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.
Originally aired May 25, 2021.
First, Dave and Kim Dower
discuss Dower’s newest collection of poetry, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave.
After the break, Liz and Mary Dixie Carter
dive into Carter’s new thriller novel, The Photographer.
Originally aired May 18, 2021.
First, Dave interviews Shanna Compton
about her new collection of poetry.
After the break, Liz interviews novelist Kelly Bowen
Originally aired May 11, 2021.
In the first half of the hour, Dave welcomes Jim Heynen
After the break, Liz and Sophfronia Scott
dig into Scott’s writing about Thomas Merton.
Originally aired April 20, 2021.
In the first half of the hour, Dave brings Minnesota poet, educator, and entrepreneur Jessica Winnie
on-air to discuss her work Everything I Am,
complete with poetry, song, social justice, and collaborative thoughts for life’s challenges.
After the break, Liz welcomes novelist Patrick Hicks,
author of Commodant of Lubizec
and In the Shadow of Dora,
on-air. Patrick has also been featured on PBS News Hour and NPR.
Originally aired April 13, 2021.
Dave starts the show strong by welcoming Jana Larson
, author of Reel Bay: A Cinematic Essay
on air to discuss her genre-bending story, that of a struggling film student who becomes engrossed in a story that bridges life and death.
After the break, Liz connects with Joshua M. Greene
, author of Unstoppable
, the incredible true story of Siggi B. Wilzig, an Auschwitz survivor whose journey of luck, strength, and courage brought him out of the lethal camp to the US Army, then to New York’s sweatshops, before ascending to greatness on Wall Street.