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Live at Politics and Prose

Sing, Unburied, Sing

For our special 200th episode, Jesmyn Ward discusses her 2017 National Book Award–winning novel.

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.
Dec. 29 2017 11:05 AMThe Year in ReviewFascinating authors are always visiting Politics and Prose; here are some of our favorites from 2017.
Dec. 15 2017 7:23 AMThe Joy of Cooking BloggingDeb Perelman on blogging, finding culinary inspiration, and dealing with fussy kids.
Nov. 30 2017 6:03 PMHumanizing GodReza Aslan explains how we tend to perceive God as a divine version of ourselves.
Nov. 17 2017 10:27 AMA Good CryAcclaimed poet and civil rights icon Nikki Giovanni reflects on her past and dreams about the future.
Nov. 3 2017 7:13 AMTravel DeathstinationsMortician Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to study different funeral rituals.
Oct. 20 2017 11:00 AMOf Dogs and MailmenEileen Myles has woven a surreal and moving memoir about her beloved late pit bull, Rosie.
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.
Jan. 5 2018 10:42 AMThe Truth MattersBruce Bartlett explains how to find the truth amid a cacophony of news sources.
Dec. 22 2017 7:18 AMPositive ProximityDar Williams has a theory about why some small towns thrive.
Dec. 8 2017 11:19 AMHer Body and Other PartiesCarmen Maria Machado reads from her electric new book and talks about breaking the rules of fiction.
Nov. 24 2017 7:15 AMThe Future Is HistoryMasha Gessen explores post-Soviet history through the lives of four young people.
Nov. 10 2017 7:19 AMThe Man Behind the SpeechHow Khizr Khan fell in love with the American dream.
Oct. 27 2017 11:06 AMGhosts, Myths, and MemoriesWhen Colin Dickey visited America’s haunted places, he didn’t find ghosts; he found a forgotten past.
Oct. 13 2017 12:02 PMNasty Women Unite!Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding assemble great feminist writers to confront Trump’s America.