Originally aired August 30, 2022.
At the top of the episode, Dave is joined by Gordon Henry to discuss Spirit Matters: White Clay, Red Exits, Distant Others, Henry’s new poetry collection.
After the break, Liz welcomes former WO!R host Kristin F Johnson on-air to discuss Johnson’s new middle-grade book, Fearless.
Originally aired August 23, 2022.
Josh welcomes Sabine Hossenfelder
on-air for the first half of the show to discuss her book Existential Physics: A Scientist’s Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions.
After the break, we return to a legacy episode hosted by Liz.
Originally aired July 19, 2022.
Bob Dylan is a much-admired, Pulitzer-winning American musician, but who was he to his mentors, friends, collaborators, and exes? Annie and Liz take the whole hour to dig into this by interviewing Stephanie Trudeau, editor of The Dylan Tapes.
This book compiles and selects from 30 hours of interviews done by the late Anthony Scaduto to give a thoughtful, varied, and broad look at the man behind the legend.
Originally aired May 17, 2022.
Annie kicks off the show with Emily Bergslien and Kat Weaver, co-authors of Uncommon Charm,
a character-focused and magic-infused historical mystery novella from Neon Hemlock
After the break, Liz and P David Ebersole dive into his novel 99 Miles from LA
, and the thrills and mystery therein.
Originally aired May 24, 2022.
Liz Olds welcomes Matt Bell
on-air to discuss “Refuse to Be Done,” his guide to writing and rewriting a book in three drafts.
Originally aired May 10, 2022.
Liz opens the show discussing the harrowing adventure The Barrens
with authors Kurt and Ellie Johnson.
After the break, we revisit a legacy interview with Douglas Wood.
Originally aired April 19, 2022.
Dave opens the show with Chris Stark
and her new book, Carnival Lights
. Set in a summer of hippie Vietnam War protests and the moon landing, Carnival Lights
also spans settler arrival in the 1800s, the creation of the reservation system, and decades of cultural suppression, connecting everything from lumber barons’ mansions to Nazi V-2 rockets to smuggler’s tunnels in creating a narrative history of Minnesota.
After the break, Liz welcomes Carole Lawrence
and her new novel, Cleopatra’s Dagger
. Elizabeth van den Broek is the only female reporter at the Herald, 1800s NYC’s most popular newspaper. Then she and her bohemian friend Carlotta Ackerman find a woman’s body wrapped like a mummy in a freshly dug hole in Central Park—the intended site of an obelisk called Cleopatra’s Needle. The macabre discovery takes Elizabeth away from the society pages to follow an investigation into New York City’s darkest shadows.
Originally aired April 12, 2022.
Dave opens the show with a return appearance by Kim Dower
, to discuss her new poems on motherhood in I Wore This Dress for You Today, Mom
After the break, Liz welcomes thriller all-star Lynn Hightower
and her latest book, The Enlightenment Project.