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Conversations is sometimes serious and sometimes humorous, but always informative. Host Dan Skinner shares interviews with writers about recent works of fiction and non-fiction, featuring internationally known best-selling authors as well as new voices in literature. Conversations also shares updates on the area art scene through discussions about upcoming performances and exhibits.

Latest Episodes

Conversations: Stuart Russell, "Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control"

On this edition of Conversations, Stuart Russell talks with host Dan Skinner about his book, "Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control." Russell is a professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as the Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on AI and Robotics and as an advisor to the United Nations on arms control.

28 MIN1 d ago
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Conversations: Stuart Russell, "Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control"

Conversations: Sara Paretsky, "Love & Other Crimes"

On this edition of Conversations, Sara Paretsky talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest collection of short stories, “Love & Other Crimes.” Her acclaimed novels, featuring detective V.I. Warshawski, rank among the most celebrated crime series in modern fiction. She also discusses her connection to Lawrence and her previous novel, "Dead Land," set partially in Kansas.

15 MIN3 d ago
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Conversations: Sara Paretsky, "Love & Other Crimes"

Conversations: Laura Vanderkam, "The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home"

On this edition of Conversations, Laura Vanderkam talks with host Dan Skinner about “The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home.” Vanderkam is a bestselling author and host of the podcast “The New Corner Office.” Her 2016 TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time," has been viewed more than 10 million times.

12 MIN4 d ago
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Conversations: Laura Vanderkam, "The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home"

Conversations: Gordon Javna, "Uncle John's Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness' and "Strange History"

On this edition of Conversations, Gordon Javna talks with host Dan Skinner about two books, “Uncle John’s Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness” and “Strange History.” Javna is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series. There are more than 15 million Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers in print and the series fan-base is worldwide.

12 MIN5 d ago
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Conversations: Gordon Javna, "Uncle John's Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness' and "Strange History"

Conversations: Akiko Busch, "How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency"

On this edition of Conversations, Akiko Busch talks with host Dan Skinner about “How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency.” Busch writes about design, culture and nature for a variety of publications. She is also the author of five previous books.

11 MIN1 w ago
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Conversations: Akiko Busch, "How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency"

Conversations: Harriet Shugarman, "How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change"

On this edition of Conversations, Harriet Shugarman talks with host Dan Skinner about “How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change: Turning Angst into Action.” Shugarman is Executive Director of ClimateMama… professor of Global Climate Change Policy and World Sustainability… and Chair of the Climate Reality Project, NYC Metro Chapter.

14 MIN1 w ago
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Conversations: Harriet Shugarman, "How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change"

Conversations: Larry Tye, "Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy"

On this edition of Conversations, Larry Tye talks with host Dan Skinner about “Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy.” Tye is an author and journalist known for his biographies of notable Americans including Edward Bernays, Satchel Paige, Robert F. Kennedy and the creators of the Superman Comic.

18 MIN1 w ago
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Conversations: Larry Tye, "Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy"

Conversations: J. Chester Johnson, "Damaged Heritage: The 1919 Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation"

On this edition of Conversations, J. Chester Johnson talks with host Dan Skinner about “Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation.” Johnson is a poet, essayist and translator. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department under President Jimmy Carter. He has written extensively on race and civil rights.

16 MIN1 w ago
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Conversations: J. Chester Johnson, "Damaged Heritage: The 1919 Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation"

Conversations: Ingrid Newkirk, "animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion"

On this edition of Conversations, Ingrid Newkirk talks with host Dan Skinner about “animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion.” Newkirk founded People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the largest animal rights organization in the world. She co-authored the book along Gene Stone.

16 MIN2 w ago
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Conversations: Ingrid Newkirk, "animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion"

Conversations: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, "Growing Old: Notes on Aging With Something Like Grace"

On this edition of Conversations, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas talks with host Dan Skinner about “Growing Old: Notes on Aging With Something Like Grace.” Thomas has written 16 books during her half-century-long career. Her fifth book, “The Hidden Life of Dogs,” spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list, and her book on cats, “Tribe of Tiger,” was an international bestseller. At age 88, she decided it was time to write about getting old.

11 MIN2 w ago
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Conversations: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, "Growing Old: Notes on Aging With Something Like Grace"

Latest Episodes

Conversations: Stuart Russell, "Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control"

On this edition of Conversations, Stuart Russell talks with host Dan Skinner about his book, "Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control." Russell is a professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as the Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on AI and Robotics and as an advisor to the United Nations on arms control.

28 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Conversations: Stuart Russell, "Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control"

Conversations: Sara Paretsky, "Love & Other Crimes"

On this edition of Conversations, Sara Paretsky talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest collection of short stories, “Love & Other Crimes.” Her acclaimed novels, featuring detective V.I. Warshawski, rank among the most celebrated crime series in modern fiction. She also discusses her connection to Lawrence and her previous novel, "Dead Land," set partially in Kansas.

15 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Conversations: Sara Paretsky, "Love & Other Crimes"

Conversations: Laura Vanderkam, "The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home"

On this edition of Conversations, Laura Vanderkam talks with host Dan Skinner about “The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home.” Vanderkam is a bestselling author and host of the podcast “The New Corner Office.” Her 2016 TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time," has been viewed more than 10 million times.

12 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Conversations: Laura Vanderkam, "The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home"

Conversations: Gordon Javna, "Uncle John's Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness' and "Strange History"

On this edition of Conversations, Gordon Javna talks with host Dan Skinner about two books, “Uncle John’s Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness” and “Strange History.” Javna is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series. There are more than 15 million Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers in print and the series fan-base is worldwide.

12 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Conversations: Gordon Javna, "Uncle John's Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness' and "Strange History"

Conversations: Akiko Busch, "How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency"

On this edition of Conversations, Akiko Busch talks with host Dan Skinner about “How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency.” Busch writes about design, culture and nature for a variety of publications. She is also the author of five previous books.

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Conversations: Akiko Busch, "How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency"

Conversations: Harriet Shugarman, "How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change"

On this edition of Conversations, Harriet Shugarman talks with host Dan Skinner about “How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change: Turning Angst into Action.” Shugarman is Executive Director of ClimateMama… professor of Global Climate Change Policy and World Sustainability… and Chair of the Climate Reality Project, NYC Metro Chapter.

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Conversations: Harriet Shugarman, "How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change"

Conversations: Larry Tye, "Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy"

On this edition of Conversations, Larry Tye talks with host Dan Skinner about “Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy.” Tye is an author and journalist known for his biographies of notable Americans including Edward Bernays, Satchel Paige, Robert F. Kennedy and the creators of the Superman Comic.

18 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Conversations: Larry Tye, "Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy"

Conversations: J. Chester Johnson, "Damaged Heritage: The 1919 Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation"

On this edition of Conversations, J. Chester Johnson talks with host Dan Skinner about “Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation.” Johnson is a poet, essayist and translator. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department under President Jimmy Carter. He has written extensively on race and civil rights.

16 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Conversations: J. Chester Johnson, "Damaged Heritage: The 1919 Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation"

Conversations: Ingrid Newkirk, "animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion"

On this edition of Conversations, Ingrid Newkirk talks with host Dan Skinner about “animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion.” Newkirk founded People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the largest animal rights organization in the world. She co-authored the book along Gene Stone.

16 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Conversations: Ingrid Newkirk, "animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion"

Conversations: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, "Growing Old: Notes on Aging With Something Like Grace"

On this edition of Conversations, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas talks with host Dan Skinner about “Growing Old: Notes on Aging With Something Like Grace.” Thomas has written 16 books during her half-century-long career. Her fifth book, “The Hidden Life of Dogs,” spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list, and her book on cats, “Tribe of Tiger,” was an international bestseller. At age 88, she decided it was time to write about getting old.

11 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Conversations: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, "Growing Old: Notes on Aging With Something Like Grace"
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