In Part Two of this week’s podcast, we play an interview we first aired last year with the great “Eclectic Disc Jockey”, Studs Terkel. He joined us for a music-filled interview about his last book, AND THEY ALL SANG, which has just been re-issued in paperback. We also hear two poets from Northampton, Massachusetts read from their work: Carol Edelstein (THE DIASPPEARING LETTERS), and Gail Thomas (NO SIMPLE WILDERNESS).
In Part One of this week’s show, we talk with author and poet Richard Michelson about growing up Jewish in an African-American neighborhood in New York and his books for children coming out of that experience. We talk about two of them: [amazon-product text=”HAPPY FEET” type=”text”]B001DZ41JC[/amazon-product] and [amazon-product text=”TOO YOUNG FOR YIDDISH” type=”text”]0881061182[/amazon-product].
We also talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin in this excerpt from a previously aired interview about her latest collection of poems, [amazon-product text=”JACK, AND OTHER NEW POEMS” type=”text”]039332852X[/amazon-product].
Writer’s Voice broadcast on WMUA 91.1 FM on December 15, 2006. Podcast pioneer Rob Walch tells us the TRICKS OF THE PODCASTING MASTERS.
Everybody’s heard about podcasting, but few really know what it is–or how they can use it for fun or to promote their business or career. Podcast pioneer Rob Walch (founder of Podcast411) tells us how to do it well. (Interview audio only.)
Peter Bowerman talks with us live about [amazon-product text=”The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living” type=”text”]0967059860[/amazon-product].
The bottom line holds ever more draconian sway over the publishing industry, and that makes it ever harder for writers to get published. But the Internet is opening a new way: self-publishing. Bowerman talks about how the Web fosters niche-marketing and buzz over a long period — and how that can turn authors into “well-fed self-publishers”.