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Chatter on Books

Feb 23, 2021

“Librarians are superheroes!”

Torie’s joined by David Aldridge and Chatter alum Angie Kim. They go off the board to talk procrastination, David’s first book and the pandemic (of course!). Robert Jones, Jr. joins to talk about his life, his work and his fabulous debut novel, “The Prophets.” Marlon James...


Feb 16, 2021

“….the high drama of history might be going on….”

Whatever happened to Washington’s real birthday?  Chatter alum Chuck Culpepper joins David and Torie to cover Presidents Day, answer emails (kind of sporty) and educate Torie on commonplace books. Novelist Rebecca Sacks joins from sunnier Calif to talk about...


Feb 9, 2021

“All Boston all the time.“

Jamie McIntyre and Torie are joined by Lydia McOscar of Brookline Booksmith (thanks Eric Londergan!) They gush about seven time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady (yes, Boston misses him!), Indies in the time of pandemics and Simon Winchester love pouring in. Best selling crime author Lisa...


Feb 2, 2021

“But they still took away his lands.“

Snow falls in Chatter land.  Jamie McIntyre zooms with David and Torie to de-stress over books, reject Melville and reread some of the greats.  Award winning (and Officer of the Order of the British Empire) Simon Winchester talks about his latest, Land.  With...


Jan 26, 2021

“The Survival Triangle“

Chatter starts out with Tom Brady love and awe.  David, Torie and Jamie McIntyre debate censorship – what is it these days?   John Hudson, the British Military’s Chief Survival Instructor, talks plans and prep and hope.  Forget about a Swiss Army knife.  You need a well-prepared brain,...