Boston College Professor Ray Madoff talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book "Immortality and Law," and why dead doesn't really mean dead anymore -- financially speaking -- because states have started extending to some of the dead permanent control over their trusts and estates.
Author Adam Nicolson grew up in Sissinghurst Castle, a popular tourist destination in England. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Sissinghurst, An Unfinished History," and his quest to restore a farm at his family home.
During the economic hardships in the 30s, exotic diets became all the rage. Diet book author Susan Yager says the same is true today. She explores the phenomenon and our obsession with losing weight with Stacey Vanek-Smith.
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.