Overheard with Evan Smith
This series features in-depth interviews with today's most fascinating public figures. Meet politicians, authors, artists, actors, journalists, business people - anyone who's at the center of things. Join Evan for smart interviews with the country's most interesting people, always with an eye toward the news and always with a sense of humor.
Overheard with Evan Smith Previous Broadcasts
Jeffrey Goldberg, Journalist and Author (Episode #616)
KQED World: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He won the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2003 for his reporting on terrorism. Prior to joining The Atlantic he was a Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker and has previously written for The New York Times Magazine, and New York magazine. Goldberg's most recent Atlantic article was a long-read on President Obama's foreign policy legacy called "The Obama Doctrine." It appears in the magazine's April 2016 issue.
- KQED World: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Ethan Hawke, Actor & Author (Episode #610H)
KQED World: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Ethan Hawke is an Academy Award-nominated actor and screenwriter. He's also an author of three novels, including his most recent Rules for a Knight, which The New Yorker called "a hybrid parenting guide and self-help book." Hawke was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role last year for his performance in Boyhood. In his newest film, Born to be Blue, he plays legendary jazz musician Chet Baker. That film will be released March 25th.
President Barack Obama (Episode #615H)
KQED World: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
In a special episode of Overheard, Evan sits down with President Barack Obama for a discussion about civic engagement in the 21st Century. The interview is an excerpt of the Keynote Conversation at the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas on March 11, 2016.
- KQED World: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Jon Meacham, Author & Presidential Historian (Episode #609H)
KQED World: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling, presidential historian. He won the Pulitzer for biography in 2009 with his book American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. Meacham is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Lion, Franklin and Winston and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. Meacham's most recent book is Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Historian (Episode #614H)
KQED World: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, as well as Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. In addition to being an historian, Dr. Gates is also an author, cultural critic, and filmmaker. He has produced numerous series for PBS including Looking for Lincoln, Many Rivers to Cross: The History of the African American People, and Finding Your Roots, many of which he also hosts. His next documentary series, Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise will air on PBS stations this fall.
- KQED World: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Robert Reich, Economist and former U.S. Labor Secretary (Episode #601H)
KQED World: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Thomas Mallon is a novelist and critic who has written 9 novels and 7 works of non-fiction. His 2012 novel Watergate was a finalist for the PEN / Faulkner Award. He frequently contributes to The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, and The Atlantic. His newest novel, Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years was published in September.
Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary (Episode #613H)
KQED World: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Anthony Foxx is the 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx was Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina from 2009-2013. He also served as Charlotte City Council Member At-Large for two terms. While he was mayor, Charlotte extended the city's light rail system, expanded the airport, made highway improvements, and started a streetcar project.
- KQED World: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 10:00 AM