We speak about Most Wanted: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected with Thomas J. Foley, a former Massachusetts state police colonel and the investigator who sparked Bulger’s flight from Boston.

Mike Holmes is the host of the two highest rated programs on Home and Garden Television, Holmes on Homes and Holmes Inspection. WAMC's Patrick Donges spoke with Holmes about his new book, The Holmes Inspection: The Essential Guide for Every Homeowner, Buyer, and Seller, and about how a working class kid from Toronto became a television star.

Jamie Saul has written for various magazines including People and Playboy. A two-time guest professor at Yale University, he was the recipient of the Poynter Fellowship. Following his debut novel, Light of Day, author Jamie Saul now explores the intricate relationships between friends and siblings, husbands and wives.

We speak with Joe Bastianich about his book, Restaurant Man.

We welcome Gary McLouth and speak with him about his book, Do No Harm and Other Stories.

Erik Larson in considered a master of narrative non-fiction, author of the national bestsellers Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm. Now, he tells the remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power in Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin.

Aired on 5/2/2012


May 3, 2012

A year ago Tuesday, Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces inside a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The decade-long search for bin Laden is detailed in a new book by CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen. The name of the book is Manhunt. Bergen is one of the first Americans to ever interview the al-Qaida leader. In Manhunt, he outlines how U.S. national security officials pored over thousands of clues before zeroing in on where bin Laden and his family members were living.

Aired 5/2/2012

Ace Atkins

May 3, 2012

Robert B. Parker’s famed detective, Spenser, lives on in the new novel, Lullaby, by Ace Atkins, who has taken over Parker’s franchise following his death in 2010. Ace Atkins joins us to talk about the pressure and honor of writing Parker's characters.

Aired 5/2/2012

Author and journalist Tom Wilber join us to discuss his new book, Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale. He'll be at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck on May 4th.

Aired 5/2/2012