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:

  • December 8 & 10  -  "Failure to Adjust" with Edward Alden (encore)
  • December 15 & 17  -  "The Western Star" with Craig Johnson
  • December 22 & 24  -  "Mr. Dickens and His Carol" with Samantha Silva (encore)
  • December  29 & 31  -  "Mozart's Starling" with Lyanda Lynn Haupt

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 "Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case against the Bowl Championship Series"

History professor discussing Iran's history and culture

Biology professor talking about his raptor research around the world

Author of "God's Dogs: A Novel in Stories"

Author of "The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird"

French professor discussing his experiences during the devastating 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Political science professor discusses how the Iraq war and Vietnam revisionist history is affecting perception of new Afghanistan policies

Geosciences professor talking about his hydrology research

Education professor talking about education issues in Idaho and the nation

History professor and author of "Jedediah Smith: No Ordinary Mountain Man"

Author of "The Secret Life of Edgar Mint"

Discusses the origins of some favorite Christmas traditions

Part II

Former NASA Astronaut, now Boise State's Distinguished Educator in Residence

Boise State Seismologist, with guest host John Gardner

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