Real Fiction Radio

Real Fiction Radio

Real Fiction Radio: Host Lori Messing McGarry. Novelists, poets & journalists discuss new book releases.

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July 21, 2021 28 min
Finnish author Cristina Sandu discusses her U.S. debut book "THE UNION OF SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMERS" on Real Fiction Radio with Lori Messing McGarry.
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Elias Rodriques discusses his debut novel- ALL THE WATER I'VE SEEN IS RUNNING. (W.W. NORTON)
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Media Critic and Journalism Professor Dan Kennedy weighs in on reportage "Wuhan Lab Leak Theory" and the state of journalism in the United States.
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Bestselling novelist Chanel Cleeton discusses her novel- THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN CUBA - historical account of US Newspaper's influence in the the battle for Cuba's independence from Spain.
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Dr. Shareen Joshi, (Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University) discusses the COVID Crisis in India.
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America's original criminal couple Richard and Margaret Whittemore, known as Tiger Girl and Candy Kid, fueled 1920’s tabloid industry that became known as Jazz Journalism. Bestselling author Glenn Stout’s new book TIGER GIRL AND THE CANDY KID brings to life America’s original gangster couple whose wild crime sprees during Roaring Twenties and Prohibition might otherwise have been lost to history. www.realfictionradio.com h...
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April 21, 2021 28 min
A "most anticipated novel of 2021" by Kirstin Valdez Quade "With stunning insight into the human psyche, THE FIVE WOUNDS shows us how supporting others in need is the path to steadying our own fractured lives." (Lori Messing McGarry Host: Real Fiction Radio)
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February 24, 2021 51 min
Former Baghdad Bureau Chief for the New York Times, Margaret Coker has written- THE SPYMASTER OF BAGHDAD. This book is a true account of an elite top-secret team of unlikely spies who triumphed over ISIS. Margaret Coker is an investigative journalist who for the last nineteen years has covered stories from thirty-two countries. Since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, Coker has largely focused on the Middle East. She is now Editor-in-Ch...
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Te-Ping Chen discusses her debut story collection LAND OF BIG NUMBERS. Drawing inspiration from news headlines, Chen's stories reveal intimate stories behind the scenes.
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Biden's First 100 Days- Distinguished Professor of History at American University Allan J. Lichtman forecasts the critical early days of President Biden's early days through the lens of history. Lichtman has authored twelve books including THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT in 2017 which was a national independent bookstore bestseller. Lichtman's prediction system, the Keys to the White House, has correctly predicted the outcome...
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Australian Journalist Sarah Wilson discusses her new book- THIS ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE. Sarah Wilson is the author of the New York Times bestsellers First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety, which redefined the mental health genre, and I Quit Sugar, along with eleven cookbooks that have been published in fifty-two countries. Previously, she was editor of Cosmopolitan Australia, host of MasterChef Austra...
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January 6, 2021 29 min
Debut novelist Mateo Askaripour challenges assumptions about race and opportunity and what it means to see people and value their potential when they don’t follow a typical path up the ladder. Black Buck is a highly anticipated novel released this week. www.realfictionradio.com
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December 23, 2020 29 min
Real Fiction 2020 Highlights: Andrew Gifford Alexandra Fuller Andreas Elpidorou Brian Platzer Pico Iyer
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December 16, 2020 28 min
Real Fiction RE-AIR. President-elect Biden's Cabinet nomination of Tom Vilsack prompts a question: Why do former Iowa Governors become Secretary of Agriculture (& Ambassador to China)? Mara Hvistendahl's book -"The Scientist and the Spy"explains the connection between food supply and national security.
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December 2, 2020 53 min
Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker Guillaume Pitron discusses his international bestselling book -Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and Digital Technologies
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Poet Laureate Emerita of Arlington, VA -Katherine Young discusses a new anthology of poems from eighty-seven poets. This collection speaks poetry's role in community, social justice, protest and nature. Katherine Young discusses her love of Russian poetry and its influence in her life's work.
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October 28, 2020 28 min
First in a Three-Part series on Affordable Housing and Homelessness. Fernando Santos discusses her recent article in NYT Magazine - "Without a Net" - addressing the complicated issue of elderly homeless. Santos is a Southwest Borderlands Initiative professor of practice at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, which she joined in 2017 after a long career in newspapers, including 12 years at The ...
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October 14, 2020 26 min
SALT THE SNOW centers on one of the first female war correspondents: A woman named Milly Bennett from San Francisco who traveled the world, covering some of 20th Century’s most dramatic events. This sweeping novel portrays the early days of Soviet Communism in the 1930s through the eyes of a young American journalist. This remarkable character might have been lost to history, were it not for Carrie Callaghan probing Bennett’s corre...
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September 30, 2020 28 min
Professor Andreas Elpidorou discusses his book: PROPELLED: How Boredom, Frustration and Anticipation Lead Us to the Good Life. Elpidorou challenges us to cultivate our emotional literacy to improve the quality of life. In PROPELLED, readers are invited to consider the upsides to Boredom, Frustration and Anticipation.
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September 9, 2020 28 min
Mara Hvistendhal discusses her book: THE SCIENTIST AND THE SPY: A TRUE STORY OF CHINA, THE FBI, AND INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE (Riverhead Books) Mara Hvistendahl was a journalist working in Shanghai when a news story caught her attention. A Chinese scientist was arrested for stealing seeds in an Iowa cornfield. Hvistendahl spent years retracing the steps and analyzing this case of industrial espionage, revealing the intricacies of agric...
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