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Terry Gross

Terry Gross

A radio host brings conversations with great thinkers and artists. 

Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

A musician and composer spreads the gospel of jazz.

Eliot and Virginia Woolf

What to Make of T. S. Eliot?

He feared and loathed women, colored his face green, and wore lipstick.

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One and the Many

James McBride

James McBride

A novelist transcends the stereotypes of race.

Louis Menand

Louis Menand

A writer probes the history of ideas. 

Elaine Pagels

Elaine Pagels

A histiorian reveals early Christian thought.

Graduates of the Prison University Project

Prison University Project

Inside a prison, inmates earn college credits and confidence to take back their lives.

Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese

A physician blends his vocation to tell stories of the human experience.

Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson

A journalist tells an epic American story.