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Conversations

Conversations is sometimes serious and sometimes humorous, but always informative. Host Dan Skinner shares interviews with writers about recent works of fiction and non-fiction, featuring internationally known best-selling authors as well as new voices in literature. Conversations also shares updates on the area art scene through discussions about upcoming performances and exhibits. 

Conversations: Brian Freeman, "The Bourne Evolution"

On this edition of Conversations, Brian Freeman talks with host Dan Skinner about "The Bourne Evolution." Freeman is a bestselling and award-winning author of more than 20 novels, including the “Jonathan Stride” and “Frost Easton” series. The Ludlum Estate chose Brian Freeman as the author to continue Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series beginning with this reboot of the character. 


Conversations: Judith Matloff, "How to Drag a Body and Other Safety Tips You Hope to Never Need"

On this edition of Conversations, Judith Matloff talks with host Dan Skinner about “How to Drag a Body and Other Safety Tips You Hope to Never Need: Survival Tricks for Hacking, Hurricanes, and Hazards Life Might Throw at You.” She pioneered safety training for women and media around the world, helping hundreds of journalists face an increasingly dangerous world.


Conversations: Andy Mulvihill, "Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park.”

On this edition of Conversations, Andy Mulvihill talks with host Dan Skinner about “Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park.” Mulvihill is the son of Action Park founder Gene Mulvihill. He describes it as more of a "Participation Park," than an "Amusement Park." He co-authored the book along with Jake Rossen. 


Conversations: Janet Jakobsen, "The Sex Obsession: Perversity and Possibility in American Politics"

On this edition of Conversations, Janet Jakobsen talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Sex Obsession: Perversity and Possibility in American Politics.” Jakobsen is a professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is also the author of “Working Alliances and the Politics of Difference: Diversity and Feminist Ethics.” 


Conversations: Brandy Colbert, "The Voting Booth"

On this edition of Conversations, Brandy Colbert talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Voting Booth.” Colbert is the award-winning author of “Little & Lion,” “Pointe,” “Finding Yvonne,” “The Revolution of Birdie Randolph” and most recently “The Only Black Girls in Town.” Her short fiction and essays have been published in several critically acclaimed anthologies for young people.


Conversations: Bruce Feiler, "Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age"

On this edition of Conversations, Bruce Feiler talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest book, “Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age.” Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including “The Secrets of Happy Families,” “The Council of Dads,” and “Walking the Bible.” His two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. 


Conversations: Mark Shulman, "Show Me History!"

On this edition of Conversations, Mark Shulman talks with host Dan Skinner about two of the latest editions to the "Show Me History!" series, “Walt Disney: The Magical Innovator” and “Susan B. Anthony: Champion of Voting Rights.” Shulman has written more than 150 books for kids of all ages. He has written for Scholastic, DK, National Geographic, and many more. 


Conversations: Tim Scott, Musical Theater Heritage presents "An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein"

On this edition of Conversations, Tim Scott talks with host Dan Skinner about the Musical Theater Heritage virtual performance of “An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein,” which runs through September 13. Scott is the Executive Artistic Director of Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center. 


 

Conversations: P.C. Cast, "Found"

On this edition of Conversations, P. C. Cast talks with host Dan Skinner about “Found” the fourth and final novel in the bestselling “House of Night Other World” series for Young Adult readers. The "Other World" series is an extension of the "House of Night" series. Working together with her daughter Kristin Cast they have produced more than 20 books. 


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