Overheard with Evan Smith brings you in-depth interviews with today's most fascinating public figures. You'll meet politicians, authors, artists, actors, journalists, businesspeople, & anyone who's at the center of things. Join us for smart conversations with the country's most interesting people, always with an eye toward the news and always with a sense of humor.

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  • Thomas Mallon

    Thomas Mallon is a novelist & critic who has written 9 novels and 7 works of non-fiction.


  • Robert Reich

    Robert Reich is an economist, author, and a former U.S. Labor Secretary.


  • Andy Roddick

    A dozen years ago, Andy Roddick was the number one men’s tennis player in the world.


  • Taylor Branch

    Taylor Branch is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian, and public speaker.


  • Cokie Roberts

    Cokie Roberts is a best-selling author and a contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition.


  • Barney Frank

    Fmr. Congressman Barney Frank represented the 4th District of MA for more than 30 years.


  • Marc Maron

    Marc Maron is a stand-up comedian, writer, and podcast host.


  • Kim Gordon

    Kim Gordon is a founding member of Sonic Youth and author of the best-selling memoir Gi...


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