Radiant Minds: A Badass Neurologist
Who was Oliver Sacks, and why are we still talking about him? Featured guests: Orrin Devinsky, Steve Silberman, Jonathan Lynn (film director), Connie Tomaino, Josh Groban.
Radiant Minds: At What Cost
What if Sleeping Beauty had taken four decades to awaken, and her prince had become an old man? Featured guests: Orrin Devinsky, Andrew Lees (UCL), and Ruth di Roma (whose mother was an Awakenings patient.)
Radiant Minds: Brainstorm
A surgeon is struck by lightning and becomes obsessed with one all-consuming passion. Featured guests: Tony Cicoria, Orrin Devinsky, Evangelia Chrysikou (Drexel.)
Radiant Minds: Sea Squirts and Tourette’s Syndrome
Tourette’s syndrome reveals a fundamental part of human nature. Featured guests: Witty Ticcy Ray, Lowell Hander, Chloe Winston, Claudia Porass Scott—all of whom live with Tourette’s.
Radiant Minds: Remembering is About the Future
Markie Pasternak has not forgotten a single day since she was eleven. Featured guests: Markie Pasternak, Andre Fenton (NYU), James McGaugh (UC Irvine), Joey Degrandis.
Radiant Minds: Music as Medicine
Singers Renee Fleming and Josh Groban help us explore how music can restore brain function. Featured guests: Debbie (music therapy patient), Sarah Thompson (music therapist), Connie Tomaino (music therapist.)
Radiant Minds: Blue Elephants
Losing vision – visually or mentally – can lead to surprising results. Featured guests: Dominic ffytche (Imperial College), Amit Patel, Christopher Bailey, Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar.)
Radiant Minds: Acrobats of Gravity
How do we keep track of our own limbs? Dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones and astronaut Marsha Ivins explore. Featured guests: Ian Waterman, Jonathan Cole MD.
Radiant Minds: The Only Way Out is Through
The weird specificity of traumatic memory and how one woman found her way out. *Contains sensitive content* Featured guests: Lori Tipton, Jennifer Mitchell (UCSF), Billy Hayes.
Awakenings Opera in Two Acts | Composed by Tobias Picker Opera
Composed by Tobias Picker Libretto (Eng) by Aryeh Lev Stollman, Based on the book by Dr. Oliver Sacks Tobias [...]
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life | Documentary by Ric Burns
Directed by Ric Burns The award-winning documentary explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, [...]
Awakenings, Featuring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro
The 1990 film from Penny Marshall based on the book Awakenings is available to watch on streaming services.
Awakenings Ballet for Orchestra | Tobias Picker (2010)
Ballet for Orchestra Inspired by Dr. Oliver Sacks' book "Awakenings" Text by Oliver Sacks Choreographed by Aletta Collins Commissioned [...]
The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks | In Production
The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks is a journey into the mind and work of Oliver Sacks. Filmmaker Dempsey Rice’s decade of interviews with Oliver combine with animation, archival material and cinematic new filming, to take this film beyond conventional biography and into Oliver’s mind and world.
TEDTalks: What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds
In this TEDTalk from 2009, Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome -- when visually impaired people [...]
Michael Nyman | The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1987 TV Opera)
A one-act opera adapted by Michael Morris, music by Michael Nyman, based on author Oliver Sacks’s critically-acclaimed book. Produced [...]
Hallucinations with Oliver Sacks | World Science Festival
Oliver Sacks joined award-winning journalist John Hockenberry at the The World Science Festival in 2012 to discuss his book [...]
BBC Desert Island Discs with Oliver Sacks
Dr. Sacks was a guest on the BBC's Desert Island Discs in 1994. Listen to the interview with presenter [...]
A Glorious Accident
A documentary for VPRO by Wim Kayzer, first aired in the Netherlands in 1993 and on PBS stations in [...]
Oliver Sacks Interview | PBS NewsHour, 1989
“The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” spoke with Sacks in 1989. Joanna Simon asked him how he would like to be remembered [...]
The Mind Traveler
US broadcast. Four-part PBS series by Rosetta Pictures. Christopher Rawlence, producer and director; Emma Crichton-Miller, co-producer. Episodes on “The [...]