Bob Edwards Weekend Lineup (August 23-24, 2014)

Bob Edwards Weekend, August 23-24, 2014


Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.

Bob talks to Daniel Lieberman, author of The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease.  Lieberman is the Chair of the Department of Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.  His book explains how millions of years of evolution have led our bodies to a paradoxical position.  People in developed countries are living longer than ever, having vanquished diseases that used to kill people by the millions:  smallpox, measles, polio and the plague. But we are also afflicted with more chronic, preventable illnesses and ailments, such as diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, strokes, dementia, depression and anxiety.

Then, the latest essay from children’s author and illustrator Daniel Pinkwater.


Bob talks with Michael Wallis, author of the book The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate.  It’s a trip across the United States through a bygone era, before interstates turned roadside kitsch into monotony. senior book critic Laura Miller shares with Bob books to help us through the final dog days of summer, and she offers a preview of this year’s best fall books.

Bob Edwards Weekend airs on Sirius XM Public Radio (Channel 121) Saturdays from 8-10 AM ET. 

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