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Kurt Andersen: Author & Public Radio Host Discusses His New Book "Evil Geniuses"


Kurt Andersen is an author, editor, commentator, and was host and co-creator of the public radio program Studio 360. He joins us to discuss his new book (published 8/11), Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America - A Recent History. The book examines how the American economy has gone from the rise of the middle class earlier in the 20th century, to a troubling turn where big business and the wealthy began to undo the earlier progress, leading to what remains an unfair economic and social system today.


Kurt Andersen, writer, editor, commentator and former radio host; his latest book is Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History.  He has also written three novels, another nonfiction book, and has written for film, television and the stage.  Andersen is also a frequent commentator and columnist, and he was the host and co-creator of Studio 360, a cultural magazine show produced by Public Radio International from 2000 to 2020. He helped found the satirical magazine, Spy, and has served as editor and founder of other publications.