The Truth About Microorganisms
The Atlantic’s Ed Yong details how microbes keep us alive in I Contain Multitudes.
The Wild Saga of Patty HearstJeffrey Toobin revisits one of the defining stories of the 1970s in American Heiress.
An Estranged Father’s Surprising TransitionSusan Faludi on the riddles of identity in her memoir In the Darkroom.
Andrew Solomon on His New Collection of Essays, Far and AwayThe prize-winning author discusses the transformative power of travel with Azar Nafisi.
Andrew Bacevich on the Complexities of the Middle EastThe retired colonel discusses what went wrong and where to go from here in America’s War for the Greater Middle East.
David Kilcullen on Global InstabilityThe former military adviser analyzes the state of international security in Blood Year.
Southern Cooking and Charm With Roy Blount Jr.The NPR regular considers food, sometimes in rhyme, in Save Room for Pie.
Hanya Yanagihara on A Little LifeThe award-winning author discusses her acclaimed novel with Madhulika Sikka.
Aaron Swartz and an Open Internet for AllJustin Peters talks about his new book, The Idealist, with Slate’s Josh Levin.
David Gregory Asks How’s Your Faith?The former Meet the Press host chronicles his spiritual journey in a new memoir.
Shadi Hamid Explores Islam’s PoliticsHis book Islamic Exceptionalism examines how Islamic tenets can be reconciled with modern democracy.
Twenty Years Tracking TrumpNew Yorker writer Mark Singer discusses his profile of the GOP candidate, Trump and Me, with Jane Mayer.
Religion and Capitalism Meet in AmericaChris Lehmann traces the origins of faith for profit in The Money Cult.
Humane Society President and CEO Wayne Pacelle on The Humane EconomySen. Cory Booker and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker join Pacelle to talk about animal welfare.
James McBride on the Godfather of SoulThe National Book Award winner on James Brown in Kill ‘Em and Leave.
Cory Booker’s Vision of AmericaThe New Jersey senator discusses political turmoil and the power of Twitter with the Honorable Julián Castro.
A.O. Scott’s Critiques of CriticismThe New York Times film expert discusses the life of a critic and his favorite movies in Better Living Through Criticism.