Saturday, December 29, 2012

Podcast - Jeanette Keith "Fever Season"

Sara Hoover interviews Jeanette Keith about her book, Fever Season: The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People who Saved a City. Heroes and cowards are revealed during the yellow fever outbreak which claimed 17,000 lives.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Podcast - Da Chen "My Last Empress"

Sara Hoover interviews Da Chen about his novel, My Last Empress, a tale of ill-fated love. Set in the 19th century, madness and obsession propel Samuel Pickens to leave Yale behind for imperial China, where he becomes embroiled in a dangerous love affair within the Forbidden City.

Podcast - John Perry "The Art of Procrastination"

 Stephen Usery interviews Stanford philosophy professor John Perry about his book, The Art of Procrastination: Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing.

Podcast - Molly Caldwell Crosby "The Great Pearl Heist"

Molly Caldwell Crosby worked for National Geographic Magazine before scoring a critical and commercial hit with he first book, The American Plague about the scourge of yellow fever. Her next book was Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic That Remains one of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries. Molly's newest book is The Great Pearl Heist: London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace.    

Podcast - Sal Lizard "Being Santa Claus"

Stephen Usery gets in the holiday spririt as he interviews Sal Lizard about his memoir Being Santa Claus: What I Learned About the True Meaning of Christmas.