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9/2/17 // Week of 09/02/17

We’re playing back to school songs on today’s show, plus some new favorites from Widowspeak, Dent May, and Naomi Punk! | listen

8/24/17 // Week of 08/24/17

Back to school? Maybe some school themed BTR Reggae Hour for ya. Get your book learnin' on! | listen

2/21/17 // Brad Stone, Part II

Brad Stone is back to discuss corporate activism and social awareness and whether our consumer choices are becoming increasingly political. | listen

2/20/17 // The Upstarts

Author Brad Stone joins the show to discuss his new book "The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World." | listen

1/15/17 // Jennifer Mueller – Creative Change

One of the nation’s leading psychologists asks why today’s corporate leaders desire but reject creative solutions -- and finds some surprising conclusions. | listen

1/8/17 // A Look Ahead to 2017 in Books

A look ahead at the books to keep an eye out for in 2017 | listen

11/27/16 // Julian Tepper: Ark

Rebecca Arkin is an attorney in Manhattan. She's grounded, driven, and successful. When a legal battle breaks out for control of the company, it falls to Rebecca to keep her family from collapsing, all while trying desperately to extricate herself from their grasp. Unfortunately, she’s also the… | listen

11/8/16 // Howie Good

This week BTR speaks with Howie Good about his recent collection of poems "A Ghost Sings, A door Opens," which was published by Another Calligraphy Press. Good is a poet and professor of journalism… | listen

9/27/16 // Lynn Saville

This Week: Photographer Lynn Saville discusses her new book Dark City: Urban America at Night. | listen

9/20/16 // Michael Oriard

This week, in honor of the start of football season, a conversation with with Michael Oriard. Michael is a writer, cultural historian of football, and former offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs. | listen

6/21/16 // Spontaneous Urban Plants

Landscape architect David Seiter talks about his new project: Spontaneous Urban Plants: Weeds in NYC. David is interested in how weeds might be used by landscape designers and urban planners to improve our cities. David is the design director and founding principle of Future Green Studio. | listen

5/31/16 // You Belong to the Universe

Artist, writer, and self-described experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats talks about his new book, "You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future." In the book Jonathon examines some of Fuller's most well known inventions, like the Dymaxion Car, as well as some obscure ones, like… | listen

5/24/16 // War is Beautiful

In his new photo book, "War is Beautiful," writer David Shields argues that the New York Times' front page photographs of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have failed to depict the true horror and destruction of war, instead opting for sanitized pictures that emphasize heroic subjects and beautiful… | listen

5/17/16 // A Burglar's Guide to the City

Geoff Manaugh talks about his new book A Burglar's Guide to the City. The book poses the question: How do we see a building or the city differently if we view it through the eyes of someone trying to to rob it? Throughout A Burglar's Guide we hear about heists and getaways, architects turned bank… | listen

4/19/16 // Christine Osinski

Artist Christine Osinski has a new book of photos called Summer Days Staten Island. The project, shot in the early 1980s, documents the working class neighborhoods of Staten Island, where Christine moved after getting priced out of Manhattan. In this episode Osinski speaks about her Staten Island… | listen

2/21/16 // Why We Need Diverse Books

We Need Diverse Books is a campaign that aims to bring equality and diversity to the publishing industry, highlighting an oft-ignored flaw in the way we share stories. | read

2/9/16 // Jonathon Keats

Jonathon Keats is an artist and experimental philosopher. In his book, Forged, he makes the case for why forgers are the greatest artists of our age. In his book, he looks at the history of art forgery, and tells the stories of six incredible and ambitious forgers who conned art experts, Nazi… | listen

2/2/16 // Studio Life

In her book, Studio Life, writer and photographer Sarah Trigg documents the studio practices of artists across America, highlighting the spaces, objects, and rituals that inform the artistic process. | listen

12/29/15 // Ann Fensterstock

Ann Fensterstock is the author of the book Art On The Block. The book charts the history of the New York art world over the last sixty years. Unlike other cultural and business districts in New York, the hub of the art scene has had a tendency to pick up and move. Over the last six decades artists… | listen

12/11/15 // Sustaining International Reporting

The struggle to sustain quality international reporting in a digital age, yet it's importance in understanding international leaders. | listen

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