"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates has spent much of the summer at the top of the non-fiction best-seller list. It's a powerful meditation on race framed as a letter to Coates' teenage son—a book Toni Morrison and many others have declared "required reading" for all Americans. Here, a roundtable of Takeaway listeners discuss this moving work about race, history, and the United States.
The corporate giant says its move to no longer sell military-style rifles is simply a business decision. But what if corporate trends have the power to shift public attitudes? Charles Fishman, author of "The Wal-Mart Effect," weighs in.
Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway and the co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, discusses the thriller "No Escape," the coming-of-age drama "We Are Your Friends," and the Sundance hit "Grandma."
Several Takeaway listeners read "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates within days of its publication and wrote to us with their reviews. We asked three of them from different corners of the country to join us for a discussion.
The Takeaway examines a new investigation from Slate and ProPublica, gerrymandering in Florida, and Chinese spying.