What would drive you to steal? Hunger? Greed? For John Charles Gilkey, it’s a sort of love that led him to his crimes. Gilkey is obsessed with books and stole them to satisfy his lust. The journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett has just published a book about Gilkey, and about Utah’s own self-described "bibliodick" Ken Sanders, who hunted the thief plaguing his trade. Bartlett joins Doug to talk about the romance of books and the lengths some will go to possess them.
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From Radiowest, an interview of Heather Armstrong, who runs a popular blog at dooce.com. Interesting for lots of reasons - lots of talk about successful blogging and writing, and lots of talk about Heather’s life.
Friday, we’re broadcasting our conversation with Ron Paul. The congressman and former presidential candidate joined us yesterday on the campus of Utah
A new cold war is raging in America. Patents are the weapons and "trolls" are the soldiers as tech and software companies battle for market supremacy. That’s according to an investigation by NPR Planet Money cohorts Laura Sydell and Alex Blumberg. They join Doug on Monday to talk about the billionaire-backed company that’s one of the most intimidating patent trolls out there, the battleground town of 24,000 people in East Texas and how patents became the tech industry equivalent of a broadsword.