Free Library Podcast

Free Library Podcast

Donald Antrim | One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival

In conversation with Jonathan Franzen, bestselling author of Crossroads, Freedom, Purity, and The...

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Asali Solomon | The Days of Afrekete

In conversation with Nicole Dennis-Benn Asali Solomon is the author of Disgruntled, ''a smart,...

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Anthony Doerr | Cloud Cuckoo Land

In conversation with John Freeman Anthony Doerr won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for All the Light...

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Honorée Fanonne Jeffers | The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois with Kevin Young | Stones

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is the author of five poetry collections, including The Gospel of...

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Adam Schiff | Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could

In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning journalist and broadcaster The United States...

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Todd Doughty | Little Pieces of Hope: Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World

In conversation with Adriana Trigiani  The senior vice president and deputy publisher of...

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Keisha N. Blain | Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America

In conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson Keisha N. Blain's Set the World on Fire, a history of...

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Temple Grandin with Debra Moore | Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets For Helping Kids on the Spectrum

Dr. Temple Grandin is a philosophical leader and activist for both the animal welfare and autism...

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Fiona Hill | There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century

In conversation with Trudy Rubin, Worldview columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer Known for her...

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Andrea Elliott | Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City

In conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts, essayist, poet, and author of the award-winning...

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Sheryll Cashin | White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality

In conversation with Richard Rothstein Sheryll Cashin's NAACP Image Award–nominated books...

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Christine Pride and Jo Piazza | We Are Not Like Them

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Publishing...

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Jackie Kay | Bessie Smith: A Poet's Biography of a Blues Legend

In conversation with Sapphire The National Poet Laureate of Scotland from 2016 to 2021, Jackie...

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Hilma Wolitzer | Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket

In conversation with Meg Wolitzer An ''American literary treasure'' (The Boston Globe), Hilma...

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Joe Posnanski | The Baseball 100

In conversation with Tyler Kepner  ''Arguably the best pure long-form sportswriter in the...

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Dara Horn | People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present

In conversation with Adam Kirsch  Recognized for their ''signature blend of tragedy and...

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Richard Powers | Bewilderment

In conversation with Andrew Ervin A ''genuine artist ... who can render the intricate dazzle of...

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Randall Kennedy | Say It Loud!: On Race, Law, History, and Culture

Celebrated for ''his courage and his convictions'' in tackling sensitive issues, Randall Kennedy...

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Alice McDermott | What About the Baby? Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction

In conversation with Danielle Evans Pulling the delicate threads of ''fear and vulnerability,...

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Tarana Burke | Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

In conversation with Imani Perry A longtime activist for justice and equity, Tarana Burke...

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