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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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Apr 17, 2016

ep49 - Book Beat - 04/17/16 - The inaugural episode of the TWRP Book Beat! 

Titles featured in this episode include:

The Gift-Knight's Quest (Dylan Madeley) - http://amzn.to/1YAI1wA 

A Silent City (C.B. Leston) - http://amzn.to/1Ng9bYY 

The Commons, Book 1: "The Journeyman" (Michael Alan Peck) - http://amzn.to/1YAIgro 

Nexus Hegemony (John Nexdar) - http://amzn.to/1p8i8rU 

Future Man (Bruno De Marques) - http://amzn.to/1QfogEz 

Fatebreaker, Book 1: "A Pact of Lies" (Matthew Siegard) - http://amzn.to/1MASBmD 

Apr 11, 2016

David will be bringing a brand new segment to The Working Reader Podcast! Keep an eye peeled for Book Beat, where David will pick some of his favorite books direct from his inbox to bring to your attention. Independent, small house, as well as self-published authors will be featured hopefully with accompanying short interviews. Find something new and great to read! cheers!

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 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

AND MANY MORE!

This episode is brought to you by Warby Parker! Get your free five day home try-on of vintage-inspired prescription eyeglasses by going to www.warbyparkertrial.com/workingreader

Subscribe, Rate, and Review the show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Player.fm, (soon on TuneIn) or your favorite podcatcher app on your smartphone. Just search for "The Working Reader Podcast."

Please help support the Podcast by shopping at our store: www.ebay.com/usr/twrpodcast. Proceeds go directly back into the show to help keep it free and wonderful for you all. So please be generous. No matter where you are in the world, we ship directly from the studio, hand-packed by David.

This episode is also 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. For every FREE trial generated through our link we get a kick-back of $15 to help fund the podcast, so PLEASE GIVE IT A SHOT! You wont be disappointed.

TWRP is also brought to you by IF? Commix. IF? Commix is the Melbourne and Tokyo-based home of Tales to Admonish, Bullet Gal, That Bulletproof Kid, Trista & Holt and other comics - as well as an avid supporter of Australian comics artists and writers, and their innovative international brethren. Check out their AWESOME, REASONABLY PRICED INDIE offerings at www.iffybizness.weebly.com.

You can find us at www.facebook.com/theworkingreader

and David is @workingreader on the Tweets and the Instagrams

 

 

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!

This episode was sponsored by WarbyParker.com Warby Parker is offering you a free 5 day home try-on to give you the opportunity to check out their glasses! Head over to www.warbyparkertrial.com/workingreader to get you five pairs of vintage-inspired eyeglasses to try on at home, for free!

Feb 29, 2016
TWRPReviews - Ben Bova (Sam Gunn, Omnibus) [Kathy]

Dave and Kathy unveil a new occasional segment: TWRPReviews. Today, Kathy wanted to give you her thoughts about the Sam Gunn Omnibus by Ben Bova.

Today's podcast is brought to you by warbyparker.com - get a FREE 5-Day Home Try-On at www.warbyparkertrial.com/workingreader. Five pairs. Five days. One-hundred percent free. WarbyParker.com provides vintage-inspired prescription eyeglasses starting at $95. Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. 

Feb 15, 2016

Episode 45 - PunCast, Noah Returns! David, Leah, Noah, Kathy, and producer Ryan sit down to just shoot the breeze and have a grand old time. Kathy joins us during and after the break to talk about books and other such things! Enjoy!

Subscribe, Rate, and Review the show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Player.fm, (soon on TuneIn) or your favorite podcatcher app on your smartphone. Just search for "The Working Reader Podcast."

Please help support the Podcast by shopping at our store: www.ebay.com/usr/twrpodcast. Proceeds go directly back into the show to help keep it free and wonderful for you all. So please be generous. No matter where you are in the world, we ship directly from the studio, hand-packed by David.

This episode is also 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. For every FREE trial generated through our link we get a kick-back of $15 to help fund the podcast, so PLEASE GIVE IT A SHOT! You wont be disappointed.

TWRP is also brought to you by IF? Commix. IF? Commix is the Melbourne and Tokyo-based home of Tales to Admonish, Bullet Gal, That Bulletproof Kid, Trista & Holt and other comics - as well as an avid supporter of Australian comics artists and writers, and their innovative international brethren. Check out their AWESOME, REASONABLY PRICED INDIE offerings at www.iffybizness.weebly.com.

You can find us at www.facebook.com/theworkingreader

and David is @workingreader on the Tweets and the Instagrams

Feb 9, 2016

Episode 44 - New Books/Old Friends. Netgalley browsing. Dave's book review, and Our friend Lea!

David, Kathy, and Lea sit down this week to catch up and hang out. Lea is an old friend of ours from here in Ft Wayne and only the day before the podcast recording did we realize that we only lived about a half mile from each other's houses! It was good to catch up with her and you'll be hearing a lot more of her on the podcast from here on out! David reads his review of Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold (her latest novel in the Vorkosigan Saga) and Kathy describes some of the books she's read this past week. Then the crew picks three books from Netgalley that you all might find interesting! Enjoy!

Subscribe, Rate, and Review the show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Player.fm, (soon on TuneIn) or your favorite podcatcher app on your smartphone. Just search for "The Working Reader Podcast."

Please help support the Podcast by shopping at our store: www.ebay.com/usr/twrpodcast. Proceeds go directly back into the show to help keep it free and wonderful for you all. So please be generous. No matter where you are in the world, we ship directly from the studio, hand-packed by David.

This episode is also 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. For every FREE trial generated through our link we get a kick-back of $15 to help fund the podcast, so PLEASE GIVE IT A SHOT! You wont be disappointed.

TWRP is also brought to you by IF? Commix. IF? Commix is the Melbourne and Tokyo-based home of Tales to Admonish, Bullet Gal, That Bulletproof Kid, Trista & Holt and other comics - as well as an avid supporter of Australian comics artists and writers, and their innovative international brethren. Check out their AWESOME, REASONABLY PRICED INDIE offerings at www.iffybizness.weebly.com.

You can find us at www.facebook.com/theworkingreader

and David is @workingreader on the Tweets and the Instagrams

Feb 1, 2016

Episode 43 - Gone Girl & Net Galley. David and Kathy sit down and discuss a bunch of awesome stuff. David has finalized all of the details concerning taking The Working Reader to Live Radio Broadcast! Kathy discusses all of the many books that she has read since the last show, including Gone Girl. After the "just read" discussion, they hit Netgalley to take a look at some new and exciting titles coming to market soon! Enjoy!

Please help support the Podcast by shopping at our store: www.ebay.com/usr/twrpodcast. Proceeds go directly back into the show to help keep it free and wonderful for all. So please be generous. No matter where you are in the world, we ship directly from the studio, hand-packed by David.

This episode is also 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. For every FREE trial generated through our link we get a kick-back of $15 to help fund the podcast, so PLEASE GIVE IT A SHOT! You wont be disappointed.

TWRP is also brought to you by IF? Commix. IF? Commix is the Melbourne and Tokyo-based home of Tales to Admonish, Bullet Gal, That Bulletproof Kid, Trista & Holt and other comics - as well as an avid supporter of Australian comics artists and writers, and their innovative international brethren. Check out their AWESOME, REASONABLY PRICED INDIE offerings at www.iffybizness.weebly.com.

You can find us at www.facebook.com/theworkingreader

and David is @workingreader on the Tweets and the Instagrams

 

 

Music used: Fire Within by Jens Kiilstofte
https://machinimasound.com/music/fire-within
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Jan 18, 2016

Episode 42 - Douglas Adams & Absent Friends (RIP). David and Kathy discuss Douglas Adams as well as the celebrities and influences of ours that have died here in 2016.

Douglas Adams novels:

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Life, the Universe, and Everything

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Mostly Harmless

In Memoriam:

Lemmy Kilmister

David Bowie

Alan Rickman

Dan Haggerty

Please help support the Podcast by shopping at our store: www.ebay.com/usr/twrpodcast. Proceeds go directly back into the show to help keep it free and wonderful for all. ALSO, A PERCENTAGE OF EACH SALE DIRECTLY BENEFITS ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL. So please be generous. No matter where you are in the world, we ship directly from the studio, hand-packed by David. IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!!!

This episode is also 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. For every FREE trial generated through our link we get a kick-back of $15 to help fund the podcast, so PLEASE GIVE IT A SHOT! You wont be disappointed.

TWRP is also brought to you by IF? Commix. IF? Commix is the Melbourne and Tokyo-based home of Tales to Admonish, Bullet Gal, That Bulletproof Kid, Trista & Holt and other comics - as well as an avid supporter of Australian comics artists and writers, and their innovative international brethren. Check out their AWESOME, REASONABLY PRICED INDIE offerings at www.iffybizness.weebly.com.

You can find us at www.facebook.com/theworkingreader

and David is @workingreader on the Tweets and the Instagrams

 

Jan 11, 2016

Episode 41 - Windlass & The Force Awakens. David, Noah, and Kathy sit down and discuss The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher (spoilers), and after the break, disscuss and SPOIL Star Wars: The Force Awakens (MAJOR SPOILERS, SINCE WE'VE ALL SEEN IT). Please BEWARE and do not listen to what you're not prepared for. 

Please help support the Podcast by shopping at our store: www.ebay.com/usr/twrpodcast. Proceeds go directly back into the show to help keep it free and wonderful for you all. ALSO, A PERCENTAGE OF EACH SALE DIRECTLY BENEFITS ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL. So please be generous. No matter where you are in the world, we ship directly from the studio, hand-packed by David.

This episode is also 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. For every FREE trial generated through our link we get a kick-back of $15 to help fund the podcast, so PLEASE GIVE IT A SHOT! You wont be disappointed.

TWRP is also brought to you by IF? Commix. IF? Commix is the Melbourne and Tokyo-based home of Tales to Admonish, Bullet Gal, That Bulletproof Kid, Trista & Holt and other comics - as well as an avid supporter of Australian comics artists and writers, and their innovative international brethren. Check out their AWESOME, REASONABLY PRICED INDIE offerings at www.iffybizness.weebly.com.

Jan 4, 2016

Episode 40 - David, Noah, and Kathy get all together finally to discuss the multitude of books they've read and crunch out the first episode of 2016! Please enjoy!

David recaps the whole of the Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold, otherwise known as the "Vorkosiverse," and Kathy describes for us the many books she read during her time away as well! Like usual... Noah didn't finish a book lol! But, no worries, he will! Please enjoy the episode!

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! 

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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.

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 

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

 

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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