Conversations Dan Skinner shares his interest in the area art scene through conversations with leaders of performance venues and museums and his love of books by talking with authors of recent works of fiction and non-fiction. Conversations is sometimes serious and sometimes humorous, but always informative.
Conversations

Conversations

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Dan Skinner shares his interest in the area art scene through conversations with leaders of performance venues and museums and his love of books by talking with authors of recent works of fiction and non-fiction. Conversations is sometimes serious and sometimes humorous, but always informative.

Most Recent Episodes

Conversations: John Rhodehamel, "America's Original Sin: White Supremacy, John Wilkes Boot...

On this edition of Conversations, historian John Rhodehamel talks with host Dan Skinner about "America's Original Sin: White Supremacy, John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Assassination." Rhodehamel is the former archivist of George Washington's Mount Vernon and the former curator of American historical manuscripts at the Huntington Library.

Conversations: John Rhodehamel, "America's Original Sin: White Supremacy, John Wilkes Boot...

Conversations: Adam Tooze, "Shutdown: How COVID Shook the World's Economy"

On this edition of Conversations, Adam Tooze talks with host Dan Skinner about "Shutdown: How COVID Shook the World's Economy." Tooze is a professor of history at Columbia University and the author of several award-winning books including "Crashed," "Wages of Destruction" and "The Deluge." He formerly taught at Yale University and at the University of Cambridge.

Conversations: Adam Tooze, "Shutdown: How COVID Shook the World's Economy"

Conversations: Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham, "Friends Forever - Eight Grade. It's Complicated"

On this edition of Conversations, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham talk with host Dan Skinner about the graphic novel "Friends Forever - Eight Grade. It's Complicated." Hale is the bestselling author of many books for young readers. Pham is the author/illustrator of more than 100 books for kids. Her illustrations have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Caldecott Honor.

Conversations: Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham, "Friends Forever - Eight Grade. It's Complicated"

Conversations: Jack & Sara Gorman, "Denying to the Grave - Why We Ignore the Science That ...

On this edition of Conversations, Sara and Jack Gorman join host Dan Skinner to talk about "Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Science That Will Save Us." Sara Gorman is a public health and behavioral science expert who has written extensively about global health, science communication, psychology, and mental health, among other topics. Her father, Jack Gorman, served on the faculty of Columbia University's Department of Psychiatry for over 25 years.

Conversations: Jack & Sara Gorman, "Denying to the Grave - Why We Ignore the Science That ...

Conversations: Dr. Ruchi Gupta, "Food Without Fear: Identify, Prevent, and Treat Food Alle...

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Ruchi Gupta talks with host Dan Skinner about "Food Without Fear: Identify, Prevent, and Treat Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities." Dr. Gupta is a professor of pediatrics and medicine, and currently serves as the founding director of the Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research. She is world-renowned for her groundbreaking research in the areas of food allergy and asthma epidemiology, most notably for her research on the prevalence of pediatric and adult food allergy in the United States.

Conversations: Dr. Ruchi Gupta, "Food Without Fear: Identify, Prevent, and Treat Food Alle...

Conversations: John Cavanagh, "The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country fr...

On this edition of Conversations, John Cavanagh talks with host Dan Skinner about "The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed," which he co-authored with his wife Robin Broad. They have been involved in the Salvadoran gold mining saga since 2009. John discusses applying the lessons learned.

Conversations: John Cavanagh, "The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country fr...

Conversations: Dereck and Beverly Joubert, "The Ultimate Book of African Animals: Your Gui...

On this edition of Conversations, Beverly and Dereck Joubert talk with host Dan Skinner about "The Ultimate Book of African Animals: Your Guide to Animals That Roar, Race, and Totally Rule." The Jouberts are award-winning filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, and Explorers-in-Residence for National Geographic.

Conversations: Dereck and Beverly Joubert, "The Ultimate Book of African Animals: Your Gui...

Conversations: Dr. Samantha Montano, "Disasterology: Dispatches from the Front Lines of th...

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Samantha Montano talks with host Dan Skinner about "Disaterology: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis." Montano is currently an assistant professor of emergency management at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Conversations: Dr. Samantha Montano, "Disasterology: Dispatches from the Front Lines of th...

Conversations: Lauren Tarshis, "I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001"

On this edition of Conversations, Lauren Tarshis talks with host Dan Skinner about the graphic novel adaptation of her bestselling "I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001." This new edition of the book was released to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Tarshis is the New York Times bestselling author of the "I Survived" series which tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength during times of disaster and turmoil.

Conversations: Lauren Tarshis, "I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001"

Conversations: Maggie Smith, "Goldenrod"

On this edition of Conversations, Maggie Smith talks with host Dan Skinner about "Goldenrod," her latest collection of poetry. Smith is the award-winning author of "Good Bones," "The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison," "Lamp of the Body," and the national bestseller "Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change."