Eli Attie and Nelson Franklin

Private: Reading Aloud #4 December 5, 2014

Nate brings you the first all Non-fiction episode and has the hilarious Nelson Franklin start things off by reading a Chuck Klosterman piece entitled “The Pretenders.” Then, writer, producer, and former political operative Eli Attie joins Nate in the studio to chat about being the campaign speechwriter through Gore’s concession of the 2000 presidential election, growing up in a family of readers, and some of the political books that he enjoys. Finally, Nate finishes things by playing two pieces of political theatre that he loves – Mr. Rogers going in front of the US Senate to defend PBS and Robert F. Kennedy’s speech after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Get a head start on the next book which will be “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.” by Adelle Waldman and send in your thoughts on the book at readingaloudpodcast@gmail.com. Also, come out to see a holiday-themed version of Reading Aloud! There will be carolers, sing a longs, and a live reading of the Sedaris masterpiece “Santaland Diaries”. Get tickets at www.ucbtheatre.com.

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