July 28th, 2016
Episode 100 of 115 episodes
Guest host Hope Davis introduces three tales about heroes, heroism, and challenges. In Larry Doyle’s “Reboot Me” a superhero needs rebranding. Chip Kidd reads. In an excerpt from Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, read by Aya Cash, a mousy librarian becomes a glamorous comic-book heroine. The mood shifts with John Biguenet’s “I am Not a Jew,” in which a tourist is tormented by a neo-Nazi gang. The reader is David Strathairn.
Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut explore how design works within complex organizations to shape decisions, ideas, products, and more. Guests include clients from many industries and designers in many fields. Recorded at the Yale School of Management.