Overheard with Evan Smith Previous Broadcasts

Walter Isaacson, Author (Episode #811)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Walter Isaacson is an author, Professor of History at Tulane, and was formerly the CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He has written many biographies including Einstein: His Life and Universe, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and most recently, Leonardo da Vinci.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Helen Thorpe, Journalist/Author (Episode #810)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Helen Thorpe is an author and journalist who has been a staff writer for the New York Observer, The New Yorker, and Texas Monthly. She has also been published in the New York Times Magazine, Slate and numerous other publications. Her radio stories have aired on This American Life and Sound Print. Her latest book, The Newcomers, hits shelves on November 14th.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Nicole Krauss, Author (Episode #809)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Nicole Krauss is the author of Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award; the New York Times bestseller The History of Love; and Man Walks into a Room. She was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists in 2007 and named to The New Yorker's "Twenty Under Forty" list in 2010. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Chuck Todd, Journalist (Episode #719H)

KQED World: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

Chuck Todd is the moderator of NBC's Meet The Press. He is also an on-air political analyst for Nightly News with Lester Holt and TODAY, and serves as MSNBC's go-to for all aspects of the network's political coverage. In 2005 and 2009, Todd was named one of the Washingtonian's Best Of Journalists. He has won numerous Emmy Awards for his reporting while at NBC.

Dean Baquet, Journalist (Episode #718H)

KQED World: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

Dean Baquet is the executive editor of the New York Times. He is the first African-American to hold the position. In 1988 Baquet won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of City Council corruption in Chicago. During his nearly 40-year career, Baquet has worked for The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.

Jeff Nichols, Director (Episode #717H)

KQED World: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

Jeff Nichols is a writer and director whose past works include internationally acclaimed Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud and Midnight Special. His latest film Loving tells the story of the landmark US civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia.

John Doe, Actor/Musician (Episode #716H)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

John Doe is an actor and musician who co-founded the Los Angeles punk band X. He has appeared in over 50 films and television productions including Great Balls of Fire!, Roadside Prophets, Roswell and more. His latest book, Under the Big Black Sun, explores the LA punk rock movement and its evolution.

Jim Gaffigan, Comedian/Author (Episode #808)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, is a bestselling and award-winning author. He has written many novels including We Are Pirates, The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs and Why We Broke Up, a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book. Under the pen name Lemony Snicket, he created the thirteen-volume sequence A Series of Unfortunate Events and the four-book series All the Wrong Questions. His latest novel is titled All the Dirty Parts.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Katharine Hayhoe, Atmospheric Scientist (Episode #715H)

KQED World: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change. In 2014, she was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the world and by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 Global Thinkers. Dr. Hayhoe is currently a professor and directs the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She also hosts the PBS Digital Studios web series Global Weirding.

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