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Chatter on Books

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...

Jul 7, 2020

“My first grade teacher gave me extra paper.”

Jamie McIntyre explains the Russia bounty story (we feel somewhat better).  David debriefs name changes for certain pro teams and what it means when NFL Commissioner Goodell says “Black Lives matter.”  NYT best selling author Jennifer Weiner talks pandemics,...