“Wordy Birds” Broadcast Interviews of Great Lives Authors Now Available

When a Great Lives speaker has also written a book, he or she is interviewed by Liz Humes, host of Wordy Birds, at the Kalnen Inn where are all Great Lives guests are invited to stay.


Wordy Birds interviews are a click away, below!

Liz Humes is an artist, writer, radio host, activist and mother. But mostly she just likes to “read, think about ideas and listen to cool people talk.” She has read a book a week since February 2005, when the first version of Wordy Birds debuted on WRIR 97.3 FM, which is now broadcast every Friday at noon from Richmond, Virginia.

All Wordy Birds interviews are conducted face-to-face with the authors. To listen outside of the Richmond metro area, the show is streamed live on www.wrir.org.

Liz is currently the President of the board of WRIR-LP FM. Prior to her involvement with Richmond Independent Radio, Liz was the publisher of Punchline, a free alternative weekly in Richmond. She has also worked with local and national publications including Vegetarian Times, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Style Weekly and the Greater Richmond Partnership Viewbook.

She is available for public speaking engagements, panel discussions and general book chat. Interested authors, publishers and publicists can contact her at lizs@writ.org.

Below, just click on the title of the book and you’ll be taken directly to the Wordy Birds web site where you can hear the interview.


Wordy Bird Interviews

And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life by Charles J. Shields (Original air date: January 27, 2012)
The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture by Joshua Kendall (Original air date: February 10, 2012)
American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America by David O. Stewart (Original air date: February 17, 2012)
Columbus: The Four Voyages by Laurence Bergreen (Original air date: March 2, 2012)
Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season by Jonathan Eig (Original air date: March 9, 2012)
Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned by John A. Farrell (Original air date: March 16, 2012)
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen (Original air date: March 23, 2012)
Bold Dragoon: the Life of J.E.B. Stuart by Emory Thomas (Original air date: April 6, 2012)
Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss (Original air date: April 13, 2012)