In 1968, Stanford ecologist Paul Ehrlich published the best-selling book The Population Bomb. He was criticized for making false, doomsday predictions although Ehrlich maintains that, if anything, his book was overly optimistic. Now in his 80s, Ehrlich is still teaching, researching and publishing. He talked with Bob about his 2010 book titled Humanity on a Tightrope, which examines ways to create a sustainable society capable of preserving the planet.
Bob talks with the top-selling rock duo of all time, Daryl Hall and John Oates. After more than 40 years of recording together, the Philadelphia musicians have enough songs to fill up a four-CD, 74-track collection, 28 of them Top 40 hits. The boxed set is called,Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates.
Philosophy in America is alive and well and can be found on the backs of our cars. For decades, the humble bumper sticker has been a platform for a national conversation about the human condition. Bob speaks with philosopher and author Jack Bowen about his book If You Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumper Stickers.
Christopher Plummer is one of the greatest actors of both the stage and the screen. And he also turns 85 this weekend. He talks with Bob about some of his best-known roles and about his memoir. In Spite of Myself chronicles Plummer’s seemingly foolhardy move to abandon his upper-class Canadian home for New York City’s theaters.