In the Villains episode that aired on 10/2, Great American Read explored the lessons from novels featuring villains, monsters, and evil forces.How do novels featuring our favorite villains and monsters help us understand why people behave badly? They examined the evil characters in our favorite novels to find out why we go to the dark side, and talked with authors who have created some of our best-loved villains. Famous faces featured in this episode include Margaret Atwood, Barbara Bush, Chelsea Clinton, Gillian Flynn, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Heritage, Yahdon Israel, Margee Kerr, Dean Koontz, George R.R. Martin, Cynthia Nixon, Shanna Peeples, Joshua Rothman, Lara Rutherford-Morrison, Parul Sehgal, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Allison Williams, and Kevin Young.
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