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Chatter on Books

Jun 2, 2020

“Is this time different?”

Reflecting the times, David, Torie and Marc Sterne talk about the protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.  They catch up with Chris Wilson, author, artist, entrepreneur and activist. 

May 19, 2020

“Grace Hopper loved her Manhattans.”

The love affair with David in The Last Dance continues.   Jamie McIntyre zooms in to debrief on the DOD.

Calling on over 40 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Navy, Admiral Stavridis talks leadership and character through the lives of 10 illustrious admirals, from Ancient...

May 13, 2020

“I’m wearing pants.”
Zooming in, David Aldridge takes starring role in The Last Dance.  Historical fiction writer Louis Bayard talks quarantines (not too different for writers) and the virtual Pen/Faulkner Awards. The gang is awed by comedy legend Alan Zweibel, genius for Gilda Radner, Garry Shandling, Billy...

May 5, 2020

"Geese, geese, geese.”
Fresh off CBS Sunday Morning fame, Wash Post book critic Ron Charles talks Pulitzers (Colson Whitehead rocks again) and knuckleheads banning books. Award winning and delightful Lily King joins from Portland, Maine. She and David compare writing angst and inspirational teachers.  Ron calls her...

Apr 28, 2020


Liz Clarke joins David and Torie for another socially distant show. Liz debriefs virtual NASCAR, David the NFL draft and The Last Dance. They dispense book club therapy for middle aged guys. Award winner Joe Drape of the New York Times talks real and virtual Kentucky Derbies and his terrific book...