Life in Turkey, Gaming for the Greater Good, Translating Trump

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In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, a man reads a newspaper with the headline that reads "U.S. President-elect Donald Trump delivers a mighty shock to America" at a newsstand in Beijing.

Kaya Genç, a novelist and essayist from Istanbul, joins us to discuss his book Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey. Asi Burak joins us to discuss his book, Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World, which he co-authored with Laura Parker. Washington Post reporter Samantha Schmidt talks about her article, “Make America big again’? The headache of translating Trump into foreign languages.” Alan Burdick, a staff writer at The New Yorker, on his book Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation.