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Monday, May 31, 2010

Today’s show is an encore of one of our favorite shows from the past few months. First, we’ll take a look into the world of corporate espionage. And bestselling author Alex Berenson talks about his latest thriller The Midnight House. Then, Maaza Mengiste discusses her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, set in Addis Ababa before the revolution in the 1970s. Also, The New Yorker’s longtime Beijing correspondent, Peter Hessler tells us about his seven-year road trip around China, and what it means that automobiles have replaced bicycles as the favored mode of transportation there.

Corporate Espionage

Eamon Javers discusses the rise of corporate spying, which has stretched into almost every industry in almost every corner of the globe.

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Midnight House

Bestselling author Alex Berenson, one of the world's best new thriller writers, talks about his latest novel, The Midnight House.

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Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

Pushcart Prize nominee Maaza Mengiste discusses her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze.

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Country Driving in China

Peter Hessler, longtime Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, talks about his seven-year road trip around China, tracking how the automobile and improved roads were transforming the country.

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