In his new book, author and practicing physician Dr. Dan Morhaim explores end-of-life care and the tough decisions that we must make as we prepare to depart our existence. Morhaim informs readers about considerations such as where to find readily available living wills and advance directives and why it is important to use them.
Marc Haefele solves the "Blade Runner" mystery - the backstory for Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
All odds were against her. At the age of 12, after years of chaotic home life, she was abandoned by her mother to Fresno’s Juvenile Hall.
Writer and producer Dan Bucatinsky joins the show to talk about his new book, the funny and heartfelt, “Does this baby make me look straight? Confessions of a Gay Dad.” In it, Bucatinsky describes his adventures in parenting his two adopted children with his partner, screenwriter Don Roos.
Summer is baseball season – and road trip season.
Author Don Winslow is back with a new novel, “The Kings of Cool,” a prequel to “Savages,” which has been made into a movie by Oliver Stone and comes out today.
Are Americans more frustrated with politics and with each other than we need to be? They are, according to Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. In his new book, “Our Divided Political Heart,” Dionne states that “Americans disagree about who we are because we can’t agree about who we’ve been.
In her latest book, “As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda,” author Gail Collins looks at the political influence the state has had on American politics, Enron, No Child Left Behind, the S&L crisis and textbooks that question evolution.
If you went to a farmers market this weekend looking for the most local groceries, thinking you’re helping the environment and the local economy – think again.
Renowned author John Irving’s credits roll long. He won an Academy Award for “The Cider House Rules” screenplay. He wrote the American classic, “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” Irving also has nine international bestsellers.
America is ideally supposed to be a meritocracy – where those who are the most capable are at the top – but there is an evident lack of diversity among those who occupy positions of power.
In recent years, the United States has been taken to task by scholars who claim that we live in an age of unreason, misinformation and blind acceptance.
“Diversity is strength.” “Violence never solved anything.” “We are only as free as the least free among us.” We’ve all heard these feel-good, liberal-minded clichés – maybe even spouted them ourselves during a Thanksgiving dinner argument.
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Comedian Michael Ian Black and political writer Meghan McCain join the show to discuss their new book about road-tripping across the states.
Benjamin Franklin once famously wrote, "nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." But in historian, Harvard professor and New Yorker columnist Jill Lepore's new book, Lepore explores our purpose on the planet beyond payments to Uncle Sam and our descent to the grave.