The 41st Hour

A curated episode list by
tragiclibrarian
Creation Date May 27th, 2019
Updated Date Updated May 28th, 2019
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Interview with Sarah Bird
Episode of
Radio Book Tour
Listen to an exceptional interview by co-host Erika as she talks to Sarah Bird a great American novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. Sarah was born in 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her father was an officer in the US Air Force, and her family (a “Catholic family of eight”[1]), including her mother, Colista Bird, travelled with him around the US and the world during her childhood. This is the subject of the novel that Erika talks about with Sarah, The Yokota Officers Club the mother recognized signs of her daughter’s creative storytelling talent as young as kindergarten. Sarah attended the University of New Mexico, earning a BA there in 1973. Moving to the University of Texas at Austin, she went on to receive an MA in journalism there in 1976.[2] She is married to George Jones, and has one son, Gabriel Bird-Jones, born in 1989. The family lives in Austin, Texas. Bird was named Austin’s best author in 2001 by the Austin Chronicle, the year she also published The Yokata Officers Club that draws on her experiences as military brat. She has also written screenplays for the National Geographic Channel and Hallmark, as well as the CBS movie Yesterday’s Children. Another novel, The Flamenco Academy, came out in 2006. A new novel, How Perfect Is That, was published by Knopf in June 2008.
Episode 4: Sarah Bird
Episode of
Podcast – Studio of the Future
Novelist, Screenwriter, and Journalist Born in 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sarah Bird grew up in an Air-Force family stationed in Japan. She discovered she wanted to be a writer after stumbling upon French photo romances. Including her latest novel, “Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen,” Sarah is the author of ten previous books, most recently 2014’s “Above the East China Sea.” She has written screenplays for Paramount, CBS, Warner Bros, National Geographic, ABC, TNT and several independent producers. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, and O Magazine. Sarah has been selected for New York Public Library’s 25 Books to Remember list, and recognized by Elle Magazine (Reader’s Prize), People Magazine (Page Turners), Library Journal (Best Novel) and a National Magazine Silver Award for her Texas Monthly columns. In 2012, Sarah was voted Best Austin Author for the fourth time by the readers of the Austin Chronicle; was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame; and received the Illumine Award for Excellence in Fiction from the Austin Library Foundation. In 2013, she was selected to be The University of Texas’ Libraries Distinguished Author speaker, and was featured on NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour. Sarah lives in Austin, Texas. Links http://www.sarahbirdbooks.com Extras! Sarah was a photo journalist early in her career and we talk about her work covering off-beat and, primarily, African-American rodeos. Here’s some of her photos and also pix of her as a child/young woman. Sarah graciously provided a signed copy of her book Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen to support the Sanford Community Center. All proceeds are tax deductible and 100% go to benefit renovations through the Palacios Community Coalition (501c3) toward the Sanford Community Center. Contact your Studio of the Future Host, Sara Hickman, at maxpumpkin54@gmail.com for more information!
The Gap Year with novelist Sarah Bird
Episode of
Empty Nesters
Catch up with the Empty Nesters after the holiday weekend. Novelist Sarah Bird will visit to talk about her just published 8th novel The Gap Year. Critics have hailed the book as both hilarious and heartbreaking. The Gap Year is a portrayal of mother and teenage daughter on the precipce of change. Good Housekeeping Magazine put The Gap Year on its Summer Beach Read list.  The Nesters will be giving away an advance copy of the book to a lucky listener. Read the blog   Emptynestersradio.blogspot.com, leave a comment and be eligible to win !
Billy F. Gibbons: “ZZ Top Has Been 50 Years of Making it Up As We Go Along”
Episode of
The National Podcast of Texas
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer on how the That Little Ol’ Band From Texas’ reached the half-century mark.
Going Undercover With NY Times Restaurant Critic Pete Wells
Episode of
The Sporkful
NY Times restaurant critic Pete Wells has been called the most read and most feared food writer in the US. He can make or break a restaurant with one review. How does he feel about wielding so much power? Has the job changed him, or his approach to food? And does he ever have to abandon a review mission because he burned his tongue? We discuss, and Dan joins Pete on an undercover trip to a New York eatery.Today's sponsors: Go to theSkimm.com/SPORKFUL to subscribe and be entered to win a $50 gift card. Go to nationsphotolab.com and use code sporkful for 15% off your order. Go to LinkedIn.com/SPORKFUL and get fifty dollars off your first job post.
Why Roy Wood Jr. Sees Pros To Bad Service And Confederate Flags
Episode of
The Sporkful
Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. is known for his thoughtful and pointed takes on race. He joins us to discuss McRib conspiracy theories, the dangers of touring the south as a black comic, and the advantages of bad service and Confederate flags. Plus, Roy talks about what he learned about food from his father over the course of their conflicted relationship.Today's sponsors: Go to Carnival.com/TheSporkful to learn more about cruise vacations. Go to GreenChef.us/Sporkful to get $50 off your first box. Go to Ling-ling.com/SPORKFUL to learn more Ling Ling's text-to-win sweepstakes. Go to Leesa.com/Sporkful and use promo code SPORKFUL to get $160 off your mattress.
In Defense of Picky Eaters
Episode of
The Sporkful
Why do picky eaters face so much judgment? Is picky eating even actually a problem? We talk with two twins who grew up in a family of proud picky eaters, and an expert who treats picky eating kids, to find out. This is part one of a two-part series on picky eating.Today's sponsors: Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Sporkful to start your free month of learning. Go to Leesa.com/Sporkful and use promo code SPORKFUL to get $160 off your mattress. Go to LinkedIn.com/Sporkful to get $50 off your first job post.
A Brief History Of American Barbecue
Episode of
The Sporkful
We follow barbecue from West Africa to the American South to the south side of Chicago, with help from culinary historian Michael Twitty and a pitmaster in Chicago.Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com/Oatmeal-Cups to buy your own gluten-free Egg Replacer today. Go to GetOneDrop.com and use promo code SPORKFUL to save 20% on your order. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (limited time). Go to TryFirstLeaf.com/Sporkful to get three bottles of wine for only $15 (plus free shipping).
Actor Ron Funches Lost 140 Pounds And Became A Leading Man
Episode of
The Sporkful
When actor and comic Ron Funches came on The Sporkful four years ago, his humor and warmth made him one of our most popular guests ever. Since then he's lost 140 pounds. This week, Ron returns to talk about how losing weight has changed the way people treat him, and the way he perceives himself. Plus he updates us on his autistic son Malcom. Today's sponsors: Go to Leesa.com/Sporkful and use promo code SPORKFUL to get $15 off any mattress for a limited time. Go to LinkedIn.com/SPORKFUL and get $50 off your first job post. Go to  TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/SPORKFUL to get $50 off your first box. Go to ThirdLove.com/SPORKFUL for 15% off your first purchase.
White Nationalism
Episode of
Throughline
The white nationalist ideas of Madison Grant influenced Congress in the 1920s, leaders in Nazi Germany, and members of the Trump administration. This week, we share an episode we loved from It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders that explores a throughline of white nationalism in American politics from the early 20th century to today.
What’s Wrong with A Little Romance? (Feat. Jasmine Guillory)
Episode of
The Nod
Romance novels usually conjure images of blonde Fabio wannabees and pale, busty princesses. But Brittany recently discovered a steamy, sensual world of romance novels that center Black women. What can these books offer Black women that other media can’t? Brittany talks to Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins of the podcast Thirst Aid Kit and NYT best selling author, Jasmine Guillory, to find out.
Absorption
Episode of
RISK!
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Nayland Blake first shared on the podcast in September of 2013 about a visit to New York’s famous Black Party.
Judgment Day
Episode of
RISK!
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that JJ first shared on the podcast in December of 2013 about a day he nearly threw it all away.
The Nutcracker
Episode of
RISK!
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Dawn Fraser first shared on the podcast in September of 2010 about a hamster and an unfortunate accident.
The Long Goodbye
Episode of
RISK!
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Jennifer McClelland first shared on the podcast in October of 2012 about a visit to her mother’s gravesite.
Animal
Episode of
RISK!
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Molenna Williams-Haas first shared on the podcast in March of 2014 about her animal within.
This Might Be Controversial
Episode of
RISK!
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Sara Barron first shared this story on the podcast in May of 2014, and you know what? It might just be controversial.
Ghosted
Episode of
RISK!
A special extra (and extra special) episode of RISK! brought to you by the LeVar Burton Reads podcast, featuring a story about puppy love from Julian McCullough.
Adulting
Episode of
RISK!
Adrien Behn, Tyson Robert and Susanne Binford share stories about painful sex and a family's loss.
Mother’s Little Helper
Episode of
RISK!
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Donna Steele first shared on the podcast in September of 2013 about a mom with unconventional personal hygiene habits.
Living for Today
Episode of
RISK!
A Classic RISK! Singles episode. This week, we pay tribute to Jenn Gavlin, who passed away this past weekend. Here is the beautiful story Jenn shared on the show in Seattle quite recently, when she knew she was terminally ill.
Kevin Goes to P-Town
Episode of
RISK!
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! The first radio-style story that RISK! host Kevin Allison ever shared on the show. Recorded just 3 days after the events described, this story of romance and heartbreak debuted in September of 2011.
64: WWJD?
Episode of
Terrible, Thanks For Asking
Jenny and Michelle are twins. Twin telepathy, switching places, the whole deal. Pat and Teddy are big parts of Jenny and Michelle's lives, but no one has been HERE before. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can pre-order Nora's new book - No Happy Endings - from her website at noraborealis.com/book TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate And check out our sponsors this week: For Hers -- forhers.com/thanks Ritual -- ritual.com/thanks Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction by Judith Grisel