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NPR's On Point host Tom Ashbrook explores the literary and arts world. New: Douglas Brinkley, Atul Gawande, Claire Dederer.
||Listening Back To Our Conversation With Oliver Sacks||Oliver Sacks, celebrated neurologist and best-selling author, has died at 82. We'll listen back to our remarkable 2013 interview with Oliver Sacks on life and aging.||9/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World's Disappearing Natural Sound||A legendary natural sound collector shares his recordings. We'll listen in.||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Amy Seek's 'Confessions of a Birth Mother'||Open adoption. How one birth mother gave up her child for adoption and stayed in his life.||8/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||'A Window Opens': Elisabeth Egan's Amazon Tell All||Author Elisabeth Egan's new novel is a kind of kiss and tell on life inside Amazon. She takes us there.||8/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nabokov, 'Lolita' And The American Effect||He brought us "Lolita" and "Pale Fire." We'll look at Russian-born author Vladimir Nabokov and how his most famous work was shaped by his time in America.||8/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Our Dating Demographic Dilemma||The numbers that rule the dating game. We look at how demographics are making it much harder for women and changing the way we date today.||8/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A More Militant Japan, 70 Years After WWII||Seventy years after Japan's World War II surrender, Japan is making moves to give its military more room to fight again. We'll look at what that could mean in Asia and beyond.||8/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jason Segel's 'Tour' Is Only Just Beginning||Comedic actor Jason Segel gets serious and takes on author David Foster Wallace in the new film, "The End of the Tour. " He's with us.||8/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Next World War Will Be Digital||P.W. Singer and August Cole imagine World War III in a new novel where the battlefront goes deeply cyber.||8/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Young Author Finds Success 'Among The Ten Thousand Things'||Writer Julia Pierpont is getting rave reviews for her debut novel — "Among the Ten Thousand Things" — about a marriage in crisis. She joins us.||7/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|