best of 2013

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

The Book Show #1328 - Neil Gaiman

    Neil Gaiman, one of the world's most beloved fantasy authors, is known for his eclectic work including: The Sandman, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline and The Graveyard Book.

Now he's written his first novel for adults in eight years, The Ocean at the End of the Lane - a bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic which makes the impossible all too real.


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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Best of Music 2013 With Will Hermes

  "Best of" lists start popping up in November. To ensure that we're sharing the best of the entire year, we've saved our music list for the very last morning of the year.

Will Hermes is a Senior Critic for Rolling Stone, a contributor to NPR's All Things Considered, and the author of Loves Goes To Buildings on Fire.


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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Best Movies Of 2013 With Metroland's Shawn Stone

            As 2013 draws to a close, we look back at the best films of the year as determined by Shawn Stone - The Arts Editor of Metroland, The Alternative News Weekly of New York’s Capital Region.

Shawn's List:
10. Rush
9. American Hustle
8. Passion
7. Blue is the Warmest Color
6. Spring Breakers
5. Frances Ha
4. Fruitvale Station
3. The World's End
2. Before Midnight
1. Gravity

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Best of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Simon Winchester's "The Man With The Electrified Brain"

   Simon Winchester has never shied away from big, even enormous, topics—as evidenced by his bestselling biography of the Atlantic Ocean, his account of the Krakatoa volcanic eruption, and his wildly popular The Professor and the Madman, about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary.

In his new memoir, The Man with the Electrified Brain, he takes on arguably his most daunting subject yet: his own flirtation with madness, and one of nature’s greatest and most enduring mysteries, the human brain.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Best Of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd's "Good Prose"

  Our interview with Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd originally aired on The Book Show. It is online here

The Roundtable
10:05 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Best Of 2013 - Fiction - George Saunders' "Tenth Of December"

  Our interview with George Saunders originally aired on The Book Show. It is online here.

The Roundtable
10:05 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Best Of 2013 - Fiction - Meg Wolitzer's "The Interestings"

  Our interview with Meg Wolitzer originally aired on The Book Show. The episode is online here.