Podcasts

Welcome! Each week, we post fascinating discussions with biographers from around the country and the world.

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Podcast Episode #27 – 2019 BIO Conference Panel: Fact and Speculation

This week’s episode features highlights of a panel from the 2019 BIO Conference, “Fact and Speculation,” with moderator James McGrath Morris and panelists Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Michael Hainey, and Stacy Schiff.  … Read More »

Podcast Episode #26 – 2019 BIO Conference Panel: Promoting Your Biography

This week’s episode features highlights of a panel from the 2019 BIO Conference, “Promoting Your Biography,” with moderator Ruth Franklin and panelists Dan Blank, Melinda Ponder, and Declan Taintor.  … Read More »

Podcast Episode #25 – 2019 BIO Conference Panel: Fire Up Your Narrative

This week’s episode features highlights from a panel from the 2019 BIO Conference, “Fire Up Your Narrative,” with moderator Linda Leavell and panelists John A. Farrell, Ruth Franklin, Caroline Fraser,  and Tom Reiss. Read More »

Podcast Episode #24 – 2019 BIO Conference Panel: Telling Life Stories in These Chaotic Times

This week’s episode features highlights from a panel from the 2019 BIO Conference, “Telling Life Stories in These Chaotic Times,” with moderator John A. Farrell and panelist Sarah Burnes, Tim Duggan, and Katherine Flynn. Read More »

Podcast Episode #23 – 2019 BIO Conference Plenary Session

This week’s episode features David Remnick, Stacy Schiff, and Judith Thurman in conversation during the plenary session at BIO’s 10th annual conference in New York City on May 18, 2019.… Read More »

Podcast Episode #22 – James McGrath Morris

This week’s episode pays tribute to author and BIO co-founder James McGrath Morris. At BIO’s 10th annual conference in New York City, Morris accepted BIO’s Biographers Award with an inspiring address on May 18, 2019.  … Read More »

Podcast Episode #21 – Kavita Das

In this week’s episode we interview Kavita Das, first-time biographer and author of Poignant Song: The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar.  This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City. Read More »

Podcast Episode #20 – Tonya Bolden

In this week’s episode we interview Tonya Bolden, experienced young adult and children’s biographer, and author of Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man and No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City.… Read More »

Podcast Episode #19 – Readings from the 2019 BIO Conference

This week enjoy a special episode that highlights the work of biographers from around the country and the world. Recorded on May 17, 2019, at BIO’s annual conference in New York City, each of the featured biographers read a three-minute excerpt from their latest book.Read More »

Podcast Episode #18 – Imani Perry

In this week’s episode, we interview Imani Perry, Princeton University professor and author of Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry and May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City.  … Read More »