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Jan 17, 2023

“I’m interested in projects to which I feel I can make a genuine contribution and from which I can learn,” Ellen Daly writes—and to look at the bookshelf of titles she’s assembled over the years as one of the publishing industry’s leading collaborators, she’s put herself in a position to learn a whole lot....


Jan 3, 2023

What’s in a name? Quite a lot, according to Amy Ephron, Maia Wapnick and Anna Ephron Harari, co-authors of The Amazing Baby Name Book: A (Possibly) Helpful and Slightly Amusing Guide from A to Z, a witty and wise and altogether wonderful compendium of baby names for would-be parents. And when that name is Ephron, and...


Dec 20, 2022

This episode originally aired April 12, 2022.

“Nobody should ever take a band for granted,” writes the justly-celebrated rocker, songwriter, actor, producer, activist and music impresario Steven Van Zandt in his wild ride of a memoir, Unrequited Infatuations: Odyssey of a Rock and Roll Consigliere (A Cautionary...


Dec 6, 2022

Frank Santopadre is a veteran comedy writer and the longtime co-host of “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast,” with the late, great Gilbert Gottfried. Prior to working with Gilbert, Frank helped to write jokes and supporting material for numerous awards shows (including the Daytime Emmys, the TV Land...


Nov 22, 2022

Jen Singer is a ghostwriter, speechwriter, writing coach and developmental editor with a whole bunch of stories to tell.  As a writing coach at TEDx Cambridge, one of the world’s largest independently-organized TED platforms, she has helped dozens of speakers get their stories “on their feet” in front of an...