Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about new beginnings and missed connections. Philip K. Dick’s classic sci-fi story “Beyond Lies the Wub” asks what it is to be human. The reader is Denis O’Hare. And a Russian émigré eagerly awaits the New York City of his dreams in Lara Vapnyar’s “Waiting for the Miracle,” read by David Costabile.
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, was paid more than $50,000 by Russian companies shortly before he became an adviser to the then-candidate. The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris joins us from Washington.