Writer Walter Kirn found himself part of a real-life plot twist when he realized that one of his longtime friends was playing him, and everyone else, as part of an elaborate con. In "Blood Will Out: The True Story of A Murder, A Mystery and A Masquerade," Kirn tells the chilling story of his friendship with Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka Clark Rockefeller, who duped Kirn for years by pretending to be part of the Rockefeller dynasty.
From the Sons of Liberty and the Boston Tea Party to Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and the hip-hop B-Boys of the South Bronx, a romp through the nation's cultural and political history with the anti-establishment fun-lovers who, John Beckman says, have always been part of the American story. Beckman is an English professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and the author of "American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt."
Political analyst Herb Smith joins Dan to talk about Maryland national politics, and baseball pundit Paul Sullivan sizes up the Orioles, who opened up their 2014 season with a win yesterday at Camden Yards.
A growing number of scientists worldwide are working on projects to bring back to life animals like the wooly mammoth and the passenger pigeon.
But is the revival of extinct species a good thing for humanity? Or for the planet? We get into the science and the controversy of de-extinction with Nathaniel Rich, the writer behind The New York Times Magazine's cover story, The Mammoth Cometh. Original air date 03/13/14
News of bankruptcy last week for the parent company of The Daily Record, published in Baltimore for 125 years, came on the heels of the acquisition of the City Paper, the alternative weekly, by the Baltimore Sun Media Group.