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 25 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, Bill Bryson, James Lee Burke, Hillary Clinton, Frank Deford, Ken Follett, Diana Gabaldon, William Gibson, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Al Gore, Sue Grafton, Temple Grandin, Paul Krugman, Daniel J Levitin, 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.


164 Pieces

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As this book begins V.I. is on her way home from an all-night surveillance job in Chicago and is led by her dogs on a mad chase that ends when they...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 10:14
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Colorado-based Paul Holes, author of UNMASKED, specializes in cold case and serial predator crimes. He began his career in the Contra Costa County ...

  • Added: May 06, 2022
  • Length: 09:52
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After dozens of travel guidebooks under his belt, Brandon Presser’s newest title is THE FAR LAND: 200 YEARS OF MURDER, MANIA, AND MUTINY IN THE SOU...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2022
  • Length: 08:50
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In WAYS & MEANS. Lincoln and his Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War, author Roger Lowenstein not only spells out how each side in very diff...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2022
  • Length: 10:26
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ANGELS OF THE PACIFIC by Elise Hooper (her fourth novel) tells the powerful story of American Army and Navy nurses kept as prisoners for nearly thr...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2022
  • Length: 09:36
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Brit Bennett’s “THE VANISHING HALF”, like her first title, “The Mothers,” has been a smash hit in the world of books. ...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2022
  • Length: 09:48
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Bob Shea has written and illustrated over a dozen children's picture books. His newest is the award-winning “CHEZ BOB,” a story about a lazy yellow...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2022
  • Length: 09:55
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"THE STEAL. The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It," co-authored by Mark Bowden, concentrates in week-by-week, sta...

Bought by RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Jan 20, 2022
  • Length: 09:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Can a lawyer in their first courtroom case win against the mighty power of the US federal government? Yes, she did. The Farmer’s Lawyer by North D...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2022
  • Length: 09:18
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Prolific (36 books) storyteller Ken Follett, author of the contemporary thriller NEVER, says, “When I was doing the research for “Fall of Giants” I...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2021
  • Length: 09:36
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“Cloud Cuckoo Land” takes readers on a 600-year epic journey. There are three storylines: Anna and Omeir, on opposite sides of the formidable ci...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2021
  • Length: 10:20
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Prompted by the onset of Covid, Doughty has created a book that is a charming collection of lists, musings, prompts, and illustrations—from the ext...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2021
  • Length: 09:35
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Bestselling, award-winning historian Nathaniel Philbrick's "Travels with George" is a blended account of two road trips separated by about 230 year...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2021
  • Length: 08:47
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This book, “How Magicians Think. Misdirection, Deception, and Why Magic Matters,” is my love letter to magic,” says Jay, ”and it answers the questi...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 09:51
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Dylan Thuras is co-author of "Gastro Obscura A Food Adventurer’s Guide," a book with 500 entries that span all seven continents and fifty states. C...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2021
  • Length: 09:49
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"The Devil in the Gallery” is a lavishly illustrated book, the latest of more than a dozen books by Noah Charney. It’s a guided tour of the history...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 09:30
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It's not often that a book published five years ago is more pertinent today. But University of Colorado Denver Professor Jennifer Reich’s “Calling...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2021
  • Length: 09:53
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Neurologist Scott Small, author of “Forgetting. The Benefits of Not Remembering,” is an expert on the memory losses of old age and Alzheimer’s dis...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Aug 23, 2021
  • Length: 09:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Zakiya Dalila Harris’ debut novel, "The Other Black Girl," takes readers into the corporate world of publishing where few people of color are empl...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2021
  • Length: 09:53
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“Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek Tragedy professor at Cambridge ...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2021
  • Length: 09:59