Elizabeth Spires

  • I

    Ink. Ink. on a brush. held by a hand. above me, beyond me. Then I am done. Around me, white field, white sky. blending to one. Where…

  • A Memory of the Future

    I will say tree, not pine tree. I will say flower, not forsythia. I will see birds, many birds, flying in four directions. Then rock and cloud…

  • Riddle

    Puffed like an adder. Deflated like a balloon. Tiny or huge, you are. never the right size. A little man or woman, you strut, you speak, …

  • The Wave-Maker

    Hear the author read this poem Pawleys Island. There was intricate machinery involved & a powerful desire.     to make it all move.…

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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