May 18, 2019
Stern says tells Terry Gross he's not the raunchy shock jock he once was. Fleabag and Killing Eve creator Waller-Bridge writes female characters who are flawed and unpredictable
May 11, 2019
Journalist Oliver Bullough describes a secret transnational economy in Moneyland. Ken Tucker reviews Lizzo's new album. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle return to middle school in the Hulu series PEN15.
May 4, 2019
Arquette explores the "toxic codependency" of Munchausen by proxy in the Hulu series The Act. Erin Lee Carr's new memoir, All That You Leave Behind, is about family, addiction and mentorship.
April 27, 2019
Jackson is now playing King Lear on Broadway. Linguist Geoff Nunberg explains why "socialism" is no longer a scare word. And Tyler Kepner discusses his book K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches.
April 20, 2019
Caro began writing biographies in order to better understand political power. Ken Tucker reviews The Mekons' album, Deserted. After 12 seasons on Law & Order: SVU, Meloni plays a hit man on Happy!
April 13, 2019
Winkler discusses his decades-long acting career, from "The Fonz" to Barry. Ken Tucker reviews Billie Eilish's debut album. Delaney talks about wrapping up Catastrophe and working through grief.
April 6, 2019
Nézet-Séguin conducts at New York's Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra. John Powers revisits the 1970 film Wanda. Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb talks about her experiences in therapy.
March 30, 2019
Former SNL writer Mulaney was "absolutely terrified" to host the show. David Bianculli reviews What We Do in the Shadows. Lyonne says her own near death experience informed her work on Russian Doll.
March 23, 2019
Primatologist Frans de Waal says the emotions of other primates mirror our own. Justin Chang reviews Jordan Peele's horror film, Us. Schreck talks about her play, What the Constitution Means to Me.
March 16, 2019
Aidy Bryant discusses SNL, Shrill and losing her fear of being called "fat." Ken Tucker reviews a re-release of Ray Charles' 1962 venture into country. Taylor discusses teaching world religion.