Originally aired October 25, 2022.
Dave kicks off the show in conversation with Minnesota author Bill Meissner
about his newest book, Summer of Rain, Summer of Fire
After the break, Dave welcomes Berkeley faculty and author J. Bradford DeLong
, author of Slouching Towards Utopia.
Originally aired October 18, 2022.
Dave welcomes poet, essayist, and musician Richard Terrill
onto the show to discuss Essentially,
his new essay collection.
After a brief pledge-week interlude with Liz, Annie welcomes prolific cartoonist/memoirist MariNaomi
back onto the show to discuss their latest, I Thought You Loved Me.
Originally aired October 4, 2022.
Dave starts the show by speaking with Emerald Garner
, who is the founder of We Can’t Breathe, the author of memoir Finding My Voice,
an activist, and the daughter of the late Eric Garner. Beyond recounting Garner’s experience losing her father to police violence and the far-reaching aftermath, it details her path to activism and where she finds empathy and a call to action.
After the break, Annie speaks to Tess Gunty
, author of this year’s National Book Award contender The Rabbit Hutch
, about the roles of female saints and mystics, subverting the male gaze and the notion of exploited women “asking for it,” Internet-speak in books, and crafting complex and compelling characters.
Originally aired September 13, 2022.
Dave kicks off the show in conversation with Ingrid Andersson
, who is a midwife and poet, and her collection Jordemoder.
After the break, it’s Otto’s first interview, and they crush it! They welcome hilarious local theatre writers/performers WeAreMarried
, who discuss their collaborative writing and creative process.
Originally aired August 30, 2022.
At the top of the episode, Dave is joined by Gordon Henry to discuss Spirit Matters: White Clay, Red Exits, Distant Others, Henry’s new poetry collection.
After the break, Liz welcomes former WO!R host Kristin F Johnson on-air to discuss Johnson’s new middle-grade book, Fearless.
Originally aired July 26, 2022.
Tonight’s episode is 100% Flexible Press! Flexible Press
is a mission-driven publishing house based right here in Minneapolis. In the first half of the hour, Josh is joined by Diane Josefowicz (Ready, Set, Oh
). After the break, Dave talks with Karen Lee Boren about her novel Secret Waltz.
Originally aired July 5, 2022.
Dave opens the hour in a gripping and relevant discussion with Natalie Moore
of her new play, The Billboard
, which discusses concerns and conflicts over reproductive health.
After the break, it’s legacy time! The crew revisits Annie’s 2020 interview with Lisa Zeidner
about Who Says?
, her book about channeling perspective to improve your manuscript and process.
Originally aired April 19, 2022.
Dave opens the show with Chris Stark
and her new book, Carnival Lights
. Set in a summer of hippie Vietnam War protests and the moon landing, Carnival Lights
also spans settler arrival in the 1800s, the creation of the reservation system, and decades of cultural suppression, connecting everything from lumber barons’ mansions to Nazi V-2 rockets to smuggler’s tunnels in creating a narrative history of Minnesota.
After the break, Liz welcomes Carole Lawrence
and her new novel, Cleopatra’s Dagger
. Elizabeth van den Broek is the only female reporter at the Herald, 1800s NYC’s most popular newspaper. Then she and her bohemian friend Carlotta Ackerman find a woman’s body wrapped like a mummy in a freshly dug hole in Central Park—the intended site of an obelisk called Cleopatra’s Needle. The macabre discovery takes Elizabeth away from the society pages to follow an investigation into New York City’s darkest shadows.