LFPL's "At the Library" Podcast

Authors at the Library

Welcome to LFPL’s "At the Library" series, an ongoing podcast featuring author talks, programs and events at the Louisville Free Public Library. 

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David E. Hoffman, author of The Billion Dollar Spy

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H. W. Brands, author of Reagan: The Life

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David K. Shipler, author of Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword

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Cokie Roberts, author of Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868

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Alexander McCall Smith, author of Emma: A Modern Retelling

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Jonathan Eig, author of The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

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Azar Nafisi, author of The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

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Dan Jones, author of Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets & the Rise of the Tudors

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Gail Sheehy, author of Daring: My Passages

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Chris Tomlinson, author of Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families who Share the Tomlinson Name—One White, One Black

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Dave Barry, author of You Can Date Boys When You're Forty

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Michele Stephenson, co-author of Promises Kept.

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Chang-Rae Lee, author of On Such A Full Sea.

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Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking.

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James Tobin, author of The Man He Became.

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Allan Gurganus, author of Local Souls.

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Scott Turow, author of Identical.

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Frank X. Walker, author of Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers.

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James McBride, author of The Good Lord Bird.

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James Higdon's discussion of "Marion County's Rock n' Roll Past"

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"Startups: Big Ideas. Local Connections." panel discussion with Dan Vonderheide

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Randall Kennedy, author of For Discrimination.

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Katie Hafner, author of Mother Daughter Me

Jeneen Wiche's discussion on food and farming.

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Katie Hafner, author of Mother Daughter Me

Katie Hafner, author of Mother Daughter Me.

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Joseph Ellis author of Revolutionary Summer

Joseph Ellis, author of Revolutionary Summer.

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David Rohde author of Beyond War

David Rohde, author of Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East.

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Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

Blaine Harden, author of Escape from Camp 14: One man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West.

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Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Deb Perelman, author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.

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What's Next series

What's Next: The Make Movement with Dale Dougherty

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The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner

Jon Gertner, author of The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation.

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The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War by Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan, author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War.

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Camille Paglia - Glittering Images

Camille Paglia, Glittering Images

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What's Next series

Science in the Garden Short Course with Dr. Paul Cappiello - for class outline and links to the podcast - click here.

 

 
What's Next series

The Changing Role of Theater in America Short Course with Zan Sawyer-Dailey- for class outline and links to the podcast - click here.

 

 
What's Next series

What's Next: Biomedical Engineering with Dr. Stuart Williams

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The End of Men by Hanna Rosin

Hanna Rosin, senior editor of The Atlantic and author of The End of Men.

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Catherine the Great by Robert Massie

Robert Massie, The New York Times bestselling author of Catherine the Great.

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What's Next series

What's Next: Climate Change with Dr. Keith Mountain

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Preserving Food the Old-Fashioned Way

Jeneen Wiche, local writer and gardening enthusiast, discusses "Preserving Food the Old-Fashioned Way."

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In Our Prime

Patricia Cohen, NY Times reporter and author of In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age.

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Gail Collins at the Library

Gail Collins, NY Times columnist and bestselling author of As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda.

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Thomas Mallon's Watergate: A Novel

Thomas Mallon, former editor of GQ and author of Watergate: A Novel.

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James Fallows

James Fallows, journalist and author of China Airborne.

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Jonathan D. Sarna

Jonathan D. Sarna, award-winning historian and author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews.

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The Presidents Club

Michael Duffy, executive editor of TIME and co-author of The Presidents Club.

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George Dyson

George Dyson, science historian and author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe.

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Boom Time: My Creative Life - Do you have a creative alter ego to balance your day job – or do you dream of one? Then this is the program for you.

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Boom Time: My Farm Life - Talk featuring city folks with farm lives on the side with Tommee Clark, Debbie Galloway, Tomese Buthod, Ramsi Kamar, and Harland Smith.

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Boom Time: My Life As Lifeline- Odds are 1 in 3 that you might help care for an ill or aging family member. Advice from experts and people who have experienced it.

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Blood, Bones & Butter

Gabrielle Hamilton, award-winning chef and NY Times bestselling author, discusses Blood, Bones & Butter.

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TEDx Manhattan

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer discusses "The State of the Local Food Economy" with the audience at LFPL and Seed Capital Kentucky's livestream of the TedX Manhattan conference.

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Kim Edwards - Lake of Dreams

Kim Edwards, author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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Cleopatra: A Life

Stacy Schiff, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, discusses Cleopatra: A Life (interviewed by UofL professor and archaeologist Dr. John Hale).

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Lee Child's The Affair

Lee Child is the #1 internationally bestselling author of thirteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including his latest in the series, The Affair.

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Even Silence Has An End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

Ingrid Betancourt is a former Colombian senator and bestselling author of Even Silence Has An End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle.

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The Big Shift by Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman is founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, a think tank on baby boomers, and author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife.

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Carstensen book

Dr. Laura L. Carstensen is the founder of Stanford University’s Longevity Center and author of A Long Bright Future: An Action Plan for a Lifetime of Happiness, Health and Financial Security.

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David Eagleman -  Incognito

David Eagleman, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

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Amanda Little - Power Trip

Amanda Little, author of Power Trip: The Story of America’s Love Affair with Energy, with award-winning film producer and sustainability advocate Gill Holland.

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Bobbie Ann Mason - The Girl in the Blue Beret

Bobbie Ann Mason, Kentucky native and award-winning author, follows an American World War II pilot shot down over Occupied Europe in her latest novel, The Girl in the Blue Beret.

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Janny Scott - A Singular Woman

Janny Scott is an award-winning reporter. Her latest book, A Singular Woman, explores the life of the woman who most shaped Barack Obama - his mother.

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Kenneth Slawenski's book J. D. Salinger: A Life tells the inside story, from his dramatic encounters with luminaries like Ernest Hemingway and Laurence Olivier, to the stunning triumph of The Catcher in the Rye, which would both make him world-famous and hasten his retreat into the hills of New Hampshire.

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Steven Levy is a senior writer at Wired, and was formerly senior editor and chief technology correspondent for Newsweek. His latest book, In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives tells the story behind the most successful and admired technology company of our time.

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Parag Khanna has explored more than 100 countries over the course of his career, which has included stints at the Brookings Institution and the Council on Foreign Relations. His latest book, How to Run the World, is a bold account of our current global crisis and a road-map for creating a truly stable world.

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Michele Norris, NPR host and author

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Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor

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Rafe Esquith, award-winning teacher and author

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David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect

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Thomas E. Ricks, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author

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Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, award-winning educator

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TJ Stiles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

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Elizabeth Berg, New York Times bestseller

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Jonathan Alter, Newsweek senior editor and author

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Last Updated: 2/17/15