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We usually don’t think of the free market as a very… sentimental place. But a new book suggests that Adam Smith’s classical economics aren’t so hea...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 03:35
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Take note: On this episode we're following the "Race Beat." We talk with Hank Klibanoff who's book "The Race Beat" tells the story of journalists c...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 25:00
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A conversation with biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson on what winning a second Pulitzer Prize meant for him and his Harvard colleagues. A look ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 24:59
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This episode's stories come from some of Alabama's Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists: Rick Bragg who wrote about the Susan Smith murders and the O...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 25:00
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In this episode we're looking at the small town through the literary lens. Hear how Shirley Ann Grau author of "Keepers of the House" hung up on th...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2017
  • Length: 24:59

  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:34
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Bloomington author Annette Oppenlander discusses her books, including a coming of age novel set in World War II Germany, with Michael Glab on this ...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 08:38
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Our topic this week is creativity behind bars. We showcase poetry from prisoners working with the Indiana Prisoners' Writing Project, a piece by Sh...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2017
  • Length: 28:19
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Time travel is really possible, in theory...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 02:35:33
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Jean Bouchebel and his family sweat bullets in an olive grove...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 11:51
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Louis the German divides the Rhine and the doomed space shuttle Challenger is used by the Department of Defense on its last successful (classified)...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:20:46
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Joaquin Murrieta became notorious during the California gold rush, and even inspired an author to write a famous swashbuckler. And an ancient city...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2016
  • Length: 02:25:39
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Think of the Anthropocene as a science fiction thought experiment. We imagine future geologists looking back into the rock record, and trying to pi...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 36:22
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"Recalculating" is Charles Bernstein's first new book of poetry since his daughter, Emma Bee Bernstein, died in December of 2008, and is in large m...

  • Added: May 31, 2016
  • Length: 57:19
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A struggling writer finds unexpected kindness and friendship from his poor landlord in this short story by George Gissing, whom George Orwell ranke...

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 57:55
  • Purchases: 1
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A Bloomington artist who has altered a single poem for years, all the while performing it for live audiences.

  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 07:38
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America's formidable guardian of the Constitution, Justice Antonin Scalia, is dead...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:22:45
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Stories about how our need for redemption from our disappointment expresses itself in the holiday season marked by the solstice and the turn of the...

Bought by KRPS and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 58:12
  • Purchases: 2
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A month of sci-fi, fantasy, gothic, and horror begins with two stories from W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 collection Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 59:53
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Fun facts about the red planet, John Carter and the Princess of Mars...

Bought by KTSW 89.9


  • Added: Sep 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:07:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Author James Madison spoke on June 24th at the annual meeting of the Friends of Monroe County Library about his new book Hoosiers: A New History of...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2015
  • Length: 56:17
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Best known for her books about the joys of life in Italy, Frances Mayes has published a new memoir. But this time, she takes her readers back to he...

Bought by WAMC and KKRN


  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 2
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Boneshaker Books is a collectively run, all-volunteer, progressive bookstore in the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis. It has a year round. free b...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 26, 2015
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 1
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“Killing Voltaire: An Observance for Charlie Hebdo” is a collaborative response by the Books Unbound community to the deadly attack January 7 on th...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 58:44
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The interconnected story cycle “Lost Borders” by Mary Hunter Austin concludes. Austin’s character types and settings are in many ways familiar from...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2015
  • Length: 59:51