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Marginalia is an on-air commentary and podcast hosted by KMUW's Beth Golay. Each episode features author interviews, editorial commentary and other marginalia to enhance the reading experience.
||CleanMarginalia: Terry Virts||In the year 2000, Terry Virts transitioned from an Air Force fighter pilot to a Space Shuttle Commander. During his 217 days in space, he took more photographs than any other NASA Astronaut. The stunning photos have been compiled in a book published by||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: Juli Berwald||Although she grew up in landlocked St. Louis and now lives in landlocked Austin, Juli Berwald passion for marine science has always remained near the surface. After seeing disturbing headlines about unprecedented jellyfish blooms and the dangers of ocea||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: Jesmyn Ward||If Jesmyn Ward’s name sounds familiar, it might be because she won the National Book Award for fiction in 2011 for Salvage the Bones . Or it might be because she was just named a 2017 MacArthur fellow, which means she was awarded a genius grant.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: John Grisham||A conversation about his new legal thriller, title choices, and more...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: Philip & Erin Stead||A conversation about a collaboration with Mark Twain.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: Kao Kalia Yang||A conversation about Hmong traditions, the Secret War, voice, and The Latehomecomer, with Kao Kalia Yang.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: Juan Gabriel Vásquez||A conversation about political cartoons, translation, Shakespeare, and Reputations... with Juan Gabriel Vásquez.||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: John Boyne||John Boyne is an Irish author who has been publishing his work for almost 20 years. He’s written 10 novels, 5 books for young readers--most notably, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas --he has 3 short story collections, and his books have been published i||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: Kamila Shamsie||Kamila Shamsie is the author of several novels and has been a finalist for the Orange Prize, twice, and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. And she has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her latest book, Home Fire , was recent||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: David Baron||David Baron’s new book, American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World , is about the history and the players involved in the total solar eclipse of 1878.||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: Fiona Barton||Although she spent years working as a journalist, Fiona Barton only recently became a novelist last year with the publication of the psychological thriller, The Widow . And a second thriller, The Child , was just published a few weeks ago.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: Bill Roorbach||Bill Roorbach is the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction. His novels include The Smallest Color , The Remedy for Love, and Life Among Giants . One of his story collections, Big Bend , won both the Flannery O’Connor and O. Henry prizes. His||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: J. Courtney Sullivan||Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan is the story of two Irish sisters--Nora and Theresa-- who journey by ship to the United States when they are 21 and 17 years old. Nora, the elder, is engaged to be married to an Irish neighbor who made th||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: Mark Sundeen||In his book, The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America , author Mark Sundeen set out to do just that. Find the good life.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: Suzanne Tobias On Reading Challenges||At the end of December, I was tagged in a Facebook post by Suzanne Tobias, a reporter and columnist for The Wichita Eagle .||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoMarginalia: Mohsin Hamid||In this podcast, I was able to visit by phone with Mohsin Hamid from his home in Lahore, Pakistan about his new novel, Exit West . The novel follows a young couple who fall in love in an unstable country and decide to migrate to other lands through||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoMarginalia: Patricia Lockwood||In this podcast, I visited with Patricia Lockwood about her new memoir, Priestdaddy . You see, her father is a married priest... rare, but not unheard of in the Catholic church. A few years ago, unusual circumstances forced Lockwood and her husband to||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: Ulrich Boser||In this podcast, I visited with Ulrich Boser about his new book, Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just about Anything .||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoMarginalia: Frans de Waal||--||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarginalia: Michael Finkel||In this podcast, I visited with Michael Finkel about his new book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit . The story is really Christopher Knight’s story. In 1986, Knight was 20 years old. He left his home and job||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Well-thought out questions, enjoyable discussions with authors
I discovered this podcast when I was searching for an audio interview about a novel that I was reading.
I listened to that author interview and then downloaded several others.
The host clearly has done her homework- her questions are well thought out, but she has a relaxed interview style which is a pleasant to listen to. I will continue to subscribe to this podcast.