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Episodes

  • The Afterword: Lawrence Wright on Scientology

    May 31, 2014 | 29 min
    June Thomas talks with Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.
  • Quiet: Susan Cain, Live at Politics and Prose

    May 31, 2014 | 62 min
    Author Susan Cain discusses her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
  • Karen Russell, Live at Politics and Prose

    May 31, 2014 | 44 min
    Author Karen Russell discusses her book of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
  • The Afterword Is Going on Hiatus

    May 31, 2014 | 1 min
    After 30 episodes, The Afterword is going on hiatus.
  • The Afterword: Lawrence Wright on Scientology

    May 13, 2014 | 29 min
    June Thomas talks with Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.
  • Karen Russell, Live at Politics and Prose

    May 13, 2014 | 44 min
    Author Karen Russell discusses her book of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
  • Quiet: Susan Cain, Live at Politics and Prose

    May 13, 2014 | 62 min
    Author Susan Cain discusses her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
  • The Afterword Is Going on Hiatus

    May 13, 2014 | 1 min
    After 30 episodes, The Afterword is going on hiatus.
  • Quiet: Susan Cain, Live at Politics and Prose

    Apr 10, 2013 | 62 min
    Author Susan Cain discusses her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
  • The Afterword: Lawrence Wright on Scientology

    Apr 10, 2013 | 29 min
    June Thomas talks with Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.
  • Karen Russell, Live at Politics and Prose

    Apr 10, 2013 | 44 min
    Author Karen Russell discusses her book of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
  • The Afterword Is Going on Hiatus

    Apr 10, 2013 | 1 min
    After 30 episodes, The Afterword is going on hiatus.
  • Karen Russell, Live at Politics and Prose

    Feb 28, 2013 | 44 min
    Author Karen Russell discusses her book of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
  • Quiet: Susan Cain, Live at Politics and Prose

    Feb 28, 2013 | 62 min
    Author Susan Cain discusses her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
  • The Afterword Is Going on Hiatus

    Feb 22, 2013 | 1 min
    After 30 episodes, The Afterword is going on hiatus.
  • The Afterword: Lawrence Wright on Scientology

    Jan 31, 2013 | 29 min
    June Thomas talks with Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.
  • The Afterword: Learning How To Look

    Jan 17, 2013 | 26 min
    June Thomas talks with Alexandra Horowitz, author of On Looking: Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes.
  • The Afterword: Inside the Hotel Industry

    Jan 2, 2013 | 25 min
    June Thomas talks with Jacob Tomsky, author of Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality.
  • The Afterword: The Man With 18 Miles of Books

    Dec 20, 2012 | 22 min
    June Thomas talks with Fred Bass, owner of New York's Strand bookstore.
  • The Afterword: Anne Applebaum on the Iron Curtain

    Dec 5, 2012 | 25 min
    June Thomas talks with Anne Applebaum, author of Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1945-1956.
  • The Afterword: Oliver Burkeman on the Negative Path to Happiness

    Nov 26, 2012 | 26 min
    June Thomas talks to Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking.
  • The Afterword: The Midlife Industrial Complex

    Nov 14, 2012 | 28 min
    June Thomas speaks with Patricia Cohen, author of "In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age."
  • The Afterword: Stealth of Nations

    Nov 14, 2012 | 30 min
    June Thomas speaks with Robert Neuwirth, author of Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy.
  • The Afterword: Rez Life

    Nov 14, 2012 | 27 min
    June Thomas speaks with David Treuer, the author of Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life.
  • The Afterword: Pam Belluck on Island Practice

    Nov 14, 2012 | 26 min
    June Thomas talks with Pam Belluck, author of Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom, and Other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor.
  • The Afterword: Making a Toaster From Scratch

    Nov 14, 2012 | 26 min
    June Thomas speaks with Thomas Thwaites, author of The Toaster Project, Or a Heroic Attempt To Build a Simple Electric Appliance From Scratch.
  • The Afterword: Alison Bechdel on Are You My Mother?

    Nov 14, 2012 | 27 min
    June Thomas talks with Alison Bechdel, author of Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama.
  • The Afterword: Jeffrey Toobin on Obama and the Supreme Court

    Nov 14, 2012 | 29 min
    June Thomas talks with Jeffrey Toobin about his new book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.
  • The Afterword: William J. Dobson on the Dictator's Dilemma

    Nov 14, 2012 | 29 min
    June Thomas talks with William J. Dobson, author of The Dictator's Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy.
  • The Afterword: Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

    Nov 14, 2012 | 31 min
    June Thomas talks with Paul Tough about his new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.
  • The Afterword: The Life and Music of James Brown

    Nov 14, 2012 | 31 min
    June Thomas talks with R.J. Smith, author of The One: The Life and Music of James Brown.
  • The Afterword: How Creativity Works

    Nov 14, 2012 | 33 min
    June Thomas speaks with Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine: How Creativity Works.
  • The Afterword: Daniel Gross Challenges the Myth of American Decline

    Nov 14, 2012 | 29 min
    June Thomas talks with Daniel Gross, author of Better, Stronger, Faster.
  • The Afterword: Stephan Talty on the Spy Who Saved D-Day

    Nov 14, 2012 | 29 min
    June Thomas talks with Stephan Talty, author of Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler & Saved D-Day.
  • The Afterword: Christopher Bonanos on the Polaroid Story

    Nov 14, 2012 | 31 min
    June Thomas talks with Christopher Bonanos about his new book, Instant: The Story of Polaroid.
  • The Afterword: Lynn Povich on The Good Girls Revolt

    Nov 14, 2012 | 26 min
    June Thomas talks with Lynn Povich about her new book, The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace.
  • The Afterword: Tanner Colby on Integration

    Nov 14, 2012 | 36 min
    June Thomas talks with Tanner Colby, author of Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America.
  • The Afterword: A Year of Buying Black

    Nov 14, 2012 | 29 min
    June Thomas speaks with Maggie Anderson, author of Our Black Year: One Family's Quest To Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy.
  • The Afterword: Edward Humes on America's Love Affair With Garbage

    Nov 14, 2012 | 27 min
    June Thomas talks with Edward Humes, author of Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash.
  • The Afterword: Robin Shulman on New York City's Rich Food Culture

    Nov 14, 2012 | 26 min
    June Thomas talks with Robin Shulman, author of Eat the City.
  • The Afterword: Garret Kezier on Privacy

    Nov 14, 2012 | 27 min
    June Thomas talks with essayist Garret Keizer about his new book, Privacy.
  • The Afterword: Updating the Dictionary

    Nov 14, 2012 | 19 min
    In the debut episode of her new podcast, June Thomas speaks with Steve Kleinedler, the executive editor of the American Heritage Dictionary.
  • The Afterword: An Aging Amateur Enters the Octagon

    Nov 14, 2012 | 25 min
    June Thomas speaks with Matthew Polly, author of Tapped Out: Rear Naked Chokes, the Octagon, and the Last Emperor: An Odyssey in Mixed Martial Arts.
  • The Afterword: Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig on Twentysomething.

    Nov 14, 2012 | 25 min
    June Thomas talks with Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig about their new book, Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck?
  • The Afterword: Why We Love the Water

    Nov 14, 2012 | 23 min
    June Thomas talks with Lynn Sherr, author of Swim: Why We Love the Water.