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John Grisham on The Whistler, Writing Thrillers, and Righting Wrongs

The best-selling author talks about the issues in our justice system that he continues to wrestle with 25 years later.

Oct. 20 2016 2:05 PMDaniel Negreanu on Poker and Picking Up TellsOne of the best poker players in the world talks about the skills that changed his life.
Sept. 27 2016 5:42 PMWill 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.
Sept. 7 2016 11:25 AMGlen 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.
July 26 2016 1:25 PMMike 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.
June 22 2016 4:48 PMSavannah 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.
May 24 2016 4:13 PMAndrew 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.
May 4 2016 1:28 PMRyan Holiday Talks Stoicism and Why Ego Is the EnemyWhat’s holding you back from doing your best work?
April 12 2016 4:37 PMJane Rosenthal on Tribeca Films and Making Movies WorkThe co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival talks about finding her way to the work she was always meant to do.
March 15 2016 3:21 PMTom Rath on Impulse Control and Establishing Healthy HabitsThe best-selling author and researcher uses his cancer diagnosis to help us learn about the small changes we can make to improve our lives.
Feb. 29 2016 11:11 AMZach Quinto Talks Smokefall, Self-Examination, and SnowdenThe actor and producer reflects on how the death of his father shaped his worldview and craft.
Feb. 16 2016 4:21 PMJudd Apatow on Filmmaking Mentorship and What Fuels His WorkThe writer and director talks about finding hope in his movies even if there is an existential crisis at their core.
Feb. 2 2016 11:12 AMScott Frank Talks Shaker, Screenwriting, and GodlessA book and a script, both more than 15 years in the making, finally bear fruit for this veteran writer.
Jan. 19 2016 2:39 PMDavid Costabile on Billions, Breaking Bad, and Breaking the RulesThe lauded actor reflects on what it takes for him to become one of his characters.
Jan. 5 2016 6:12 PMRyan Fleck and Anna Boden on Their Partnership and Mississippi GrindThe filmmaking duo talk about the pleasures and frustrations of independent filmmaking.
Dec. 15 2015 1:29 PMSarah Kay on Art, Poetry, and Life on the RoadThe spoken word poet takes us behind the scenes of her world famous TED Talk.
Oct. 5 2016 4:24 PMRichard Shindell on Careless and Storytelling MusicAn expat songwriter writes heartbreaking music about the undocumented.
Sept. 21 2016 5:10 PMSeth 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.
Aug. 23 2016 3:57 PMMichael 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.
July 14 2016 5:11 PMMark Halperin on the Role of Journalism and Donald TrumpThe veteran journalist talks about why he still believes most politicians are in it for good.
June 7 2016 4:39 PMAlan 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.
May 19 2016 12:17 PMHayes Carll on Lovers and LeaversThe singer-songwriter digs deep on his latest album and comes up with the best record of his career.
April 19 2016 3:22 PMKaryn Kusama on The Invitation and Being Comfortable in Her SkinThe gifted director talks about recognizing the strangeness in great works of art.
March 29 2016 3:04 PMChef Gabrielle Hamilton on How Writing Is a Lot Like CookingThe best-selling author and owner of Prune talks about why plates and paragraphs both need editors.
March 8 2016 10:50 AMMalin Akerman on Billions, Motherhood, and Making the JumpThe actress talks about sexual mores in America and how they affect her on and off set.
Feb. 23 2016 1:12 PMEthan Canin on A Doubter’s Almanac and the State of FictionThe masterful short story writer and novelist talks about building his stories with a mechanic’s eye and an empathic heart.
Feb. 9 2016 5:52 PMJohn Moreland on Connection, Self-Reflection, and Finding the WordsThe highly regarded singer-songwriter talks about writing music that will withstand the test of time.
Jan. 26 2016 1:05 PMDonny Deutsch on Fostering Creativity and Political AmbitionsThe ad executive turned TV personality explains why you should hire people who are just “2 percent off center.”
Jan. 12 2016 3:34 PMJustin Townes Earle on Loneliness, Songwriting, and ChangeThe renowned singer-songwriter talks about growing up as the son of Steve Earle and setting out to create a sound that’s uniquely his.
Dec. 22 2015 3:48 PMScott Rosenberg on Finding His Voice and the Hollywood MachineThe veteran screenwriter talks about the original version of Gone in 60 Seconds and what was lost in the machine.
Dec. 8 2015 5:40 PMJim James on Criticism and Finding the Love in the MusicMy Morning Jacket’s lead singer and songwriter talks about using his place in the world for a greater good.

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