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.

Dick Cavett

Nov 13, 2014
Oscar A. Zagal

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)

Joyce Carol Oates

Nov 3, 2014
Star Black

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)

Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn

Oct 2, 2014

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)

Bill and Willie Geist

Oct 2, 2014

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)

Robin Roberts

Jun 3, 2014

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.