After Words

Interviews with top nonfiction authors by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their work.After Words airs each weekend at the following times:Saturday at 10pm ETSunday at 9pm ETMonday at 12am ET


  • (KEYED) After Words: Terry McAuliffe, "Beyond Charlottesville"'

    Aug 18 2019

    Former Virginia Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe recounts events that led up to the tragedy in Charlottesville following the Unite the Right rally in 2017. He's interviewed by Slate editor Dahlia Lithwick.

  • Natalie Wexler, "The Knowledge Gap"

    Aug 18 2019

    Journalist Natalie Wexler argues that the U.S. education system can be improved by expanding the curriculum content of elementary school students in history, science, & the arts. She's interviewed by Kaya Henderson former chancellor of DC Public Scho

  • Michael Malice, "The New Right"

    Aug 11 2019

    Michael Malice discusses his first-hand account of the far right movement and its origins. He's interviewed by Ben Domenech, publisher of the Federalist.

  • Joy-Ann Reid, "The Man Who Sold America"

    Aug 10 2019

    MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid argues that President Trump is damaging American democracy. She's interviewed by author and journalist Sophia Nelson.

  • Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, "Justice on Trial"

    Aug 06 2019

    The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway & Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino examine the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh & the future of the Court. They are interviewed by LA Times Supreme Court correspondent David Savage.

  • Richard Clarke, "The Fifth Domain"

    Aug 04 2019

    Former Bush administration Special Adviser for Cyber Security Richard Clarke discusses how to make cyberspace less dangerous. He's interviewed by Dustin Volz, cybersecurity and intelligence reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

  • After Words With Justice John Paul Stevens

    Jul 20 2019

    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died on Tuesday. He was 99-years-old. In this program from 2014, Mr. Stevens talks about his book, [Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution].

  • Jamil Jivani, "Why Young Men"

    Jul 14 2019

    Jamil Jivani examines the rise in violence committed by young men around the world. He's interviewed by Brooklyn Law School professor Bennett Capers.

  • George Sorial, "The Real Deal"

    Jul 07 2019

    George Sorial discusses his time as an executive in the Trump Organization. He's interviewed by John Avlon, CNN Anchor and Senior Political Analyst.

  • George Will, "The Conservative Sensibility"

    Jul 04 2019

    Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will offers his thoughts on American conservatism. He's interviewed by Jonah Goldberg, National Review senior editor.

  • (KEYED) After Words: Anuradha Bhagwati, "Unbecoming"'

    Jul 03 2019

    Anuradha Bhagwati details her time in the Marine Corps and her efforts to overturn the ban on women in combat. She is interviewed by Lt. Colonel Kate Germano, author of [Fight Like a Girl].

  • Scott Pelley, "Truth Worth Telling"

    Jul 02 2019

    60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley discusses major news events he's covered as a reporter and offers his thoughts on a free press. He's interviewed by CNN political analyst David Gregory.

  • Jim Acosta, "The Enemy of the People"

    Jul 02 2019

    CNN's Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta offers his first-hand account of covering the Trump Administration. He's interviewed by Jay Rosen, founder of PressThink and New York University journalism professor.

  • Nada Bakos,"The Targeter"

    Jun 30 2019

    Former CIA intelligence analyst Nada Bakos offers insight into the inner workings of the agency and her work in tracking terrorists. She's interviewed by the Intelligence Committee's Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN).

  • Jill Abramson, "Merchants of Truth"

    Jun 10 2019

    Former [New York Times] executive editor Jill Abramson reports on the state of the news business with the influx of new technologies. She's interviewed by Vivian Schiller, former president and CEO of NPR.

  • (KEYED)After Words: Sen. Mike Lee, "Our Lost Declaration"'

    Jun 02 2019

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) offers his thoughts on the overreach of government in colonial times and today. He's interviewed by Georgetown Law professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz.

  • Arthur Brooks, " Love Your Enemies"

    Jun 02 2019

    Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offers strategies on how to bridge the political divide in America. He's interviewed by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE).

  • (KEYED)After Words: Rachel Louise Snyder, "No Visible Bruises"'

    Jun 02 2019

    Journalist Rachel Louise Snyder reports on the intersection of domestic violence with other social issues impacting American society. She's interviewed by Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI).

  • (KEYED) After Words: Jennifer Eberhardt, "Biased"'

    May 28 2019

    Stanford University professor Jennifer Eberhardt offers her insights on implicit racial bias. She's intereviewed by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL).

  • Preet Bharara, "Doing Justice"

    May 05 2019

    Preet Bharara provides an inside look at how the judicial process works drawing from his personal experiences & case histories as a fmr. federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York. He's interviewed by Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecti

  • (KEYED)After Words: George Papadopoulos, "Deep State Target"'

    Apr 26 2019

    George Papadopoulos details his role in the Trump administration and the Russia investigation. He is interviewed by the [Wall Street Journal] justice department reporter Aruna Viswanatha.

  • Sen. Doug Jones, "Bending Toward Justice"

    Apr 26 2019

    Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) recounts his prosecution of two former KKK members involved in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four black girls. He's interviewed by author and journalist Diane McWhorter.

  • Reniqua Allen, "It Was All a Dream"

    Apr 24 2019

    Reniqua Allen examines whether the "American Dream" is attainable today. She's interviewed by [The Root] editor-in-chief Danielle Belton.

  • Angela Stent, "Putin's World"

    Apr 17 2019

    Georgetown University professor Angela Stent examines Russia's foreign policy and international goals. She's interviewed by Representative Dina Titus (D-NV), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, "The Case for Trump"

    Apr 16 2019

    Victor Davis Hanson discusses the campaign, election, and presidency of Donald Trump. He's interviewed by former Congressman Dave Brat (R-VA).

  • (KEYED) After Words: Vicky Ward, "Kushner, Inc."'

    Apr 14 2019

    Investigative reporter Vicky Ward reports on the careers of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump and their roles in the Trump administration. She's interviewed by former New York Observer Editor in Chief Elizabeth Spiers.

  • Chris Christie, "Let Me Finish"

    Mar 23 2019

    Former New Jersey Governor and presidential candidate Chris Christie discusses his political career and offers his insights about President Trump's administration. He's interviewed by CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett.

  • Andrew McCabe, "The Threat"

    Mar 23 2019

    Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe discusses his career, the FBI, and his firing from the Bureau. He's interviewed by [New York Times] reporter Adam Goldman.

  • Jason Rezaian, "Prisoner"

    Mar 21 2019

    The [Washington Post]'s Jason Rezaian discusses the 544 days he was held in an Iranian prison. He's interviewed by Rep. Jared Huffman of California.

  • (KEYED) After Words: Sebastian Gorka, "Why We Fight"'

    Mar 04 2019

    Former Trump Administration strategist Sebastian Gorka offers his thoughts on how the U.S. can strengthen its national security. He's interviewed by Amb. Paula Dobriansky, fmr. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs in the Bush administration.

  • (KEYED) After Words: Tucker Carlson, "Ship of Fools"'

    Feb 25 2019

    Fox News host Tucker Carlson offers his thoughts on elitism in America. He's interviewed by Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union.

  • Shoshana Zuboff, "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism"

    Feb 20 2019

    Shoshana Zuboff examines the growing business of collecting and selling consumer data. She is interviewed by Nilay Patel, editor in chief of The Verge.

  • Stephanie Land, "Maid"

    Feb 19 2019

    Stephanie Land discusses her path from working as a maid to earning a journalism degree and later writing about the working poor. She is interviewed by Rachel Schneider, co-author of [The Financial Diaries].

  • After Words with Roger Stone

    Jan 26 2019

    On Friday, former Trump adviser Roger Stone was arrested & indicted on charges of making false statements to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering. In this 2017 interview, Stone discusses the 2016 election.

  • Stephen Moore, "Trumponomics"

    Jan 22 2019

    Economist Stephen Moore discusses the economic policies of the Trump administration. He is interviewed by Veronique de Rugy, senior research fellow at George Mason University Mercatus Center.

  • (KEYED)After Words: Louise Shelley, "Dark Commerce"'

    Jan 13 2019

    Louise Shelley examines the growth in illegal trade globally with the emergence of new technologies. She's interviewed by Yaya Fanusie of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

  • David Frum, "Trumpocracy"

    Jan 02 2019

    Former White House speechwriter and [The Atlantic] columnist David Frum argues that the Trump presidency is damaging American democracy. He is interviewed by [Washington Post] book critic and associate editor Carlos Lozada.

  • Tara Westover, "Educated"

    Jan 02 2019

    Tara Westover details her life growing up with survivalist parents in the Idaho mountains and her introduction to formal education at age 17. She is interviewed by author and journalist Susannah Cahalan.

  • Malcolm Nance, The Plot to Destroy Democracy"

    Jan 02 2019

    Former military intelligence officer Malcolm Nance examines cyber warfare and other tactics used by Russia to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. He is interviewed by Suzanne Spaulding, former Homeland Security under secretary.

  • Jerome Corsi, "Killing the Deep State"

    Jan 02 2019

    Journalist Jerome Corsi argues that there is an effort to thwart the presidency of Donald J. Trump. He is interviewed by investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson.

  • Jonah Goldberg, "Suicide of the West"

    Jan 01 2019

    Syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg argues that tribalism, populism, and nationalism are threatening American democracy. He's interviewed by John Podhoretz, editor of [Commentary] magazine.

  • David Bossie & Corey Lewandowski, "Trump's Enemies"

    Jan 01 2019

    Citizens United president David Bossie and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski argue that Washington bureaucrats are seeking to undermine the presidency of Donald Trump. They're interviewed by Sharyl Attkisson, author of [Smear].

  • DeRay Mckesson, "On the Other Side of Freedom"

    Dec 30 2018

    Activist and Pod Save the People podcast host DeRay Mckesson reflects on his work with Black Lives Matter and offers the framework he believes will move social justice activism forward. He's interviewed by NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson.

  • Stephen Moore, Trumpnomics

    Dec 29 2018

    Economist Stephen Moore discusses the economic policies of the Trump administration. He's interviewed by Veronique de Rugy, senior research fellow at George Mason University Mercatus Center.

  • Sarah McBride, "Tomorrow Will Be Different"

    Dec 28 2018

    Human Rights Campaign press secretary Sarah McBride discusses her life as a transgender person and LGBTQ rights. She is interviewed by Vanita Gupta, former head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division during the Obama administration

  • Rep. Trey Gowdy and Sen.Tim Scott, "Unified"

    Dec 28 2018

    South Carolina Republicans Senator Tim Scott and Representative Trey Gowdy discuss their friendship and time in Congress. They are interviewed by former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint.

  • Patrisse Khan-Cullors, "When They Call You a Terrorist"

    Dec 28 2018

    Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors discusses her life, activism, and the beginnings of the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • (KEYED) After Words: Dambisa Moyo, "Edge of Chaos"'

    Dec 26 2018

    Economist Dambisa Moyo discusses why democracies around the world are failing to produce economic growth. She's interviewed by Jason Furman, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Obama Administration.

  • (KEYED) After Words: Charlotte Pence, "Where You Go"'

    Dec 26 2018

    Vice President Mike Pence's daughter Charlotte Pence shares important lessons she's learned from her father. She's interviewed by Kate Brower, journalist and author of "First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power."

  • Kate Germano, "Fight Like A Girl"

    Dec 26 2018

    Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kate Germano discusses gender bias in the military. She's interviewed by Military Times reporter Todd South.

  • Beth Macy, "Dopesick"

    Dec 25 2018

    Journalist Beth Macy reports on the opioid crisis in America in her book, [Dopesick]. She's interviewed by Representative Gerald Connolly (D-VA).

  • Reihan Salam, "Melting Pot or Civil War?"

    Dec 09 2018

    National Review executive editor Reihan Salam argues the case against open borders. He's interviewed by Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

  • (KEYED)After Words: Jose Antonio Vargas, "Dear America"'

    Dec 02 2018

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas reflects on living in the United States as an undocumented immigrant. He's interviewed by Rinku Sen, senior strategist for Race Forward and author of [The Accidental American].

  • Derek Hunter, "Outraged, Inc."

    Nov 24 2018

    Political writer Derek Hunter offers his thoughts on how progressives influence academia, the media, and pop culture to advance their agenda. He's interviewed by Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center.

  • Sen. Ben Sasse, "Them"

    Nov 23 2018

    Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) argues that the country lacks unity and offers his thoughts on how to repair it. He's interviewed by Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute.

  • Gina Loudon, "Mad Politics"

    Nov 22 2018

    Gina Loudon, Fox News guest analyst and member of the Trump 2020 Campaign Media Advisory Board, offers her analysis of the current political climate. She's interviewed by Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

  • John Kerry, "Every Day is Extra"

    Nov 09 2018

    Former Secretary of State John Kerry discusses his life and career. He's interviewed by former Congresswoman Jane Harman, current President and CEO of the Wilson Center.

  • Rebecca Traister, "Good and Mad"

    Nov 09 2018

    New York Magazine's Rebecca Traister traces the history of female anger and how it has fueled political movements. She's interviewed by Brittany Cooper, Rutgers University Women's & Gender Studies professor and author of "Eloquent Rage."

  • (KEYED) After Words: Carol Anderson, "One Person, No Vote"'

    Oct 07 2018

    Emory University professor Carol Anderson chronicles the changes to voting requirements following the 2013 Supreme Court ruling in [Shelby v. Holder]. She's interviewed by Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD).

  • Sen. Jeff Flake, "Conscience of a Conservative"

    Oct 06 2018

    Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talks about his book [Conscience of a Conservative], in which he calls for a return to core conservative principles. He is interviewed by S.E. Cupp.

  • Arne Duncan, "How Schools Work"

    Sep 16 2018

    Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan discusses the successes and failures of schools in America. He's interviewed by Kaya Henderson, former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools.

  • Mona Hanna-Attisha, "What the Eyes Don't See"

    Aug 21 2018

    Physician Mona Hanna-Attisha details her efforts to provide scientific evidence that children in Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead poisoning through the water supply. She's interviewed by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI).

  • D.L. Hughley, "How Not to Get Shot"

    Aug 19 2018

    Comedian and actor D.L. Hughley shares his thoughts on race in America. He's interviewed by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).