The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.
Louis Menand on 'The Free World'
Menand talks about his work of political and cultural history, and Phillip Lopate discusses his three anthologies of American essays.
Michael Lewis on 'The Premonition'
Lewis discusses his new book about the pandemic, and Annette Gordon-Reed talks about “On Juneteenth.”
Amy Klobuchar on 'Antitrust'
The senator discusses her new book about fighting monopoly power, and Andrew Solomon talks about Katie Booth’s “The Invention of Miracles.”
Patrick Radden Keefe on ‘Empire of Pain’
Keefe discusses his new book about the Sackler family and OxyContin, and Elisabeth Egan talks about JoAnne Tompkins’s debut novel, “What Comes After.”
Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary
Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner, and the producers Jocelyn Gonzales and Pedro Rosado discuss what's happened behind the scenes during 15 years of the podcast.
Blake Bailey on Writing His Life of Philip Roth
Bailey talks about his new biography, and Julia Sweig discusses “Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight.”