February 6, 2015
Nate starts the show by talking about hugging strangers at the Superbowl and sharing some new book news regarding Harper Lee. Nate also plays us a recording of the great Rick Holmes reading Blake Stuck’s “I’m Going to Replace My Hands With Hammers, So Help Me God” live from the UCB-theatre in Los Angeles. Then, Nate is joined by Jake Fogelnest, a professional comedian, writer, director, and podcaster to talk about why making it big in showbiz recently has kept his podcast The Fogelnest Files on hiatus but it will return soon, why you need to be listening to The Best Show, how he convinced his parents at 14 that he should write, direct, and star in a public access TV show from his bedroom, which bands are important, and to recommend some great music books such as “Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk.” Finally, a beautiful letter written by Helen Keller to the New York Symphony Orchestra is read by the fantastic Aya Cash. Grab Jonathan Franzen’s “The Corrections” and send in your thoughts on the book at email@example.com for the next book club episode!
July 22, 2016
EP. 64 — The Final Show
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.
July 15, 2016
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!
July 1, 2016
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!
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