As we observe the holiday weekend, enjoy some of our favorite recent conversations:

  • Anita Hill, attorney, law professor, equal rights activist, and Suzanne Nossel, PEN America chief executive officer, join Brian the day Prof. Hill received the 2019 PEN Courage award to discuss her work on behalf of gender and racial equality;
  • Robert Caro, the author of Working (Knopf, 2019), shares stories and insights from his work writing Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson;
  • Suketu Mehta, associate professor of journalism at NYU and the author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, speaks out for migrants here and around the globe in his new book, This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019);
  • Judith Viorst, author of many books, including Necessary Losses, the children’s classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and her latest, Nearing Ninety: And Other Comedies of Late Life(Simon & Schuster, 2019), talks about aging, creativity, and how nearing 90 has changed her;
  • In her new novel set in 1940’s Manhattan, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and her latest City of Girls: A Novel (Riverhead Books, 2019), explores female friendship and what it means to be a “good girl”

These interviews originally aired earlier this year. Links to the unedited audio are here: