Reader's Corner

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Welcome to Reader’s Corner, a weekly radio show hosted by Boise State University President Bob Kustra that features lively conversations with some of the nation’s leading authors about issues and ideas that matter today.

Join us each week at Reader’s Corner for thoughtful interviews centered around books and articles that help shape our world.

Coming up on Reader's Corner:

  • June 10 & 12  "Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing our Minds for the Better" by Clive Thompson
  • June 17 & 19  "The Big Truck Went By" with Jonathan Katz part 1
  • June 24 & 26  Jonathan Katz part 2 and Haiti quake survivor and Boise State Professor Jason Herbeck
  • July  1 & 3  "Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga" with Pamela Newkirk

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Ways to Connect

Author of "Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest"

Author of " The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches From the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam"

Author of "Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare"

Author of "China in the 21st Century"

Author of "Wise Beyond Your Field: How Creative Leaders Out Innovate to Out Perform"

Author of "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character"

Author of "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin"

Author of "Nature Wars"

Author of "Mr Hornaday's War: How a Peculiar Victorian Zookeeper Waged a Lonely Crusade for Wildlife that Changed the World."

Author of "The Spine of the Continent: The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken"

Astronomer and Author of "How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming"

Author of "Lions of the West"

Author of "The Vatican Diaries: a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church"

Author of "The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures"

Author or "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation"

A baby seal abandoned on a remote beach on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, is an unlikely champion for endangered marine mammals worldwide. But tiny KP2 quickly captured the hearts of admirers across the islands, and the world, with his love for all things human and his playful and inquisitive personality.

Interview With Larry Tye

Apr 19, 2013

Author of "Superman, the High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero"

Author of "Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad"

Few would list the name Juan Pujol among Eisenhower, Churchill and Roosevelt - the Allied giants of World War II.

Yet, this underachieving chicken farmer from Barcelona very well could be the pivotal figure of one of the 20th century's most important events: the Allied landings in Normandy during the summer of 1944. In his recent book, "Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day," author Stephan Talty details Pujol's unlikely appearance and cloak-and-dagger deeds as an extraordinary spy in the titanic struggle against Nazism.

Oscar-winning Actor and Author of "Trust Me: A Memoir"