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Admiral James Stavridis and Melissa Block

Admiral James Stavridis and Melissa Block

Admiral James Stavridis, a retired 4-star Naval officer and former Supreme Allied Commander of the NATO Alliance, sits down with NPR host Melissa Block to talk about his new book, Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.
Season 21 Episode 2 Length 56:38 Premiere: 03/16/20

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Great Conversations

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This series showcases a diverse and fascinating array of authors and interviewers from a wide range of fields including politics, science, education, public journalism, and the arts. Interviews are taped at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Colson Whitehead and Isaac Fitzgerald

Premiered On: 01/16/2017

Buzzfeed's Isaac Fitzgerald interviews Colson Whitehead on his book, "The Underground Railroad", chronicling a young slave's desperate bid for freedom, and a heroine's flight that serves as a powerful meditation on both history and the present day. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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P.J. O'Rourke and Robert Siegel

Premiered On: 04/17/2017

The author of such bestsellers as "Parliament of Whores" and "Give War a Chance", discusses his latest book, "How The Hell Did This Happen?", about the 2016 presidential election. He is interviewed by Robert Siegel, senior host of NPR's "All Things Considered". The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Joseph Stiglitz and Rana Foroohar

Premiered On: 05/29/2017

American economist Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics and the John Bates Clark Medal, is interviewed by Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor at "TIME". Stiglitz is the author of several books, the latest being "The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe". Foroohar is author of "Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business". The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Thomas Friedman and Congressman John Yarmuth

Premiered On: 06/12/2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman discusses his new book, "Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations". He is interviewed by Kentucky journalist and U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Season 21 Episodes

Admiral James Stavridis and Melissa Block

S21 E2 Length 56:38 Premiere Date 03/16/20

Dani Shapiro and Robert Siegel

S21 E1 Length 56:37 Premiere Date 11/11/19

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