Tag: Books
siddhartha-mukherjee-2011-01-13
Interview
Airdate: January 13, 2011

Leading cancer physician dissects the history of cancer, which he calls ‘the defining disease of our generation.’

isabel-wilkerson-2010-12-23
Interview
Airdate: December 23, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses the legacy of the Great Migration of African Americans, which she writes about in her book The Warmth of Other Suns.

rebecca-skloot-2010-12-23
Interview
Airdate: December 23, 2010

Science writer discusses lessons learned from research for her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

wendell-potter-2010-12-22
Interview
Airdate: December 22, 2010

Corporate watchdog and Deadly Spin author discusses his struggle with his whistleblower status and describes the post-healthcare-reform industry spin.

Interview
Airdate: December 21, 2010

Rock icon discusses marrying her poetry with music and her critically acclaimed memoir about her early days in New York City.

nassim-taleb-2010-12-20
Interview
Airdate: December 20, 2010

Former derivatives trader explains why he wanted his latest text to serve as a diatribe against modernity.

robert-putnam-2010-12-20
Interview
Airdate: December 20, 2010

Harvard public policy professor and co-author of American Grace discusses the changes in religious tolerance in the U.S. over the last 50 years.

gordon-brown-2010-12-13
Interview
Airdate: December 13, 2010

Former British prime minister explains how the world can get out of the economic malaise in which it finds itself.

reza-aslan-2010-12-10
Interview
Airdate: December 10, 2010

Comparative religions scholar and author of Tablet & Pen discusses U.S. relations with Iran and explains why—on the Iran question—President Obama has ‘played it perfectly.’

dick-cavett-2010-12-09
Interview
Airdate: December 9, 2010

Former TV show host and Talk Show author explains why, when he began his career, listening was the most difficult part of the job.