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Dec 7, 2021

“Everything I know about pageants I learned from Tony Kornheiser.”

World traveler Chuck Culpepper joins David and Torie. They reflect on Bob Dole and Fred Hiatt, ponder sports and China, and agree that AI is inevitable. Author Amy Argetsinger zooms in to talk about There She Was, her meticulously researched and...


Nov 23, 2021

“When in doubt, serve caviar!”
 
Best wishes to comedian and author Amy Phillips who had to scratch. But renaissance man Nevin Martell and celebrity mixologist Rodney Ferguson more than carry the show with David and Torie. They share recipes, turkey day advice and play the COB version of “Whose Line is It...


Nov 16, 2021

“I don’t know.”

Chatter takes on WTF about the WFT, and debate if you can separate an artist from their controversy as Washington Post reporter and author Kyle Swenson joins David and Torie. Featured author Katharine Blake zooms in to chat about The Uninnocent: Notes on Violence and Mercy, her deeply personal and...


Nov 9, 2021

“Only too realistic.“

A very special edition of Chatter as best-selling author (so many times over) Ken Follett Zooms back in.  With David and Torie he debriefs Never, his very real take on small mistakes turning into modern-day international catastrophes. From the West Wing to the Sahara Desert and Beijing, this...


Nov 2, 2021

“It’s more about us than them.”

Denison Prof Mike Croley zooms in from flyover land to join David and Torie. They bemoan Beloved deniers and debate sports curses. Mike wins the pop quiz, but nobody knew Amelia Earhart wrote poetry. Best-selling and revered author Susan Orlean talks On Animals, a collection of...