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Conversations: Khyati Joshi, "White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi talks with host Dan Skinner about “White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America.” Joshi is a scholar and thought leader on the intersecting issues of race, religion and immigration in the United States. Her writings, speeches, and course work focus on promoting cultural and religious pluralism. 


Conversations: Lynne Cheney, "The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation"

On this edition of Conversations, Lynne Cheney joins host Dan Skinner to talk about “The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation.” Cheney is the author or coauthor of 12 books, including six bestsellers about American history for children. Her bestselling biography “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” was published in 2014.


Conversations: Victoria Phillips, "Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy"

On this edition of Conversations, Victoria Phillips talks with host Dan Skinner about "Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy." Phillips specializes in Cold War Culture and diplomacy. Dr. Philips is a lecturer in History at the European Institute and Department of History at Columbia University in New York. 


Conversations: Cynthia and Sanford Levinson, "Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel"

Sanford Levinson is a professor both at the University of Texas Law School and the University of Texas at Austin Department of Government. He is the author of many books on the U.S. Constitution and other subjects. Cynthia Levinson is an author of award-winning non-fiction books about social justice for young readers. On this edition of Conversations, they join us to talk about “Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel.


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: 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: 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: Cody Cassidy, "Who Ate the First Oyster? - The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History"

On this edition of Conversations, Cody Cassidy talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest book, “Who Ate the First Oyster? – The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History.” Cassidy is the co-author of the popular science book “And Then You're Dead,” which has been translated into more than ten languages. 


Conversations: Gordon Javna, "Uncle John's Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness' and "Strange History"

On this edition of Conversations, Gordon Javna talks with host Dan Skinner about two books, “Uncle John’s Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness” and “Strange History.” Javna is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series.

Conversations: J. Chester Johnson, "Damaged Heritage: The 1919 Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation"

On this edition of Conversations, J. Chester Johnson talks with host Dan Skinner about “Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation.” Johnson is a poet, essayist and translator. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department under President Jimmy Carter. He has written extensively on race and civil rights. 


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