June 25, 2016
Hale talks about playing "anxious characters" on Arrested Development and Veep. Sarah Hepola had to rethink her sex life after she quit drinking. Jonathan Balcombe discusses the inner lives of fish.
June 18, 2016
Ezra Edelman and Jeffrey Toobin discuss ESPN's new documentary series about O.J. Simpson. Ken Tucker reviews Emotions and Math. Stephanie Danler's novel draws from her work in restaurants.
June 11, 2016
Rudin discusses his career as a Broadway producer. Ken Tucker reviews Bell's new record. Creator Mike Judge, co-showrunner Alec Berg and actor Thomas Middleditch discuss the HBO show, Silicon Valley.
June 4, 2016
Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer talk about their film, Popstar. Ken Tucker reviews Paul Simon's Stranger to Stranger. Grunt author Mary Roach describes scientific developments of war.
May 28, 2016
Marc Maron talks about sobriety and his "uncomfortable" comfort zone. Linguist Geoff Nunberg weighs in on the phrase "I feel like." Rabbi Susan Silverman discusses anxiety, faith and adoption.
May 21, 2016
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris says his own family experiences inspire the show. John Powers reviews the film, A Bigger Splash. Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer and his escape from Vietnam.
May 14, 2016
Russo discusses his new novel, Everyone's Fool. Cartoonist Dan Clowes talks about time travel and giving readers their money's worth. Bronwen Dickey explores the history of America's most feared dog.
May 7, 2016
John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of X discuss punk's early days. Jerrod Carmichael says that the complicated family debates on his NBC comedy series are inspired by real life.
April 23, 2016
John Robison, who is on the autism spectrum, talks about TMS treatment. Maureen Corrigan reviews two suspenseful new novels. David Quammen warns that Yellowstone National Park may be "loved to death."
April 16, 2016
Comic W. Kamau Bell visits places he is afraid to go on his new series. Kevin Whitehead reviews Julian Lage's new album. Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz discuss their sketch-comedy series Shugs & Fats.