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Conversations: Ryan North, "How to Take Over the World: Practical Schemes and Scientific Solutions for the Aspiring Supervillain"

Want to take over the World? On this edition of Conversations, Ryan North talks with host Dan Skinner about “How to Take Over the World: Practical Schemes and Scientific Solutions for the Aspiring Supervillain.” North is a New York Times-bestselling author whose books include “How to Invent Everything,” and an award winning author for Marvel Comics.


Conversations: Charlie Berens, "The Midwest Survival Guide: How We Talk, Love, Work, Drink, and Eat... Everything with Ranch"

How well do you know Midwest culture? On this edition of Conversations, Charlie Berens talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Midwest Survival Guide: How We Talk, Love, Work, Drink and Eat…Everything with Ranch.” Berens is an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, and creator of “The Manitowoc Minute” on YouTube.


Conversations: Gordon Javna, "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader: Hindsight is 20/20"

On this edition of Conversations, Gordon Javna talks with host Dan Skinner about “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader: Hindsight is 20/20.” Javna is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader” series. The books have become the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the publishing industry with more than 15 million copies in print.


Conversations: Elysaa Friedland, "Last Summer at the Golden Hotel"

On this edition of Conversations, Elyssa Friedland talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, “Last Summer at the Golden Hotel.” Friedland is the author of four novels, and her work has also been published in The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, POPSUGAR, and New York magazine, just to name a few. When she is not writing, she is teaching creative writing a Yale University.


Conversations: Emma Straub, "All Adults Here"

On this edition of Conversations, Emma Straub talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, “All Adults Here.” The novel has been described as both humorous and heartfelt. Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author whose previous novels include “Modern Lovers,” “The Vacationers,” “Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures,” and the short story collection “Other People We Married.” 


Conversations: Rachel Lynn Solomon, "The Ex Talk: Love is On the Air"

On this edition of Conversations, Rachel Lynne Solomon talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Ex Talk – Love Is On the Air.” The romantic comedy novel is set in a public radio station. Solomon formerly worked in public radio and is the author of several books for teens and adults. 


Conversations: Fredrik Backman, "Anxious People"

On this edition of Conversations, Fredrik Backman talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest novel, "Anxious People." Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including “A Man Called Ove,” “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” “Britt-Marie Was Here,” “Beartown” and “Us Against You."


Conversations: John Kenney, "Love Poems for Anxious People"

On this edition of Conversations, John Kenney talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest collection of poetry, “Love Poems for Anxious People.” Kenney is the New York Times bestselling author of the humorous poetry collections “Love Poems for Married People” and “Love Poems for People with Children.” His novels include “Talk to Me” and “Truth in Advertising,” which won the Thurber Priz

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