What I Wanna Know

Interviews With Fascinating People From Around The World

Abby Martin

Abby Martin

"We’ve already had a Clinton in the White House. We know exactly what’s going to happen...This is like House of Cards. Frank Underwood doesn’t work alone, he works with his wife." Who does Abby Martin think she is? She's white. American. She has her own TV show. She's got thousands of fans. She's travelled the world. And she gets to report on whatever she wants. So, why is she so angry? Why does she hate America? And why can't she just enjoy her freedom in the greatest country that will ever exist on God's green earth? Maybe her conscience has something to do with it. Born in California, Martin didn't grow up politically active or particularly bother paying attention to the news. As a...

Abby Martin

"We’ve already had a Clinton in the White House. We know exactly what’s going to happen...This is like House of Cards. Frank Underwood doesn’t work alone, he works with his wife." Who does Abby Martin think she is? She's white. American. She has her own TV show. She's got thousands of fans. She's travelled the world. And she gets to report on whatever she wants. So, why is she so angry? Why does she hate America? And why can't she just enjoy her freedom in the greatest country that will ever exist on God's green earth? Maybe her conscience has something to do with it. Born in California, Martin didn't grow up politically active or particularly bother paying attention to the news. As a...

Abby Martin

"We’ve already had a Clinton in the White House. We know exactly what’s going to happen...This is like House of Cards. Frank Underwood doesn’t work alone, he works with his wife." Who does Abby Martin think she is? She's white. American. She has her own TV show. She's got thousands of fans. She's travelled the world. And she gets to report on whatever she wants. So, why is she so angry? Why does she hate America? And why can't she just enjoy her freedom in the greatest country that will ever exist on God's green earth? Maybe her conscience has something to do with it. Born in California, Martin didn't grow up politically active or particularly bother paying attention to the news. As a...

read more
Oluchi Orlandi

Oluchi Orlandi

  "I'm not doing charity because it looks good on my resume. I want to give people an opportunity to work. That's what the continent needs." Meeting a supermodel is intimidating. But sometimes you just have to tell yourself "we're all African" and go for it. And so,...

read more
Sam Childers

Sam Childers

"If you got good people having weapons, then it's a good thing. If you have bad people having weapons, then it's a bad thing. In countries that have outlawed guns around the world, it's a proven fact that only outlaws have them." Years before the most viral video of...

read more
Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean

"For a kid, having a Halloween birthday really makes you feel unique, and being a red-head, you are unique...From the time I could think about who I was, I felt that I was not like everyone else."      Only Halloween could birth one of history's most...

read more
Jim Jinkins

Jim Jinkins

  "I'm happy to have been a pre-computer kid...There was a whole lot of down time when we had to entertain ourselves, and I think that's what helped me think of these stories."   An awkward edge around love interests. A wild imagination. A desire to fit in....

read more
Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

"L. Ron Hubbard does not have the neurological excuse for the declining quality of his work. I think it can only be attributed to the fact that he was a colossal asshole."   Cory Doctorow attended four universities but never completed a degree. Today, the Toronto...

read more
Charles Bowden

Charles Bowden

  "I got messages, threats, delivered two or three times. You never take those seriously. The people who are going to kill you don’t send messages, they send bullets."     Patagonia, Arizona boasts one the best bird watching experiences in the world. It's a...

read more
Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

"When everybody laughed at me for wanting to go to Africa and live with animals, my mother always said, 'If you really want something and never give up you’ll always find a way.'” Every time Jane Goodall delivers a speech she always begins with a chimpanzee greeting....

read more
Jill Greenberg

Jill Greenberg

"Political art, or any art, that has a message isn't going to fix anything, but it might remind people that these things are out there." Few artists get to toggle a line between working for the man and working against the man. Photographer Jill Greenberg, however, has...

read more
Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser

"The best artists work out of the desire to produce beauty, otherwise it's not real and something else. This intertwining of money, power, and status is a corruption of purpose." You may not recognize the name Milton Glaser, but you would most certainly recognize his...

read more
Sam Childers

Sam Childers

"If you got good people having weapons, then it's a good thing. If you have bad people having weapons, then it's a bad thing. In countries that have outlawed guns around the world, it's a proven fact that only outlaws have them." Years before the most viral video of...

read more
Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean

"For a kid, having a Halloween birthday really makes you feel unique, and being a red-head, you are unique...From the time I could think about who I was, I felt that I was not like everyone else."      Only Halloween could birth one of history's most...

read more
Jim Jinkins

Jim Jinkins

  "I'm happy to have been a pre-computer kid...There was a whole lot of down time when we had to entertain ourselves, and I think that's what helped me think of these stories."   An awkward edge around love interests. A wild imagination. A desire to fit in....

read more
Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

"L. Ron Hubbard does not have the neurological excuse for the declining quality of his work. I think it can only be attributed to the fact that he was a colossal asshole."   Cory Doctorow attended four universities but never completed a degree. Today, the Toronto...

read more
Charles Bowden

Charles Bowden

  "I got messages, threats, delivered two or three times. You never take those seriously. The people who are going to kill you don’t send messages, they send bullets."     Patagonia, Arizona boasts one the best bird watching experiences in the world. It's a...

read more
Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

"When everybody laughed at me for wanting to go to Africa and live with animals, my mother always said, 'If you really want something and never give up you’ll always find a way.'” Every time Jane Goodall delivers a speech she always begins with a chimpanzee greeting....

read more
Jill Greenberg

Jill Greenberg

"Political art, or any art, that has a message isn't going to fix anything, but it might remind people that these things are out there." Few artists get to toggle a line between working for the man and working against the man. Photographer Jill Greenberg, however, has...

read more
Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser

"The best artists work out of the desire to produce beauty, otherwise it's not real and something else. This intertwining of money, power, and status is a corruption of purpose." You may not recognize the name Milton Glaser, but you would most certainly recognize his...

read more
Sheila E.

Sheila E.

    "I used to play until my hands would bleed... It got to the point where I had to warm up on a concrete wall, or a surface that was very strong, so that I could numb my hands before I went on stage because it was that painful."     Her hands are...

read more