American truths, not so self-evident. Historian Jill Lepore on why the tension between fact and fiction has been with us since the nation’s founding.
Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines when outed himself as undocumented. His new memoir is “Dear America."
Race, politics and patriotism. We’re talking about the NFL with superfan and journalist Mark Leibovich. His new book is "Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times."
The Serena Williams firestorm at the U.S. Open started a conversation about women’s anger. We’ll have it with author of the new book "Rage Becomes Her."
Top reporters share what they’re working on and watching for in the week ahead in Washington, around the nation and across the world.
On Point host David Folkenflik spoke with Kerry Friday morning. Here are a selection of highlights from their hour-long conversation.
From Vietnam warrior to peace advocate, from defeated presidential candidate to the nation's top diplomat, John Kerry tells his story in a new memoir.
From hacking to terrorism, and our polarized world, it’s going to take a radical rethink of everything to survive this century, says historian and best-selling author Yuval Harari. He’s with...
Political correctness on college campuses. Are so-called "trigger warnings" and intellectual "safe spaces" creating a generation of students who can’t cope? Authors of a new book say "yes."
Africa’s remaining wild lions could be wiped out by 2050. We’ll look at the reasons for the catastrophic decline and efforts to save them.
Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?
How the American dream became temporary. We explore the origins of the gig economy, and what these gigs mean for workers now.
Three decades of "The Simpsons." We turn our eye on Springfield with a top writer who has been in the mix since day one.
Compassion may be the cure. A doctor shares his guide to healing through empathy and listening.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright turns a keen eye to his home state of Texas. The new book is "God Save Texas."
From da Vinci to Darwin, how great minds put things off, but changed the world anyway.
American hate. We talk with a human rights lawyer about the powerful stories of hate crime survivors.
Celebrating 20 years of the groundbreaking album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
What’s the buzz? We’ll look at the wonders of bees and worries they’re at risk of disappearing.
Life and culture in the American South. We’ll talk with native daughter and author Julia Reed about her new book "South Toward Home."