June 2012

Harold Bloom Interview from 1995

 Our bonus streaming audio this week: Eleanor Wachtel's 1995 conversation with Harold Bloom about The Western Canon. During the summer, our weekly podcast and bonus streaming...

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Oliver Sacks Interview from 2001

Our bonus streaming audio this week: Eleanor Wachtel's 2001 conversation with Oliver Sacks about his memoir, Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood. During...

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Edmund de Waal Interview

Eleanor Wachtel speaks with Edmund de Waal, an English ceramicist whose ancestors were incredibly wealthy. By the end of WWII, pretty much all that was...

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Irvine Welsh Interview

Scotland's Irvine Welsh is sometimes known as "the poet laureate of the chemical generation."  His first novel, Trainspotting made him a controversial bestseller. Now, Irvine...

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Malcolm Gladwell Interview

A New York magazine profile labelled him: "Geek pop star!" In a delightfully wide-ranging conversation, Eleanor Wachtel and Malcolm Gladwell speak about Gladwell's Jamaican heritage,...

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Barry Unsworth Interview from 1996

Booker prize-winning British novelist Barry Unsworth, has died in Italy aged 81. Listen to Eleanor Wachtel's January 1996 conversation with him about his novel, Morality...

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Ray Bradbury Interview from 1992

Ray Bradbury died on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91. He's often described as the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction (a...

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Hilary Mantel Interview

Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the Man Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel. She has followed her blockbuster hit, Wolf Hall with more on Thomas Cromwell in the...

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