talk; a trip to London, to see what inspired Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" .
 
27 Dec. 2015
Episode #38.14
A weather pattern responsible for unusually warm temperatures; an interview with Maggie Smith; the history of the Bloody Mary cocktail; an interview with Gil Batle, an artist who's an ex-con. Also: people who passed away in 2015; positive news from 2015.
 
3 Jan. 2016
Episode #38.15
Interviews with Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs (2015)) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie (2015)); an exploration of meditation; the history of architecture in Chicago; a cat-centric island in Japan; Michael Ian Black's thoughts on the year ahead; a reflection on the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania.
 
10 Jan. 2016
Episode #38.16
A report on sperm donors and the children they father; a profile of singer Rhiannon Giddens; a look at the past and future of the Goodyear Blimp; an interview with producer Norman Lear; a visit to an exhibit on the life of author Ernest Hemingway.
 
17 Jan. 2016
Episode #38.17
A profile of Joy Mangano, the creator of the Miracle Mop and subject of the movie, Joy (2015); an interview with comic book legend Stan Lee; and interview with actress Leslie Caron; a visit with the Benedictine Monks of Norcia, who recorded a surprise hit album; genetically modified organisms.
 
24 Jan. 2016
Episode #38.18
An interview with President Barack Obama; a discussion with former NFL players Tony Dorsett and Archie Manning about head injuries; a profile of actress Charlotte Rampling.
 
31 Jan. 2016
Episode #38.19
Coldplay; financial implications of falling oil prices; Samantha Bee (Sisters (2015)); Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul (2015)); Iowa caucus.
 
7 Feb. 2016
Episode #38.20
What makes someone a sports fanatic; Super Bowl commercials; director Tom McCarthy (Spotlight (2015)); Jeff Daniels (Steve Jobs (2015) and The Martian (2015)); TED Talks.
 

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