David Perry on Word By Word – April 12, 2020

In the midst of the pandemic, you may not be aware that the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists re-set their so-called ‘Doomsday Clock’ to 100 seconds before midnight—the closest the clock has ever been to catastrophic nuclear annihilation. That recalibration is the focus of one of the episodes of Nuclear educator David Perry’s soon to launch […]

Gil Mansergh Welcomes Eleven-Year-Old Author Josie Campbell on Word by Word (Aired: February 9, 2020)

Eleven-year-old Josie Campbell is the youngest published novelist Gil Mansergh has hosted on Word by Word; Conversations With Writers, and she was only in second grade when she began writing the story that eventually grew into her book called The Thunderinions: Evil’s Rise. Pronounced Thunder-in-Yons, these are the occasionally visible and often audible imaginary friends […]

Gil Welcomes Stay-at-Home Dad Turned Author, David Hightower on World By Word – November 10, 2019

We have all probably seen or heard something in the news that made us say, “Someone should do something about it.” The difference with today’s Word By Word: Conversations With Writers guest, David Hightower, is that he did do something. He wrote a book. Hightower explains,” I’m not a writer. I was a day trader […]

The Multi-Talented Leslie Sbrocco Joins Gil Mansergh’s Word By Word for October

Leslie SbroccoGil Mansergh’s Word By Word timely conversation for October is the passionately multi-talented Leslie Sbrocco, host of Check Please Bay Area for 14 years, and executive producer, writer, and presenter of her brand new PBS series 100 Days, Drinks, Dishes & Destinations. The series will begin airing on public television stations across the country […]

Novelist and Particle Physicist Ransom Stephens and His Newest Book, Too Rich To Die on Word by Word – September 8, 2019

Word by Word host, Gil Mansergh, welcomes a return visit with novelist and particle physicist Ransom Stephens and his newest book Too Rich To Die. A fifth generation Californian Ransom tells people “My family insists that “Ransom” is an Irish name, so I went to Ireland and asked around and no one had heard of […]

Rhys Bowen in Conversation with Gil Mansergh on Word By Word – August 11, 2019

Word By Word host Gil Mansergh suggests that before listening to today’s show, you might like to pack your bags for both your honeymoon and an African Safari. You will soon find out why, because our guest is the New York Times multiple bestseller and winner of over 20 writing awards Rhys Bowen with her […]

Since our Word By Word host, Gil Mansergh is on a tour of Ireland, here’s an encore of his conversation with Elizabeth George – July 14, 2019

Since many Word By Word listeners first encountered Scotland Yard’s dapper Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his down-to-earth partner, Sergeant Barbara Havers on PBS’ British produced Masterpiece Mystery TV shows, they may be surprised to learn that Elizabeth George is an American who lives on picturesque Whidbey Island in Washington state.  In this show,  George […]

Word by Word Welcomes Murder Mystery Writer Cara Black – June 9, 2019

Word by Word listeners (and mystery writers) will enjoy the conversation (and pick up a few writing tips), during Gil Mansergh’s informative conversation with Cara Black, the New York Times bestselling author of 19 Aimee Leduc murder mysteries. Each novel takes place in a different Parisian administrative district. Known as arrondissements, these 22 districts circle […]

NYT Bestselling Historian Julia Flynn Siler Joins Gil Mansergh on Word By Word – May 12, 2019

Word By Word host Gil Mansergh welcomes the NYT bestselling historian Julia Flynn Siler with her newest work, The White Devil’s Daughter. Subtitled The Women Who Fought Slavery In San Francisco’s Chinatown, the book lays bare the corruption and complicity of the police, judges, landlords, and businessmen who aided and profited by keeping thousands of […]

Bestselling Novelist Lisa See – April 14, 2019

Word By Word: Conversations With Writers host, Gil Mansergh is pleased to welcome the return of bestselling novelist Lisa See with her newest tale of strong women surviving against seemingly impossible odds— The Island of Sea Women. Booklist has called the novel “Stupendous…Mesmerizing,” and this revealing Word-By-Word conversation delves into the complexities surrounding the creation […]