Real Fiction Radio

Real Fiction Radio

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

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October 6, 2021 26 min
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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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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