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Encore episode - first aired Mar 5, 2011. Laura Hillenbrand is a New York Times bestseller known for her famous freshman novel…
Timing is everything. And this week on Book Talk I have a conversation with a psychologist turned Young Adult author whose debut…
We invite you into the heart of our homeland. Economic recession defines the landscape of Middle America and the hard-working…
Books – Richardson vs. Fielding, Garcia Marquez vs. Llorsa, Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald, Eliot vs. Pound & Plath vs. Sexton.
Whether it is singing, accounting or swimming you are good at, chances are there is a role for you somewhere. This week I look at…
What is plagiarism anyhow? Being “Knock-Off Week” here at BreakThru Radio, I wanted to take a look at the difference between…
Don’t Believe the Hype!
Dirty Secret is a tell-all memoir about the life of a daughter to a hoarder. Jessie Sholl takes you inside the embarrassment,…
This past week, parts of New York City and the surrounding area were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. In the wake of this storm,…
The world’s preeminent word-of-mouth marketing experts demonstrate how in-person social networking, not online marketing, is the…
SuddenlySolo.org is a definitive site for the mature widowed or divorced man. As healing after a breakup, divorce, or a death of a…
In The Knockoff Economy (Oxford University Press, September 2012), law professors Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman reveal…
This week we delve deep beneath the surface, coursing through the criminally under-explored arteries of the least estimated stuff…
Fairy tales for children. Novels for and about children. And a guide to raising children. On Book Talk this week, I take a look at…
Before we get to the vegan and meat talk, I will preview the upcoming New Yorker festival due to take place in New York from Oct 5…
On a warm June day, Maura Corrigan is walking with her nine-year-old son, James, as he rides his bike to school when the…
“Free” has a lot of definitions. But to BreakThru Radio this week, it stands for a free economy—a society where people,…
Everyone should own a bicycle, especially if you live in a major city such as New York. A lot is being done to make cities more…
I take a look at how literature and self-help guides play a role in understanding any generations current economic state.
There is as much sound in reading as there is in radio. Taking a look at the use of the word of “sound” in literature, we…
I couldn’t find much to do on Promo in terms of books, so I took a look at some recent publications. Two books in particular:…
Controversy and scandal in the literary world as Jonah Lehrer, the upcoming star and staff writer for the New Yorker is forces to…
Books all around the topic of production
What makes a good trilogy or a good sequel? Is it the character development over multiple volumes or is it the gem of a story?…
We look at a list of books with birthday as their theme. Oddly enough, each one of them is from the UK. A zodiac text, a play, a…
What is the Great American Novel? I would argue it is the author’s ability to capture the spirit and consciousness of an entire…
What is the role that the government should and should not play in the content of mandatory education-system textbooks? Does Texas…
Subject – Food Week Books – The Grapes of Wrath, Fried Green Tomatoes & Fast Food Nation A story about the Joad farming…
Writing for men—in today’s literary world, I feel like we are overwhelmed with chick-lit or kid-lit. Harry Potter, True Blood…
The Olympics always provide a lot of material for social scientists to observe the human race, our behavior and the basis for…
Just about everyone is desirous of some sort of travel. Whether it is a quick one-week vacation while staying local or an extended…
What makes a great entrepreneur? Is one born with it? Or can it be learned? This week on Book Talk I take a look at some of the…
Time Travel -- you know you wish you could do it. Would you look into the future at spy on the past? This week I take a look at…
In the wake of the recent success of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey, Book Talk takes a close look at three major female writers…
An arching range that tries to cover science and technology in literature. I begin with perhaps the most popular science book ever…
Facebook has impacted just about everyone who is living in this world today. With 800 million active users (and constantly…
Levon Helm was one of America's greatest musicians. Whether you want to classify him as an R&B man, Rockabilly, Rock n' Roll,…
Video Games! Personally, I was never allowed to play them as a kid, so I never got into them that much. I think a true gamer is…
This week on Book Talk, in honor of the Masters, I take a look at one of the greatest golf novels ever written - The Legend of…
I take a detailed look at three books with protest as subject. Saturday by Ian McKewan takes a look at a day in London in 2005…
Kids need travel guides too, as do stuffed animals. The team at Cooper’s Pack Publishing have created a series of travel books…
If you’ve ever become irritated with the willful misuse or redefinition of important words in 21st-century politically correct…
This is an encore episode, first aired Aug 13, 2011. Equal parts hip-hop memoir, razor-sharp analysis of the current political…
Absurdist Fiction. This week I take a look at the style that focuses on the absurd world we live in. There will be discussions and…
"Poker is the new golf,” says Ellen Leikind, founder of PokerPrimaDivas™, a company dedicated to teaching professional women…
Some of the greatest American literature centers on place. This week on Book Talk, I celebrate the great writing inspired by New…
Encore episode - first aired Mar 5, 2011. Laura Hillenbrand is a New York Times bestseller known for her famous freshman novel…
This week, Kory talks to the author of A Saint In The City: Coaching At Risk Kids To Be Champions, Coach Scott Glabb.
Subject - The New Inquiry Guest - Atossa Abrahamian Thinkers and writers of our generation face an unprecedented set of…
Not long ago we were spectators, passive consumers of mass media. Now, on YouTube and blogs and Facebook and Twitter, we are…
This week on Book Talk guest Sam Griswold joins me in the studio to discuss the secret effect of listening to music in public…
Here, then, is a dictionary of the dead, an encyclopedia of the embalmed. Ludicrous in scope, whimsical in its arrangement, this…