Learning and scholarship
Oct 26, 2012 — Barzun authored dozens of books and essays on everything from philosophy to music to baseball. He died Thursday, just one month shy of his 105th birthday. "I don't know anybody who had such a Renaissance mind," says his friend and colleague, Prof. Henry Graff.
Mar 26, 2005 — A.J. Jacobs, author of The Know-It-All, talks about basketball's humble beginnings, from peach-basket hoops to the derivation of the term "cagers."
Oct 23, 2004 — NPR's Scott Simon talks with A.J. Jacobs, author of the book, The Know-It-All, about little known facts about U.S. presidents.