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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: Chantel Prat, "The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand Yours"

On this edition of Conversations, Chantel Prat talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand Yours.” Prat is a professor at the University of Washington with appointments in the departments of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics; with affiliations at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, the Center

Conversations: Melissa de la Cruz, "After Life"

On this edition of Conversations, Melissa de la Cruz talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel in the Blue Bloods series, “After Life.” She is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling “Isle of the Lost” series, as well as many other best-selling novels, including “Alex & Eliza” and all the books in the Blue Bloods series.


Conversations: Paula Young Shelton, "Just Like Jesse Owens"

On this edition of Conversations, Paula Young Shelton talks with host Dan Skinner about “Just Like Jesse Owens” a children’s book that she coauthored with her father, Ambassador Andrew Young, the legendary civil rights leader, Congressman, and two-term Mayor of Atlanta. Shelton is an early childhood educator and the author of the children’s book, “Child of the Civil Rights Movement.”


Conversations: Mark Greaney, "Armored"

On this edition of Conversations, Mark Greaney talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest novel, “Armored.” To research his novels, he has traveled to more than 15 countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement. Among other novels, he is known for his bestselling “Gray Man” series and for carrying on the legacy of Tom Clancy in a series of Tom Clancy novels.  


Conversations: D.J. Vanas, "The Warrior Within: Own Your Power to Serve, Fight, Protect, and Heal"

On this edition of Conversations, D.J. Vanas talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Warrior Within – Own Your Power to Serve, Fight, Protect, and Heal.” Vanas is a member of the Ottawa Tribe of Michigan, a former U.S. Air Force officer, an author, and an internationally acclaimed speaker for Fortune 500 companies, hundreds of tribal nations, and audiences nationwide. 


Conversations: Hayley Campbell, "All the Living and the Dead"

On this edition of Conversations, Hayley Campbell talks with host Dan Skinner about “All the Living and the Dead - From Embalmers to Executioners, an Exploration of the People Who Have Made Death Their Life's Work.” Campbell is the author of “The Art of Neil Gaiman” and her work has appeared in “WIRED,” “The Guardian,” “New Statesman,” “Empire,” “GQ,” and more.


Kate Schotz, "Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book"

How can you fight racism? On this edition of Conversations, Kate Schatz talks with host Dan Skinner about “Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book” which she co-authored along with W. Kamau Bell. Schatz is an author, activist, educator, and queer feminist mama who's been talking, writing, and teaching about race, gender, social justice, and equity for many years.


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