Originally aired September 21, 2021.
Originally aired August 17, 2021.
Dave starts off the show by welcoming decorated poet, critic, essayist, and academic Kwame Dawes to discuss his new poetry collection, Nebraska.
After the break the newest WOR team member, Savvy Males, is joined by Elinor Cleghorn to talk about her book Unwell Women, and the broader conversation around gender discrimination in medical treatment.
Originally aired August 10, 2021.
In this extra special episode, guest host and musical conductor extraordinaire Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell interviews Daniel E. Freeman about his book Mozart in Prague.
Originally aired July 27, 2021.
Liz starts off the show with Christine Coulson taking us behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discussing her collection Metropolitan Stories, written after her time working there.
After the break, Dave and Yelena Bailey discuss her new work of nonfiction, How the Streets Were Made, getting into the cultural, segregationist, and political origins of “the streets” as a racial concept in America.
Originally aired July 13, 2021.
Women’s historian and novelist Ames Sheldon joins Dave in-studio to discuss her new novel, Lemons in the Garden of Love, and two intertwining histories—that of reproductive rights and that of her family.
After the break, international bestseller and Rizzoli & Isles creator Tess Gerritsen joins Liz to discuss writing a collaborative novel (Choose Me with Gary Braver), culpability in the #MeToo era, her process, and more.
Originally aired June 15, 2021.
Dave brings Ramsey County librarian Tami Lee for a return appearance, thoughtful book recommendations for civil and social justice, and great analysis of why a book club isn’t advocacy on its own.
After the break, Annie and Maggie Shipstead discuss novel research, women’s stories in aviation, and sexism’s alterations over time, viewed through the lens of Shipstead’s new novel, Great Circle.