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Conversations

Conversations is sometimes serious and sometimes humorous, but always informative. Host Dan Skinner shares interviews with writers about recent works of fiction and non-fiction, featuring internationally known best-selling authors as well as new voices in literature. Conversations also shares updates on the area art scene through discussions about upcoming performances and exhibits. 

Conversations: Alexandra Bracken, "Lore"

On this edition of Conversations, Alexandra Bracken talks with host Dan Skinner about “Lore: Bind Your Fate to Me.” Bracken is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Darkest Minds” series and the “Passenger" series. Her work is available across the world in over 15 languages and has also been adapted for the big screen. 


Conversations: Shelby Lees, "The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild and Wonderful."

On this edition of Conversations, Shelby Lees talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild, and Wonderful.” Lees is the senior editor at National Geographic Kids Books. Her focus is on bringing highly engaging content to all children, to foster a lifelong love of learning. 


Conversations: Melissa de la Cruz, "Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy"

On this edition of ConversationsMelissa de la Cruz talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, “Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy.” Cruz is an internationally bestselling author of many critically acclaimed books for readers of all ages, including the “Alex & Eliza” trilogy and Disney's “Descendants” novels. 


Conversations: Andre Maynard, "Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Andrew Maynard talks with host Dan Skinner about “Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow.” Dr. Maynard is a leading expert in emerging technologies and their responsible and ethical development and use.


Sandy Tolan, "The Lemon Tree"

On this edition of Conversations, Sandy Tolan talks with host Dan Skinner about a new edition of his bestselling book, “The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East,” designed for young readers. Tolan is also the author of “Children of the Stone: The Power of Music,” and “Me & Hank: A Boy and His Hero, Twenty-five Years Later.” 


Conversations: Gordon Javna, "The Greatest Know on Earth: Curiosities, Rarities & Amazing Oddities"

On this edition of Conversations, Gordon Javna talks with host Dan Skinner about “Uncle John’s Greatest Know on Earth: Curiosities, Rarities & Amazing Oddities.” Javna is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader” series, which has become the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the publishing industry with over 15 million copies in print. 


Conversations: Neal Karlen, "This Thing Called Life: Prince's Odyssey, On and Off the Record"

On this edition of Conversations, Neal Karlen talks with host Dan Skinner about “This Thing Called Life: Prince’s Odyssey, On and Off the Record.” Karlen is a former contributing editor for Rolling Stone, Newsweek staff writer, and a regular contributor to The New York Times.

Conversations: Susan Goldberg, "Breaking the News: What's Real, What's Not, and Why the Difference Matters"

On this edition of Conversations, Susan Goldberg talks with host Dan Skinner about “Breaking the News: What’s Real, What’s Not, and Why the Difference Matters.” The book, authored by Robin Terry Brown, is published by National Geographic. Goldberg is an award-winning journalist and the Editor in Chief of National Geographic. 


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