On Point - Books
A Guide To A Godless Morality02/26/15
More Americans are turning away from religion. We'll look at how to live a moral life without it.
Life Forever Young? It's Here Sooner Than You Think
We're sorting through the science of living a longer, healthier life with the author of "Spring Chicken."
Humor And Solace In Muslim-America With Maz Jobrani
After the murder of three young Muslim-Americans in Chapel Hill, we'll open the phone lines for some serious talk with Muslim-American comedian Maz Jobrani.
'Holy Cow,' It's David Duchovny!
Golden Globe-winning actor David Duchovny steps off the screen to write a debut novel about a sassy cow. He's with us.
A Loeb Library For Indian Literature
The stunning poetry, prose, history and philosophy of classical Indian literature. Emerging in a huge new collection. We'll dip in.
The 'Sapiens' Story
A new history of us --Homo Sapiens — and why fiction - stories - let us rule the world.
New Stories Of Beautiful, Broken Appalachia
Appalachia now. Celebrated stories from coal country and beyond with writer Ron Rash. He joins us.
Beauty, Art And Millions Of Dollars: The Life And Power Of Helena...
Cosmetics pioneer Helena Rubinstein, and her story of women, beauty, wealth and power.
The Grateful Dead Comes Back
The Grateful Dead, reuniting. We look at the long strange trip of one of the most successful bands in history.
A Diverse Europe, On Edge
The New York Times' Roger Cohen and Oxford University's Tariq Ramadan on terrorism, Jews and Muslims in Europe, displacement, immigration and the way forward.
The Way Of Spontaneity
The art and power of spontaneity, in ancient philosophy, in jazz, in everyday life. We'll look at "Trying Not To Try," the Chinese concept of "Wu-wei", and the completely focused mental state of "flow."
Full-Time Congressman, Part-Time Novelist
Congressman, now novelist, Steve Israel turns a satirical eye at Congress and the war on terror in his new book. He's with us. Plus: could Mitt Romney really run for President a third time? And will Jeb Bush run, too?
How Can We Make The Economy Work Again?
Jobs numbers are up. Wages are not. It's time for some serious thinking about how our economy is working. We'll do it.
From Marches To Movies, The 'Selma' Story Today
The new movie "Selma," out this weekend. Its depiction, and your reaction, to civil rights on the march, from Selma to Montgomery.
Patton Oswalt's 'Silver Screen' Addiction
Comedian Patton Oswalt on his addiction to movie classics and his new memoir "Silver Screen Fiend."
Francis' Radical Take On The Papacy
Pope Francis -"The Great Reformer" - just keeps shaking things up. We'll take a closer look at the motivations of the Pontiff moving the Catholic Church and the world.
Russell Brand Says He Wants A 'Revolution'
The wild, funny, blithely offensive comedian Russell Brand takes on the world's woes with us. He says he's got the answer.
The 'Tastemakers' Who Shape Our Food Trends
From cronuts to kale chips to gluten-free, a look at food crazes and the people who create them.
Author Joseph O'Neill On His New Novel 'The Dog'
Author of "Netherland," novelist Joseph O'Neill is back, with "The Dog," on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.
The 'Invisible' Workers Keeping Our World Running
The "Invisibles." The people and jobs that hold the world together.
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