Welcome to Reader's Corner, a weekly radio show hosted by Boise State University president emeritus Bob Kustra that features lively conversations with some of the nation's leading authors about issues and ideas that matter today.
"When Time Stopped" By Ariana Neumann, Part II
In her bestselling memoir, When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains, Ariana Neumann offers a moving story of personal discovery and a portrait of living, dying, and surviving in war-torn Berlin. (Part II of interview).
"When Time Stopped" By Ariana Neumann
In her bestselling memoir, When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains, Ariana Neumann offers a moving story of personal discovery and a portrait of living, dying, and surviving in war-torn Berlin. (Note: This is part one of a two-part interview.)
"A Children's Bible," By Lydia Millet
Lydia Millet’s newest novel, A Children’s Bible, was nominated for the National Book Award, and called a masterly allegory for the climate crisis. The book follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion. Contemptuous of their parents, the children decide to run away when a destructive storm descends on the summer estate, embarking on a dangerous foray into the apocalyptic chaos outside.
"When Montezuma Met Cortés" By Matthew Restall
This interview was originally broadcast in May, 2020.
"The Mountains Sing" By Nguyen Phan Que Mai
In her latest novel, The Mountains Sing, author Nguyen Phan Que Mai tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.
"Into The Jungle" By Erica Ferencik
This is an encore presentation.
One of my favs
Insightful interviews with a wide range of writers who have great perspectives on history and/or current events. I’ve received some of my best book recommendations from listening to this podcast. But in addition to learning about some quality books, I find the conversations to be quite enlightening and entertaining. Host Bob Kustra does a nice job. Always a treat.
Worth Your While
Simply a great listen about an a wide array of interesting topics -- all explored with care and insight.
Not worth it
Kustra is an idiot. If I could buy him for what he's worth and sell him for what he thinks he's worth then maybe I could afford to offer a scholarship to a kid to attend a school that cared more about academics and less about it's football team.