Bart van Es on The Cut Out Girl

History Extra | 25 February 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bart van Es, author of The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found, the 2018 Costa Book of the Year. Tells the story of his family taking in a young Jewish girl in The Netherlands during the Second World War and the complex legacy of the traumatic war years for those involved.

Stephen Kotkin on Solzhenitsyn

EconTalk | 14 January 2019 | 1h 00m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with historian and author Stephen Kotkin about the historical significance of the life and work of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Also has insights on Russia, Stalin and the role of culture in politics.

Bassem Youssef: The Bravery to Speak Out

The James Altucher Show | 30 August 2018 | 1h 10m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian surgeon, who took to YouTube during the revolution to report what was really happening, quickly garnering an audience of 30m. With satire and comedy to defuse the tension, he told a story that changed lives.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Fresh Air | 22 November 2016 | 0h 48m | Listen Later 
Interview with Trevor Noah about his memoir Born a Crime. Describes his upbringing in apartheid-era South Africa with a black mother and white father. A human interest story with insights aplenty on the role of language in connecting people.