In the first half of the hour, Susan Conley joins Annie to discuss parenthood, the limits of personal perspective, and fishing villages in the time of climate change in the context of her new novel, Landslide.
After the break, Dave welcomes Abayomi Animashaun on-air to discuss his new collection of poetry, Seahorses, his career, Wisconsin, and more.
In the first half of the hour, Liz brings NYT bestselling mystery author Jacqueline Winspear on-air to discuss her new memoir, This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing, an eye-opening and heartfelt story of her working-class upbringing in England in the wake of World War II.
After the break, Kirun Kapur reads from her newest poetry collection, Women in the Waiting Room, and chats with Dave about the inspirations behind her work, her intercontinental childhood, and the tales of women she breathes life into.
Michael Oberman has interviewed over 300 musical greats, including Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, and Joni Mitchell, and now Liz interviews Oberman for KFAI! Rock magic and madness ensue.
After the break, Dave is joined by Patricia Hoolihan to discuss her new work, Hands and Hearts Together: Daily Meditations for Caregivers. The realities of caregiving and the profundity of hope and encouragement illuminate the conversation.
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!
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In the first half hour, Liz brings novelist and screenwriter Michael Elias on-air to discuss You Can Go Home Now, his new thriller novel discussing domestic violence and the quest for justice for a woman assault victim.
Later, Dave welcomes Becca Klaver, poet and Switchback Books founder, on-air in celebration of her new poetry collection Ready for the World.
First, Liz brings S. C. Gwynne onto the show to discuss Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the Civil War, bringing immediacy and new insight to Civil War history and the people who made it happen.
In the second half of the hour, a legacy interview from Ian makes a reappearance! Enjoy this opportunity to join Ian’s conversation with Hanne Ørstavik about her novel Love, translated into English by Martin Aitken.
What do 90.3 KFAI and the Jason Bourne thrillers have in common? Minnesota, now that NYT-Bestselling suspense author (and Minnesotan) Brian Freeman is the official successor to Robert Ludlum in penning the Bourne saga. Longtime KFAI host Ian Graham Leask catches up with Freeman live on air, and the pair discuss keeping the Bourne saga going with a spectrum of *thrilling* projects, the trajectory of Freeman’s career, connecting widely with readers over COVID-era virtual events, and more.
In the second half of the hour, Annie and Liz take a guest’s no-show as a serendipitous opportunity to catch up about their creative endeavors, including Liz’s soon-to-launch Broadway history podcast and the beginning of musicals about social issues, Annie’s renewed proliferation of book review drafts (and refusal to write a slam review), how a WO!R show gets made, reading unpublished memoirs, and the value of creating a consistent personal writing schedule.