Bob Edwards Weekend, 1/17 & 1/18

HOUR ONE:

In her 2003 best-seller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, Azar Nafisi wrote about the lives of women in Iran. Now she tells her own life story in Things I've Been Silent About. Nafisi's new memoir is a historical portrait of a family and country leading up to the Islamic Revolution which turned Iran into a religious dictatorship.

Then, Bob talks to Edward Zwick, director of the new film Defiance. It tells the true story of three Jewish brothers who led an armed resistance against the Nazis and saved the lives of more than 1,200 Jews at the end of World War Two.

HOUR TWO:


In honor of the 200th anniversary of poet and writer Edgar Allen Poe's birthday, writer Peter Ackroyd talks with Bob about his new book Poe: A Life Cut Short.

Finally, Bob talks with singer and musician Boz Scaggs about his expansive career and his new album Speak Low, which covers the standards from the likes of Johnny Mercer, Rodgers and Hart and Duke Ellington.