Dream vacation essay
Dream vacation essay by Thomas Bier, speak with author Joshua Rushworth. We discuss how Thomas Bier’s eponymous book has reconsidered humanitarian activism into a clever, humorous inquiry into the human condition. This episode is sponsored by Deseret Book Company. . .
Episode 251: Kevin J. Hughes Writer Graham Greene wrote that countries that were mentioned in his journalistic research could be any “place people go in search of a more prosperous way of life.” Thomas Bier is a somewhat fictionalized example. But other voices in recent years make the case for visiting “minimalist” countries, where layout rarely shuts off the possibility of adventure. An exploration of the many rather interesting suggestions put on our WAH list. To listen click on WaH List Highlights at the beginning of this episode. . .
Episode 250: Peter Kenny Writer Winston Churchill could pride himself on being very eloquent, one way or the other. And yet in his autobiography, “A Mountain of Scars,” he explains that “God has not spelled out to me very indeed the significance of the soldier’s attack.” Bier has used this a theme to infuse his own memoirs with his own effusive enthusiasm. Later this month, there will be a panel discussion on A Mountain of Scars, moderated by author Angela Harbutt. We discuss Beija’s Instagram profile photograph, and how documentaries portray the person we knew, years before we got to know him. The podcast is sponsored by Libbi Labs and Audible. . .
Episode 249: Linda Saifuddin This week we welcome actor/comedian Linda Saifuddin into the discussion, with skits and a review of 3rd Watch for season 1. The podcast is sponsored by Libbi Labs and Audible. . .
Episode 248: Jason Levine This episode, a first-time survey, examines “Not Fiction.” This is my first public podcast review. In the review, I read one of several promotional blurbs for The Church of Fiction, the memoirization of a few dead authors: Stevenson, Zola, R O’Connor, and James Thurber. “Fiction is both bold and daring, a notion with some immediate relevance for my fictional self. … With fiction, I argue, there are other alternative kinds of inputs, and unlike any other audience, what my fictional readers have additionally to look at contain endless details I can add to or subtract from.”–Holway, Of Fiction And Improvisation . . .
Episode 247: Derek Nguyen Devoted to