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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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August 12, 2020 28 min
Acclaimed Brazilian author Daniela Galera's new novel TWENTY AFTER MIDNIGHT was just published in the United States by Penguin Press.
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July 29, 2020 27 min
NYT bestselling novelist Caroline Leavitt discusses her new novel WITH OR WITHOUT YOU.
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July 9, 2020 27 min
Sameer Pandya discusses his debut novel MEMBERS ONLY>
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July 1, 2020 26 min
Anne Oman discusses her new book MANGO RAINS. At the age of 79, Oman has published her first novella with Galaxy Galloper Press. Drawing upon her life experience as a Foreign Service Officer in 1960's Cambodia prior to the Vietnam War.
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June 17, 2020 26 min
Alex George discusses his new novel "The Paris Hours"
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May 20, 2020 27 min
Brian Platzer discusses his new novel - THE BODY POLITIC
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May 6, 2020 28 min
Journalist and Travel Writer - Pico Iyer discusses his new book Autumn Light.
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