Tag Archives: Authors

Jill Twiss

Emmy Award-winning writer for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jill Twiss called in for a fun chat about her new kids book “Everyone Gets a Say,” which my daughter just adores and also which contains absolutely no naughty words.

Andy Mulvihill

Andy Mulvihill called in for a fun chat about his new book “ACTION PARK: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park.”  Andy’s dad was the founder and creator of the park and Andy was the original test subject for all of the rides.

Tobly McSmith and Andrew Eliopulos

Authors Tobly McSmith and Andrew Eliopulos called in to talk about their new books, Tobly’s “Stay Gold” and Andrew’s “The Fascinators,” both highly anticipated Young Adult novels, meaningfully released during Pride Month.

Paul Rees

Paul Rees is an award-winning writer who has been covering rock and roll for three decades.  His new book is “The Ox: The Authorized Biography of The Who’s John Entwistle.” 

Dean Koontz

Legendary best-selling author Dean Koontz joined us for a chat about dogs and his new book, “Devoted.”

Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen joined us to discuss his new book “The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks.”  We talked about the lack of Michael Jordan on NBA Jam for Sega Genesis, the difference between “hot hand” and “dumb luck,” how to write songs like John Lennon, and a special “hot hand” Spotify playlist.


Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiro called in for a chat about her best-selling book “Inheritance,” now out in paperback, as well as her popular podcast “Family Secrets.”

Kerri Maher

Best-selling author Kerri Maher visited the show to discuss her new book “The Girl in White Gloves,” a historical fiction novel about Grace Kelly.

Mark Greaney

Always fun catching up with Mark Greaney, who returned to the show for a third consecutive February to talk about his latest novel in the Gray Man series, “One Minute Out.”

Rachel Bertsche

Best-selling author and Chicagoan Rachel Bertsche called in to discuss her new book “The Kids are In Bed,” about how parents need to carve out time for themselves and not feel guilty about it.  We shared our experiences with our four-year-olds and how we can maintain an identity other than that of a parent.  Plus: Rachel does her best to help me get a free Peloton bike.