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My Conversation With Dr. Ian Smith, Author Of The Ancient Nine

Click Here To Listen Dr Ian K Smith Ancient Nine "Pulls you into the depths of a secret world from the first page. Ian Smith’s novel is unmissable." ―Harlan Coben, author of Missing You Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fall 1988 Spenser Collins An unlikely Harvard prospect, smart and athletic, strapped for cash, determined to succeed. Calls his mother―who raised him on her own in Chicago―every week. Dalton Winthrop A white-shoe legacy at Harvard, he's just the most recent in a string of moneyed, privileged Winthrop men in Cambridge. He's got the ease―and the deep knowledge―that come from belonging. These two find enough common ground to become friends, cementing their bond when Spenser is "punched" to join the [...]

My Conversation With Lawrence Goldstone, Author Of Unpunished Murder: Massacre At Colfax And The Quest For Justice

Click Here To Listen Lawerence Goldstone On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The court case that followed reached the highest court in the land. Yet, following one of the most ghastly incidents of mass murder in American history, not one person was convicted. The opinion issued by the Supreme Court in US v. Cruikshank set in motion a process that would help create a society in which black Americans were oppressed and denied basic human rights -- legally, according to the courts. These injustices paved the way for Jim Crow [...]

My Conversation With Nadia Finer, Author Of Little Me Big Business: How to Grow Your Small Business, Increase Your Profits And Go Global (In Your Pajamas)

Click Here To Listen Nadia Finer Little Me, Big Business presents the secret of scaling a solo business the smart way, so business owners can go global from their sofa. It’s for solo business owners who want to make more money, but don’t have any more hours in the day—lone rangers who don’t want just a hobby business, but the real deal. Little Me, Big Business is the ultimate how-to on scaling a business so that it has massive impact while staying small and stress free. Business coach Nadia Finer reveals how business owners can work from home, in the time they have available, while reaching more people and making more money. Rather than working [...]

My Conversation With Mac Delaney Engineering For Cats: Better The Life Of Your Pet With10 Cat-Approved Projects

Click Here To Listen Mac Delaney There may be 100 million pet cats in this country, but who says that means they’re domesticated? Sure, they clean themselves, use a litter box, and hunt rodents, but cats are also territorial beasts who think furniture is meant for claw sharpening, and that running water is always better than still. In this inventive, surprisingly funny, and highly entertaining and practical book, Mac Delaney addresses the quirks of cat behavior through the mindset of an aerospace engineer (because that’s what he is!)—and gives us 10 projects that solve the most common sources of friction affecting cats and their doting owners. Take that preference for running water. Because cats don’t [...]

By |September 18th, 2018|Animals|0 Comments

My Conversation With Dylan Thuras, Author of The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide For The World’s Most Adventurous Kid

Click Here To Listen Dylan Thuras Created by the same team behind Atlas Obscura, the #1 New York Times bestseller that has over 600,000 copies in print in its first year, The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventuruous Kid is a thrillingly imaginative expedition to 100 weird-but-true places on earth. And just as compelling is the way the book is structured—hopscotching from country to country not by location but by type of attraction. For example, visit the site of the Tunguska event in Siberia, where a meteor slammed into the earth in 1908—and then skip over to the Yucatan, ground zero for the ancient meteor crash that caused the mass extinction of [...]

My Conversation With Simon McDermott, Author Of The Songaminute Man: A Tribute to the Unbreakable Bond Between Father and Son

Click Here To Listen Simon McDermott A powerful and emotional memoir about family and memory from the father-son singing sensation whose heartwarming carpool karaoke video took social media by storm. At first, Simon’s beloved father, Ted, suffered sudden bad moods and forgetfulness. Then the diagnosis: Alzheimer’s. Ted was disappearing from the family, but Simon wanted to hold on to him. While music could bring him back temporarily—the video of the two of them singing along to Ted’s favorite song was a hit around the world—Ted could no longer tell his story. This is that story. The Songaminute Man is the heartbreaking, poignant tale of vanishing family memories, a celebration of Ted’s life and a moving [...]

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My Conversation With Dr. Daniel Siegel, Author Of Aware: The Science And Practice Of Presence–The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice

Click Here To Listen Daniel Siegel-Aware This groundbreaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice. Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's day-to-day life. An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation's effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle "Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows." Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and [...]

My Conversation With Dr. Michael Arntfield, Author Of Monster City: Murder, Music And Mayhem In Nashville’s Dark Age

Click Here To Listen Michael Arntfield The never-before-told true account of the serial killers who terrorized Nashville’s music scene for decades—and the cold-case Murder Squad determined to bring an end to their sadistic sprees. Nashville—a haven for aspiring musicians and a magnet for country-music fans. By the time Pat Postiglione arrived there in 1980, it was also the scene of an unsolved series of vicious sex slayings that served as a harbinger of worse to come. As Postiglione was promoted from street-beat Metro cop to detective sergeant heading Music City’s elite cold-case Murder Squad, some of America’s most bizarre, elusive, and savage serial killers were calling Nashville home. And during the next two decades, the [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|Crime, Murder|0 Comments

My Conversation With Tovah Martin, Author Of The Garden In Every Sense And Season

Click Here To Listen Tovah Martin “Reminds us that the best way to get to know a garden is through our senses.” —Gardenista So much of gardening is focused on the long list of chores—the weeding, planting, and pruning. But what about the joy a garden can provide? In The Garden in Every Sense and Season, Tovah Martin explores the sensory delights in her own garden in 100 evocative essays. Martin shares sage garden advice, offers intimate reflections on her own garden, and urges us to inhale, savor, and become more attuned to our gardens. Packed with lush color photographs, The Garden in Every Sense and Season will help you grow a bounty of gratitude [...]

By |September 4th, 2018|Farm, Garden|0 Comments