The Pleasures And Pitfalls Of Interviewing Authors

I wrote recently about how interviewers can do a better job, so it's only fair I talk a little about guests. The best are those who come to the interview with more than just expertise. They must have the ability to tell a story or explain things in simple, common...

Joshua Zeitz, “Building The Great Society”

Joshua Zeitz says the presidential legacy most at risk under Donald Trump isn't that of Barack Obama, but of LBJ. I asked him to explain while we discussed his book, "Building The Great Society: Lyndon Johnson's White House." We talked about Johnson's work on Medicare...

David Evanier on Woody Allen Backlash

Over the last few weeks, several actors and actresses who have appeared in Woody Allen movies (e.g. Joaquin Phoenix, Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Rebecca Hall, Greta Gerwig, Rachel Brosnahan, Ellen Page, and Mira Sorvino) have made public proclamations of regret in...

Jeff Kreisler, “Dollars and Sense”

Here's my conversation with Jeff Kreisler, co-author with Dan Ariely of "Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter." Jeff explained such terms as opportunity cost, the pain of paying, and anchoring. We also discussed why we don't talk to each...

Emily Dufton, “Grass Roots”

Recreational use of marijuana is legal in 8 states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington) and decriminalized in another 14 (plus the US Virgin Islands). It's still illegal in Missouri, while Illinois is one of 29 states...

Brad Taylor, “Operator Down”

Brad Taylor spent more than two decades in the US Army, including 8 years in special forces as part of Delta Force. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, then went on to teach military science at The Citadel. He’s also the author of the popular Pike Logan series of...

David Pogue’s Tips For iPhone 8 and iPhone X

David Pogue is the tech columnist for Yahoo Finance, writes a monthly column for Scientific American, contributes to "CBS Sunday Morning" and "Nova" on PBS, and has written or co-written over 100 books. His latest is yet another updated edition (the eleventh) of...

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