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The Desk Set

Oct 24, 2018

Cookbooks, food writing, and the art and science of taste.

We chat with author and chef Becky Selengut (How to Taste) about the art and science of taste. Then, we explore the relationship between pie and whiskey with authors, bakers, and cocktail makers Sam Ligon and Kate Lebo (Pie & Whiskey). Finally, we visit The Book...


Oct 24, 2018

Marissa Meyer, banned books, and very graphic novels.

We chat with young adult author Marissa Meyer about her new series, Renegades, the power of fairytale retellings, and which Sailor Scout she wants to be. Then, we talk about banned books, including the most banned books of 2017, and why comic books and graphic novels...


Oct 24, 2018

Learn how Harry Potter gets translated for global audiences and hear interviews with Kristin Hannah and Megan McDowell.

We chat with Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone. We also talk to Megan McDowell, who was recently nominated for a Man Booker International Prize...


Oct 24, 2018

Jordan Peele brings Lovecraft Country to the screen, we chat about the best and worst book adaptations plus interviews with Matt Ruff and Kim Fu.

Author Matt Ruff joins us to talk about his book Lovecraft Country. Inspired by mid-century African-American travel guides and classic sci-fi and horror, the book is being...


Oct 24, 2018

#MeToo, memoirs and interviews with authors Rebecca Roanhorse and Litsa Dremousis.

We chat with Hugo-Award winning author Rebecca Roanhorse about her Navajo-inspired urban fantasy Trail of Lightning and her award-winning short story, "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™". We also sit down with Seattleite and...