Upcoming Events

April 20

Lisa Napoli with Susan Stamberg, Nina Totenberg & Linda Wertheimer

Lisa Napoli  discusses her new book, Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR, a group biography and a captivating account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trails they blazed while becoming icons. Napoli utilized her deep connections in news and public radio for the extensive interviews featured throughout the pages. 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of NPR’s first transmission (April 20) and the debut of All Things Considered (May 3); there could not be a more ideal time to celebrate the women whose voices defined public radio and paved the way for all female journalists.

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April 22

Irv Yalom with Lori Gottlieb

Internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom devoted his career to counseling those suffering from anxiety and grief. But never had he faced the need to counsel himself until his wife, esteemed feminist author Marilyn Yalom, was diagnosed with cancer. In A Matter of Death and Life, Marilyn and Irv share how they took on profound new struggles: Marilyn to die a good death, Irv to live on without her.

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April 25

Malcolm Gladwell with Walter Isaacson

Malcolm Gladwell’s exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war. In The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War, Malcolm Gladwell  weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history. Gladwell is the author of six New York Times bestsellers including Talking to StrangersDavid and GoliathOutliersBlink, and The Tipping Point. He is the cofounder and president of Pushkin Industries, an audiobook and podcast production company which produces the podcasts Revisionist History; Broken Record, a music interview show; and Solvable, in which Gladwell interviews innovative thinkers with solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. 

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April 29

Senator Amy Klobuchar with Preet Bharara

An important, urgently needed book from the Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and former candidate for president of the United States–a fascinating exploration of antitrust in America and the way forward to protect all Americans from the dangers of curtailed competition, and from vast information gathering, through monopolies.

 
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May 3

An Evening with

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies, an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award winner, has achieved success in television, theater, and film. Known for her outstanding performances on the groundbreaking television series The Good Wife and ER, Julianna Margulies deftly chronicles her life and her work in this deeply powerful memoir.

 
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May 4

Senator Elizabeth Warren with Amber Tamblyn

Candid and compelling, Persist is both a deeply personal book and a powerful call to action. Elizabeth Warren―one of our nation’s most visionary leaders―will inspire everyone to believe that if we’re willing to fight for it, profound change is well within our reach.

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May 11

Niall Ferguson with Rana Foroohar

“All disasters are in some sense man-made.” In his new book, Doom: The Politics of CatastropheNiall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters. Niall Ferguson is a historian and the author of sixteen books, including Civilization, The Great Degeneration, Kissinger, 1923–1968: The Idealist, and The Ascent of Money. He is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also a regular Bloomberg Opinion columnist. His many prizes include the International Emmy for Best Documentary (2009), the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service (2010), and the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award (2016).

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May 13

Neil Gaiman with Joe Hill

Join us for a conversation with Neil Gaiman  to celebrate the release of two novellas set in the world of American Gods—now available exclusively as a vinyl boxset: THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG: Two Tales of American Gods. Gaiman is the bestselling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and The Sandman graphic novels. 

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May 17

Brad Stone with Nick Bilton

Brad Stone is senior executive editor of global technology at Bloomberg News.  He has covered Silicon Valley for more than twenty years. In Amazon Unbound, Brad Stone presents a deeply reported, vividly drawn portrait of how a retail upstart became one of the most powerful and feared entities in the global economy. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, which has been translated into over thirty-five languages, and The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley.

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May 19

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of several New York Times bestselling books including The Fifth Risk, The Undoing ProjectFlash Boys, The Big ShortLiar’s PokerMoneyballThe Blind Side.  

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June 7

Clint Smith with Ibram X. Kendi

Clint Smith’s book is a deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted.

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June 14

An Evening with

Gina Yashere

Gina Yashere, the British comedian of Nigerian heritage and co-executive producer and writer of the CBS hit series Bob Hearts Abishola chronicles her odyssey to get to America and break into Hollywood in this lively and humorous memoir.

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June 16

Bill Bratton with Connie Rice

In The Profession, Bill Bratton examines the path of policing over the past fifty years, for good and also for ill, and offers a master class in transformative leadership. Wherever he went–from Boston in the ’80s to the New York Police Department in the ’90s to Los Angeles after the beating of Rodney King to New York again in the era of unchecked stop-and-frisk–root-and-branch reinvention was the order of the day and he met the challenge.

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