Booktalk

Series produced by Diana Korte

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Top authors are interviewed for this 10-minute program that captures their words about their books and often the story behind the story. Booktalk airs on KGNU in Colorado on most Friday afternoons, as well as on other public and community radio stations around the US. The show, hosted by Diana Korte and engineered by Gene Korte, has been in production for over 20 years.

Diana has interviewed hundreds of authors from national politicians and scientists to novelists and storytellers of all kinds. Notable among them are Madeline Albright, Buzz Aldrin, Isabel Allende, Lawrence Block, Bill Bryson, James Lee Burke, Hillary Clinton, Frank Deford, Diana Gabaldon, William Gibson, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Al Gore, Sue Grafton, Temple Grandin, Paul Krugman, David McCullough, Senator George Mitchell, Roger Penrose, Michael Pollan, Karen Pryor, Lisa See, Daniel Silva, Gloria Steinem, Alexander McCall Smith, Amy Tan, Andrew Weil and Don Winslow.


125 Pieces

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Chinese-American Lisa See’s 11th novel, “The Island of Sea Women,” centers on the female friendship and family secrets of the haenyeo. For centurie...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 09:44
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Fiona Barton spent decades as a journalist for leading London newspapers before switching her keyboard to creating psychological thrillers. "The Su...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 09:57
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Christie Aschwanden is the author of "GOOD TO GO: What The Athlete In All Of Us Can Learn From The Strange Science Of Recovery." Christie lives in...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2019
  • Length: 09:49
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Booktalk. After a long and adventurous naval career, marine historian Andrew Jampoler has authored 7 books that are often about obscure pieces of ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 09:50
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“Homage to Humanity” is a stunning coffee table book that contains more than 500 pages and photographs of indigenous tribes from around the world. ...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 09:51
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New Mexico-based Hampton Sides’ newest book is "On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle.” Based on ne...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2018
  • Length: 09:55
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John Larison is the author of "Whiskey When We’re Dry," a book of historical fiction. It’s an epic story of 17-year-old Jessilyn Harney who disguis...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 09:46
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Leadership: In Turbulent Times, is one of America’s best known and most award-winning biogra...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 09:20
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Delia Owens, the co-author of several nonfiction books on African research and wildlife, has penned her debut novel, “Where the Crawdads Sing.” Thi...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 09:50
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Pediatrician and public health advocate Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of “What The Eyes Don’t See. A Story Of Crisis, Resistance, And Hope In An Am...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2018
  • Length: 09:55
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Poet Anne Waldman is the author of more than 40 books. Her newest title, "Trickster Feminism," inspired by the results of the 2016 election, is th...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 09:58
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Clean energy expert Richard Munson’s newest biography is "Tesla. Inventor of the Modern.” Serbian-American Nikola Tesla, born more than 150 years ...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 09:55
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Yale University ornithology professor Richard Prum’s newest book is "Evolution of Beauty. How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the ...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 09:53
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Filmmaker John Heminway, author of "In Full Flight. A Story of Africa and Atonement," describes both the good and the bad in the life of Dr. Anne S...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 09:58
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Brantley Hargrove is the author of "The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras.” It’s a true story of a Denveri...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 09:56
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Nature writer Craig Childs is the author of Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America. It’s a travelogue of places and people, just like us...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 09:56
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Georgia Hunter in her debut historical novel, “We Were the Lucky Ones” tells the true story of her family’s Holocaust survival during World War II....

  • Added: Jun 23, 2018
  • Length: 09:57
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In "Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang,” Pulitzer Prize–winning NYT reporter David Philipps chronicles the story of A...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2018
  • Length: 09:47
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Cynthia Swanson’s "The Glass Forest" is a psychological thriller that takes place in the 1960s. It features the intersecting lives of three women w...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 09:44
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Nate Blakeslee is an investigative reporter who usually writes about politics in Texas. In “American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession i...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2018
  • Length: 09:52