The author George Saunders won the Man Booker literary prize on Tuesday for his first novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo."
History's most creative genius — Leonardo da Vinci. Walter Isaacson explores the life of the great Renaissance genius of art and science.
To help make sense of this moment in our country we spoke with the Pulitzer-prize-winning novelist and essayist.
Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen on how modern Russia took a wrong turn on the road to democracy and its march, now, to totalitarianism.
Older Americans, on the road. Looking for work, for a living. Out of campervans and trailers. We’ll talk with the author of “Nomadland.”
What it’s like to be a dog. We talk with animal neuroscientist Gregory Berns.
The “Godmother of Punk Rock,” Patti Smith, on creativity and invention. She’s with us.
Country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs brings his mandolin and a lifetime of stories.
Another Game of Thrones season down. What drives us to Westeros?
Journalist and former Democratic strategist Sidney Blumenthal dives deep into Abraham Lincoln and lessons for America now.
From “Goodnight Moon” to “Charlotte’s Web,” how children’s literature can still speak to adults.
The real Al Capone. From Brooklyn kid to Chicago crime boss, a new biography gives the whole story.
The top 20 percent of this country, not just the top one percenters, is leaving everyone else behind. We’ll talk with the author of "Dream Hoarders."
The secret life of trees. They talk to each other, says forester Peter Wohlleben. They have families. We’ll sit down with the tree whisperer.
What makes a great boss. One Silicon Valley boss says she did it all wrong. She’s found a better way.
Mo Willems, acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, joins us to talk Knuffle Bunny, Nanette’s baguette and finding empathy in today’s world.
He made waves going after Paula Deen for using the n-word. Now, black culinary historian Michael Twitty is talking slavery and Southern food.
Race, jazz and the incredible voice of Sarah Vaughan, Queen of Bebop.
At age 59, and deep in debt, Mark Twain went on an around-the-world stand up comedy tour. We’ll hear what he had to say.
The On Point staff is throwing all kinds of books in their beach bags this summer. Maybe you should follow their lead and bring one on your next weekend getaway.