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


  • After Words with Jill Abramson

    Feb 17 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.

  • After Words with Shoshana Zuboff

    Feb 10 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.

  • After Words with Chris Christie

    Feb 03 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.

  • After Words with Stephanie Land

    Jan 27 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 Sebastian Gorka

    Jan 20 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.

  • After Words with Reniqua Allen

    Jan 13 2019

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

  • After Words with Louise Shelley

    Jan 06 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.

  • After Words with Stephen Moore

    Dec 30 2018

    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.

  • After Words with DeRay Mckesson

    Dec 23 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.

  • After Words with David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski

    Dec 16 2018

    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].

  • After Words with Tucker Carlson

    Dec 09 2018

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

  • After Words with Reihan Salam

    Dec 02 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.

  • After Words with Jose Antonio Vargas

    Nov 25 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].

  • After Words with Senator Ben Sasse

    Nov 11 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.

  • After Words with Charlotte Pence

    Nov 04 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."

  • After Words with Beth Macy

    Oct 21 2018

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

  • After Words with Gina Loudon

    Oct 14 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).

  • After Words with Rebecca Traister

    Oct 07 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."

  • After Words with Carol Anderson

    Sep 30 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).

  • After Words with John Kerry

    Sep 23 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.

  • After Words with Derek Hunter

    Sep 16 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.