Podcast: The Interpreters, episode 2

'Monuments Men' of Hollywood
Matt Damon, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin and John Goodman attend the 'Monuments Men' photocall at Hotel Le Bristol on February 12, 2014 in Paris, France.
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In this installment of "The Interpreters," Andy Sturdevant shares some epiphanies about the New Age music he used to listen to as a teenager growing up in Kentucky. It was on the radio very late at night, it was crafted in a completely DIY fashion by fiercely independent musicians. Sounds like punk rock, right?

Ben Heywood registers his disappointment with the George Clooney film, "The Monuments Men," about a military unit that tries to rescue western art masterpieces from the Nazis during WWII. To Heywood, the movie says too little about great art and why it's worth saving.

Saymoukda Vongsay discusses the culture shock she experienced as a child, moving to Minnesota from a Thai refugee camp and discovering Americans' propensity to not share their food at mealtime. In Thailand and her native Lao culture, they take the opposite approach.

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