On Point: Books
Summary: A live, two-hour morning news-analysis program.
The real Al Capone. From Brooklyn kid to Chicago crime boss, a new biography gives the whole story.
Sociologist Arlie Hochschild has gone deep into Trump country to talk with the angry white working class. She's with us.
Russian chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov on Putin, Trump, and the deepening US-Russia rift.
Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn has a message: Women should be strong, not skinny.
Former NFL tight end Nate Jackson is now a champion fantasy football player. He'll take us there.
Disruptive innovation Guru Clay Christensen on disruption now from politics to Uber.
The one who taught us "How to Cook Everything," Mark Bittman is back. And this time, he's baking.
A historical look at the rise of Adolf Hitler, and right wing populism in Europe and the US now.
Italian writer Elena Ferrante is in the headlines after her true identity was revealed. But we'll look at the bigger story – how she speaks so powerfully to women's journeys.
New cuisine from an ancient culture. Peru's Virgilio Martinez is with us.
Our long human fascination with time travel, with best-selling writer and science thinker James Gleick.
At age 59, and deep in debt, Mark Twain went on an around-the-world stand up comedy tour. We'll hear what he had to say.
Actor and children's book author Jamie Lee Curtis on immigration, identity, and what makes us who we are.
From Chuck Berry's guitar to slave ships, a look inside the long-awaited Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Few people can string together words as beautifully as Ian McEwan. He joins us to talk about his new tale of a prenatal Hamlet.