July 17th, 2012
Episode 272 of 447 episodes
In the July 23rd issue of the magazine, Jack Hitt reports on the increasing use of forensic linguistics in criminal proceedings. Here Hitt talks with Sasha Weiss about what forensic linguistics can tell us about how we communicate. Also, Joan Acocella discusses violence in fairy tales, and Michael Cunningham reflects on why there was no Pulitzer Prize for fiction this year.