The Guardian of All Things

Memory makes us human. So argues Michael S. Malone, who entertainingly maps human history against the brain's evolution, and its astonishing ability to recall the past and convey that information to others. A brilliant marriage of neuroscience and anthropology you won't soon forget.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.