Jim Braude and Margery Eagan speak with five authors about anxiety, economics, activism, politics and baseball.
- Sister Simone Campbell is the author of A Nun on the Bus, an account of time spent with fellow sisters traveling the US ahead of the 2012 election. Campbell and her Catholic sisters were protesting proposed federal budget cuts they thought unduly affected the nation's poor.
- Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discussed her book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism.
- Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn talked about Thomas Piketty's blockbuster book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Koehn is the author of Ernest Shackleton Exploring Leadership.
- Broadcaster Dan Harris talked about his very public anxiety attack, and how he's learned from the experience. Dan Harris' new book on the subject is 10% Percent Happier.
- Author Ben Bradlee discussed his book about one of baseball's greats — its title is The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams.