‘WTF,’ ‘The Nerdist’ and ‘The Ricky Gervais Show’
Favorite comedy podcasts among LEO readers, according to my highly non-scientific survey of the demographic, are “WTF,” hosted by Marc Maron, and “The Nerdist,” hosted by Ch
Author comes to Sarabande Reading Series
The Cloud Corporation
By Timothy Donnelly. Wave Books; 153 pgs., $16.
BBC Radio 3’s ‘Night Waves’
First of all, a shout-out to the many readers who have written in, phoned or stopped me in the street to enlighten me about podcasts I might be missing. It’s so swell to know you care!
Patton Oswalt expounds
Zombie Spaceship Wasteland
By Patton Oswalt. Scribner; 195 pgs., $24.
‘Open Book with Mariella Frostrup’ and ‘The Book Show’
Even though blonde bombshell Mariella Frostrup is a Notting Hillionaire who counts Mick Jagger and George Clooney among her famous ex-conquests, she is no mere celebrity chaser.
‘Film Programme’ & ‘Kermode and Mayo on Film’
Hey, everybody, it’s Opposite Week! For starters, these two ’casts didn’t quite make the top 10 cut, so I’d planned to save them ’til later.
'Writers & Company' from CBC Radio
Apologies to “Fresh Air,” which is the kind of program that first inculcated me with a love of radio, but Eleanor Wachtel makes Terry Gross sound like a journalism-school sophomore.
Lord of Misrule
By Jaimy Gordon. McPherson & Company; 296 pgs., $25.
‘To the Best of Our Knowledge’ ranks among the best
Remember a few decades ago, when it was proclaimed far and wide that radio was dead? OK, certain readers might not be old enough to remember decades back.
Brian Leung’s second novel goes West
Take Me Home
By Brian Leung. Harper; 293 pgs., $24.99.