Streams

Expedition to the Other Side

« previous episode | next episode »

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Long-time counterterrorism agent Fred Burton on how America’s anti-terror efforts have evolved since the 1980s. Also: two explorers, recently returned from a dogsled expedition in Canadian Arctic. Andrew Sean Greer on his new novel. And Daily Show regular and bestselling author Lewis Black searches for the funny side of religion!

Guests:

Lewis Black, Fred Burton and Andrew Sean Greer

Counterterror Confessions

Veteran counterterrorism expert Fred Burton talks about how America’s anti-terror efforts have evolved since the 1980s, when the idea of defending the U.S. from terrorism was still fairly new. Burton’s new book is Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent.

Comments [2]

Dogsled Expedition to the Canadian Arctic

Explorer Will Steger completed the first confirmed dogsled journey to the North Pole without re-supply in 1986. Now, with Sam Branson, he’s just returned from the Global Warming 101 Expedition, a dogsled journey across the Canadian Arctic to study the effects of global warming on polar ...

Comments [3]

The Story of a Marriage

Andrew Sean Greer’s new novel, The Story of a Marriage, is about a woman dealing with the sexual, racial, and class constraints of 1950s America.

Event: Andrew Sean Greer will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, June 4 at 7 pm
Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 ...

Comment

Lewis Black, Man of Little Faith

Daily Show regular and bestselling author Lewis Black finds the funny side of religion. He writes about his own religious experiences – including Hebrew school, drug-induced visions, and psychics – in his new book, Me of Little Faith.

Comments [18]

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.