In this week's Movie Date Podcast, co-hosts Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer review, "The Walk" and "The Martian," and administer some October-themed Movie Therapy. "The Walk" is a dramatization of the real Philippe Petit's tight rope walk between the World Trade Center Twin Towers in 1974. "The Martian" is a adaptation of the novel of the same name by Andy Weir, about an astronaut trapped on the red planet. For Movie Therapy, Rafer and Kristen explain which horror movies are worth watching in October. And, as always, there's trivia!
Afghan government forces have been trying to re-take Kunduz, Afghanistan from the Taliban. What does the city's fall mean for the government? Sarah Chayes, a former special advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers.
What's the most offensive book you've ever read? Here, librarians discuss the most banned books in the country on the final day of Banned Books Week. How much do you think you know about banned books? Take our quiz.
Long before the new film "The Martian" was in development, NASA team members were fans of the book. And once production on the film started, NASA gave the film crew the kind of access to their resources that any space nerd would envy.
President Jimmy Carter turns 91-years-old today. In honor of his birthday, we're imagining what the world would be like if the 39th president had won a second term.