Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Make a gift to NHPR and have a Valentine's message to a loved one read on air!
Word of Mouth
• Check out our list of New Hampshire museums, galleries, performance venues & independent bookstores, sorted by region.• You can also find art exhibits, book readings, live music and more on our Public Events Calendar.

3.24.14: Democracy of Germs, Permafrost Virus, Darth Vader Courthouse & Josh Ritter

Penn State, Kat Masback & Ricky Brigante via flickr Creative Commons and Josh Ritter

Today on Word of Mouth we're exploring the macro influences of the micro world. Then 99 Percent Invisible brings us a story about a menacing courthouse. (Perhaps a phantom menacing courthouse?) Finally, a conversation with Josh Ritter, whose album The Beast in its Tracks was recently released.

Listen to the whole show and click Read more for individual segments.

Democracy of Germs


Permafrost Virus


99 Percent Invisible: "The Darth Vader Family Courthouse"


Josh Ritter

  • A singer-songwriter puts a surprisingly optimistic spin on his own divorce – Josh Ritter talks with us about his latest, and perhaps most personal album, The Beast in its Tracks.

Related Content