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Episode #219: Helen Phillips (“The Beautiful Bureaucrat”)

Helen Phillips (Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, “The Beautiful Bureaucrat”) joins the show. We discuss her novel that is an honest look at the disappointing but ultimate pleasure¬†that can be felt when dealing with monotonous forces.  

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Episode #218: Matt Lewis (“Last Man Off”)

Matt Lewis (“Last Man Off:¬†A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas”) joins the show. We discuss how Matt landed his dream job straight out of college, but ended up fighting for his life to survive the

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Episode #217: James Shapiro (“The Year of Lear”, Columbia University)

James Shapiro (“The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, Columbia University) joins the show. We discuss how William Shakespeare managed to write three iconic plays in a single year that were largely shaped by the current events of the day.

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Episode #216: J.S. Law (“Tenacity”)

J.S. Law (“Tenacity”) joins the show. We discuss his debut novel about a recently reassigned female investigator trying to solve a case despite so many forces working against her.   Show Notes You can purchase Tenacity wherever books are sold.

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Episode #215: Judith Viorst (“Wait For Me”)

Judith Viorst (“Wait for Me: And Other Poems About the Irritations and Consolations of a Long Marriage”) joins the show. We discuss how her long-standing marriage translates into poetry as well as our passion for books.   Show Notes You

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Episode #214: Michael Golding (“A Poet of the Invisible World”)

Michael Golding (“A Poet of the Invisible World”) joins the show. We discuss his thirteenth-century story that is generating comparisons to “Siddhartha” and “The Arabian Nights.”   Show Notes You can purchase A Poet of the Invisible World wherever books

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Episode #213: Adam Lazarus (“Hail to the Redskins”)

Adam Lazarus (“Hail to the Redskins: Gibbs, the Diesel, the Hogs, and the Glory Days of D.C.’s Football Dynasty”) returns to the show. The Redskins haven’t had much success in recent years, however, we discuss a period when the club

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Episode #211: Gwendolyn Womack (“The Memory Painter”)

Gwendolyn Womack (“The Memory Painter”) joins the show. We discuss her fascinating novel that features a love story spanning thousands of years across the globe.   Show Notes You can purchase The Memory Painter wherever books are sold. More information

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Episode #205: Charles Leerhsen (“Ty Cobb”)

Charles Leerhsen (“Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty”) joins the show. First player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Craziest baserunner of all time. Racist. Murderer. We discuss the facts and myths about Ty Cobb that have grown since the superstar’s

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Episode #204: Alex Kershaw (“Avenue of Spies”)

Alex Kershaw (“Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris”) returns to the show. We discuss how some ordinary people did extraordinary things to defy Hitler and the Nazi occupation

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