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Nate Corddry's Reading Aloud bids farewell to Earwolf. As a send off, Nate reads "Behold Your Newest Silver-Screen Sex Goddess, Jane Neighbor" by writer and playwright Rachel Axler (Veep), an excerpt from the novel Stoner by writer John Williams, and the first letter from "Letters to a Young Poet" written by poet Rainer Maria Rilke to Franz Xaver Kappus.
Book Club regulars meet new book club readers as Seth Morris, Alison Pill, Alison Becker, and Nelson Franklin join Nate this week to discuss "The Girls: A Novel" by Emma Cline. Who absolutely loved it? Who had unanswered questions? Tune in to find out!
Timothy Simons barges in not wasting any time and gets into a live reading of "I'm Comic Sans, Asshole." by Mike Lacher. Then, Robyn Clark treats us to a reading of "I Saw Hamilton So Now I'm Going To Orphan My Son" by Katie Schorr. Later, Nate reads a chapter from the novel The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins. Finally, in honor of the 4th of July, Robert Baker walks through a patriotic reading of the Declaration of Independence. Make sure to pick up a copy of next month’s book for our book club, “The Girls: A Novel” by Emma Cline Once you’re done reading, call us at (702) 751-READ and let us know what you thought!This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate.
Jensen Karp is a writer, fellow Earwolf podcast host (Get Up On This), art dealer, and a former rapper under the name Hot Karl. Jensen joins Nate this week to talk about his new book "Kanye West Owes Me $300: And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big". Make sure to pick up a copy of next month's book for our book club, “The Girls: A Novel” by Emma Cline Once you’re done reading, call us at (702) 751-READ and let us know what you thought!
Book Club regulars Erik Patterson, Robert Baker, and Dana Wickens joins Nate to talk about Katherine Dunn's "Geek Love." It's an emotionally intense book that doesn't pull any punches. Make sure to pick up a copy of next month’s book, "The Girls: A Novel" by Emma Cline Once you’re done reading, call us at (702) 751-READ and let us know what you thought!This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate.
Nate's brother Rob Corddry reads Ken Kesey's story about the death of his son which leads into Nate's conversation with this week's guest Timothy Simons of HBO's Veep. Tim and Nate chat about the inevitable Grateful Dead phase, reading Stephen King books in 7th grade, and the ins & outs of Veep. Then, Tim reads an outrageously hilarious piece by Maura Quint entitled "How To Negotiate A Raise (If You're A Woman)." Pick up a copy of next month’s book, “Geek Love” by Katherine Dunn! Once you’re done reading, call us at (702) 751-READ and let us know what you thought!This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate.
Eli Attie, one of the most talented writers out there, is back to join Nate in a discussion about "Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir by Truman Capote," a book he collaborated on with the long lost photographs that his father took of Truman Capote that are incredible. They also talk about Eli's time working for Aaron Sorkin, his time working at the Gore campaign, and the love they share for the band Guided by Voices. Pick up a copy of next month's book, "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn! Once you’re done reading, call us at (702) 751-READ and let us know what you thought!
Welcome to another book club! For this round, Nate is joined by Susanna Fogel, Jimmi Simpson, Julie Sharbutt, Ryan Cartwright, and handsome Sam Kieffer, who is definitely not writing this description right now. Join us as we follow Addie and Louis's multiple-chaptered, non-punctuated sleepovers. Also, we ponder the aging process, abandonment and the bakery man.Then pick up a copy of next month's book, "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn! Once you're done reading, call us at (702) 751-READ and let us know what you thought!
Author Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney is the writer of The Nest, her debut novel which is on The New York Times Bestsellers List. Cynthia joins Nate this week to chat about embarrassing reading gaps, going back to school to learn how to write fiction, the best advice she receive from Bret Anthony Johnston, the perfect day of writing, and adapting the novel for Amazon with Jill Soloway. Start next month’s book for the Book Club, Kent Haruf’s “Our Souls at Night,” now and send a voicemail about what you thought by calling (702) 751-READ!This episode is sponsored by Lootcrate.
Recorded LIVE from the LA Times Festival of Books 2016, Nate welcomes Reading Aloud all-stars Brian Huskey, Tim Simons, Aya Cash, and Rob Corddry as they read pieces by Elliott Kalan, Chuck Klosterman, Katie Brinkworth, and Ken Kesey respectively. Plus, Nate sits down to have a dream chat with Pulitzer Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold. Start next month's book for the Book Club, Kent Haruf's "Our Souls at Night," now and send a voicemail about what you thought by calling (702) 751-READ!
Kelly Carlin, Molly Ephraim, Erik Patterson, Glenn Davis and Sam Kieffer join Nate to discuss Slyvia Plath's "The Bell Jar." Listen to the compelling reasons to read Plath's beautiful, hilarious and heart-wrenching story of the surreal fall into mental illness. If you've already read the novel, grab your weathered copy and enjoy the break down of Buddy, Esther, DeeDee and the rest of the gang. Start next month's book, Kent Haruf's "Our Souls at Night," now!
Actor and Nate's dear friend Noah Bean joins him this week to chat about performing in plays together, getting married, and to read "A Matter of Life and Death" by Timothy Aubry. Then, Nate reads us the most famous poem about baseball in the history of the world, Ernest Thayer's "Casey at the Bat." Make sure to get a head start for the next book club by grabbing yourself Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and send in your thoughts on the book at readingaloudpodcast@gmail.com . Go to http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/ for more info on the LIVE Reading Aloud show at The Festival of Books on Saturday, April 9th!
Maret Orliss is the Associative Director of Programming and Events for The L.A. Times. She joins Nate this week to talk about The L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC which is the largest cultural festival in America which this year will include 9 stages featuring special guests Carrie Brownstein, Arianna Huffington, Buzz Aldrin, and much more. Then, Nate closes the show out by reading Tom Perrotta's "Snowman" as suggested by a listener. Make sure to get a head start for the next book club by grabbing yourself Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and send in your thoughts on the book at readingaloudpodcast@gmail.com . Go to http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/ for more info on The Festival of Books.
Nate welcomes newcomers to The Book Club! Nate's brother Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital), writer Rachel Axler (Veep), and book club vet Sam Kieffer join Nate to discuss the classic Ernest Hemingway novel A Farewell to Arms. It tells the story about a love affair between the expatriate American Henry and Catherine Barkley against the backdrop of the First World War, cynical soldiers, fighting and the displacement of populations. Make sure to get a head start for the next book club by grabbing yourself Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and send in your thoughts on the book at readingaloudpodcast@gmail.com .
This week Nate welcomes Boston Globe journalist Sacha Pfeiffer to Reading Aloud to talk with Nate about her rise through journalism, the newspaper scandal that inspired the Oscar nominated film Spotlight, and the importance of a good crying room. Be sure to pick up Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms", and join us for next month's book club!
The Book Club is once again upon us. This time Nate welcomes Dr. Peter Becker who has received his Ph.D. from Harvard's American Studies Program (History of American Civilization) and holds degrees from Harvard (M.A., English) and Hamburg University (History, Latin, Education) to give a little background on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Then, Engineer Sam Kieffer joins Nate in the studio to get real deep into this great American novel. Make sure to get a head start for the next book club by grabbing A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway and send in your thoughts on the book at readingaloudpodcast@gmail.com.
Lindsey Stirling is a classically trained violinist, dancer, performance artist, and author. Lindsey joins Nate during her book tour for her new release The Only Pirate at the Party to talk about the writing process, the feeling of holding her very first violin after a long time of practicing on cardboard, getting over her stage fright by going door to door in her neighborhood to play in front of strangers, and how her faith effects her creativity. Make sure to get a head start for the next book club by grabbing yourself The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and send in your thoughts on the book at readingaloudpodcast@gmail.com.Photo credit: Kate Szatmari
Fay Wolf is an actress, author, musician, professional organizer, and one of Nate's closest friends. Fay joins Nate this week to talk about her new book New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (and Everyone Else), how people need permission to begin purging their memorabilia, searching for her own permission to call herself a musician, and the process of electronic decluttering. Make sure to get a head start for the next book club by grabbing yourself The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and send in your thoughts on the book at readingaloudpodcast@gmail.com.
It's Book Club time once again as Nate welcomes Zandy Hartig, Alison Becker, Lindsey Kraft, and Susanna Fogel to discuss Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. Fates and Furies is a dazzling examination of a marriage, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. Make sure to get a head start for the next book club by grabbing yourself The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and send in your thoughts on the book at readingaloudpodcast@gmail.com.
On a very special episode of Reading Aloud, Nate is incredibly honored to chat with the iconic Gloria Steinem. Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 70s. Steinem currently travels internationally as an organizer and lecturer and is a media spokeswoman on issues of equality. Nate and Steinem discuss her new book about her travels called My Life on the Road. Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas Reading Aloud listeners! Nate shares some very special holiday pieces recorded LIVE from the UCB theatre in Los Angeles by special guests Megan Amram, Seth Morris as Bob Ducca, Natalie Palamides, Emily Maya Mills, and Steve Agee. Relax this holiday season and pick up "Fates and Furies" by Lauren Groff and send in your thoughts on the book at readingaloudpodcast@gmail.com.
It's time once again for another Book Club episode with friends new and old! Nelson Franklin, Robyn Clark, Ele Woods, Kerrie Kvashay-Boyle, and John Ross Bowie join Nate to discuss "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. It is a science fiction novel that takes place in the Great Lakes region after a fictional disease, the "Georgia Flu," has devastated the world, killing most of the population.
Jeff Levine runs the TV department at Random House. Jeff joins Nate this week to talk about the process of book & TV development, how profitable a TV series could be for a writer, and the most appealing part of his job. Then, Nate closes the show by reading the outstanding short story "The Big Cat" by Louise Erdrich from The New Yorker. Don't forget to pick up "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel and send in your thoughts on the book at readingaloudpodcast@gmail.com. Los Angeles: Reading Aloud is LIVE on Sunday, December 13th at 7:30pm at UCB Franklin featuring Seth Morris as Bob Ducca and more special guests! Get tickets at www.ucbtheatre.com!
Happy Thanksgiving! Nate starts the show off by reading a wonderfully hilarious piece by Wendy Molyneux of Bob's Burgers about Thanksgiving tips. Then, Nate has an in-depth chat with Peter Mehlman, author of the novel "It Won't Always Be This Great" and a writer of great success who has been nominated for 5 Prime Time Emmy Awards and best known for working on Seinfeld for over 150 episodes. Don't forget to pick up "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel and send in your thoughts on the book at readingaloudpodcast@gmail.com.
New and old Book Club friends Robert Baker, Amanda Walsh, Dana Wickens, and Melissa Stetten join Nate this week for a special Holiday themed Book Club episode of Reading Aloud! This week they're celebrating Halloween (because it's such a good Holiday) as they dive deep into "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson. Get a head start on the next book "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel and send in your thoughts on the book at readingaloudpodcast@gmail.com.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Earwolf
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Jul 2nd, 1970
Latest Episode
Jul 22nd, 2016
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
64
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic

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