This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Rian Hughes, author of the sensational new novel XX, which is published by our friends at The Overlook Press.  Topics of discussion include comparisons to Moby Dick and Ulysses, design, pulpy sci-fi novels (and the novel within this novel, Ascension), how binary code is like an alien, DJ Food and Ninja Tunes records, memetic pandemics, and much more.  Copies of XX can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by New York Times bestselling author Tom Vanderbilt, who discusses his new novel Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning, which is published by our friends at Knopf.  Topics of discussion include chess, The Queen's Gambit, beginner's mind, the correlations between learning a new skill and alleviating stress, whether 50 is too old to learn the guitar, and much more.  Copies of Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Lucy Britsch, whose debut novel Sad Janet is published by our friends at Riverhead Books.  Topics of discussion include COVID-19 in the UK, the Greater Depression, John Waters, Christmas as a year-round concern, what reality shows featuring interventions tell us about present day pop culture, Bono, and dogs.  Copies of Sad Janet can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Marquis de Sade Prize winner Kevin Lambert, who discusses his novel You Will Love What You Have Killed, which is published by our friends at Biblioasis.  Topics of discussion include the challenges of writing a narrator who is in grade school, towns that identify themselves by the corporate chain businesses they contain, elementary school pop culture, repressed sexuality, authors who name characters after themselves, tarot cards, what September 11th looked like from Canada, and much more.  Copies of You Will Love What You Have Killed can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING. 

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by New York Times bestselling author John Grisham, who discusses his latest novel A Time For Mercy, which is published by our friends at Doubleday.  Topics of discussion include 1984, the political climate in Mississippi in 1990, police brutality, church, race, how elections effect our actions, Roe vs. Wade, caring too much about what other people think, and much more.  Copies of A Time For Mercy can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Morning Star Award winning author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, who discusses her novel Even As We Breathewhich is published by Fireside Industries (an imprint of the University Press of Kentucky).  Topics of discussion include the importance of place and ceremony, James Joyce as "the devil's whisperer", a monkey named after Edgar Allen Poe, working for "someone else's pocket change", the Grove Park Inn, Japanese internment camps, Asheville as a jazz city, and much more.  Copies of Even As We Breathe can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Travis Hoewischer, author of Two Dollar Radio Guide to Naming Your Baby: Chad, Brad, Brandi with an "i," and other names to reconsider, which is published by our friends at Two Dollar Radio.  Topics discussed include problems with the name Keith, babies rights in regards to photo publication and social media postings by parents, Alpha and other names inspired by American Gladiator, the issue with naming your child LeBron or Michael (if one's last name happens to be Jordan), "Classic Lightman", the big decisions that must be made after a 311 concert cruise, Desert Storm trading cards, and much more.  Copies of Two Dollar Radio Guide to Naming Your Baby can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.

November 30, 2020

108–Bookin’ w/ Jeff Tweedy

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Wilco frontman, Grammy Award winning musician and New York Times bestselling author Jeff Tweedy, who discusses his new book How to Write One Song: Loving the Things We Create and How They Love Us Back, which is published by our friends at Dutton (an imprint of Penguin Random House). Topics discussed include the act of putting positivity into the world, unburdening oneself of judgement, being versus doing, losing oneself in the act of artistic creation, time, writing as someone other than yourself, channeling Johnny Cash, developing persistence in the face of hardship as a habit, and much more. Copies of How to Write One Song can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING. 

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Bookin' favorite M. Randal O'Wain, who discusses his newest book Hallelujah Station and Other Stories, which is published by our friends at Autumn House.  Topics of discussion include how touring for a book compares to touring as a band, how book promotion has changed during the COVID-era, river literature, the drug trade, organized religion, revenge porn, noir, redemption arcs, and much more.  Copies of Hallelujah Station and Other Stories can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.

November 16, 2020

106–Bookin’ w/ Lee Smith

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by New York Times bestselling author Lee Smith, who discusses her latest novel Blue Marlin, which is published by our friends at Blair.  Topics of discussion include the inclination to compare "real life" and "celebrity life", the idea that one can live for Art (with a capital A),  things that "certainly aren't southern", moonlighting as a spy, geographical cures, and much more.  Copies of Blue Marlin can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.  

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