Live at Politics and Prose
Live at Politics and Prose

The Right to Be Safe

Our panel, featuring Avery Gardiner, Zion Kelly, and Craig Whitney, discusses how to reframe the narrative around guns.

Aug. 10 2018 7:00 AMIbtihaj Muhammad’s Unlikely American DreamIbtihaj Muhammad shares her journey to become the first American woman to compete in a hijab at the Olympics.
July 27 2018 7:00 AMAmerican Sonnets for My Past and Future AssassinTerrance Hayes reads from his collection of sonnets written in response to the Trump presidency.
July 13 2018 7:30 AMThe Only Band That MatteredMark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki on the final years of the Clash and the sociopolitical climate of the 1980s.
June 29 2018 4:24 PMBad BloodJohn Carreyrou covers the rise and fall of Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, in his new book.
June 15 2018 12:20 PMLauren Groff’s FloridaLauren Groff reads from her new collection and talks about getting fan mail from President Obama.
June 1 2018 7:30 AMAdults in the RoomYanis Varoufakis thinks each citizen has a duty to understand how the economy works.
May 18 2018 10:34 AMSing, Unburied, SingFor our special 200th episode, Jesmyn Ward discusses her 2017 National Book Award–winning novel.
May 4 2018 11:54 AMChasing New HorizonsHear how a team of scientists launched the most distant planetary exploration of all time.
April 20 2018 7:00 AMThe Sun Does ShineAnthony Ray Hinton spent half his life on death row because of the inequalities of our justice system.
April 6 2018 12:00 PMJust the Funny PartsNell Scovell on gender bias in comedy, writing jokes for Obama, and pitching ideas for The Simpsons.
March 23 2018 7:00 AMHistory Teaches Us to ResistCivil rights icon Mary Frances Berry swore she’d never write another book. Then Trump got elected.
March 9 2018 7:00 AMThe Common GoodRobert Reich urges Americans to come together and reverse the vicious cycle of contemporary politics.
Feb. 23 2018 10:47 AMThe World Only Spins ForwardIsaac Butler and Dan Kois relate the history of the groundbreaking play Angels in America.
Feb. 9 2018 7:00 AMYour Pain Makes SenseJohann Hari, with Andrew Sullivan, on the root causes of depression and rethinking how we treat it.
Jan. 26 2018 11:47 AMRace in America 2018White House correspondent April Ryan leads a panel of writers and thinkers on racial issues in 2018 and beyond.
Aug. 3 2018 7:01 AMOttessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and RelaxationThe author of Eileen reads from her latest novel.
July 20 2018 7:00 AMFrom the Corner of the OvalBeck Dorey-Stein shares her unlikely journey from D.C. outsider to working for President Obama and, briefly, President Trump.
July 6 2018 6:01 AMCall Me AmericanAbdi Nor Iftin’s immigration memoir is a counternarrative to the rhetoric of Trump’s travel ban.
June 22 2018 10:39 AMThe TerribleYrsa Daley-Ward reads from her poetic memoir, The Terrible, and recounts her childhood.
June 8 2018 7:00 AMCan Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?Robert Kuttner looks back to the complementary capitalism and democracy of the New Deal era.
May 25 2018 7:30 AMThe View From Flyover CountrySarah Kendzior speaks plainly and truthfully about Trump, inequality, and the future of our country.
May 11 2018 11:46 AMHead OnJohn Scalzi shares his thoughts on aliens, star wars, and most importantly, burritos.
April 27 2018 11:25 AMMeatySamantha Irby doesn’t hold anything back when she reads from her hilarious book of personal essays.
April 13 2018 10:21 AMMake TroubleCecile Richards tells young activists that you only live once, so don’t be afraid to make change.
March 30 2018 7:00 AMTomorrow Will Be DifferentSarah McBride discusses the importance of trans people sharing their stories, with Rep. Joe Kennedy.
March 16 2018 10:49 AMBeauty and The BellesYA authors Dhonielle Clayton and Jason Reynolds on pushing against beauty norms and creating inclusive fantasy worlds.
March 2 2018 10:44 AMEloquent RageBrittney Cooper celebrates black women’s anger as a positive force for social change.
Feb. 16 2018 7:00 AMTrumpocracyDavid Frum on how Donald Trump is undermining democracy and forcing Americans to reconsider their values.
Feb. 2 2018 8:38 AMBrave New PatriarchyIn Red Clocks, by Leni Zumas, women struggle to control their destinies after the government strips away control of their bodies.
Jan. 12 2018 7:30 AMBarbecues and Burning CrossesHistorian Linda Gordon considers the rise, fall, and legacy of the KKK in the 1920s.