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‘Gone Girl,’ Still Here

Ten years to the month that Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’ was first published, the novel still looms over contemporary literature and the broader publishing industry

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Warriors-Celtics Finals Pick, Van Lathan on CFB Recruiting Jealousy and Life, Plus Going Abroad

Van also discusses Captain America vs. Black Panther and his new book ‘Fat, Crazy & Tired’

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The Humanity of George Floyd With Robert Samuels and Tolu Olorunnipa

Robert and Tolu join Bakari to discuss ‘His Name Is George Floyd,’ the humanity of the man who’s death sparked a movement, and the ways he was failed by various systems

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Living an Earned Life With Marshall Goldsmith

Plus, what to order when the fish is bad and the steak is worse

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George R.R. Martin on His College Days, the Media in 2022, and the New York Jets

The ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ writer discusses his career as a journalist at Northwestern, his view on the media, and his New York Jets and New York Giants fandom

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‘This Will Not Pass’ With Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalists Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns to discuss their new book ‘This Will Not Pass’ and the social/political climate of 2020

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The Stephen King Movie Hall of Fame

To celebrate the release of ‘Firestarter,’ Paul Rust and Matt Gourley join to discuss the best adaptations from the horror author

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Money, Problems, Respect: The Early Days of Biggie’s Fame

In an excerpt from the new biography ‘It Was All a Dream: Biggie and the World That Made Him,’ author Justin Tinsley explores what it was like for the Notorious B.I.G. as he adjusted to the limelight

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‘:07 Seconds or Less’ Harkens Back to a Bygone Era of NBA Access

Jack McCallum’s chronicle of the Suns’ 2005-06 season is a sportswriting artifact from a time when a reporter got unvarnished access to coaches and players

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9 Straight for the Yanks, and Another Big Weekend for the Mets

Plus, an NFL draft recap with Mike Tannenbaum, and Paul O’Neill on his new book

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Trouble at Netflix, ‘Under the Banner of Heaven,’ and ‘We Own This City’

Plus, ‘Slow Horses’ author Mick Herron joins the show to discuss the television adaptation of his book

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Humanizing Big Subjects With Tyler Merritt

Tyler also talks about his personal preference in a pastor and the art of writing humor naturally

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Don Winslow on His New Novel, Mob Stories, Crime Fiction Before the Smartphone, and Why He’s Retiring From Writing

The author joins to discuss his new installment in the ‘City on Fire’ series

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399 Yards of Deception: Football, Fatherhood, and Facing Grief

In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, ‘Fat, Crazy, and Tired: Tales From the Trenches of Transformation,’ Van Lathan reflects on a legendary Brett Favre outing, losing his father, and what we owe ourselves as we mourn

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Charles Booker and the Fight to Represent Kentucky

Booker joins Bakari to discuss the protection of democracy and running against Rand Paul for a U.S. Senate seat

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'Shine Bright' Celebration

The ‘Black Girl Songbook’ community celebrates the release of host Danyel Smith’s new book, ‘Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop.’ Jemele Hill, Danyel’s husband, and the podcast production team make cameos.

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Infinite Energy Is an Understatement, With Christina Tosi

Dave and Chris are joined by the Milk Bar founder to discuss her new book, ‘Dessert Can Save the World’

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The Scandalous Legacy of ‘Gossip Girl,’ 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago this month, the first ‘Gossip Girl’ novel hit bookstores and cemented a new wave of young adult fiction. Two decades later, the series and its ilk looms large in contemporary culture—as does the company that masterminded its rise.

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It’s OK to Love College Basketball and the NBA, Wilt vs. Russell Stories, and What’s Next for LeBron With Jackie MacMullan. Plus, Author Michael Lewis.

Michael comes on to talk about some of his books, including ‘The Premonition,’ ‘The Fifth Risk,’ ‘Losers: The Road to Everyplace but the White House,’ ‘Moneyball: The Art of Winning,’ and more

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Andrew Bogut on the Birth of the Warriors, NBA Contenders, and Fights With the Clippers

Plus, author Kyle Buchanan joins to discuss his new book on ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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When Nicolas Cage Became the Biggest Action Star of the ’90s

In this exclusive excerpt from ‘Age of Cage,’ Keith Phipps chronicles how Hollywood’s most singular actor stepped into the role of blockbuster hero with ‘The Rock,’ ‘Con Air,’ and ‘Face/Off’

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Damon Young on Writing for Yourself and Launching a New Podcast

Damon also talks about why his 2019 book, ‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker,’ hasn’t been banned yet

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Kenneth Kelly on the Importance of Financial Wellness

Kenneth discusses the challenges facing minority-owned banks, his book ‘Prepared Before I Let Go’, and the importance of last will and testaments

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Remembering Linsanity

In an exclusive, illustrated excerpt from the upcoming book ‘RISE,’ Jeremy Lin remembers his road to the NBA and reflects on where Linsanity led

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Trashy Tabloids and True Crime With Clare Malone and the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle

Bryan, Clare, and John talk Bennifer, the evolution of celebrity, and writing songs vs. novels

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Can It Get Worse for the Knicks?

Frank Isola joins the show to talk ’90s Knicks and the aftermath of the Harden-Simmons trade. Plus, Victor Cruz and Jerome Baker.

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The Best Super Bowl Trailers and Movies in the ’90s, According to Chuck Klosterman

Before Chuck comes on, Joanna joins Sean to break down the Super Bowl movie trailers and ‘Death on the Nile,’ Kenneth Branagh’s latest Agatha Christie adaptation

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The Meaning of Life and the Power of Regret

Derek goes deep with bestselling author Dan Pink on his new book, ‘The Power of Regret’

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The Tom Brady Awards, Plus Chuck Klosterman on Instant Replay, Athlete Longevity, and the ’90s

Bill reacts to Brady’s retirement and shares his favorite memories of the legendary quarterback’s career

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Rihanna’s Having a Baby! Plus: ‘Dilla Time’ 

The hosts react to Rihanna’s pregnancy announcement and Justin Sayles interviews author Dan Charnas about his new J Dilla book

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Reinventing the Myth of J Dilla

Dan Charnas, the author of the new book ‘Dilla Time,’ discusses the life and work of the legendary hip-hop producer and why music journalism doesn’t often allow for this kind of storytelling

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Embiid’s Crazy Career, Plus Harden’s Next Move, Big Papi’s Honor, and Charles Oakley Stops By

Bill is also joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Ben Simmons situation in Philadelphia