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Ep 31 - Short Stories are Like a Box of Chocolates and Interview with author Amal El-Mohtar!

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Brea and Mallory talk about short fiction and interview author Amal El-Mohtar! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com.

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City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

The Misfit’s Manifesto by Lidia Yukanvitch

Get In Trouble by Kelly Link

St. Lucy’s Home For Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell

Dead Trees Give No Shelter by Wil Wheaton

Best American Short Stories 2017

The Doll Collection

Bloodchild by Octavia Butler

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

Revenge by Yoko Ogawa

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Jesse Eisenberg’s book Bream Gives Me Hiccups is available now.

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Sara Watkins Finds the Ferocity in "The Song That Changed My Life"

For our recurring segment "The Song That Changed My Life", fiddle player and vocalist Sara Watkins of the Watkins Family Hour talks about discovering the tough and ferocious sound of Fleetwood Mac's "What Makes You Think You're the One".

The Watkins Family Hour's debut record is available now.

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Brian Regan on Stand Up Comedy and the Process of Finding Out What's Funny

Brian Regan is a comedian’s comedian, admired for his dedication to the craft of stand up. And he's unusual in that he's successful and well-known by audiences for his stand up comedy, and hasn't been bolstered by roles in TV or film. Regan's jokes are well-honed, and he finds the funny in the mundane, whether it's microwave instructions on Pop Tarts or a simple request for a glass of water in a restaurant.

In the leadup to his live-to-air stand up comedy special, Regan joins us to talk about the importance of not having a fall-back plan, the autonomy he enjoys as a stand-up comedian and why his happiest moment as a comic happened in a little comedy club in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall airs live on Comedy Central on September 26.

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The Outshot: The Funky Disco Fusion of Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela shoots for the stars, and succeeds, with his funky disco fusion.

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