Bethany McLean on Saudi America

Reader’s Corner | 4 January 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bethany McLean about her book Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World. Fracking has upended the global energy map, transforming America into the world’s top producer of oil and natural gas. But McLean sets out that fracking has grown with cheap money and capital raising without delivering the promised returns.

Lyanda Lynn Haupt on Mozart’s Starling

Reader’s Corner | 26 August 2017 | 0h 29m | Listen Later
Interview with Lyanda Lynn Haupt about her book Mozart’s Starling. Tells the story of Mozart’s relationship with his pet starling during one of the most creative and productive periods of his life. Also describes the remarkable capabilities of Haupt’s own pet starling.

Marc Levinson On “An Extraordinary Time”

Reader’s Corner | 20 October 2017 | 0h 29m | Listen Later 
Interview with Marc Levinson about the ideas in An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy. Disentangles the secular forces behind the transition from rapid post-war economic growth to the much slower growth thereafter.

Tara Westover on “Educated”

Reader’s Corner | 17 August 2018 | 0h 37m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Tara Westover about her memoir Educated. Tells the story of growing up home-schooled in a violent, anti-government, fundamentalist Mormon family. She escaped via self-education, ultimately earning a PhD at Cambridge. Valuable perspectives on managing relationships.