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Here's how a writer created the music magazine he wanted to read.

Bought by KMRE-LP, KPIP-LP, WNJR, KPVL, and WABE


  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Author Rebecca Makkai, Credit: Philippe Matsas
From beautifully-crafted short fiction to page-turning gothic novels, Rebecca Makkai puts art at the heart of her work.

Bought by KMRE-LP, WNJR, WABE, KPIP-LP, and KPVL


  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Edwidge Danticat, Credit: Jonathan Demme
In this conversation, Edwidge explores the writing of her powerful memoir, Brother, I’m Dying.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Jun 09, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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In his recent book, Speaking Wiri Wiri, poet Dan Vera brings light and often laughter to the immigrant experience.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: May 05, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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We're revisiting our 2012 interview with cartoonist, filmmaker, and copyright activist Nina Paley, creator of the feature-length animated film, Sit...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Four-time National Poetry Slam champion Taylor Mali connects stage and page.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dinaw Mengestu, Credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
In All Our Names Dinaw Mengestu explores unlikely love in the midst of conflict.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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January 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. A new book offers Tolstoyan wisdom for troubled times...

Bought by KPVL, CHSR-FM 97.9, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WFHB, KKRN and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 7
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January 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. A new book offers Tolstoyan wisdom for troubled times...

Bought by WCPN, Radio Phoenix, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Charles W. Morgan at Sea
In his slim, lucid and compulsively readable book Why Read Moby-Dick, Nathaniel Philbrick makes an enthusiastic case for taking a look at Melville...

Bought by Prairie Public, KPIP-LP, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, and WNJR


  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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The World War Z author Max Brooks isn't kidding when it comes to zombies.

Bought by WABE, KPIP-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Reza Aslan on Zealot and academia; Maxwell Grant on Lev Grossman's Magicians series.

  • Added: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 44:08
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Fletcher Harper on GreenFaith; Katy Scrogin on The Man Within My Head.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Oct 07, 2014
  • Length: 33:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Chris Stedman on faith and atheism; Katy Scrogin on Roland Barthes' Mourning Diary.

  • Added: Oct 07, 2014
  • Length: 39:14
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Beth Katz on Project Interfaith; Katy Scrogin on Sherman Alexie's Blasphemy.

  • Added: Oct 07, 2014
  • Length: 36:25
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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on misconceptions about Islam; Katy Scrogin on The Man Who Quit Money.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 38:24
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Lillian Daniel on the problems of being spiritual but not religious; Katy Scrogin on The Still Point of the Turning World.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 32:00
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Lillian Daniel on spirituality vs. religiosity; Katy Scrogin on A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 31:18
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S. Brent Plate on experience, materiality, and physical objects. Excerpt from TV documentary, Divided Families: Responding with Faith.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 39:21
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Reza Aslan on Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth; Katy Scrogin on Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 46:35
Caption: DC Youth Slam Team
The DC Youth Slam Team is an award-winning internationally acclaimed poetry group. Listen to their poems and find out how it all comes together wit...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KGNU, and WNJR


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Elizabeth McCracken, Credit: Edward Carey
Elizabeth McCracken gives us her take on the differences in writing novels, short stories, and tweets.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Julie Otsuka, Credit: Robert Bessoir
Julie Otsuka’s first novel When the Emperor Was Divine explores her family’s history in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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In Japan, insects (or "mushi") are pets, medicine, and even vehicles for spirits. Plus: A robot that kills ticks. And: A poem about the insect know...

Bought by WDBM, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WMNF, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Dinaw Mengestu, Credit: Michael Lionstar
The author discusses the latest Big Read pick, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, his novel about an Ethiopian exile in a gentrifying Washingt...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2