Podcasts Pop CultureJuly 10, 2012


The musician John Wesley Harding is also the novelist Wesley Stace. As host of the new NPR variety show “The Cabinet of Wonders,” he calls on his friends from both worlds to perform. Rosanne Cash, Josh Ritter, and the Decemberists have all been on the show, as well as Audrey Niffenegger, author of “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” and Pulitzer Prize winning writer Paul Harding. Producer Susan Wallner talked to John Wesley Harding about his many interests, and the evolution of his new show in advance of a special on-the-road edition of “The Cabinet of Wonders” to be taped live at the Xponential Festival on July 22nd.

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Susan Wallner
Susan Wallner

Susan Wallner is a principal of PCK Media, an independent production company. She is the co-series producer of the public television program "State of the Arts," a job that has introduced her to a wealth of talent and artistic diversity over the years. Susan's documentaries and performance specials have aired nationally. Most recently, her profile of the writer, aviator and celebrity, "Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky," won the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy for Best Feature Writing (it was Susan's 15th regional Emmy win). Narrated by Judith Light and Lily Rabe, it aired throughout the country on PBS and PBS World, and is available on DVD. Currently, Susan is working on a documentary about the self-taught city planner, builder, and artist, Kea Tawana.