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Conversations: Nimsdai Purja, "Beyond Possible: One Man, 14 Peaks, and the Mountaineering Achievement of a Lifetime"

Nims Purja wants to inspire you to follow your dreams. On this edition of Conversations, Nims Purja talks with host Dan Skinner about “Beyond Possible: One Man, 14 Peaks, and the Mountaineering Achievement of a Lifetime.” Purja is a Nepalese mountaineer and holder of multiple mountaineering world records. The book is available in both adult and young reader editions.


Conversations: Michael H. Cottman, "Segregated Skies: David Harris's Trailblazing Journey to Rise Above Racial Barriers"

On this edition of Conversations, Michael H. Cottman talks with host Dan Skinner about “Segregated Skies: David Harris’s Trailblazing Journey to Rise Above Racial Barriers.” Cottman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. His past books include “Shackles from the Deep,” “The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie,” and “Million Man March.”


Conversations: Jeffrey Morse, "Finding Forward: You Have the Will Within"

On this edition of Conversations, Jeffrey Morse talks with host Dan Skinner about “Finding Forward – You Have the Will Within.” After a life-threatening health crisis, Jeffrey Morse was told he would never walk again, but he was determined to prove them wrong. He overcame the odds and recovered to start a new career as a flight instructor, author, and motivational speaker.


Conversations: Todd Doughty, "Little Pieces of Hope: Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World"

On this edition of Conversations, Todd Doughty talks with host Dan Skinner about his debut book, “Little Pieces of Hope: Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World.” Doughty is currently the Senior Vice President and deputy publisher of Doubleday. He has worked at Penguin Random House for more than two decades.


Conversations: Tim Shriver, "The Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening"

On this edition of Conversations, Tim Shriver talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening.” Among his many credits, Tim Shriver is the founder of UNITE, the long-time Chair of Special Olympics, a bestselling author, a film producer, a former teacher, and a founding force of the social and emotional learning movement. The book is an inspirational collection of essays. 


Conversations: Brad Meltzer, "Ordinary People Change the World" series

On this edition of Conversations, Brad Meltzer talks with host Dan Skinner about two new additions to his Ordinary People Change the World Series… “I am Ann Frank” and “I am Benjamin Franklin.” Meltzer is the author of “Heroes for My Son,” “Heroes for My Daughter,” a dozen suspense novels like “The Escape Artist” and non-fiction books like “The First Conspiracy.” 


Conversations: Paige Towler, "Girls Can!: Smash Stereotypes, Defy Expectations, and Make History"

On this edition of Conversations, Paige Towler talks with host Dan Skinner about “Girls Can! – Smash Stereotypes, Defy Expectations, and Make History.” Towler is a poet whose work has appeared in the anthologies “Hey, Baby” and the “National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry,” as well as the author of “Yoga Animals.” 


Conversations: Gavin Edwards, "Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever"

On this edition of Conversations, Gavin Edwards talks with host Dan Skinner about Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever. Edwards is a best-selling author of 11 books, including The Tao of Bill Murray, Last Night at the Viper Room and The World According to Tom Hanks.


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