The Big Book - Most Recent
Jan 8, 2010
Katharine Brooks, director of the University of Texas Austin's Liberal Arts Centers, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's behind the drop in teaching positions for historians and liberal arts professors.
Jan 6, 2010
Steve Chiotakis talks with HealthSouth co-founder Aaron Beam about his new book, "HealthSouth: The Wagon To Disaster," which chronicles the $2.8 billion fraud of HealthSouth co-founder Richard Scrushy.
Jan 1, 2010
Does money make people happy? Gretchen Rubin has been studying the subject and has written a book called "The Happiness Project." She talks with Bill Radke.
Dec 30, 2009
If you've been in the work force for any amount of time, you have been asked to collaborate. But what if you just want to do things your way? Bill Radke talks with choreographer Twyla Tharp, who wrote a book on collaboration.
Dec 23, 2009
Want some nice wine to go with your holiday dinner? Wine can get expensive, even though it doesn't have to. Author Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl has some suggestions for the casual wine consumer in her new book, "Drink This." She gives Kai Ryssdal a taste.
Dec 18, 2009
Marketplace commentators name their favorite finance and business books from the past year. Plus, see Kai Ryssdal's list of top books and his interviews with their authors.
Dec 8, 2009
Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn talks with Kai Ryssdal about the book she edited, "The Story of American Business: From the Pages of the New York Times," and what might be learned from our current economic climate.
Dec 3, 2009
Douglas Coupland's first novel, "Generation X," got him credit for naming a whole generation. His new novel, "Generation A," comes full circle, taking readers through a world where interpersonal communication is a dying art. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Nov 24, 2009
Women are in charge of 80 percent of consumer spending. What are marketers doing to appeal to them? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to women's marketing expert Mary Lou Quinlan, who says women can't be trusted when it comes to why they buy products.