On Point - Books
Neil Gaiman's Newest 'Overture'12/26/14
Norman Mailer called it "a comic strip for intellectuals." Best-selling author Neil Gaiman joins us with his dark, new series on the origins of "The Sandman."
How America Has Lost Its Way
Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has been in the road in the USA. He says America has lost its way. He joins us.
What We Find In Young Children's Literature
From "Good Night Moon" to this year's crop, what we seek and share in young children's literature.
New Science On Our Nine-Lived Friends
There's a reason your cats act the way they do. Their genome shows, they're not so different from wild animals. We'll dive in.
Two Hundred Years Of African American Prayer
"Conversations with God," - the story told by two centuries of African American prayer.
Let's Talk Chicken
Why are there more chickens than people in the world? The remarkable story of what happened when the chicken crossed the road and the world.
Don't Mind Us, We're Just Jealous
We look at jealousy, that most human emotion. Its history, its meaning and even its social value.
The Best Books Of 2014
"All the Light We Cannot See," "Fourth of July Creek," "Another Great Day at Sea" and more. The best books of 2014.
A Foreign Policy Pivot In The Obama White House
Chuck Hagel's out. Critics say he's just a sacrificial lamb for a White House adrift on foreign policy. Time for a reset on national security?
The Art Of Revision: Great Authors Revisit Famous Works
Some of America's best writers have second thoughts on their greatest works--how they'd write them differently today.
Poet Malcolm London Finds Hope On Chicago's Streets
From Chicago, a young, new poet gives voice to one of America's great cities, and its tough streets. Malcolm London joins us.
An Insider's View Of The Bob Dylan Story
A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. "Another Side of Bob Dylan."
The Hard And Soft Rules Of Apple Cider
All about hard cider. It's all over these days. And sweet, fresh apple cider, too. We'll look at the history and comeback.
Aristotle And The Invention Of Science
How Aristotle invented science. The great ancient Greek, and life on Earth.
Don't Worry: There's Still Time To Make Your Thanksgiving A Success
We'll talk turkey and all the sides. Top chefs join us to answer your Thanksgiving questions.
Living 'Hand To Mouth' In Modern American Poverty
Smashing the assumptions about what it's really like to live in poverty in America.
True Stories Of The Real 'Pioneer Girl'
A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.
'A Brief History' Of 1970s Jamaica
The 1976 assassination attempt on Bob Marley is the plot of a bright, new novel that's getting rave reviews. We'll talk with author Marlon James.
An American General Explains How We Lost In Iraq And Afghanistan
A three-star General on why we lost the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Judaism And Jesus Christ
A conversation with a Jewish scholar and former Catholic priest turned writer about why Jesus' Jewish roots matter.
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