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Best Of: When A Doctor Becomes A Patient / Lizzy Caplan

After working as a neurosurgeon for over 40 years, Dr. Henry Marsh was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. The cancer led him to reflect on doctor/patient relationships, his own mortality, and why he'd consider the possibility of hastening the end through medically-assisted death. His new book is And Finally.

Best Of: When A Doctor Becomes A Patient / Lizzy Caplan

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Author Julie Otsuka / Remembering 'Nation' Editor Victor Navasky

After losing much of her memory to dementia, one of the things the main character in the novel The Swimmers remembers is being forced into an incarceration camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. Author Julie Otsuka talks about the novel and her own family's experience in Japanese incarceration camps.

Author Julie Otsuka / Remembering 'Nation' Editor Victor Navasky

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Inside The Haqqani Terrorist Network

Journalist Jere Van Dyk has spent years in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he got to know leaders of the Haqqani network, responsible for many suicide bombings and kidnappings. His new book is Without Borders.

Inside The Haqqani Terrorist Network

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How 'Modern-Day Slavery' Powers The Rechargeable Battery Economy

Phone and electric car batteries are made with cobalt mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cobalt Red author Siddharth Kara describes the conditions as a "horror show."

How 'Modern-Day Slavery' Powers The Rechargeable Battery Economy

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Actor Lizzy Caplan

The series Fleishman Is in Trouble is about marriage, parenthood, and middle age. Lizzy Caplan plays Libby, a mom and journalist who is struggling with identity since moving to the suburbs. Caplan's other films and TV shows include Mean Girls, Party Down, and Freaks and Geeks. She was nominated for an Emmy for her work in the series Masters of Sex. She spoke with Fresh Air's Ann Marie Baldonado.

Actor Lizzy Caplan

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When A Doctor Becomes The Patient

Neurosurgeon Dr. Henry Marsh describes how his own cancer diagnoses led him to reflect on the doctor-patient relationship, his own mortality and medically-assisted death. He'll talk about his memoir, And Finally, and about his trips to Ukraine performing surgery and working to improve the country's medical system.

When A Doctor Becomes The Patient

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Best Of: Actor F. Murray Abraham / Revisiting The Waco Siege

F. Murray Abraham won the 1985 Best Actor Oscar for Amadeus. Now he co-stars in The White Lotus as Bert, a chauvinistic patriarch on vacation in Italy with his son and grandson. We talk about his career and life, and the lessons he learned along the way.

Best Of: Actor F. Murray Abraham / Revisiting The Waco Siege

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Sun Records Founder Sam Phillips / Crosby & Nash

This month marks the centennial of the birth of Sam Phillips, the record producer who discovered Elvis and produced his first records. We're listening back to our interview with Phillips, who founded Sun Records in Memphis and also launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.

Sun Records Founder Sam Phillips / Crosby & Nash

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How Social Media's Role Was Left Out Of The Jan. 6 Report

Washington Post technology reporter Drew Harwell says the unpublished report shows that tech companies didn't respond to employees' warnings about violent rhetoric on their platforms.

How Social Media's Role Was Left Out Of The Jan. 6 Report

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Revisiting The Waco Siege, 30 Years Later

Author Jeff Guinn has written about cult leaders Charles Manson and Jim Jones. In the book, Waco, he draws on new interviews with federal agents and surviving Branch Davidians to revisit the 1993 confrontation, which left scores of people dead, including more than 20 children.

Revisiting The Waco Siege, 30 Years Later

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