Archive for 2011

Lawrence Lessig

December 23 . 2011

Americans believe that money buys results in Congress, and that business interests wield control over our legislature. Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig takes a clear-eyed look at how we arrived at this crisis in Republic Lost.

Joe Nickell, Mack Maloney

December 22 . 2011

Joe Nickell with the Center for Inquiry and Mack Maloney, author of UFO’s and Wartime differ on the existence of unidentified flying objects.

Craig Parshall

December 21 . 2011

Barry Lynn and Craig Parshall with the National Religious Broadcasters butt heads on the issues of the day.

Arthur Magida, Rob Boston

December 19 . 2011

Rumors circulated that a popular Jewish mind reader was advising Hitler as his personal psychic. For all his supposed clairvoyance, he failed to see what awaited the Jews, including himself, in Arthur Magida’s  The Nazi Seance. Then, the separation of powers with Rob Boston, senior policy analyst at Americans United.

Ed Sanders

December 16 . 2011

Ed Sanders’ Fug You traces the flowering years of New York’s downtown bohemia in the sixties.

Sheldon Garon, Patricia Cornwell

December 15 . 2011

Sheldon Garon’s Beyond Our Means tells for the first time how other nations aggressively encouraged their citizens to save by means of special savings institutions and savings campaigns, then, best selling author, Patricia Cornwell with her new novel Red Mist.

Eric Weiner

December 14 . 2011

When a health scare puts him in the hospital, Eric Weiner, an agnostic, finds himself tangling with an unexpected question,  “Have you found your God yet?” Follow his journey in Man Seeks God.

David Vann

December 13 . 2011

On Valentine’s Day 2008, Steve Kazmierczak killed five and wounded eighteen at Northern Illinois University, then killed himself. But he was an A student, a Deans’ Award winner. How could this happen? David Vann tells how in Last Day on Earth.

Phil Zuckerman

December 12 . 2011

In Faith No More, Phil Zuckerman draws on in-depth interviews with people who have left religion to find out what’s really behind the process of losing one’s faith

Steve Chaouki, Spencer Wells

December 9 . 2011

2012 delinquency forecasts with Steve Chaouki, Financial Services TransUnion. Then, Spencer Wells takes us on a powerful tour of when we  became farmers rather than hunter-gatherers, setting in motion a momentous chain of events that could not have been foreseen at the time in Pandora’s Seed.