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 numerous other public and community radio stations around the US. Pieces are not date sensitive.

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, Daniel Silva, Gloria Steinem, Alexander McCall Smith, Amy Tan, Andrew Weil and Don Winslow.


109 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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
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Blogger & cookbook author Deb Perelman, a self-taught home cook, is the creator of smittenkitchen.com, one of the most popular cooking blogs on the...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2018
  • Length: 09:15
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In Nick Petrie’s “Light It Up”, Colorado’s legal all-cash pot business takes center stage. This popular third thriller features Peter Ash, a decora...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2018
  • Length: 09:45
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In “Himalayan Bound: One Family’s Quest to Save Their Animals–And an Ancient Way of Life” New Mexico-based Michael Benanav travels to northern Indi...

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 09:49
  • Purchases: 1
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Eleanor Brown is the editor of this collection of all-new essays. It features the work of 18 popular women fiction writers who present their own p...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 09:53
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"City of Saviors" is Book 4 in Howzell Hall’s popular Lou Norton series. It pits this African-American LAPD homicide detective against a heat wave,...

Bought by KISA Digital Studios and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 09:47
  • Purchases: 2
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In 2015 Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson made the first free ascent of the nearly vertical 3,000-foot piece of granite mountain known as the Dawn ...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 09:57
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Lennard, who has been riding and fixing bikes for 50 years, is the author of 8 books, including “Zinn and the Art of…” titles about bicycle mainte...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2017
  • Length: 09:46
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Manal grew up in Mecca, Islam’s holiest city. In her teens she was a religious radical, by her twenties she was a college-educated computer securit...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 09:57
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With 1,200 pages and hundreds of color photographs, this classic sourcebook has had many praised spin-offs from calendars to tv shows. In this upda...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 09:59
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Dear Travelers, this is not your usual travel guide. Ella describes the book’s beginnings and how it came to be filled with some 700 sights you’ve ...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 09:58
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Ted has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, and sliced beef in a meat-packing plant. Considered the master o...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 09:54
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author describes the journey of Liberia’s Sirleaf, honors the amazingly resilient Liberian women who put her into office, an...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2017
  • Length: 09:48
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A Roman Catholic Sister in her 80s who wrote “The Grace to Race, “ she’s the oldest person ever (man or woman) to finish an Ironman Triathlon. This...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: May 08, 2014
  • Length: 09:40
  • Purchases: 2
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This novel intertwines the life of 18-year-old Victoria Jones, who is leaving the foster care system in contemporary California, with the medieval ...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Mar 26, 2017
  • Length: 09:56
  • Purchases: 1
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The author is a zoologist & animal behaviorist. She describes herself as “stupid in love with dogs” and is known for her work with troubled canines...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 09:30
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After decades of field work in southern Arizona, these two retired Univ of Colorado professors have authored the first in their Arizona Borderlands...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 09:56