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10/23/2011 - Jiggs McDonald; Kerry Fraser

2011-10-31 :: Rob Kowal

Hosted by Rob Kowal and Brad Kurtzberg. Guests on the program included longtime Islanders broadcaster Jiggs McDonald, who spoke about the Islanders play to start the season. Next on the show was frequent guest Matt Sweetwood from the popular Devils fan website and message forum NJDEVS. Matt as always gave his pointed insights on the New Jersey Devils. Finally the guys closed out the show talking with the recently retired NHL referee turned NHL analyst Kerry Fraser. Kerry spoke about some of the more memorable incidents throughout his 30 year career, many of which are featured in his new book entitled The Final Call: Hockey Stories from a Legend in Stripes coming out in November.…

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04/10/2011 - Justin Bourne, Matt Sweetwood, Dave Lozo

2011-04-18 :: Rob Kowal

Hosted by Brad Kurtzberg and Dee Karl. Guests included Justin Bourne, author of the popular Bourne’s Blog followed by Matt Sweetwood of njdevs.com and finally Dave Lozo of nhl.com.…

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03/27/2011 - Brad Kurtzberg, Dee Karl, Margaret Hurley

2011-03-28 :: Rob Kowal

Brad Kurtzberg from Inside Hockey and Dee Karl from Hockey Buzz sit in to host for Rob Kowal. Guests included Matt Sweetwood of NJ Devs and Margaret Hurley of My Blueshirt Heaven.…

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02/27/2011 - Fighting in the NHL; Paul Stewart, Steve Carlson

2011-02-28 :: Rob Kowal

Hosted by Rob Kowal along with Brad Kurtzberg. Fighting in the NHL was the focus of the show. Guests included Steve Carlson (aka Steve Hanson) from the 1977 cult classic hockey film Slap Shot followed by former NHL referee Paul Stewart.…

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01/30/2011 - Jeff Beukeboom, Randy Gorman

2011-02-02 :: Rob Kowal

Hosted by Rob Kowal, along with Brad Kurtzburg. The guys kicked things off with some 1st half analysis of the local teams, followed by former Rangers defenseman Jeff Beukeboom, and later some NHL All-Star game talk. The last portion of the program featured NHL draft expert Randy Gorman of McKeen's Hockey Scouting in Vancouver, Canada who talked with the guys about the top prospects for each of the three New York area teams, as well as some of the top players available for this year's draft.…

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01/02/2011 - Chris King, Matt Sweetwood, Margaret Hurley

2011-01-04 :: Rob Kowal

Hosted by Brad Kurtzberg, sitting in for Rob Kowal. Guests included Matt Sweetwood from the popular Devils message forum website NJDevs.com, followed by New York Islanders radio broadcaster Chris King and finally Margaret Hurley from the popular New York Rangers blog My Blueshirt Heaven.…

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08/29/2010 - Justin Bourne, Andrew MacDonald, Matt Sweetwood

2010-08-30 :: Rob Kowal

Hosted by Brad Kurtzberg, sitting in for Rob Kowal. Guests on the show included Matt Sweetwood from njdevs.com, Justin Bourne from Bourne's Blog, current Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald and finally Rangers broadcaster Dave Maloney.…

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04/04/2010 - Justin Bourne, Matt Sweetwood, Kevin Greenstein

2010-04-05 :: Rob Kowal

Brad Kurtzberg sits in to host for Rob Kowal. Guests on the show included Kevin Greenstein from Inside Hockey, followed by show regular Matt Sweetwood from NJDEVS.COM. Last on the show was hockey player turned writer, Justin Bourne- author of the popular BOURNE'S BLOG. Justin is also the son of former Islander great Bob Bourne.…

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03/07/2010 - Brendan Shanahan, Al Arbour

2010-03-08 :: Rob Kowal

Rob Kowal hosts. Guests on the program included former NY Rangers and NJ Devils forward BRENDAN SHANAHAN, and former Islanders head coach AL ARBOUR. Islanders talk with insidehockey.com's BRAD KURTZBERG closed out the show.…

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01/24/2010 - Brad Kurtzberg hosts

2010-01-25 :: Rob Kowal

Brad Kurtzberg sits in to host for Rob Kowal. The jam packed show included guests Kevin Greenstein from Inside Hockey, followed by author Jay Moran, then Chris Wassel of The Program, Matt Sweetwood of NJDEVS.COM and finally Peter Botte of the Daily News.…

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01/03/2010 - Dave Maloney, Bob Bourne, Peter McNab

2010-01-04 :: Rob Kowal

Rob Kowal hosts. Guests on the show included Rangers analyst DAVE MALONEY, who talked about the Rangers recent struggles to score and to win at home- followed by former New York Islanders forward BOB BOURNE, who spoke about his 14-year career. Rob closed the show out talking with former New Jersey Devils player and broadcaster PETER MCNAB.…

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12/06/2009 - Mike Gartner, Paul Stewart

2009-12-07 :: Rob Kowal

Rob Kowal hosts. The Connecticut Post's MICHAEL FORNABAIO lets us know how Isles goalie Rick DiPietro did in his first game back in Bridgeport. Then former New York Ranger MIKE GARTNER talks with Rob about his hockey career, followed by longtime retired NHL referee PAUL STEWART, who shared some stories from his long career.…

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11/01/2009 - Derek King, Kris King, Chico Resch

2009-11-02 :: Rob Kowal

Rob Kowal hosts, along with special guest co-host Matt Sweetwood from the popular site NJDEVS.COM. Guests on the program included former New York Islanders forward Derek King as well as former New York Rangers forward Kris King. Then, New Jersey Devils TV color analyst Chico Resch closed out the show.…

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10/18/2009 - Stan Fischler, Mark Herrmann

2009-10-19 :: Rob Kowal

Brad Kurtzberg hosts this special edition of the show. Guests on the program included the hockey maven Stan Fischler, followed Newsday columnist Mark Herrmann, and then Kevin Greenstein of Inside Hockey.…

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09/27/2009 - Mikko Makela, Chris Kotsopoulos

2009-09-28 :: Rob Kowal

Rob Kowal hosts. Guests on the show included Dee Karl from hockeybuzz.com, who spoke about the Islanders and the Lighthouse Project, followed by former Islanders forward Mikko Makela. Then former New York Rangers defenseman Chris Kotsopoulos, who now authors the very popular blog Kotsy's Korner, came on the program to talk some Rangers hockey.…

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05/03/2009 - Dave Maloney, Dee Karl, njdevs.com

2009-05-04 :: Rob Kowal

Brad Kurtzberg sat in to guest host for Rob, and was first joined by Kevin Greenstein of insidehockey.com, followed by NY Rangers analyst Dave Maloney. Then njdevs.com's Matt Sweetwood came on the show to talk some Devils hockey with Brad. To close out the program, Dee Karl, author of The 7th Woman blog, joined Brad in the studio to talk about the New York Islanders season, and discussed teams upcoming #1 draft pick possibilities.…

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04/05/2009 - Greg Logan, Pete Stemkowski

2009-04-06 :: Rob Kowal

Host Rob Kowal is joined on the show by insidehockey.com's Brad Kurtzberg, who co-hosted with Rob. Newsday's GREG LOGAN was be on the program and spoke about the Islanders, in addition to radio personality JOSH BREWSTER from hockeytalk.biz, and former Rangers forward PETE STEMKOWSKI.…

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03/01/2009 - Andy Bathgate, Jiggs McDonald

2009-03-02 :: Rob Kowal

Host Rob Kowal talked with BRAD KURTZBERG from insidehockey.com about the latest in New York hockey, followed by longtime Islanders broadcaster JIGGS MCDONALD. After the break Rob aired Part II of his interview with former Rangers forward ANDY BATHGATE, and afterwards chatted with longtime Rangers fan and friend of the show JOSEPH DUROCHER. The new voice of Sports Radio New York, GREG BOYES also made a brief appearance at the end of the program.…

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02/01/2009 - Harry Howell, Andy Bathgate

2009-02-02 :: Rob Kowal

With the New York Rangers retiring the numbers HARRY HOWELL (#3) and ANDY BATHGATE (#9) on February 22nd at Madison Square Garden- the show revolved around these two great former Rangers. Both Harry Howell and Andy Bathgate were guests on the show, and talked about their hall-of-fame careers.…

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01/04/2009 - Mark Herrmann, Margaret Hurley

2009-01-05 :: Rob Kowal

Brad Kurtzberg guest hosted the show, starting things off with KEVIN GREENSTEIN from insidehockey.com, followed by Newsday columnist MARK HERRMANN. Then Brad talked a little Devils hockey with MATT SWEETWOOD from njdevs.com, followed by some NY Rangers discussion with blogger MARGARET HURLEY, author of the blog My Blueshirt Heaven.…

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12/07/2008 - Chico Resch, Bobby Sanguinetti

2008-12-08 :: Rob Kowal

Guests on the show included BRAD KURTZBERG from insidehockey.com, who brought us update us on the Islanders, Rangers, and Devils. New Jersey Devils color commentator CHICO RESCH then spoke to Rob about Devils recent play. Rangers prospect and Hartford WolfPack defenseman BOBBY SANGUINETTI then talked with Rob about being a part of the Rangers organization, and his transition to the pro game this season. BRIAN MONZO from snyrangersblog.com closed out the show talking with Rob mostly about the Rangers power play woes this season.…

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11/02/2008 - Doc Emrick, Kelly Kisio

2008-11-03 :: Rob Kowal

Guests on the show included Brad Kurtzberg from insidehockey.com, who brought us update us on the Islanders, Rangers, and Devils. The voice of the New Jersey Devils MIKE 'DOC' EMRICK then spoke to Rob about his broadcasting career and the New Jersey Devils. Former Rangers forward and captain KELLY KISIO closed out the show talking with Rob about his career, his time in New York with the Rangers, and what he is doing today.…

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10/05/2008 - Season Debut; Dave Maloney,Jiggs McDonald

2008-10-06 :: Rob Kowal

Guests on the season debut of the show included James Murphy, from the popular hockey website insidehockey.com, followed by former New York Ranger and current radio announcer Dave Maloney. Then njdevs.com site administrator and frequent guest Matt Sweetwood talked some Devils hockey with Rob, followed by former Islanders television play-by-play announcer Jiggs McDonald. Finally, Bridgeport Soundtigers PA announcer and Zambonis lead singer Dave Schneider closed out the show.…

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03/02/2008 - Brad Kurtzberg Guest Host

2008-03-03 :: Rob Kowal

Inside Hockey's Brad Kurtzberg sat in for Rob in once again this week to host the show. Islanders 'Blog Boxer' Tom Liodice led things off in the studio to talk some Islanders hockey, followed by Mark Hermann from Newsday. After the break Rangers fan and blogger Margaret Hurley, from My Blueshirt Heaven, always a NY Hockey Talk favorite, closed out the show.…

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02/17/2008 - Brad Kurtzberg Guest Host

2008-02-18 :: Rob Kowal

Inside Hockey's Brad Kurtzberg sat in and hosted the show for Rob this week, and didn't miss a beat speaking first with Matt Sweetwood from NJDEVS.COM, followed by blogger Stephen Lindsay, aka The Dark Ranger. After the break Brad talked with the host of On The Warpath, Ryan Abshagen from Sabres Insider. Brad then wrapped things up re-airing a previous interview Rob had with former New York Islanders forward Steve Webb.…

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01/27/2008 - Jiggs McDonald, Barry Beck, WGR550

2008-01-28 :: Rob Kowal

This week hockey writer Patrick Hoffman joined Rob to talk about the retirement of Brian Leetch's #2 this past Thursday night at the Garden, and the play of the Rangers so far this season. Brian Koziol from WGR-550 sports radio in Buffalo spoke to Rob about the recent play of the Sabres. Longtime Islanders broadcaster and hockey Hall-of-Famer Jiggs McDonald then spoke to Rob about his broadcasting career, and the current Islanders team. Finally, former New York Ranger Barry Beck surprised the show with a call from Hong Kong, China to talk about some of what he is up to today.…

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01/13/2008 - John Dellapina, Bloggers

2008-01-14 :: Rob Kowal

Rob returned to the airwaves after a 2 week absense, and had alot to talk about with all that has gone on with the New York teams so far this year. Tonight's show kicked off with some Rangers talk with John Dellapina from the NY Daily News, followed by Kevin Pritchard from the popular Buffalo sports fan blog site BfloBlog. Also on the show was John Fischer from the popular Devils fan blog site, In Lou We Trust. Finally, co-host of the NY Hockey Report and author of the blog A View From Section 317's Gary Harding joined Rob live in the studio to talk some Islanders hockey.…

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12/30/2007 - End of '08 Highlights Show

2007-12-31 :: Rob Kowal

End of Year Highlights Show. This week's show, the last one of 2007, Rob takes a look back at the first 13 shows, and airs various highlights from some of his favorite interviews during the past 14 weeks.…

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12/23/2007 - Steve Webb, James Mirtle, Bloggers, WGR550

2007-12-24 :: Rob Kowal

This week Rangers fan and blogger Margaret Hurley, from My Blueshirt Heaven, joined Rob live on the air from Madison Square Garden's section 409, and gave a report on the Rangers-Senators game that was going on during the show. How does a Devils fan end up living in Calgary? Rob found out when Calgary native and Devils fan Peter Hadweh spoke with Rob live from the Devils-Flames game at the Saddledome in Calgary. Hockey writer James Mirtle also came on the show to discuss his blog, some of his recent posts, and the New York teams. Former New York Islander Steve Webb was also on the show to talk about his Islanders career, and how the team is doing today. Finally, NY Hockey Talk regular Jeremy Noeson from WGG-550 in Bufffalo closed out the show talking some Sabres hockey.…

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12/16/2007 - Jan Erixon, Bloggers, The Zambonis

2007-12-15 :: Rob Kowal

Guests on this weeks show included former New York Ranger Jan Erixon, who spoke with Rob about his career, and what he is doing today. Sabres fan David Oleksy was on the show and talked about the recent play of the Sabres and his Die By The Blade blog. Fellow blogger and Devils fan Josh Burnett from 2 Man Advantage finally made it on the show to talk some Devils hockey... and finally Dave Schneider, lead singer for the hockey rock band The Zambonis, ended the show talking to Rob about the band, and of course some hockey- specifically the play of the New York Islanders and the Bridgeport Soundtigers, where he is also an employee of the team.…

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12/09/2007 - Eddie Mio, Kuklas Korner, Dubi Silverstein

2007-12-10 :: Rob Kowal

Paul Kukla from the popular Kuklas Korner website started off the show with Rob, talking about his site, and giving his thoughts on all of the New York teams. The Newark Star Ledger's Rich Chere was on the program and spoke with Rob about the recent play of the New Jersey Devils. Also on the show was Dubi Silverstein from the well known Rangers fan website Blueshirt Bulletin. Former Rangers goaltender Eddie Mio was Rob's last guest of the evening, and talked about his career in New York with the Rangers, and what he is up to today.…

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12/02/2007 - Doug Bodger, Ranger Prospects, Brad Kurtzberg

2007-12-03 :: Rob Kowal

This week Hartford Wolfpack radio play-by-play announcer Bob Crawford joined Rob to talk about the recent play of the Rangers AHL affiliate, and some of their top prospects. Former Sabres defenseman Doug Bodger was also be on the show to talk about his career, particularly his time in Buffalo. Finally, the show closed out with author Brad Kurtzberg live in the studio, who spoke to Rob about his book, Shorthanded: The Untold Story of the Seals, Hockey's Most Colorful Team. Discussion included some of the ex-Seals players also played on the New York area teams. Brad also reports on the Islanders for insidehockey.com.…

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11/25/2007 - Bryan Berard, Greg Logan, Valerie Kamensky

2007-11-26 :: Rob Kowal

This week, Rob spoke with current Islanders defenseman Bryan Berard, in addition to Newsday's Greg Logan, who talked about the play of the Islanders this season. Former Ranger (and Devil) Valeri Kamensky was also on the program, as he talked about his time playing in New York, and the current team of Russian hockey stars he is now playing with- a team that will be taking on the N.Y.P.D. at Chelsea Piers Thursday afternoon, November 29th, at 4:30pm. The second half of the show featured Matt Sweetwood from the popular Devils fan forum NJDEVS, followed by Rangers fan Jonathan Ragus from NYR Nation.…

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11/18/2007 - Bryan Trottier, BfloBlog.com

2007-11-19 :: Rob Kowal

After taking last Sunday evening off, Rob made his return to the airwaves. Guests on the show included Kevin Pritchard from the popular BfloBlog.com, to talk some Sabres hockey with Rob. Former New York Ranger Pierre Larouche spoke to Rob about his career, his time in New York, what he is doing today, and a little about today's Rangers. Finally former New York Islander Bryan Trottier was on the show, as he talked a little about Coach Al Arbour, as well as giving some of his thoughts on the current Islanders team.…

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11/04/2007 - Stan Fischler, Brad Dalgarno, Al Arbour Talk

2007-11-05 :: Rob Kowal

Stan Fischler was on the show to talk about the early play of the New York teams, and to discuss some of his thoughts and memories of coach Al Arbour, who coached his 1,500th game the previous day. Former NY Islander Brad Dalgarno was on the show and spoke to Rob his hockey career, gave his thoughts on coach Arbour, and talked about what he is doing today. Rob's interview with former Islander Pierre Turgeon, originally aired October 7th, was also re-run on the show.…

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10/28/2007 - IslandersTV, Carey Wilson, Arron Asham, WGR550

2007-10-28 :: Rob Kowal

New York Islanders Vice President of Communications Josh Bernstein was on the program, and talked about the innovation of Islanders TV. Current New Jersey Devil and former New York Islander Arron Asham was also on the show, in addition to Jeremy Noeson of WGR-550 Sports Radio in Buffalo, who talked some Sabres hockey with Rob. Finally, retired NHL center-man and former NY Ranger Carey Wilson was on the show live from Winnipeg, Manitoba and talked about his career, his time with the New York Rangers, and his hockey school.…

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10/21/2007 - Rick Jenneret, Rangers Pundit, njdevs.com

2007-10-21 :: Rob Kowal

This Sunday, longtime Buffalo Sabres television play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret will be a guest on the show. New Jersey Devils fan and administrator of the popular Devils message board njdevs.com, Matt Sweetwood will also be on the program. Joining Rob LIVE in the studio this week, will be New York Rangers fan and blogger Mike Savino, otherwise known as The Ranger Pundit !…

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10/14/2007 - Ken Gernander, Randy Cunneyworth, Bloggers

2007-10-14 :: Rob Kowal

This show kicked off with Rob's conversation with Hartford Wolfpack head coach Ken Gernander, followed by his LIVE discussion with Rochester Americans head coach Randy Cunneyworth. Then, blogger John Fischer followed to talk about his blog, In Lou We Trust, and about the latest concerning the New Jersey Devils. Finally, the show wrapped up with New York Islanders fan Dee Karl, who was LIVE in the studio, to talk about the Islanders and her blog, The 7th Woman.…

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10/07/2007 - Pierre Turgeon, Prospects Report

2007-10-07 :: Rob Kowal

This show featured an interview with the recently retired former Buffalo Sabre and New York Islander Pierre Turgeon, who talked with Rob about his 19-year NHL career. The show will then shifted it's attention to the AHL affiliated teams of the Islanders and Devils. Bridgeport Soundtigers head coach Jack Capuano spoke to Rob, followed by Lowell Devils head coach Kurt Kleinendorst. Rangers fan Margaret Hurley closed out the show as she joined Rob live in the studio to talk about the Rangers, and her popular blog, My Blueshirt Heaven.…

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09/30/2007 - Devils/Sabres Preview

2007-09-30 :: Rob Kowal

This week's show featured a preview of the New Jersey Devils and the Buffalo Sabres. Rich Chere from the Newark Star Ledger kicked of the show talking about the Devils, followed by Patricia Greuter and Josh Burnett from the popular Devils blog site 2 MAN ADVANTAGE. Unfortunatley, troubles with the phone at WGBB prevented Josh from contributing, but he will be on a future broadcast of the show. In the second half of the show, Rob was joined by Scott Sarama, administrator of the popular Sabres fan webite SabreSpace.com, followed by Jeremy Noeson of WGR-550 Sports Radio in Buffalo.…

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09/23/2007 - Debut Show, Rangers/Islanders Preview

2007-09-23 :: Rob Kowal

The debut show will feature an analysis of both the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders. Currently John Dellapina from the NY Daily News will be on the show live to give his thoughts on the Rangers, in addition to Toby Ivey from the website Outside The Garden. Nick DiMattei, the administrator of the popular Islanders message board Islanders Country, will also be on the program, along with Greg Logan of Newsday.…

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August 27th, 2007: Rob Kowal Interview

2007-08-28 :: Rob Kowal

Host of NY Hockey talk Rob Kowal is a guest on Sports Talk LIVE with Frankie the Sports Guy. Rob talks about the New York area teams, and his upcoming show.…

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February 12th, 2007: Bob Crawford Interview

2007-08-28 :: Rob Kowal

Rob & Steve speak with Hartford WolfPack radio play-by-play announcer Bob Crawford.…

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February 12th, 2007: Ryan Callahan Interview

2007-08-28 :: Rob Kowal

Rob & Steve speak with New York Rangers prospect Ryan Callahan.…

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January 29th 2007: Sam Rosen Interview

2007-08-28 :: Rob Kowal

Rob speaks with longtime Rangers television play-by-play voice Sam Rosen.…

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01/15/2007 - Mike Bossy Interview

2007-08-28 :: Rob Kowal

Rob speaks with former Islander Mike Bossy.…

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February 12th, 2007: John Dellapina Interview

2007-08-28 :: Rob Kowal

Rob & Steve speak with the New York Rangers beat writer for the NY Daily News John Dellapina about Mark Messier's recent comments regarding the Rangers GM position, and the current team.…

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Open House - To Live & Die In Scotland

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Featured music in this show:
"Finger Painting" by John Costello, Fervor Records
"Why, Why, Why" by Philadelphia Complaints Choir, Smog Veil Records
"We Meet Again" by Greg Ruby Quartet, Greg Ruby Music
"Midd…

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Haggisgate! Large Hard-on Collides With Bush

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Do you really miss George Bush? To the extent that you’d part with your hard-earned cash for his insipid autobiography? And what about all those Brits who apparently made Tony Blair’s appalling self-hagiography a bestseller… how come you neve…

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Halloween Open House

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Music in this cast is:
"Transylvania Twist" by Bruce Moore, Louie, Joy Suarez
"Roly-Poly Pumpkin" by Bruce Moore, Louie, Joy Suarez
"This Is Halloween" by Bruce Moore, Louie, Joy Suarez
"Sizsahvirium - le Canticle …

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Hitmen, Mercenaries & Pornographers: Non-Stereotypical Side-Jobs For Authors

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Stereotypes - generalizations about a group of people - are generally considered to be bad things. Racial stereotypes, gender stereotypes... both laden with prejudice and bigotry. For the writer, though, stereotypes may serve a strategic purpose. Tonight,…

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Stick 'Em Up, Punk - We're The Fun-Loving Storytellers

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How can writers respond to the specter of financial depression that looms over so much of the arts now? "If we expand our goals beyond just one form", says panelist Nic Alderton, "and apply those storytelling skills, through the medium of writing, to othe…

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Open House Goes To The Art Fair

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London's Frieze Art fair is in full swing, and on this Sunday's live edition of OPEN HOUSE, we'll be asking you some pretty fundamental questions about art itself... what is art? Can anyone do it? And crucially -how much would you pay for it?…

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Flamp-tastic!

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Is swearing in YA fiction ever justified? Are authors who choose to bowdlerize their own texts ever right to do so, asks our new face and YA author Colin Mulhern this week. Britain's grande dame of children's books, Jacqueline Wilson, recently got into ho…

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Let Me Sell You A Tail

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Some writers use verbs, nouns and adjectives; others use notes, staves and key signatures. Tonight, our special guest is Matthew Slater, film and television composer and much else besides. Matthew's insights into the similarities between word-writing an…

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The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

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Join us to experience last night's events at the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, Britain's most prestigious prize for children's authors. As the excitement mounts, we speak to last year's winner and judge Mal Peet, as well as other authors, readers an…

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All About Eve

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Dust off your Rubik's Cube, because OPEN HOUSE, our global live call-in show, is going back to the 1980s today. How do we assess the zeitgeist of the 80s? Apart from heaps of very dodgy pop music, what permanent legacy has it left - for good or otherwis…

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Whorticulture

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It’s Banned Books Week, so expect an even more provocative, hilarious, outrageous and scandalous show than usual! Why are books banned? Should it ever happen? Do we self-censor - and should we? Described by the Danish Prime Minister as the worst inte…

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Wriggle, Writhe, Squirm

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OPEN HOUSE, our global live call-in show, is still in beta - here is today's program for your enjoyment - and do join us next week both in the chatroom and live on air!…

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Memory - What Memory?

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We're preoccupied with the experience of reading tonight. A recent editorial by James Collins in the New York Times proposes that most people cannot recall the title, author or even the existence of a book they read a month ago, much less its contents. …

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Who Blew My Cover?

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Book covers are always fraught subjects. Should the author have cover approval - or should it be a decision for the marketing folk - it is, after all, part of the packaging. Our special guest Philippa Ballantyne (checking in from New Zealand, where it'…

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Just Books

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Another strictly-beta version of our newest show, OPEN HOUSE. Join us this Sunday and every Sunday to take part in the net's first global Skype-In!…

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Pitching Mr. Cow

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OPEN HOUSE, our global live phone-in show, is still in beta - here is today's program for your enjoyment - and do join us next week both in the chatroom and live on air!…

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Ain't My Fault - I'm A Writer!

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To what extent do writers bear responsibility for the actions of others - particularly if their writing inspires evil deeds? That's our legal eagle Donna Ballman's conundrum tonight, and there are no easy answers. Unhinged gunman James Lee perpetrated …

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Dude, Where’s My Title?

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The author is the brand, right? That’s the mantra we’ve all been taught for a long time… that successful authors need to apply the principles of successful brand management to their “product”… or else the “consumer” won’t bite. But in …

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Writing On Rails

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The tsunami of advice and self-help books courses, seminars and retreats is one of the few boom areas in the publishing business at the moment - each time an editor is made redundant, they either become an agent, or set themselves up as book doctors. Dav…

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The Devil & Google Are Raging Inside Me

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The e-book is barely with us, yet already it's threatening to undermine the whole publishing edifice. The news that Britain's WH Smith and Amazon are apparently getting into a price war (Dan Brown at £2.78 from Smiths; Stieg Larsson at £2.68 from Amazo…

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Back With A Bang!

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Our Summer break's over and we're back with a bang tonight - with panellists that include the writers' therapist Dr. Susan O'Doherty from New York, award-winning author and broadcaster Philippa Ballantine from New Zealand, writer and marketing guru Jamie …

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Summer Reads Special

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Litopia After Dark is on its annual summer holiday - we’ll be back live on air on Friday 13th August (superstitious? nous?) but until then, please enjoy this special show that Peter, Eve and Dave have put together featuring a wide range of summer readin…

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Don't Let The Editor Touch My Chode!

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It's our last Litopia After Dark before our summer break - we'll be back live and kicking on Friday 13th of August, do join us in the chatroom to celebrate - and we're certainly going out with an all-star bang!…

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Open House

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One hour before last week's Litopia After Dark started, we opened up the lines to anyone who wanted to call in and chat - it was so successful that we're going to do this regularly. Here's the recording of our first OPEN HOUSE - featuring a chat with Davi…

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Does This Book Make My Butt Look Fat?

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"Fiction is dead", proclaims Lee Siegel in the New York Observer. Fiction is now a profession - not a vocation - and that simple fact means that fiction is now culturally irrelevant. In what Siegel calls the Golden Age of fiction - the period immediatel…

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I Love You More Than My iPod!

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Writers are inherently sensitive people: part of a continuum that at its furthermost extremity finds not just intense creativity but also florid psychosis. So is writing a disorder, then - a maladaptation to the "real" world? Alternatively, are "normal"…

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To E Or Not To E?

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How green is your e-book? How much do you care about the environmental impact of the words you read... or about the sweatshop workers who assembled your shiny new iPad? Tonight's special guest is Raz Godelnik from Eco-Libris - the organization that enco…

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Think Yourself to Death

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Is the internet a concrete realization of Jung's collective unconscious? Dave Bartram believes it is, and tonight advances the argument that viral advertising on the net is effective precisely because of this deep psychic connection to the gestalt consci…

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One K Short Of A Dick

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Some new faces on tonight's show - and a surprisingly good turnout in the chatroom (maybe seeking solace from England's dire performance at the World Cup, taking place at the same time as our broadcast). Polymath and science writer Brian Clegg is here t…

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Reading, Not Drowning

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The nature of reading is changing, and there is much uncertainty about the implications for writers and the publishing industry. Book sales are in general long-term decline, yet some areas (young adult fiction, for example) are growing. Perhaps onscreen…

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Siberian Education

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Meet Nicolai Lilin - the last of a small and tight-knit community of what he terms 'honest criminals'. Deported to a remote part of Russia by Stalin, the 'Urkas' are an insular, fraternity: distrustful of outsiders and violently opposed to any authority.…

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The New Age Of Self-Publishing

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Publishing is bifurcating. Until recently, an author only had one option - the traditional and often prolonged publishing route, which involved getting an agent, and then doing a deal with a publisher. But now, an alternative publishing model is emergin…

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Back To Betamax

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This week's Debriefer takes a beady-eyed, legal-eyed look at the emerging world of e-book formats and the related contractual issues they raise... what's a poor author to do? Plus the usual transatlantic banter between Donna and Peter as they thrash out …

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We Are All Misfits

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Here's a rather striking paradox to kick off your 3-day weekend. Given how readily people will stigmatize others - even members of their own family - for perceived deviance from a given societal norm, why is it that the most compelling and popular charac…

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MUSE Issue One

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Here it is - the very first issue of Litopia's own e-zine - MUSE. To read you copy, simply click on the file link in the same way as you'd play it if it were a regular podcast. MUSE is a pdf file, meaning that all types of computers can display it proper…

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Joe Does It Again

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Our favorite iconoclastic author Joe Konrath is having fun shaking up the publishing business again (listen to him on Litopia After Dark here) with his recent Amazon deal... Joe's got all the bases covered now, why does he need publishers any more (or age…

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Dances With Smurfs

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The British government has a creative solution to the growing unemployment problem: their Job Centers are offering unemployed women jobs on X-rated websites. Female applicants are told they can earn up to £700 ($1000) a week if they have explicit phone…

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Heed Your MUSE!

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Something very special will shortly be happening to those listeners who subscribe to our shows using iTunes or other podcatcher software (such as the Zune). The first issue of Litopia new ezine, MUSE, will appear, as if by magic, in your feed on Monday! …

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I Slipped On A Stream Of Consciousness

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Litopia After Dark is officially an election-free zone... not! What - you didn't think we'd pass up such a golden opportunity to deflate our leaders and betters, did you? Labour, Conservative or Lib Dem, we'll skewer them all tonight. Plus - award-winni…

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800.001

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According to recently uncovered documents, one in five librarians has engaged in sexual trysts among the stacks, and 51% of them are willing to pose nude for money. That's the headline news from this week's Debriefer... and if that doesn't get people flo…

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Cognitive Theory For Breakfast

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Why do we read fiction? Why do we care so passionately about nonexistent characters? And what underlying mental processes are activated when we read? Professor Lisa Zunshine, Bush-Holbrook professor of English at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, ai…

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In a Beautiful Pea Green Boat

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Time for catch up with John Quirk - the writer from the Isle of Man (a small island 32 miles long & 14 miles wide in the Irish sea) who is taking his first steps with his own publishing business Nemesis Publishing - a type of venture that more and more wr…

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A Matter of Life & Death

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"The must-read of the year," says acclaimed crime writer Val McDermid, "probably of the decade." High praise indeed for Sue Armstrong's A Matter of Life and Death. Today we're talking to Sue about her new book that profiles some of the world's most emin…

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The Debriefer: A Degree in Vampirism

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Where can you get a degree in Vampire Literature? Why is big publishing acting to put little bookstores out of business? Why has a respected publisher suddenly started to threaten its most ardent readers? And what is the meaning of life? All these que…

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The Agent Vs. The Amazon Women on the Moon

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First came the fireball - searing its way through the Midwestern skies, turning night into day and scaring the bejesus out of the simple-minded but fundamentally good folk of Garrison Keillor country. Then came the volcano - spewing its pagan Icelandic f…

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The Writer Exciter: Affected But Unsolicited

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Eve Harvey is back to add impact to your syntax... to cut your buzz... and to tantalize you with this week's cliffhanger. Write to Eve here: writerexciter[AT]litopia.eu…

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The Debriefer: The Fake John Grisham

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Stan Lee... Simon Singh... and the fake John Grisham... all brought to you naked and unadorned in this week's Debriefer, as we once more report from that strange place in spacetime where publishing and the law converge... Presented by Donna Ballman and P…

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The Hero's Journey In Wet Socks

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In an era when everyone is talking about “the death of the humanities,", cognitive approaches to literature just may be the Next Big Thing that rescues college literature departments from the institutional death of a thousand cuts. What does this mean?…

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Six Months in Sudan

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In 2007, James Maskalyk, newly recruited by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), set out for the contested border town of Abyei, Sudan. An emergency physician drawn to the ravaged parts of the world, Maskalyk spent six months treating malnourished children…

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Lord Mandelsauron Upsets Everyone Again

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In Parliament's dying days, the UK's Digital Economy Bill will be pushed into law next week - without a full Parliamentary debate, and without most people fully understanding the sweeping measures it contains (e.g. disconnection without trial for people w…

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Introducing Radio Litopia

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Last night's abandoned Litopia After Dark (only the second time in our two year history) demonstrates the saying: "I.T. happens". However, yesterday's loss is today's gain as we take this opportunity to produce a specially-extended Saturday edition of Li…

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The Writer Exciter: Possessive Apostrophes & Other Relationship Problems

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This week's show (or weeks' show?) is all about relationship problems - what do you do when an apostrophe simply gets too possessive? It could all end in tears; but luckily for us, agony grammarian Eve Harvey is here to talk some plain common sense! P…

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The Debriefer: Girl, You’re No Madonna

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David Baldacci... Lindsay Lohan... and the entire nation of France... all grist to The Debriefer's mill as we once again report from that strange place in spacetime where publishing and the law converge...…

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In Memoriam Sid Fleischman

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To celebrate the life of Newbery Medal-winning author Sid Fleischman, we are re-broadcasting his interview with Donna Ballman that we first aired some two years ago. Sid was an inspiration for many authors. In addition to writing children's books, he wo…

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Yeastiality And Your Rising Platform

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How far do authors have to go to promote themselves on today's web? Have we pulled the curtain back too far? Does knowing more about an author help to build their readership - or does it detract from the reading experience? That's the theme of special g…

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The Writer Exciter: Relative Pronouns

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Relative pronouns are who, whom, which, whose, and that. The two that cause the most trouble are that and which... do you know the difference? In this show, Eve reveals a foolproof method of always knowing which one to use! Plus our regular features Wo…

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The Debriefer: Dark Side of the Oscars

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Was JK Rowling snubbed by this year's Oscars - or vice versa? And the dark side of the movie industry's awards ceremony is... big ticket litigation! Where there's a hit, there's a writ...…

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Are These Bollocks Necessary?

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If you frown on bad language, you're going to hate tonight's show: it richly merits its explicit tag in iTunes this week. So don't say we didn't warn you! "Why do people not mind reading about rape, vivisection, murder, and genocide" asks our special gues…

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The Debriefer: Shouting Fire in a Crowded Theater

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Threatening the president... online newspapers... and giraffe attacks... all part of the rich tapestry that is today's Debriefer. To what extent should you be allowed to shout fire in a crowded theater? The phrase refers to a famous Supreme Court case t…

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Yes, We're Talking About Twilight & Harry Potter Again

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Could our literary culture be shaping our genetic inheritance? A startling idea; but in this week's show, special guest Dr. Susan O'Doherty discusses surprising new evidence suggesting that that the accelerating pace of cultural change may be redefining …

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A Date With Nemesis

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It's time for another chat with John Quirk - the writer from the Isle of Man (a small island 32 miles long & 14 miles wide in the Irish sea) who is taking his first steps with his own publishing business - a venture more and more writers will be flirting …

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The Debriefer: Inside The Subduction Zone

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Don't like that snippy book review you got? No problem! Sue the bastards(in France) for criminal libel! Or maybe you've just been sued for libel in the infamous British courts? Easy! Simply move to Arizona! Today's DEBRIEFER with Donna Ballman works the …

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When Titanic Floats and Ice Sinks

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It's a welcome return tonight for New York publisher Philip Turner, whose lustrous credits include works by Barack Obama, Senator George Mitchell, the bestseller IBM and the Holocaust – and the massively controversial book by Ambassador Joseph Wilson, …

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Advice for the Lovelorn

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To split, or not to split...that is the question on this edition of The Writer Exciter. Should an adverb get in the way of true grammatical perfection? There are so many reasons to stay together... and yet, parting opens up so many new options. It seems …

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The Writer Exciter: Affairs of the Colon

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Do you know your colon from your semicolon? Its not just a matter of comma vs full stop, you know. Eve Harvey delves into the inner workings of all things colonic... and Peter Cox listens with horror. Also, the Word of the Week is provided by our first …

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The Debriefer: Billionaire Fireman Cowboy with a Heart of Gold

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What do women really want? Harlequin publishers really do appear to know, and it usually involves a terribly scarred man with a compelling physical presence, blazing with an internal fire women long to be scorched by. Jeez! Also - we mock the NFL, and pra…

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I Was A Teenage Plagarist

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Another fast-paced, witty & thought-provoking show tonight – with panellists Martyn Daniels, Eve Harvey, Donna Ballman and Dave Bartram, how could it be otherwise? Donna is outraged by a brazen-faced teenage plagiarist from Germany; when other writers …

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Introducing The Writer Exciter

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Say hello to Eve Harvey in her new incarnation - the Writer Exciter. Every week, we aim to add impact to your syntax, and glamour to your grammar! Featuring the Writing Rules (you bend em, we mend em), the Buzz Cut (in which high-concept meets the verna…

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The First Modern Poem

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What would you consider to be the first modern poem? There can never be a definitive answer, but in todays extended Litopia Daily, were going to hear John Simopoulos, Dean of Degrees at St Catherines College, Oxford, both discuss and read from one of the…

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The Debriefer: Shock Treatment

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Watch your buttons... Macmillan have a change of heart over their e-book royalties... and why reluctant child readers should study graphic serial killer books that are full of bad language... shock the little darlings into reading, eh? Presented by Donn…

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Writing Drunk and Banging For Nickels

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After bartenders, writers are more likely to die from cirrhosis of the liver than any other profession. Drugs of all kind have been intimately, and often destructively, involved in the writing process: the list of great writers who have died from alcohol…

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The Debriefer - Ruperts Our Hero!

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Rupert Murdoch, John Edwards, and a dash of John Grisham... all grist to the Debriefers mill this week. Presented by Donna Ballman and Peter Cox. Got an inside tip for us? Then send it to debriefer [AT] litopia.eu…

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Word Wars for Fun and Profit

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Youd think it was hard enough just being a writer, wouldnt you? However, an increasing number of writers are voluntarily choosing to make their lives even tougher - by choosing to vanquish their own, personal, real-life nemesis. Could your writing impro…

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Book Launch: Zero Moment by MG Harris

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Its launch time! Scholastic Childrens Books are publishing the latest book in the bestselling childrens series The Joshua Files: Zero Moment by novelist - and Litopian - MG Harris... and were all invited to the bash. In fact, one dedicated Litopian has …

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The Debriefer: Amazon Attacks Big Mac

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From the hush-hush world of the publishing insider... with the scandals and scuttlebutt – the rumours and rumbles – the leaks and lowdowns... its time fror your Monday-morning dose of The Debriefers insight, analysis and fun. Presented by Donna Ballm…

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Will The iPad Save Publishing?

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In what is arguably the most significant week in publishing this decade - maybe even this century - were giving Apples newly launched iPad a rigorous examination - and coming to a surprising verdict - in this weeks edition of Litopia After Dark. Will Stev…

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Nemesis Is Coming

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Do you know where the Isle of Man is? Its a small island (32 miles long, 14 miles wide) in the Irish sea, about half way between Britain and Ireland. Not part of the United Kingdom, nor even part of the European Union, it has a curious relationship with…

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Introducing The Debriefer

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From the hush-hush world of the publishing insider -on the QT and totally off the record... with the scandals and scuttlebutt – the rumours and rumbles – the leaks and lowdowns... were delighted to present you with THE DEBRIEFER! Brought to you every…

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Celebrity Iguana Rehab

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Is online book piracy a good or bad thing for authors? Whichever it is - can we really do anything about it? And what its got to do with Cory Doctorows sperm count (quite a lot, actually). Our special guest tonight is author and podcasting diva Mur Laff…

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Back To Work

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Length: 53s

Right! Rip the decorations down, shape up and lets get serious. Party times over (but it was a good one, wasnt it?). Its a new year and arguably a new decade – were all business tonight on Litopia After Dark, sorting out the troubles of the publishing…

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