Today on Boston Public Radio:

We opened the show with a conversation with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg on her new book "Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships."

Nina Totenberg on BPR | Sept. 14, 2022

Then, we opened the lines to hear from listeners about making friends: at the office, in person and online.

For the remainder of the show, we re-aired some of our favorite conversations, including:

Charlie Warzel on his book “Out of Office,” coauthored with Anne Helen Peterson; reporter Spencer Buell and noise researcher Erica Walker, about health concerns over rising noise levels in the city; the New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell about his book, “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know"; writer Lindy West about her book, “The Witches Are Coming"; and Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of etiquette expert Emily Post, about her book “Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, from Dispensaries to Dinner Parties.”