Eye on Books BOOKCAST
Podcast Host: Bill Thompson
Podcast Owner:
Podcast Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.eyeonbooks.com
Episodes: 13
Interviews with authors of new, bestselling books.

Past Shows

06/25/2005 | Download File 3.20 MB -right click to download

The U.S. military is on a perpetual quest for ever more effective and sophisticated tools of warfare -- including psychic phenomena, and even what we might describe as supernatural powers, such as the ability to walk through walls, or to kill by simply staring at someone. Don't laugh; Jon Ronson did

06/25/2005 | Download File 4.14 MB -right click to download

Lots of kids saw their parents' marriage break up in the '70s, but few had to go through it in as public a way as young Sean Wilsey of San Francisco. His father left his mother for one of his mother's best friends, and because all three were prominent among San Francisco's social elite, the story ev

07/01/2005 | Download File 3.37 MB -right click to download

A taste of success twenty years ago has left a writer named Slade Steadman with a dangerous thirst for more, in Paul Theroux's novel Blinding Light. When Steadman discovers that a potent mind-altering drug from Central America can -- at least temporarily -- restore his creative prowess, he chooses t

07/03/2005 | Download File 3.57 MB -right click to download

Rose is a lovely girl being raised in 1820s London by the richest man in Britain, an eccentric who found the infant Rose abandoned on a trash heap and brought her home with him. In the Wesley Stace debut novel Misfortune, Rose is given a great life. But Rose is not a girl, she's a boy. And a scandal

07/04/2005 | Download File 3.69 MB -right click to download

During the 1800s, a secret movement known as the Underground Railroad ferried thousands of southern slaves to freedom in the North. Its most visible "conductor" was Harriet Tubman, but she was just one participant in an astoundingly broad movement that included many unlikely players. Journalist Ferg

07/05/2005 | Download File 4.84 MB -right click to download

Is Hillary Rodham Clinton fit to be President of the United States? Those who say no are finding confirmation of their opinion in a book by author and former New York Times Magazine editor Edward Klein. But it's also been roundly criticized by Clinton supporters, and even by a few conservatives, lar

07/06/2005 | Download File 4.13 MB -right click to download

Very often, fiction writers don't really, consciously know what they are writing about until after it's on paper. It may be something they have been unable to face in real life. The newest book by the great Italian writer Umberto Eco -- author of such acclaimed books as Foucault's Pendulum and The N

07/13/2005 | Download File 4.22 MB -right click to download

When it comes to genetic engineering, science fiction is being overtaken by science fact, says Washington Post reporter Joel Garreau, whose book Radical Evolution is a book that may be at once both exhilirating and terrifying. While there are certainly innovations and discoveries that will make us s

07/14/2005 | Download File 3.94 MB -right click to download

A teenage girl's discovery of a centuries-old book in her father's library gets her heart pumping. Then she discovers a stack of very old letters, all of which begin with the ominous greeting, "My dear and unfortunate successor..." In Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel The Historian, the book and the l

07/15/2005 | Download File 3.96 MB -right click to download

Who are the people who are really screwing up America? Everyone's list will be different, but one man's list has become a bestseller. Journalist Bernard Goldberg calls his book 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America. Among those Goldberg identifies as screwing up America are the likes of Al Franken,



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

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