Dialogue Authors Collection

Since 1994, 'Dialogue' on Idaho Public Television has aired interviews with more than 150 authors. This collection coalesces all those conversations. Listen to Pulitzer Prize winners discuss their work, including Doris Kearns Goodwin, Anthony Doerr, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Frank McCourt, Annette Gordon-Reed and David Halberstam, as well as journalists, poets, playwrights and screenwriters.

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Anthony Doerr

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Author Anthony Doerr

Marcia Franklin talks with Anthony Doerr at the 2022 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.

Author Anthony Doerr

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Lois Leveen

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Author Lois Leveen

Marcia Franklin talks with Lois Leveen about her historical novels.

Author Lois Leveen

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Gretel Ehrlich

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Gretel Ehrlich

Marcia Franklin speaks with author Gretel Ehrlich about her works.

Gretel Ehrlich

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Anthony Doerr Special

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Author Anthony Doerr Special

An extended conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr.

Author Anthony Doerr Special

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Kalani Pickhart

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Author Kalani Pickhart

A conversation with author Kalani Pickhart about her book, “I Will Die in a Foreign Land.”

Author Kalani Pickhart

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Political Scientist Yascha Mounk

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Political Scientist Yascha Mounk

An interview with political scientist Yascha Mounk about his outlook on the United States.

Political Scientist Yascha Mounk

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Kali Fajardo-Anstine

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Author Kali Fajardo-Anstine

A conversation with author Kali Fajardo-Anstine about her work.

Author Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Rebecca Donner

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Author Rebecca Donner

A conversation with author Rebecca Donner about “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days.”

Author Rebecca Donner

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Lawrence Wright

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Author Lawrence Wright

Marcia Franklin talks with journalist and author Lawrence Wright.

Author Lawrence Wright

Video thumbnail: Dialogue The Big Outside: Michael Lanza

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The Big Outside: Michael Lanza

Marcia Franklin talks with outdoor writer Michael Lanza.

The Big Outside: Michael Lanza

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Phil Klay

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Author Phil Klay

Marcia Franklin talks with author and Iraq War veteran Phil Klay.

Author Phil Klay

Video thumbnail: Dialogue A Life Reconnected: Esther Emery

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A Life Reconnected: Esther Emery

Esther Emery discusses "What Falls from the Sky," about her year without the internet.

A Life Reconnected: Esther Emery

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Jamaica Kincaid

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Author Jamaica Kincaid

Marcia Franklin talks with author Jamaica Kincaid about her life and work.

Author Jamaica Kincaid

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Claire Vaye Watkins

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Author Claire Vaye Watkins

Marcia Franklin talks with author Claire Vaye Watkins.

Author Claire Vaye Watkins

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Voices in the Ocean: Susan Casey

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Voices in the Ocean: Susan Casey

Marcia Franklin talks with author Susan Casey.

Voices in the Ocean: Susan Casey

Video thumbnail: Dialogue In the Spotlight: Walter Robinson

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In the Spotlight: Walter Robinson

Marcia Franklin talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and editor Walter Robinson.

In the Spotlight: Walter Robinson

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Creating 'Game of Thrones,' Part Two

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Creating 'Game of Thrones,' Part Two

Marcia Franklin talks with David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, the creators of "Game of Thrones."

Creating 'Game of Thrones,' Part Two

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Creating 'Game of Thrones,' Part One

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Creating 'Game of Thrones,' Part One

Marcia Franklin talks with David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, the creators of "Game of Thrones."

Creating 'Game of Thrones,' Part One

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Presidential Character: Jon Meacham

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Presidential Character: Jon Meacham

Presidential biographer Jon Meacham talks with Marcia Franklin.

Presidential Character: Jon Meacham

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Shakespeare's First Folio

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Shakespeare's First Folio

Marcia Franklin talks with Eric Rasmussen, an expert on Shakespeare’s First Folio.

Shakespeare's First Folio

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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Historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Marcia Franklin talks with historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

Historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Historian Fredrik Logevall

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Historian Fredrik Logevall

Marcia Franklin talks with historian Fredrik Logevall about 'Embers of War.'

Historian Fredrik Logevall

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Attorney Philip Howard

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Attorney Philip Howard

Marcia Franklin talks with attorney Philip Howard about legal reform.

Attorney Philip Howard

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Journalist and Poet Jeffrey Brown

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Journalist and Poet Jeffrey Brown

Marcia Franklin talks with NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown about his poetry.

Journalist and Poet Jeffrey Brown

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Novelist Dinaw Mengestu

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Novelist Dinaw Mengestu

Marcia Franklin talks with novelist Dinaw Mengestu about his works.

Novelist Dinaw Mengestu

Video thumbnail: Dialogue "Comma Queen" Mary Norris

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"Comma Queen" Mary Norris

Marcia Franklin talks with New Yorker editor Mary Norris about her book.

"Comma Queen" Mary Norris

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Tim O'Brien

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Author Tim O'Brien

Marcia Franklin talks with author Tim O'Brien about his works and life.

Author Tim O'Brien

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Stacy Schiff

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Author Stacy Schiff

Marcia Franklin talks with author Stacy Schiff about her book 'The Witches.'

Author Stacy Schiff

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Richard Ford

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Author Richard Ford

Marcia Franklin talks with author Richard Ford about his work and life.

Author Richard Ford

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Playwright Samuel Hunter, Part Two

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Playwright Samuel Hunter, Part Two

Marcia Franklin interviews playwright Samuel Hunter.

Playwright Samuel Hunter, Part Two

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Playwright Samuel Hunter, Part One

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Playwright Samuel Hunter, Part One

Marcia Franklin interviews playwright Samuel Hunter.

Playwright Samuel Hunter, Part One

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Novelist Tayari Jones

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Novelist Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones talks about her novel, “An American Marriage.”

Novelist Tayari Jones

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Susan Orlean

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Author Susan Orlean

New Yorker writer Susan Orlean discusses her works and writing style.

Author Susan Orlean

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Sarah Broom

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Author Sarah Broom

Sarah Broom discusses her award-winning memoir, “The Yellow House.”

Author Sarah Broom

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Catherine Grace Katz

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Author Catherine Grace Katz

Catherine Grace Katz discusses her book, “The Daughters of Yalta.”

Author Catherine Grace Katz

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Daniel James Brown

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Author Daniel James Brown

Author Daniel James Brown talks about his latest book, “Facing the Mountain.”

Author Daniel James Brown

Video thumbnail: Dialogue How to Enjoy the Big Outside

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How to Enjoy the Big Outside

Marcia Franklin continues her conversation with outdoor writer Michael Lanza.

How to Enjoy the Big Outside

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Humorist Dave Barry

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Humorist Dave Barry

Marcia Franklin talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry about Idaho.

Humorist Dave Barry

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Representative John Lewis

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Representative John Lewis

Marcia Franklin talks with Rep. John Lewis about the American civil rights movement.

Representative John Lewis

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Kevin Powers

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Author Kevin Powers

Franklin interviews author and veteran Kevin Powers about The Yellow Birds.

Author Kevin Powers

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Yiyun Li

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Author Yiyun Li

Marcia Franklin talks with Chinese-American author Yiyun Li about her works.

Author Yiyun Li

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Journalist David Epstein

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Journalist David Epstein

Marcia Franklin interviews author and award-winning sports journalist, David Epstein.

Journalist David Epstein

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Isabel Wilkerson

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Author Isabel Wilkerson

Marcia Franklin interviews Isabel Wilkerson about her book, The Warmth of Other Suns.

Author Isabel Wilkerson

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Walking 'The Way' with Kurt Koontz

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Walking 'The Way' with Kurt Koontz

Marcia Franklin talks with Kurt Koontz about his book, A Million Steps.

Walking 'The Way' with Kurt Koontz

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Anthony Doerr

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Author Anthony Doerr

Marcia Franklin talks with Anthony Doerr about his new novel, All the Light We Cannot See.

Author Anthony Doerr

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Pete Fromm

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Author Pete Fromm

Marcia Franklin talks with author Pete Fromm about his latest book and his time in Idaho.

Author Pete Fromm

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Poet Richard Blanco

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Poet Richard Blanco

Marcia Franklin talks with inaugural Poet Richard Blanco about his life and work.

Poet Richard Blanco

Video thumbnail: Dialogue "American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl"

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"American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl"

Marcia Franklin talks with Michael Ames about his book on Bowe Bergdahl.

"American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl"

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Barry Lopez, Part Two

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Author Barry Lopez, Part Two

Part Two of Marcia Franklin's conversation with Barry Lopez about his life and work.

Author Barry Lopez, Part Two

Video thumbnail: Dialogue Author Barry Lopez, Part One

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Author Barry Lopez, Part One

Part One of Marcia Franklin's conversation with Barry Lopez about his life and work.

Author Barry Lopez, Part One