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Laura Lippman has a message for her fellow detective novelists: “One death is enough.” In this interview with Topic from January 2019, the award-winning writer points out that books in her genre tend to pile up the bodies—then forget the human toll.
If you are among the millions of listeners of Krista Tippett’s public-radio show On Being— you may be surprised to hear she’s not big on the word “belief.” Tippett talks about why she longs for a definition of faith that isn’t quite so “neck up.”
Rick Steves is a travel guidebook author and TV host known to millions. In this 2019 interview with Topic, Steves explains how to become an “activated citizen” and why a world in which people get out of their comfort zones is a better world for all.
In an interview with Jancee Dunn, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy explains how an appraisal of his own musical tastes changed his palate and why he thinks the idea of a generation gap was destructive to young musicians growing up in the ’70s and ’80s.