Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian discussed his latest book his latest book, "Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison — Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out."
  • Writer Susan Orlean joined Jim and Margery to talk about her latest publication, "The Library Book," which will soon be turned into a TV miniseries.
  • Jack Bishop, from America’s Test Kitchen, discussed his latest cookbook, "Tasting Italy: A Culinary Journey."
  • Investor Roger McNamee helped to build Facebook. In his latest book, he wrote about how he’s come to regret it. It’s called "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe."
  • Julia Zelizer joined Jim and Margery to talk about his latest book, "Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974." Zelizer is an analyst for CNN and a professor of history and Public Affairs at Princeton University.
  • Poet Richard Blanco discusses the work of poet Ada Limón. Blanco is the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history, His new book, "How To Love A Country," deals with various socio-political issues that shadow America.

This episode of Boston Public Radio was previously taped.