August 19, 2017
Brooks discusses Minecraft: The Island. Maureen Corrigan recommends a book about the appetites of notable women. Brown, who has cerebral palsy, imagines life inside the "Virginia State Colony."
August 12, 2017
Novelist Tom Perrotta explores the empty nest in Mrs. Fletcher. Albert Brooks' Lost in America proves a comedy for the ages. Howard Markel chronicles the family drama behind Kellogg's cereal.
August 5, 2017
Gore warns that Trump is a "distraction" from the issue of climate change. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Randy Newman's album Dark Matter. Levy reflects on the guilt and grief of miscarriage.
July 29, 2017
Williams discusses The Daily Show and her new film, The Incredible Jessica James. Maureen Corrigan reviews a biography of writer Himes. New York Times reporter Peter Baker talks about covering Trump.
July 22, 2017
Bragg describes skiffle, the music movement that brought guitar to British radio. James Forman Jr. explains how black Leaders unwittingly contributed to the era of mass incarceration.
July 15, 2017
Comic Kumail Nanjiani remembers the first time he thought of marrying then-girlfriend Emily V. Gordon: when he saw her in a coma. Ballerina Wendy Whelan fought to retire on her own terms.
July 8, 2017
Moghul's new memoir is How to Be a Muslim. Critic Ken Tucker says Berry's final recordings are forward thinking. Manal al-Sharif describes driving in Saudi Arabia as an act of civil disobedience.
July 1, 2017
Michael Wallis chronicles the saga of a band of pioneers who resorted to cannibalism. Justin Chang reviews the new film Okja. Journalist Souad Mekhennet's new memoir is I Was Told To Come Alone.
June 24, 2017
This weekend we talk with the authors of two new memoirs: Gay's Hunger is the book "she wanted to write the least." And Alexie's You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is about growing up on a reservation.
June 17, 2017
For our 30th anniversary, we taped two shows before live audiences — with Late Night's Seth Meyers, and with former Vice President Joe Biden. Also, linguist Geoff Nunberg gives the ! another chance.