Author Kurt Vonnegut, shown in 1979 in New York City, died in 2007 at age 84. Marty Reichenthal/AP hide caption

toggle caption Marty Reichenthal/AP

Kurt Vonnegut: Still Speaking To The War Weary

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136823289/136830295" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Chris Silas Neal/

Indie Booksellers Target Summer's Best Reads

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136580361/136787577" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Thomas B. Reed was the larger-than-life speaker of the House during America's turbulent Gilded Age. His outspoken politics brought the position to prominence and forever changed the House of Representatives. Library of Congress hide caption

toggle caption Library of Congress

The Most Important Politician You've Never Heard Of

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136689237/136775707" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The New Science Of Understanding Dog Behavior

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136497064/136644713" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

One Family, Three Memoirs, Many Competing Truths

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136620260/136636347" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Quandary: If a man shops by himself, did a woman put him up to it? That's one of the questions prompted by Helen Simpson's short story "Night Thoughts." Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Flipping The Script: Man In A 'Woman-Shaped' World

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136611339/136636341" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

How 'Reckless' Greed Contributed To Financial Crisis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136496032/136611410" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Late Night 'Thank You Notes' From Jimmy Fallon

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136462013/136462028" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Dean Young has published more than 10 books of poetry. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure more than a decade ago. Laurie Saurborn Young/ hide caption

toggle caption Laurie Saurborn Young/

The Heart Of Dean Young's Pre-Transplant Poetry

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136358656/136570826" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Psychopath Walks Into A Room. Can You Tell?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136462824/136533913" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript