Everyday Explorations

Gore Vidal looks back at his life with a new memoir. Then, on Past Present, we listen to some of Eleanor Roosevelt's thoughts on democracy. And James Beard Award–winning cookbook writer Claudia Roden talks about Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. Later on, Suzan-Lori Parks tells us about writing a new play every single day for an entire year. Plus, this week’s Please Explain is all about vegetarianism.