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  • January 2015

Show #1 January 3 & 4
Elaine kicks off the New Year with a show dedicated to the men and women whose music provided the soundtrack of our lives. Glyn Johns, sound engineer and producer of iconic bands, including the Stones, the Eagles and the Beatles, is today's guest.

Glyn Johns, Record Producer/Sound Engineer and Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Billy Joel" by Fred Schruers
"Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith" by Joe Perry with David Ritz
"Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin" by David Ritz
"The Leonard Bernstein Letters" edited by Nigel Simone
"Herbie Hancock: Possibilities" by Herbie Hancock
"The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light" by Carlos Santana with Ashley Kahn
"On the Road with Janis Joplin" by John Byrne Cooke

Show #2 January 10 & 11
A spotlight on those - both in fiction and non-fiction - who've taken the road less traveled. Guests today are John Waters, (yes, of "Hairspray" and "Pink Flamingos" fame) whose latest book, "Carsick," chronicles his cross-country hitchhiking adventures; and Juan Jose Valdes of the National Geographic Society.

John Waters, Actor/Author
Juan Jose Valdes, of the National Geographic Society

Audio Books Previewed:
"Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life" by Tom Robbins
"The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan
"To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: A Novel" by Joshua Ferris
"Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book" by Richard Ford
"Everything I Never Told You: A Novel" by Celeste Ng
"Little Failure: A Memoir" by Gary Shteyngart

Show #3 January 17 & 18
A look at the top fiction and non-fiction titles selected by Amazon as 2014's best. Elaine speaks with Cristina HenrĂ­quez about "The Book of Unknown Americans," her title that earned a well-deserved spot on many of the year's "Best Of" lists.

Cristina Henriquez, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette" by Hampton Sides
"We Are Not Ourselves" by Matthew Thomas
"Fives and Twenty-Fives" by Michael Pitre
"Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art" by Carl Hoffman
"No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State" by Glenn Greenwald
"I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style...With a Twist" by Betty Halbreich with Rebecca Paley

Show #4 January 24 & 25
A chance to team up with sleuths, spies, agents, and thieves as we investigate a new gang of thrillers. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child offer Elaine a sneak peek at their newest title in rollicking conversation about cops and cons.

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Authors

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Lost Key: A Brit in the FBI, Book 2" by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison
"Blue Labyrinth" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
"The Job: A Fox and O’Hare Novel, Book 3" by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
"Thief: A Robin Monarch Novel, Book 3" by Mark Sullivan
"Bless Her Dead Little Heart" by Miranda James
"Wolf in White Van" by John Darnielle
"I am Pilgrim: A Thriller" by Terry Hayes
"An Officer and a Spy: A Novel" by Robert Harris