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Non-Fiction

Conversations: Morris Pearl & Erica Payne, "Tax The Rich! How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer"

On this edition of Conversations, Erica Payne and Morris Pearl join host Dan Skinner to talk about “Tax the Rich! – How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer.” Morris Pearl is a former managing director of Blackrock, and chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of hundreds of high-net-worth Americans. Erica Payne is the founder and president of the Patriotic Millionaires organization. 


Conversations: Eric J. Johnson, "The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters"

On this edition of Conversations, Eric J. Johnson talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters.” Johnson is a Professor of Business and the director of the Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School. He is the past president of both the Society for Judgment and Decision Making and the Society for Neuroeconomics.


Conversations: "The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad: Your Essential Manual for Being an Awesome Full-Time Father"

On this edition of Conversations, Shannon Carpenter talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad: Your Essential Manual for Being an Awesome Full-Time Father.” Living near Kansas City, Shannon Carpenter has been a stay-at-home dad since 2008. He writes social satire and parenting essays, as well as teaching through At-Home Dad Network.


Conversations: Duff McDonald, "Tickled: A Commonsense Guide to the Present Moment."

On this edition of Conversations, Duff McDonald talks with host Dan Skinner about “tickled: A Commonsense Guide to the Present Moment.” McDonald is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business.” His other books include “Last Man Standing,” and “The Golden Passport.”


Conversations: Dylan Thuras, "Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide"

On this edition of Conversations, Dylan Thuras talks with host Dan Skinner about “Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide” which he co-authored along with Cecily Wong. Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Atlas Obscura and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders.”


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.”


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: 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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