Real Fiction Radio

Real Fiction Radio

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

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September 21, 2022 26 min
Drawing from Peace Corps experiences in Kazakhstan, Fearnside looks at water resources from a local and global perspective. Urgent and poetic. "In Ships in the Desert, Jeff Fearnside has written world-class essays. They bring to mind Octavio Paz and Ruszard Kapuściński" - Lori Messing McGarry (Real Fiction Radio) ​
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Acclaimed novelist Louisa Treger discusses her latest novel MADWOMAN, an account of trailblazing American journalist Nellie Bly.
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July 13, 2022 26 min
Journalist Juan Gonzalez discusses his landmark book HARVEST OF EMPIRE: A HISTORY OF LATINOS IN AMERICA in a newly released 3rd edition. Widely read in classrooms, this book is also the subject of a documentary film. HARVEST OF EMPIRE's new edition includes 120 new pages taking into account 2020 census data.
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March 31, 2022 26 min
Bestseller author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran" discusses her new book "Read Dangerously-The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times".
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The war in UKRAINE has galvanized support across the world for writers and poets from Ukraine and Russia who risk their lives to speak out about Vladimir Putin's invasion. Poet Katherine E. Young returns to Real Fiction to discuss her work as a translator of poetry from the Russian language. In this episode, we focus on the poetry of Ukrainian poet Iya Kiva, whose poems are finding a wider audience in translation.
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February 16, 2022 26 min
Bestselling author A.J. Baime discusses his latest book WHITE LIES: The Double Life of Walter F. White and America's Darkest Secret.
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February 2, 2022 26 min
Founder of We Need Diverse books author, Stacey Lee discusses her bestselling novel THE DOWNSTAIRS GIRL
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January 26, 2022 26 min
An unrivaled portrait of rural and urban mindsets by one of the world's finest novelists. With a journalistic lens, this novel succeeds on every level.
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Notre Dame University Philosophy professors Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko discuss THE GOOD LIFE METHOD - a book based on their wildly popular class "God and the Good Life". Ancient wisdom for the modern world. An action based framework for living a meaningful life.
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Spotlight: ETHIOPIA This Real Fiction episode focuses on the under-reported story of the Ethiopian-American mobilization in the nationally watched Virginia Governor's Race in November 2021. Traditionally, Democratic voters, Ethiopian-American voters turned out in large numbers for Governor-elect (Republican) Glenn Youngkin. Mesfin Tegenu, Chair of the American Ethiopian Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), explains how the protes...
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November 10, 2021 25 min
Wendy Fox discusses her new story collection- WHAT IF WE WERE SOMEWHERE ELSE (Santa Fe Writer's Project)
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October 28, 2021 36 min
Journalist Noy Thrupkaew discusses her Washington Post cover article - "Sri Yatun's Escape", shining a light on the A-3 Visas issued by the U.S. State Department for employees of diplomatic families. In conversation with Lori Messing McGarry
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Real Fiction Host Lori Messing McGarry in conversation with Scholar and Journalist Michael Kwet (Information Society Project - Yale University Law School) discusses his recent article in The Intercept - "ShadowDragon - Inside the Social Media Surveillance Software That Can Watch Your Every Move". More Information: https://www.realfictionradio.com/post/michael-kwet
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Dr. Justin Mallett of Northwest Missouri State University discusses Diversity and Inclusion and his visionary Bearcat Bookclub
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Dr. Paul Miller- Professor of Foreign Policy at Georgetown University offers observations on the U.S. exit from Kabul, Afghanistan.
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August 18, 2021 28 min
Rwandan born Namibian writer Rémy Ngamije discusses his debut novel THE ETERNAL AUDIENCE OF ONE set in Windhoek, Namibia. Shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing. More information about this author: www.realfictionradio.com
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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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June 30, 2021 26 min
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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