As Pope Francis marks his fifth year as head of the Catholic Church, a conversation with New York Times columnist Ross Douthat on the future of Catholicism. Then, fact checking President Trump’s claims about the diversity visa lottery, along with a first-hand experience of what it means to be a lottery winner.
Allan Lichtman, distinguished professor of history at American University, correctly predicted last September that Donald Trump would be become our next president. He joins Diane to explain the possible grounds for President Trump’s impeachment and why a Republican controlled Congress might just follow through. Then, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Elizabeth Strout talks about her new book, “Anything is Possible”.
And if you are interested in checking out past Elizabeth Strout shows, here’s some listening: a Readers’ Review of “My Name is Lucy Barton”, a Readers’ Review of “Olive Kitteridge”, and a 2013 interview with Strout.
In “From the Archives” this week, Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” is having a moment. It’s hit the top of the Amazon bestseller list, and this week an adaptation debuts on Hulu. In 2002, Diane hosted a Readers’ Review of “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Listen here. And if you want to hear more from Atwood, Diane has interviewed her many time over the years. Go to www.dianerehm.org, and search for “Margaret Atwood”.
- Allan Lichtman Distinguished professor of history, American University
- Elizabeth Strout Writer, previous books include "My Name is Lucy Barton", “Olive Kitteridge”(winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2009),“Abide With Me”, "The Burgess Boys" and "Amy and Isabelle"
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