Past Events

December 3

Charles Schwab with David Lazarus

Charles Schwab is the founder, former CEO, and current chairman, of The Charles Schwab Corporation. Among the giants of the financial services industry, he is one of the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders in American business. He recounts his ups and downs as he made stock investing, once the expensive and clubby reserve of the few, accessible to ordinary Americans. In this deeply personal memoir, Schwab describes his passion to have Main Street participate in the growing economy as investors and owners, not only earners.

November 19

Sam Kashner, Ash Carter, Buck Henry and Jon Robin Baitz

Ash Carter & Sam Kashner with Buck Henry and Jon Robin Baitz discuss their book, Life isn’t everything: Mike Nichols, as remembered by 150 of his closest friends — an up close and personal portrait of a legendary filmmaker, theater director, and comedian, drawing on candid conversations with his closest friends in show business and the arts―from Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep to Natalie Portman and Lorne Michaels.

November 16

An Afternoon with

Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo is a tidying expert, bestselling author, star of Netflix’s hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, and founder of KonMari Media, Inc. Enchanted with organizing since her childhood, Marie began her career as a tidying consultant while a 19-year-old university student in Tokyo. Today, Marie is a renowned tidying expert helping people around the world to transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity, inspiration, and joy.

November 13

Mo Rocca with Adam Felber

Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. He’s also a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! He spent four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has always loved obituaries—reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. With Mobituaries—the book companion to the CBS podcast of the same name—the journalist, humorist, and history buff is righting that wrong, profiling the people who have long fascinated him—from the 20th century’s greatest entertainer…to sitcom characters gone Continue reading…

November 13

Breakfast with

Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler is a writer and the cofounder and former CEO of Kickstarter, the Public Benefit Company that pioneered crowdfunding and has helped artists and creators bring more than 100,000 creative projects to life. His book, This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World is a vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward maximizing the values that make life worth living.

November 5

Booker T. Jones with Scott Timberg

Booker T. Jones is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger. Best known as the front man of the band Booker T. & the M.G.’s, He won a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement and along with the band, he was inducted into the Rock and  Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. He continues to record and tour both as a solo artist and as head of the “Booker T’s Stax Revue. Time is Tight is the deeply moving account of how Jones balanced the brutality of the segregationist South with the loving support of his family and community, all while transforming a burgeoning studio into a musical Continue reading…

November 4

Christopher Kimball with Russ Parsons

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street is changing the way America cooks for the better—with simpler techniques, fresher flavors, and trustworthy recipes that just work. The result is a growing fan base that loves how Milk Street makes cooking fun again. Now, Kimball returns with a back-to-basics book packed with transformative lessons embedded in everyday recipes that will upgrade the way you cook. In MILK STREET: The New Rules, Kimball defines 75 new rules that will dramatically simplify your time in the kitchen and improve your results. These powerful principles appear in more than 200 recipes that teach you not only how to make your Continue reading…

October 24

John Hodgman with Aimee Mann

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor. He is the author of The Areas of My Expertise, More Information Than You Require, That Is All, and Vacationland. He is the host of the popular Judge John Hodgman podcast and also contributes a weekly column under the same name for The New York Times Magazine. His new book, Medallion Status, is a thoughtful examination of status, fame, and identity–and about the way we all deal with those moments when we realize we aren’t platinum status anymore and will have to get comfortable in that middle seat again.

October 23

An Evening with

Busy Philipps with Adam Scott

Busy Philipps is an actress best known for roles in cult TV classics like Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, Cougar Town, ER, and, most recently, HBO’s Vice Principals. She has appeared in fan-favorite films such as Made of Honor, I Don’t Know How She Does It, He’s Just Not That Into You, White Chicks, and The Gift. She also was one of the writers of the hit film Blades of Glory and hosted of late-night talk show Busy Tonight, on E!. This Will Only Hurt a Little showcases Busy’s wry wit, skillful storytelling, and an unvarnished perspective that is by turns vulnerable Continue reading…

October 17

Ambassador Susan Rice with Mayor Eric Garcetti

In her memoir, Tough Love, Ambassador Susan Rice recalls pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy delivering an inspiring account of a life in service to family and country. She served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.