November 14, 2014

EP. 2 — Kevin Awakuni, Jason Mantzoukas, Rob Corddry

Nate kicks things off with the always amazing Jason Mantzoukas as he reads a Tom O’Donnell piece entitled “OK, Maybe Our Apartment Is Too Small For A Bald Eagle” recorded live from UCB-LA. Then, Kevin Awakuni of Skylight Books joins Nate in the studio to chat about the popularity of the “How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety” zine, whether Amazon is spreading the word on books or destroying independent bookstores, what makes a good bookstore, why The Hobbit is underrated, and Dave Eggers’ “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” which leads Nate to read a passage from the best-selling memoir. Finally, Nate’s brother Rob Corddry tells us how he auditioned for the Blue Man Group before he reads Colin Nissan’s piece “It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers” live from UCB-LA. Don’t forget to participate in the book club by going out and buying “Wolf In White Van” by John Darnielle and send in your thoughts on the book at Also, come to Reading Aloud LIVE at UCB-Franklin on Sunday, November 23rd at 7pm! Get tickets at!

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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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