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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

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
49
9
14
1
6

loving learning

By Dtayatl - Jul 23 2019
Read more
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: 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 #2: 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 #3: John Carreyrou: Live at Politics and Prose

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Theranos, founded in 2003 by nineteen-year-old wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes, promised to revolutionize blood testing by developing technologies to miniaturize samples and so make testing fast, easy, and inexpensive. It seemed too good to be true—and was, as Carreyrou, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporter, revealed in a series of detailed articles. Undaunted by pressure from the company’s CEO and lawyers, Carreyrou raised enough doubts about Theranos policies, procedures, and promises that by 2015 Holmes and her corporation were being investigated by a host of medical authorities, investors, state attorneys general, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and others. Here Carreyrou recounts his riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781524731656

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Jun 29 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #4: Jia Tolentino: Live at Politics and Prose

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Tolentino, a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2016, has quickly become one of the most exciting and authoritative critical voices of the millennial generation. Praised for her fierce intelligence, formidable mix of skepticism and optimism, and her lyrical, lucid prose, Tolentino has written on a wide range of social and cultural topics, from music and marriage to female empowerment and race in publishing. Her eagerly awaited book presents nine new essays that see through the hype and contradictions of contemporary life to show us a clearer picture of ourselves and our historical moment.

Tolentino is in conversation with Kat Chow, reporter for NPR and founding member of Code Switch, currently working on a memoir about grief and identity forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780525510543

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Aug 23 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #5: Thomas Friedman: Live at Politics & Prose

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Thomas Friedman discusses his book, Thank You for Being Late, 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 23 2016

1hr 14mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: John Dean: Live at Politics & Prose

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John Dean discusses his new book,The Nixon Defense, 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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Aug 07 2014

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Rank #9: David Frum: Live at Politics and Prose

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Frum’s ninth book expands on his eye-opening March 2017 Atlantic column, “How to Build an Autocracy,” which argued that Trump is leading the nation into authoritarianism. An experienced Washington insider and one of the country’s leading conservative commentators, Frum examines the implications of Trump’s behavior as well as his policies. From Trump’s admiration for strongmen such as the Philippines’ Roderigo Duterte and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdoğan to the president’s threats against the media, his impulsive decision-making, and flouting of tradition and even law, Frum sees evidence that Trump’s presidency, if left unchecked, will seriously damage America’s democratic future.

http://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780062796738

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Feb 16 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: Toni Morrison: Live at Politics & Prose

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Toni Morrison discusses her book God Help the Child with Michele Norris 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 08 2015

1hr 11mins

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Rank #11: Stephen King: Live at Politics & Prose

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Stephen King discusses his new book, Revival, 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 21 2014

1hr 21mins

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Rank #12: Ocean Vuong: Live at Politics and Prose

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Like the stunning poems of his collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Vuong’s kaleidoscopic first novel speaks from the heart of multi-generational PTSD, charting the fate of a Vietnamese-American family struggling to settle into life in Hartford, Connecticut. Vuong frames his novel as a letter from Little Dog, a young gay writer, to his mother. The only one of his family fluent in English, Little Dog sees language as the key to belonging in America, and his determination to record all he knows of his relatives’ lives infuses his every word with life-or-death urgency. Along with stories of his mother and grandmother, he recounts his own coming-of-age as a gay man, becoming a moving elegy to his first lover—dead of an overdose at 22. Vuong is in conversation with Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, Curator of Asian Pacific American Studies at the Smithsonian.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780525562023

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Jun 14 2019

59mins

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Rank #13: Joseph Stiglitz: Live at Politics & Prose

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Joseph Stiglitz discusses his book, The Euro, 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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Sep 16 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #14: Emily Nussbaum: Live at Politics and Prose

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Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer for criticism,  Nussbaum writes about TV like the art that it is. Gathered from some fifteen years of work for The New Yorker, New York, and other publications—along with several new pieces—the essays in this collection wholeheartedly celebrate television and guide us to new ways of looking at it. Arguing that TV demands more than just watching, Nussbaum outlines her struggle with “prestige television”—an awakening she traces to Buffy the Vampire Slayer—and questions the breakdown of shows into high- and low-brow. She also examines programming in the light of #MeToo, explores how fans distort their favorite shows, profiles influential figures such as Kenya Barris, Jenji Kohan, and Ryan Murphy, assesses the legacies of Norman Lear and Joan Rivers, and more.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780525508960

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Aug 02 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: Naomi Klein: Live at Politics & Prose

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Naomi Klein discusses her book This Changes Everything, 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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Aug 14 2015

1hr 2mins

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Rank #16: Evan Osnos: Live at Politics & Prose

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Journalist Evan Osnos discusses his book, Age of Ambition, 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 02 2014

59mins

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Rank #17: Paul Beatty: Live at Politics & Prose

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Paul Beatty discusses his book The Sellout, 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 24 2015

41mins

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Rank #18: Robert Reich: Live at Politics and Prose

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Robert B. Reich has been one of America's leading political thinkers since he served as Bill Clinton's Secretary of Labor, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. A constant voice for social change, Reich is the author of 14 books, including the best-sellers Saving Capitalism and The Work of Nations. Now, he makes the case for restoring the idea of the common good to the center of our economics, our politics, and our national identity. The Common Good argues that societies undergo both virtuous and vicious cycles, and that the vicious cycle the U.S. is now undergoing can and must be reversed. Reich challenges us to weigh what really matters, and to join forces to save America's soul.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780525520498

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Mar 09 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #19: Ibram X. Kendi: Live at Politics and Prose

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Kendi’s National Book Award-winning study argues that racism in America has grown from deliberate policies rather than from emotional responses like fear or hatred. Starting with the Puritans, Kendi traces the development of racist ideas and their effect on racist practices through the lives of five thinkers, discussing Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Angela Davis. Within these profiles Kendi, professor of history and international studies at American University, identifies three strains of thought about race: segregation, antiracism, and assimilation; outlines their differences, and points to how each can be discredited in order to free the nation for the post-racial era it has long yearned for.

Kendi is in conversation with Wesley Lowery, a national correspondent for The Washington Post and author of They Can't Kill Us All.

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Aug 25 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: Jenny Lawson: Live at Politics & Prose

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Jenny Lawson discusses her book, Furiously Happy, 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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Oct 30 2015

59mins

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