Originally aired January 25, 2022.
Liz kicks off the show with Farhad Dadyburjor
and his new novel The Other Man,
a romantic comedy that centers conversations about queerness, modern Indian dating norms, and arranged marriage.
After the break, Josh connects with Jing Tsu
, the first Professor of Chinese Literature & Comparative Literature at Yale, about her new book Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution that Made China Modern.
Originally aired January 18, 2022.
Dave kicks off the show by welcoming Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature.
After the break, Liz is joined by Mike Errico, author of Music, Lyrics, and Life.
Originally aired January 11, 2022.
Liz and Naomi Hirahara discuss Hirahara’s novel Clark and Division
, a poignant historical mystery centered around the Japanese-American community in 1940’s Chicago and the deadly effects of Japanese internment camps and anti-Asian policy and sentiment.
After the break, the team revisits a legacy episode in which Mira Bartok discusses her children’s novel The Wonderling.
Originally aired December 7, 2021.
Annie opens the show welcoming Linda LeGarde Grover, member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and professor emeritus of University of Minnesota Duluth, to discuss Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong
, her new collection combining history, essay, and memoir about the North Shore.
After the break, Liz and Teresa Dovalpage,
prolific Cuban author and playwright in Spanish and English, to discuss her new mystery, Death Under the Perseids
Originally aired November 30, 2021.
Dave kicks off the show with Pamela Fletcher Bush, co-editor of Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota.
After the break, Liz welcomes Mark Liechliter
, author of The Other Side.
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
, 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.