Note: We’re on tape today, replaying some of our favorite conversations.

On today’s episode of Boston Public Radio:

– ESPN’s Howard Bryant discussed his book, "The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism.”

– Writer Michael Eric Dyson discussed his book, “What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin, And Our Unfinished Conversation About Race In America.”

– Harvard historian Stephen Greenblatt talked about his book, "Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics.”

– Journalist and naturalist Sy Montgomery discussed her book, "The Hyena Scientist.”

– Writer and humorist John Hodgman discussed his book, "Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches.”

– Actor and activist George Takei discussed the musical "Allegiance," which is based on his real-life experience of living in a Japanese American internment camp.