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 #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 »

Podcast Episode #12 – Bruce Kennett

In this week’s episode, we interview book designer and first-time biographer Bruce Kennett, author of W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2018 annual conference in New York City. Read More »

Podcast Episode #11 – Karin Roffman

In this week’s episode, we interview Yale University lecturer and writer Karin Roffman, author of The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2018 annual conference in New York City.… Read More »

Podcast Episode #10 – William Taubman

In this week’s episode, we interview Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer William Taubman, author of Gorbachev: His Life and Times. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2018 annual conference in New York City.… Read More »

Podcast Episode #9 – Caroline Fraser

In this week’s episode, we interview Caroline Fraser, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2018 annual conference in New York City.… Read More »

Podcast Episode #8 – Ray Anthony Shepard

In this week’s episode, we interview Ray Anthony Shepard, author of Now or Never!: 54th Massachusetts Infantry’s Fight to End Slavery. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2018 annual conference in New York City. Read More »

Podcast Episode #7 – Readings from the 2018 BIO Conference

This week, enjoy a special episode that highlights the work of  biographers from around the country. Recorded on May 17, 2018, at BIO’s annual conference in New York City, each of the featured biographers read a short, three-minute excerpt from their latest book. 2019 BIO conference attendees can expect to hear similar exciting readings at the Fabbri Mansion in Manhattan on Friday May 18th. Visit BIO’s conference webpage for more details. Read More »

Podcast Episode #6 – Cathy Curtis

In this week’s episode, we interview Cathy Curtis, BIO President and author of A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning. This interview was recorded in 2018.… Read More »

Podcast Episode #5 – Vanda Krefft

In this week’s episode, we interview Vanda Krefft, author of The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2018 annual conference in New York City.… Read More »

Speakers

  • Abigail Santamaria
  • Alan Pell Crawford
  • Alison M. Parker
  • Andrew Marble
  • Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Anthony DeCurtis
  • Ash Carter
  • Beverly Gray
  • 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 Michaelis
  • David Nasaw
  • David O. Stewart
  • David Remnick
  • Debby Applegate
  • Declan Taintor
  • Dinyar Patel
  • Eric K. Washington
  • Eugene Meyer
  • Gaiutra Bahadur
  • Gary Ginsberg
  • Gayle Feldman
  • Gerald Howard
  • Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
  • 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
  • John A. Farrell
  • John Brady
  • John Carey
  • John Kaag
  • Jonathan Alter
  • Judith Thurman
  • Julie Dobrow
  • Justin Gifford
  • Karin Roffman
  • Katherine Flynn
  • Kavita Das
  • Kerri Greenidge
  • Kevin McGruder
  • Kitty Kelley
  • Kitty Kelley Part I
  • Kitty Kelley Part II
  • Laurie Gwen Shapiro
  • Leslie Brody
  • Linda Leavell
  • Lisa Napoli
  • Marc Leepson
  • Marcia Biederman
  • Mark Silver
  • Martha Ackmann
  • Mary V. Dearborn
  • Melinda Ponder
  • Michael Hainey
  • Michael Kranish
  • Molly Ball
  • Monica Szurmuk
  • Nigel Hamilton
  • Pamela Newkirk
  • Patrick Parr
  • Peniel E. Joseph
  • Philip Clark
  • Raquel Ramsey and Tricia Aurand
  • Ray Anthony Shepard
  • Ruth Franklin
  • Sam Kashner
  • Sarah Burnes
  • Silvana Paternostro
  • Stacy Schiff
  • Stephen Budiansky
  • Stephen Heyman
  • Steve Hindle
  • Tamara Payne
  • Tim Duggan
  • Tom Reiss
  • Tonya Bolden
  • Ty Seidule
  • Vanda Krefft
  • William Taubman