A grand new counter trend strategy for global order. Big foreign policy thinker Anne-Marie Slaughter says embrace connections not borders.
From apps, to the office, meditation and mindfulness are bigger than ever. We’ll take a deep breath and explore the realm of om.
A new book tells the secret history of the federal government’s long investigation into mental telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition – for defense. The author’s with us.
When a young African-American woman headed out solo along the Appalachian Trail, she learned a lot about the politics of race in the great outdoors.
Prima ballerina Misty Copeland on challenging beauty norms and loving yourself as you are.
We talk to a college dean whose graduation speech on asking the right questions and living a full life has gone viral way beyond campus.
President Trump’s top advisor Steve Bannon is a big fan of the book “The Fourth Turning” and its dark message of political upheaval. We’ll check it out.
The poetry of Top 40 classic hits, from “Shake it Off” to “Hey Jude.”
Country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs brings his mandolin and a lifetime of stories.
The stories of women pirates, legendary and real, who took to the seas for plunder, power, freedom!
Dystopian fiction is having a heyday. We’ll look at the dystopian plots and perils that publishers love right now.
The real-life death of Abraham Lincoln’s young son is reimagined as a meditation on grief and moving on in the novel “Lincoln in the Bardo.” Author George Saunders joins us.
The Jon Stewart of Egypt, Bassem Youssef, joins us to talk about Islam, America and the world.
What makes a great boss. One Silicon Valley boss says she did it all wrong. She’s found a better way.
What’s cookin’? Sam Sifton and Melissa Clark of the New York Times open the recipe box.
A gripping memoir of home and history in a crumbling Damascus. A story of Syria, before and after civil war.
Cracking medical mysteries. A top doctor tells the inside story and drama of what it takes to get a diagnosis right.
Economist Tyler Cowen says Americans have become risk-averse, and it’s going to cost us. He’s calling out American complacency.
Our age of anger. We’ll talk with big thinker Pankaj Mishra about the roots of today’s anger. He says it’s been a long time coming.
If man and machine really do become one, will data destroy democracy, humanism, and our souls? One historian’s view of the future.