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Six Months in Sudan

In 2007, James Maskalyk, newly recruited by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), set out for the contested border town of Abyei, Sudan.  An emergency physician drawn to the ravaged parts of the world, Maskalyk spent six months treating malnourished children, coping with a measles epidemic, watching for war, and struggling to meet overwhelming needs with few […]

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives – David Eagleman

Today there’s another chance to hear our entire interview with author David Eagleman. His book Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives has been widely praised by the likes of Philip Pullman, Brian Eno and Stephen Fry.  David’s own background is unusually broad – by day, he heads the Eagleman Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine […]

Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street – Mahfouz

It’s our last discussion for a while with John Simopoulos and again, we’re focusing on our series entitled Books That Matter. Galsworthy and Proust? Not worthy to hold a candle to today’s featured author, Mahfouz – says John.  Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian novelist who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature, and is regarded […]