Jonathan Eig, author of biographies of Jackie Robinson, Al Capone and Lou Gehrig, turns his attention to the story of the birth-control pill in his latest book, The Birth of the Pill. Eig came on The Interview Show, which I host, to talk the science, politics and sociology behind what he calls the most important invention of the 20th century. (Filmed Dec. 5, 2014, at The Hideout in Chicago.)
The next Interview Show is Feb. 6 at The Hideout. Guests include Emily Graslie and Eula Biss. More info and videos at interviewshowchicago.com.