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Author Kalani Pickhart: I Will Die in a Foreign Land

Host Marcia Franklin talks with author Kalani Pickhart about her debut novel, “I Will Die in a Foreign Land.” Based on the Maidan uprising in Ukraine in 2013 and 2014, the book’s publication coincidentally occurred a few months before the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Pickhart talks about what that’s been like, and why she was drawn to write about Ukraine. The conversation was recordedContinue readingAuthor Kalani Pickhart: I Will Die in a Foreign Land

Political Scientist Yascha Mounk: German, Jewish, American

Host Marcia Franklin talks with political scientist Yascha Mounk about identity, political divides and his outlook on America. Mounk is the author of several books, including “The People vs. Democracy,” “The Great Experiment,” and “Stranger in My Own Country.”  The conversation was recorded at the 2022 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.

Author Kali Fajardo-Anstine: The Stories of My Family

Host Marcia Franklin talks with author Kali Fajardo-Anstine about her short story collection, “Sabrina & Corina,” which was a finalist for a National Book Award, and her novel, “Woman of Light.” Both draw on her own multicultural history to tell stories set in Colorado. The conversation was taped at the 2022 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.

Author Rebecca Donner: All the Frequent Troubles of our Days

Conversations From the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference on Dialogue returns for its 15th season. Marcia Franklin talks with author Rebecca Donner about “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days,” which chronicles the life of Mildred Harnack, her great-great-aunt. Harnack and her husband helped found one of the largest resistance groups against the Nazis. They were both discovered, however, and killed. Mildred is the only knownContinue readingAuthor Rebecca Donner: All the Frequent Troubles of our Days

Author Stephen Kinzer: All the Shah’s Men

Marcia Frankin talks with Stephen Kinzer, a New York Times correspondent and author of “All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle Eastern Terror.” In his book, Kinzer recounts the 1953 U.S-led coup against Iranian prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh, which resulted in the dictatorship of the Shah. Kinzer talks with Franklin, who just returned from Iran, about the effects the coupContinue readingAuthor Stephen Kinzer: All the Shah’s Men

Author Stacy Schiff: The Legacy of the Salem Witch Trials

Marcia Franklin talks with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Stacy Schiff about her work, The Witches. The book examines the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, delving into what precipitated them, and the participants involved. Franklin talks with Schiff about why she wanted to write the book, the challenges involved and the legacy of the trials. Don’t forget to subscribe, and visit the Dialogue website for more conversations that matter. Originally Aired: 10/29/2015Continue readingAuthor Stacy Schiff: The Legacy of the Salem Witch Trials

Remembering Hannah Pick-Goslar

Holocaust survivor Hannah Pick-Goslar has died at 93 in Israel. Known as “Hannali” in the “Diary of Anne Frank,” she was one of Anne’s best friends, and was also one of the last people to see her alive in the Bergen-Belsen death camp before Anne perished there. At great risk to herself, Hannah, who was also a prisoner, threw a small package to Anne withContinue readingRemembering Hannah Pick-Goslar

Writer Andrew Solomon: The Secret We Share

Author and professor Andrew Solomon relates how he went from being a bullied child suffering from depression to an award-winning journalist traveling the world. Solomon’s 2001 book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. He has delivered popular TED Talks on culture and psychology. Don’t forget to subscribe, and visit the Dialogue website for more conversations that matter. Originally Aired: 9/29/2017 The interview isContinue readingWriter Andrew Solomon: The Secret We Share

Author S.C. Gwynne: Empire of the Summer Moon

S.C. “Sam” Gwynne is the author of Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011, a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and the winner of both the Texas and Oklahoma Book Awards. It paints the epic story of the Comanches, whose territory comprisedContinue readingAuthor S.C. Gwynne: Empire of the Summer Moon

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