Booktalk

Series produced by Diana Korte

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Top authors are interviewed for this 10-minute program that captures their words about their books and often the story behind the story. Booktalk airs on KGNU in Colorado on most Friday afternoons, as well as on other public and community radio stations around the US. The show, hosted by Diana Korte and engineered by Gene Korte, has been in production for over 20 years.

Diana has interviewed hundreds of authors from national politicians and scientists to novelists and storytellers of all kinds. Notable among them are Madeline Albright, Buzz Aldrin, Isabel Allende, Lawrence Block, Bill Bryson, James Lee Burke, Hillary Clinton, Frank Deford, Diana Gabaldon, William Gibson, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Al Gore, Sue Grafton, Temple Grandin, Paul Krugman, David McCullough, Senator George Mitchell, Roger Penrose, Michael Pollan, Karen Pryor, Lisa See, Daniel Silva, Gloria Steinem, Alexander McCall Smith, Amy Tan, Andrew Weil and Don Winslow.


134 Pieces

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Debut novelist Luke Geddes’s "Heart of Junk" takes us to the Heart of American Antique Mall in Wichita, Kansas. Vacant booths and dwindling shopper...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 09:49
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Chris McDougall’s “Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero” introduces us to a small farm in rural Pennsylvania and the McDougal...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 09:57
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Pollster Stan Greenberg’s latest title about politics is his tenth book, "R.I.P. G.O.P. How The New America Is Dooming The Republicans." Greenberg...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2019
  • Length: 09:57
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Salman Rushdie’s 19th book and newest novel of contemporary times, "Quichotte," takes readers on a journey across America in a Chevy Cruze. Rushdi...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Sep 21, 2019
  • Length: 09:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Robert Crais, who has millions of readers around the world, talks about his fast paced 22nd novel, “A Dangerous Man.” It features his two Los Angel...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 09:55
  • Purchases: 1
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A former foreign correspondent, Martin Walker is the author of "The Body in the Castle Well." This is the 12th installment of Walker’s "Bruno: Chi...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 09:49
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Dan Pedersen, author of, TOPGUN. An American Story, was the boss of the group that formed the elite Navy Fighter Weapons School. Also known as the...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 09:56
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Will McGrath, author of "Everything Lost is Found Again: Four Seasons in Lesotho," tells the story of the twenty months he & his wife spent in Leso...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 09:59
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Elaine Weiss’s "The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote" is the true story of the suffragettes. These are the female leaders who—in the f...

  • Added: May 27, 2019
  • Length: 09:55
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Chinese-American Lisa See’s 11th novel, “The Island of Sea Women,” centers on the female friendship and family secrets of the haenyeo. For centurie...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 09:44
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Fiona Barton spent decades as a journalist for leading London newspapers before switching her keyboard to creating psychological thrillers. "The Su...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 09:57
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Christie Aschwanden is the author of "GOOD TO GO: What The Athlete In All Of Us Can Learn From The Strange Science Of Recovery." Christie lives in...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2019
  • Length: 09:49
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Booktalk. After a long and adventurous naval career, marine historian Andrew Jampoler has authored 7 books that are often about obscure pieces of ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 09:50
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“Homage to Humanity” is a stunning coffee table book that contains more than 500 pages and photographs of indigenous tribes from around the world. ...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 09:51
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New Mexico-based Hampton Sides’ newest book is "On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle.” Based on ne...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2018
  • Length: 09:55
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John Larison is the author of "Whiskey When We’re Dry," a book of historical fiction. It’s an epic story of 17-year-old Jessilyn Harney who disguis...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 09:46
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Leadership: In Turbulent Times, is one of America’s best known and most award-winning biogra...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 09:20
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Delia Owens, the co-author of several nonfiction books on African research and wildlife, has penned her debut novel, “Where the Crawdads Sing.” Thi...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 09:50
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Pediatrician and public health advocate Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of “What The Eyes Don’t See. A Story Of Crisis, Resistance, And Hope In An Am...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2018
  • Length: 09:55
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Poet Anne Waldman is the author of more than 40 books. Her newest title, "Trickster Feminism," inspired by the results of the 2016 election, is th...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 09:58