Rebecca Eaton is the executive producer of the PBS Masterpiece, joins us and tell us some behind the scenes tidbits from great series like Downton Abbey. Learn more from her book Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Prime Suspect, Cranford, Upstairs Downstairs, and Other Great Shows

Mimi Sheraton former New York Times Restaurant critic has a lot to say, about a lot of food!!! Join us as she talks about her book, 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover’s Life List and some culinary adventures you don’t want to miss!
Author and cultural critic Ben Yagoda has written for The New York Times, Newsweek and Rolling Stone. He joins the Steven Maggi Show to talk about interviews with many great musicians of our time. Learn about the history of American Songwriting, with greats like Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and more in his book, The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song.

RonaldRonald_Kessler Kessler is an American journalist and author of 20 non-fiction books about the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, and CIA. Listen to him talk about his book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents. He talks about secrets in the Oval Office including President Nixon, President Kennedy, President Obama and more! “Being assigned to Hillary Clinton is a form of punishment!”


Former Daily Show corespondent, and star of HBO’s Looking, joins the show to talk about her new book, Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having It All from Someone Who Is Not Okay. Sometimes things aren’t what they look like and Lauren Weedman talks about how she did NOT have it all, just because she is on TV!

We have always been fascinated by the movies about the Mob such as The Godfather and Goodfellas. Author Charles Brandt, former homicide investigator joins the show to talk about Jimmy Hoffa and his book, soon to be a movie, “I Heard You Paint Houses”, Updated Edition: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Glyn Johns talks about his amazing career as a sound man, and all the incredible musicians he has worked with throughout his life. Check out his book: Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles , Eric Clapton, the Faces . . .


Key figure in the Water Gate hearings that brought down President Richard Nixon, John W. Dean talks about his book, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. Dean provides a great historical account of what really happened, in this full account about Watergate, and Nixon’s involvement.



Everything you wanted to know about food in NYC is right here! Join us with Ina Yalof to learn about all the food delicacies, treats, and hidden gems of NYC. Get your copy of Food and the City: New York’s Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It and dig in!


A man thought to be Ivan the Terrible, a Nazi war criminal was found guilty, and sentenced to death, but then they found out he was a victim of mistaken identity. But was he actually innocent? Lawrence Douglas, author of The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial talks about one of the last major Holocaust trials for our time.


Author, producer and consultant to the TV series Mad Men Josh Weltman, joins the Steven Maggi Show and talks about what does, and doesn’t work in the world of advertising. Josh talks about “how does persuasion work?” and how TV shows are sold. Learn more about the book Seducing Strangers: The Little Black Book of Advertising Secrets and how these techniques are woven into Mad Men!

Karissa Hadden hosts the show, Animal Storm Squad on Nat Geo Wild. The show follows a team of dedicated meteorologists, storm chasers and animal experts who rescue trapped and injured pets. Led by Karissa, a vet tech with a heart of gold, this series takes an inside look at the heroes who save animals’ lives in the worst of times.


Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha talks about the Battle of Keating in his book, Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor. Learn about the heroes that fought with valor, and the Americans that made the ultimate sacrifice.



Editor Amy Gary joins the Steven Maggi Show to talk about the new book by Margaret Wise Brown, Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of Seasons. Discover more about these wonderful poems found, years after her passing, put to music and available now!Margaret_Wise_Brown

This week we talk to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. Join us on this fascinating journey with Misha Ray, the Digital Marketing Manager at the museum. Learn about organized crime, how it grew and the heroes that fought them. You can listen to wire taps and even shoot a replica Tommy Gun!

Join us for a humorous look at life, it’s lessons and how to enjoy the little things. Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal talks about the funny things in life and the state of Pop Music, in his book Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living.

Greg Iles talks about his 2nd book The Bone Tree after Natchez Burning. Join the show as we talk about how far we have come in race relations.

Are you ready to retire? Do you have enough money saved? Teresa Ghilarducci joins the show with her book, How to Retire with Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is. Learn about how social security alone wont cut it, and secrets to enjoining your golden years.

Joanne Ruthsatz and Kimberly Stephens talk about the genetic link between autism and prodigy. Listen to this fascinating discussion about their new book, The Prodigy’s Cousin: The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talent.

Adam Cohen, New York Times bestselling author of Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck talks about a scary & shameful part of American history. Learn about the tremendous injustice in this country which led to the sterilization of 70,000 Americans.


Adam Makos joins the Steven Maggi Show to talk about his latest book, Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice. The Korean Conflict is America’s “forgotten war” and there are many heroes and this book will talk about what one man did in the name of friendship.


Laura Prepon, star of Orange Is the New Black & That 70’s Show and nutritionist Elizabeth Troy talk about their new book, The Stash Plan: Your 21-Day Guide to Shed Weight, Feel Great, and Take Charge of Your Health. The older we get, the harder it is to stay in shape, but this book will show you how to eat right…and take care of your body!

Michael Grant joins the Steven Maggi Show to talk about his latest book, Front Lines. Imagine WWII but a draft that included women. Three daring young women will play their parts in the war to defeat evil and save the human race.

Tim English has a great book that talks about the truth behind some of the biggest hits in Rock-n-Roll and how some of our biggest musicians got by with a little “help” from their friends, and by help we mean taking their material! You can get Tim’s book on Amazon: Sounds Like Teen Spirit: Stolen Melodies, Ripped-off Riffs, and the Secret History of Rock and Roll.

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Robert S. Abbott founded The Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, and was dubbed a “Modern Moses,” becoming one of the first black millionaires in the process. His successor wielded the newspaper’s clout to elect mayors and presidents, including Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy, who would have lost in 1960 if not for The Defender’s support. Along the way, its pages were filled with columns by legends like Ida B. Wells, Langston Hughes, and Martin Luther King. Ethan Michaeli talks about his book The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America and race in America from the age of Teddy Roosevelt to the age of Barack Obama.

UnPregnant Pause: Where Are the Babies? by Debbie Slevin looks at the growing trend of women in their thirties who are not marrying or having children, missing out on their “prime birthing years.” Debbie Slevin masterfully weaves in her personal experiences with an innovative research endeavor that encompasses interviews with fertility experts, psychologists, sociologists, clergy and women going through the process.