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43:19

'Sopranos' actor Michael Imperioli grapples with guilt and addiction in 'White Lotus'

Imperioli plays a sex-addicted Hollywood producer on vacation in Sicily in the HBO show. In 2021, he published Woke Up This Morning, an oral history of The Sopranos based on his podcast.

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08:22

A farmer gets dumped by his best friend in 'The Banshees of Inisherin'

Film critic Justin Chang reviews the new comic thriller "The Banshees of Inisherin" by writer-director Martin McDonagh and starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.

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42:30

Money is 'A Made Up Thing' — but that doesn't change rising inflation

Goldstein's 2020 book, Money: The True Story of a Made Up Thing, traces the history and meaning of money, including the role of the Federal Reserve in regulating the U.S. economy.

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42:56

How McKinsey cashed in by consulting for both companies and their regulators

A hard look at one of the world’s leading management consultants, McKinsey & Company. Though the firm says it‘s values-driven, investigative reporters Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe find it’s made millions from ethically questionable work, helping clients increase profits by harming workers and consumers. Their book is When McKinsey Comes to Town.

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23:30

Fresh Air's summer music interviews: Pete Seeger

The folk singer, who died in 2014, was famous for his songs about working people, unions and social justice. In this 1984 interview, Seeger cited Woody Guthrie as one his most important influences.

Interview
52:30

In the Murdoch family succession battle, Fox News and democracy hang in the balance

A 91-year-old billionaire sits atop a global media empire, while his adult children vie to control the family company in the next generation.

It sounds like the plot of the HBO series Succession, but New York Times journalist Jim Rutenberg says the real-life drama involving Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch and his children, Lachlan, James, Elisabeth and Prudence, rivals anything a screenwriter could dream up.

Interview
42:20

This Book Introduces You To The People Doing Your 'Dirty Work'

For his new book, Dirty Work, Eyal Press interviewed people working punishingly difficult jobs — slaughterhouse employees, correctional officers, oil rig workers, military drone operators. He writes that these workers often do jobs that many of us believe we benefit from — in the form of lower prices, safer streets or cheaper energy — but don't really want to think about.

Interview
07:22

The Most Wanted Man In France Is Invisible In 'Lupin Part 2'

One of this year's surprise hits has been the Netflix series "Lupin," which stars French actor Omar Sy as a likeable and brilliant thief who's out to avenge the railroading of his father. The second season of "Lupin" is streaming now. And our critic-at-large, John Powers, says that it isn't just exciting but clever in its way of taking something old and making it feel new.

Review
42:10

Cheap, Legal And Everywhere: How Food Companies Get Us 'Hooked' On Junk

Investigative journalist Michael Moss's 2013 book, Salt Sugar Fat, explored food companies' aggressive marketing of those products and their impact on our health. In his new book, Hooked, Moss updates the food giants' efforts to keep us eating what they serve — and how they're responding to complaints from consumers and health advocates.

Interview
52:30

Journalist Investigates 'Crime Story' Of The Sackler Family And The Opioid Crisis

The story of the Sackler dynasty--the family that owns Purdue Pharma, which created oxycontin, the drug marketed to relieve acute and chronic pain, that played a major role in creating the opioid epidemic. Patrick Radden Keefe's new book is Empire of Pain. It’s based in part on leaked documents and private emails that reveal the Sacklers knew about how addictive oxycontin is--before they admitted it, and they used deceptive practices to keep selling more of the drug.

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