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Chatter on Books

Dec 22, 2020

“Internet Sensation

Chatter winds up the craziest of years with one of the pandemic’s best stories. David, Torie and Washington Post Book Critic Ron Charles debate the latest Woods to stun the golf world.  Ron breaks down highs and lows of books and authors in 2020.  UK broadcaster Andrew Cotter stays up late to...

Dec 8, 2020


Chatter rolls on with David, Torie and Jamie McIntyre.  Listeners gang up on Torie’s Steelers love.  Jamie gives a heads up on national security challenges that lie ahead.   Award winning author Bill Buford takes us deep inside formidable French kitchens.  They’re filled with endless...

Dec 1, 2020

“The alchemy we bring together…”

If you can’t go home, go Zoom.  Chatter goes live with Susan Hans O’Connor of The Penguin Bookshop and two of Pittsburgh”s  best – Yona Harvey and Deesha Philyaw.  Torie gets David to admit his love for the three rivers.  Going strong for 90 years, The Penguin keeps...

Nov 24, 2020

“Sappy is okay“

It’s Chatter’s Annual Turkey Palooza show – sort of about books.   COB alum Nevin Martell joins David and Torie.  They talk presidential memoirs, Dolly Parton love and Chatter reflected glory.  And they talk turkey, of course, what makes a good cookbook and answering the question...

Nov 17, 2020

“....where the moles are.” 

Chatter rocks with alums Louis Bayard and Hannah Depp Oliver of Loyalty Books joining David and Torie.   Tapped as a judge for this week’s National Book Awards, Hannah dishes but keeps the winner secret.  Speaking of secrets, award winning author and documentarian Chris Whipple...