Books

Robert Gottlieb: "Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens" (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2012

Charles Dickens created some of the most famous child characters in fiction: Little Nell, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. Dickens was also the father of 10, possibly 11, sons and daughters. Author Robert Gottlieb explores their lives and what Dickens was like as a father and a man.

Adam Makos: "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II"

Adam Makos: "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II"

December 20, 2012

In his new book, “A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II”, author Adam Makos describes the fateful wartime encounter, and how the two men found each other nearly 50 years later.

Con Slobodchikoff:"Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals"

December 13, 2012

If we could talk to the animals, Dr. Con Slobodchikoff says we can learn animal language.

Mark Brazaitis: "The Incurables"

December 11, 2012

Award-winning writer Mark Brazaitis talks with Diane about his latest collection of short stories.

Lady Bird Johnson, An Oral History

December 6, 2012

The transformation of a shy country girl to first lady and her life with President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Robert Gottlieb: "Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens"

December 3, 2012

Charles Dickens created some of the most famous child characters in fiction: Little Nell, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. Dickens was also the father of 10, possibly 11, sons and daughters. Author Robert Gottlieb explores their lives and what Dickens was like as a father and a man.

Michael Sandel: "What Money Can't Buy"

November 29, 2012

Harvard professor Michael Sandel on whether there's something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale.

Alex Danchev: "Cezanne: A Life" (Rebroadcast)

Alex Danchev: "Cezanne: A Life" (Rebroadcast)

November 23, 2012

Paul Cezanne is considered one of the world’s greatest artists, but he was 56 years old before he had his first exhibition. A new biography on Cezanne's life and revolutionary paintings.

Deb Perelman: "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook"

Deb Perelman: "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook"

November 12, 2012

Deb Perelman, creator of the Smitten Kitchen blog, on the joys of cooking at home.

Alex Danchev: "Cezanne: A Life"

Alex Danchev: "Cezanne: A Life"

November 5, 2012

Paul Cezanne is considered one of the world’s greatest artists. But he was 56 years old before he had his first exhibition. A new biography on Cezanne's life and revolutionary paintings.

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