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30:53

Frank Owen, Speeding Through His Reporting

Gonzo journalist Frank Owen, author of Clubland: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture, has turned his attention to the history of the drug methamphetamine — and he went on a four-day meth binge as part of his reporting. The book is titled No Speed Limit: The Highs and Lows of Meth.

57:03

A Writer at the "End of the Universe"

Science fiction novelist Douglas Adams has recently released a sequel to his book A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He has also garnered acclaim for the original novel's BBC Radio adaptation, which he also writes.

07:41

'Paterno' And 'Killing Eve' Bring Complexity And Intrigue To Cable

Movie star Al Pacino came to TV 15 years ago, delivering a marvelous performance as Roy Cohn in HBO's brilliant adaptation of Angels in America. Since then, every time Pacino has returned to TV, he has played real-life, controversial men: assisted-suicide proponent Jack Kevorkian in You Don't Know Jack and music producer Phil Spector in the TV movie Phil Spector.

26:00

Judith Viorst and "Necessary Losses."

Novelist Judith Viorst has written humorous books for children and for adults and is also a contributing editor to Redbook. Viorst spent years studying at the Psychoanalytic Institute in Washington, D. C. before writing her new book, "Necessary Losses." The non-fiction work's subject is coping with loss.

28:06

Comedian Robert Klein.

Robert Klein is one of the forerunners of the current stand-up comedy boom. His 1973 album "Child of the 50s" established him as one the leading comics of the baby boomer generation. Klein grew up in the Bronx and honed his skill in the improvisation troupe Second City.

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