Nov. 3, 2014: Legendary talk show host Dick Cavett talked about the fascinating characters from film, music, theater, literature, comedy, sports, and politics who have crossed his path, and whom he engaged in conversation in a way that made viewers feel it was happening in their own living rooms. They're also in his new book, Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. Cavett is interviewed by WSHU All Things Considered host and reporter Mark Herz. (59:37)
Oct. 9, 2014: New York Times best-selling author Joyce Carol Oates talks about her new collection of short stories, Lovely, Dark, Deep. It's ten, mesmerizing stories explore the terror, hurt, and uncertainty of that lurks at the edges of ordinary lives. In the title story, an elderly Robert Frost gets a visit from an interviewer, an unsettling young woman, who seems to know a good deal more about his life than she should. Oates was interviewed by WSHU All Things Considered host and reporter Mark Herz. (54:38)
Sept. 26, 2014: Husband and wife co-authors and Pulitzer Prize winners Nickolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn talk about the second book they've written together, A Path Appears. It's about people who make the world a better place and how they can be supported. Kristof and WuDunn examine the art and science of giving, and the most successful aid initiatives on a variety of issues ranging from education to inner-city violence to disease prevention. Kristoff and WuDunn are interviewed by WSHU Senior Reporter Craig LeMoult. (1:18:35)
June 7, 2014: Network TV's Bill and Willie Geist discuss their co-authored book, Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have. It's about their funny and heartwarming father-son relationship. In it, they share stories about their unique bond, about parenting and more. Interviewed by Ann Nyberg of WTNH-TV. (40:30)
May 4, 2014: ABC’s Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts discusses her inspirational new memoir Everybody’s Got Something. She shares her story of overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she would need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder, the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away, her return to Good Morning America, and the tremendous support she received from her family and friends.