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Caption: Eileen Myles on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
In this episode, we hear from two celebrated writers during the Portland Book Festival - author Luis Alberto Urrea and poet Eileen Myles. Plus, Liv...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Oscar Wilde's devastating drawing-room comedy.

Bought by KKRN, WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN, KWMR and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 17
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We talk with the great cartoonist Jules Feiffer about the third graphic novel in his noir trilogy about the Hollywood blacklist of the 1940s and 50...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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Guggenheim Fellow Charles Harper Webb reads from his collection of essays, A MILLION MFAS ARE NOT ENOUGH and shares poetry from his earlier books, ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Abdi Nor Iftin on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode explores “Great Escapes” with writer Tessa Fontaine, comedian and actor Moses Storm, memoirist and visa lottery winner Abdi Nor Iftin,...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Jim Dale
From the beloved narrator of the Harry Potter audiobooks and the playwright of Venus in Fur comes a wickedly clever whodunit.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:33
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Droll offerings of poetic verse; dedicated to the memory of a good friend of the program.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:01
Caption: Margaret Atwood with Doug Stanton
A conversation with bestselling author Margaret Atwood.

Bought by Michigan Radio, KWMR, WKAR, and WDET Detroit Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Uyayoan Noel
Urayoán Noel considers the pleasures of coffee and how those pleasures may differ between the English and Spanish languages.

Bought by KVNO, KTNA, KENW, PRX Remix, KHSU and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Georgia State Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham, whose work will appear in THE BEST AMERICAN POETRTY 2017, is also a gifted fiction writer. In this sho...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jul 26, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Antonya Nelson is the author of eleven books of fiction. She talks about her most recent books: the novel BOUND which covers growing up in Wichita,...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Acclaimed Minnesota author Sarah Stonich has written a laugh-out-loud yet touching memoir about building her own cabin in the woods: "Shelter: Off ...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 19:36
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On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes a look back at the troubled, tragic, and wildly entertaining life of Carrie Fisher with the audio edi...

Bought by KKRN, GCR (Global Community Radio), and WLPR


  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 3
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April is National Poetry Month, and this year, it's also the 40th anniversary of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR We'll celebrate what T.S. Eliot called THE...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KUER, WNJR, WMUU-LP, KQED and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Jonathan Evison about his novel.

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Mar 11, 2017
  • Length: 30:32
  • Purchases: 1
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For more inspiration to carry us into the new year, we go "Back to the Writing Well," this time to hear from writers Elizabeth Gaffney, author of t...

Bought by KRZA, WNJR, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin looks for laughs in Jennifer Worick's blog-turned-audiobook, Things I Want to Punch in the Face.

Bought by KKRN, GCR (Global Community Radio), and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Lester Blackiston
Pirates and their deeds become legend. Blackbeard, Lester’s personal favorite, did this thing with canon fuses, or so the legend goes. Just as h...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 26:15
Caption: Arthur Phillips
Four hundred years after the death of William Shakespeare and during the Folger Library's year long nationwide tour of The Bard's first folio in 20...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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What do New York Times best-selling author, screen, TV and comic book writer, Gregg Hurwitz, and fitness icon Denise Austin have in common? As you'...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:15:53
Caption: Tony Kushner
Pulitzer Prize winners Tony Kushner, Jane Smiley, Richard Russo, as well as Sherman Alexie, Naomi Shihab Nye, and the late August Wilson share some...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
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Over a spicey breakfast, author David Baldacci sits down with host of The Dinner Party, Elysabeth Alfano, to talk about his prolific writing rhythm...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2015
  • Length: 45:06
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We hope you've never been in a store like this one! Chuckle with author Amanda Filipacchi, who writes with deceptive ease and here reads from her w...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
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Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of seventeen other novels: Tiger Shrimp Tango, The ...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2015
  • Length: 11:04