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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.

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.

Photo by Brian Jay Jones

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.