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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: Kelefa Sanneh, "Major Lables: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres"

On this edition of Conversations, Kelefa Sanneh talks with host Dan Skinner about “Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres.” Sanneh has been a New Yorker staff writer since 2008, before which he spent six years as a pop-music critic at “The New York Times.” He is also a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning.” 


 

Conversations: Todd Doughty, "Little Pieces of Hope: Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World"

On this edition of Conversations, Todd Doughty talks with host Dan Skinner about his debut book, “Little Pieces of Hope: Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World.” Doughty is currently the Senior Vice President and deputy publisher of Doubleday. He has worked at Penguin Random House for more than two decades.


 

Conversations: Anthony Doerr, "Cloud Cuckoo Land"

On this edition of Conversations, Anthony Doerr talks with host Dan Skinner about “Cloud Cuckoo Land.” Doerr is the author of numerous novels including “About Grace,” “For Seasons in Rome,” “The Shell Collector” and “All the Light We Cannot See,” which was a #1 New York Times Bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.


Conversations: Marta McDowell, "Unearthing the Secret Garden - The Plants and Places that Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett"

On this edition of Conversations, Marta McDowell talks with host Dan Skinner about “Unearthing The Secret Garden – The Plants and Places that Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett.” McDowell consults for public gardens and private clients, writes and lectures on gardening topics, and teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden.


Conversations: Mark Cushing, "Pet Nation: The Inside Story of How Companion Animals Are Transforming Our Homes, Culture, and Economy"

On this edition of Conversations, Mark Cushing talks with host Dan Skinner about “Pet Nation: The Inside Story of How Companion Animals Are Transforming Our Homes, Culture, and Economy.” Cushing is the founding partner and CEO of the Animal Policy Group. He serves as a top advisor to pet related industries, pet shelters and veterinary schools.


Conversations: Peter Norton, "The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics: 1963-1970"

On this edition of Conversations, Peter Norton talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics.” Norton is a publishing veteran with more than 25 years’ experience in the book industry. He’s been with Printers Row Publishing Group for 11 years as VP and Publisher of the Adult imprints — Thunder Bay Press, Portable Press and Canterbury Classics.


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