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S4 E15: Alex Kotlowitz, Jennifer Eberhardt, and Preet Bharara

In this episode, meet Alex Kotlowitz, author of An American Summer; Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, author of Biased; and Preet Bharara, author of Doing Justice. These authors’ timely audiobooks explore the complex topics of violence, race, and criminal justice. Hear about the meaningful and influential interviews that contributed to these audiobooks, and how these personal stories and different perspectives can help us reflect on our own. Plus, find out which author was inspired, in part, by Tim O’Brien’s seminal book The Things They Carried.

Learn more about their audiobooks:

From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here, a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago’s most turbulent neighborhoods.

“An American Summer is an archive of the war–like finding a shocking but beautiful bundle of letters and photographs in the attic. Except that these dispatches reflect the daily violence that many Americans are experiencing, right now, in too many of our cities. Alex Kotlowitz dispenses with wooden categories of criminal and victim. With his uncommon warmth and sensitivity, he makes us understand that violence doesn’t happen in a moment; it’s a state of affairs.” —Sarah Koenig, host of Serial

With a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Jennifer Eberhardt offers us insights into the dilemma of unconscious racial bias and a path forward.

“The hope for progress is greatly increased by Jennifer Eberhardt’s groundbreaking new book on implicit bias. Biased presents the science of bias with rare insight and accessibility, but it is also a work with the power and craft to make us see why overcoming racial bias is so critical.” —Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy

By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society. Using case histories, personal experiences and his own inviting writing and teaching style, Preet Bharara shows the thought process we need to best achieve truth and justice in our daily lives and within our society.

“Like the best lawyers (and writers), Preet Bharara tells a good war story. But Doing Justice is a great deal more—a vivid memoir of a critical job, a primer on the toughest questions of prosecutorial ethics, and a reminder of the drama inherent in life in the courtroom arena.” —Jeffrey Toobin, author of American Heiress: The Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

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