Author Margaret Atwood is the queen of speculative fiction. We discuss feminism, the future of books and her latest collection of stories.
Caitlin Doughty hosts the popular YouTube series Ask a Mortician. We talk about the history and present of how cultures handle death.
We talk with Simon Rich, the youngest staff writer ever on Saturday Night Live. His book ‘Spoiled Brats’ is a collection of funny stories.
Karen Abbott, author of ‘Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy’ uncovers maverick women of the Civil War. Then, a campfire with war reenactors.
The history of women’s missing pockets and super nerd Hank Green on the evolution of YouTube. Then, homework from comedian Cameron Esposito.
We celebrate Ada Lovelace day with Jocelyn Leavitt, talk with indie pop singer Lucius, and go behind-the-scenes of Serial with Sarah Koenig.
Turns out comedian Judah Friedlander, Frank from 30 Rock, and New York Times Crossword editor Will Shortz both really, really love ping pong.
An out of this world conversation with author Lydia Netzer and a pretty powerful nerd confession from our intern Patrick.
Comedian Rob Delaney on being open about mental health without glorifying the ‘tortured artist’ trope, and being a Twitter superstar.
Tricia and Greta gush over their favorite name on the new MacArthur genius grant list. We revisit our talk with Broadway star Tavi Gevinson.