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Why do books so often turn to music? Richard Powers, author of a new, music-filled novel Orfeo, speaks to the strength of songs and symphonies, inc...

Bought by WABE and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 12:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Flannery O'Connor in 1962, Credit: Joe McTyre/Atlanta Constitution
Tom Perrotta, the author of "Little Children", "Election" and the upcoming novel "The Leftovers", speaks with ThoughtCast about a writer who fascin...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2011
  • Length: 30:00
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Dmae Roberts features an in-depth and lively interview with Northwest Writer Ivan Doig.

  • Added: Dec 02, 2010
  • Length: 28:02
Caption: Bible Babel Cover, Credit: Harper Collins
A conversation about the Bible's universality and relevance in pop culture, with the author who aims to give "people what they don't get in church ...

Bought by WFIU


  • Added: Jun 09, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jane Lindholm and John Irving, Credit: Sarah Ashworth
Vermont Public Radio's Jane Lindholm sits down for a wide-ranging interview with novelist John Irving at his home in Vermont. Short and long versio...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 16, 2010
  • Length: 46:43
  • Purchases: 1
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On a trip to see his brother, Walt Whitman was so struck by the violence of the Civil War that he stayed to help heal wounded soldiers. He hoped hi...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WRGY, KMUN, KUAC, WRGY and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Clifton on the cover of 'Wild Blessings'
Poet Lucille Clifton is widely acclaimed for her powerful explorations of race, womanhood, and spirituality.

Bought by WRNC-LP, KVSC, and CKMO


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Orville, Katharine and Wilbur Wright, Credit: Library of Congress
Why you've never heard of the Wright Brothers' sister, Katharine.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
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Exploring why both the book and the film, "To Kill a Mockingbird," are still considered iconic and beloved, including an interview with Mary Badham...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and KGOU


  • Added: Apr 17, 2008
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 3
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a talk about spiritual teachers with author John Kain

  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 29:00
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The story of one man who saved Jefferson's estate from ruin and one "being" that captured authors' fancies.

Bought by WDCB


  • Added: Dec 15, 2005
  • Length: 29:55
  • Purchases: 1