Mister Rogers and the Art of Radical Empathy by LA Review of Books

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Hosts Eric Newman and Kate Wolf sit down with documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville to discuss his latest work, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which tackles the work and impact of Fred Rogers and his iconic children’s show. In a conversation that moves from Rogers’ recognition of the complex emotional life of children to his sense of television as his ministry for a more loving world, Neville outlines both the example and challenge that Rogers sets for us in an era when hatred and vitriol seem poised to engulf the nation.
Also, in recognition of The World Cup, Joseph O’Neill, author of the short story collection Good Trouble, recommends his favorite book on football, Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer by David Winner.
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Joseph O’Neill is up to “Good Trouble” by LA Review of Books

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Co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher talk with author Joseph O’Neill about his new collection of stories, Good Trouble. This show is a gem, full of reflections on 21st century mores, literature, politics, and crises. A master of contemporary language, O’Neill begins by playfully challenging a description of his characters – and away we go – as he reflects upon his craft and the task of representing the inner lives of the “American educated bourgeoisie,” which he describes as “still a revolutionary class” that’s remaking the world.
Also, Johanna Drucker returns to recommend Arthur C Clarke’s sci-fi tale of Alien invasion, Childhood’s End, which holds up a mirror to humanity.
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Joseph O’Neill is up to “Good Trouble” by LA Review of Books

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Co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher talk with author Joseph O’Neill about his new collection of stories, Good Trouble. This show is a gem, full of reflections on 21st century mores, literature, politics, and crises. A master of contemporary language, O’Neill begins by playfully challenging a description of his characters – and away we go – as he reflects upon his craft and the task of representing the inner lives of the “American educated bourgeoisie,” which he describes as “still a revolutionary class” that’s remaking the world.
Also, Johanna Drucker returns to recommend Arthur C Clarke’s sci-fi tale of Alien invasion, Childhood’s End, which holds up a mirror to humanity.
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Joseph O’Neill is up to “Good Trouble” by LA Review of Books

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Co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher talk with author Joseph O’Neill about his new collection of stories, Good Trouble. This show is a gem, full of reflections on 21st century mores, literature, politics, and crises. A master of contemporary language, O’Neill begins by playfully challenging a description of his characters – and away we go – as he reflects upon his craft and the task of representing the inner lives of the “American educated bourgeoisie,” which he describes as “still a revolutionary class” that’s remaking the world.
Also, Johanna Drucker returns to recommend Arthur C Clarke’s sci-fi tale of Alien invasion, Childhood’s End, which holds up a mirror to humanity.
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Joseph O’Neill is up to “Good Trouble” by LA Review of Books

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Co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher talk with author Joseph O’Neill about his new collection of stories, Good Trouble. This show is a gem, full of reflections on 21st century mores, literature, politics, and crises. A master of contemporary language, O’Neill begins by playfully challenging a description of his characters – and away we go – as he reflects upon his craft and the task of representing the inner lives of the “American educated bourgeoisie,” which he describes as “still a revolutionary class” that’s remaking the world.
Also, Johanna Drucker returns to recommend Arthur C Clarke’s sci-fi tale of Alien invasion, Childhood’s End, which holds up a mirror to humanity.
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Joseph O’Neill is up to “Good Trouble” by LA Review of Books

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Co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher talk with author Joseph O’Neill about his new collection of stories, Good Trouble. This show is a gem, full of reflections on 21st century mores, literature, politics, and crises. A master of contemporary language, O’Neill begins by playfully challenging a description of his characters – and away we go – as he reflects upon his craft and the task of representing the inner lives of the “American educated bourgeoisie” which he describes as “still a revolutionary class” busy remaking the world.
Also, Johanna Drucker returns to recommend Arthur C Clarke’s sci-fi tale of Alien invasion, Childhood’s End, which holds up a mirror to humanity.
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“Would You Have Waited for Me?” Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage by LA Review of Books

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Author Tayari Jones joins co-hosts Eric Newman and Medaya Ocher to talk about her latest novel, An American Marriage, that tells the story of an African-American couple that gets separated when the husband is falsely accused of a crime and receives a twelve year sentence. Tayari relates her inspiration. How she set out to research the impact of mass incarceration on families; but, fittingly, made no progress until she overheard an exchange from a couple at a mall. She realized that the key component for any novel to have a powerful political impact is having fully realized, fully human, central characters.
Also, Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties, returns to recommend Anne Rivers Siddons horror novel from the 1970s, The House Next Door.
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