Well Read

Episode Guide


Season 5


Best Of Summer Reads (#539)

Airs: Friday, August 12
Hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Ann Gwinn share recommendations on what to read in the waning days of ...

Neal Bascomb, The Winter Fortress (#538)

Airs: Friday, August 5
Based on a trove of top secret documents and never-before-seen diaries and letters of the ...

Chris Forhan, My Father Before Me (#537)

Airs: Friday, July 29
Award-winning poet, Chris Forhan, offers a multi-generational portrait of an American ...

Richard Russo, Everybody's Fool (#536)

In his latest book, Richard Russo returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the characters ...

Ya'a Gyasi, Homegoing (#535)

Ya'a Gyasi's debut novel is a riveting, kaleidoscopic and the beginning of a major career: a novel ...

Nathanial Philbrick, Valiant Ambition (#534)

From the New York Timesbest-selling author of In The Heart of the Seaand Mayflower -Nathanial ...

Chris Cleave, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven (#533)

Airs: Friday, August 19
New York Times best-seller, Everyone Brave is Forgiven, is a perfect wartime love story inspired by ...

Louise Erdich, Larose (#532)

Airs: Friday, August 26
Best-selling author of the National Book Award winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize ...

Joshua Hammer, Bad-Ass Librarians From Timbuktu (#531)

Over the past 20 years, journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniquely ...

Jim Lynch, Before The Wind (#530)

Author of The Highest Tide, Border Songs and Truth Like the Sun, returns to Well Read with his ...

Geraldine Brooks, The Secret Chord (#529)

With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times best-selling author Geraldine ...

Adam Hochschild, Spain In Our Hearts (#528)

Journalist, lecturer and author of seven books, Adam Hochschild discusses Spain in Our Hearts. A ...

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