Episode 102: Sheri Fink

 Her Pulitzer-winning reporting on a New Orleans hospital battered by Katrina became the basis of her terrific book, Five Days at Memorial. And just two days before our conversation, she won another Pulitzer as part of the team doing Ebola coverage for the Times. She goes to places sensible people avoid and writes about them astutely. … Continue reading »


Episode 101: Rivka Galchen

 Having endured the rigors of med school and growing up Jewish in Oklahoma, she has written a collection of stories, American Innovations, and a splendid novel, Atmospheric Disturbances. She is conversant with both literature and science, the intellectual equivalent of jeans and formal wear, although I’m unsure which is akin to which. Plus music by … Continue reading »