Director Alexander Payne stops by to discuss his latest, critically acclaimed film, “The Descendants,” as well as his other films. For the first Leonard Lopate Show Book Club of 2012, Gary Shteyngart talks about his satirical novel, Absurdistan! We’ll kick off the BBC series, A History of the World in 100 Objects, with the Mummy of Hornedjitef! Plus, we’ll get a preview of the New Hampshire primary! Plus, NPR’s Mike Pesca and his two “Hang Up and Listen” collaborators talk about football.