Archive for 2012

Arun Chaudhary

August 22 . 2012

Arun Chaudhary, the first official White House videographer chronicles his time capturing behind-the-scenes moments of the president and his administration in First Cameraman.

Michael Grunwald

August 21 . 2012

Michael Grunwald reveals the vivid story behind President Obama’s $800 billion stimulus bill, one of the most important and least understood pieces of legislation in the history of the country in The New New Deal.

Jacqueline Salit, Pat Brown

August 20 . 2012

Independents Rising is a revealing look at how independent voters have been upending the political establishment for thirty years – and how they’ll decide the future of American politics ( Later, criminal profiler, Pat Brown tells you How To Save Your Daughter’s Life.


Geoffrey Nunberg

August 17 . 2012

Prominent linguist, Geoffrey Nunberg talks about his new book, Ascent of the A-Word, which implicitly expresses our deepest values about class, relationships, authenticity, and fairness.

Bill Evans

August 16 . 2012

Meteorologist, Bill Evans covers everything, from tornadoes and hurricanes to lightning and the different kinds of snowflakes in It’s Raining Fish and Spiders. He addresses weather myths and facts, from “Can it really rain fish?” to “Will opening a window save my house during a tornado?”

Todd Gitlin

August 15 . 2012

Through a series of letters, Todd Gitlin imparts to a new generation of radicals and activists the passion he felt as an angry young man and the wisdom he has attained as a mature political writer, teacher, and father in Letters to a Young Activist.

Mike Lofgren, David Drew

August 14 . 2012

Mike Lofgren’s The Party Is Over is a funny and impassioned exposé of everything that is wrong with Washington. Later, David E. Drew has good news—and the tools America needs to keep competitive globally in Stem the Tide.


Donald Barlett, James Steele

August 13 . 2012

Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalists, Donald Barlett and James Steele are back with the story of how the American middle class has been systematically impoverished and its prospects thwarted in favor of a new ruling elite in The Betrayal of the American Dream.

Dr. Jerry Avorn

August 10 . 2012

Dr. Jerome Avorn talks about his NEJM article,  Two Centuries of Assessing Drug Risks and the broader questions of drug testing, advertising and the FDA’s responsibility. He is the author of Powerful Medicines.

Zach Wahls

August 9 . 2012

In My Two Moms, Zach Wahls delivers a reassuring message to same-sex couples, their kids, and anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider: “You are not alone.”