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  • Neil Barofsky on 'Bailout'
    In his new book, Neil Barofsky chronicles his time as the man in charge of regulating the use of bailout money by banks. His controversial account sheds a light on the complex ties between federal government and big banks.The Daily Circuit, September 3, 2012
  • Life After Murder: Can prisoners be redeemed?
    Journalist Nancy Mullane went into an assignment to report on the costs of incarceration. Out of her time spent behind bars with prisoners, Mullane has pulled out the stories of five convicted murderers who were sentenced to life without parole in her new book, "Life After Murder."The Daily Circuit, August 30, 2012
  • Snow-Storm in August: The forgotten race riot of 1835
    In his book, Snow-Storm in August, Jefferson Morley explores the tensions over abolitionism and slavery that led to a now-forgotten race riot.The Daily Circuit, August 13, 2012
  • Stuart Firestein on 'Ignorance: How it Drives Science'
    In Stuart Firestein's new book, he argues that ignorance is the engine of science. Should we really think of ideas like the scientific method as something set in stone?The Daily Circuit, August 8, 2012
  • Alex Stone on "Fooling Houdini"
    After receiving a magic kit from his dad when he was 5 years old, Alex Stone became hooked on illusions and the mysterious nature of the magic scene. In his new book, "Fooling Houdini," Stone explains the science of illusion through psychology, neuroscience and physics.The Daily Circuit, August 5, 2012
  • Joel Stein's 'Man Made' journey
    As 38-year-old Joel Stein prepares for the birth of his son, the Time magazine staff writer decided to go on a "manquest" to learn about some of the more manly things in life he's neglected. He spent time with firefighters, Boy Scouts, learns about baseball, goes hunting and becomes a day trader.The Daily Circuit, July 31, 2012
  • Grammar Girl on '101 Troublesome Words'
    Mignon Fogarty is the 'Grammar Girl' - answering silly and challenging questions you've been embarrassed to ask about trickier parts of language. Her latest book tackles the words that can wreak havoc on your writing and vocabulary.The Daily Circuit, July 26, 2012
  • Daniel Silva's Israeli spy rides again in 'The Fallen Angel'
    Daniel Silva's latest spy novel, "The Fallen Angel," opens with a murder in St. Peter's Basilica to weave a mystery of corruption in the Vatican. The story follows Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and Israeli intelligence agent.The Daily Circuit, July 25, 2012
  • Alan Furst's 'Mission to Paris'
    Novelist Alan Furst's World War II-era spy novels regularly top The New York Times bestseller list. He's out with his latest thriller, "Mission to Paris" and joined The Daily Circuit to discuss it.The Daily Circuit, July 24, 2012
  • Chef Marcus Samuelsson's love letter to food and family
    In "Yes, Chef," world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson tells the story of growing up as an adopted Ethiopian boy cooking with his Swedish grandmother. His new memoir is "his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations."The Daily Circuit, July 23, 2012
  • Marlene Zuk on life with 'Six Legs'
    Like many kids, Marlene Zuk spent much of her childhood fascinated by insects, and as she grew up that passion lead her to career in science. Her newest book, "Sex on Six Legs," examines how even the smallest creatures lead complex lives.The Daily Circuit, July 20, 2012
  • Rajiv Chandrasekaran on 'Little America'
    The United States has been in Afghanistan for more than a decade and lost nearly two thousand soldiers, yet the goals of the war remain unclear and elusive. In his new book, 'Little America,' Rajiv Chandrasekaran looks at what went wrong.The Daily Circuit, July 20, 2012
  • Lynn Sherr on why we love to 'Swim'
    Veteran news correspondent Lynn Sherr's new book, "Swim" examines why we love the water - through history, anecdote and Sherr's own quest to swim across the channel separating Asia and Europe.The Daily Circuit, July 18, 2012
  • David Agus on 'The End of Illness'
    Is illness part of life or something we're unnecessarily suffering from? Is a disease something you get or something the body does? In David Agus' book "The End of Illness," the oncologist and researcher looks at illness from a preventative standpoint.The Daily Circuit, July 17, 2012
  • Martin Rees on "From Here to Infinity"
    Is scientific theory inaccessible to the general public? Astrophysicist Martin Rees argues it's accessible to everyone in his new book, "From Here to Infinity." He joins us to discuss the ideas behind his book.The Daily Circuit, July 5, 2012
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