Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • Jim and Margery talked to New Yorker Staff Writer Adam Gopnik about his latest book, "A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism."
  • Harvard Business School behavioral economist Michael Norton joined us for his monthly appearance when he explains us to ourselves. Today we looked at the pathology of the “ask braggart,” the person whose sole motivation behind asking you a question is to tell you about themselves.
  • Jim and Margery talked to Norman Mineta — the former statesman and Japanese internment camp survivor who served as cabinet secretary for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush — about a new PBS documentary, "Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story."
  • New Yorker Staff Writer George Packer discussed his latest book, "Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century."
  • Filmmaker, writer, artist and one of our greatest cultural commentators John Waters talked to Jim and Margery about his latest book, "Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder."
  • Creator of Bojack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg discussed his new collection of short stories. "Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory."
  • Ben Mezrich discusses his latest book, "Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Redemption and Betrayal."

This episode of Boston Public Radio was previously taped.