About Joseph Tasca

I'm a host and a reporter for the NPR affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island. I've always been an avid reader. I particularly enjoy contemporary philosophy and sociology, but I'm also fond of historical narratives on World War 2 and ancient Greece. I also take great pleasure in reading books that examine the complex relationship between human beings and modern technology.

Joe Tasca is a host and a reporter for the NPR affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Joseph:

Klaus Schmider, "Hitler's Fatal Miscalculation: Why Germany Declared War on the United States" (Cambridge UP, 2021)

February 9, 2024

Hitler's Fatal Miscalculation

Klaus Schmider
Hosted by Joseph Tasca

Hitler's decision to declare war on the United States has baffled generations of historians. In this revisionist new history of those fateful months, …

Jean M. Twenge, "Generations: The Real Differences Between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents—and What They Mean for America's Future" (Atria, 2023)

August 20, 2023


Jean M. Twenge
Hosted by Joseph Tasca

The United States is currently home to six generations of people: -the Silents, born 1925-1945-Baby Boomers, born 1946-1964-Gen X, born 1965-1979-Mil…

Carol Graham, "The Power of Hope: How the Science of Well-Being Can Save Us from Despair" (Princeton UP, 2023)

May 15, 2023

The Power of Hope

Carol Graham
Hosted by Joseph Tasca

In a society marked by extreme inequality of income and opportunity, why should economists care about how people feel? The truth is that feelings of w…

Peter Hayes, "Why? Explaining the Holocaust" (Norton, 2017)

February 27, 2023


Peter Hayes
Hosted by Joseph Tasca

Peter Hayes's book Why? Explaining the Holocaust (Norton, 2017) explores one of the most tragic events in human history by addressing eight of the mos…