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Inside the Cover is a local show hosted by Ted Ayres. PBS KANSAS viewers are curious, thoughtful and motivated people, so we wanted to offer a show to complement our programming and cultivate an interest in reading.
This show typically run after Doc Martin on Saturday nights at 8:45 p.m. and again Sunday nights at 10:45 p.m. Ted will share insights about the books he’s reading. If you have suggestions for books to feature, comments or questions, please send him an email. Let’s keep reading!

Ted Ayres' Reading Lists

Winter 2021

The Blessing Way 
by Tony Hillerman

Bloody Genius 
by John Sandford

Our Father; The Serial Rapist 
by Emily Schneider

The Red Box 
by Rex Stout

Anxious People 
by Fredrick Backman

Jack 
by Marilynne Robinson

Brain On Fire 
by Susannah Cahalan

Hardwired 
by Meredith Wild

Where There's a Will 
by Rex Stout

Daylight 
by David Baldacci

Scalia Speaks
edited by Christopher J. Scalia and Edward Whelan

The Last Coincidence 
by Robert Goldsborough

Fall 2020

A Time For Mercy 
by John Grisham

Firewall 
by Henning Mankel

The Sentinel 
by Lee Child and Andrew Child

Circe 
by Madeline Miller

Budding Prospects 
by T. C. Boyle

Shade 
by Pete Souza

Flush 
by Carl Hiaasen

Ex Libris 
by Michiko Kakutani

A Man Was A Real Man in Them Days 
by Ruth White Burns and Rose Powers White

Some Buried Caesar 
by Rex Stout

Fair Warning 
by Michael Connelly

Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win 
by Jo Piazza

The Mother Hunt 
by Rex Stout

The Searcher 
by Tana French

These Truths 
by Jill Lepore

Inside The Cover Previously Aired Episodes

The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago

"The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago" by Robert E. Weems is reviewed.

Season 3
1 / 25 Videos
The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago
Inside the Cover
The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago
To Wake the Giant
Inside the Cover
To Wake the Giant
My Marathon
Inside the Cover
My Marathon
Out of Order
Inside the Cover
Out of Order
The Game
Inside the Cover
The Game
The Soul of an Octopus
Inside the Cover
The Soul of an Octopus
The Secret Game
Inside the Cover
The Secret Game
Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe Series
Inside the Cover
Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe Series
The Works of Erik Larson
Inside the Cover
The Works of Erik Larson
These Truths
Inside the Cover
These Truths
The Searcher
Inside the Cover
The Searcher
Ex Libris
Inside the Cover
Ex Libris
Fatal Discord
Inside the Cover
Fatal Discord
Anxious People
Inside the Cover
Anxious People
The Library Book
Inside the Cover
The Library Book
The Zealot and the Emancipator
Inside the Cover
The Zealot and the Emancipator
Brain on Fire
Inside the Cover
Brain on Fire
Budding Prospects
Inside the Cover
Budding Prospects
Scalia Speaks
Inside the Cover
Scalia Speaks
Icons of Rock n' Roll, Part 1
Inside the Cover
Icons of Rock n' Roll, Part 1
Icons of Rock n' Roll, Part 2
Inside the Cover
Icons of Rock n' Roll, Part 2
Dreams of El Dorado
Inside the Cover
Dreams of El Dorado
A Promised Land
Inside the Cover
A Promised Land
My Flint Hills
Inside the Cover
My Flint Hills
Ted's Book List 2020
Inside the Cover
Ted's Book List 2020

O Pioneers!

Willa Cather's "O Pioneers".

Season 2
1 / 25 Videos
O Pioneers!
Inside the Cover
O Pioneers!
The Warmth of Other Suns
Inside the Cover
The Warmth of Other Suns
The Naked and the Dead
Inside the Cover
The Naked and the Dead
Bunts
Inside the Cover
Bunts
Life in a Jar
Inside the Cover
Life in a Jar
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die
Inside the Cover
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die
Leadership in Turbulent Times
Inside the Cover
Leadership in Turbulent Times
American Dialogue
Inside the Cover
American Dialogue
Where the Crawdads Sing
Inside the Cover
Where the Crawdads Sing
Cherry
Inside the Cover
Cherry
Wicked Wichita
Inside the Cover
Wicked Wichita
The Shakespeare Requirement
Inside the Cover
The Shakespeare Requirement
Three Women
Inside the Cover
Three Women
D-Day Anniversary
Inside the Cover
D-Day Anniversary
Bookstores in Paris
Inside the Cover
Bookstores in Paris
Lab Girl
Inside the Cover
Lab Girl
Space
Inside the Cover
Space
Robicheaux
Inside the Cover
Robicheaux
The Overstory
Inside the Cover
The Overstory
Robin
Inside the Cover
Robin
The Pioneers
Inside the Cover
The Pioneers
Murder in the Map Room
Inside the Cover
Murder in the Map Room
A Girl Stands at the Door
Inside the Cover
A Girl Stands at the Door
The Statesman and the Storyteller
Inside the Cover
The Statesman and the Storyteller
The Chisholm Trail
Inside the Cover
The Chisholm Trail

Engines of Change

Paul Ingrassia's "Engines of Change".

Season 1
1 / 25 Videos
Engines of Change
Inside the Cover
Engines of Change
Dark Sacred Night
Inside the Cover
Dark Sacred Night
Sapiens
Inside the Cover
Sapiens
A Street Cat Named Bob
Inside the Cover
A Street Cat Named Bob
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Inside the Cover
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Heartland
Inside the Cover
Heartland
The Bully Pulpit
Inside the Cover
The Bully Pulpit
Fly Girls
Inside the Cover
Fly Girls
Evicted
Inside the Cover
Evicted
Just Mercy
Inside the Cover
Just Mercy
Lilac Girls
Inside the Cover
Lilac Girls
The Last Wild Places in Kansas
Inside the Cover
The Last Wild Places in Kansas
The Saint of Wolves and Butchers
Inside the Cover
The Saint of Wolves and Butchers
Gorilla and the Bird / Beyond Cold Blood
Inside the Cover
Gorilla and the Bird / Beyond Cold Blood
Revolution Song / Alexander Hamilton
Inside the Cover
Revolution Song / Alexander Hamilton
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Inside the Cover
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
The Age of Eisenhower Revisited
Inside the Cover
The Age of Eisenhower Revisited
The General vs The President / The Age of Eisenho
Inside the Cover
The General vs The President / The Age of Eisenho
The Firebrand and The First Lady
Inside the Cover
The Firebrand and The First Lady
The Berlin 1936 Olympics
Inside the Cover
The Berlin 1936 Olympics
Wooden: A Coach's Life / Ali
Inside the Cover
Wooden: A Coach's Life / Ali
A Great Reckoning / Bear Town
Inside the Cover
A Great Reckoning / Bear Town
Avid Reader / The End of Your Life Book Club
Inside the Cover
Avid Reader / The End of Your Life Book Club
Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings
Inside the Cover
Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings
Gellhorn
Inside the Cover
Gellhorn