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Conversations: A. B. Jewell, "The Man Who Wouldn't Die"

On this edition of Conversations, A. B. Jewell talks about his humorous tech/noir debut novel, The Man Who Wouldn’t Die. A. B. Jewell is the pseudonym for a Pulitzer Prize-winning technology reporter. The author behind the author has written numerous books including fiction and non-fiction, but using a pseudonym allows him to enter a new genre without readers having preconceived notions of what they will find.


Conversations: Matt Geiger, "Astonishing Tales: Stories and Essays (Your Astonishment May Vary)"

Astonishing Tales

On this edition of Conversations, Matt Geiger joins us to talk about the collection of humorous yet emotionally powerful stories and essays you’ll find in his latest book, Astonishing Tales! (Your Astonishment May Vary).Geiger is an award winning essayist and journalist, who is frequently heard on public radio.


Conversations: Al Gini, "The Importance of Being Funny"

The Importance of Being Funny

Al Gini is a professor of business ethics and the author of numerous books on issues in contemporary American culture. For over 27-years he has been the “Resident Philosopher” on Chicago’s public radio station, WBEZ and he can also be heard on WGN in Chicago. On this edition of Conversations, he joins me to talk about his latest book, The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in our Lives.

Conversations: Carl Hiaasen, "Razor Girl"

Razor Girl

On this edition of Conversations, I’ll talk with Carl Hiaasen about his novel, Razor Girl, which is now out in paperback. NPR Books referred to Razor Girl as “Vintage Hiaasen, in the very best way: darkly funny, unapologetically crazy, and more Florida than a flamingo eating a Cuban sandwich while singing a Jimmy Buffet song.” Hiaason is the best-selling author of 13 previous novels and 5 best-selling children’s books. He’s also a columnist for The Miami Herald.

Conversations: Paula Poundstone, "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness"

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

Have you discovered the secret to happiness? If not, Paula Poundstone might be able to help with her audio book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness. On this edition of Conversations I talk with Paula Poundstone about searching for happiness, her love of audio books, her new podcast, and being a panelist on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Paula's new podcast Live from the Poundstone Institute, produced in association with NPR, will premier in July.

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