Oct 26, 2009
In his new book, "Eating The Dinosaur," author Chuck Klosterman covers everything from America's relationship with Abba to why laugh tracks are offensive. He talks to Kai Ryssdal about the art and business of publishing.
Oct 26, 2009
Diana Grove, author of "Dot.Conned," talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about how she decided to fight back against Internet con artists.
Oct 19, 2009
Why didn't more people see the current financial crisis coming? It's not the first financial meltdown the world has seen. Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff has a new book with Carmen Reinhart that addresses that question. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Oct 16, 2009
The RZA talks with Kai Ryssdal about balancing hip-hop and the message of money.
Oct 15, 2009
Tad Friend, who wrote a New Yorker column about how his WASP parents lived without the money and prestige they'd once known, has written a book on the history of his family. It's called "Cheerful Money." He discusses it with Kai Ryssdal.
Oct 13, 2009
A diary written during the Great Depression by a young lawyer named Benjamin Roth is now a book edited by his son, Daniel Roth, and James Ledbetter. The editors talk with Kai Ryssdal about what the diary means for today.
Oct 8, 2009
John Buntin, who writes about the 20th-century relationship between organized crime and the Los Angeles Police Department in "L.A. Noir," takes Kai Ryssdal on a tour of the city's downtown and points out things that haven't changed much.
Sep 30, 2009
Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Justice," and the morality of Wall Street.
Sep 29, 2009
Journalist Peter Maass talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "Crude World" and the disadvantages that come with having a lot of oil.