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Previously featured on the podcast: a hippie doctor, a sage of science, Hillary's first speech, and the history of ballooning.
The Hippie Doctor
Larry Brilliant is a doctor, co-founder of the digital social network the Well, and he was the first executive director of Google.org. But back in the Sixties, he was a hippie doctor who joined Wavy...
Winner of the 2016 National Book Award
Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad just won the 2016 National Book Award. Steve Paulson spoke with him about this powerful, sweeping epic.
Jacqueline Woodson's 'Another Brooklyn'
This month the National Book Awards will announce this year’s winners. Among the finalists is Jacqueline Woodson’s novel “Another Brooklyn.” It’s her first adult novel in two decades, and it's the...
The Massacre at Wounded Knee - 10 Years Later
One of the most horrific episodes in American history occurred on December 29, 1890. The U.S. Cavalry surrounded an encampment of Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and massacred...
Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past
Cultural critic Chuck Klosterman takes thinking about the future to a whole new level with his new book, "But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past." In the book, he...
Tennis in China
J.R. Thornton was once a serious tennis player on the junior circuit. Then he moved to China and spent a year training with the Beijing National Team, where he discovered just how different the life...
Art and Music in Rothko Chapel
Houston's Rothko Chapel is a shrine to the transformative power of art. Abstract artist Mark Rothko created 14 enormous paintings for this sacred space. Pianist Sarah Rothenberg tells us the history...
Paul Feig's Best Stories
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On Friday, the Ghostbusters reboot will open in theaters 32 years after the original's release. Paul Feig, the new movie's director, has sat down with TTBOOK on a number of occasions to...

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