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C-SPAN brings together best-selling nonfiction authors and influential interviewers for wide-ranging, hour- long conversations. Find this podcast every Saturday after 10 pm ET. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "Lectures in History" and "Q&A" podcasts.
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Saturday
Adam Jentleson, "Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy"
Adam Jentleson, who was deputy chief of staff for former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), argues that the modernization of the Senate is damaging American democracy. He’s interviewed by Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Kristina Peterson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 9, 2021
Catherine Flowers, "Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret"
Catherine Flowers, founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice, reflects on her efforts to improve water and sanitation conditions in rural areas across America. She’s interviewed by Grist senior editor Nikhil Swaminathan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 2, 2021
John Fabian Witt, "American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19"
This week, a conversation with John Fabian Witt we first brought you on November 15. Law professor John Fabian Witt examined the relationship between law, epidemics, and public health guidelines. He was interviewed by Georgetown University Law Professor and Director of the Institute for National and Global Health Law Lawrence Gostin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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December 26, 2020
Michael Shellenberger, "Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All"
Michael Shellenberger, founder and president of Environmental Progress, offered his thoughts on what he calls “apocalyptic” environmentalism and provided some solutions on how to address environmental issues of today and into the future. He was interviewed by Andrew Revkin, author and Columbia University’s director of the Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability. This episode is from earlier this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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December 19, 2020
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, "Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present"
Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat examines how authoritarian leaders rule. She’s interviewed by Barnard College and Columbia University professor and author Sheri Berman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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