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I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, reviewer and blogger. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I've also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance an ...
 
Longtime Toronto Blue Jays radio voice Mike Wilner hosts Deep Left Field, a baseball podcast from the Toronto Star. With great baseball coverage, opinion and analysis from Mike and other Star sports journalists including Laura Armstrong and Gregor Chisholm, as well as MLB players and others in the game, Deep Left Field has everything you need to know about the Jays, specifically, and baseball in general.
 
Open Stacks brings you conversations with scholars, poets, novelists and activists on subjects as eclectic as the books on our shelves, from under-the-radar debates in the academy to pressing contemporary social issues, and from bestselling works of fiction to avant-garde poetics. Recorded live at Chicago's Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Open Stacks invites listeners to sit in on the kind of candid discussions and lively debates made possible by the participation of readers in a public space, wi ...
 
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This week in Deep Left Field, we talk to Randal Grichuk about his and the Blue Jays’ season so far (hours before he went out and had a three-hit game in Oakland), get Gregor Chisholm’s thoughts on the George Springer saga and we hear from Emma Marshall about her experiences working for a major-league team and what baseball can do to create a cultur…
 
Guests: Long-time Blue Jays and baseball reporter, and member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Bob Elliott, as well as Josh Zeid, former Houston Astro and current member of Team Israel in the upcoming Olympics Hosted by Mike Wilner, a Toronto-based baseball columnist and podcaster for the Toronto Star.…
 
Guests: Blue Jays starting pitcher Steven Matz and Jays fan/COVID vaccinator Dr. Elliot Lass This week in Deep Left Field, we talk to lefty Steven Matz, who has had a sensational start to his Blue Jays career, and check in with Dr. Elliot Lass about his Jays fandom and his work on the front lines fighting COVID-19. Also, a little like the old days,…
 
Guests: Toronto Star Blue Jays Beat Reporter Laura Armstrong, Baseball Prospectus/ESPN/The Ringer's Rany Jazayerli, Baseball Canada Communications Director Adam Morissette This week in Deep Left Field, we look at the Blue Jays' season so far - and talk press box snacks - with Laura Armstrong, reminisce about the Jays-Royals rivalry with Kansas City…
 
Today on Deep Left Field, the Toronto Star’s baseball podcast, Mike Wilner talks to Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Julian Merryweather, and Jays fan and comedian Ann Pornel, the co-host of the Great Canadian Baking Show. If you would like to support the journalism of the Toronto Star, you can subscribe at thestar.com/subscribingmatters.…
 
Thanks for joining us out here in Deep Left Field. This is the Toronto Star’s baseball podcast, and this is our official launch for opening day. Today, we talk to Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, the star of Kim's convenience and a Canadian kid who's a member of the Star Wars universe, with a role in the Mandalorian and a big fan of the Jays. Alyson Footer, a n…
 
With the Blue Jays about to begin the 2021 season, Deep Left Field takes a look ahead to what the season might bring. Mike Wilner is joined by his Toronto Star teammates Gregor Chisholm and Laura Armstrong to give you a sneak peek at the Star’s special season preview section in the final preview episode of Deep Left Field before the official launch…
 
Mike Wilner: "I'm not on the radio anymore, but that doesn't mean I can't talk to you! Here's a pre-launch sneak preview teaser episode of our new baseball podcast, Deep Left Field! I talk about all the things I've wanted to say for the last few months, including an in-depth look at the Blue Jays' batting order and pitching staff." If you would lik…
 
Coming soon! Longtime Toronto Blue Jays radio voice Mike Wilner hosts Deep Left Field, a baseball podcast from the Toronto Star. With great baseball coverage, opinion and analysis from Mike and other Star sports journalists including Laura Armstrong and Gregor Chisholm, as well as MLB players and others in the game, Deep Left Field has everything y…
 
Think you know how fiction works? Think again on this episode of Open Stacks with literary theorist Jordan Alexander Stein, who joins us in the stacks for a look at When Novels Were Books. Plus, Jasmon Drain and Ben Austen discuss Drain’s novelistic collection of stories about the interconnected lives of residents of “the biggest concrete building …
 
The pleasures of reading are often introduced at a young age, and on this episode of Open Stacks, we revisit young adulthood and the child in the 21st century, in Kim Brooks’ Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear and Julissa Arce’s Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream. Plus Children’s Book Specialist Frann…
 
At 82, May Sarton “made a dialogue out of what had been a soliloquy,” in her journal. On this entry of Open Stacks, we take the measure of our days in diaries and diaristic units of shared sense in conversations with Kathryn Scanlan and Devin Johnston. This episode was produced by Veronica Karlin and Jackson Roach, and features music by Kevin MacLe…
 
A planet, a republic, a meal, and a question: what is the future of food? Specifically that which comes from animals. This week’s Front Table is serving up thick cuts of scholarship on “The Meat Question” and history of our relationship to meat past, present, and beyond. This episode features voices of the Co-op's Colin McDonald and Alena Jones, as…
 
From the depths of Moby Dick to the light of something like poetry in author Etgar Keret’s new collection, Fly Already, we follow a line (or is it a fuse?) running between the past and present of contemporary literature on this episode of Open Stacks, featuring Etgar Keret, Jessica Laser, and Daniel Poppick. This episode was produced by Veronica Ka…
 
It’s a long and winding road on this week’s Front Table from idea to book, career, and other forms of written livelihood. This episode of the Front Table features the voices of the Co-op's Colin McDonald and Alena Jones. It was produced by Jackson Roach, and includes music by Kevin MacLeod, and very brief excerpts of "The Long and Winding Road" as …
 
Award winning poet Ocean Vuong and journalist Rebecca Clarren turn a romantic and empiric lens on the art of fiction in their acclaimed debut novels, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and Kickdown, both of which plunge new emotional depths of American experience on this episode of Open Stacks.
 
We may not be able to slow down our climate crisis, but we can take time to understand what’s happening and why with the help of new books about environmental peril in relation to philosophical anthropology, institutional racism, and a categorical lack of imagination; something you’ll never find on this week’s Front Table podcast.…
 
Taking a line from Jorge Luis Borges’ Labyrinths, we set out to read and re-imagine the Other on this week's episode of Open Stacks (our last before summer break), with Professor of Anthropology Robert Launay, who joins us in the stacks to help us think of others through the eyes of Savages, Romans, and Despots, and Palestinian American legal schol…
 
We know that the most important things in the world are beyond measure,” writes Co-op Director Jeff Deutsch in his most recent annual letter to the Co-op community, “On Measure.” But in our over-quantified age, the urge to justify with numbers is all around us, literally. This week, we measure up to the Co-op’s Front Table for a look at new release…
 
How do you get to the end when there’s no where to get? Authors Evelyn Hampton and Amit Chaudhuri read and discuss fictions of anxiety, memory, autobiography, and impersonation, taking us there one sentence at a time. Booksellers Freddie and Joe chime in on Co-op staff favorites W.G. Sebald, Annie Dilliard, and more.…
 
At times of uncertainty, books of anxiety abound, but the question of how to write the unknown is always in flux. Enter a state of incomprehension on this week’s Front Table, with books that can help us keep sight of our fears, from life after climate change to the Isle of Sky in Virgina Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.…
 
What might 4th century BC philosopher Aristotle and 20th century celebrity chef Julia Child have to say to each other and to us? We’re in dialogue with renowned classicist Edith Hall, author of Aristotle's Way, and The New Yorker’s James Beard Award-winning roving food correspondent Helen Rosner on how ancient wisdom, practical advice, and a decide…
 
Spring is in the air and selections from the Co-op’s Moms, Dads, Grads & Kids 2019 Gift Guide (https://www.semcoop.com/category/moms-dads-grads) are on the Front Table for all of your spring season’s holidays and special occasions. Co-op Assistant Manager Alena Jones takes us in and beyond the guide for a reader’s look at MOTHERHOOD and other books…
 
Rock musician and professor Florence Dore attunes to static in her research on "resonant silences" surrounding censorship and race in modernist literature of the early 20th century and its recapitulation of institutional norms in her new book, Novel Sounds; Australian poet and philosopher Luke Fischer joins us just in time for Poetry Month to read …
 
Thanks for reading and listening with us on this week’s Front Table from the Seminary Co-op Bookstores in Chicago. Browse each week’s Front Table and subscribe to our free weekly email newsletter at semcoop.com for more serious books for curious readers. "I greet you at the beginning of a great career." This, legend has it, was the first blurb, or …
 
Open Stacks returns with historian Pamela Toler on women for whom battle was not a metaphor, while positing the use of story in shaping shared history. Meanwhile, feminist-vegan advocate Carol J. Adams deconstructs the narrative surrounding hamburgers and other animal sourced foods and how eating, like reading, is always political. Plus, Co-op book…
 
From autobiography to music criticism, poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib walks the floor of the Seminary Co-op in conversation with the books that served as muses of his love letter to A Tribe Called Quest, Go Ahead in the Rain. Oral historian and civil rights activist Timuel D. Black, Jr. shares his long-awaited memoir, S…
 
Poet Eileen Myles joins us in the stacks to discuss writing EVOLUTION: their new collection of essays and poems, reading in good company, and "trying so hard to be in this world." Co-op Booksellers weigh in on the art and "gentle madness" of collecting books.
 
To deny our place in time is to imperil our perspective, says Marcia Bjornerud, professor of geology and author of TIMEFULNESS. This time on Open Stacks, we expand our view of the Seminary Co-op, with new looks at the Front Table, James Joyce’s time-intensive staff favorite ULYSSES, and Bjornerud’s poly-temporal thinking and reading to support the …
 
Unwatchable, unreadable, or merely hard to find. It all adds up on this episode of Open Stacks as excesses of art and life are on (and off) display. Uncover your eyes and ears as editors Nicholas Baer, Maggie Hennefeld, and Laura Horak discuss our mediated era and contemporary modes of spectatorship in Unwatchable, and other books worth reading clo…
 
To accept that truth and expression can be easily conveyed is to become a ploy of dark forces, says poet, essayist, and scholar Charles Bernstein, whose "difficult" poems take on the opacity, adjacency, multiplicity and technology of language by "slipping on the banana of words." Picking up where our conversation in the stacks of the Co-op leaves o…
 
It’s that most wonderful time of the year and our booksellers and books are here to help, surprise, challenge, and delight every reader on your list. From Biography to Cooking (of a sort), indulge in books worth giving and lives worth living, with Imani Perry on the radiant and radical life of playwright Lorraine Hansberry; Norman C. Ellstrand on t…
 
A bookstore is more than a retail space, and on this episode of Open Stacks we welcome back old friends and longtime members of the Co-op for a celebration of community committed to a sense of time and conversation spoken across the ages. Poet David Ferry goes in search of a communal voice in his landmark translation of Virgil's The Aeneid; peace a…
 
Our journey into other worlds continues on this episode of Open Stacks in preparation for the after and before-lives of great books, with lions, bears, and very hungry caterpillars (oh my!) that makeup and reveal the environmental wisdom of children's literature in scientist and poet Liam Heneghan's Beasts at Bedtime. Then eavesdrop on the great in…
 
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