The World in Time

Stories and insight from today’s leading writers and thinkers

January 28, 2022

December 22, 2021

The World in Time:

David Wengrow

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the coauthor of The Dawn of Everything. More

December 03, 2021

The World in Time:

Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Churchill’s Shadow: The Life and Afterlife of Winston Churchill. More

November 12, 2021

The World in Time:

Nicholas Crane

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Latitude: The True Story of the World’s First Scientific Expedition. More

October 15, 2021

The World in Time:

Charles Foster

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Being a Human: Adventures in Forty Thousand Years of Consciousness. More

October 01, 2021

The World in Time:

Michael Knox Beran

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of WASPS: The Splendors and Miseries of an American Aristocracy. More

September 17, 2021

The World in Time:

Philip Hoare

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Albert and the Whale: Albrecht Dürer and How Art Imagines Our World. More

Roundel with allegorical scene of book burning, North Netherlandish, c. 1520.

September 03, 2021

The World in Time:

Eric Berkowitz

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Dangerous Ideas: A Brief History of Censorship in the West, from the Ancients to Fake News. More

August 20, 2021

The World in Time:

Simon Winchester

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World. More

Lady in Colonial Dress Striking a Gentleman with Her Fan, by Thure de Thulstrup, 1895.

June 25, 2021

The World in Time:

Alan Taylor

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783–1850. More

LQ Podcast

Robert Weide

September 17, 2014

Curb Your Enthusiasm executive producer and documentary filmmaker Robert B. Weide has profiled the biggest names in comedy. More

LQ Podcast

Soviets & Spies

April 30, 2014

Did an Englishman assist in the murder of Rasputin? Did a man knowns as the “Ace of Spies” almost carry off the assassination of the entire Bolshevik power structure? More