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Readings and discussions featuring today's best authors, recorded live at Washington DC's famous Politics & Prose bookstore and presented by Slate.com.

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Readings and discussions featuring today's best authors, recorded live at Washington DC's famous Politics & Prose bookstore and presented by Slate.com.

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By Dtayatl - Jul 23 2019
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love this podcast. Hi marks for Uddin as a well read and rounded student. Hoping Michelle Boorsteen gets more practice with interviewing. less prattling. more active listening and fewer nested questions.

Great speakers. Great conversations.

By Telepathean - Feb 12 2016
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Very informative. Fun to listen to.

iTunes Ratings

82 Ratings
Average Ratings
52
9
14
1
6

loving learning

By Dtayatl - Jul 23 2019
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love this podcast. Hi marks for Uddin as a well read and rounded student. Hoping Michelle Boorsteen gets more practice with interviewing. less prattling. more active listening and fewer nested questions.

Great speakers. Great conversations.

By Telepathean - Feb 12 2016
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Very informative. Fun to listen to.
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Live at Politics and Prose

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Readings and discussions featuring today's best authors, recorded live at Washington DC's famous Politics & Prose bookstore and presented by Slate.com.

Rank #1: Pete Buttigieg: Live at Politics and Prose

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When Buttigieg left a successful business career to return to South Bend, Indiana, his hometown had been declared a “dying city” by Newsweek magazine. Elected mayor in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, Buttigieg, a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and U.S. Navy veteran, was determined to change that. Going directly to the community, he met with residents, reclaimed abandoned houses, confronted gun violence, and attracted high-tech industry. Today South Bend is a shining success, and Buttigieg’s candid and compassionate account is both an inspiring story of how politics can and should work and an introduction to one of today’s rising political figures.

Buttigieg is in conversation with Jonathan Allen of NBC News.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781631494369

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Feb 22 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #2: Matt Taibbi: Live at Politics & Prose

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Journalist Matt Taibbi discusses his book, The Divide, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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Apr 25 2014

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: Masha Gessen: Live at Politics & Prose

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Masha Gessen discusses her book The Brothers, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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Jul 03 2015

1hr 1min

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Rank #4: Ottessa Moshfegh: Live at Politics and Prose

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The unnamed narrator of Moshfegh’s compelling and unsettling novel is a woman who has everything: looks, a brand-new degree from Columbia, a job at an art gallery, an Upper East Side apartment, and a substantial inheritance. But her fairy-tale existence feels cursed. In 2000, she decides to escape her life by taking enough drugs to sleep through it all for a year. Aside from the psychiatrist who writes the prescriptions, she sees only a college friend and a boyfriend. Her plan works for a while, then a new drug, Infermiterol, causes strange and frightening blackouts and the narrator must face what it is she really needs. As she did in Eileen, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction, Moshfegh writes with both humor and an unflinching attention to parts of life we’d rather not see, but can’t look away from.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780525522119

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Aug 03 2018

55mins

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Rank #5: Richard Rothstein with Ta-Nehisi Coates: Live at Politics and Prose

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May 19 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #6: Trevor Noah: Live at Politics & Prose

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Trevor Noah discusses his book, Born a Crime, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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Nov 25 2016

1hr 27mins

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Rank #7: Amy Goldstein: Live at Politics and Prose

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Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein examines the impact of the Great Recession, and subsequent closing of the local GM plant, in Paul Ryan's hometown of Janesville, WI.

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May 26 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #8: George Pelecanos: Live at Politics & Prose

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George Pelecanos visits a new branch of Politics & Prose in Brookland to discuss his collection of short fiction, The Martini Shot, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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Jan 23 2015

52mins

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Rank #9: Garry Wills: Live at Politics & Prose

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Garry Wills discusses his book The Future of Catholicism with Pope Francis, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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Apr 03 2015

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: Timothy Snyder: Live at Politics and Prose

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Timothy Snyder discusses his book On Tyranny and takes questions from the audience.  Live at Politics and Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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Mar 10 2017

1hr 22mins

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Rank #11: Khizr Khan: Live at Politics and Prose

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Khan came to national prominence with his passionate speech at the Democratic Convention, where he chastised Trump for his anti-immigration stand. As the Gold Star father of an American Muslim Army Captain killed while preventing a suicide attack in Iraq, Khan is a living rebuke to xenophobia in mainstream politics, and his memoir is an inspiring look at the American dream. Expressing his “continued faith and belief in the innate goodness of America, even in these challenging times,” Khan recalls growing up on a poultry farm in rural Pakistan. He and his wife came to the U.S. in 1980 and became citizens in 1986, the same year Khan graduated from Harvard Law School. The couple raised three sons, one of whom joined the ROTC in college, was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, and laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

Khan is in conversation with Wajahat Ali, who is a journalist, writer, lawyer, award-winning playwright, TV host, and consultant for the U.S. State Department. 

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Nov 10 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #12: Wayne Pacelle: Live at Politics & Prose

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Wayne Pacelle discusses his book, The Humane Economy, and takes
questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a
co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in
Washington, D.C.

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Apr 29 2016

54mins

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Rank #13: Akhil Sharma: Live at Politics & Prose

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Writer Akhil Sharma discusses his book, Family Life, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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May 09 2014

59mins

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Rank #14: Elaine Pagels: Live at Politics and Prose

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When Pagels, author of groundbreaking studies of the Gnostic Gospels, was asked, “Why religion?" she found that her own life illuminates both why she’s made a career of studying religious texts as well as why religion itself still exists in the supposedly secular 21st-century. The daughter and wife of scientists, Pagels was taught to trust the rational, but she found herself attracted to religious music and rituals for how they engaged the imagination. After the loss of her five-year-old son in 1987, followed by her husband’s death in an accident in 1988, Pagels turned to religion for help in facing her grief and anger. Interweaving the fascinating scholarship behind books such The Origin of Satan and Revelations with her own experiences, Pagels’s memoir is as emotionally affecting as it is thought-provoking.

Pagels is in conversation with Dr. Eric Motley, executive vice president at the Aspen Institute and author of the memoir Madison Park.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780062368539

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Dec 07 2018

58mins

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Rank #15: Chuck Todd: Live at Politics & Prose

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Chuck Todd discusses his new book, The Stranger, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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Dec 05 2014

1hr 3mins

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Rank #16: Sen. Cory Booker: Live at Politics & Prose

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Sen. Cory Booker discusses his book United with the Honorable Julián Castro and takes questions from the audience at the Sixth & I Historical Synagogue. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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Mar 04 2016

1hr 21mins

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Rank #17: Robert Caro: Live at Politics and Prose

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Robert Caro’s collection of personal essays is both a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of his award-winning books and an engaging self-portrait of sorts by one of our most accomplished biographers. Writing with his signature grace, humor, and vigor, Caro recalls what it was like to interview a man as powerful as Robert Moses and how it felt to confront the vast holdings of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library. He details how he plans and composes his books and recounts how he decided to write not just about pivotal individuals, but to focus also on the people and politics those dominant figures shaped. And for the many readers who have always wanted to know why Caro’s books take so long, he has both a short answer—intensive research—and a longer one based on advice from an editor early in his career as a journalist.

Mr. Caro is in conversation with Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC's Meet the Press and the Political Director for NBC News.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780525656340

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May 10 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #18: Drew Barrymore: Live at Politics & Prose

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Drew Barrymore discusses her book, Wildflower, and takes questions from the audience. Politics & Prose hosted Barrymore at Sixth & I Synagogue, where she was in conversation with Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, author, and contributor CBS Sunday Morning. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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Nov 20 2015

49mins

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Rank #19: Don Winslow: Live at Politics & Prose

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Don Winslow discusses his book The Cartel, and takes questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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Jul 24 2015

51mins

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Rank #20: Margaret Atwood: Live at Politics and Prose

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In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades with The Testaments. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her—freedom, prison, or death. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Atwood's sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

Atwood is in conversation with Rebeccca Traister, author of three books and writer-at-large for New York magazine and The Cut, and a contributing editor at Elle magazine.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780385543781

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Sep 27 2019

1hr 3mins

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