Telling Lies to Children
By Paul Durham
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Join award-winning children's author, Paul Durham, as he and his weekly guests give you a behind-the-scenes look at the children's publishing industry.
||Clean# 32 - The Last Gargoyle||On this quick episode, Paul reads from his brand new middle grade novel, THE LAST GARGOYLE. Meet Penhallow, the 130-year-old stone grotesque tasked with keeping the residents of his Boston apartment building safe from unwanted visitors who go bump in the night. The Last Gargoyle was the Amazon Editors' Top Pick for January 2018, ages 9-12, and was also selected as a Kids Indie Next Pick for Winter 2017-2018. Find out more at pauldurhambooks.com or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @pauldurhambooks.||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 31 - Live Halloween Podcast from Water Street Bookstore||# 31 - Live Halloween Podcast from Water Street Bookstore||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 30 - Erin Petti||# 30 - Erin Petti||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 29 - Tomasen Carey||# 29 - Tomasen Carey||6/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 28 - Dana Alison Levy||# 28 - Dana Alison Levy||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 27 - Live with the BFA Students at NHIA (Part II)||# 27 - Live with the Students of NHIA (Part II)||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 26 - Live with the BFA Students at NHIA (Part I)||# 26 - Live with the Students of NHIA (Part I)||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 25 - Erin Moulton||# 25 - Erin Moulton||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 24 - Lisa Rosinsky at the Boston Public Library||#24 - Lisa Rosinsky at Boston Public Library||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 23 - Maija Meadows at the Boston Public Library||# 23 - Maija Meadows, Boston Public Library||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 22 - Meg Kearney & Beth Grosart Little at Pine Manor College||# 22 - Meg Kearney & Beth Grosart Little||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 21 - Mackenzi Lee||# 21 - Mackenzi Lee||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 20 - Cathryn Mercier at Simmons College||#19 - Cathryn Mercier at Simmons College||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 19 - Dana Alison Levy||# 19 - Dana Alison Levy||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 18 - 'Twas the Night Before Silvermas||# 18 - 'Twas the Night Before Silvermas||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 17 - Reader Q&A||# 17 - Reader Q&A||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 16 - Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading Wrap-Up||# 16 - Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading Wrap-Up||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 15 - Paul Durham Live at the NH Children's Librarians Fall Conference||# 15 - Live at the NH Children's Librarians Fall Conference||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 14 - Live Halloween Podcast from Water Street Bookstore||# 14 - Halloween at Water Street Bookstore||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 13 - Liz Gotauco||# 13 - Liz Gotauco||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 12 - Caroline Carlson||# 12 - Caroline Carlson||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 11 - Liesl Shurtliff||# 11 - Liesl Shurtliff||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 10 - Jonathan Auxier||#10 - Jonathan Auxier||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 9 - Kent Davis||#9 - Kent Davis||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 - Tom Watson||#8 - Tom Watson||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 - Jennifer Underhill||#7 - Jennifer Underhill||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 - Lou Anders||#6 - Lou Anders||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 - Markus Hoffmann & Claire Anderson-Wheeler||#5 - Markus Hoffmann & Claire Anderson-Wheeler||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 - David Teague & Marisa de los Santos||#4 - David Teague & Marisa de los Santos||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 - Sarah Dotts Barley||# 3 - Sarah Dotts Barley||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 - Christopher Healy||#2 - Christopher Healy||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 - J.A. White||#1 - J.A. White||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTEASER: Telling Lies to Children Premieres August 2||Teaser||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Pay Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain!
Paul Durham's Telling Lies to Children is an invaluable asset (and a great listen!) to teachers, published authors, and aspiring writers. I enjoy the camaraderie between Paul and the middle grade authors he interviews, and I find his conversational, back-and-forth interview style appealing and helpful--especially since, as an author himself, Paul has important anecdotes to share.
The host openly admits that he lacks the technical skills of other podcasters, but the overall quality remains good. (I'm keeping the rating at five stars because I'm not listening for professional production values; I'm listening for the unique content.) That said, Paul could cut his intro/outro music by around 30 seconds on each side, and he should check his levels to make sure his intro volume is closer to the actual episode volume.
Again, I don't particuarly care about the production quality: After all, chicken coops make decent sound booths. Strongly consider giving this a listen if you're interested in the industry!