Archive for April, 2013

Edward Steers

April 30 . 2013

Edward Steers investigates six of the most amazing frauds ever to gain wide acceptance in Hoax.

Mary Roach

April 24 . 2013

Mary Roach is back, this time with Gulp where we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of—or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal.

Cheryl Strayed

April 23 . 2013

Told with suspense and style,  Wild captures the terrors and pleasures of Cheryl Strayed who forged ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

Sabine Heinlein

April 22 . 2013

What is it like for a convicted murderer who has spent decades behind bars to suddenly find himself released into a world he barely recognizes? Sabine Heinlein followed the everyday lives and emotional struggles of three men convicted of some of the most heinous crimes–as they return to the free world in Among Murderers.

Roger Ross Williams

April 18 . 2013

God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry.

Dina Hampton

April 17 . 2013

In Little Red, based on extensive original interviews and archival research, Dina Hampton tells the compelling, interwoven life stories of three schoolmates.

Becca Stevens

April 16 . 2013

In Snake Oil, Becca Stevens tells how the women she began helping fifteen years ago have been the biggest source of her own healing from sexual abuse and her father’s death as a child.

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Kathryn Bowers

April 15 . 2013

Joining forces with science journalist Kathryn Bowers, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz employs fascinating case studies to present a revelatory understanding of what animals can teach us about the human body and mind in Zoobiquity.

Jonathan Rieder, A C Grayling

April 11 . 2013

Scholar Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the letter that ML King write from jail, illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights in Gospel of Freedom. Then A C Grayling talks about The God Argument.

Jim Steinmeyer

April 10 . 2013

Acclaimed historian, Jim Steinmeyer sleuths out literature’s most famous vampire, uncovering the source material – from folklore and history, to personas including Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman – behind Bram Stoker’s bloody creation in Who Was Dracula?.