November 14, 2013 Also: Ben Tarnoff on Mark Twain; famous authors who make cameos in advertisements; comedian Rob Delaney on losing friends to drug addiction.
April 4, 2013 Also: Mark Twain's advice to little girls; Benjamin Lytal on Vladimir Nabokov; and author and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has died.
February 21, 2013 Also: Bill O'Reilly has a new book; George Saunders g-chats The Paris Review; and Batwoman is getting married.
January 5, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie and the new congress. In the second hour, the challenges and stigma of surrogacy, and the new edition of Huck Finn drops the "n-word."
January 4, 2011 For years, the book has been banned by some schools because of the "N" word. Those publishing the new edition hope this will get the classic story into more young students' hands.