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A podcast about writers, their work, and the things they care about. Hosted by novelist Joe Samuel Starnes.

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A podcast about writers, their work, and the things they care about. Hosted by novelist Joe Samuel Starnes.

    Smokin' Joe and Jersey Joe

    Smokin' Joe and Jersey Joe

    This panel recorded at the Collingswood Book Festival focuses on the lives of heavyweight boxing champions Joe Frazier and Jersey Joe Walcott. Mark Kram Jr., author of Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier, and Vincent Cream, Walcott’s grandson who wrote the foreword of the 2012 biography of Walcott, discuss the fighters.

    • 58 min
    Jonathan Miles

    Jonathan Miles

    Miles’ novel Anatomy of a Miracle, published in 2018, was selected as the town book for the 2019 Collingswood Book Festival. This discussion from the festival explores the novel and his close friendship with Mississippi author Larry Brown.

    • 52 min
    Politics on the Page

    Politics on the Page

    This panel recorded at the 2019 Collingswood Book Festival features Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Will Bunch leading a discussion with Jo Piazza, author of the politically minded novel Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, and Shauna L. Shames, coauthor of Survive and Resist: The Definitive Guide to Dystopian Politics.

    • 57 min
    Goodbye to the World’s Greatest Bookstore

    Goodbye to the World’s Greatest Bookstore

    My all-time favorite bookstore, Port Richmond Books—with an inventory of several hundred thousand used and rare books in an old movie house in Philadelphia—is closing this fall. I celebrate the store’s glorious 16 years in business with Greg Gillespie, founder and owner, and writer William Hastings. We also discuss the future of bookselling, the devastation of a digital culture in which rolling robots deliver books, and much else.

    • 48 min
    Mickey Hess

    Mickey Hess

    Mickey Hess is a one-of-a-kind writer. He has authored nine books that run the literary gamut from fiction to nonfiction, including the recently published Guest in the House of Hip-Hop: How Rap Music Taught a Kid from Kentucky What a White Ally Should Be, which blends memoir and cultural criticism; he also is coauthor of The Dirty Version, a 2014 biography of rapper Ol’Dirty Bastard

    • 57 min
    Tony Knighton

    Tony Knighton

    A longtime veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department, Tony Knighton is the author of Three Hours Past Midnight, a crime novel, and Happy Hour and Other Philadelphia Cruelties, a novella and collection of short stories. He discusses his gritty Philadelphia-based work, the city he knows like the back of his hand, the late Larry Brown, and much else.

    • 55 min

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