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Who Is The Mystery Man Behind @realDonaldTrump?

'New York Times' journalist Robert Draper says "no one understands Trump's base" better than White House social media director (and former golf caddie) Dan Scavino. Draper tells Terry Gross about how Scavino edits many of the president's tweets and also about his possible ties to Russia. TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new seasons of HBO's 'Westworld' and Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale.'

Who Is The Mystery Man Behind @realDonaldTrump?

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'Atlanta' Actor Brian Tyree Henry

Henry plays Alfred Miles, a.k.a. rapper "Paper Boi," on the Emmy Award-winning FX series 'Atlanta.' He talks about authenticity, studying at Yale School of Drama, and his eclectic music taste. Also, we remember former First Lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at 92. She spoke with Terry Gross in 1994 about meeting her husband George, losing a child, and overcoming depression.

'Atlanta' Actor Brian Tyree Henry

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James Comey

The former FBI director tells Terry Gross that he wants to sound the alarm about the "forest fire" of the Trump presidency — and also to defend the FBI against charges of partisanship. "People love the FBI when they think it's on their side," Comey says. "We were not — and are not — on anybody's side." Comey talks about being fired by President Trump, hiding from the president in a curtain, and the origin of his now-famous use of the word "lordy." His new memoir is 'A Higher Loyalty.'

James Comey

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Lawrence Wright: 'The Future Is Texas'

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright predicts that the largest "red" state in the union will eventually move into the "blue" column — and change the nation's politics in the process. His new book about culture, politics and economy of the Lone Star state is 'God Save Texas.' Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the latest episode of the FX series 'Legion.'

Lawrence Wright: 'The Future Is Texas'

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Best Of: 'The Rider' / How Rodgers & Hammerstein Revolutionized Broadway

Following a rodeo accident, Brady Jandreau refused to quit riding and training wild horses — even it if meant risking his life. He plays a version of himself in director Chloe Zhao's slightly fictionalized retelling of his story. The director and star talk about the accident, recovery and making of 'The Rider.' Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'The Female Persuasion' by Meg Wolitzer. Todd Purdum's new book, 'Something Wonderful,' is about the creative partnership and strained personal relationship of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Together they created such hit shows as 'Oklahoma!,' 'Carousel,' 'South Pacific' and 'The Sound of Music.'

Best Of: 'The Rider' / How Rodgers & Hammerstein Revolutionized Broadway

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Jon Bon Jovi

The rock icon and his band are being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this week. He spoke with Terry Gross in 2009 about his upbringing (his mom was a Playboy bunny, his dad was a hairdresser), getting his first single on the radio, and having group therapy with his bandmates. Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'You Were Never Really Here.'

Jon Bon Jovi

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America's Eviction Crisis

Sociologist Matthew Desmond estimates that about 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute. "Eviction isn't just a condition of poverty; it's a cause of poverty," he says. Desmond won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2016 book 'Evicted,' and now has launched the first-ever national database of evictions called The Eviction Lab. Also, Ken Tucker reviews John Prine's first new album in 13 years, 'The Tree of Forgiveness.'

America's Eviction Crisis

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'Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?'

Author Robert Kuttner talks about the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China and the possible consequences. Kuttner also discusses the connection he sees between global capitalism and the rise of the far right in Europe and the U.S. Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'The Female Persuasion' by Meg Wolitzer, and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead remembers late pianist and composer Cecil Taylor.

'Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?'

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A Wounded Cowboy Gets Back On The Horse In 'The Rider'

Following a rodeo accident, Brady Jandreau refused to quit riding and training wild horses — even it if meant risking his life. He plays a version of himself in director Chloe Zhao's slightly fictionalized retelling of his story. The director and star talk about the accident, recovery and making of 'The Rider.' Film critic Justin Chang reviews the film as well.

A Wounded Cowboy Gets Back On The Horse In 'The Rider'

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How Rodgers & Hammerstein Revolutionized Broadway

Todd Purdum's new book, 'Something Wonderful,' is about the creative partnership and strained personal relationship behind such hit shows as 'Oklahoma!,' 'Carousel,' 'South Pacific' and 'The Sound of Music.'

How Rodgers & Hammerstein Revolutionized Broadway

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