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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: Dereck and Beverly Joubert, "The Ultimate Book of African Animals: Your Guide to Animals That Roar, Race, and Totally Rule"

On this edition of Conversations, Beverly and Dereck Joubert talk with host Dan Skinner about “The Ultimate Book of African Animals: Your Guide to Animals That Roar, Race, and Totally Rule.” The Jouberts are award-winning filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, and Explorers-in-Residence for National Geographic.


Conversations: Dr. Samantha Montano, "Disasterology: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Samantha Montano talks with host Dan Skinner about “Disaterology: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis.” Montano is currently an assistant professor of emergency management at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.


Conversations: Lauren Tarshis, "I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001"

On this edition of Conversations, Lauren Tarshis talks with host Dan Skinner about the graphic novel adaptation of her bestselling “I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001.” This new edition of the book was released to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Tarshis is the New York Times bestselling author of the “I Survived” series which tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength during times of disaster and turmoil.


Conversations: Laurie Vanderpol, Theatre Lawrence presents "The Ballad of Black Jack"

On this edition of Conversations, Laurie Vanderpol talks with host Dan Skinner about the Theatre Lawrence production of “The Ballad of Black Jack.” Vanderpol is directing the production which opens on September 10 and continues through September 26 in both live and streamed performances.


Conversations: Richard Thaler, "Nudge - The Final Edition"

On this edition of Conversations, Richard Thaler talks with host Dan Skinner about "Nudge - The Final Edition," which he co-authored with Cass Sunstein. Thaler was awarded a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; is a professor of Behavioral Science and Economics; and the author of “Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics.”


Conversations: Jeffrey Kluger, "Holdout"

On this edition of Conversations, Jeffrey Kluger talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest novel, “Holdout.” Kluger is a respected space journalist who has written more than 40 cover stories for “Time” magazine. His previous books include the best-selling “Apollo 13,” which became a movie, “Apollo 8,” and two novels for young adults.


Conversations: Marina Psaros, "The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis"

On this edition of Conversations, Marina Psaros joins host Dan Skinner to talk about “The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis.” Psaros is a sustainability expert who has led climate action programs across public, private, and nonprofit organizations for over a decade.


Conversations: David Shapiro, "Who Do You Want to be When You Grow Old?"

On this edition of Conversations, David Shapiro talks with host Dan Skinner about “Who Do You Want to be When You Grow Old? – The Path of Purposeful Aging” which he co-authored with Richard Leider. Shapiro is a philosopher, educator and writer who explores matters of meaning, purpose and equality.

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