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Recent Episodes

Best Of: Producer Scott Rudin / Inside HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

After getting his start in theater at 15, Rudin went on to create his own production company. He is now the lead producer on five shows that are nominated for Tony Awards, including 'Shuffle Along.' Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews William Bell's new album 'This is Where I Live.' Creator Mike Judge, co-showrunner Alec Berg, and actor Thomas Middleditch talk about their HBO series 'Silicon Valley,' and the real-life tech industry that inspired it.

David Remnick On Muhammad Ali / Is Yellowstone In Trouble?

New Yorker editor David Remnick, who wrote a biography of Muhammad Ali, tells us how he became a champion boxer, a great showman, and how he took the country by surprise. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1998. Each year, Yellowstone attracts millions of visitors and provides a home to countless animal species. But National Geographic journalist David Quammen warns that balancing tourism and preservation can be tricky. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Genius,' about book editor Maxwell Perkins.

Inside HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

Creator Mike Judge, co-showrunner Alec Berg, and actor Thomas Middleditch talk about their HBO series 'Silicon Valley,' and the real-life tech industry that inspired it. Ken Tucker reviews William Bell's new album 'This is Where I live.'

Bust Times In Oil-Rich Venezuela

New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey talks about life in Venezuela, where the collapse in oil prices has caused shortages of everything, including water, electricity, medicine, and cash.

The Legacy Of Justice Louis Brandeis, The 'Jewish Jefferson'

One hundred years ago, Brandeis became the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court. Author Jeffrey Rosen says that Brandeis was also the most far-seeing progressive justice of the 20th century. His new book is 'Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi.

Broadway & Film Producer Scott Rudin

After getting his start in theater at 15, Rudin went on to create his own production company. He is now the lead producer on five shows that are nominated for Tony Awards, including 'Shuffle Along.' He talks about soaring ticket prices, the risks and rewards of producing, and what he learned from director Mike Nichols.