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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: Sandra Brown, "Thick as Thieves"

On this edition of Conversations, Sandra Brown talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, "Thick as Thieves." Brown is the author of 71 New York Times bestsellers. She has served as president of Mystery Writers of America, and in 2008 she was named Thriller Master, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. 


Conversations: Tracy Tutor, "Fear Is Just a Four-Letter Word: How to Develop the Unstoppable Confidence to Own Any Room”

On this edition of Conversations, Tracy Tutor talks with host Dan Skinner about “Fear Is Just a Four-Letter Word: How to Develop the Unstoppable Confidence to Own Any Room.” Tutor is an author and a top real estate agent at Douglas Elliman Beverly Hills. She is the first and only female cast member on Bravo's “Million Dollar Listing LA.”


Conversations: Lyn Lesch, "Intelligence in the Digital Age: How the Search for Something Larger May be Imperiled"

On this edition of Conversations, Lyn Lesch talks with host Dan Skinner about “Intelligence in the Digital Age: How the Search for Something Larger May be Imperiled.” Lesch founded and directed his own democratically run school for children ages six to fourteen for twelve years, one that received widespread attention in the Chicago area as a unique approach to education. He has written four books on education reform. 


Conversations: Riley Sager, "Home Before Dark"

On this edition of Conversations, Riley Sager talks with host Dan Skinner about his fourth and latest novel, “Home Before Dark." Riley's first novel, "Final Girls," was an international bestseller. Sager’s following novels “The Last Time I Lied” and “Lock Every Door” were New York Times bestsellers. He discusses the horror genre and plans for a movie based on "Home Before Dark."


Conversations: Meredith Fineman, "Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion"

On this edition of Conversations, Meredith Fineman talks with host Dan Skinner about “Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion.” Fineman is the founder and CEO of FinePoint, a leadership and professional development company. She speaks and trains on the power of self-promotion to companies, brands, universities, and groups.

Conversations: Steven Johnson, "The Enemy of All Mankind: The True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhunt"

On this edition of Conversations, Steven Johnson talks with host Dan Skinner about “Enemy of All Mankind: The True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt.” Johnson is the bestselling author of twelve books, including “Where Good Ideas Come From,” “Farsighted,” and “The Ghost Map.”

Conversations: Karin Slaughter, "The Silent Wife"

On this edition of Conversations, Karin Slaughter talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, "The Silent Wife." Slaughter has been a bestselling author for more than 20 years. Her novels include the “Grant County” and “Will Trent” series of books, as well the New York Times bestselling novels “Pretty Girls,” “The Good Daughter,” “Pieces of Her,” and “The Last Widow.”


Conversations: Casper Ter Kuile, "The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Souful Practices"

On this edition of Conversations, Casper Ter Kuile talks with host Dan Skinner, about “The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices.” Ter Kuile is a researcher at Harvard Divinity School and the co-founder of 

Conversations: Dr. Benjamin Hardy, "Personality Isn't Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Benjamin Hardy talks with host Dan Skinner about “Personality isn’t Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Re-Write Your Story.” Dr. Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of “Willpower Doesn’t Work.” His blog is read monthly by millions, and he is a regular contributor to Inc. and Psychology Today. 


Conversations: Jennifer Ackerman, "The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think"

On this edition of Conversations, Jennifer Ackerman talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think.” Ackerman has been writing about science and nature for three decades. She is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestseller “The Genius of Birds.” 


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