Ansari discusses Master Of None and how his parents feel about acting. Ken Tucker reviews new albums by Styles and Auerbach. Paul, who edits The NY Times Book Review, talks about her love of reading.
Scott Simon speaks with author Weike Wang about her new book Chemistry: A Novel.
Jem Lester's debut novel follows three generations of men who can't communicate — a grandfather, a father and a profoundly autistic little boy. Lester says he modeled the boy on his own son.
Susan Rieger's new book follows an upper-crust, Upper West Side family whose certainties are thrown into doubt after their father dies and an unknown Other Woman sues his estate for child support.
The new Hulu documentary Becoming Bond is all about the man who was only James Bond once: George Lazenby.
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a movie that could only come out in the summer — Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
Denis Johnson was best known for his 1992 short story collection Jesus' Son. He won the 2007 National Book Award for the novel, Tree of Smoke. Johnson died Thursday at age 67.
Kinder Eggs are coming to the U.S. — legally. The hollow chocolate egg with the toy surprise inside has not been allowed in the states due to a 1930s law banning candy with non-food objects inside, though fans of the European treat have previously smuggled them in.
Mike Mills' chicken wings have been named the best in the country. He is even in the Barbecue Hall of Fame. His new book with daughter Amy Mills shares the gospel of barbecue with home cooks.
After working mostly as a behind-the-scenes guy on Chappelle's Show and Inside Amy Schumer, Neal Brennan is now stepping out as a performer. Originally broadcast Feb. 22, 2017.