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British writer Rupert Thomson discusses his eleventh novel, NEVER ANYONE BUT YOU, shortlisted for the 2018 American Library in Paris Book Award, t...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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“Drowning Dogs,” a short story by Joan Joffe Hall, recorded at her home in 2006. Song: “Kill That Fly,” by Psychedeladelphia (from The Blister Pa...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 08:13
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Ranging from whimsical to introspective: poetry touched my music.

  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:01:30
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We remember E.L. Doctorow who passed away on July 21, 2015, at the age of 84. The author of twelve novels, three volumes of short fiction, and a st...

Bought by WNJR and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jane Kaczmarek
Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle") stars in the touching and humorous first piece, Napoleon in Exile, directed by Marsha Mason (four time Aca...

Bought by KUNM, New Hampshire Public Radio, WCPN, WCAI / WNAN, Georgia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Jane Smiley discusses her 2014 book, SOME LUCK, the first in a trilogy that follows an Iowa farm family for more than a century. Smiley talks about...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and WNJR


  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 30:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Tonya Pinkins
In Forward Observer, Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins plays a harried Veterans Administration Hospital clerk. An elderly World War II veteran is giv...

Bought by Oregon Public Broadcasting and KUNM


  • Added: Mar 17, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We give thanks for transformative writers in this episode entitled UNDERSTANDING OTHERS, a show that features excerpts from six programs that highl...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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We’re reading and gabbing about a story called “The Teacher of Literature,” published in 1894; Chekhov was 34 years old. It’s a story about a young...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:21:57
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Richard Powers is indulging us in a runaway riff on music, in a little room in the Boston Athenaeum, on the top of Beacon Hill, overlooking the Old...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 47:52
  • Purchases: 1
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We’re reading a famous story called “The Student.” It’s a late winter, early spring night in the 1890s, Easter weekend. A student is coming home f...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 20:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Chekhov wrote “Gusev” on shipboard, returning from his stark study mission to the prison island of Sakhalin in 1890. He was 30 years old, ten years...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 52:19
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The story this time is called “Dreams.” It’s a dense 7-page fantasy of the good life in the far wilds of Eastern Siberia. It’s a dream of freedom t...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 41:36
  • Purchases: 1
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We finish National Novel Writing Month with the Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Richard Ford, who sees fiction as a vehicle to provide renewal and ...

Bought by WJCU


  • Added: Nov 27, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas Fox Averill
Thomas Fox Averill's novel RODE was named the 2012 Outstanding Western Novel by the National Cowboy Museum, Based on the American song "Tennessee ...

Bought by WJCU


  • Added: Sep 11, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Warren Krane
Commander Warren Krane and the crew of the Peregrine arrive at Hermitage Station in a remote region of space to attend an Officer's Ball where the ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2013
  • Length: 21:58
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This poignant, sound rich short story is set near Lake Tahoe and was first published in the literary magazine Prime Number. Written and produced b...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2013
  • Length: 06:40
Caption: Michael Silverblatt, Credit: Marc Goldstein
When David Foster Wallace died, he left behind drafts of a novel called The Pale King.

  • Added: Apr 13, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Michell Latiolis reveals how the death of her husband impacted the stories in her new collection Widow.

  • Added: Apr 07, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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During this program, Janet Fox talks about and reads from FAITHFUL, her debut novel for teens and young adult readers. She also talks about the con...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 27, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Actor who plays Special Agent Phillip Broyes in the Fringe. He has also appeared in Lost and The Wire.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2009
  • Length: 30:36
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Actor from Terminator: Sara Conner Chronicles discusses the series and his film work in No Country For Old Men and The Assassination Of Jesse James...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2009
  • Length: 42:20
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Welcome to that place that stands between us and sleep.

Bought by KUT and KUNM


  • Added: Mar 03, 2008
  • Length: 08:26
  • Purchases: 2
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Susan Sontag and her last novel, "In America." Norman Mailer and his book, "Time of Our Time.

  • Added: Jan 10, 2008
  • Length: 54:30
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Chance encounters of love with singer Nora York, renown chef Vertamae Grosvenor and a reading of Raymond Carver's "What We Talk About When We Talk ...

Bought by WCPN, KERA, WCQS, and KUT


  • Added: Apr 03, 2007
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 4