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Kory French
New Wood Brothers and Benevento, revisiting the Summer of 2019 with Fruit Bats, Upstate and Night Moves, and classic…
Follow writer Skip Rozin, as he goes from being single to a married father of four, and then joins those other New…
New music by the Kitchen Dwellers, more Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad and first-time features by Tristan Israel and…
A remarkable true story of life, its extreme challenges and triumph over the ultimate heartbreak.
New music from The Wood Brothers. Great piano from Clayton Doley and Greg Schatz. Mike Montrey, Dangermuffin, Elephant…
Great keyboard work from MMB, John Popper led Blues Traveler and Brother’s Keeper, a jazz/reggae/ska mix from Robert…
‘Holding On To Nothing’ is a resonant song of the South, all whiskey, bluegrass, Dolly Parton, tobacco fields, and…
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Galactic, Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket and Joe Marcinek bring the funk and jazz to this…
This unforgettable debut novel is a sweeping tale of forbidden love, profound loss, and the startling truth of the…
New music from the Kitchen Dwellers, some heavy metal sounds from Umphrey McGee, and a real “feel-good” start to the…
In the spirit of Evicted, Bait and Switch, and The Big Short, a shocking, heart-wrenching investigation into America’s…
Take the drum circles from Mali and the Congo, add in roots music from Kentucky and bluegrass from Tennessee, and…
From critically acclaimed ‘New York Times’ best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets:…
Drunken Hearts’ new album ‘Wheels of the City’ plus some ALO and Big Something. Organ solos gets some attention in…
A brilliant, timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to…
New music from Ghost Town Blues Band plus some new bands for this host—Joe Marcinek Band and Leftover Salmon. Plus,…
Best-selling author Tim O’Brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges,…
Jam Bands in the purest form. Playing the classics all episode with SCI, moe., Slightly Stoopid, Blues Traveler,…
Four children live on an island that is the repository for all the world’s garbage. Garbage arrives, the children sort…
Keyboards, trad, reggae and live. Ep. 14 has new music from SPAGA, decker., and Midnight Rider + more.
New Marco Benevento, Amendola cs. Blades, Twin Peaks, Longriver and live Wood Brothers, plus so much more.
To save both democracy and a decent economy, here’s why it’s crucial that Americans elect a truly progressive…
Ronnie Penque interview, new Tweed and Altered Five. Plus some great sounds from Lotuspool.
Does college still work? Is our system of higher education fair? And how can we help more young Americans achieve…
Covering different sounds of American music with Ronnie Penque, Marco Benevento, the Suneaters, Keller Williams, Great…
Books you may have missed. The Booker Prize. Books to check out.
One shot of Labor and one shot of Love from this week’s musical guests of Jam Session.
We count down the 21 books high school students should be reading.
New cuts by the Wood Brother and Amendola vs. Blades plus a lot of live, soothing sounds.
An insider’s view of life inside the CIA following 9/11, when all the old protocols were off … A revealing and…
Fresh collabs from CATS w/ Joe Russo and Fluid Foundation w/ SS. It’s a Slightly Stoopid inspired setlist.
A mystery linking Manhattan circa 1991 to eastern Afghanistan in 2012, ‘Blue Hours’ tells of a life-changing…
HB Karl W. Davis! One of Chris Robinson’s best in a long time. And a push to the edge of the jam genre.
New music from The Big Happy, Goodnight Suzie, Los Goutos, Zestrove, Frank Migliorelli and of course, some Jam Band…
Three books that you should be reading in 2019. Crawdad’s, a Sixties summer, and seventy-two virgins.
Late night summer drive music, where the solo keeps you truckin’.
Rosbottom masterfully explores the crucial role played by the young people of France, many still in their teens, in…
A wide range of first-taste Widespread Panic to brand new sounds from the Republic of Congo.
A middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman.
New Music from Sarah Bethe Nelson and Richard Reed Parry, Long Island Jam Bands, and some women-centric jams for the…
A doorman at a posh apartment building gets lost in the mean New York City streets, battling his demons as he searches…
Last week we did Canada; this week it’s all about the US of A. Great new music by Jenny Shienman, Allison Miller,…
On September 14, 1969, Private First Class Judy Talton celebrates her nineteenth birthday by secretly joining the campus…
A new host. A new feel. A new year. A new country.
Rebel, seeker, traveler, observer, vagabond. Writer and poet Jim Christy has been called all these things and more.…
With hairpin twists and immense psychological acuity, Kelsey Rae Dimberg’s ‘Girl in the Rearview Mirror’ is as…
Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they’re about to face their most important…
In the Hamptons, no rules apply, especially in matters of money—and the heart…
‘Dear Scarlet’ is a poignant and deeply personal journey through the complexities of new motherhood, offering hope…
The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet—a…
What makes a child successful in life? What about raising a successful student? These questions and more answered in one…
When a young woman leaves her family—and the civilized world—to join an off-the-grid community headed by…
A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet's Rise.
A poignant, dazzling debut novel about a woman who longs to be a mother and the captivating yet troubled child she and…
They live a cloistered life, exotic to modern eyes, founded upon privilege and duty, ruled by byzantine and often…
A disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing new book that shows us what it means to be human.
The Hemingway Sisters of Cold River, Missouri are local legends. The sisters couldn’t be more different—or more…
Digging down to the roots of our lived experience in the world, ‘Time To Tell’ takes us through a journey replete…
For the first time in almost ten years of Book Talk on BTRtoday, we hear from children. This week’s episode is…
The 91st Academy Awards gave way to a wide-range of writing when it came to the Adapted Screenplay category. A string of…
The incredible story of how one woman managed to emerge from darkness, explore her haunted past, and heal herself from…
The story of a family. The story of an empire. The story of a nation.
A vivid catalog of heartache, loneliness, love and joy, The Twenty-Ninth Year is an education in looking for home and…
It’s the Lunar New Year around the World today, and today we look at the genre and identity of Asian American…
Keggie Carew has an unerring instinct for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, of putting her foot in it, and…
Five must-read books on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
From the author of The Water Dancers and Good Family, an exquisitely crafted novel, set in Ohio in the decades leading…
A look ahead at what to expect in January and the first half of 2019 in books, with a special feature on Aaron
'Learning to See’ is a historical novel about Dorothea Lange, the pioneering documentary photographer who captured…

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