The Big Book - Most Commented
May 11, 2010
Author Patricia Morrisroe talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book, "Wide Awake: A Memoir of Insomnia," whether we're sleeping less than we were 50 years ago, and when America's major sleep problem began.
May 3, 2010
Writer and columnist Meghan Daum says she is a real estate addict. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book, "Life Would Be Perfect if I Lived in that House," and her search for a home in L.A.
Apr 29, 2010
Social critic Andrew Potter talks with Tess Vigeland about his new book "The Authenticity Hoax," and calls into question why people shop organic, buy distressed jeans and make their own compost.
Apr 28, 2010
BBC sports commentator Matthew Syed talks with Tess Vigeland about his new book "Bounce," and what lies behind success and excellence in sports and other endeavors.
Apr 21, 2010
Author Josh Axelrad talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book "Repeat Until Rich," how he ended up as a professional blackjack player, and how card counting works.
Apr 16, 2010
The Democrats' push to overhaul the financial regulatory system could hit the Senate next week. But can Congress prevent another Wall Street bailout? Bill Radke talks to Roger Lowenstein, author of "The End of Wall Street."
Apr 15, 2010
Author Roger Lowenstein talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book "The End of Wall Street," the roots of the financial crisis, and where we go from here.
Apr 15, 2010
Usually when people think ruins the mind teems with images of decaying ancient cities all over the world. But the U.S. has plenty of its own ruins to discover. Bill Radke talks to Nick Yablon, American Studies professor at the University of Iowa.
Apr 13, 2010
Author Bill McKibben talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet," why he chose that title, and what we have to do cope with how we've changed our planet.