218 episodes

This is the show that features talented local and regional, and sometimes, national authors. Host Landis Wade is an award-winning author and recovering trial lawyer who encourages author guests to read and talk about their award-winning, published and emerging works, the kind of stories and poems that touch the emotions, followed by the kind of questions and answers that offer depth and insight into the readings. The show offers a wide variety of literary work and diverse voices in a laid-back style. Show notes, images and links are available at the Podcast Website

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    • 5.0 • 76 Ratings

This is the show that features talented local and regional, and sometimes, national authors. Host Landis Wade is an award-winning author and recovering trial lawyer who encourages author guests to read and talk about their award-winning, published and emerging works, the kind of stories and poems that touch the emotions, followed by the kind of questions and answers that offer depth and insight into the readings. The show offers a wide variety of literary work and diverse voices in a laid-back style. Show notes, images and links are available at the Podcast Website

    Katey Schultz Weaves Together the Lives of Three in War-Torn Afghanistan in “Still Come Home”

    Katey Schultz Weaves Together the Lives of Three in War-Torn Afghanistan in “Still Come Home”

    In this episode 218, we visit with Katey Schultz, multiple award-winning author of “Still Come Home,” a novel surrounding the lives of three characters in Afghanistan: an Afghan girl with dreams and ambitions beyond the confines of her misogynistic society, an American soldier about to embark on one last mission, and a man working for the Taliban—not for any specific hatred of Americans, but because the money is good and he wishes to provide to his young wife.



    The lives of Aaseya, Nathan Miller, and Rahim (Aaseya’s husband) are forever intertwined as the Taliban hatch a dangerous plot, and a simple mission for humanitarian aid turns deadly.



    Abigail DeWitt, author of “News of Our Loved Ones,” had this to say about the book, “Schultz's ability to enter into these radically different lives is nothing short of breathtaking. There is tragedy here, but also humor, moral blindness, along with deep courage. And the desert holds it all.”



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    • 35 min
    #BlackGirlMagic is a Triumph of Resilience in Julia Jordan-Zachery’s “Black Girl Magic Beyond the Hashtag”

    #BlackGirlMagic is a Triumph of Resilience in Julia Jordan-Zachery’s “Black Girl Magic Beyond the Hashtag”

    In this episode 217, guest hosted by Michele Tracy Berger, a women’s and gender studies professor and an award-winning creative writer and creativity coach, we visit with award-winning author, Julia Jordan-Zachery, editor of and contributor to “Black Girl Magic Beyond the Hashtag: Twenty-First Century Acts of Self-Definition.”



    Through a collection of essays and critical analyses, this text explores the offline lived experiences of Black femmes, girls, and women, and how they foster community, counters invisibility, engage in restorative acts, and create spaces for freedom.



    From the Foreword, “Hashtag or trademark, personal or collective expression, #BlackGirlMagic is the articulation of the resolve and persistence of Black women and girls to triumph in the face of intersectional oppressions.”



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    Charlotte Readers Podcast is a proud member of the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network and the Queen City Podcast Network.

    • 38 min
    Kevin McIlvoy Pens an Appalachian Ghost Story on Racial Justice in “One Kind Favor”

    Kevin McIlvoy Pens an Appalachian Ghost Story on Racial Justice in “One Kind Favor”

    In this episode 216, we visit with Kevin McIlvoy, author of “One Kind Favor,” a haunting and nuanced look at past and present racial injustices in the Appalachian Mountains.



    Ghosts haunt the small Appalachian community of Cord, North Carolina. After a lynching is discovered and covered up, the ghosts of Cord begin to unearth the past truths of racism and social injustice to confront the townspeople and get justice for Lincoln Lennox.



    Karen E. Bender, a National Book Award finalist and author of “Refund,” had this to say about the book, “Kevin McIlvoy is a writer of incisive moral vision, and One Kind Favor looks at the brutality of racial injustice in a North Carolina town with a powerful sense of place and clarity and insight.”



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    • 44 min
    Howard E. Covington, Jr.’s Book is “Beyond the Bank: Hugh McColl’s Chapter 2”

    Howard E. Covington, Jr.’s Book is “Beyond the Bank: Hugh McColl’s Chapter 2”

    In this episode 215, we visit with Howard Covington, Jr., author of “Beyond the Bank: Hugh McColl’s Chapter Two,” an in-depth look into the great legacy of Hugh McColl’s philanthropy after his retirement from Bank of America and some of the unique aspects of his character and philosophy that made him successful.



    In his 80s, McColl remains a force for good in Charlotte, North Carolina, from his career at Bank of America to the capital he invests into his neighbors in order to better the community.



    Paul Leonard, former CEO of Habitat for Humanity, had this to say about the book: “Hugh McColl has never stopped learning, listening, caring, investing, and sharing his remarkable resources and knowledge with people from all walks in life.”



    Michael Marsicano, president and CEO of the Foundation For The Carolinas, says:

    “Nothing motivates Hugh McColl more than leading collaborations of strong voices to spark innovative solutions for the challenges of our time.”



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    • 42 min
    Walking Through Writing with North Carolina Hall of Fame Storyteller, Clyde Edgerton

    Walking Through Writing with North Carolina Hall of Fame Storyteller, Clyde Edgerton

    In this episode 214, guest hosted by award-winning novelist and teacher, George Hovis, we visit with Clyde Edgerton, the well-known and well-loved North Carolina author of ten novels, a book of advice, a memoir, short stories, and essays.



    As well as being a New York Times bestselling author and member of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, among other prestigious writing awards, he is an accomplished artist, musician, pilot, and teacher of creative writing. And even more than that, he spins a good yarn and knows how to have a good laugh.



    He says that funny and tragic family stories on both sides of his family, but especially on his mother’s, were gifts to his profession as a fiction writer—and thus helped him make a living on earth, a living that he has thus far enjoyed immensely.



    Today, we amble among the writings and musings of one of North Carolina’s literary treasures, and have a laugh along the way.



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    • 46 min
    In “The Warm Heart of Africa,” Jack Allison Shares A Life-Changing Experience in the Peace Corps

    In “The Warm Heart of Africa,” Jack Allison Shares A Life-Changing Experience in the Peace Corps

    In this episode 213, we visit with Jack Allison author of “The Warm Heart of Africa,” a colorful first-hand account of life in the Peace Corps in the 1960’s. While volunteering in Malawi, this journey for self-realization forged a career as a physician and public health educator.



    Using his background and deep passion for music, Allison created a series of popular songs and jingles with important public health messages while he was serving in Malawi. The culture and customs in Malawi were different, but music was a language spoken by all. His song about feeding children peanuts in porridge was number one in Malawi three years running.



    Chris Matthews, the retired host of the MSNBC show, Hardball, and former Peace Corps volunteer said “…Jack Allison writes about the real Africa—the summer heat, the pungent aroma, the sound of children at play—but most of all, the humanity. In ‘The Warm Heart of Africa,’ you can hear the continent’s voice—and instantly know why it changed our lives…”



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    Charlotte Readers Podcast is a proud member of the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network and the Queen City Podcast Network.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Dori DJ ,

Outstanding

Outstanding podcast for writers, authors, and the reading community out there.

Camille Martin RD ,

Excellent podcast

If you love to read then you will love this podcast. Landis is an amazing host. He asks thought-provoking questions and has a very nice laid-back style. He is also very engaged with the people he interviews which helps put them at ease and open up probably more than they usually would, which is great. I really enjoy this podcast and highly recommend it!

mbdTN ,

A Never Miss

Interviews are inspiring and entertaining. Landis is gifted in getting to the heart of every author’s book, her craft and her life! One of the best!

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