Category Archives: Great reads on the web

A Brief History of Vice

There’s always that one guy you know in high school who has  questionably sane ideas. In my high school, that guy was Jay. He liked to play “The Knockout Game,” the object of which was to be knocked unconscious. He liked to … Continue reading

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Jessica Knoll: working through anger

Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive was the best-selling debut of 2015 and was optioned for a movie by Reese Witherspoon. Knoll recently wrote an article “What I Know” about some of the experience-based events of Luckiest Girl Alive. Join us for … Continue reading

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Lee Child and Doug Dangler: This Time, It’s Personal

Several years ago, when Lee Child was in town with the Thurber House, I was scheduled to interview him. Unfortunately, I had to go out of town unexpectedly and missed him. Fortunately, I was able to catch up with him … Continue reading

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David Giffels: So Much More than Devo and Beavis and Butthead

Journalist and essayist David Giffels has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Grantland, and Redbook among others. His most recent book is The Hard Way on Purpose, a collection of essays about growing up near … Continue reading

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Matt Kish: A Whale of a Book

Ohioana Book Festival featured author Matt Kish likes big projects – big like a whale projects. He created one illustration for each page of Moby Dick, and then did the same thing for each page of Heart of Darkness. After … Continue reading

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Picking Up | Full Grown People

Here’s a great essay from a very cool writer I interviewed a few years back, Sonya Huber. Picking Up | Full Grown People.

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Definition of a Data Scientist: Someone Who Likes to be Wrong

Ohio State University’s Chief Data Officer James Brenza and Metcalf and Associate’s CEO Maureen Metcalf have a common interest: how does Big Data illustrate leadership choices? Brenza and Metcalf recently published an article looking at the role of Big Data … Continue reading

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Your First Illicit Reading Experience – NYTimes.com

This would make a great listener call-in for Craft: Your First Illicit Reading Experience – NYTimes.com. How well do you suppose it would go over on the radio? “My first naughty book was…” Here’s a picture of me with mine… Doug … Continue reading

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Watch This Guy Misspell Father At A Spelling Bee For A Beautiful Reason

A great example of creativity: Watch This Guy Misspell Father At A Spelling Bee For A Beautiful Reason. I’d love to have someone do something like this on the radio show. Let me know if you know someone who could. Doug

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Jack Handey Is the Envy of Every Comedy Writer in America – NYTimes.com

These were some of the best parts of Saturday Night Live, the parts we’d repeat to each other on Monday. Jack Handey Is the Envy of Every Comedy Writer in America – NYTimes.com.

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