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Chatter on Books

May 11, 2022

“Vengeance and forgiveness.”

Torie kicks off the show with Mayor Jud Ashman. Jud gives the back story on the Gaithersburg Book Festival and how he got into public service. Former Navy seal and multiple best selling author (and very forgiving) Jack Carr zooms in to talk about his latest, “In the Blood.” Over 20...


May 3, 2022

“Riveting.”

Torie kicks off the show with David and COB fave Angie Kim with – yes – another Dolly update. Angie shares her next book, and Angie and Torie score kid points by grilling David on the NFL. Lan Samantha Chang, award-winning author and first female director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop zooms in...


Apr 26, 2022

“Inspiring”

Torie, David and COB alum Marc Sterne kick off the show with Dolly. David wins the “Classics redone by YA” pop quiz. Once an aspiring cartoonist and now a best selling author several times over, Erik Larson zooms in to talk about “The Splendid and the Vile,” his spell-binding take on Churchill...


Apr 19, 2022

“Glory” author NoViolet Bulawayo can’t make it at the last minute, but David, Torie and Jamie roll with the punches. They share fond memories of Washington icon Wendy Rieger. Torie raves about Jane Beirn of HarperCollins, the best in publishing. Best selling author Louis Bayard zooms in to talk about his upcoming...


Apr 11, 2022

“Haunting.”

David, Torie and COB alum Erica Wright break down the sports weekend (because we’re about more than books) and Erica’s life as a writer with a toddler in tow. They debrief “celebrities that write fiction.”  Carrie Fisher and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a yes; the Kardashian sisters a hard no. Jenny...