People of the Book

Podcast with Meryl Ain

In her podcast, People of the Book, Meryl chats with authors and storytellers in thought provoking and intimate conversations — all with a Jewish twist. The interviews span historical themes, contemporary issues, the writing process, and the influences that inspire and empower writers to tell stories and share them with the world. The podcast is a copyrighted presentation of The Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.

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Episode 45: Talia Carner discusses the historical origins of THE BOY WITH THE STAR TATTOO

Episode 44: Robert Yaffe, author of RELINQUISHED, chats with Meryl Ain about his search for his birth family

Episode 43: OFF TO JOIN THE CIRCUS: Deborah Kalb chats with Meryl about her delightful new family saga

Episode 42: STRADDLING BLACK AND WHITE: Kim Salzman’s novel about the immigration of Ethiopian Jewry to Israel

Episode 41: PLACES WE LEFT BEHIND with Jennifer Lang: a memoir about marriage, family, faith and life in Israel

Episode 40: Am Yisrael Chai: a timely, moving interview with author and scholar Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Episode 39: The Prophetess: Evonne Marzouk talks her new novel, Israel and the global increase in antisemitism

Episode 38: Babylon: Michelle Cameron discusses her new novel, the Babylonian exile, and its meaning for today

Episode 37: UNEARTHED: Meryl Frank talks about her new memoir and the important lessons of the Holocaust

Episode 36: BESSIE: Author Linda Kass chats with Meryl about her new historical fiction novel

Episode 35: THE MARRIAGE BOX: Corie Adjmi joins Meryl Ain for a wide-ranging discussion sparked by her new novel

Episode 34: A.J. Sidransky and Miriam Abrahams discuss INCIDENT AT SAN MIGUEL, based on events in Abrahams’ family

Episode 33: Encore Presentation: Becca Kantor, editorial director of the Jewish Book Council and Paper Brigade chats with Meryl

Episode 32: Special Presentation: Renee Weingarten, founder of Renee’s Reading Club, in conversation with Meryl Ain and readers in cooperation with the Peninsula Public Library

Episode 31: Special Presentation: Meryl Ain, author of SHADOWS WE CARRY, discusses the book with readers Randi Brenowitz and Bayla Lovens.

Episode 30: ONCE WE WERE HOME: author Jennifer Rosner discusses her new novel with Meryl Ain

Episode 29: Encore Presentation: Susan Weidman Schneider

Episode 28: Encore Presentation: Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

Episode 27: Claudia Long

Episode 26: Becca Kantor

Episode 25: Robin Kall

Episode 24: Kitty Zeldis

Episode 23: Deborah Levison

Episode 22: Nora Gold

Episode 21: Rick Kaye and Annette Schwarz Kaye

Episode 20: Zibby Owens

Episode 19: Isabel Vincent

Episode 18: Martha Gershun

Episode 17: Elan Barnehama

Episode 16: Susan Weidman Schneider

Episode 15: Jacquie Herz

Episode 14: Ruth Rotkowitz and Rose Ross

Episode 13: Roni Robbins

Episode 12: Brad Kolodny

Episode 11: Jacqueline Friedland

Episode 10: Marilyn Simon Rothstein

Episode 9: Lois Schaffer

Episode 8: Rabbi Dan Ornstein

Episode 7: Sharon Gloger Friedman

Episode 6: Esther Amini

Episode 5: Dan Grunfeld

Episode 4: Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

Episode 3: Thane Rosenbaum

Episode 2: Julie Zuckerman

Episode 1: Michelle Cameron