2015 marks the tenth full year Writer’s Voice has been on the air (the show began in July of 2014.)Â Each December, as IÂ look back on the interviews our guests have given us, I amÂ struck by the richness and depth of conversation we have been privileged to engage in.
This year, I wasÂ hard put to choose the Ten Best, because it left out so many other wonderful episodes. But following is a list ofÂ some that came rushing into my memory as notable when I looked over all the terrific shows we did in 2015.
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We talk with M.T. Anderson about his new book Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad. It tells the story of how Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony inspired the resistance of the people of Leningrad to one of the most brutal sieges in history, that mounted by Hitler’s Army in World War II.
And with the world climate talks happening in Paris, we consider the intersection between climate change — and terrorism. We air a clip from our 2011 interview with Christian Parenti about his book, Tropic of Chaos.