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There Will Be No Miracles Here
Casey Gerald’s memoir turns the “rags to riches” tale on its head and questions the cost of success.
Dear AmericaJournalist and founder of Define American, Jose Antonio Vargas shares his experience of being undocumented in America.
Still BeginningCartoonist Jules Feiffer fulfilled a childhood dream by learning how to draw graphic novels in his 80s.
Every Day Is Extra After Vietnam, John Kerry felt called to a life of service to honor those who never made it home.
America: The Farewell TourChris Hedges describes the flashing warning signs of the “inevitable collapse of the American empire.”
The Right to Be SafeOur panel, featuring Avery Gardiner, Zion Kelly, and Craig Whitney, discusses how to reframe the narrative around guns.
From the Corner of the OvalBeck Dorey-Stein shares her unlikely journey from D.C. outsider to working for President Obama and, briefly, President Trump.
Call Me AmericanAbdi Nor Iftin’s immigration memoir is a counternarrative to the rhetoric of Trump’s travel ban.
Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?Robert Kuttner looks back to the complementary capitalism and democracy of the New Deal era.
The View From Flyover CountrySarah Kendzior speaks plainly and truthfully about Trump, inequality, and the future of our country.
MeatySamantha Irby doesn’t hold anything back when she reads from her hilarious book of personal essays.
Make TroubleCecile Richards tells young activists that you only live once, so don’t be afraid to make change.
The Field of BloodCongress may be polarized today, but it’s nothing like the 1800s when brawling and bullying were the norm.
We Fed an IslandJosé Andrés helped feed hundreds of thousands after Hurricane Maria, but he thinks we can do better.
Under FireDespite being targeted by Sean Spicer, Omarosa, and Trump himself, April Ryan refuses to back down.
Spying On WhalesPaleontologist Nick Pyenson examines the past of whales for clues about their future.
Ibtihaj Muhammad’s Unlikely American DreamIbtihaj Muhammad shares her journey to become the first American woman to compete in a hijab at the Olympics.
American Sonnets for My Past and Future AssassinTerrance Hayes reads from his collection of sonnets written in response to the Trump presidency.
The Only Band That MatteredMark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki on the final years of the Clash and the sociopolitical climate of the 1980s.
Bad BloodJohn Carreyrou covers the rise and fall of Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, in his new book.
Lauren Groff’s FloridaLauren Groff reads from her new collection and talks about getting fan mail from President Obama.
Adults in the RoomYanis Varoufakis thinks each citizen has a duty to understand how the economy works.
Sing, Unburied, SingFor our special 200th episode, Jesmyn Ward discusses her 2017 National Book Award–winning novel.
Chasing New HorizonsHear how a team of scientists launched the most distant planetary exploration of all time.
The Sun Does ShineAnthony Ray Hinton spent half his life on death row because of the inequalities of our justice system.
Just the Funny PartsNell Scovell on gender bias in comedy, writing jokes for Obama, and pitching ideas for The Simpsons.