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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Peter Beinart, John D’Agata, and Jim Fingal, April 30, 2012

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 51 mins
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    For a relatively young country, Israel and its supporters wield immense power in shaping United States government policy. Peter Beinart is a former editor of the New Republic who lays out his criticism of the Jewish State in a new work, The Crisis of Zionism. Among Beinart’s more controversial ideas is a proposed boycott on products made in Israeli settlements.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Julian Barnes, March 4, 2015

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Julian Barnes has written novels, several collections of essays and stories, and a book titled Nothing to Be Frightened Of. Bob talks with Barnes about his book, which is part essay and part memoir, and is described as a meditation on religion, mortality and the fear of death. Barnes writes in the book that he sometimes finds life “an overrated way of spending time.”

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Jackson Browne and Norman Corwin, September 18, 2014

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Jackson Browne has been called a "thinking man's rock star." The confessional singer-songwriter is known for his introspective and poetic lyrics but is also the creative force behind the Eagles' first hit, "Take It Easy." Bonnie Raitt, The Byrds, Gregg Allman and many others have recorded songs by this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Browne discusses his life and work. Then, we replay Bob’s interview with pioneering radio writer, producer, director and performer Norman Corwin. He was the man behind such legendary radio productions as "We Hold These Truths," "14 August" and his masterpiece, "On A Note of Triumph" - which marked the end of World War Two in Europe. Norman Corwin died in 2011 at the age of 101.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Diane Rehm, September 10, 2014

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Today Bob spends the hour with public radio host and recent National Humanities Medal recipient Diane Rehm, talking about end of life medical decisions. Rehm's husband, John, was in the final stages of Parkinson's and wanted to end his life, but his doctor refused to help. As a result, he chose to deliberately die by dehydration, the process taking nine days. Rehm says "He should have had better choices."

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, David Wilcox and Jimmy Carter, August 26, 2015

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    All this week, we're presenting some of our favorite musical performance chats from the past decade. Singer-songwriter David Wilcox has been characterized as a cross between musicians James Taylor and Nick Drake. Although his music does have a quiet, acoustic feel, its tone and message are unique to this guitarist. His album Airstream was written over two years as Wilcox, his wife, and their son traveled across America touring. He plays selections from the records and talks with Bob about his career in music.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Michael Pollan, May 20, 2010

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Bob talks to nutrition writer Michael Pollan about his book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Pollan is the author of New York Times bestsellers The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Gary Noesner, January 10, 2011

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    For 23 years, Gary Noesner worked as an FBI hostage negotiator—10 of them as the Bureau’s chief negotiator. Noesner and his unit specialized in nonviolent confrontation and communication, and he has written about his high-stress job in the book Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Nora Ephron and Doyle McManus, June 29, 2012

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Next, we remember director, playwright, author and screenwriter Nora Ephron. She died on Tuesday at the age of 71. Ephron wrote the scripts for movies such as When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. Bob talked with Ephron in 2006 about her best-selling book of essays titled I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman. Then, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Juliet Frerking.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, October 16, 2012

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Amy Krouse Rosenthal likes to make things: books for small people and big, short videos, and “connections with the universe.” Her collection of videos is charming and addictive – in Life is a Marathon, she greets commuters exiting the train station with posters, high fives, and water. Rosenthal talks to Bob about creativity, getting something out of nothing, and why she does what she does.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Kat Von D and Frans De Waal, May 1, 2013

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Bob talks to Mexican-American tattoo artist Kat Von D about her book Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love and Tattooing. Then, biologist Frans De Waal has been named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People. He wrote Our Outer Ape and now is releasing The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates in which he uses one of our closest primate relatives to argue that human morality comes not from above, but from within.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Michael Lewis, February 1, 2011

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Bob talks with Michael Lewis about his book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. It’s a look at the mortgage crisis and the few visionaries who saw it coming and made a fortune. His book is now available in paperback.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, and Leonard Cohen, October 7, 2014

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    In 2007, Bob talked with director Kenneth Branagh and actor Michael Caine about their film Sleuth. It was a remake of the 1972 thriller which starred Caine. But really the interview was just an excuse for Caine to tell hilariously charming stories to entertain Bob and Branagh. Then, 80-year-old Leonard Cohen has a new CD out now titled Popular Problems, but back when he visited with Bob in 2006, they discussed Cohen’s collection of poetry called Book of Longing and a documentary titled Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man. Cohen has been a monk, a songwriter and a poet.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Dave Goulson, Liza Johnson, and Kristen Wiig, April 14, 2014

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Conservationist and founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Dave Goulson found his passion for bees as a young boy in rural England. His book, A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees, looks at why bees worldwide are declining and what we can do about it.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Paul Ehrlich and Daniel Levitin, January 2, 2015

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    In 1968, Stanford ecologist Paul Ehrlich published the best-selling book The Population Bomb. He was criticized for making false, doomsday predictions although Ehrlich maintains that, if anything, his book was overly optimistic. Now in his 80s, Ehrlich is still teaching, researching and publishing. He talked with Bob about his 2010 book titled Humanity on a Tightrope, which examines ways to create a sustainable society capable of preserving the planet.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Stephen Fry and Matthew Algeo, August 3, 2015

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Today we offer some inspiration as you try to squeeze in one more road trip this summer. Ever the Englishman, writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry traveled across the United States in a black London cab, visiting all 50 states to experience first-hand what makes America unique. Fry stopped in Georgia for Thanksgiving, marched in a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, learned how to pick a banjo with hillbillies, and palled around with Ted Turner on his Montana ranch.

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    • Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Narrated by: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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    Long before the era of the news anchor, the pundit, and the mini-cam, one man blazed a trail that thousands would follow. Reporting live from the streets and rooftops of London as Nazi war planes rained terror from the skies during the Battle of Britain, Edward R. Murrow brought the stark horror of war and the shock of breaking news events directly into American living rooms for the first time, and that was just the beginning.

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    • Very interesting book, easy-listening

    • By D. Littman on 12-18-04

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Pete Seeger and Studs Terkel, November 24, 2014

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    This week we are giving thanks for the interviews we conducted before it was too late. Pete Seeger was banned from American commercial television for more than 17 years, after topping both the pop charts and the Hollywood blacklist. Seeger wrote or co-wrote many of our most iconic folk songs and was still writing and performing into his 90s. When he spoke with Bob in 2008, Seeger was about to release a new songbook and the PBS program American Masters paid tribute to him with a show called The Power of Song. Pete Seeger died in January at the age of 94. Then we’ll remember Studs Terkel. In the spring of 2005 Bob traveled to Chicago and to Terkel's home to reminisce about his career as a writer, broadcaster, oral historian and story teller. Terkel was 96 years old when he died in 2008.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Cameron Smith and Edward St. Aubyn, March 1, 2012

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Evolution is a fact, not a debatable theory. Prehistorian and popular-science writer Cameron Smith lays out the evidence and logic in his book The Fact of Evolution. Then, award-winning English writer Edward St. Aubyn’s new novel At Last is the final installment of his acclaimed Patrick Melrose series. A master of dark comedy and difficult truths, St. Aubyn is one of contemporary literature’s finest novelists.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Father Gregory Boyle, May 3, 2010

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Father Gregory Boyle is a Jesuit priest in East Los Angeles. Since 1984, he’s helped thousands of young Latinos give up the gang life, find jobs, and lead productive healthy lives. In his book, Tattoos on the Heart, Father Greg tells the stories of gang-bangers who went straight—but also the stories of those he was unable to reach.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Nev Schulman and Garrison Keillor, September 9, 2014

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    Over the last few years, Nev Schulman has investigated dozens of online relationships to determine whether they're based on truth or fiction. Now, he takes his knowledge to the page in his new book In Real Life. Bob talks to Schulman about his book, the TV show, and the complexities of identity in the digital age. Then, Bob talks to public radio treasure and host of "A Prairie Home Companion" Garrison Keillor.

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