OPB | Sept. 17, 2015
Erica Jong has written more than two dozen books over the last four decades. Her new novel is a kind of follow up to her first and most famous novel, "Fear of Flying," published in 1973.
OPB | Aug. 11, 2015
Who owns our water? Karen Piper spent seven years investigating the causes and implications of water privatization worldwide.
OPB | July 23, 2015
We listen back to our conversation with author Nikki Giovanni about her most recent collection of poems, essays, and stories, Chasing Utopia.
OPB | July 22, 2015
We revisit our conversation with Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers."
OPB | June 15, 2015
Margaret Grundstein has written a memoir about her years in a commune in Western Oregon during the 1970's.
OPB | June 10, 2015
The Harvard political scientist says the economic ladder that poor people used to use to pull themselves up has all but disintegrated.
OPB | May 14, 2015
A CIA agent sells information to the Russians, gets caught, then convinces his son to spy for him. It's all in Bryan Denson's thrilling new book: The Spy's Son.
OPB | May 08, 2015
Portland author Samantha Waltz has collected a series of essays from writers around the country. We talk to her and two of the other Oregon authors.
OPB | April 30, 2015
Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz's new book is "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies And What We Can Do About Them."
OPB | April 14, 2015
The Portland author and creator of Dangerous Writing won The Oregon Book Award for lifetime achievement.
OPB | Jan. 27, 2015
TUESDAY: Singer-songwriter Nick Jaina's memoir "Get It While You Can" is a meditation on fear, freedom, heartbreak, and what it means to be a successful artist.
OPB | Jan. 20, 2015
TUESDAY: The writers David Shields and Caleb Powell spent a weekend arguing with each other and then turned their quarrel into a book: "I Think You're Totally Wrong."
OPB | Jan. 01, 2015
THURSDAY: We're listening back to our conversation with author and National Book Award winner James McBride.
OPB | Dec. 25, 2014
THURSDAY: For our Christmas day rebroadcast, we bring you the show we recorded on January 17 this year, the day that would have been the 100th birthday of the late poet laureate.
OPB | Dec. 01, 2014
MONDAY: Tom Spanbauer has written fiction about people who live with HIV, but he joins us today to talk about how he's dealt with the disease himself since 1988.
OPB | Nov. 27, 2014
THURSDAY: Shenk's new book "Powers of Two" analyzes how creativity and innovation work in partnership.
OPB | Nov. 25, 2014
TUESDAY: After his wife died in a canoeing accident, Gary Ferguson found solace and healing in the wilderness.
OPB | Nov. 20, 2014
THURSDAY: The legendary Northwest author delivered an impassioned speech last night at the National Book Awards, where she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
OPB | Nov. 04, 2014
TUESDAY: "Lowriders In Space" follows the interstellar adventures of mechanic Lupe Impala and her sidekicks El Chavo Flapjack Octopus and Elirio Malaria.