Happy Halloween, listeners! We've saved one of our favorite pieces from the latest FEAR issue of Two Cities to read and discuss today. Philip Ivory reads his classic spine-tingling ghost story "Dr. Marsh's Final House Call." This is a great one to listen to as you're handing out candy tonight!
Did you miss us? We're back, listeners, in time to start gearing up for Halloween, with stories from our special FEAR issue of Two Cities. This week, Robin Greene reads her dark memoir of a run-in with a disturbing stranger in "The Winter of East 81st Street." This week's episode contains some adult themes and may not be suitable for younger listeners, so please use your discretion.
This week, Two Cities author Hilary Sallick reads her poem from the June issue, "Housemate", and we discuss. And we count down our very favorite science writing — all those wonderful books that illuminated the world of science and nature for the non-scientists among us.
This week, author Bino Realuyo reads his poem from the March issue, "Oyate Tamakoce", an Apache phrase meaning "Land of the people." We also talk about what books have got us thinking this week, including Benjamin Percy's great new guide to writing fiction, Thrill Me. We're actively seeking submissions to our blog with thoughts on what it means to be American in today's divided culture. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes!
This week, we interview Corie Rosen, author of "An Object in Motion", a short story from the newest issue. We're chatting with Corie about her writing process, the inspiration for the story, and how she structured the piece. We're also continuing to discuss our favorite recent reads, including the Ferrante novels and Julia Glass's Three Junes. And we answer reader questions. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter.