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Conversations: Melanie Joy, "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism"

We don't eat dogs, so why do we eat other animals? On this edition of Conversations, Melanie Joy talks with host Dan Skinner about “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism.” Joy is a psychologist, international speaker, and best-selling author. She is also the founding president of Beyond Carnism.


Conversations: Nancy Colier, "Can't Stop Thinking: How to Let Go of Anxiety & Free Yourself from Obsessive Rumination"

On this edition of Conversations, Nancy Colier talks with host Dan Skinner about “Can’t Stop Thinking: How to Let Go of Anxiety & Free Yourself from Obsessive Rumination.” Colier is a psychotherapist, author, and public speaker. She is also a regular blogger for "Psychology Today" and HuffPost.com. Her previous books include “The Power of Off,” “Inviting a Monkey to Tea,” and “Getting Out of Your Own Way.”


Conversations: TaraShea Nesbit, "Beheld"

How well do you think you know the Pilgrims? What is myth and what is fact? On this edition of Conversations, TaraShea Nesbit talks with host Dan Skinner about "Beheld." This work of historical fiction is set in 1630 in the New Plymouth colony and explores two mysteries surrounding the Mayflower and the Pilgrims. "Beheld" is now available in paperback.


Conversations: Kara Cooney, "The Good Kings - Absolute Power in Ancient Egypt and the Modern World"

On this edition of Conversations, Kara Cooney talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Good Kings – Absolute Power in Ancient Egypt and the Modern World.” Cooney is a bestselling author and a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA. Among her many credits, she produced a comparative archeology television series, entitled “Out of Egypt,” which is now on Netflix.


Conversations: J. M. Beach, "Can We Measure What Matters Most?" and "The Myths of Measurement and Meritocracy"

On this edition of Conversations, J. M. Beach talks with host Dan Skinner about the issues he raises in two books: “Can We Measure What Matters Most? Why Educational Accountability Metrics Lower Student Learning and Demoralize Teachers” and “The Myths of Measurement and Meritocracy: Why Accountability Metrics in Higher Education are Unfair and Increase Inequality.”

Conversations: Eoin Colfer, "The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve"

On this edition of Conversations, Eoin Colfer talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve.” Colfer is the author of the New York Times best-selling Artemis Fowl series and three books in a spin-off series about the Fowl Twins. He also wrote the critically acclaimed “WARP” trilogy and many other titles for young readers and adults.


Conversations: Steven V. Roberts, "Cokie: A Life Well Lived"

On this edition of Conversations, Steven V. Roberts talks with host Dan Skinner about “Cokie: A Life Well Lived.” Roberts is the author of “My Father’s House” and “From This Day Forward,” which he co-wrote with his wife, Cokie Roberts. He is the chief political analyst for the ABC radio network, a professor of journalism and politics at George Washington University, and a nationally syndicated columnist.


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