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.
June 3, 2017
Franken talks about SNL, President Trump and his new memoir, Giant of the Senate. Sedaris revisits turning points in his life in Theft by Finding, a collection of excerpts from his diaries.
May 27, 2017
Ansari discusses Master Of None and how his parents feel about acting. Ken Tucker reviews new albums by Styles and Auerbach. Paul, who edits The NY Times Book Review, talks about her love of reading.
May 20, 2017
Minhaj talks his work on The Daily Show and Homecoming King, his new Netflix special. Critic Milo Miles reviews Synthesize The Soul. Transparent creator Soloway wants to upend TV with I Love Dick.
May 13, 2017
The Precious star talks about overcoming anxiety and working as a phone-sex operator. Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Rakesh Satyal's new novel. Giddens' speaks for the silenced on Freedom Highway.
May 6, 2017
Bell talks about feeling out of places as a "black and proud ... mama's boy." Ken Tucker reviews Lamar's new album. Bruce Weber and Margalit Fox have written obituaries for thousands of people.
April 29, 2017
Producer Frank Rich says his HBO series is about the "craven desire for power." Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Dani Shapiro's new memoir. Ankiel talks about his unlikely baseball comeback.
April 22, 2017
Alyssa Mastromonaco talks about her years working in the West Wing. Justin Chang reviews Terence Davies' new film about Emily Dickinson. Kory Stamper explains how new words get into the dictionary.
April 15, 2017
Journalist Jeff Guinn explains how the Rev. Jim Jones instigated a mass suicide. Critic David Bianculli reviews the new season of Better Call Saul. Zamata says she "followed the fun" to get to SNL.