David McCloskey Shares His Favorite Spy NovelsListen now (44 min) | David McCloskey knows spy fiction. Having been a CIA analyst in a former life, he knows what makes a spy novel realistic and as a…
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Austin Kleon Spreads Some Book LoveListen now (58 min) | Austin Kleon is an enthusiast, a man of joy, who takes great pleasure in contemplating the creative process and who has built a…
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William Kent Krueger shares his most beloved booksListen now (39 min) | William Kent Krueger is the author of the Cork O’Connor series of mystery books about a detective who is part Irish, part Ojibwa…
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Historian Megan Kate Nelson Shares Her Favorite Books of History (and more)Listen now (50 min) | Megan Kate Nelson is an expert in the history of the American Civil War, the U.S. West, and popular culture. In fact, she’s such…
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Audio Book Narrator Edoardo Ballerini Listen now (37 min) | Edoardo Ballerini has been in your head—or at least there’s a good chance he has if you listen to audio books. Having narrated…
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Alissa Wilkinson Talks Great Food Writing (and more) Listen now (54 min) | You know that classic question, if you could have a dinner party with anyone dead or alive, who would it be? Well, Alissa…
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Chris Beha Shares the Books He LovesListen now (57 min) | “Christopher Beha is one of the most talented young writers at work today.” —Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins This episode’s…
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Michelle NijhuisListen now (54 min) | One of David’s favorite books last year was Michelle Nijhuis’ Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, a…
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Jess Walter's Reading LifeListen now (73 min) | Walter is the author of seven novels, one book of short stories and one nonfiction book. His work has been selected three times…
Josh Ritter On Books He Loves and the Differences Between Songwriting and Novel WritingListen now (36 min) | This week’s guest is Josh Ritter, novelist, musician, all around highly intelligent gentleman. In 2006, he was named one of the…
Alexandra AndrewsListen now (48 min) | Alexandra Andrews is the author of Who is Maude Dixon, a delightfully twisty new mystery that has been described as heir to…
Wiley CashListen now (41 min) | Wiley Cash is a NC-based writer whose new novel is called When Ghosts Come Home. It’s the story of a NC sheriff named Winston…