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 12, 2022.
joins Annie in the first part of the show to talk about Booth Girls,
a book about the St Paul’s Booth Memorial Hospital for unmarried pregnant women in the 1960’s that is also a book about how sexism, racism, classism, and pseudoscience impacted the adoption landscape and the lives of women who experienced unplanned pregnancy in America.
After the break, we revisit our interview with Josh and Melissa King
of the Yale School of Management, and author of Social Chemistry.
Originally aired April 26, 2022.
Josh delves into the nuances, shifts, fears, and huge possibilities brought by remote work in conversation with Matthew Kahn, author of Going Remote.
After the break, the team dives into the archives for a classic Legacy Interview.
Originally aired April 5, 2022.
Liz kicks off the show with Janice Post-White
, whose memoir Standing at Water’s Edge
details her experience as a cancer nurse whose four year old son contracted leukemia, changing everything for her.
After the break, a legacy interview brings us back to a conversation with Reed Farrell Coleman
Originally aired March 29, 2022
Josh and Ananyo Bhattacharya kick off the episode discussing Bhattacharya’s newest book, The Man from the Future
, a biography discussing the remarkable and under-discussed life of John von Neumann, who was foundational in quantum mechanics and the Manhattan Project.
After the break, Dave and Andrew DeYoung get real about the workplace (and the creative process) while discussing DeYoung’s dystopian novel The Temps
and how it speaks to the modern workplace.
Originally aired March 1, 2022.
Josh welcomes Keith Loveland
, author of End of the Empire
, to discuss post-WWII American culture and values.
After the break, Annie is joined by Mariko Tamaki
to discuss her new YA mystery Cold
, crafting great characters, and Tamaki’s new book imprint that creates representation and inclusion, on and beyond the page.
Originally aired February 22, 2022.
Dave and Maureen Gibbon
open the show discussing fact, fiction, writing, and art in context of Gibbon’s latest, The Lost Notebook of Edouard Manet.
After the break, Josh welcomes Jim Wojcik to discuss Bud’s Jacket
, a true story of an American flyer evading Nazi capture in occupied France, co-written by Wojcik and his wife, Barbara.
Originally aired February 8, 2022.
This week, Josh gets out of the studio and takes WOR on-site to the Cracked Walnut Poets & Pints
reading series for an in-depth investigation, including interviews with curator and host Tony Plocido
Enjoy this sampler of the unique flavors of the local poetry scene!