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Chatter on Books

Sep 17, 2020

“The truth and how you know what it is.”

Terrific special edition of Chatter on Books with David and Torie.  Legendary author and international best seller Ken Follett joins to talk about his craft, meticulous research and his latest -- The Evening and the Morning -- stunning prequel to Pillars of the...


Sep 15, 2020

It’s Back-to-School for Chatter!  Jamie joins Torie to talk Covid staycations, a book by him and what college freshmen are reading this fall.  No, it’s not Station Eleven!  First-generation Capricia Penavic Marshall shows us how international protocol can help every person, business and country with her...


Jul 28, 2020

“You can feel the weather.”

Wrapping up COB’s summer, David and Torie are joined by WashPost Film Critic Ann Hornaday.   Ann breaks down the pandemic impact on film.   Legendary author, director, screenwriter and actor John Sayles talks about being an “Original Independent” and his new book Yellow Earth. ...


Jul 21, 2020

“Write from where you are.”

Best selling author Scott Turow joins Chatter Alum Angie Kim,  David and Torie.  They talk books they pretend they’ve read, and Scott wins the pop quiz (Iceland, really?).  Scott and Angie trade legal thriller angles – it’s a master class.  Torie raves about Scott’s latest...


Jul 14, 2020

“Reads like an August Wilson play.”

Chatter alums Tope Folarin and Chuck Culpepper join David and Torie on Zoom.  David starts with “the” NFL team name change.  Tope reflects on how BLM impacts his work.  Chuck reminisces about Arthur Ashe.  Torie rants about the Bolton book.  And Margot Lee Shetterly delights...