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The world's top authors and critics join Sunday Book Review Editor Sam Tanenhaus in lively conversations about books, arts and ideas.
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Latest episode: January 19, 2018 | 11:26 am - 'Off the Charts'

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'Off the Charts' (01:00:42) January 19, 2018 | 11:26 am

Ann Hulbert discusses her new book about child prodigies, and Sam Graham-Felsen talks about his debut novel, “Green.”

Some Assembly Required (00:57:02) January 12, 2018 | 6:50 am

Alexander Langlands discusses “Craeft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts,” and Max Boot talks about “The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.”

What to Read About North Korea (01:01:38) January 05, 2018 | 11:10 am

Nicholas Kristof discusses the best books about the secretive country, and Tui Sutherland talks about the graphic novel edition of “Wings of Fire.”

The Fire Next Time (00:50:37) December 29, 2017 | 9:43 am

Brendan I. Koerner talks about “Megafire” and “Firestorm,” and Henry Fountain discusses “The Great Quake.”

'The Story of the Jews' Continues (00:54:14) December 22, 2017 | 10:11 am

Simon Schama talks about “Belonging: 1492-1900,” and Christopher de Hamel discusses “Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts.”

Mary Beard on 'Women & Power' (00:57:57) December 15, 2017 | 1:55 pm

Beard talks about her new manifesto, and Hillary Chute discusses “Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere.”

'The Second Coming of the KKK' (01:12:40) December 08, 2017 | 12:53 pm

Linda Gordon talks about “The Second Coming of the KKK”; Scott Kelly discusses “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery”; and editors from the Book Review talk about our 10 Best Books of 2017.

The History of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone (00:50:28) December 01, 2017 | 11:35 am

Joe Hagan discusses "Sticky Fingers," and Simon Winchester talks about "The Taste of Empire" and "A Thirst for Empire."

O Pioneers! (00:56:56) November 21, 2017 | 2:37 pm

Caroline Fraser talks about “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” and Tiya Miles discusses “The Dawn of Detroit.”

Mother Knows Best? (01:08:31) November 17, 2017 | 12:23 pm

James Wolcott talks about “Raising Trump” and “The Kardashians,” and Tina Brown discusses “The Vanity Fair Diaries.”

Kurt Andersen on Channeling President Trump (01:04:06) November 10, 2017 | 10:30 am

Andersen talks about "You Can't Spell America Without Me"; Liza Mundy discusses “Code Girls”; and Maria Russo on the season's children’s books.

The American Revolution in Six Lives (00:57:39) November 03, 2017 | 12:45 pm

Russell Shorto talks about “Revolution Song,” and Richard Aldous discusses his new biography of Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Marilyn Stasio on True Crime (00:48:07) October 27, 2017 | 10:24 am

Stasio discusses new books about real crimes, and Dave Eggers talks about his two new illustrated books.

The Godfather of Post-Truth Politics (01:15:37) October 20, 2017 | 10:15 am

Victor Sebestyen talks about his new biography of Lenin, and Marc Maron discusses “Waiting for the Punch.”

From Podcast to Book with Marc Maron (01:15:37) October 20, 2017 | 10:15 am

Marc Maron discusses “Waiting for the Punch,” and Victor Sebestyen talks about his new biography of Lenin.

Ron Chernow on 'Grant' (01:12:07) October 13, 2017 | 10:50 am

Chernow talks about his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and Mike Wallace discusses “Greater Gotham: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919.”

Jennifer Egan Talks About 'Manhattan Beach' (00:59:19) October 06, 2017 | 10:25 am

Egan discusses her new novel, and Franklin Foer talks about “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.”

Recent Romances (00:50:05) September 29, 2017 | 10:37 am

Robert Gottlieb talks about new romance novels, and Celeste Ng discusses her new novel, “Little Fires Everywhere.”

Jesmyn Ward on 'Sing, Unburied, Sing' (01:06:00) September 22, 2017 | 5:21 pm

Ward discusses her new novel; David Dobbs on five new books about Darwin; and Kristin Cashore talks about “Jane, Unlimited.”

Jill Abramson on the 2016 Presidential Campaign (01:20:33) September 15, 2017 | 4:54 pm

Abramson discusses Katy Tur's "Unbelievable" and Hillary Clinton's "What Happened."

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