Friday on Political Rewind: Mary Rodgers grew up among some of Broadway's biggest names, from Sondheim to Bernstein. Her father was one half of Rodgers and Hammerstein. We sit down with New York Times theater critic Jesse Green to discuss Rodgers' autobiography, Shy.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: We revisit our conversation with writer Frank Bruni. His book, The Beauty of Dusk, details how his life was changed by a stroke that left him blind in one eye. Bruni imparts a hope-filled message on how to change your perspective during dark times.
Tuesday on Political Rewind, we talk one-on-one with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Farah Stockman. Her book "American Made" explores how the loss of manufacturing jobs changed the political landscape of the early 21st century. But first: a look at the latest in voting rights.
Monday on Political Rewind: We revisit our conversation with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers on her debut novel The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois. It is a big-hearted epic leading us through the generational history of an African American family with deep roots in Georgia. Jeffers, a National Book Award-nominated poet, tells the story through rich characters and their family ties; from Creek Indian ancestors, through the wrenching years of slavery and to their eventual emergence as members of the Black professional class.
Friday on Political Rewind: Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan is viewed as an outsider by many in his own party. In his new book, GOP 2.0, Duncan recalls the journey he took to becoming a pariah within the GOP and urges for a new direction forward for the Republican Party.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Los Angeles in the early 1970s was a glittering confluence of creative genius, which transformed American society as we know it. Journalist and cultural historian Ronald Brownstein documents this lively history in his new book, Rock Me on the Water: 1974 — The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics.
We speak with Brownstein about how 1974 would change the face of popular culture forever — and create works far ahead of the political status quo of the time.
Thursday on Political Rewind: In his early days in office, President Biden has put coping with climate change near the top of his agenda. But New York Times best-selling author David Pogue doesn’t want us to wait for government fixes.
In his new book How To Prepare For Climate Change, Pogue tells us it’s time we learn to adapt to forces of nature that will continue to dramatically alter life as we know it.
As the world navigates a holiday season unlike any other, in a year marred by struggle and uncertainty, it can be hard to make sense of it all. And while 2020 may be exceptional, author Bruce Feiler argues that life's disruptions are not out-of-the-ordinary events.
In fact, he has written a new book which comes along at just the right time. It’s called Life is in the Transitions, which reframes how we approach life’s upheavals — or, as Feiler calls them, “lifequakes.”
Thursday on Political Rewind: a conversation with author Jerald Walker, writer of How to Make a Slave and Other Essays.
Lisa Donovan is a celebrated southern pastry chef, James Beard award-winning essayist, and now author of a new memoir. The book, called Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger, follows her life in and out of kitchens, documenting her journey to the restaurant industry she loved — and later left. On Second Thought spoke with Donovan to discuss the pains, obstacles and joys of finding her voice as a woman and a southerner, and learning to use it in the male-dominated culinary world.
Mary Beth Keane’s 2019 novel Ask Again, Yes was an instant New York Times bestseller, and is now out on paperback. The book follows the families of two...
“The Squad” gets a lot of media attention, but they are just one part of the record number of women elected to Congress in 2018. In fact, it was the...
Ava King is a newly divorced mother of a teenage son when she moves into her grandmother’s posh New Orleans home. Ava is the descendant of slaves,...
Whether you go yellow or white, sweet or savory, grits are a Southern food staple now popping up on menus all over the country. Food writer Erin Byers...
The nights are getting longer, the days getting colder...it's high time to curl up with a book this holiday season. Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera...