The Close Read
By Chaleur Press
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Formerly known as "I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE," the talk show that interprets culture and society with inspiration from the world of literary art returns as "The Close Read." Weekly reactions to the news, writer and artist interviews, and ever-changing discussion topics combine to make an often sobering and often hilarious listening experience. Listen to podcasts when they are uploaded Friday nights or live from 5:00 pm-6: 30 pm EST on WMNJ Radio. "The Close Read" is a talk show by Chaleur Press, a small independent publisher.
||ExplicitEpisode 8: THE GOOD SAMARITAN LIES||Trump plans to declare a national emergency to get his border wall and Amazon has pulled out of NYC. James J. Hatfield talks about "Soviet Muffin" and kindness.||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: RELIGION & DATING (FT. SARAH FOSTER)||It's really cold and Trump is gearing up for re-election. We talk about religion and dating.||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: DIGITAL DATING||Hurricane Michael has devastated Florida and discrimination is alive and well. We talk about digital dating.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: MY FUTURE SELF & I (FT. LINDA MCMULLEN)||Rocks are worth thousands of dollars and teens are making bank in the weirdest way. We talk about the future.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: THE INSTITUTION OF FRIENDSHIP (FT. ELISE DEMETER)||Kavanaugh still dominates the media cycle and Facebook suffers another data breach. We talk about friendship.||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION (FT. HARRY COHEN)||A woman is the fastest human on a bike and the Kavanaugh case is ongoing. We talk about some "green."||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: BOYCOTTS & PROTESTS (FT. GIANALIS CABA)||Award shows are getting boring but the Supreme Court is suddenly interesting. We talk about the nature of protesting in America.||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: TRANS-GENERATIONAL TRAUMA (FT. SHARON WHITEHILL)||The music industry is on drugs and a CEO says something they shouldn't. We have a conversation with Sharon Whitehill.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|