Tell Me More

From the opinions of global newsmakers to listeners' personal experiences of life-changing travel…the wisdom of renowned thinkers, activists and spiritual leaders...and intimate dispatches of daily life around the world from NPR News correspondents on the ground...the new NPR talk show Tell Me More brings fresh voices and perspectives to public radio.

Capturing the headlines, issues and pleasures relevant to multicultural life in America, the daily one-hour series is hosted by Michel Martin, the award-winning ABC News and NPR News journalist.


An Exuberantly Dark First Novel Explores The Chaos Of Central Africa

Fiston Mwanza Mujila's novel, Tram 83, is a freewheeling tale about life in an imaginary place inspired by the author's home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Critic John Powers has a review.

Berkeley's Sugary Drinks Are Getting Pricier, Thanks To New Tax

Berkeley, Calif., passed a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages in 2014. Researchers say soda prices went up three months after it was implemented — a first step toward reducing consumption.

Best Twitter Reactions To McCarthy Withdrawing From Speaker Race

The political world was shocked when the GOP House leader took himself out of consideration for speaker. Rep. Charlie Rangel tweeted that unlike his smoothie, things weren't "smooth" for McCarthy.

How Skyscraper Construction Ties Into Tech Bubbles

There's a lot of talk in Silicon Valley about a tech bubble.Our Planet Money podcast team examines one possible indicator of a bubble: architecture. Very, very tall architecture.