Want to know what J.D. Salinger was really up to during all those years as a recluse? He wrote racy letters to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, dined with Michael Jackson and cut a track with the Foo Fighters. At least according to V.I.P. Tom Ruprecht, a former Late Show With David Letterman writer and author of a totally phony oral history of Salinger's life.
Very Important Puzzler Tom Ruprecht waxes poetic on writing phony oral histories with Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg on stage at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.
Making heads or tails of the ever-changing job market can be a puzzle in and of itself. Luckily, this week's V.I.P.s — Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg, co-creators of NPR's Planet Money podcast — give the scoop on how they help listeners make sense of the global economy.
This week, we test you on animal kingdom noises...in other languages, spoil some TV show finales, and walk the streets with a song in our hearts, Plus, our V.I.P. may make her living as a Czech musician, but she's a Jersey girl at heart — it's Cristin Milioti, star of the Broadway musical Once.
Host Ophira Eisenberg plays to the crowd at The Bell House.