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P.J. O'Rourke and Robert Siegel

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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Chris Matthews and E. J. Dionne, Jr. - S16 E3

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball, discusses his book Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked with E. J. Dionne, Jr., senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and syndicated columnist for The Washington Post. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Rick Pitino and Joe Nocera - S16 E4

Rick Pitino, head coach of the University of Louisville men's basketball team and author of The One Day Contract, is interviewed by New York Times columnist Joe Nocera. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Alain de Botton and Brian Stetler - S16 E5

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. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Philippe de Montebello and Michael Kimmelman - S17 E1

Philippe de Montebello, the longest-serving director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses his book, Rendez-vous with Art. He is interviewed by chief art critic for The New York Times Michael Kimmelman. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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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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