A New Approach To Dementia

While caring for her mother, who had dementia, bioethicist Tia Powell began imagining a different way to approach the disease. Her new book, ‘Dementia Reimagined,’ looks at long-term care options and end-of-life decisions.

Also, movie critic Justin Chang reviews ‘The Souvenir,’ about a film student who falls into an intense and fraught relationship with an older man.

John Waters On Being A ‘Filth Elder’

The cult filmmaker, 73, has plenty of ideas about what older people should and shouldn’t do. “You can’t be trying too hard to rebel [when] you’re older,” Waters says. He talks about what he was like as a kid, why he’s done making movies, and what he wants on his tombstone. His new book about his life in Hollywood is ‘Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder.’

Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews ‘Spying On The South.’

Best Of: Howard Stern / Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Howard Stern talks about how therapy changed his radio show, what makes him cringe about his early shock jock style, and how being a misfit as a kid pushed him to find an audience. His new book is ‘Howard Stern Comes Again.’

Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes female characters who are flawed, reckless, unpredictable and real — women not typically seen onscreen. She’s the creator and star of the Amazon Prime series ‘Fleabag’ and creator/producer of the BBC America series ‘Killing Eve.’ She talks about her character’s obsession with sex in ‘Fleabag,’ and why she wanted to be a boy when she was young.

Novelist Explores Sexuality & Relationships In ‘My Ex-Life’

Stephen McCauley’s novel, ‘My Ex-Life,’ is a comedy about a couple whose marriage ended years ago when the husband came out as gay. “All relationships evolve — even for people who stay together,” he says. McCauley’s book is now out in paperback.

Also, rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the new album from Vampire Weekend, ‘Father of the Bride,’ and TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new adaptation of Joseph Heller’s ‘Catch-22’ on Hulu, created and directed by George Clooney.

The Dark Side Of Generic Prescription Drugs

Journalist Katherine Eban says most of the generic medicine being sold in the U.S. is manufactured overseas — sometimes under questionable quality control standards. She talks about instances of fabricated data, sabotaged inspections, and drugs released onto the market before they’re ready. Eban’s new book is ‘Bottle of Lies.’

Also, John Powers reviews season 2 of ‘Fleabag,’ the Amazon series created by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Howard Stern: Part 2 / Remembering Doris Day

In the second half of our two-part interview, Stern talks about his 2017 cancer scare, his thoughts on retirement, and his mother’s depression. His new book is ‘Howard Stern Comes Again.’

Also, we remember late Hollywood actress and singer Doris Day. She spoke with Terry Gross in 2012. She died Monday at 97.

Howard Stern: Part 1

The self-proclaimed “King of All Media” speaks with Terry Gross for the first time. Stern talks about how therapy changed his radio show, what makes him cringe about his early shock jock style, and how being a misfit as a kid pushed him to find an audience. His new book is ‘Howard Stern Comes Again.’ Part 2 will be available May 15.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Creator Of ‘Killing Eve’ & ‘Fleabag’

Waller-Bridge writes female characters who are flawed, reckless, unpredictable and real — women not typically seen onscreen. She’s the creator and star of the Amazon Prime series ‘Fleabag’ and creator/producer of the BBC America series ‘Killing Eve.’ She talks about the interplay of guilt and grief, her character’s obsession with sex in ‘Fleabag,’ and why she wanted to be a boy when she was young.

Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews ‘Non-Fiction,’ a comedy that takes place in Paris’ literary scene.

Best Of: How Kleptocrats Stash Fortunes / ‘PEN15’ Creators

Journalist Oliver Bullough runs kleptocracy tours in London, in which he points out mansions bought by corrupt foreign leaders and oligarchs. His book ‘Moneyland’ describes their secretive transnational world.

Ken Tucker reviews Lizzo’s first major label album, ‘Cuz I Love You.’

From braces to bullies, crushes and drama, middle school is a period of adolescence that might best be described as cringe-worthy.​ In the Hulu series ‘PEN15,’ actors Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play 13-year-old versions of themselves in the year 2000 — even though they’re in their early 30s.​ They spoke with Sam Briger about their physical transformation and reliving those difficult years.

Celebrating HBO’s ‘Veep’

After seven seasons, ‘Veep’ is ending this weekend. We listen back to archival interviews with showrunner David Mandel, star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and co-star Tony Hale.

Also, Kevin Whitehead reviews the movie ‘Bolden’ about jazz’s original hero, Charles “Buddy” Bolden, and Lloyd Schwartz reads his poem ‘Little Kisses.’