Originally aired November 23, 2021.
Liz kicks off the show with celebrated crime writer and Lambda Literary book reviewer John Copenhaver about The Savage Kind, his new historical thriller centering young queer female sleuths.
After the break, Dave welcomes a panel of authors of What We Hunger For: Refugee and Immigrant Stories about Food and Family. Sun Yung Shin, Valérie Déus, Zarlasht Niaz speak to their contributions to the colloection, creating spaces of belonging and nourishment, and holiday eats.
Originally aired November 16, 2021.
Annie kicks off with Kriota Willberg, author of Draw Stronger, to discuss self-care for cartoonists.
After the break, Liz and Jamie Schumacher, author of Butterflies and Tall Bikes, have an in-studio discussion about writing and interviewing through what makes Cedar-Riverside special.
Originally aired November 1, 2021.
Dave starts the show with Jane Yolen and Kaddish, her new collection of poetry that doesn’t shy away from challenging topics ranging from the Holocaust to women’s depictions in the Bible.
After the break, Liz and KFAI’s own Jacquie “Lady J” Maddix discuss Maddix’s book, Root Wisdom, and spirituality, history, and blues music.
Originally aired October 12, 2021.
Josh opens the show talking to Harvard’s David M. Cutler about his new book, Survival of the City, which discusses the devastating impact of COVID-19 and other recent events on the modern city.
After the break, Liz welcomes Laura Davis on-air to discuss her new book, The Burning Light of Two Stars, and its conversation about rekindling a mother-daughter relationship with a volatile past.
Originally aired September 21, 2021.
Dave starts off the hour talking to Randy Luallin about his Maroons series. After the break, Liz and Robert Dugoni discuss The World Played Chess.
Originally aired September 14, 2021.
Liz kicks off the show joined by Chris McKinney to discuss his gripping new neo-noir, Midnight, Water City.
After the break, David Vine and Josh dig into Vine’s The United States of War and America’s extensive history of hegemonic conflict.
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.