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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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:


enCORE 100 series mics from Blue Microphones

Ultravoice XM1800S - Behringer


Mic booms - Neewer

shockmounts -


XLR cables from Sweetwater Sound/Guitar Center

Mixing Board:

ProFX8v2usb - Mackie


ENVY m6 - HP


Audacity - Recording Software/DAW (FREE)

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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 here:

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! Go to the shownotes for this episode at, 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:

Also, this episode is sponsored by head on over to, 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:

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:

it's most definitely worth the listen!

Sep 2, 2015

David, Noah, and Kathy sit down to discuss the final part of the inaugural "obscure books" session. The emphasis of this show is on Noah and Kathy, as David touched on most of his books in Part 1. Please enjoy the conversation and be sure to engage us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and leave us a Rating and Review on iTunes if you would, please!