NPR's Book of the Day - ‘All This Could Be Different’ grapples with the beautiful chaos of post-college life

Sarah Thankam Mathews' debut novel takes place after the 2009 recession. The lead character, Sneha, just graduated college. Alone in the U.S. after her parents' unfair deportation back to India, she builds community through the friendships and lesbian relationships of her early 20s. In this episode, Mathews explains to Here & Now's Robin Young how her own experience with mutual aid work led her to write about seeking support and solidarity, and why she wanted to break out of the stereotypical narratives around Indian-American identity.

Everything Everywhere Daily - The Most Important Battles in History

History is shaped by many things. Political and religious leaders, diseases, and technologies. 

But perhaps the thing which has resulted in the most poignant inflection points in history has been the results of great battles. 

Battles where if things had gone another way, the entire world we live in would look totally different. 

Learn more about the most important battles in world history on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.


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NPR's Book of the Day - In ‘So Help Me God,’ Mike Pence considers how his faith shapes his politics

Former Vice President Mike Pence says he's been demeaned and misunderstood for his evangelical Christian values. In his new book, So Help Me God, he dives into how his religious views impact his personal life and his political ambitions, and why he feels he's experienced judgment as a result of both. In this episode, NPR's Steve Inskeep asks Pence about how the religious freedom legislation he championed can be seen as discriminatory towards LGBTQ communities, and how hostility and intolerance can be felt from different perspectives.

Everything Everywhere Daily - Questions and Answers: Volume 2


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NPR's Book of the Day - In ‘They’re Going to Love You,’ a dancer’s secret unravels lessons about forgiveness

Author and former dancer Meg Howrey knows about the world of ballet. It's at the center of her new novel, They're Going to Love You, which finds an adult choreographer reflecting on her childhood relationship with her estranged father and her father's partner. In this episode, Howrey talks to NPR's Scott Simon about becoming a writer and honing in on the power that ambition, forgiveness and the passing of time can hold.

Read Me a Poem - “What the Mirror Said” by Lucille Clifton

Amanda Holmes reads Lucille Clifton’s poem “What the Mirror Said.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: podcast@theamericanscholar.org. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.

 

This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.



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