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Paula Poundstone, the popular personality on Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, joins us to talk about her latest work,  "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness."


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Beth Kobliner outlines for us how millennials handle money differently from their elder generations. Kobliner wrote the book "Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties."


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Jerome Loving talks about the wild nexus between writer Norman Mailer and fellow author Jack Henry Abbott, a convicted killer who was captured in Morgan City after writing the well-received "In the Belly of the Beast." Loving is a professor at Texas A&M.


Journalist, columnist and novelist Carl Hiaasen wrote "Razor Girl," in which one of the main characters, Buck Nance, is the star of a reality show about a family of Cajun rooster farmers. Since 1985, Hiassen has written a regular column. He comments on the state of journalism in America.


Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has used data from the internet to get insights into the human psyche.

Davidowitz has used Google searches to measure racism and sexual trends as well as humor and depression. He is a contributing op-ed editor with the New York Times and will soon be teaching at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

His data contradicts many claims by Americans and his book is "Everybody Lies."


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Author Morgan Moltrop of New Orleans, a biographer of Andrew Jackson, compares America's 7th President to the current inhabitant of the White House. President Trump often praises President Jackson and accepts comparisons with the populist hero of the Battle of New Orleans. Some historians say the differences between the two men are profound.


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University of California professor Dacher Keltner on "The Power Paradox, How We Gain and Lose Influence." Professor Keltner opines that acquisition of power often results in loss of empathy, collaboration, fairness and generosity.


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Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress, author, and NPR commentator. She talks about her Southern Jewish roots and her observations about families in modern society.


Bruce Feiler writes the "This Life" column for the New York Times and wrote "The First Love Story: Adam Eve and Us." He joines to talk about the misconceptions about Adam and Eve on Good Friday.


DeePak Singh, author of "How May I Help You? An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage," speaks with us one writing his memoir, as an immigrant from India, about the perils of immigration to the U.S. for people of all lands and cultures.


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