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P.J. O'Rourke and Robert Siegel

P.J. O'Rourke and Robert Siegel

The author of such bestsellers as "Parliament of Whores" and "Give War a Chance," P.J. O'Rourke discusses his latest book, "How The Hell Did This Happen?," about the 2016 presidential election. He is interviewed by Robert Siegel, senior host of NPR's All Things Considered.
S19 E3 Length 56:32 Premiere: 4.26.17

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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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E.J. Dionne and James Fallows - S18 E2

Journalist and political commentator E.J. Dionne, a long-time op-ed columnist for "The Washington Post", talks about his book, "Why The Right Went Wrong: Conservatism - from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond". He is interviewed by James Fallows, a National correspondent for "The Atlantic". The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Diane Rehm and Ann Patchett - S18 E3

NPR host Diane Rehm discusses her book, "On My Own", about reconstructing her life after the death of her husband of 54 years. She is interviewed by author Ann Patchett. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Joe Nocera and Buzz Bissinger - S18 E4

Joe Nocera, long-time Business and Opinion writer for the New York Times, talks about his book, Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA. He is interviewed by Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights and contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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John Irving and Sam Tanenhaus - S18 E1

Author John Irving discusses his new novel, "Avenue of Mysteries". His prolific career includes "The World According to Garp", which won the National Book Award in 1980, and "A Prayer for Owen Meany". Irving is interviewed by American historian Sam Tanenhaus, a contributor to Bloomberg Politics and Bloomberg View, and a columnist and associate editor at the British monthly, "Prospect". Tanenhaus is also a former editor in chief of the Sunday Book Review and Week in Review at "The New York Times". The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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John Irving and Sam Tanenhaus - S18 E1

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Season 19 Episodes

Tom Friedman and John Yarmuth

S19 E5 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 6.12.17

Joseph Stiglitz and Rana Foroohar

S19 E4 Length 56:32 Premiere Date 5.29.17

P.J. O'Rourke and Robert Siegel

S19 E3 Length 56:32 Premiere Date 4.26.17

Colson Whitehead and Isaac Fitzgerald

S19 E2 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 1.16.17

Sebastian Junger and Joe Klein

S19 E1 Length 56:35 Premiere Date 10.16.16

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