Jenni L. Walsh – Side by Side: A Novel of Bonnie and Clyde
Fiction / September 24, 2018

September 24, 2018 – Our time machine welcomes aboard infamous bank robbing-legends Bonnie and Clyde, as they tear a gash across 1930s America at the height of the Great Depression. Returning to ride shotgun with us on this crime spree is Jenni L. Walsh, who we chatted with about her debut novel, the stand-alone origin story Becoming Bonnie. Jenni’s sophomore book isn’t a sequel, but the edge-of-your-seat crime spree work of fiction Side by Side: A Novel of Bonnie and Clyde. In it, we meet a very different couple in a crippled America. Instead of basking in Bonnie’s love, snug in her arms, Clyde is suffering the abuse that helps harden his heart in a Texas prison. Visit our guest at and follow her @JenniLWalsh on Twitter.   Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:37 — 120.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | More

Dow Phumiruk – Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
Exploration , Youth / September 10, 2018

September 10, 2018 – Our time machine rockets to the moon — and misses — aboard the ill-fated Apollo 13. Saving the day is the African-American woman whose mathematical know-how guided the trio of Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise safely back home. As a child, Katherine Johnson loved math, and triumphed with her family’s support to learn despite segregated schools of the day. Bringing an out-of-this-word story to life for readers 5 to 9 years of age, is Dow Phumiruk, whose vivid illustrations blast off in Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13, written by Helaine Becker. Dow Phumiruk is a pediatrician with a passion for art who enjoys adventures at home, hiking on the trails of Colorado. Visit her online at or follow her @DowPhumiruk. We previously discussed Dow’s illustrations when we chatted with Jeanne Walker Harvey about their book, Maya Lin: Artist – Architect of Light and Lines. A special Happy Birthday to Katherine Johnson, who turned 100 years old just a couple of weeks before this episode’s air-date!     Podcast: Download (Duration: 44:10 — 101.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | More