Has there ever been a better time to hear Robert Caro talk about politics and power?

The project ‘On Power’ is available on
The project ‘On Power’ is available on

Fans of history, you’re going to have to wait a little while longer for the fifth and final volume of Robert Caro’s opus on President Lyndon Johnson.

But if you want to hear the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian talk about his work? You’re in luck. has just released “On Power,” an audio-only project from the bestselling author, in which Caro discusses why examining and studying political power appeals to him and what his work has taught him about American democracy.

“I thought it was important to try to do that because that power shapes all our lives — in large ways and small,” Caro, 81, said in a statement. “And I felt that the more America understands political power, the better informed our voters will be, and then, hopefully the better our democracy will be.”

Caro won Pulitzer Prizes for biography s for “The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York” and “Master of the Senate,” the third installment of his LBJ series (the other books are “The Path to Power,” “Means of Ascent” and “The Passage of Power”).

You can order “On Power,” which is an hour and 42 minutes long, here for $14.95.

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