Here is an alphabetical listing of the guests who have been interviewed on Books and Ideas. It is up to date through December 2018. Check the Blog Archive for more recent Guests.

Click here for a chronological listing of previous episodes of Books and Ideas.

Dan Ariely, PhD: author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (Episode 19)

Amos Bailey, MD: pioneer in palliative medicine  (Episode 56)

Sue Bailey and Carmen Flowers: authors of Grave Expectations: Planning the End Like There’s No Tomorrow (Episode 26)

Ryder Carroll: author of The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future (Episode 64)

Anthony Chemero, PhD: co-author of Phenomenology: An Introduction.  (Episode 59)

Tom Clark: author of Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses (Episode 30)

Matthew Cobb:  author of Generation: The Seventeenth-Century Scientists Who Unraveled the Secrets of Sex, Life, and Growth (Episode 7); author of Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code (Episode 60)

Jody Cole: Founder of Wild Rainbow African Safaris (Episode 65)

Terrence Deacon, PhD, author of Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter (Episode 47)

Delany Dean, PhD: psychologist (Episode 20)

Kyla Duffy: founder of Happy Tails Books (Episode 33)

Christiana Ellis: author of Nina Kimberly the Merciless (Episode 38)

Elsie Escobar: co-host of The Feed and She Podcasts (Episode 57)

Peter Etchells, PhD: author of Lost in a Good Game (Episode 68)

Lillian Faderman: author of Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death (Episode 67)

Pamela Gay, PhD: Host of the Astronomy Cast (Episode 14 and Episode 69)

Daniel George, PhD: co-author of The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis (Episode 36)

Jonathan Gottschall, PhD: Author of The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (Episode 48)

Becky Hale:  President of The American Humanist Association (Episode 53)

Jennifer Michael Hecht: Author of Doubt: A History (Episode 27)

Bruce Hood, PhD: Author of SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable (Episode 34)

Les Johnson, PhD: NASA physicist and author of Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth (Episode 31)

Sheril Kirshenbaum: Marine biologist and co-author of Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future. (Episode 32)

Jonathan Losos, PhD: Author of Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution (Episode 63)

Mur Lafferty: podcasting pioneer and awarding winning science fiction author (Episode 17, Episode 52 and Episode 61)

Eric Maisel, PhD: creativity coach and author of Brainstorm: Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions (Episode 39)

Robert Martensen, MD: physician and author of A Life Worth Living: A Doctor’s Reflections on Illness in a High-Tech Era (Episode 28 and Episode 29)

Kirk Mcelhearn: American writer who has lived in France for many years (Episode 10)

Ted Meisner: host of The Secular Buddhist podcast (Episode 50)

Steven Novella, MD: Neurologist and host of The Skeptics Guide to the Universe (Episode 16)

Paul Offit, MD: dubunks myths about vaccine safety in Episode 25 and Episode 40

Jaak Panksepp, PhD: author of The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions, and Affective Neuroscience, The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions (Episode 51)

Massimo Pigliucci, PhD: Author of Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk (Episode 37)

Rhodes Perry, author of Belonging At Work: Everyday Actions You Can Take to Cultivate an Inclusive Organization and host of The Out Entrepreneur (Episode 62)

Patrick Pricken: was my first guest co-host in Episode 13

John Ratey, MD: author of Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization (Episode 55)

Emily Reese:  host of MPR podcast Top Score (Episode 49)

Roger Reid: author of Longleaf, Space, and Time, novels for young adults that combine mystery and science (Episode 46)

Michael Saag, MD:  author of Positive: One Doctor's Personal Encounters with Death, Life, and the US Healthcare System  (Episode 54)

Robert Schleip, PhD: leads emerging research about fascia at the University of Ulm (Episode 15)

Eugenie Scott, PhD: Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education (Episode 21)

Scott Sigler: Best-selling author of science fiction horror thrillers (Episode 35)

Lee M. Silver, PhD: author of Challenging Nature: The Clash Between Biotechnology and Spirituality (Episode 9)

Tabitha Grace Smith: writer, podcaster and creator of the Buffy Between the Lines audio drama (Episode 18)

Carol Tavris, PhD: co-author of Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts (Episode 43)

Karen Traviss: science fiction writer, author of Gears of War and Halo: Glasslands (Episode 44).

Holly Tucker, PhD: author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution (Episode 41)

Neel Varshney, MD, PhD: discusses his experiences as a Rhodes Scholar and as a medical student at Harvard (Episode 11)

Sarah Rhea Werner: writer and host of Girl in Space and Write Now (Episode 66)

Skyler White: author of and Falling, Fly (Episode 38)

Frank Wilczek: Nobel Prize winning physicist and author of Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces (Episode 23 and Episode 24)