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 2 & 4  -  "Fractured Continent" with William Drodziak
  • February 9 & 11  -  "Spoils" with Brian Van Reet (encore)
  • February 16 & 18  -  "McKinley" with Robert Merry

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 "Getting it Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism"

Author of "The President is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth"

Author of "The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It"

Author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

Author of "Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity"

Author of "American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism 1863-1900"

Author of "Passages of H.M.: A Novel of Herman Melville"

Author of "Strength in What Remains"

Author of "Jet Age: The Comet, the 707 and the Race to Shrink the World"

Jason Turbow is the author of "The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime"

Author of "The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda"

Author of "The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education"

Author of "Trailblazing Mars: NASA's Next Giant Leap"

Author of "Born to Run" part II

Author of "Born to Run" part I

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