Fiction

The Old Mole Variety Hour for May 23, 2016

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear these segments: • Bill Resnick talks with Tarah Demant of Amnesty International about the surprising numbers on support for refugees in the United States. • Frann Michel discusses the history of Vanport, the need for public hou... Read more

Finance Smurf

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement reviews Finance Smurf, the last of the original Smurf comics written by Pierre Gulliford (aka "Peyo"). Finance Smurf, written in 1992, is a sharp indictment of money, and shows the smurfs' world turned upside down when one of the smurfs institutes a human-like e... Read more

Gremlin Time

Airs at: Mon, 06/20/2016 at 11:00pm - Tue, 06/21/2016 at 12:00am
We continue with another reading of classic short stories by Katherine Dunn. Read more

Seeing Red by Lina Meruane

Airs at: Thu, 06/30/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  In Lina Meruane's Seeing Red, fiction and autobiography intertwine.  An intense, visceral novel about the relation between the body, illness, and human relationship by one of Chile’s brightest young authors.  “Lina Meruane’s prose has great literary force: it emerges fro... Read more

Cat Winters on "The Steep and Thorny Way"

Airs at: Thu, 04/14/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Host Bethany Grabow talks with Cat Winters, author of the new book The Steep and Thorny Way. This historical fiction, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, follows protagonist Hanalee as she navigates rural Oregon in the 1920’s as a biracial teen coming to terms with he... Read more

Gremlin Time on 05/16/16

Airs at: Mon, 05/16/2016 at 11:00pm - Tue, 05/17/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
 Katherine Dunn was the co originator of Gremlin Time back in 1978, and it was very sad to hear of her recent passing So we will present some of her best readings through the next months. First up is one of our earliest presentations, "To Build A Fire" by Jack London. You m... Read more

Wendy Doniger, Redeeming the Kamasutra

Airs at: Sat, 05/14/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
The Kamasutra brings to mind (and to Google searches) erotic and exotic sexual positions.   OK, it is that.  But it is much more.  It is about the art of living.   Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of ... Read more

Dan Barker, God the Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction

Airs at: Sun, 05/08/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
America’s leading atheist, the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and co-host of Freethought Radio, Dan Barker, talks about his latest book, God the Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction (audiobook)   The roots of the book go to Richard Dawkins’ famous... Read more

The Confessional on 05/16/16

Airs at: Mon, 05/16/2016 at 12:00am - 2:00am
Produced for The Confessional

The World is Churning

Airs at: Fri, 05/13/2016 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Positively Revolting
    Join us for the second part of our in depth conversation with renowned storyteller, author and scholar of mythology,  anthropology and phsycology, Michael Meade. Some of his books include Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of the Soul and Why the World Doesn't End, ... Read more