She’s a writer’s-writer. A reader’s-writer. And with self-effacing humor, and ruthless honesty, Anne Lamott makes us think about what most of us don’t like to think about.
She’s known for writing and speaking about subjects that begin with Big Capital Letters. Today we’ll share her thoughts on Hate, Jealousy, Love, Hope, and preserving one’s Sanity.
A New York Times bestselling author and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Anne Lamott has been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. She’s taught at UC Davis, as well as at writing conferences across the country.
We’ll end today’s show chatting with the host of Ciao Italia, the longest-running cooking show on television, Mary Ann Esposito. Find out the secret to the show’s success, her thoughts regarding pairing food and wine, and a few of her all time favorites for those who like to put an Italian spin on Thanksgiving. Her latest book, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy reads as both a cookbook and a love-letter to Italy.
Mary Ann’s 12 books have helped chefs and foodies understand authentic Italian ingredients and dishes. She created and has hosted Ciao Italia on PBS since 1989.
Unleash your inner scientist! Today’s show is going to be filled with fun facts like how chameleons change color, the science behind addiction, and how the polar jet stream works. National Geographic’s Almanac 2019 also reviews top travel trends, new explorations and recent discoveries. National Geographic Explorer correspondent Cara Santa Maria joins Vicki today to discuss all that and more!
Cara is an award-winning science journalist and creator and host of the popular science podcast Talk Nerdy. She is also a correspondent on Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World.
Karen Kingsbury has a huge following with more than 50 books in print, and several in movie format. She’s a #1 New York Times bestselling author and describes herself as “an Evangelist wrapped up as a novelist”.
How did she go from LA Times sports-writer to true-crime author to “Queen of Christian Fiction”? What significant turning points in her life led to spiritually-guided storytelling success? And why did she create a new, standalone book based on two of the Baxter-series’ characters?
Join us to find out and get a sneak preview of When We Were Young, a story of troubling issues around social media obsession ( … as usual with Karen’s books, you might want a box of tissues handy!).
Dan is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor. He has authored 17 books, and delivers keynotes, seminars, and workshops to people from all walks of life.
An award-winning author of nine books, Susan has also written for several magazines, including Down East, Yankee, andAudubon Magazine. She was a contributing writer for Maine Times for many years, writing essays and articles on wild lands and wildlife, and the people who work with them.
Georgeanne is the winner of a James Beard award and an International
Association of Culinary Professionals award. An accomplished author of 30 cookbooks, she is also a culinary journalist and entrepreneur.
A longtime Seattle resident, Robert is the critically acclaimed author of The Tracy Crosswhite series and the David Sloane series. His works have sold millions of copies around the world and garnered multiple awards. He will be appearing in person at a book launch event on April 25th in Burien.
Noah Strycker joins Vicki to discuss his work with renowned photographer Joel Sartore in Birds of the Photo Ark… a beautiful keepsake book published by National Geographic to celebrate “The Year of the Bird”. In 2015, Noah set a world record by traveling to 41 countries and documenting 6,042 bird species. But it’s not just about monitoring and counting the number of species, he says, it’s as much about adventure and how travel expands your outlook on life.
Noah is a writer, photographer, bird man, and four-time author, including Birds of the Photo Ark. As an on-board ornithologist for expeditions to Antarctica and the high Arctic, he has traveled to Earth’s polar regions more than 30 times.
Joel is an award-winning photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow, and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. He specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes around the world.
Karen has supported herself as a writer since the days when novels were saved on floppy discs and manuscripts were copied at Kinkos and FedExed overnight to New York editors. She is the author of multiple novels, works of creative non-fiction, and a memoir.
From his grandparent’s bra and girdle store, to a stint in one of the most fashionable psychiatric hospitals after a suicide attempt, Steven Gaines takes us on the tragically joyous ride of a 15-year-old Jewish boy in 1960’s Brooklyn.
One of These Things First includes conversion therapy and Broadway dreams, and an array of eccentric characters he met along the way. Steven is a noted journalist, bestselling novelist and biographer, whose work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, the New York Observer, and New York magazine, where he was a contributing editor for 12 years.
Also today, what has the power to draw thousands of people of all ages to the often blustery shores of Washington’s coastal beaches every year?
Matt Kaplan is a science correspondent with The Economist and has written for National Geographic, Nature, and The New York Times. In his free time, he travels the world exploring our most cherished myths and legends.
“If Bridget Jones had a modern-day BFF who worked at a New York magazine, was faking a pregnancy, and was struggling with post-30 singledom, this laugh-out-loud debut would be her book!”, says international bestselling author Kristin Harmel of Meghann Foye’s hilarious debut novel Meternity, a not-so-subtle commentary on mommyhood.
National Geographic’s Ford Cochran joins us to celebrate our National Park’s 100th birthday with the latest edition of the National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States. Ford will discuss why parks are important to our heritage, the history behind how the parks came about, and why it’s important to engage our kids in nature so they’ll grow up to be ambassadors.
History, especially little-known history, is at the heart of every Steve Berry novel and his new book The 14th Colony is no exception. Publisher’s Weekly says “…Berry’s 11th Cotton Malone thriller offers a clever variation on the theme of racing against a clock to avert a national disaster. Richer characterizations and more thoughtful suspense elevate this above similar 24-like stories.”
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Meghann Foye’s hilarious debut novel Meternity will make you uncomfortable, as a not-so-subtle commentary on the culture of mass-marketed mommyhood and, the intense pressure to settle down and spawn… made ever more intense by social media, and the challenges more and more women are feeling about being ready for all that entails… including the prospect of what they’ll have to give up at work. Meghann Foye is the Senior Web Editor at Redbookmag.com, where she covers topics such as parenting, relationships and infertility. She has previously been the deputy editor at Seventeen, senior editor at Woman’s Day, For Me and Elle.com, where she got her first taste of good strong coffee while covering fashion shows as an assistant in the Paris office.
In time for the National Park’s 100th birthday, National Geographic has released the latest edition of their flagship, best-selling National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States. This 8th edition is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks and Ford Cochran, author, geologist, and editor, shares how important it is to our future to help preserve these wilderness treasures. Ford is Director of Programming for National Geographic Expeditions and has written and lectured among other hats in his 20 years with the company.
Director of Programming for National Geographic Expeditions, selecting the writers, photographers, explorers, scholars, and staff the Society sends to destinations around the world. – See more at: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/experts/ford-cochran/detail#sthash.BkzFPrXE.dpuf< br/>
What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain—in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. New York Times Bestseller Steve Berry returns to Conversations Live to take us on another Cotton Malone adventure with his latest book The 14th Colony, the 11th in his series featuring his now iconic character. Steve is also a #1 international bestseller with over 20 million books in print in over 50 countries around the world. History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It’s his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation.