Tell Me What You’re Reading - Season 1

Tell Me What You’re Reading - Season 1

From Bookworms in the Wild and from Anchor, I’m Howard Altarescu and this is a summary of Season 1 of my podcast called “Tell Me What You’re Reading”.


Ep. 1, the history of comic books and graphic novels with Dr. Frank Burbrink of the American Museum of Natural History. Released on 9/6/18. As of 12/31/18: 268 plays

Ep. 2, a call to action in the context of the history of the formation of our country and the post civil war era, with Dr. Hardin Coleman, former Dean of the Boston University School of Education. Released on 9/14/18. As of 12/31/18: 131 plays

Ep. 3, Haruki Murakami, Thomas McGuane, Robert Caro and several other great writers and their novels, short stories, histories, detective and spy tales, and magical realism, with my old friend Jim Finnegan. Released on 9/20/18. As of 12/31/18: 185 plays

Ep. 4, memoirs, essays, fiction and nonfiction by Durga Chew-Bose and several other Brooklyn and NYC based writers, with Emma Holland of the Repo Rights Zine and of The Wing. Released on 9/27/18. As of 12/31/18: 189 plays

Ep. 5, Stephen King, with “superfan”, Maya Prohovnik of Anchor, + Maya’s favorite book of all time, a sci-fi tale featuring a barrel full of monkeys. Released on 10/4/18. As of 12/31/18: 143 plays

Ep. 6, a mix of novels (including dystopian novels) and nonfiction, including the haunting VietNam War reflection, The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien, with Marty Lynch and Dom Sallustro and Emily, Victoria and Adrianna of Marty’s Mercantile in West Shokan, NY. Released on 10/15/18. As of 12/31/18: 85 plays

Ep. 7, books about women filled with anger, and sometimes, rage in response to the unique challenges they face, currently and historically, with Payton Turner, co-founder and the Editor-in-Chief of Girls at Library, and co-founder, CEO and head designer of the design studio Flat Vernacular. Released on 10/23/18. As of 12/31/18: 131 plays

Ep. 8, classic children’s books by Richard Scary, Eric Carle, Shel Silverstein, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Bruno Munari and many others, with Youngna Park, Executive Director of Parenting @ The New York Times. Released on 10/31/18. As of 12/31/18: 140 plays

Ep. 9, a virtual “roundtable” discussion of additional classic children’s books, including great ones by Mo Willems, Judith Kerr, Jill Murphy, Michael Rosen and Margaret Wise Brown, with friends in New York, Arkansas, London and Milan, Canem, Salama, Sushila, Madeleine, Laura, Eva and Yaw. Released on 11/30/18. As of 12/31/18: 105 plays

Ep. 10, novels by best selling author and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout + the novels of Sebastian Barry, etc., with my friend Joe Polizzotto. Released on 12/23/18. As of 12/31/18: 91 plays

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Tell Me What You’re Reading #10: Joe Polizzotto discusses the novels of Elizabeth Strout and other great novelists

Tell Me What You’re Reading #10: Joe Polizzotto discusses the novels of Elizabeth Strout and other great novelists