Real Fiction Radio

Real Fiction Radio

Real Fiction Podcast is part of Real Fiction Forum: Host Lori Messing McGarry interviews authors and journalists. Real Fiction Forum: Critical Thinking. Respectful Dialogue.


November 17, 2023 32 mins
In his new book The Dark Cloud, investigative Journalist Guillaume Pitron discusses the myth of dematerialization in the digital world.
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In her memoir "Taking Sides", former Al Jazerra journalist Sherine Tadros discusses her shift from broadcast journalism to human rights advocacy. For Transcript:
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June 19, 2023 32 mins
James Comey by Lori Messing McGarry
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April 29, 2023 29 mins
Founder of Craft Magazine and Editor, "Voices of Freedom" discusses efforts to promote Ukrainian writers amidst ongoing war.
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April 25, 2023 29 mins
Dr. Justin Mallett discusses his approach to Diversity Equity and Inclusion at Northwest Missouri State University.
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April 15, 2023 28 mins
Bestselling author David Baldacci discusses his new thriller SIMPLY LIES
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April 8, 2023 29 mins
Valerie Fridland discusses her new book: "Like, Literally, Dude: Arguing for the Good in Bad English".
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April 1, 2023 29 mins
Wall Street Journal contributor Peter Funt discusses the state of comedy and satire in the U.S. and the future of AM Radio.
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March 29, 2023 29 mins
Real Fiction re-airs a conversation with Azar Nafisi during Women's History Month. Her most recent book READING DANGEROUSLY: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times. (With expanded content for the KXCV and podcast audience)
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March 18, 2023 29 mins
First Lady of Iceland discusses her book "Secrets of the Sprakkar-Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World"
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March 11, 2023 29 mins
Author and Journalist Rebecca Boggs Roberts discusses her new book UNTOLD POWER-The Fascinating Rise and Complex Legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson.
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February 25, 2023 29 mins
A climate journalist learns she will inherit potentially valuable mineral rights in North Dakota's Bakken oil fields. Journalist Erika Bolstad discusses her new book WINDFALL.
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February 18, 2023 29 mins
Professor Emerita of Linguistics (American University) Dr. Naomi S. Baron discusses the implications for ChatGPT in educational settings. Dr. Baron encourages us to think about what it means to create a writing assignment as AI Technology becomes more widely available.
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February 11, 2023 28 mins
Author Pico Iyer discusses his book "The Half-Known Life"
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February 4, 2023 28 mins
French journalists Laurent Richard and Sandrine Rigaud discuss their new book PEGASUS, a detailed account of the global investigation -"The Pegasus Project" which exposed how democratic governments have used Israel-based NSO software to spy on journalists and private citizens.
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September 21, 2022 26 mins
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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August 17, 2022 24 mins
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 mins
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 mins
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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