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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: Trudi Trueit, "Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes"

On this edition of Conversations, Trudi Trueit talks with host Dan Skinner about "The Star Dunes," another installment in The Explorer Academy series from National Geographic Kids. Trueit has authored more than 100 books — both fiction and nonfiction — for young readers, including “The Sister Solution,” “Stealing Popular” and the “Secrets of a Lab Rat” series. 


Conversations: Andy Greene, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s

On this edition of Conversations, Andy Greene talks with host Dan Skinner about about “The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s.” Greene is a senior writer for Rolling Stone, where he's worked for the past 15 years.


Conversations: Amy Evans, "A Good Meal Is Hard to Find: Storied Recipes from the Deep South"

On this edition of Conversations, Amy Evans talks with host Dan Skinner about “A Good Meal Is Hard to Find: Storied Recipes from the Deep South.” She co-authored the book with Martha Hall Foose. Evans is an artist and a storyteller. She spent more than a decade documenting Southern food culture through oral history fieldwork.


Conversations: Chip Walter, "Immortality, Inc. - Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever"

On this edition of Conversations, Chip Walter talks with host Dan Skinner about "Immortality, Inc: Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever." Walter is a science author, filmmaker and former CNN bureau chief whose books include "Last Ape Standing and Thumbs, Toes, and Tears."


Conversations: James Shapiro, "Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Our Future"

On this edition of Conversations, James Shapiro talks with host Dan Skinner about about his latest book, Shakespeare in a Divided America: What his Plays Tell Us about Our Past and Our Future. Shapiro is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1985. He has written several award-winning books on Shakespeare. 


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