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Full episode: Gus Van Sant, Eugene Jarecki, Lauren Orsini, Zaki Ibrahim

Director Gus Van Sant discusses casting Joaquin Phoenix as a disabled person and carrying out Robin Williams' vision. Singer Desirée Dawson performs new music live in the q studio. Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki traces Elvis' meteoric rise and fall and shows how it figures into our readings of the American Dream. Writer Lauren Orsini walks us through how cosplay became a global phenomenon. Singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim shares the inspiration for her album The Secret Life of Planets.

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