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  • Louise Erdrich | LaRose

    Recorded May 11, 2016

    A “brilliant chronicler of the American Indian experience” ( Reader’s Digest ), Louise Erdrich revisits the beloved and familiar Ojibwe reservation of her North Dakota childhood—illuminating the mythical and magical in the detail of the… more

  • Prior to joining Fox News as a senior political analyst in 1997, Juan Williams spent 10 years as a senior national correspondent with NPR and more than two decades at The Washington Post , where he covered every major political campaign from 1980… more

  • Ten years ago, Arianna Huffington launched The Huffington Post , a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked-to, and frequently cited media brands on the internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for… more

  • Daniel Shapiro is one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation and conflict resolution. The founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, he is also a psychology professor at Harvard Medical and Law Schools. He is… more

  • Psychologist Angela Duckworth posits that the secret to success lies less in I.Q. and talent than it does in self-control and acutely focused persistence—in a word, grit. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow and University of Pennsylvania psychology… more

  • The “enthralling” ( The Globe and Mail ) Chris Cleave 's debut novel,  Incendiary —in which a grieving mother pens a raw, pleading letter to Osama bin Laden in the wake of a London terrorist attack—received a 2006 Somerset Maugham Award and was… more

  • Establishing a reputation as one of America’s toughest investigative reporters with his Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé of the massacre in My Lai during the Vietnam War, Seymour Hersh has since uncovered a slew of scandals, secrets, and half-truths… more

  • Esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal is the author of The Bonobo and the Atheist , a “tour de force” ( Nature ) exploration of the biological roots of human morality found in primate social emotions, including empathy, reciprocity, and fairness.… more

  • On the day he entered the White House, James Buchanan had one ambition: He wanted to be the greatest president since George Washington. Things did not go according to plan. Instead, the Pennsylvanian joined the sad roster of chief executives who… more

  • Coming from “one of the country’s hottest young cartoonists” ( People ), Robb Armstrong’s Jump Start is the most widely syndicated daily comic strip by an African American in history. Appearing in more than 300 newspapers in eight countries, it… more

  • Historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf are two of the world’s leading authorities on America’s enigmatic and paradoxical third President. Gordon-Reed is most noted for the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hemingses of Monticello , a history… more

  • Renowned animal-rights advocate Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, has worked for the passage of more than 500 new state laws and helped to pass more than 25 federal statutes to protect animals in the… more

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen | The Sympathizer

    Recorded Apr 19, 2016

    “A frenzied, abrasive, attention-grabbing” ( Wall Street Journal ) debut novel, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer is the story of a South Vietnamese army captain who emigrates to Los Angeles in 1975 at the end of the war. Through his secret… more

  • A sociologist and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project at Harvard, Matthew Desmond won a 2015 MacArthur fellowship for his groundbreaking research into the root causes and far-reaching effects of American poverty. He is the author of… more

  • As a three-decade veteran of The New Yorker ’s copy department, Mary Norris has had the task of maintaining the venerable periodical’s legendary high standards. In her bestselling Confessions of a Comma Queen , a “winningly tender, funny… more

  • Diane McKinney-Whetstone | Lazaretto

    Recorded Apr 11, 2016

    A writer of “wrenching and sweet truths that feel familiar to any reader” ( Philadelphia Magazine ), Diane McKinney-Whetstone is the author of five acclaimed novels, including Tumbling , Tempest Rising , and Trading Dreams at Midnight , a… more

  • Best known for the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, retired Air Force Colonel Buzz Aldrin holds a doctorate in astronautics; developed the orbital rendezvous technique critical to America’s lunar landings; and founded the ShareSpace Foundation, a… more

  • James McBride is the author of the National Book Award winner The Good Lord Bird , in which a young boy born into slavery joins abolitionist John Brown’s crusade, concealing his identity and gender to survive. His other books include the New York… more

  • With “an outsize life to match her outsize talent” ( New York Times ), Edna O’Brien is the author of a score of novels, short story collections, biographies, and poetry collections. Due to frank female voices and daring sexual scenes, her first… more

  • Hanya Yanagihara | A Little Life

    Recorded Mar 31, 2016

    A National Book Award finalist and short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Hanya Yanagihara’s novel A Little Life is a tragic and transcendent psalm to brotherly love and an unsettling meditation on sexual abuse, suffering, and the difficulties of… more