On our show Friday, we talk to two book critics and one independent bookseller about their top books of the year.
The best books of 2017, as picked by On Point's staff.
Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar, his co-editor on a new anthology of African American folktales, joined On Point Tuesday to talk about their book.
A groundbreaking collection of African-American folktales is out. We’ll turn the pages with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and folklore scholar Maria Tatar.
Virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier now says VR could be the “evilest invention of all time.” He makes the case.
Prima ballerina Misty Copeland on challenging beauty norms and loving yourself as you are.
We're talking to author A.J. Jacobs about the family tree — his new take on genealogy, DNA and the ties that bind us.
Ron Chernow’s history lesson on Hamilton went to Broadway—now he takes up President Ulysses S. Grant.
Barbara and Jenna Bush, presidential daughters and granddaughters, join the program to talk about their new book, "Sisters First."
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.