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Eye on Books BOOKCAST
Podcast Host: Bill Thompson
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Podcast Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.eyeonbooks.com
Episodes: 434
Interviews with authors of new, bestselling books.

Past Shows

09/21/2006 | Download File 6.64 MB -right click to download

For his first book, 2002's "Ciao! America," Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini was writing for his fellow Italians, sharing with them his experience of a year spent living and working in the U.S. In his new book, "La Bella Figura," Severgnini reverses his role, to introduce Americans to his native

09/27/2006 | Download File 13.76 MB -right click to download

Veteran author Ward Just tells the story of an expatriate American painter, living in France, who thinks he has left behind his career of doing odd jobs for the CIA, in his new novel "Forgetfulness." But after the untimely and difficult-to-explain death of the man's wife, he finds he may be drawn ba

10/01/2006 | Download File 6.07 MB -right click to download

So here's the deal: Josh is supposed to get married in a couple of days, to Meryl. But he thinks he may still be in love with Elizabeth, who's nothing like Meryl. So Josh calls on his sister Emmy for some advice -- the sister who, three years ago, ditched her own fiance on the eve of her wedding. It

10/04/2006 | Download File 10.09 MB -right click to download

Today, conversations with two of the best-known, and most-frequently vilified names in American political activism. Comedian turned talk show host Al Franken's book "The Truth (With Jokes)" is now out in paperback. We'll talk with him, but first Cindy Sheehan, who became the face of the anti-war mov

10/08/2006 | Download File 8.45 MB -right click to download

Guatemala and Ethiopia come into focus today in two new books. Acclaimed journalist Melissa Fay Greene profiles a heroic woman who has changed the lives of hundreds of AIDS orphans in Ethiopia, in her new book "There is No Me Without You." We'll meet Greene in a few minutes, but first, accomplished

10/13/2006 | Download File 6.04 MB -right click to download

Two women who couldn't be less alike form an uneasy and unlikely relationship after a young painter takes his own life, in Janet Fitch's new novel "Paint it Black." One of the women is Michael Faraday's mother, a renowned and brilliant concert pianist -- the other is his girlfriend Josie, an art mod

10/17/2006 | Download File 6.69 MB -right click to download

A fundamental change occurred in pro football in America in the 1980s, says bestselling author Michael Lewis. It was when teams began to realize that their well-paid quarterbacks were increasingly vulnerable to punishing defenders like Lawrence Taylor. That's when the left tackle became a key offens

10/18/2006 | Download File 9.70 MB -right click to download

Are Ann Coulter and Michael Moore simply two sides of the same coin? Do their own fiery and unrepentant words undermine the very political positions they espouse? Today, two new books that look critically at Coulter and Moore. Journalist Jesse Larner's new book about filmmaker and left-wing bad-boy

10/21/2006 | Download File 7.30 MB -right click to download

Nearly four centuries after the death of William Shakespeare, modern-day scholars still disagree on how the Bard's work should be performed -- even on which words were actually Shakespeare's. Now journalist and columnist Ron Rosenbaum takes us inside this passionate, albeit arcane, debate, in his bo

10/23/2006 | Download File 5.64 MB -right click to download

There are murders happening in Washington, DC, in David Baldacci's new thriller "The Collectors." The first to go is the Speaker of the House, shot dead -- assassinated -- at a high-profile public event. It's the next murder victim, the director of rare books and special collections at the Library o



i love hearing writers talk about their books. makes me wanna write!
Reviewed on 07/12/2005

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