The Talking Book Podcast is the official podcast of the nonprofit audiobook publisher The Talking Book. Every episode we talk to an author, and hear an excerpt from their audiobook. Plus we post live readings from new books on the reg. 3
Papal Glow w/ Blake Wallin
Papal Glow is the time between centuries, that little dust mote trailing in the sun’s glare between folds of the partition that separates the public from true knowledge. It is the preventative strain keeping the powers-that-be at bay while the world swirls by unnoticed. Get the book here:
Tell Me How You Really Feel w/ Claire Hopple
A new reading from Claire Hopple's novella Tell Me How You Really Feel.
Go and get the book and enjoy your life: https://tellmehowyoureallyfeel.maudlinhouse.net/
Uncle Errol throws a funeral for himself. Bootsie spies on her own husband. Joe's band dresses in costumes and plays instruments from elementary school music class. Marco is tired of people shouting “Polo!” over his shoulder. Mallory unlocks the doors between hotel suites in case the person beside her is also searching and alone. Denise eats crayons and goes missing. Gary tries to legally change his name to get back at his sworn enemy. Tell Me How You Really Feel is the only novella set in the municipality of Murrysville, Pennsylvania.
The Secret History Of The History Channel #3 w/ Brad Phillips
The following is an excerpt from Brad Phillips' forthcoming novel, set to be published by Tyrant Books in 2021. Check out his book Essays and Fictions at the links below.
True Love w/ Sarah Gerard
A reading from the novel True Love by Sarah Gerard. Out now from Harper.
Nina is a struggling writer, a college drop-out, a liar, and a cheater. More than anything she wants love. She deserves it.
From the burned-out suburbs of Florida to the anonymous squalor of New York City, she eats through an incestuous cast of characters in search of it: her mother, a narcissistic lesbian living in a nudist polycule; Odessa, a single mom with even worse taste in men than Nina; Seth, an artist whose latest show is comprised of three Tupperware containers full of trash; Brian, whose roller-coaster affair with Nina is the most stable “relationship” in his life; and Aaron, an aspiring filmmaker living at home with his parents, with whom Nina begins to write her magnum opus.
The Secret History Of The History Channel #2 w/ Brad Phillips
Brad Phillips is a well-known artist and is author of Essays and Fictions from Tyrant Books. Listen to him read an excerpt from his new novel, then go to thetalkingbook.org, and get his audiobook. https://thetalkingbook.org/essays-and-fictions
Parkway w/ Alex Higley
Alex Higley reads his story Parkway, which was originally published here: https://bluestemarchive.wordpress.com/parkway
Alex Higley is the author of Cardinal and Old Open, which is also an audiobook from The Talking Book. Check out his work at https://alexhigleywriter.com
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