What's on This Week

05.22.2016
Guns are a part of our national mythology. Just consider the Western, Annie Oakley, Daniel Boone -- it's hard to deny the role guns had in shaping America. But what if all those...
05.22.2016
As the Dalai Lama enters his ninth decade, we reflect on his legacy and remarkable personal history. Also, how various Eastern spiritual traditions have taken root in the West -...

On Our Minds

For TTBOOK host Anne Strainchamps her only encounters with guns happened in the pages of crime fiction -- usually, stories featuring women. Give her a woman and a gun and she...
Rolling Stone India has called Karsh Kale one of "the high priests of electro." He's a pioneer of the Asian Underground and top DJ at clubs around the world, from Ibiza to...
Kirk Lynn's debut novel "Rules for Werewolves" is the story of a group of young, homeless, angry kids running from their families and roaming the suburbs of Los Angeles like...
Psychologists John and Julie Gottman are famous for being able to predict with 94% accuracy whether a couple will break up, stay together unhappily, or stay together happily...
American Wendy Doniger holds two doctorates in Sanskrit and Indian studies from Harvard and Oxford. She’s the author of numerous books on Hinduism and has translated several...

Mosquitos Must Die!

As the Zika virus continues to make headlines, consensus is slowly growing among scientists that it’s showdown time for the mosquito. We now have the science to eliminate certain species of mosquitoes from the face of the earth—but does that mean we should? In this hour, we spend an hour exploring the role of the mosquito in our our world, from the politics of mosquito-borne diseases to the pleasures of mosquito-inspired jazz. We have interviews with “the father of biodiversity” E.O. Wilson, the author of the celebrated new book Pandemic, Sonia Shaw, and more.