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Conversations

Join Dan Skinner as he explores his love of books through conversations with authors of fiction and non-fiction. 

Conversations: Summer Rayne Oakes, "How to Make a Plant Love You"

On this edition of Conversations, Summer Rayne Oakes talks about her book, How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart. Oakes is an environmental scientist, sustainability strategist, and entrepreneur whose work focuses on health, wellness and sustainability.


Conversations: Zack Weinersmith, "Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything"

On this edition of Conversations, Zach Weinersmith talks about Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything. Zack is the cartoonist behind the popular geek webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. He co-authored the book with Dr.

Conversations: John Marrs, "The Passengers"

Don't trust the idea of self-driving cars? This novel won't change your mind. On this edition of Conversations, John Marrs talks about his latest novel, The Passengers. What happens when autonomous cars are high-jacked and social media is charged with determining who lives and who dies? Marrs is the author of numerous novels including The One, which is being made into a 10-part Netflix series.


Conversations: "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and more at Theatre Lawrence

On this edition of Conversations, we learn about the Theatre Lawrence production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and other upcoming shows. Ric Averill is the director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Mary Doveton is the Executive Director of Theatre Lawrence.


Conversations: Hayim Herring, "Connecting Generations: Bridging the Boomer, Gen X and Millennial Divide"

On this Edition of Conversations, Hayim Herring talks about Connecting Generations: Bridging the Boomer, Gen X and Millennial Divide. Herring is an author, presenter, and nonprofit organizational futurist. He has published over 60 articles and studies dealing with the intersection of technology, spirituality, and community.


 

Conversations: T. Jefferson Parker, "The Last Good Guy"

On this edition of Conversations, T. Jefferson Parker’s talks about his latest novel, The Last Good Guy, the third to feature private investigator Roland Ford. His first novel, Laguna Heat, was published to rave reviews in 1985 and made into an HBO movie just two years later. His subsequent novels—all dealing with crime, life and death, set against a sunny Southern California backdrop—have also been bestsellers.


Conversations: Gretchen McCulloch, "Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language"

On this edition of Conversations, Gretchen McCulloch talks about Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language. McCullock writes the Resident Linguist column for Wired; runs the blog All Things Linguistic; and cohosts Lingthusiasm, a podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics. She has a master’s in linguistics from McGill University.


 

Conversations: Karen Rinaldi, "It's Great to Suck at Something: The Unexpected Joy of Wiping Out and What It Can Teach Us About Patience, Resilience, and the Stuff that Really Matters"

On this edition of Conversations, Karen Rinaldi talks about It’s Great to Suck at Something: The Unexpected Joy of Wiping Out and What It Can Teach Us About Patience, Resilience, and the Stuff that Really Matters. Rinaldi has worked in the publishing industry for over two decades. Karen’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Oprah.com, and Time, among other publications.


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.


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