January 16, 2020

Tom Casciato with vocalist Concha Buika on PBS

Since her debut solo album in 2005, singer-songwriter Buika has built her career by defying musical genres. The Latin Grammy-winning vocalist infuses flamenco, jazz, soul, blues and Spanish folk into her music, and sings in multiple languages, including her native Spanish. Tom Casciato spoke with Buika about her musical roots and why, for her, every venue she sings in is a “big stage.”

November 11, 2019

Tom Casciato with Graham Nash on PBS NewsHour Weekend

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash has hits aplenty spanning his nearly six-decade career. But the 77-year-old singer-songwriter recently chose to perform a special run of shows featuring his lesser-known first two solo albums in their entirety, which together describe a crucial chapter in his personal and artistic life. Tom Casciato recently spoke to Nash to learn more.

September 24, 2019

Sean Carroll: The universe is a ‘tiny sliver’ of all there is

The “many worlds” theory in quantum mechanics suggests that new universes — and new versions of you — are created thousands of times per second. Bestselling author and theoretical physicist Sean Carroll discusses the concept and his new book, “Something Deeply Hidden,” with NewsHour Weekend’s Tom Casciato.

August 18, 2019

Floating Drums and Lederhosen: Ben Folds’ Musical Journey

Ben Folds recently spoke about his new memoir, “A Dream About Lightning Bugs,” with Tom Casciato for the PBS NewsHour. 

August 13, 2019

Santana on Woodstock at 50: “Kumbaya will kick your ass”

As we near the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Carlos Santana speaks with Tom Casciato about the smell of his childhood violin, the way Otis Rush influenced him, his hallucinogenic Woodstock performance, and how “Kumbaya will kick your ass from here to eternity.”

May 8, 2019

Joe Jackson: Can’t Stop The Invisible Man

Musician Joe Jackson was drawn early to classical music before achieving fame as a frenetic rocker, then going on to develop one of the broadest compositional palettes in contemporary music. In the midst of his 40th anniversary tour, Jackson reflects on a unique career with Tom Casciato.

December 21, 2018

Nils Lofgren: 50 Years Of Just Being A Guy In The Band

Tom Casciato recently interviewed Nils Lofgren at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park and NYC’s City Winery at the close of Nils’s Golden Anniversary tour for his reflections half-century making music with Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and many others.

November 28, 2016

Watch Don Cheadle and Tom Casciato behind the scenes in Years Of Living Dangerously

November 7, 2016


Tom Casciato’s “Death of the Central Valley” will premiere Wednesday night, November 9, at 10 pm on the National Geographic Channel. It’s Season 2/Episode 2 of the Emmy Award-winning climate-change series YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY.

Don Cheadle & Tom Barcellos

November 2, 2016


Tom Casciato’s “Storms of the Future,” with Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed, and scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute premieres as part of the second season of the Emmy Award-winning climate-change series YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY — tonight at 10 pm EDT on the National Geographic Channel. Streaming begins tomorrow on Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, and the NatGeo TV app.NGC_LivingDangerously_901x901_2polarbear2-590x590