Friday, January 11, 2013
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. We start the show with a Please Explain look at the top science stories of 2012! George Saunders talks about his new short story collection, Tenth of December. Michael Cannell tells the story of a California mechanic who became the first American-born driver to win the Grand Prix. And the Wall Street Journal’s Julia Angwin discusses the new powers given to the National Counterterrorism Center to collect information on Americans, even if they have not been suspected of a crime.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Chrystia Freeland talks about growing economic inequality and the rise of the global super-rich. We’ll look at how photography was manipulated before the advent of Photoshop. Andy Borowitz talks about the Presidential election. Plus, we’ll look at the story behind Leonardo da Vinci and "The Last Supper."
Friday, March 09, 2012
Senior editor of The New Republic Noam Scheiber discusses what he calls the "fumbles" of the Obama Administration's economic team. Then, Andy Borowitz joins us to talk about his new satirical memoir about an intestinal ailment called An Unexpected Twist. Also, A History of the World in 100 Objects continues with a look at a Roman mosaic of Christ. Plus, Please Explain is all about the norovirus.