Rank #1: Understanding Trump's Impeachment Peril
Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews the new memoir 'How We Fight For Our Lives' by Saeed Jones, about growing up gay and black in Texas.
And Kevin Whitehead reviews the new album 'The Ambiguity Manifesto' by cornet player and composer Taylor Ho Bynum.
Oct 09 2019
Rank #2: Conan O'Brien
Oct 02 2019
Rank #3: Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie
Also, Ken Tucker reviews 'Jaime,' the new album by Alabama Shakes lead singer Brittany Howard.
Oct 08 2019
Rank #4: Fentanyl & The Dark Web
Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'The Yellow House,' Sarah M. Broom's extraordinary memoir about the New Orleans home in which she grew up.
Sep 04 2019
Rank #5: Emmys Week: Bill Hader & John Mulaney
Comic John Mulaney spent five years as a writer and producer on 'SNL,' but was "absolutely terrified" when he came back to host. Now he's up for an Emmy for his episode. Mulaney talks about writing monologues for famous guests and his cameo in the series 'Crashing.'
Aug 26 2019
Rank #6: The CIA's Secret Search For Mind Control
Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Margaret Atwood's highly anticipated sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'The Testaments.'
Sep 09 2019
Rank #7: Behind-The-Scenes Of The Weinstein Investigation
Also, Kevin Whitehead reviews the album, 'Love & Liberation,' from jazz singer and composer Jazzmeia Horn.
Sep 10 2019
Rank #8: Trump's Businesses & Conflicts Of Interest
Also, critic Kevin Whitehead reviews an album by Ben Goldberg that unites jazz and poetry.
Sep 05 2019
Rank #9: Edward Snowden
Sep 19 2019
Rank #10: Where Does Our Recycling Go?
Also, critic Ken Tucker reviews Ken Burns' new 8-part documentary series, 'Country Music.'
Sep 12 2019
Rank #11: Tan France Of 'Queer Eye'
Sep 11 2019
Rank #12: 'Downton Abbey' Creator Julian Fellowes & Maggie Smith
Film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Ad Astra,' starring Brad Pitt.
Sep 20 2019
Rank #13: Emmys Week: Phoebe Waller-Bridge / Ben Stiller & Patricia Arquette
Also, Ben Stiller talks about directing the Showtime series 'Escape at Dannemora,' based on a real-life prison break story. The series has a total of 12 nominations, including one for Patricia Arquette, who plays a prison employee who helped the two convicted murders escape.
Aug 27 2019
Rank #14: Investigating Justice Brett Kavanaugh
Sep 16 2019
Rank #15: An Author Investigates His Family Ties To Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance
Oct 01 2019
Rank #16: NBC News Journalist Andrea Mitchell
Also, critic John Powers reviews the book 'Heaven, My Home,' by Attica Locke.
Sep 18 2019
Rank #17: How Reconstruction Remade The Constitution
Also, we remember pioneering NPR journalist Cokie Roberts, who died today at 75.
Sep 17 2019