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Conversations: Neil deGrasse Tyson, "Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going"

On this edition of ConversationsNeil deGrasse Tyson talks with host Dan Skinner about “Cosmic Queries: Star Talk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going.” Tyson is an astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History. He is the host of the podcast, "StarTalk," and two seasons of the television show, "Cosmos."


Conversations: Crystal Maldonado, "Fat Chance, Charlie Vega"

On this edition of Conversations, Crystal Maldonado talks with host Dan Skinner about her debut Young Adult novel, “Fat Chance, Charlie Vega.” Maldonado is a writer by night and a marketer and social media manager by day. She has been published in “Latina” magazine, “The Hartford Courant,” and “Dogster.” She is also the co-founder of the online magazine “Positively Smitten.” 


Conversations: Kimberly Friedmutter, "Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You've Always Wanted"

On this edition of Conversations, Kimberly Friedmutter talks with host Dan Skinner about “Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted.” Friedmutter is an internationally renowned board-certified Master Hypnotist and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Trainer. Friedmutter is a member-at-large of the UCLA Health System Board and the American Board of Hypnotherapy. 


Conversations: Jon Waterman, "Atlas of the National Parks"

On this edition of Conversations, Jon Waterman talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest book with National Geographic, Atlas of the National Parks. Waterman is an award-winning author, filmmaker and adventurer who has received three grants from the National Geographic Society Expeditions Council. He is also a former ranger for the National Park Service and a longtime wilderness guide. 


Conversations: Dan Pucci & Graig Cavallo, "American Cider: A Modern Guide to a Historic Beverage"

On this edition of Conversations, Dan Pucci and Graig Cavallo talk with host Dan Skinner about "American Cider: A Modern Guide to a Historic Beverage." Pucci is one of the nation's leading cider experts. He was the founding beverage director at New York City's first cider bar and restaurant, and has since traveled the country in a continued pursuit of cider education, awareness, and research.

Conversations: David O. Stewart, "George Washington: The Political Rise of America's Founding Father"

On this edition of Conversations, David O. Stewart talks with host Dan Skinner about “George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father.” Stewart turned to writing after a career practicing constitutional and criminal law in Washington, DC. He is a national bestselling and award-winning author of four previous books on American history and three historical novels.


 

Conversations: Malcolm Mitchell, "My Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World"

On this edition of Conversations, Malcolm Mitchell talks with host Dan Skinner about “My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World.” Mitchell is the bestselling author of the children’s book, “The Magician's Hat,” and the rookie who helped the New England Patriots win Super Bowl LI.

Conversations: Jess Phoenix, "Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life"

On this edition of Conversations, Jess Phoenix talks with host Dan Skinner about “Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava and Life.” Phoenix is executive director and co-founder of the environmental scientific research organization Blueprint Earth. Since 2008, she has been a volcanologist, an extreme explorer, and a professional field scientist.

Conversations: Michelle Commander, "Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition"

On this edition of Conversations, Michelle D. Commander talks with host Dan Skinner about “UNSUNG: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition.” Commander is Associate Director and Curator of the Lapidus Center at Harlem, New York’s Schomburg Center. The book features slave and abolition narratives that provide a bigger picture of slaves' lives and efforts to end slavery. 

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