Take Note is a podcast and a blog about paying attention and keeping a notebook and occasionally Kong: Skull Island.
There's One Catch
Adam and Ted are joined by Ryan Slie to talk about time, time travel, the closing of CW Pencils, and predictions about the next Field Notes edition.
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Fancy Chimpanzee Ryan Slie
CW Pencils Closing
Field Notes 52 coming September 20
The Joys of Reading Many Books at Once
The Old Ball Chain
Adam and Ted discuss Sally Rooney’s new book Beautiful World, Where Are You?, but not before revisiting a decades-old saxaphony scandal, re-learning how to be in the world, bringing out the tried and true “Stickin’ With It” segment, and prepping Adam to start a month-long poetry-reading project.
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Adam and Ted discuss purch, long sentences, and hyperobjects.
I Hadda Banana
Adam visits the whiskey room and tries to make a mystery out of it, Ted observes the goings on at the farmer’s market lemonade stand, Adam works on summarizing stories simply to learn about stories, and we go on about George Saunders and Ezra Klein and stories and whatnot.
A Bonus Ontario
Adam and Ted are joined by Ryan Slie to discuss the 2021 New Yorker Summer Fiction issue. Also discussed: Ernest Hemingway's lesser-known rules of writing.
We discuss the new releases from Blackwing and Field Notes before whaddya gotting as Adam anticipates a mid-life crisis as indicated by an interest in whales, the Kindred Spirit mailbox on the North Carolina beach (a bit of heavy content there, so TW), and delve further into our ongoing meditation on notebook usage for creative writing.
The best podcast about keeping a pocket notebook
I could listen to Adam and Ted talk about stationary for hours. In fact, I have, and I dare say I’ll be listening for hours to come.