Tag Archives: Authors

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.

Felicia Day

It was a fun visit with returning guest Felicia Day as she called in to promote her new book “Embrace Your Weird.”  We talked about our experiences as weird kids and how we were able to harness our mutual weirdness and turn it into a career.  With help from her book, you can do it, too!

Doris Kearns Goodwin

It was an honor to have Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin on the show to discuss her book “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” which is now out in paperback.  I think I managed to not sound like a dullard in the interview, which was all I could hope for.

Kate Black

Kate Black is the co-author, along with June Diane Raphael, of the book “Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office & Changing the World.”  We had a lively discussion about her inspiration for the book, her collaboration with June Diane Raphael, how to (and how not to) begin your campaign, and getting a testimonial from Hillary Clinton.

Dana Schwartz

Dana Schwartz dialed into the show to talk about her new podcast, “Noble Blood,” which looks at the history of royalty and monarchies, including sex, drugs, blood, and all the good stuff that would get the show censored on terrestrial radio.

John Waters

John Waters dialed us up for chat about his new book “Mr. Know-It-All.”  We also discussed our transitive property connection that totally makes us best friends, and then John tried to teach me to be cool.

Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes called in to talk about his new book “Comedy Sex God” and share memories of his time Chicago, including our potential previous meeting at the downtown Bennigan’s or over at the Jewel.