The Most Audacious Con Man You've Never Heard Of
Saturday, October 24, 2020, 11:00am
Miles Harvey talks about his book, "The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch." The book explores the life of the audacious confidence man, James Jesse Strang.
'Tomboyland:' A Love Letter To Midwestern Strength, Complexities
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 5:00am
Even though 2020 has been *A YEAR,* Melissa Faliveno has had some bright spots this summer. The New York City writer released her debut essay collection, "Tomboyland." It’s a critically acclaimed deep-dive into identity, zeroing in on gender and sexuality.
Comedy Writer Alan Zweibel On 40 Years Of Making People Laugh
Saturday, July 11, 2020, 11:00am
Veteran comedy writer Alan Zweibel talks about his memoir, "Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier," and what it was like to be one of the original writers on "Saturday Night Live" and the co-creator of "It's Garry Shandling's Show."
Bonny Light Horseman Make Old Folk Songs New Again
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 11:00am
Eric D. Johnson talks with Doug Gordon of "BETA" about being a member of folk supergroup Bonny Light Horseman, and the joy of reinventing old folk songs for a new audience.
Author Reflects On The Legacy Of A Tribe Called Quest
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 11:00am
Author Hanif Abdurraqib explores the legacy of venerated rap group A Tribe Called Quest and his own fandom in his new book, "Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest."
'Hip-Hop Evolution' Features Rap Music's Architects And Legends
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 11:00am
An award-winning emcee himself, Shad Kabango confesses to WPR’s "BETA" that he’s a bit star-struck when sitting down to interview his hip-hop idols in his new Peabody Award-winning Netflix documentary series, "Hip-Hop Evolution."