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The Library of Congress Magazine features interviews with newsmakers, opinion leaders, expert curators, subject matter experts and members of our hardworking staff. We'll share extensive audio versions of these interviews in this podcast series.

  • Four Who Served, Now Serving the Library
    The Library of Congress counts many veterans among its own staff. Sheryl Cannady talks with four of them about their experiences in the military.
  • First Word – Carla Hayden
    The Library's Sheryl Cannady talks with Carla Hayden, who discusses her decision to become a librarian and her plans as the new Librarian of Congress.
  • Charles Wright on Being the Poet Laureate
    The Library's Sheryl Cannady talks with poet Charles Wright, who discusses the work and experience of serving as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress. Wright was named Poet Laureate in 2014 and served to 2015, and is the author of 24 collections of poems.
  • My Job: Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
    Karen Keninger, newly-appointed director of the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped at the Library of Congress, discusses with Jon Munshaw her work managing the Library's free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.
  • Lord Lothian on American Ties to Magna Carta
    The Library's Sheryl Cannady chats with Michael Lothian, a member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, where he sits as the Marquess of Lothian. A member of the British Parliament and descendant of King John, Lord Lothian discusses Magna Carta's legacy.
  • Bonnie Raitt on the John Raitt Collection
    Renowned singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt remembers her father, a legend of the Broadway stage, whose papers have joined the collections at the Library of Congress.
  • Biographer Robert Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro discusses the political acumen of Lyndon B. Johnson. His latest bestseller, "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson," is the fourth volume of the critically praised series about the 36th president.
  • Michael Feinstein on Sound Preservation
    Renowned singer-pianist Michael Feinstein, a proponent of the Great American Songbook, talks about the importance of sound preservation and the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board, an organization dedicated to safeguarding America’s audio heritage.