The Great American Read

Heroes

Premiered September 25, 2018

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

We examine books on America’s list that feature heroic characters. Celebrities, literary experts, authors and everyday book lovers discuss why our favorite heroes are complex and relatable, from the everyday hero to the tragic and unlikely or anti-hero.

FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE

Carla Hayden, Walter Isaacson, Yahdon Israel, Ari Kohen, George Lopez, Wynton Marsalis, Seth Meyers, Shaquille O’Neal, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Patterson, Shanna Peeples, Jason Reynolds, Joshua Rothman, Parul Seghal, Baratunde Thurston, Kevin Young, Venus Williams 

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