The Bob Edwards Show, April 29 - May 3, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013: Author and journalist Deborah Copaken Kogan joins Bob to discuss her recent article in The Nation, “My So-Called Post-Feminist Life In Arts and Letters”. Then, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz worked in the Clinton administration as the chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, then at the World Bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. Now, he’s a professor at Columbia University and the author of The Price of Inequality. Bob talks with Stiglitz about how most Americans are worse off now than they were a decade ago and why he thinks that endangers our democracy. His book is now out in paperback.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013: Margaret Fuller was one of the literary elite of 19th Century New England, along with Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. But many of the details of her remarkable life have been eclipsed by her tragic death, in a shipwreck off the coast of Fire Island. A new biography, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, by Megan Marshall, tells her story from youth in New England to adulthood in New York and Europe. Fuller was a literary editor, a columnist crusading on behalf of the poor and a war correspondent. Marshall is the author of The Peabody Sisters, and her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic and the New York Times Book Review.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013: Bob talks to Mexican-American tattoo artist Kat Von D about her book Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love and Tattooing. Then, biologist Frans De Waal has been named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People. He wrote Our Outer Ape and now is releasing The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates in which he uses one of our closest primate relatives to argue that human morality comes not from above, but from within.
Thursday, May 2, 2013: Actor Dennis Quaid joins director Ramin Bahrani to discuss the new film At Any Price. Quaid stars as Henry Whipple who risks friends and family to meet the highly competitive demands of modern day farming in which landowners are beholden to GMO seed companies. Then, in her new book, The Myth of Persecution, Candida Moss argues that martyrdom, or “the Age of Martyrs” was mostly fictitious, conceived by the church to recruit and expand. This image of Christian-as-victim is still very much with us today, and Moss explains the implications for modern society. Moss is a religion professor at Notre Dame and an expert on early Christianity.
Friday, May 3, 2013: Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for The Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news. Next, sex with “no strings attached” is popular and common among millennials according to author and professor Donna Frietas. She joins Bob to discuss the “NSA” phenomenon, “hookup culture”, and more from her book The End Of Sex: How Hookup Culture Is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused about Intimacy. Finally, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.