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The Working Reader Podcast with David Ploss

Host David, along with Co-Hosts Noah, and Kathy sit down every week to discuss Books, Pop Culture, and Current Events with a little bit of comedic banter thrown into the mix! Enjoy the puns, check out the books and join them in the discussion across the entirety of social media! The Working Reader Podcast with David Ploss is released every Sunday, ready to go in time for your work week!
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Dec 28, 2015

Episode 39 - Pod-ing Casual: Star Wars. This be our last episode for 2015. David and Noah sit down and have a nice, long, casual conversation about Star Wars, new and old. Please enjoy! Also, on behalf of David, Kathy, and Noah we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. No matter what you're celebrating, we hope you have the best time possible. Cheers!

This episode is brought to you Audible. Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day Trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player! 

Dec 21, 2015

Episode 38 - New & Noteworthy 12/20/2015. David and Noah search for new books! (and aren't completely disappointed!) Specifically, there are three books in here that they really look forward to! Which ones? You'll have to listen to find out!!

This episode was brought to you by Audible. Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-DAY TRIAL at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle, or mp3 player. Makes a great Holiday Gift!

Music: www.bensound.com

Dec 14, 2015

David, Noah, and Kathy sit down to discuss books read, and a plethora of non-fiction titles with special guest, and David's father, John Ploss! Please enjoy the wonderful discussion.

Two great books discussed:

Killer Angels

Lincoln: Team of Rivals

This episode is brought to you by Audible! Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle, or mp3 player! Wicked.

Dec 7, 2015

We present a brief message from David about why there is no regular show this week. Don't WORRY! TWRP with David Ploss will be back next week with an exciting guest!! We're simply taking a much needed week off. One might even call it a hiatus of our own, ala The Walking Dead! lol Only a week though. Cheers!

The Working Reader Podcast with David Ploss is brought to you by Audible.com. Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. They have over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player! Sign up today, it helps the podcast out tremendously! Cheers!

Nov 30, 2015

Stalking Dead - S6E8 - Mid-Season Finale (SPOILERS). David, Noah, and Kathy sit down to discuss the Mid-Season Finale for season six! David took notes, so you know it's going to be good! such a crazy episode! listen along!

This episode is brought to you by audible.com. Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for you iPhone, Android, Kindle, or mp3 player!

Nov 30, 2015

Episode 36 - Reichs & Bujold. David, Noah, and Kathy sit down to discuss books that they read this week. The books include the first two novels of the "Vorkosigan Saga" by Lois McMaster Bujold, titled "Shards of Honor" and "Barrayar" as well as two books by Kathy Reichs, the author who inspired the TV procedural, "Bones". Enjoy!

This episode was brought to you by audible.com. Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player!

Also, check out Trullo. Trullo is a new app for iPhone, available from the App Store. It's a new way to share and discuss the things (books, movies, tv shows, comics, games) you love with your friends and family! check it out here: www.bnc.lt/TFF 

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Nov 23, 2015

Stalking Dead - S6E7 - Heads Up (SPOILERS). David and Kathy sit down and discuss TWD after watching Season 6, Episode 7, titled "Heads Up." Beware spoilers.

This episode is brought to you by audible.com. Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle, or mp3 player!

music: www.freesound.org 

Nov 23, 2015

Episode 35 - New & Noteworthy - Seagulls are Cunts. David, Noah, and Kathy sit down to check out some new titles on Netgalley and Audible. 

This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle, or mp3 player!

music: www.bensound.com www.freesound.org

Nov 16, 2015

Stalking Dead 606! David and Kathy talk about TWD episode titled "Always Accountable" (BEWARE SPOILERS)

This episode was brought to you by audible.com. Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player!

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Nov 16, 2015

Episode 34 - Kirk Keener of Dear Darla. David and Noah interview Kirk Keener, listener to the show and lead vocalist/bassist of Ft Wayne punk band Dear Darla.

You can find Dear Darla and listen to some of their music at www.deardarlapunk.bandcamp.com 

This episode was brought to you by audible.com. Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader . Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle, or mp3 player!

Nov 9, 2015

Kirk Keener, bassist and lead vocalist of Dear Darla stops by to chat TWD with us on this episode of Stalking Dead - S6E5 - 20 Deep. Please Enjoy! and spoilers beware!

this episode is brought to you by audible.com. Audible.com has over 180,000 titles to choose from for you iPhone, Android, Kindle, or mp3 player. To get your FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial, go to www.audibletrial.com/workingreader today!

Nov 8, 2015

Episode 33 - Aeronauts, Poppins, Olympia, and TWRP News. David, Noah, and Kathy discuss various books they read this week including, Blood of Olympia, Heir to the Jedi, Aeronaut's Windlass, and Mary Poppins. They then move on to topics in this week's TWRP News segment! Plus, all the other witty banter that you are used to on this show. Enjoy!

This episode is brought to you by audible.com. Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. They have over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle and mp3 player!

Music: www.bensound.com www.freesound.org 

Nov 2, 2015

David sits down for a solo discussion and breakdown of Episode 4 of Season 6 of The Walking Dead, titled "Here's Not Here".

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by audible.com. Get your FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Andriod, Kindle, or mp3 player! Check out their service!

music: www.bensound.com 

Nov 2, 2015

Episode 32 - Hallow-Fucking-Ween 2015. David and Noah discuss movies browsed on IMDB, in the Horror genre and discuss some of their favorite Horror movies! Happy Halloween!

This episode is sponsored by Audible.com! Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle, or mp3 player! 

Music: www.bensound.com

Oct 26, 2015

(SPOILERS) David and Kathy discuss a seriously gut-wrenching episode of The Walking Dead tonight... Episode 3 of Season 6, specifically... it's a brain-snapper... a heart-stopper, and a tear-jerker... i don't know what else to say about it other than be sure to have your tissues ready... you WILL NOT be prepared for what happens... we definitely weren't...

This episode is brought to you by audible.com. Get your FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Andriod, Kindle, or mp3 player!

Music: www.freesound.org 

Oct 25, 2015

Episode 31 - Weekly Reading and TWRP News. David, Noah, and Kathy discuss books read this week and TWRP News stories from across the web. We've partnered with Flipboard to bring you a magazine titled TWRP News. go to www.flipboard.com and search for TWRP News to read along. If you'd like to be a contributor to the TWRP News Flipboard, message The Working Reader with David Ploss on Facebook with your email and you will be sent an invite. Alternatively, you can send in any stories you see to twrpnews@gmail.com and we'll read them and credit you in the News section. Also, be sure to join The Working Reader with David Ploss facebook GROUP to engage with the hosts and talk with other listerners about things regarding the book world. 

This episode was brought to you by audible.com. Get a FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30-day trial by going to www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from for you iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player! 

Music: www.bensound.com www.freesound.org 

Oct 20, 2015

David and Noah peruse The Working Reader Podcast inbox for some new and interesting Indie offerings from some new and exciting authors. They give their honest opinions about the synopsis' given in the emails and discuss whether reading them is a viable option! If you have a project, or hear of one that you think would be worth our attention, please feel free to email the show about it at david@theworkingreader.com! Also, if you come across a news article or clipping that you would like us to read and discuss on air, please send a link to it and your name (so we can credit you with the find) to TWRPNews@gmail.com. We'll be pleased to read it on the show!

This episode of the Working Reader Podcast is brought to you by Audible.com! Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle, or mp3 player! To get your FREE AUDIOBOOK and FREE 30 day trial, go to http://www.audibletrial.com/workingreader and sign up today! Our thanks to Audible.com for sponsoring this episode of TWRP w/ DP.

 

Music: www.bensound.com 

Oct 19, 2015

David, Noah, and Kathy sit down to discuss Episode 2 of Season 6 of The Walking Dead! Enjoy! (beware spoilers)

This episode is sponsored by audible.com! To get your FREE AUDIBOOOK and 30 day FREE trial, go to http://www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player, so there's something for everyone! Cheers!

Oct 12, 2015

David and Noah recorded a wonderful heartfelt podcast... unfortunately, the recording software we use crashed and the 1 hour and six minute (and some change) show that they did, vanished... recovery produced nothing but silence. we do apologize, but they wanted to brief you guys and gals on the future endeavors related to the podcast. Touching on the main points of their lost conversation, this will be a rather short episode.

Full length episodes to return next week!

Oct 12, 2015

SPOILERS BEWARE!! David, Noah, and Kathy sit down to discuss Episode 1 of season Six of The Walking Dead on this new segment we're calling: Stalking Dead! If you do not wish to have Episode 1 of Season Six of TWD spoiled for you, please stop listening, go watch the episode and then come back to finish out the discussion with us!

This episode of The Working Reader Podcast was brought to you by audible.com. Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/workingreader to get your free audiobook along with a free 30 day trial to audible.com. Audible has over 180,000 titles for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player!

Oct 5, 2015

Episode 27 - Books for Older Children - David, Noah and Kathy sit down to finish up the TWRP children's books series of episodes, this time discussing books for kids from age 8 - 14+. Naturally, all of these books can be read and enjoyed by adults as well! Relive your childhood and join us in talking about some wonderful literature.

Today's podcast is brought to you by audible.com - get a FREE audiobook download and 30 day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/workingreader. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player. Follow the link to help out the show and experience the wonderful service that Audible has to offer! David has amassed over 170 titles on Audible already! Highly recommended!

Music provided by: bensound.com

Sep 27, 2015

Episode 26 - Shortisode - Behind the Scenes, where David and Noah discuss the equipment they use on the show and how you can get your own podcast/show off the ground!

Equipment discussed:

Mics:

enCORE 100 series mics from Blue Microphones

Ultravoice XM1800S - Behringer

Accessories:

Mic booms - Neewer

shockmounts - amazon.com

cables:

XLR cables from Sweetwater Sound/Guitar Center

Mixing Board:

ProFX8v2usb - Mackie

Computer:

ENVY m6 - HP

Software:

Audacity - Recording Software/DAW (FREE)

Website:

www.theworkingreader.com - Powered by Sqaurespace

Podcast hosting:

www.libsyn.com 

Sep 21, 2015

Episode 25 - All The Feels; Children's Books - This episode is dedicated to the memory of Douglas A. Ploss who passed away in 2014. Not only was Doug, David's grandfather, he was also a wonderful illustrator, author and cartoonist. David talks about Doug's book, "The 'Tweens at Deep Lake" which is spoken of right alongside some other wondeful titles! It's a rather emotional segment for David, as he is still in the process of greiving the loss of his beloved grandfather.

Please honor his memory by purchasing a copy of his amazing fantasy story through lulu.com here:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/douglas-ploss/the-tweens-at-deep-lake-book-two/paperback/product-2295586.html

David hopes to one day, create a large coffee-table book showcasing his work, process and amazing art created throughout his life.

Thank you for your consideration and potential purchase of this title. David knows you'll enjoy it.

This episode is sponsored once again by Amazon.com! Go to the shownotes for this episode at www.TheWorkingReader.com, scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the Amazon banner, and shop as you normally would. (remember, you can find the vast majority of these books mentioned in this episode, on Amazon).

Topics and titles dicussed in this episode include:

  • The Caldecott Medal
  • "Curious George"
  • "Where the Wild Things Are"
  • "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble"
  • "The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses"
  • "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom"
  • "Saint George and the Dragon"
  • "The Polar Express"
  • "Owl Moon"
  • "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales"
  • "Golem"
  • "Olivia" (fictional pig)
  • "The Invention of Hugo Cabret"
  • "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel"
  • "The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle"
  • "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"
  • Author Eric Carle
  • Author Shel Silverstein
  • "The Giving Tree"
  • "A Light in the Attic"
  • "Falling Up"
  • "The Missing Piece"
  • "Where the Sidewalk Ends"
  • Little Golden Books
  • "Goodnight Moon"
Sep 13, 2015

In this episode, David, Noah, and Kathy sit down to take a look at the response being garnered by Chuck Wendig's book, "Star Wars: Aftermath." Is it warranted? We shall see...

Also, we embark upon discussions about other books and articles we've read as well as discussing the various music projects we've been a part of. 

You can check out the new instrumental recording by Noah here: 

https://soundcloud.com/noah-r-hackbarth/wolfsuits-instrumental-demo2

Also, this episode is sponsored by Amazon.com. head on over to www.TheWorkingReader.com, find the show notes for this episode, scroll down the bottom, click on the Amazon banner and shop as you normally would! You doing that will help the show out tremendously. 

 

Sep 8, 2015

Episode 23 - New & Noteworthy (Labor Day 2015)

David, Noah and Kathy sit down to peruse new offerings from NetGalley and Audible. Some of the titles seem to be worth the experience while others are just downright horrible. David loses his shit shortly after the break section of the show when it come to a title known as "The Screaming". he simply can't contain himself! 

Enjoy the antics and experience what's new on the market as we do. None of what we do in these episodes is planned. We're coming into this blind... EVERY TIME!!

This episode of The Working Reader Podcast with David Ploss was sponsored by Icarus Miniatures and their new Icarus Project Kickstarter. Head over here: 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/icarusminiatures/the-icarus-project-a-new-sci-fi-skirmish-wargame

to back the project and show your support. 

This episode is also sponsored by a new Podcast called Midwest Music Mondays! You can find Midwest Music Mondays here: 

https://www.facebook.com/midwestmusicmondays

it's most definitely worth the listen!

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