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Writers and artists talk about their life in the arts. Hosted by essayist Maggie Downs and novelist Tod Goldberg, brought to you by the Low Residency MFA @ UCR and KCOD.

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Writers and artists talk about their life in the arts. Hosted by essayist Maggie Downs and novelist Tod Goldberg, brought to you by the Low Residency MFA @ UCR and KCOD.

    Open Book @ Home with artist Jeff Frost

    Open Book @ Home with artist Jeff Frost

    We're back from a brief summer hiatus! We're joined in studio by award-winning artist Jeff Frost to talk about his career, his passion for fire, and how he's managed to stay creative when stuck at home.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Open Book @ Home with writer Tom Zoellner

    Open Book @ Home with writer Tom Zoellner

    We're back after a brief vacation to sit down with writer Tom Zoellner, whose new book, Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire, was released to rave reviews in May. Plus, we fill you in on all the cool stuff we've been doing...in our houses, just like the rest of you...

    • 52 min
    Open Book @ Home with writer Michael Scott Moore

    Open Book @ Home with writer Michael Scott Moore

    This week we're joined again by writer Michael Scott Moore, author of the Desert and the Sea, about his 977 held captive by Somalian pirates. But this time, he's telling us strategies for long term confinement...something that seems more and more likely.

    • 46 min
    Open Book @ Home with novelist Ivy Pochoda

    Open Book @ Home with novelist Ivy Pochoda

    This week we're joined by the novelist Ivy Pochoda to talk about her acclaimed new book These Women...but also, we talk a lot about the weird food she's cooking during quarantine, because Maggie and Tod can't keep on topic.

    • 46 min
    Open Book @ Home with memoirist Maggie Downs

    Open Book @ Home with memoirist Maggie Downs

    In this very special episode, recorded in front of a live audience on Zoom, Tod & Maggie are joined by...well, this is awkward...Maggie! It's release day for Maggie's memoir BRAVER THAN YOU THINK, which you've heard all about over these last few seasons, and now it's here! So Tod sits Maggie down for a candid conversation about her hit debut.

    • 58 min
    Open Book @ Home with author John Martin Fischer

    Open Book @ Home with author John Martin Fischer

    In this very special show, we're joined by John Martin Fischer to talk about his book Death, Immortality and Meaning in Life...in front a of a live on-line audience.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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Fabulous duo

Love the podcast so happy it’s on iTunes. And these too are a fabulous duo, they are thoughtful, thought inspiring and entertaining even though Todd’s just a little bit mean to Maggie.

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