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 #30 – Anne Boyd Rioux

In this week’s episode we interview BIO board member Anne Boyd Rioux, author of  Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City. Read More »

Podcast Episode #29 – John Kaag

In this week’s episode we interview John Kaag, author of Walking with Nietzsche: On  Becoming Who You Are. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City.   Read More »

Podcast Episode #28 – James Altas

Honoring The Life Of an Acclaimed Biographer James Atlas March 22,1949-September 4, 2019 In this week’s episode, we interview James Atlas, author of The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer’s Tale. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2018 annual conference in New York City.… Read More »

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 »

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