Reader's Corner

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Welcome to Reader’s Corner, a weekly radio show and podcast hosted by Boise State University President Emeritus & Professor of Public Service Bob Kustra. Now in its 15th year, Reader's Corner features lively conversations with leading writers, including many winners of top literary prizes and authors of bestsellers. Join us each week for thoughtful interviews about issues and ideas that matter today.

Coming up on Reader's Corner:

  • Sept. 14 & 16 - "Little Soldiers" with Lenora Chu (encore)
  • Sept. 21 & 23 - "The Ends of the World" with Peter Brannen
  • Sept. 28 & 30 - "A Gentleman in Moscow" with Amor Towles (encore)
  • Oct. 5 & 7 - "The Book That Changed America" with Randall Fuller

In October 2017, Reader's Corner marked a milestone with its 500th guest. Among the notable guests are bestselling authors Erik Larson, Ann Patchett, David Brooks and Candice Millard; Pulitzer Prize winners Anthony Doerr, Elizabeth Kolbert, Tracy Kidder and E.O. Wilson; National Book Award winners Timothy Egan and Nathaniel Philbrick; and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz. 

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Bob Kustra has interviewed over 500 guests for his weekly radio show since 2003. Click here for more about our host.

Ways to Connect

Education professor talking about education issues in Idaho and the nation

History professor and author of "Jedediah Smith: No Ordinary Mountain Man"

Author of "The Secret Life of Edgar Mint"

Discusses the origins of some favorite Christmas traditions

Part II

Former NASA Astronaut, now Boise State's Distinguished Educator in Residence

Boise State Seismologist, with guest host John Gardner

Boise State political science professor, on the state of civic education.

Director of the Center for the Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface (CGISS)

Boise State History professor and expert on the lands of the former Yugoslavia

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