Originally aired August 31, 2021.
Matthew FitzSimmons joins Liz to dig into his new cloning-centric thriller, Constance.
After the break, Jess McHugh and Josh discuss Americanon and what the thirteen bestsellers discussed in the book say about America.
Originally aired August 24, 2021.
It’s an all-local-authors night at WOR! First, Dave is joined in-studio by Kathleen West, author of Are We There Yet? and a real-life teacher and mother.
After the break, John Brandon joins Liz to discuss his new novel, Ivory Shoals.
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 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 20, 2021.
Liz and Marilyn Peterson Haus start the episode discussing Haus’s latest, Half of a Whole, and its depictions of mental illness, twins, and zealotry.
After the break, James Beard Award-winner Beth Dooley joins Annie to discuss the intersections of food education, climate justice, local farming, and great recipes in the context of Dooley’s latest cookbook, The Perennial Kitchen.
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 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.