The Spy, the Supermench, and the Science of Sound

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Shep Gordon in Maui, in “Supermensch.”

Jack Devine, the man who ran Charlie Wilson’s war in Afghanistan, talks about his long career at the CIA and of being in charge of the largest covert action of the Cold War. Shep Gordon is an institution in the entertainment industry, and he’s the subject of Mike Myer’s new documentary “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.” Michael Dobbs discusses House of Cards, his bestselling novel about the dark side of British politics that inspired the hit Netflix series. And this week’s Please Explain is all about the science of sound!