The host of the Peabody Award-winning "On Being" joins us to talk about her Civil Conversations Project, which brings together people with divergent viewpoints in conversation on some of the most hot-button issues of our time.
A few years ago, Slate staff writer Amanda Hess was on vacation when a friend alerted her to a series of threatening Tweets about rape and murder directed at her from the Twitter account "headlessfemalepig." Hess joins us to talk about her investigation into the matter, and to discuss gendered harassment in the Internet age.
Are we alone in the universe? That’s the billion-dollar-question that has fascinated humans for centuries. In "Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Beyond the Stars," journalist Lee Billings traces the history of scientific research into space and the universe as he attempts to explain human obsession with the possibility of life beyond Earth.
As the March 31st deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act approaches, we spend an hour with Washington Post reporter Jenna Johnson and Jonathan Weiner, professor at the Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and an expert in the law.