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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Mar 27, 2016

Episode 48 - First Anniversary/Garry Shandling Tribute. David sits down solo and discusses the origins of the podcast and some of his backstory related to books.

Garry Shandling, consummate comedian and upstanding gentleman passed away March 24th at the age of 66. One of David's favorite comedians, This episode also contains prerecorded tributes by other comedians talking about the life and legacy of Garry Shandling. May your funny ass rest in peace. Also, your hair looks quite nice, Garry. 

No ad for this episode today, but you know where to go to help support the show. 

Cheers! Here's to many more years of wonderful conversations. Read a fucking book.

Mar 21, 2016

Please enjoy the taping of the LIVE Sunday show from 3/20/16! This show was recorded and broadcast from the 95.7FM WELT studios in downtown Fort Wayne. 

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Feedback, always welcome! cheers!

Mar 14, 2016

Enjoy this latest taping of The Working Reader Call-In Hour recoreded on 3/13/16 at the studios of WELT 95.7FM - Fort Wayne.

You can listen to TWR Call-In Hour every Sunday from 2pm-3pm.


Mar 14, 2016

Episode 47 - Almost a Year. David and Kathy sit down to discuss the books they've read this week as well as peruse Audible for some interesting recommendations.

Titles discussed include:

Boogers are my Beat by Dave Barry

The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Armada by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Redshirts by John Scalzi


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Mar 7, 2016

TWR Call-In Hour (3/06/16) - Dave and Leah discuss various headlines this week as well as take calls about which bookstore y'all like to shop at!

You can listen to The Working Reader Call-In Hour every Sunday from 2pm-3pm on 95.7FM WELT-LP here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

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Mar 7, 2016

Episode 46 - K's Books/TWRP News. Dave and kathy sit down to discuss books and then do a TWRP News segment. Enjoy!

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