Instead of the familiar story of flappers, jazz clubs and gangsters, Harvard historian McGirr argues that Prohibition's greatest legacy was an expansion of government crime fighting. She sees in Prohibition the roots of an expanded prison system, a more aggressive F.B.I. and a more powerful state.
No stranger to co-hosting a podcast, Michael Ian Black (Mike And Tom Eat Snacks, Topics) handles the hosting duties solo on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black. In the case of his latest two-parter, his guest is David Sedaris, an author who is used to talking.
David Letterman has said his last goodbyes and his show's set in the Ed Sullivan Theatre has been carted off, consigned to the showbiz Dumpster. Next up is Stephen Colbert, who is busy running test shows, whipping his writers into a frenzy to generate material.
Maron's eponymous IFC series returns for a second season May 8 at 10 p.m., with guests including Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman, Ray Romano, David Cross, Karen Kilgariff, Rob Riggle, Wyatt Cenac, Bill Burr and more.
Michael Showalter is perhaps best known for co-writing and starring in Wet Hot American Summer, but Showalter has been finding new ways to make people laugh since he was a member of the sketch comedy troupe The State, on MTV.