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Police officers have become the targets of violent activists who are seeking to upend America as we know it. Heather Mac Donald, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of The War on Cops, is in the studio this week to break down the myths behind “systemic racism” and “police brutality.”Subscribe so you never miss a new episode! 👉 https…
 
Jessica Hooten Wilson, Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence at the University of Dallas, joins Jeremy to discuss cancel culture's impact on the influential author Flannery O'Connor (as well as on literature in general) and elaborates on her work in preparing O’Connor’s unfinished novel Why Do the Heathen Rage? for publication. Additionally, Prof. Hoot…
 
Is self-love the key to finding happiness and fulfillment? Allie Stuckey, host of “Relatable” and the author of You're Not Enough (& That's Okay), joins Candace to debunk the myths surrounding our self-help culture and why it’s toxic to society.SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a new episode! 👉 https://www.prageru.com/series/candace/…
 
Influential scholar and Princeton University professor Robert P. George joins Jeremy for a discussion on the consequences of society’s abandonment of liberal arts education, the deeper streams of thought that informed the American Founding and what that means for building unity (to include discussion of the upcoming E Pluribus Unum lecture series j…
 
In conversation wth Elizabeth Mosier A longtime faculty member at Drexel University, the Family Institute, and Widener University, B. Janet Hibbs is a renowned expert on family issues and partner relationships. A professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Phi…
 
Ezekiel J. Emanuel is Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. An oncologist and author of nine books on medical ethics and healthcare, he previously served as a special adviser for health policy in the Obama administration. He is also the author of Reinve…
 
The popular anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace has reported on nearly every watershed national and international political event. During his 50-year career in journalism, he has earned three Emmys, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, and the Peabody Award. Wallace has interviewed seven presidents, was the first Fox News journalist to moderate a…
 
Architectural critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 20 years, Inga Saffron won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her sagacious critiques of urbanism, planning, and Philly's hyper-rapid transformation after a half-century slump. An Inquirer writer since 1985, she worked as the paper's suburban reporter and Eastern European correspondent, was …
 
In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Stacey Abrams is the New York Times bestselling author of Lead from the Outside, a serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, and political leader. After serving eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as minority leader, Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nom…
 
A prolific book critic whose reviews appear in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times Book Review, Donna Rifkind was a 2006 finalist for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle. The Sun and Her Stars is her ''marvelous, knowledgeable'' (Boston Herald) look at the lif…
 
Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies and faculty associate in the Program in Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton. She is the author of six books, most recently the award-winning titles, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons and Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine H…
 
In conversation with Erica Armstrong Dunbar, award-winning author of Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge and She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman. Lauren Francis-Sharma's acclaimed novel 'Til the Well Runs Dry tells the ''universally touching'' (New York Times) multigenerational saga…
 
In conversation with Andrea González-Ramírez, Senior Writer at GEN and an Ida B. Wells fellow at Type Investigations. Read Ms. González-Ramírez's interview with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio. Originally from Ecuador, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio became one of the first undocumented students admitted to Harvard University. Now a fellow at Laurene Powel…
 
One of contemporary sci-fi/fantasy's most popular writers, Seanan McGuire won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards for the Wayward Children series of books. Also the author of, among other books, the October Day series and the InCryptid series, she writes science fiction/horror under the pen name Mira Grant and has published several works of nonficti…
 
A reporter for the New York Times for 25 years, Jennifer Steinhauer has covered the United States Congress since 2010. Her former assignments include Los Angeles bureau chief and New York City Hall bureau chief. The winner of the Newswoman's Club of New York Front Page Deadline Reporting Award in 2006 for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina, Steinhau…
 
Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for fiction, Trust Exercise follows a star-crossed suburban teen romance in a 1980s performing arts high school. Susan Choi's novels are known for excavating the hidden corners of the human heart and acclaimed for their ''nuance, psychological acuity, and pitch-perfect writing'' (Los Angeles Times). Her books …
 
In conversation with Dr. Rachel Valletta, Environmental Scientist at The Franklin Institute and director of all climate change education and outreach programming. A columnist and deputy editor at New York magazine, David Wallace-Wells has written extensively about the environment and the future of science, including a widely read-and hotly debated-…
 
Frank B. Wilderson III spent more than five years in South Africa, where he was one of two Americans elected to the African National Congress during the country's transformation after apartheid. His books include Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid and Red, White & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms, and he served as a dram…
 
In conversation with New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion In her popular long-running blog, bitches gotta eat, Samantha Irby offers raw, humorous takes on her sometimes difficult personal life, pop culture, and, of course, food. She is also the author of three essay collections: Meaty; New Year, Same…
 
In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition A world-renowned leader in the Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement, featured in the new film Crip Camp, Judith Heumann has spent four decades working with a wide array of governmental agencies, activist groups, and NGOs on legislation and policy to benefit d…
 
A professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and associate director of the university's Orphan Disease Center, Dr. David Fajgenbaum holds an MBA from the Wharton School, earned a master of science at Oxford, and graduated from Georgetown, where he was a football quarterback. Renowned on the field and in school for his mental and physic…
 
Named ''Woman of the Year'' by Latina magazine in 2000, poet, essayist, and fiction writer Julia Alvarez is renowned for her lyrical, poignant, politically insightful books, including How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, which details the lives of four sisters before and after their exile from the Dominican Republic; In the Time of the Butterfl…
 
Feminist author and journalist Kate Roiphe is the author of In Praise of Messy Lives, a ''daring, vivid, combative'' (Wall Street Journal) collection of essays that explores everything from Joan Didion to Mad Men. Her other books include The Morning After: Sex, Fear, and Feminism; The Violet Hour, and Uncommon Arrangements. Director of the Cultural…
 
In conversation with Beth Kephart, the award-winning author of more than twenty-five books, including Going Over, Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir, and most recently The Great Upending. A finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, Emily St. John Mandel's bestselling Station 11 vacillates in time between the world t…
 
''Boisterous, highly entertaining,'' and ''altogether original'' (Washington Post), James McBride is the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, in which a young boy born into slavery joins abolitionist John Brown's doomed crusade. His nonfiction books include the New York Times bestselling memoir The Color of Water: A Black M…
 
The campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2008 primary and general election victories, David Plouffe later served on the White House staff as a senior advisor and was largely credited with the 44th president's 2012 win. He formerly worked as a leading Democratic Party media consultant and a senior executive at Uber, and he currently heads policy and …
 
''One of the best sportswriters alive'' (USA Today), John Feinstein is the author of the bestselling A Good Walk Spoiled, A Season on the Brink, and Where Nobody Knows Your Name, among almost two dozen other books. He has been a staff columnist for the Washington Post, Sporting News, and Golf Digest, and a regular on-air commentator for The Golf Ch…
 
Historian Adam Hochschild's ten ''carefully researched and vigorously told'' (Houston Chronicle) books include King Leopold's Ghost, a haunting portrait of Belgium's 19th-century brutal colonization of the Congo, and To End All Wars, the little-told story of the First World War's moral critics. Both were National Book Critics Circle Award finalists…
 
The creators of the immensely popular eponymous blog Tom and Lorenzo, Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez entertain millions of readers a month with their singular perspective on fashion and pop culture. They are frequent guests on Sundance Channel's All on the Line with Joe Zee and Sirius XM Radio's show Derek and Romaine, and have been profiled, q…
 
R. Eric Thomas is the creator of Elle's ''Eric Reads the News,'' a daily humor column that lambasts pop culture, celebrity, and politics that has been praised by Lin-Manuel Miranda as ''Sedaris-level laugh-out-loud funny.'' Also a renowned playwright, his work has been staged across America and has garnered a slew of awards, including the Barrymore…
 
In conversation with Michael A. Smerconish Editor at large at Wired and a technology writer for more than 30 years, Steven Levy is the author of seven books, including In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives; Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age; and Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Re…
 
In conversation with Alyssa Mastromonaco, author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House and frequent guest on Pod Save America The White House director of communications in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2013, Dan Pfeiffer is the New York Times bestselling author …
 
The food editor at the New York Times and the founding editor of the Times's digital cookbook, NYT Cooking, Sam Sifton is one of America's most popular culinary writers. He formerly worked as the Gray Lady's national news editor, restaurant critic, and culture editor; held numerous positions at the New York Press; and was a founding editor of Talk …
 
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