Best Of: Comic Wanda Sykes / Crime Novelist Laura Lippman Wanda Sykes' latest Netflix stand-up special, 'Not Normal,' is nominated for two Emmys. She talks with Terry Gross about doing comedy in the Trump era, getting booed for criticizing the president, and coming out publicly at an LGBTQ rally.

Laura Lippman's new novel, 'Lady in the Lake,' set in the 1960s, centers on Maddie Schwartz, who leaves her marriage, gets a job at Baltimore's newspaper, and begins investigating the mysterious death of a young black woman. Lippman talks about her own experience in newsrooms as a reporter and losing her friend Rob Hiaasen in the 'Capital Gazette' shooting in Annapolis last year.
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Best Of: Comic Wanda Sykes / Crime Novelist Laura Lippman

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Best Of: Comic Wanda Sykes / Crime Novelist Laura Lippman

Best Of: Comic Wanda Sykes / Crime Novelist Laura Lippman

Best Of: Comic Wanda Sykes / Crime Novelist Laura Lippman

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Wanda Sykes' latest Netflix stand-up special, 'Not Normal,' is nominated for two Emmys. She talks with Terry Gross about doing comedy in the Trump era, getting booed for criticizing the president, and coming out publicly at an LGBTQ rally.

Laura Lippman's new novel, 'Lady in the Lake,' set in the 1960s, centers on Maddie Schwartz, who leaves her marriage, gets a job at Baltimore's newspaper, and begins investigating the mysterious death of a young black woman. Lippman talks about her own experience in newsrooms as a reporter and losing her friend Rob Hiaasen in the 'Capital Gazette' shooting in Annapolis last year.