This week Boston Public Radio is revisiting some of our favorite conversations. In this episode you'll hear:

  • Tina Brown joined us to talk about her latest book, The Vanity Fair Diaries.
  • We opened the lines and asked you about your Q-tip IQ. Do you actually follow the instructions or do you take the cotton swab plunger—even if it means you might have to go to the ER?
  • We talked to former White House Photographer Pete Souza, who put eight years of the Obama administration into his latest book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait.
  • Novelist Meg Wolitzer discusses her latest book, The Female Persuasion.
  • Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, a wife and husband who survived the Boston Marathon Bombing, have written a children's book about another partnership—the one between Jessica and her service dog rescue, Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship.
  • Cecile Richards, the outgoing president of Planned Parenthood, discussed what she’s doing next to keep the fight for women’s rights alive and well.