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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!

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Inside The Cover Previously Aired Episodes

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The Works of Herman Wouk

Ted reviews three books by author Herman Wouk.

Season 4
1 / 9 Videos
The Works of Herman Wouk
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The Works of Herman Wouk
Overground Railroad
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Overground Railroad
Sandy Hook
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Sandy Hook
To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth
Inside the Cover
To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth
The Rope
Inside the Cover
The Rope
A Sense of History
Inside the Cover
A Sense of History
Sitting Pretty
Inside the Cover
Sitting Pretty
Gods at Play
Inside the Cover
Gods at Play
The Works of Steve Martini
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The Works of Steve Martini

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
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The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago
To Wake the Giant
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To Wake the Giant
My Marathon
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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
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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
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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
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Ted's Book List 2020

O Pioneers!

Willa Cather's "O Pioneers".

Season 2
1 / 25 Videos
O Pioneers!
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O Pioneers!
The Warmth of Other Suns
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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Naked and the Dead
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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
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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
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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
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Lab Girl
Space
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Space
Robicheaux
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Robicheaux
The Overstory
Inside the Cover
The Overstory
Robin
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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
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The Chisholm Trail

Engines of Change

Paul Ingrassia's "Engines of Change".

Season 1
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Engines of Change
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Engines of Change
Dark Sacred Night
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Dark Sacred Night
Sapiens
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Sapiens
A Street Cat Named Bob
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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
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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
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The Berlin 1936 Olympics
Wooden: A Coach's Life / Ali
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Wooden: A Coach's Life / Ali
A Great Reckoning / Bear Town
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A Great Reckoning / Bear Town
Avid Reader / The End of Your Life Book Club
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Avid Reader / The End of Your Life Book Club
Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings
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Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings
Gellhorn
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Gellhorn

Ted Ayres' Reading Lists 2022

Mercy

by David Baldacci

On Animals 

by Susan Orlean

Vanderbilt 

by Anderson Cooper and Kathleen Howe

The Accursed 

by Joyce Carol Oates

Marjorie Morningstar 

by Herman Wouk

Lindbergh, A Biography 

by Leonard Mosley

Go Farby 

by Jennifer Strong McConachie

The Narratives of Frederick Douglas 

by Frederick Douglas

Americanah 

by Chimamandra Ngozi Adiche

Better Off Dead 

by Lee Child and Andrew Child

City On Fire 

by Don Winslow

Three Ordinary Girls 

by Tim Brady

The Paris Library 

by Janet Skeslien Charles

Pearls Awaits The Jide 

by Stephan Pastis

In Search Of History 

by Theodore H. White

The Old Philosopher 

by Robert E. (Bob) Walterscheid

The Lincoln Highway 

by Amor Towles

A Bookshop In Berlin 

by Francoise Frenkel

Crazy Horse 

by Larry McMurtry

Youngblood Hawke 

by Herman Wouk

Vladimir 

by Julia May Jonas

We, The House 

by Warren Ashworth and Susan Kander

America In Search Of Itself 

by Theodore H. White

The Overground Railroad 

by Candacy Taylor

Cloud Cuckoo Land 

by Anthony Doerr

Madhouse At The End Of The Earth 

by Julian Sa net on

Hook 

by Randolph Horton

Three To Get Deadly 

by Janet Evanovich

Voluntary Madness 

by Norah Vincent

Doc 

by Mary Doria Russell

South Of Broad 

by Pat Conroy

Bone Deep 

by Charles Bosworth, Jr. and Joel J. Schwartz

The Cat Who Saved Books

by Sosuke Natsukawa

Another Kind Of Eden 

by James Lee Burke

Humankind 

by Rutger Bregman

Self-Made Man 

by Norah Vincent

Our First Civil War 

by H.W. Brands

Shadows Reel 

by C.J. Box

Fears Of A Setting Sun 

by Dennis C. Rasmussen

The Baseball 100 

by Joe Posnanski

Dream Town 

by David Baldacci

Sleeping Giants 

by Sylvain Neuvel

The Witch Elm 

by Tana French

The Miracle Of Dunkirk 

by Walter Lord

Overboard 

by Sara Paretsky

The Arraignment 

by Steve Martini

Adirondacks Outlaws

by Niki Kourofsky

The Judge 

by Steve Martini

Sandy Hook 

by Elizabeth Williamson

To The Uttermost Ends Of The Earth 

by Phil Keith and Tom Glavin

J.C. Penney 

by David Delbert Kruger

The Roosevelts 

by Peter Collier and David Horowitz

Sparring Partners 

by John Grisham

Pappyland 

by Wright Thompson

The Museum Of Extraordinary Things 

by Alice Hoffman

The Jury 

by Steve Martini

Shadow Of Power 

by Steve Martini

Guardian Of Lies 

by Steve Martini

The Rule Of Nine 

by Steve Martini

The Enemy Inside 

by Steve Martini

Surfing The Panther 

by Steve Martini and Linda Fairstein

Boulder 1859-1919 

by Mona Lambrecht and the Boulder History Museum

Compelling Evidence 

by Steve Martini

The Grand Assembly 

by Mary Galey

The Lethal Elixer 

by Dennis Ross

Likely Jo Die 

by Linda Fairstein

The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye 

by David Lagercrantz

The List 

by Steve Martini

River Of The Gods 

by Candice Millard

The Lonely Men 

by Louis L'Amour

Cold Hit 

by Linda Fairstein

Prime Witness 

by Steve Martini

Undue Influence 

by Steve Martini

The 6:20 Man 

by David Baldacci

Celebrating Kansas Breweries 

by Michael J. Travis

The Attorney 

by Steve Martini

Fair Warning 

by Michael Connelly

42 Is Not Just A Number 

by Doreen Rappaport

Double Tap 

by Steve Martini

Letterman 

by Jason Zinoman

Mardi Gras Beads 

by Doug MacCash

Missouri Faces And Places 

by Wes Lyle and John M. Hall

The Missing Piece 

by John Lescroart

Trader Of Secrets 

by Steve Martini

Blood Rag 

by Steve Martini

The Second Man 

by Steve Martini

A Game Of Birds and Wolves 

by Simon Parkin

The Young Wives Club 

by Julie Pennell

Yours Truly 

by James R. Hagerty

Black Cloud Rising 

by David Wright Falade

Bud, Not Buddy 

by Christopher Paul Curtin

State of Denial 

by Bob Woodward

Hell's Corner 

by David Baldacci

Betrayed 

by Lisa Scottoline

Blue Diary 

by Alice Hoffman

The Camel Club 

by David Baldacci

Femininity 

by Susan Brownmiller

Ted Ayres' Reading 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

Ted Ayres' Reading 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