Heads and Tales is about writers & writing, art and particularly caricature, baseball, beekeeping, and just about anything else that comes along that I think would be interesting.
The tales in the title refers to what I just mentioned -- good stories mainly from the realms of literature and writers, but from other places as well.
The heads refers to caricatures that I have drawn. You can see those if you go to my website JPROF.COM, or if you buy my book Heads and Tales: Characters and Stories of the Famous, the Infamous, and the Just Plain Interesting.
Heads and Tales - The libraries of Andrew Carnegie
No name is more associated with public libraries than that of Andrew Carnegie.
Heads and Tales - Double Indemnity, James Cain, and Billy Wilder
Double Indemnity, the book by James Cain and the movie directed by Billy Wilder, defines the genre that we call noir.
Heads and Tales - Edward Bulwar-Lytton
Edward Bulwar-Lytton is one of the most reviled writers in English literature -- undeservedly so. Here we make the argument that he needs to be set free from this ignominy.
Heads and Tales - Isaac Asimov - writing in all genres
Isaac Asimov was an extraordinarily prolific writer who covered many genres. This episode will tell you a little more about this extraordinary man.
Arthur Ashe and his Hard Road to Glory
Arthur Ashe faced many challenges on his way to being a championship tennis player, but one of his toughest challenges came when he took on writing a history of black athletes in America.
Heads and Tales - introduction
What is Heads and Tales, the podcast, all about? It's about anything that I find interesting -- but mostly it's about writers and writing.