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Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 11:00 AM

David Denby on the 24 great books that can bring even today’s kids to reading. And maybe you, too.

 
Monday, January 4, 2016 | 11:00 AM

Maria Popova, internet philosopher sensation and creator of the blog, “Brain Pickings,” on how to live a meaningful life in 2016.

 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | 11:00 AM

The great Christopher Ricks on the great T.S. Eliot. Practical cats and the way the world ends.

 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM

“Don Quixote,” and why the 17th Century mock epic of Cervantes still gets under our skin.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | 11:00 AM

Comedic actor Jason Segel gets serious and takes on author David Foster Wallace in the new film, “The End of the Tour. ” He’s with us.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 11:00 AM

Anthony Doerr just won the Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling book “All the Light We Cannot See.” He joins us.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

What does reading Texas even mean? We try to help you out, with an assist from Houston Chronicle book editor Maggie Galehouse.

 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Texas writers on the Lone Star State of mind and Texas identity now.

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Monday, April 21, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Gabriel García Márquez and his spell of magical realism. We’ll cast it again, in remembrance.

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Jessica Valenti: ‘Objectification Is About Dehumanizing People’
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

“There is some power in laying claim to the word victim.” — Jessica Valenti on the Stanford sexual assault case, and the importance of language.

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Why The ‘Roots’ Remake Matters (And What Stays The Same)
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

The recent remake of “Roots” on the History Channel makes important changes, Morehouse College’s Stephane Dunn argues. But it also holds true to the original story.

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Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone: ‘Trump’s Going To Be The Next President’
Monday, Jun 6, 2016

Longtime political consultant Roger Stone apologizes for his “two martini tweets,” even as he predicts Donald Trump will be the next U.S. president.

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