Part 1: The History of the Speaker
Guest: Steven S. Smith is the Kate M. Gregg Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Washington University. He is the author of such books as Politics over Process: Partisan Conflict and Post-Passage Processes in the U.S. Congress and The Senate Syndrome: The Evolution of Procedural Warfare in the Modern U.S. Senate.
Part 2:Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations
Guest:Robin Waterfield is a British classical scholar, translator, and editor, specializing in Ancient Greek who has tranlator of the recently published Meditations: The Annotated Edition.