Music philosopher Greil Marcus listens back to The Doors and hears dread and light and Thomas Pynchon.
"The Mortal Sea." A ship’s captain turned scholar tracks our impact on the oceans through time.
Ronald Reagan budget director David Stockman says crony capitalism has left the U.S. economy in giant trouble. He’s with us.
What happy families do right, from telling the family story to creating healthy relationships across generations.
Never mind future shock. Douglas Rushkoff says we’re suffering “present shock.” The tyranny of the digital, always-on “now.”
America’s first feminist. The 19th century’s journalist, critic, transcendentalist, adventurer, Margaret Fuller.
We're looking inside America's gun culture.
Acrobat Duncan Wall ran away to join the circus, and found the circus has changed. He’s with us.
The Feminine Mystique at 50. We’ll talk with women about the book, Betty Friedan, what’s changed, what hasn’t, and women now.
Japan’s old politics by other means — the real, thousand-year history of the ninja.
We're talking with Pulitzer Prize-winning humor man Dave Barry about Miami madness and his new book, “Insane City.”
Robert Green Ingersoll, the great American agnostic — and how his 1880s message resonates today.
Fire-walking, the hydrogen bomb, Death Valley, and more. We’ll go deep on the essence of heat.
Breakout novelist Ayana Mathis and her raw telling of African-America’s great northern migration in "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie."
Jared Diamond tells us what we can learn from traditional societies.
“Because I said So.” Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings on the myths and warnings parents give their kids.
From the origins of the universe, to the Tudor age, to an Indian reservation in North Dakota, On Point looks at the best books of the year.
American Revolution. Historian Kevin Phillips looks at American politics then and now from 1775.
Superstar Dolly Parton joins us to talk music and where she’s found meaning in life.
"This American Life" contributor Davy Rothbart on life and love on the road, and his latest collection, "My Heart Is An Idiot."