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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.

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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.

    The Ethics of Adoption in America

    The Ethics of Adoption in America

    Gabrielle Glaser talks about “American Baby,” and Kenneth R. Rosen discusses “Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs.”

    • 1 hr 3 min
    James Comey and Truth in Government

    James Comey and Truth in Government

    Joe Klein talks about Comey’s “Saving Justice,” and Elisabeth Egan discusses Peter Ho Davies’s “A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself.”

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Charles Yu Talks About ‘Interior Chinatown’

    Charles Yu Talks About ‘Interior Chinatown’

    Yu discusses his National Book Award-winning novel, and David S. Brown talks about “The Last American Aristocrat,” his biography of Henry Adams.

    • 55 min
    Fareed Zakaria on Life After the Pandemic

    Fareed Zakaria on Life After the Pandemic

    Zakaria discusses “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World,” and Margaret MacMillan talks about “War: How Conflict Shaped Us.”

    • 58 min
    The Listeners’ Episode: Editors and Critics Answer Your Questions

    The Listeners’ Episode: Editors and Critics Answer Your Questions

    We respond to questions about criticism, reading habits, favorite stories and more.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Agents of Change

    Agents of Change

    Kerri Greenidge discusses two books about African-Americans in the years before the Civil War, and Neal Gabler talks about “Catching the Wind,” his biography of Edward Kennedy.

    • 49 min

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