The Roundtable

Weekdays, 9:00am

WAMC's The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9am to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, listener call-ins, music, and much (much) more! Hosted by Joe Donahue and produced by Sarah LaDuke, The Roundtable tackles serious and lighthearted subjects, looking to explore the many facets of the human condition with civility, respect and responsibility.

The show's hallmark is thoughtful interviews with A-list newsmakers, authors, artists, sports figures, actors, and people with interesting stories to tell. Since hitting the airwaves in May of 2001, The Roundtable has interviewed the likes of Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Maya Angelou, Madeleine Albright, Jimmy Carter, John McCain, Bob Dole, Bill O'Reilly, Steve Martin, James Taylor, Bill Cosby, Stephen King, Melissa Etheridge and lots of other really cool people. Plus, Wilco does our theme song. What more can you ask for?

If you have any questions or you'd like to be on the show, email us at roundtable@wamc.org

"Book Picks" lists are here.

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Playlist

December 03, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
10:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:25 AM
Two Weeks
Artist : Grizzly Bear
Album : Two Weeks
Label : Warp Records
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Health
9:50 am
Fri January 11, 2013

"Fat Chance" by Robert Lustig

In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, our next guest says the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. Dr. Robert Lustig believes the result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri January 11, 2013

"Conversations with Kreskin"

The Amazing Kreskin has made a career of being a mentalist for over six-decades.

We welcome him back to the show and speak with him about his crazy schedule and Conversations with Kreskin.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu January 10, 2013

"Back to School" by Mike Rose

Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves A Second Chance at Education is the first book to look at the schools that serve a growing population of “second-chancers,” exploring what higher education—in the fullest sense of the term—can offer our rapidly changing society.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

We welcome Alain de Botton and speak with him about his book, Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 3

After years of incoming flak, the polling industry regained some credibility in the 2012 presidential election.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s time to look ahead to 2014 .

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu January 10, 2013

The Willpower Instinct by Dr. Kelly McGonigal

As an award-winning psychology instructor at Stanford University, as well as a health educator for the School of Medicine’s Health Improvement Program, Dr. Kelly McGonigal’s job is to help people manage stress and make positive changes in their lives. After years of watching people try to control their bodies, emotions, and choices, she realized that much of what they believed about willpower was sabotaging their success and creating unnecessary stress.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu January 10, 2013

"Kinsey and Me: Stories" by Sue Grafton

In 1982 years ago, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone - the main character in her best-selling alphabet mystery series. In her new book, Kinsey and Me: Stories Grafton gives readers stories that reveal Kinsey’s origins and Sue’s past.

The Roundtable - Listener Essay
11:52 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Listener Essay - I Am a Fan of the Nap

This Listener Essay proposes a nap menu in place of a dessert menu. 

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Wed January 9, 2013

A Ship Without A Sail: The Life of Lorenz Hart

Lyricist, Lorenz Hart, together with composer Richard Rodgers, wrote some of the most memorable songs ever created. Gary Marmorstein’s new book, A Ship Without A Sail: The Life of Lorenz Hart is a revelatory biography that includes many of the lyrics that define Hart’s legacy.

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