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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."

14 min
Jun 12, 2017
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New leaders rise to the occasion, while Mars seeks answers, once and for all.

54 min
Jun 8, 2017
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Brooke Gladstone discusses her book The Trouble With Reality with Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post

39 min
Jun 6, 2017
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"When I was little, I called actors and actresses 'magic people.'"

20 min
Jun 5, 2017
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Mars and others must band together to weather an epic crisis.

103 min
Jun 2, 2017
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April Ryan moderates a panel including Mary Frances Berry, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Wesley Lowery, and Julianne Malveaux.

28 min
May 30, 2017
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John McWhorter talks to Ben Zimmer about the Vietnam Graffiti Project and other slangy topics.

50 min
May 30, 2017
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"Everyone's tapping back into their childhood fantasies and obsessions."

17 min
May 29, 2017
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It is a high wire act to keep the peace -- and to keep everyone alive.

66 min
May 26, 2017
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Amy Goldstein discusses her book Janesville and takes questions from the audience in Washington, DC.

57 min
May 23, 2017
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"If you trust yourself, the window will open."

14 min
May 22, 2017
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Exploration off limits causes an explosive outcome.

61 min
May 21, 2017
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Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Emily Bazelon discuss Margaret Atwood's dystopic novel The Handmaid's Tale and the Hulu television adaptation.

80 min
May 19, 2017
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Richard Rothstein, in conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, discusses his book The Color Of Law

27 min
May 16, 2017
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John McWhorter discusses the near-futile impulse to determine what is, and what is not, a word.

53 min
May 16, 2017
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“I don’t think you have to deny your essential self, but maybe you have to bring it fully to the game.”

15 min
May 15, 2017
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Mars’ daring mission yields surprising results.

53 min
May 12, 2017
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Cory Doctorow discusses his novel Walkaway and his views on technology and society.

43 min
May 9, 2017
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"Every job I've ever had has been either making trouble or making change."

16 min
May 8, 2017
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Trust is called into question when Mars reunites with an old friend.