Gary Johnson, Angel Olsen, and a bee stylist Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson on his new pot-free life, Social Security reform, and arming school teachers. Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen's latest album. Plus, spiffing up a dead bee, actor Reed Birney reading from Donald Barthelme, and Joshua Rothman on our obsession with travelling to Mars.
Russia then and now, and the Bard of Katonah David Remnick and Masha Lipman recall reporting from Moscow during the August Coup and discuss how its aftermath shaped Vladimir Putin's path to power. Also, Jake Sullivan, Hillary Clinton’s top policy adviser discusses how Russian hacking has affected Clinton’s campaign.