Originally aired September 7, 2021.
Ian welcomes Larry Watson onto the show to discuss his new novel, Lives of Eddie Pritchard, and the new film of his book Let Him Go.
After the break, Josh welcomes astronomer and author Caleb Scharf to discuss his new book, Ascent of Information.
Originally aired August 3, 2021.
First, Noel Obiora joins Liz to discuss his novel A Past That Breathes and its political implications as well as its plot.
After the break, Bill Strusinski discusses his time as a combat medic in his memoir Care Under Fire with Ian.
Originally aired June 29, 2021.
Are Scandinavians really the happiest people on earth? Ian and Eric Dregni start off the show by discussing For the Love of Cod, Dregni’s thoughtful and comical new travelogue.
After the break, Liz digs into a mystery—specifically the mystery novels of Camilla Trinchieri and their Italian ties.
Originally aired June 22, 2021.
Things get extraterrestrial RIGHT away when paranormal writer and researcher Martin Keller joins Ian to discuss his new work, Space Pen Club.
After the break, Liz and Brian Malloy revisit the pain of the AIDS pandemic of the 80’s in Minneapolis and NYC while discussing Malloy’s After Francesco.
Originally aired June 1, 2021.
Liz starts the show with Kaira Rouda, discussing Rouda’s suspenseful new novel, The Next Wife.
After, Ian welcomes Lin Enger to talk about Enger’s timeless and topical American Gospel.
Originally aired March 30, 2021
Ian starts off the show, joined by writer John Medieros, by diving into a conversation about the pandemic that swept the world before COVID: the HIV-AIDS crisis. Medeiros and his identical twin brother participated in a gene therapy study in which the HIV-positive twin was infused with billions of genes from the HIV-negative twin, as detailed in his memoir, Self, Divided.
After the break, Liz brings out her music chops and welcomes Bill Schnee on air to discuss his fascinating experiences doing audio production and engineering for such brilliant minds as John Lennon and Ringo, Whitney Houston, Barbara Streisand, and many more. These magic yarns and more can be found in his new book Chairman at the Board.
In the first half of the hour, Ian Graham Leask brings Minnesota’s own Lin Enger on air to discuss his new novel, American Gospel, a 1970s-set novel about waiting for the rapture to end the world in rural Minnesota.
After the break, Marissa King, writer and professor at the Yale School of Management, joins to chat about her new book Social Chemistry, which comes full of insights about building more meaningful and productive relationships, all based on neuroscience and psychology.
In the first half of the hour, Annie interviews author, former MN state representative, and mental illness advocate Mindy Greiling about her nonfiction book Fix What You Can. Greiling’s work is based largely on her experience with her son’s schizoaffective disorder, and the conversation includes the collaborative writing process with him, as well as her work as a lawmaker and National Alliance on Mental Illness board member striving to decriminalize mental illness in Minnesota and build better lives for those living with a mental illness.
In the second half of the hour, Josh and Ian whip out good ol’ James Joyce for a celebration of Twelfth Night, including a reading!