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Podcast
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64 min
Apr 6, 2018
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Television writer and comedian Nell Scovell discusses her book, "Just the Funny Parts", with Alexandra Petri of the Washington Post.

34 min
Apr 3, 2018
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John McWhorter on why English spelling is so frustratingly idiosyncratic.

56 min
Mar 30, 2018
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Laura Miller, Alex Barasch, and Gabriel Roth discuss the new novel by Alan Hollinghurst, The Sparsholt Affair, a multigenerational saga about gay life.

77 min
Mar 30, 2018
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Sarah McBride discusses her memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different", with Rep. Joe Kennedy at Politics and Prose on 3/20/18.

56 min
Mar 23, 2018
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Mary Frances Berry discusses her book, "History Teaches Us To Resist", at Politics and Prose on 3/14/18.

34 min
Mar 20, 2018
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What we know about what Washington, Franklin and Hamilton may have sounded like.

64 min
Mar 16, 2018
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Dhonielle Clayton discusses her novel, "The Belles", with fellow YA author Jason Reynolds at Politics and Prose on 2/9/18.

72 min
Mar 9, 2018
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Robert Reich discusses his book, "The Common Good", at a Politics and Prose event at Sixth and I in Washington, DC.

32 min
Mar 6, 2018
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John McWhorter on the rise of an exclamatory syllable in English.

67 min
Mar 2, 2018
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Brittney Cooper discusses her book, "Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower", with Damon Young at Politics and Prose on 2/21/18.

8 min
Feb 27, 2018
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Update on Mars Patel season 3 and preview of a new show by Gen-Z Media

54 min
Feb 27, 2018
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Laura Miller, Jacob Brogan, and Charlie Jane Anders discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's classic science fiction novel "The Left Hand of Darkness".

46 min
Feb 23, 2018
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Isaac Butler and Dan Kois discuss their book, "The World Only Spins Forward", about the history of the groundbreaking play, "Angels in America".

31 min
Feb 20, 2018
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The rich complexities of a humble preposition.

65 min
Feb 16, 2018
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David Frum, former White House speech writer and senior editor at The Atlantic, discusses his book, "Trumpocracy", at Politics and Prose on 2/7/18.

68 min
Feb 9, 2018
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On this episode of Live at Politics and Prose, Johann Hari discusses his book Lost Connections with Andrew Sullivan.

32 min
Feb 6, 2018
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John McWhorter on the origin of woman, girl and other lady terms.

59 min
Feb 2, 2018
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Leni Zumas discusses her feminist dystopia novel, Red Clocks, at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

2 min
Jan 31, 2018
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A special goodbye from The 10 Minute Writer's Workshop

47 min
Jan 29, 2018
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Katy Waldman, Parul Sehgal, and Laura Bennett discuss Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado.

124 min
Jan 26, 2018
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On this episode of Live at Politics and Prose, April Ryan leads a panel discussion on racial issues in America with Mary Frances Berry, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Wesley Lowery, and Jason Riley.

42 min
Jan 23, 2018
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John McWhorter on the etymology and pronunciation of English numbers.

55 min
Jan 12, 2018
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Linda Gordon discusses her book The Second Coming of the KKK at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

32 min
Jan 9, 2018
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Like gangster and gangsta, nigger and nigga have become two distinct words.

62 min
Jan 5, 2018
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Bruce Bartlett discusses his book The Truth Matters at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

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.