On Point - Books
A Poet Laureate's Life: Juan Felipe Herrera06/23/15
We sit down with Juan Felipe Herrera, the newly minted – and first Latino – U.S. poet laureate.
Best Summer Books: 2015
"The Fall of the Princes," "Eileen," "Hold Still," — we're talking best summer reads of 2015.
Zen And The Art Of The Free Throw
George Mumford, meditation master to the NBA's stars – Kobe, Shaquille, Jordan – brings us his zen.
Alice And The True Story Behind A Popular Fantasy
One-hundred-and-fifty-years after Alice fell down the rabbit hole, we look again at "Alice in Wonderland," and the girl who inspired its author, Lewis Carroll.
On Point LIVE! With Cheryl Strayed: A 'Wild' Journey To...
Feminist thinker, tough-love advice giver and best-selling author of "Wild" Cheryl Strayed joins us.
'The Fellowship' Of Four Literary Legends
The fellowship of the old masters of fantasy. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their literary club, "The Inklings."
How Your 'Pedigree' Prejudices Your Employer
Who gets the top jobs in America? A new book says people who look like the people who already have them. We'll investigate.
A Quiet Life Among The Sheep
The shepherd's life. James Rebanks on the ancient and new life of the shepherd.
Searching For 'The Last Unicorn'
Endangered species and the search for one of the world's rarest creatures deep into the wilds of central Laos.
What Free Speech Really Means
Two new books on free speech–one by a former New York Times correspondent, the other a Fox News contributor. They don't see eye to eye—and tell us why.
Pitch Perfect Plus
Pitch Perfect 2 is the number one movie in the country, and it's over the top on a capella.
Where Does America Fit In The World?
Choices to be made about America's future place in the world, from large and in charge to walking softly and fixing our own problems first. Global strategist Ian Bremmer joins us.
Learning How To Say 'I Do'
Beyond the cake, the dress and the "I do's." Ellen McCarthy tells us what she learned about marriage as the Washington Post's wedding reporter. Plus: looking back at the life of blues legend B.B. King.
Upset Now? Chris Hedges Thinks Tomorrow Could Be Even Worse
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, now peace activist Chris Hedges says revolutions come in waves and cycles. And the world is ripe for a new one.
The Blistering Satire Of Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift wrote "Gulliver's Travels" and blistering satire on human nature. He's relevant again. We'll bring back Jonathan Swift.
How EDM Vaulted Out Of The Underground And Into The...
Everyone on the dance floor. How electronic dance music conquered America.
Ty Cobb: 'That Man Could Hit'
Ty Cobb's back in the batter's box, in a new biography. We'll go deep on one of baseball's most controversial stars.
'All The Light' Prize-Winning Author Anthony Doerr Can Now...
Anthony Doerr just won the Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling book "All the Light We Cannot See." He joins us.
With Pressure To Succeed, High School Suicides Rise
After clusters of high school suicides in California, Virginia, and Massachusetts, we look at the pressure parents put on teenagers to succeed.
Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage Hits Supreme Court
The Supreme Court hears arguments in the fight surrounding same-sex marriage across the nation.
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