Decoding Nature

This hour we’ll talk to Tristan Gooley, author of “The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals and Other Forgotten Skills.”

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True Style

This hour, we’ll talk with fashion expert G. Bruce Boyer about simple steps for men to dress their best, which he writes about in “True Style: The History and Principles of Classic Menswear.”

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A Dystopian Texas

This hour, as we broadcast live from KUT in Austin, we’ll talk with Zachary Thomas Dodson, author of “Bats of the Republic,” about expanding a novel’s potential ahead of his appearance at this weekend’s Texas Book Festival.

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The Jemima Code

This hour, we’ll talk to food writer Toni Tipton-Martin about the black contribution to American cuisine, the subject of her book “The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks.”

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The Baron of Brisket

This hour, as we broadcast live from KUT in Austin, we’ll talk to Aaron Franklin about the Midas touch he has with brisket, about his latest cookbook and about “BBQ with Franklin,” his PBS series that airs on KERA-TV.

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