Episode 95 – July 24, 2016
Rich Cohen was a young reporter on the road with The Rolling Stones in the 1990s and tells their panoramic history in his new book, The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones. From Jagger and Richards meeting on a train platform in 1961 through the sex, drugs, and fights; Cohen always comes back to the music and shows why the Stones will always matter.
Our friend Clara Bingham, who has a real page turner in Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Registers, Vets, Hippies And The Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul, comes back on Woodstock Writers Radio to talk about this week’s republican National Convention, and the parallels with 1968.
Journalist and essayist, Michael Paterniti’s new collection of essays, Love and Other Ways of Dying, opens the reader up to the full range of human experiences. From picking apples with a real-life giant in the Ukrainian countryside, to a front row seat of the racial divide turning neighbor against neighbor in Kansas. By not focusing on one specific narrative, Paterniti can take an unflinching, honest look at the story he’s telling and bring us the universal truths in the most unlikely places.