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Skee-Ball isn’t just a kid’s game. Enter the world of competitive Skee-Ball culture and explore why Skee-Ball is a huge draw for so many adults, what makes it technically challenging, and how this off-center sport is making waves in venues across the U.S. Yes, we take Skee-Ball seriously, but we also have fun. Enjoy interviews with competitors, technical chats, and more. Roll up a chair and tune in.
 
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Alicia Garza is an organizer, political strategist, and cheeseburger enthusiast. She is the principal at the Black Futures Lab, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network. Her book THE PURPOSE OF POWER is an essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time. This is the sto…
 
On today's show we have a conversation between authors Vincent Toro and Willie Perdomo. Vincent Toro’s new poetry collection TERTULIA examines immigration, economics, colonialism and race via the sublime imagery of music, visual art, and history. Willie Perdomo is a prize-winning poet, whose new collection THE CRAZY BUNCH chronicles a weekend in th…
 
Gabriela Herstik is the author of INNER WITCH and BEWITCHING THE ELEMENTS. In her new inspirational journal and spellbook EMBODY YOUR MAGICK will help readers embrace their inner witch, no matter where they are on their spiritual journey. The book offers up powerful meditations and rituals, space for notes and spells, and information on lunar pract…
 
Toni Jensen teaches in the MFA programs at the University of Arkansas and the Institute of American Indian Arts, and she is a 2020 recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her new book CARRY is a powerful, poetic memoir about what it means to exist as an Indigenous woman in America, told in snapshots of t…
 
Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling SHOPAHOLIC series as well as the novels CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET, THE UNDOMESTIC GODDESS, and many more. Her latest is LOVE YOUR LIFE, an utterly delightful novel about a woman who ditches her dating app for a writer’s retreat in Italy—only to find that real love comes with its own filters. Let's join M…
 
For our season finale, Alicia and Ai-jen take stock of this moment in the eye of the storm: We’re one week from the biggest election of our lives, and there’s a lot of work left to do. Cry if you need to, but also be proud of the work you do and look around to see hope in the people around you. Alicia has a bold prediction about voter turnout, and …
 
Andrew Child is the author of thrillers such as TOO CLOSE TO HOME and INVISIBLE. Andrew is now embarking on his highest profile work yet, teaming up with his brother Lee Child to co-write the newest entry in the incredibly popular Jack Reacher series, entitled THE SENTINEL. In THE SENTINEL, Jack Reacher finds himself battling bad guys in the murder…
 
Trung Le Nguyen, also known as Trungles, is a comic book artist and illustrator working out of Minnesota. He is particularly fond of fairy tales, kids’ cartoons, and rom-coms of all stripes. His debut graphic novel THE MAGIC FISH is a beautifully illustrated story that follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, and shows u…
 
There’s so much change that needs to happen—and so little time in between all the other things we do. Our friend and activist hero Cecile Richards is here with an essential reminder: If you feel overwhelmed, “It’s not you. It’s the system.” She shares her own experiences under pressure (including being mansplained to by members of Congress) and how…
 
Kali Fajardo-Anstine is a National Book Award Finalist and the author of SABRINA & CORINA, a moving narrative of unrelenting feminine power and an exploration of the universal experiences of abandonment, heritage, and an eternal sense of home. This magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the lan…
 
Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS, OF LOVE AND SHADOWS, EVA LUNA, and IN THE MIDST OF WINTER. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. Her …
 
Marisa Franco helps Latinx people build political power through Mijente, the national action hub she founded in 2015. Drawing on her work in many diverse communities, she’s here to demystify organizing with simple steps anyone can take. (Hint: Start by pretending you’re throwing a party.) She also explains why everyone should be concerned about tec…
 
As a screenwriter, Natasha Diaz has been a quarterfinalist in the Austin Film Festival and a finalist for both the NALIP Diverse Women in Media Fellowship and the Sundance Episodic Story Lab. Her personal essays have been published in the Establishment and the Huffington Post. COLOR ME IN is her powerful debut coming-of-age novel about the meaning …
 
Jose Pimienta was raised in Mexicali, Baja California, and now resides in Los Angeles, CA where he works on comics and storyboards for animation and film. SUNCATCHER is his debut author/illustrator graphic novel. A story filled with music, passion, supernatural secrets, and family, SUNCATCHER brings to life a contemporary story of life in Mexicali …
 
Karen McManus is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ONE OF US IS LYING, its sequel ONE OF US IS NEXT, and TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET. In her new novel THE COUSINS, estranged family members travel to an island to meet their rich and reclusive grandmother. The longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious–and dark–their family’s past is.…
 
Is justice really possible? How can we reckon with truth when people disagree about what’s true? We can’t think of a better person to answer these big questions than attorney, author, and Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson. He shares more of his background and describes how he’s reframing the fight for civil rights as an ongoing story…
 
The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry is the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, and the first African-American to lead the denomination. A noted advocate for human rights and author of several books, Bishop Curry is recognized as one of the most popular preachers in the English language. In his latest book LOVE IS THE WAY, Bishop Curry leads re…
 
Raquel Willis has found her lane as an advocate for Black trans people's lives. And it's not just about visibility or getting a seat at the table—it's about changing systems that do harm, regardless of who's in the White House. As Raquel explains, there's a whole menu of options beyond the electoral system, from direct action to workplace organizin…
 
Ambi Kavanagh is a Reiki master, astrologer, sound healer, life coach, and host of the podcast "Alchemy with Ambi." With a unique focus on using astrological cycles and the seasons as a form of coaching, she considers herself a modern-day alchemist who serves as a catalyst for positive change in people’s lives. Her book CHAKRAS AND SELF-CARE is an …
 
Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed speculative novels GODS OF JADE AND SHADOW, and the crime novel UNTAMED SHORE. Her new novel MEXICAN GOTHIC is a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. Now let's join Tricia Narwani, the editorial director at Del Rey, in conve…
 
As you’ve probably noticed, this is a time of overwhelming crisis. With so many urgent issues, where do we begin? How can one person hope to make an impact? Ai-jen and Alicia are here to get you started! They talk through the importance of finding your lane, discovering the activist and organizer inside all of us, and shaking up the system. Plus: w…
 
Brit Bennett is the author of the New York Times best seller THE MOTHERS. Her latest work is THE VANISHING HALF, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds—one black and one white. Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, Brit Bennett produces…
 
Jenny Yang’s lane is making people laugh. A writer and comedian, Jenny explains why she left labor organizing to become a performer—and how she’s still doing the work by telling stories, organizing through shows, and turning despair into creativity. Ai-jen and Alicia also discuss the importance of changing narratives, from what we tell ourselves to…
 
Janice Kaplan is the author or coauthor of fourteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers THE GRATITUDE DIARIES and I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN. In her latest book THE GENIUS OF WOMEN, Janice asks the question why do 90 percent of Americans believe that geniuses are almost always men? She explores the powerful forces that have rigged the system—an…
 
Wendy Benchley is a marine and environmental conservation advocate, and former councilwoman from New Jersey. Her husband Peter Benchley was the famed author of JAWS, the classic suspense novel of shark versus man, which was made into the blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie. The Jaws phenomenon changed popular culture and continues to inspire a growi…
 
Rory Power is the New York Times best-selling author of WILDER GIRLS. In her latest thriller BURN YOUR BODIES DOWN, a young woman is haunted by her family's past. The book has been called a deliriously creepy tale that will keep your nightmares up at night. Now let's join our own Caitlin Whalen in conversation with author Rory Power.…
 
Megan Rapinoe decided to expand her lane beyond the soccer field that made her famous — and a world champion. Now, inspired by activists like Colin Kaepernick and the Ferguson protesters, she’s using her platform to champion causes like equal pay for women, racial justice, and civic engagement. Megan opens up about difficult conversations with rela…
 
Kate Reed Petty is an essayist, filmmaker, and co-author of the middle-grade graphic novel CHASMA KNIGHTS. Her debut novel TRUE STORY is part psychological thriller, part fever dream, and part timely comment on sexual assault, power, and the very nature of truth. Ingeniously constructed and full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until…
 
Ai-jen and Alicia are back! This season is all about finding your lane and discovering how YOU can make a difference, starting now… because we are the light in the storm. Stay tuned for wisdom, insights, real talk, and lots of belly laughs with guests like Megan Rapinoe, Jenny Yang, Raquel Willis, Bryan Stevenson and more. Launching September 8, 20…
 
Dr. Gina Senarighi is an author, teacher, sexuality counselor, and certified relationship coach. She’s been supporting clean fights and dirty sex in happy, healthy relationships as an educator, coach, consultant, and couples therapist for over 10 years. In LOVE MORE, FIGHT LESS she has authored a relationship workbook for couples who want to learn …
 
Born in Trinidad, Ingrid Persaud won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2017 and the BBC Short Story Award in 2018. Her new novel LOVE AFTER LOVE has been praised as a Best Book of the Summer by Time, The Guardian, Goop, and Lithub. In vibrant, addictive Trinidadian prose, LOVE AFTER LOVE questions who and how we love, the obligations of family,…
 
Riley Sager’s first novel, Final Girls, was a national and international bestseller that has been published in more than two dozen countries. In his latest novel HOME BEFORE DARK, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more e…
 
Rob Hart has worked as a book publisher, political reporter, and author of the ASH MCKENNA crime series. His acclaimed novel THE WAREHOUSE is a near-future thriller set in a giant tech company, and shows what happens when Big Brother meets Big Business–and who will pay the ultimate price. Today Rob is in conversation with fellow author Alex Segura,…
 
The youngest of her parents’ combined twenty-one children, Sarah Frey grew up on a struggling farm in southern Illinois, dreaming of running away to the big city. But at only seventeen, when the family farm faced inevitable foreclosure, Frey took over the farm and created her own produce company. Today, her family-operated company Frey Farms has be…
 
Jennie Fields is the author of THE AGE OF DESIRE and her latest novel ATOMIC LOVE. Delia Owens, author of WHERE THE CRAWDADS LIVE, raves that ATOMIC LOVE is "Riveting. A highly-charged love story that reveals the dangerous energy at the heart of every real connection." Let's join Putnam Executive Editor Tara Carlson in conversation with author Jenn…
 
Diksha Basu is the author of THE WINDFALL and her latest novel DESTINATION WEDDING. Infused with warmth and charm, DESTINATION WEDDING grapples with the nuances of family, careers, belonging, and how we find the people who make a place feel like home. Terry McMillan raves that DESTINATION WEDDING is "A witty and romantic novel perfect for all reade…
 
Kathleen Rooney is the author of the novel LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK, and is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and a founding member of Poems While You Wait. Her latest novel CHER AMI AND MAJOR WHITTLESEY, which Booklist raves is "Imaginative and audacious. A celebration of animal intelligence, and tribute to altruism and courage." Let's joi…
 
Karen Dionne is the USA Today and #1 internationally bestselling author of the award-winning psychological suspense novel THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER. Her latest is THE WICKED SISTER, a startling novel of psychological suspense as two generations of sisters try to unravel their tangled relationships between nature and nurture, guilt and betrayal, lov…
 
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