Podcasts

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

If you are a member of BIO and would like to talk about your recently released biography, please contact Jennifer Skoog: jenny.skoog@gmail.com

Podcast Episode #40 – Eugene Meyer

In this week’s episode, we interview journalist Eugene Meyer, author of Five for Freedom: The African American Solders in John Brown’s ArmyThis interview was recorded in October 2019 in Washington, DC. Read More »

Podcast Episode #39 – Danny Fingeroth

In this week’s episode, we interview Danny Fingeroth, author of A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee. This interview was recorded in Sherman Oaks, California, in November 2019. Read More »

Podcast Episode #38 – Pamela Newkirk

In this week’s episode, we interview Pamela Newkirk, award-winning author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (2015). Her latest book, published this year, is Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar BusinessThis interview was recorded in November 2019 in Washington, DC. Read More »

Podcast Episode #37 – Andrew Marble

In this week’s episode, we interview Andrew Marble, author of Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili’s American Success. This interview was recorded in Washington, DC, in October 2019. Read More »

Podcast Episode #36 – Holly Van Leuven

In this week’s episode, we interview Holly Van Leuven, author of Ray Bolger: More Than a Scarecrow. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City. Read More »

Podcast Episode #35 – Michael Kranish

In this week’s episode, fellow biographer and BIO member John “Jack” Farrell interviews Michael Kranish, author of The World’s Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of  Cyclist Major Taylor; America’s First Black Sports Hero. This interview was recorded in Washington, DC in September  2019. Read More »

Podcast Episode #34 – Julie Dobrow

In this week’s episode, we interview Julie Dobrow, author of After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City. Read More »

Podcast Episode #33 – Catherine Reef

In this week’s episode, we interview Catherine Reef, author of Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City. Read More »

Podcast Episode #32 – Marcia Biederman

In this week’s episode, we interview Marcia Biederman,  author of Popovers and Candlelight: Patricia Murphy and the Rise and Fall of a Restaurant Empire. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City.   Read More »

Podcast Episode #31 – Nigel Hamilton and Hans Renders

In this week’s episode we interview Nigel Hamilton and Hans Renders, authors The ABC of Modern Biography. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City. Read More »

Speakers

  • Abigail Santamaria
  • Alan Pell Crawford
  • Alejandro Madrid
  • Alison M. Parker
  • Allison Gilbert
  • Andrew Marble
  • Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Anthony DeCurtis
  • Ash Carter
  • Bernice Lerner
  • Betsy Rohaly Smoot
  • Beverly Gray
  • Brian Harker
  • Brian Jay Jones
  • Bridgette M. Davis
  • Bruce Kennett
  • Carla Kaplan
  • Carol Sklenicka
  • Caroline Fraser
  • Catherine Reef
  • Cathy Curtis
  • Channing Gerald Joseph
  • Claudia Dreifus
  • Dan Blank
  • Daniel de Visé
  • Danny Fingeroth
  • David Blight
  • David Hajdu
  • David Levering Lewis
  • David Maraniss
  • David Michaelis
  • David Nasaw
  • David O. Stewart
  • David Remnick
  • Debby Applegate
  • Declan Taintor
  • Dinyar Patel
  • E. Stanly Godbold
  • Eric K. Washington
  • Etta Madden
  • Eugene Meyer
  • Gaiutra Bahadur
  • Gary Ginsberg
  • Gayle Feldman
  • Gerald Howard
  • Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
  • Gwendolyn Mink
  • Hans Renders
  • Heath Lee
  • Hermione Lee
  • Hilary Holladay
  • Holly Van Leuven
  • Imani Perry
  • James Atlas
  • James H. Johnston
  • James McGrath Morris
  • Janice P. Nimura
  • Jayne E. Zanglein
  • Jeffrey C. Stewart and David Levering Lewis
  • Jennifer Skoog
  • John A. Farrell
  • John Brady
  • John Carey
  • John Kaag
  • John Markoff
  • Jonathan Alter
  • Judith Thurman
  • Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
  • Julie Dobrow
  • Justin Gifford
  • Justin Tinsley
  • Karin Roffman
  • Katherine Flynn
  • Kathleen Stone
  • Kavita Das
  • Kerri Greenidge
  • Kevin McGruder
  • Kitty Kelley
  • Kitty Kelley Part I
  • Kitty Kelley Part II
  • Laurie Gwen Shapiro
  • Leslie Brody
  • Li Shan Chan
  • Linda Leavell
  • Lisa Napoli
  • Marc Leepson
  • Marcia Biederman
  • Mark Clague
  • mark lee gardner
  • Mark Silver
  • Marko Perko
  • Martha Ackmann
  • Mary V. Dearborn
  • Melinda Ponder
  • Michael Hainey
  • Michael Kranish
  • Molly Ball
  • Monica Szurmuk
  • Nigel Hamilton
  • Pamela Newkirk
  • Patrick Parr
  • Paulina Bren
  • Paulina L. Alberto
  • Peniel E. Joseph
  • Philip Clark
  • Philip Short
  • Raquel Ramsey and Tricia Aurand
  • Ray Anthony Shepard
  • Robert Samuels 
  • Ruth Franklin
  • Sam Kashner
  • Sarah Burnes
  • Sheena Harris
  • Silvana Paternostro
  • Sonja Williams
  • Soyica Diggs Colbert
  • Stacy Schiff
  • Stephen Budiansky
  • Stephen Heyman
  • Steve Hindle
  • Tamara Payne
  • Tim Duggan
  • Toluse Olorunnipa
  • Tom Reiss
  • Tomiko Brown-Nagin
  • Tonya Bolden
  • Ty Seidule
  • Tyrone McKinley Freeman
  • Vanda Krefft
  • William Taubman