Novelist and professor Francine Prose says that aspiring writers should learn to write by reading the work of great writers.
Three writers discuss themes as varied as consumer electronics, neuroscience and Twitter.
The acclaimed bassist and current author joins Bob for a wide ranging conversation and performs some of his best loved songs.
The Nobel prize-winning author talks about her new book, "A Mercy," a prequel to "Beloved," which many say is the single best work of fiction in the last 25 years.
The story of the first real presidential press secretary, Stephen T. Early, who came to the White House with Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.
Bob talks to climbers Erik Weihenmayer and Sabriye Tenberken, 'Rolling Stones' Anthony DeCurtis, and essayist Laura Boswell.
How the Colorado River -- one of the defining elements of the American West -- has changed over the past 80 years.
Investigating labor rights violations at factories that produce some of the hottest electronic gadgets this season.
Bill Bishop on how politics, race, religion, and social values play into the divisions among Americans.
Writer and book critic Jay Parini scanned American bookshelves and identified the seminal works in the birth and growth of the nation.

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