Podcast Preview: Inside the Ivory Tower Boiler Room-A Writers’ Round Table, Part II

Andrew Answers Adam’s Question

I know you’ve been waiting excitedly to hear more about Andrew and who he was writing for, and here’s your chance in this week’s episode. And if that’s not enough excitement for you, you can see the both parts, all together, in our first YouTube video.

To help you catch up on what we talk about and some of the things we refer to, you might want to go have a look at this post, which will link you to a number of different resources we mention during this episode as well as Adam’s short story.

And when you’re done with our podcast, since we’ve got a three day weekend in many places, there’s an extra day to check out what everyone’s listening to, reading and watching.

Adam’s listening to Belz, Mayne Shtelte Belz and to Bach’s Zion Hört Die Wächter singen, Cantata BWV 140 “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” performed by Alessio Bax. When I asked what he liked about them he grumbled about writing a whole lot of articles this week (which he did, too,) and told me to just tell everyone that “they sound pretty and make me smile” He and I are also trying to listen to the rest of the Schubert piece we started last weekend, too. Season two (the final season) of “Special” on Netflix premiered the other day, too, so I may binge a little of that this weekend. On my reading list is We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry which has been there for a while, and I’m going to take a look at “The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet” by Becky Chambers, which someone mentioned the other day. And Allen Ginsberg’s Howl will get a look for the billionth time this weekend, too, as it helps with a piece of my own that I’m working on.

Andrew is getting ready for a little beach time and for Walt Whitman’s birthday, which will get its own feature, but in the meantime, he’s enjoying the National Theater’s production of “Romeo and Juliet”. It’s also the centennial of Edith Wharton winning the Pulitzer Prize (the first woman to do so,) and so he’s also getting into the BBC’s production of “The Age of Innocence.” And for one of the Ivory Tower Boiler Room bookclubs he’s got James Baldwin’s “Just Above My Head” with him.

Mary’s into the action movies this week and watching the new Mortal Kombat film, which is streaming right now. She’s reading The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, which she says is “giving her Shakespeare vibes!.” The plot? A Prince loses his son the day of his son’s wedding and the Prince is driven by anger and fear of a dark prophecy to carry on his family’s blood line, even if that means divorcing his wife and forcing his son’s bride to marry him. Spooky, right? Some Place Under Neith is Mary’s podcast recommendation this week. Named for a missing moon orbiting Venus called Neith that was discovered in 1672 by Giovanni Cassini and seen over thirty times until 1770 when it mysteriously went missing. this podcast is focused around bringing attention to missing persons’ cases (particularly women) and how listeners can help. Mary tells us, “the podcast combines both true crime and comedy brilliantly and the hosts have great chemistry. I’ve linked the first episode for you, because when I start a new podcast I like to start at the beginning before jumping around, but this week’s new episode is about the 2019 disappearance of Angela Green.

Leave us your recommendations; we’re always looking for things to check out.

And now, I’ll put a bookmark in it-I hear a cat yowling for some attention in the other room.

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