Katie Roiphe is a professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. She writes a column on life, literature, and politics for Slate and writes for The New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, and other publications. She is the author of numerous books including The Morning After: Sex, Fear and Feminism and Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Marriages in Literary London 1910-1939. Her latest book is a collection of essays, In Praise of Messy Lives.

First broadcast on 5th July 2013.