This episode of Boston Public Radio was pre-recorded.

On today's episode of Boston Public Radio:

– New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik discussed his latest book, "A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism.”

– Harvard Business School behavioral economist Michael Norton explained the pathology of the “ask braggart,” a person whose sole motivation behind asking you a question is to tell you about themselves.

– Norman Mineta, the former statesman who served as cabinet secretary for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, talked about 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."

– John Waters, filmmaker, writer, artist, and one of our greatest cultural commentators, discussed his latest book, "Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder."

– Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creator of BoJack Horseman, discussed his collection of short stories, "Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory."

– Author Ben Mezrich discussed his latest book, "Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Redemption and Betrayal."