This week we're re-airing some of our favorite interviews from recent months. Rachel Maddow discusses the current state of the American media to changes in U.S. military policy and her winding path to hosting her own show. Robert Kanigel talks about On an Irish Island, his book about the country’s great literary traditions and the vanishing Irish language. We kick off a weeklong series, American History XX, profiles of American women who, in many cases, have been written out of the history books. Today’s installment is about Jane Franklin Mecom—Ben Franklin’s sister. We’ll speak to Alex Gilvarry about his debut novel, From the Memoirs of a Non-enemy Combatant. Plus, comic actor Stephen Fry on his life and career!