Reader's Corner

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Welcome to Reader’s Corner, a weekly radio show and podcast hosted by Boise State University President Bob Kustra. Now in its 14th year, Reader's Corner features lively conversations with leading writers, including many winners of top literary prizes and authors of bestsellers. Join us each week for thoughtful interviews about issues and ideas that matter today.

Coming up on Reader's Corner:

  • February 16 & 18  -  " President McKinley" with Robert Merry
  • February 23 & 25  -  "Enemy of the Good" with Matthew Palmer (encore)
  • March 2 & 4  -  "Janesville" with Amy Goldstein
  • March 11 & 13  -  "The Perfect Horse" with Elizabeth Letts

In October 2017, Reader's Corner marked a milestone with its 500th guest. Among the notable guests are bestselling authors Erik Larson, Ann Patchett, David Brooks and Candice Millard; Pulitzer Prize winners Anthony Doerr, Elizabeth Kolbert, Tracy Kidder and E.O. Wilson; National Book Award winners Timothy Egan and Nathaniel Philbrick; and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz. 

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Bob Kustra has interviewed over 500 guests for his weekly radio show since 2003. Click here for more about our host.

Ways to Connect

Author of “Moby Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author,Who Went in Search of Them”

Author of “Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers and the Strike that Changed America”

Author of “Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time”

Co-author of "That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back."

Author of “Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II”

Author of "Eiffel's Tower"

Author of "Silence of the Songbirds"

Author of "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created"

Author of "The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Francis Perkins"

Author of "The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs"

Author of "The Future of Power"

Author of "We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People"

Author of "Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal"

Author of "The Cellist of Sarajevo"

Author of "Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System"