Podcasts

Welcome! Here’s where you’ll find fascinating discussions with biographers from around the country and the world.

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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 »

Podcast Episode #17 – Brian Jay Jones

In this week’s episode, we interview veteran biographer Brian Jay Jones, author of Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodore Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City. Read More »

Podcast Episode #16 – Monica Szurmuk

In this week’s episode, we interview Monica Szurmuk, author of Las Vocación Desmurada: Una Biografia de Alberto Gerchunoff.  This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City. Read More »

Podcast Episode #15 – Marc Leepson

In this week’s episode, we interview veteran writer Marc Leepson, author of Ballad of the Green Beret: The Life and Wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler, From the Vietnam War and Pop Stardom to Murder and an Unsolved, Violent Death. This interview was recorded in May 2019 in Washington, DC.  … Read More »

Podcast Episode #14 – John A. Farrell

In this week’s episode, we interview investigative journalist and biographer John A. Farrell, author of Richard Nixon: The . This interview was recorded in May 2019 in Washington, DC. Read More »

Podcast Episode #13 – Anthony DeCurtis

In this week’s episode, we interview Grammy Award winning writer Anthony DeCurtis, author of Lou Reed: A Life. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2018 annual conference in New York City. Read More »