NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the life and career of the nation's newest, and oldest, president.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the upcoming presidential inauguration of Joe Biden in the wake of last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the life and work of famed reporter Neil Sheehan who obtained the Pentagon Papers. Sheehan died this week at the age of 84.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the legacy of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The literary classic's copyright expired on the first day of 2021.
With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, NPR's Scott Simon updates "A Visit from St. Nicholas" for 2020.
NPR's Scott Simon notes how the pandemic has impacted the arts, including seasonal performances of "The Nutcracker." Without ticket sales from that ballet, many organizations are struggling.
The history of presidential pardons is often surprising — and revealing.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what a 100 year-old poem by William Butler Yeats means today.
NPR's Scott Simon remembers historian and travel writer Jan Morris, who died Friday at age 94.
NPR's Scott Simon notes that as coronavirus cases in the U.S. rise rapidly, it can be hard to hear that we don't know when this will all be over.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the record amount of money spent this campaign season, a goodly amount spent by candidates who did not win.
A five-way kidney swap was a chain of selfless kindness that allowed several people to help their loved ones and others.
NPR's Scott Simon tells the story of young football players just 8 and 9 years old who decided to take a knee along with their coaches and what happened next.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the effect of a lack of actual human interaction as social distancing and work-from-home wears on.
NPR's Scott Simon remembers New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer, who died from cancer this week at the age of 63.