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Linda Gordon: Live at Politics and Prose

Slate's Live at Politics and Prose

Linda Gordon discusses her book The Second Coming of the KKK at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

55 Min

Jan 12, 2018

There Are Two N-Words

Slate Presents Lexicon Valley

Like gangster and gangsta, nigger and nigga have become two distinct words.

32 Min

Jan 9, 2018

Bruce Bartlett: Live at Politics and Prose

Slate's Live at Politics and Prose

Bruce Bartlett discusses his book The Truth Matters at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

62 Min

Jan 5, 2018

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Podcast
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89 min
Dec 29, 2017
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This compilation of seven authors highlights the many diverse voices, who visited Politics and Prose in 2017.

11 min
Dec 27, 2017
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This week, we talk to Manoush Zomorodi, author of Bored and Brilliant and host of the WNYC podcast Note to Self

31 min
Dec 26, 2017
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The problem is, is that we sometimes say "is" twice. Why?

45 min
Dec 22, 2017
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Dar Williams discusses her book, What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician's Guide to Rebuilding America's Communities--One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time, at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

66 min
Dec 19, 2017
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Katy Waldman, Parul Seghal, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey by Homer. Next month's book will be Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado.

59 min
Dec 15, 2017
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Deb Perelman discusses her cook book Smitten Kitchen Every Day at a Politics and Prose event in Washington, DC.

31 min
Dec 12, 2017
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Biblical scholar Mark Ward discusses his forthcoming book, Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible.

46 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Carmen Maria Machado reads from her short story collection Her Body And Other Parties and takes questions from the audience.

69 min
Dec 1, 2017
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Reza Aslan discusses his book God at a Politics and Prose event at Sixth and I historic synagogue in Washington, DC.

33 min
Nov 28, 2017
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Turkey? Pumpkin? Squash? They're all mistakes.

50 min
Nov 27, 2017
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Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss the novel Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Our selection for next month will be Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey.

68 min
Nov 22, 2017
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Masha Gessen discusses her National Book Award winning book The Future Is History in Washington, DC.

66 min
Nov 17, 2017
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Nikki Giovanni discusses her book A Good Cry at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

29 min
Nov 14, 2017
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Language is often at the mercy of pure chance.

78 min
Nov 10, 2017
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Khizr Khan discusses his life and his memoir An American Family in Washington, DC.

10 min
Nov 1, 2017
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This week, we speak to former speechwriter for Michelle Obama, Sarah Hurwitz

29 min
Oct 31, 2017
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It's time to permanently shelve the Elements of Style.

60 min
Oct 30, 2017
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Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Roark, and Emily Bazelon discuss Hilary Clinton's memoir, What Happened.

54 min
Oct 27, 2017
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Colin Dickey reads from his book Ghostland at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC.

48 min
Oct 20, 2017
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Eileen Myles reads from her book Afterglow (a dog memoir) at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC.

10 min
Oct 18, 2017
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This week, we speak to the author of What Milo Saw and Wishbones, Virginia Macgregor

34 min
Oct 17, 2017
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John McWhorter answers questions from Lexicon Valley listeners.

59 min
Oct 14, 2017
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Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding discuss their anthology Nasty Women with contributors Nicole Chung and Mary Kathryn Nagle.

11 min
Oct 6, 2017
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A conversation with Atul Gawande, author of "Being Mortal".

46 min
Oct 6, 2017
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David Litt on writing jokes for President Obama and comedy’s reluctant role as a source of truth in the Alternative Fact era.

33 min
Oct 3, 2017
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After parking in front of a garage, John received a note written in Spanish.

46 min
Sep 26, 2017
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Laura Bennett, Katy Waldman, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Sally Rooney's debut novel Conversations with Friends, and idea-driven novel about a group of four young people in Dublin struggling with ideology and identity.

55 min
Sep 22, 2017
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Danielle Allen discusses her memoir Cuz as well as the war on drugs and mass incarceration.

11 min
Sep 20, 2017
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In this episode, we talk with Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You, about writing families..

34 min
Sep 19, 2017
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John McWhorter discusses the process by which some new languages are born.

69 min
Sep 8, 2017
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Mark Bowden and Bob Woodward discuss the Vietnam War including the stories of those who served, the journalists who reported, and the failures of leadership.

10 min
Sep 6, 2017
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In this episode, we talk with Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache mysteries.

28 min
Sep 5, 2017
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Old English was arguably more complicated than Modern English. Is that true of all languages?

60 min
Sep 1, 2017
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Haroon Moghul discusses how he found himself unwittingly thrust into being a spokesperson for Islam after 9/11.

53 min
Aug 30, 2017
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Katy Waldman, Isaac Chotiner, and Laura Miller discuss The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the sprawling novel by Arundhati Roy about sectarian violence in India.

64 min
Aug 25, 2017
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Ibram X. Kendi discusses his book Stamped From The Beginning with Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post.

10 min
Aug 23, 2017
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This episode, we speak with Howard Axelrod, author of The Point of Vanishing.

28 min
Aug 22, 2017
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Languages across the world developed similar words for "mom" and "dad." How is that possible?

60 min
Aug 18, 2017
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Tom Perrotta reads from his new novel Mrs. Fletcher and ruminates on middle age, sex, and technology:

58 min
Aug 11, 2017
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Tracy Crow and Jerri Bell discuss their book It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan at Politics and Prose.

7 min
Aug 9, 2017
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This episode, we talk with New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice Fogel.

34 min
Aug 8, 2017
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The Language Conservancy's Wil Meya discusses the effort to revive Native American languages.

67 min
Aug 4, 2017
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Washington Post film critic, Ann Hornaday discusses her book Talking Pictures.

49 min
Jul 29, 2017
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Katy Waldman, Jacob Brogan, and Dan Kois discuss Maile Meloy's novel Do Not Become Alarmed.

12 min
Jul 26, 2017
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This episode, we talk with Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours.

28 min
Jul 25, 2017
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The history and evolution of "no" and "not."

53 min
Jul 21, 2017
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Matthew Klam discusses his novel "Who Is Rich?" with CNN's Jake Tapper at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

64 min
Jul 14, 2017
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Alexandra Fuller discusses race, racism, and white settlers in relation to her new novel Quiet Until The Thaw.

9 min
Jul 12, 2017
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This episode, we speak to Roxane Gay, author, essayist, teacher, and all around-superwoman.

32 min
Jul 11, 2017
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John McWhorter explains why we love shrinkage.

61 min
Jul 7, 2017
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Nina George practices her English and charms our audience.

51 min
Jun 30, 2017
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Don Winslow discusses his novel The Force and takes questions from the audience.

57 min
Jun 29, 2017
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Katy Waldman, Jacob Brogan, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Durga Chew-Bose's collection of essays Too Much and Not the Mood. Next month's book is Do Not Become Alarmed, by Maile Meloy.

26 min
Jun 27, 2017
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John McWhorter considers the eccentric irregularity of the verb "to be."

57 min
Jun 27, 2017
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"It's my story and no one else's."

54 min
Jun 23, 2017
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Manal Al-Sharif discusses her memoir Daring To Drive at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

52 min
Jun 20, 2017
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"I wanted someone who was going to tell me the truth."

70 min
Jun 16, 2017
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Ali Soufan discusses his book Anatomy of Terror and takes questions from the audience.

35 min
Jun 13, 2017
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John McWhorter interrupts the hosts of Unorthodox to discuss hallmarks and stereotypes of Jewish communication style.

55 min
Jun 13, 2017
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"I make music that sounds like the inside of my brain."