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Conversations: William Dalrymple, "The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire"

On this edition of Conversations, William Dalrymple talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire.” Dalrymple is the author of nine books about India and the Islamic world, including “Return of a King,” which won the Hemingway Award. He writes regularly for the New Yorker and the Guardian.


Conversations: Neal Thompson, "The First Kennedys: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty"

On this edition of Conversations, Neal Thompson talks with host Dan Skinner about “The First Kennedys – The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty.” Thompson is a journalist and author. His previous non-fiction books include “A Curious Man,” “Driving with the Devil,” “Light this Candle,” and “Hurricane Season.”


Conversations: A.J. Baime, "White Lies: The Double Life of Walter F. White and America's Darkest Secret"

On this edition of Conversations, A. J. Baime talks with host Dan Skinner about “White Lies – The Double Life of Walter F. White and America’s Darkest Secret.” Baime’s previous books about history include “The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War,” “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans.”


Conversations: Carl Bernstein, "Chasing History - A Kid in the Newsroom"

On this edition of Conversations, Carl Bernstein talks with host Dan Skinner about his memoir “Chasing History – A Kid in the Newsroom.” Bernstein is the author or co-author of five bestselling books, including “All the President’s Men,” written along with Bob Woodward. Bernstein, Woodward, and the Washington Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for breaking and investigating the Watergate story.

Conversations: Michael H. Cottman, "Segregated Skies: David Harris's Trailblazing Journey to Rise Above Racial Barriers"

On this edition of Conversations, Michael H. Cottman talks with host Dan Skinner about “Segregated Skies: David Harris’s Trailblazing Journey to Rise Above Racial Barriers.” Cottman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. His past books include “Shackles from the Deep,” “The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie,” and “Million Man March.”


Conversations: Leigh Lewis, "Pirate Queens: Dauntless Women Who Dared Rule the High Seas"

On this edition of Conversations, Leigh Lewis talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest book for National Geographic, “Pirate Queens: Dauntless Women Who Dared Rule the High Seas.” The book features six female pirates from different times and cultures including Ching Shih, a Chinese pirate who presided over a fleet of 80,000 men. (The famous Blackbeard only commanded 400.)


Conversations: Gordon Javna, "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader: Hindsight is 20/20"

On this edition of Conversations, Gordon Javna talks with host Dan Skinner about “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader: Hindsight is 20/20.” Javna is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader” series. The books have become the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the publishing industry with more than 15 million copies in print.


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: Susan Goldberg, National Geographic's "The 21st Century: Photographs from the Image Collection"

On this edition of Conversations, Susan Goldberg talks with host Dan Skinner about “The 21st Century: Photographs from the Image Collection.” Goldberg is Editor in Chief of National Geographic and Editorial Director of National Geographic Partners. She is the 10th editor, and first female editor, of the magazine since it was first published in October 1888.


Conversations: Kelefa Sanneh, "Major Labels: 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.”


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