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Alain De Botton and Brian Stetler

Alain De Botton and Brian Stetler

Author Alain de Botton discusses his book, The News: A User's Manual, a guide for our news addicted age. He is interviewed by Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and host of Reliable Sources.
S16 E5 Length 56:33 Premiere: 4.26.14

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Great Conversations

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This series showcases a diverse and fascinating array of authors and interviewers from a wide range of fields including politics, science, education, public journalism, and the arts. Interviews are taped at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum in Louisville, Kentucky.

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American economist Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics and the John Bates Clark Medal, is interviewed by Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor at TIME. Stiglitz is the author of several books, the latest being The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe. Foroohar is author of Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Thomas Friedman and Congressman John Yarmuth - S19 E5

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman discusses his new book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. He is interviewed by Kentucky journalist and U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Robert Wright and Jon Kabat-Zinn - S20 E1

Robert Wright, author of Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment, is interviewed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Masha Gessen and Clarissa Ward - S20 E2

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen talks about her new book The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia - winner of the 2017 National Book Award for nonfiction. She is interviewed by Clarissa Ward, a CNN senior international correspondent. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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David Frum and David Jolly - S20 E3

David Frum, a senior editor at The Atlantic and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush., discusses his book Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic with former U.S. Representative David Jolly. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Joe Nocera and Buzz Bissinger - S18 E4

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Season 16 Episodes

Alain De Botton and Brian Stetler

S16 E5 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 4.26.14

Rick Pitino and Joe Nocera

S16 E4 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 2.9.14

Chris Matthews and E. J. Dionne, Jr.

S16 E3 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 1.5.14

Pat Conroy and Maureen Corrigan

S16 E2 Length 56:36 Premiere Date 12.15.13

Congressman John Lewis and Rachel Maddow

S16 E1 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 11.4.13

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