Originally aired February 8, 2022.
This week, Josh gets out of the studio and takes WOR on-site to the Cracked Walnut Poets & Pints
reading series for an in-depth investigation, including interviews with curator and host Tony Plocido
Enjoy this sampler of the unique flavors of the local poetry scene!
Originally aired February 1, 2022.
Dave opens the show joined by Lambda Literary finalist author SJ Sindu
, discussing her new collection Dominant Genes
After the break, Josh and Ronald Peterson
discuss science, introversion, and more in the context of Peterson’s memoir, An Introvert Learns to Fly
Originally aired January 25, 2022.
Liz kicks off the show with Farhad Dadyburjor
and his new novel The Other Man,
a romantic comedy that centers conversations about queerness, modern Indian dating norms, and arranged marriage.
After the break, Josh connects with Jing Tsu
, the first Professor of Chinese Literature & Comparative Literature at Yale, about her new book Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution that Made China Modern.
Originally aired January 18, 2022.
Dave kicks off the show by welcoming Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature.
After the break, Liz is joined by Mike Errico, author of Music, Lyrics, and Life.
Originally aired January 11, 2022.
Liz and Naomi Hirahara discuss Hirahara’s novel Clark and Division
, a poignant historical mystery centered around the Japanese-American community in 1940’s Chicago and the deadly effects of Japanese internment camps and anti-Asian policy and sentiment.
After the break, the team revisits a legacy episode in which Mira Bartok discusses her children’s novel The Wonderling.
Originally aired November 9, 2021.
Dave starts off the show with in-person guest Jim Moore
, who reads from his new collection, Prognosis
and discusses the tumultuous and illuminating events of the past year.
After the break, Josh and master-bread-baker-and-writer Klecko
discuss his new work, Lincolnland
Originally aired October 19, 2021.
Dave starts off the show with Jessica Lind Peterson
and her new collection of essays, Sound Like Trapped Thunder.
After the break, Josh and Sylvain Cypel
dive into his work, The State of Israel vs. the Jews.
Originally aired October 12, 2021.
Josh opens the show talking to Harvard’s David M. Cutler
about his new book, Survival of the City
, which discusses the devastating impact of COVID-19 and other recent events on the modern city.
After the break, Liz welcomes Laura Davis
on-air to discuss her new book, The Burning Light of Two Stars
, and its conversation about rekindling a mother-daughter relationship with a volatile past.