Bomani Jones on the Racial Dynamics of Being the Smart Kid
The sportswriter and broadcaster talks about his love of language.
Alton Brown and the Origin of Good EatsThe TV host discusses how R.E.M. launched his career, how he conceived of Good Eats, and his childhood food obsessions.
El-P on Getting Kicked Out of School, Late-in-Life Success, and Run the JewelsThe producer and rapper talks about his music and growing up in New York.
Hank Azaria and the Making of BrockmireThe actor and producer talks about his role as a baseball announcer in the new IFC series.
Hooman Majd on His Evolving Experience as an Iranian American The author and journalist on writing about the Iran he knows.
Patterson Hood on American Band and His Long CareerThe prolific songwriter and musician talks about the journey to his band’s 11th album.
Evan McMullin Is Standing Up for Our RepublicThe former independent presidential candidate is leading the charge to fight for our democracy.
Mike Lupica on Trump and the Story of His CareerThe renowned columnist talks about making it as a writer and his concerns with Donald Trump.
James Altucher on Meaningful Work, Parenthood, and Reinventing YourselfThe entrepreneur and best-selling author talks about why this podcast needs to exist in a Trump world.
Daniel Negreanu on Poker and Picking Up TellsOne of the best poker players in the world talks about the skills that changed his life.
Will Toledo on Car Seat Headrest and Teens of DenialThe up-and-coming singer-songwriter reaches nostalgic adults and upbeat teenagers alike with his anthemic songs.
Glen Phillips on Divorce and Being Swallowed by the NewToad the Wet Sprocket’s singer-songwriter talks about the catastrophic changes that led him to create his most bracingly honest album yet.
Mike Birbiglia on Workshopping Your Screenplay and Don’t Think TwiceThe comedian and filmmaker talks about the group readings at his apartment that helped shape his new movie.
Savannah Guthrie on Growing Up, Interviewing, and Making the DecisionThe co-anchor of The Today Show tells the story of a decision that changed the course of her life.
Andrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods and the Power of TravelThe creator of Travel Channel’s hit show talks about the decision he made to be himself rather than a character of himself on TV.
Author Don Winslow on Loyalty and Crooked CopsThe author of The Force discusses his writing process, the war on drugs, and how he wrote his first novel.
Slaid Cleaves on Bruce Springsteen, Busking in Ireland, and His New AlbumThe singer-songwriter performs two songs and reflects on his career in music.
Beth Schacter and Her TV Writing CareerThe Quantico writer and producer discusses the many things she loves about her job.
Marcus Samuelsson on The Red Rooster Cookbook and Capturing the Essence of HarlemThe chef and owner of Red Rooster talks about food’s role in cultural moments.
Take It From Evan McMullin: Calling Your Representative WorksThe former independent presidential candidate thinks we need to push our elected leaders to put the country before partisanship.
Josh Ritter on Early Influences and Sermon on the RocksOne of the great living songwriters talks about finding his voice in the music.
Comedian Adam Carolla on What People Get Wrong About HimIs the podcasting pioneer serially misunderstood?
John Grisham on The Whistler, Writing Thrillers, and Righting WrongsThe best-selling author talks about the issues in our justice system that he continues to wrestle with 25 years later.
Richard Shindell on Careless and Storytelling MusicAn expat songwriter writes heartbreaking music about the undocumented.
Seth Godin on Creativity, Writer’s Block, and What It Sounds Like When You Change Your MindThe best-selling author talks about his latest book and why he doesn’t believe writer’s block exists.
Michael Chiklis on The Shield, Performing, and InfluenceThe actor talks about the rage that filled him when he went to audition for Vic Mackey on The Shield.
Mark Halperin on the Role of Journalism and Donald TrumpThe veteran journalist talks about why he still believes most politicians are in it for good.
Alan Furst on A Hero of France and Becoming a NovelistThe master of historical spy fiction talks about a trip to the Soviet Union and how he never fully returned.
Hayes Carll on Lovers and LeaversThe singer-songwriter digs deep on his latest album and comes up with the best record of his career.