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.
OPB | Nov. 03, 2014
MONDAY: Charles D'Ambrosio's new collection of essays is called Loitering.
OPB | Oct. 30, 2014
THURSDAY: Portland writer David Woman tells us about a new magazine focused on long-form, true stories, and about the piece he co-authored for it — about a successful Italian thief.
OPB | Oct. 24, 2014
FRIDAY: We catch up with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to talk about some of the issues in his new memoir.
OPB | Oct. 21, 2014
TUESDAY: Surgeon and author Atul Gawande joins us at OPB with an audience to talk about his new book, "Being Mortal."
OPB | Oct. 16, 2014
THURSDAY: James McBride's novel "The Good Lord Bird" is a darkly humorous dramatization of the story of fiery abolitionist John Brown. Reserve your free tickets here.
OPB | Oct. 13, 2014
MONDAY: David Mitchell discusses his work, his writing influences, parenting a child who has autism, growing up with a stammer, and the spiritual themes that inform his work.
OPB | Sept. 30, 2014
TUESDAY: In her debut novel "Goodhouse," Portland writer Peyton Marshall imagines a world where boys with certain genetic markers for violent tendencies are sent to prison-like boarding schools to learn "right-thinking."
OPB | Sept. 24, 2014
WEDNESDAY: Shenk's new book "Powers of Two" analyzes how creativity and innovation work in partnership.
OPB | Sept. 17, 2014
WEDNESDAY: Lawmakers heard a report this week about a possible reorganization of the state's youth correction system.
OPB | Sept. 08, 2014
MONDAY: Calvin Trillin was the first speaker in the Literary Arts lecture series 30 years ago. He joins us today to talk about his writing career.
OPB | July 24, 2014
THURSDAY: We listen back to Dave's interview with Peter Stark about the adventure-filled story of John Jacob Astor's audacious but doomed plan to create a commercial fur empire in the northwest.