Jonathan Lethem: Under the Influence

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Pop music often plays an important role in the novels of Jonathan Lethem. But for his new essay collection, “The Ecstasy of Influence,” real-life musicians steal the show. Today: The author joins us to explain what it was like to interview James Brown and Bob Dylan - and he'll help us kick off our week-long series called “Musical Chain Letter.” Plus: Jazz keyboardist Chick Corea stops by our studio to play live.