Neuroscientist Dean Burnett explores the strange behaviors of the mind in his book 'Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To.' He says the human brain is like a computer that files information in a way that defies logic and that brains can alter memory, cause motion sickness, and affect intelligence. Also, producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks to comic Ali Wong about her Netflix special 'Baby Cobra,' which she performed while 7.5 months pregnant.
McInerney discusses being fired from The New Yorker, Raymond Carver's writing advice, and his "second life" after his bestselling novel, 'Bright Lights, Big City.' His new novel is 'Bright, Precious Days.' Music historian Ed Ward shares the story of German New Wave in Düsseldorf.