Sing, Unburied, Sing
For our special 200th episode, Jesmyn Ward discusses her 2017 National Book Award–winning novel.
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.
Tomorrow Will Be DifferentSarah McBride discusses the importance of trans people sharing their stories, with Rep. Joe Kennedy.
Beauty and The BellesYA authors Dhonielle Clayton and Jason Reynolds on pushing against beauty norms and creating inclusive fantasy worlds.
TrumpocracyDavid Frum on how Donald Trump is undermining democracy and forcing Americans to reconsider their values.
Brave New PatriarchyIn Red Clocks, by Leni Zumas, women struggle to control their destinies after the government strips away control of their bodies.
Barbecues and Burning CrossesHistorian Linda Gordon considers the rise, fall, and legacy of the KKK in the 1920s.
The Year in ReviewFascinating authors are always visiting Politics and Prose; here are some of our favorites from 2017.
The Joy of Cooking BloggingDeb Perelman on blogging, finding culinary inspiration, and dealing with fussy kids.
A Good CryAcclaimed poet and civil rights icon Nikki Giovanni reflects on her past and dreams about the future.
Travel DeathstinationsMortician Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to study different funeral rituals.
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.
History Teaches Us to ResistCivil rights icon Mary Frances Berry swore she’d never write another book. Then Trump got elected.
The Common GoodRobert Reich urges Americans to come together and reverse the vicious cycle of contemporary politics.
The World Only Spins ForwardIsaac Butler and Dan Kois relate the history of the groundbreaking play Angels in America.
Your Pain Makes SenseJohann Hari, with Andrew Sullivan, on the root causes of depression and rethinking how we treat it.
Race in America 2018White House correspondent April Ryan leads a panel of writers and thinkers on racial issues in 2018 and beyond.
Her Body and Other PartiesCarmen Maria Machado reads from her electric new book and talks about breaking the rules of fiction.
The Future Is HistoryMasha Gessen explores post-Soviet history through the lives of four young people.
Ghosts, Myths, and MemoriesWhen Colin Dickey visited America’s haunted places, he didn’t find ghosts; he found a forgotten past.