Join the Conversation Again

You can listen again, or for the first time, to some of the authors that have been featured during WSHU's popular live lecture series. These recordings, available for listening on-line now or by podcast, include an introduction by a member of the WSHU staff, the author's presentation and a question and answer session with the audience.  WSHU's Join the Conversation series is sponsored by the Wyant Simboli Group and the Law Firm of Cohen and Wolf.

George Bodenheimer

Jun 1, 2015

May 6, 2015: George Bodenheimer was ESPN’s longest-tenured president, from 1998-2011, in charge of all multimedia sports assets of The Walt Disney Company and  serving as co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks. He talks about his rise to the top of his industry, as chronicled in his new memoir Every Town is a Sports Town: Business Leadership at ESPN, from the Mailroom to the Boardroom.  ()

Mary Higgins Clark

May 26, 2015

May 3, 2015: The “Queen of Suspense,” New York Times best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark, talks about her new collection of riveting tales, Death Wears a Beauty Mask, and Other Stories. It features the novella of the same name, a journey into the dazzling and dangerous world of high fashion in New York City during the 1970s.  (51:37)

Scott Simon

Apr 22, 2015

April 1, 2015: NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday host and award winning writer and broadcaster Scott Simon talked about the experience of being with his mother at her hospital bedside during her last days, as told in his new book, Unforgettable: A Son, A Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime. It's a touching memoir based on Twitter messages he shared with more than a million followers. (59:25)

Arlene Alda

Apr 6, 2015
Alan Alda

March 8, 2015: Award winning author and photographer Arlene Alda shared autobiographical anecdotes about one of America’s most influential boroughs, the Bronx. They’re part of a touching and provocative collection of stories she gathered for her new book, Just Kids From the Bronx: Telling it the Way it Was, An Oral History. Interviewed by her husband, Alan Alda. (54:55)

Jodi Picoult

Feb 20, 2015
Adam Bouska

Oct. 17, 2014: New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult talks about her latest novel, Leaving Time. It's a gripping story of a daughter searching for her missing mother, a devoted mom, loving wife and accomplished scientist who disappeared under mysterious circumstances ten years ago. Leaving Time is an exploration of the enduring love between mothers and daughters. Picoult is introduced by WSHU Development Director Gillian Anderson. (1:02:59)