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 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!

Aug 24, 2015

Episode 21 - Bibliographia Obscura (Part 1)

In this episode, David, Noah and Kathy take a look at a handful of sci-fi and fantasy books that are long since published. Some stretching back to the 60's and 70's that you may not even be aware of!

Aug 16, 2015

Episode 20 - Horror Favorites

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Books discussed in this show:

"Poe" edited by Ellen Datlow

"Principles of Primary Wound Management" by Michael D Mortiere

"The Dictionary of Demons" by Michelle Belanger

"Cold Warriors"

"Aliens: Earth Hive"

"X-Files: Ruins" by Kevin J. Anderson

"Werewolves" edited by Martin H. Greenberg

"Amulet of Doom"

"World War Z" By Max Brooks

"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley

"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde" Robert Louis Stevenson

"Dracula" by Bram Stoker

"Nocturnal Witchcraft" by Konstantinos

"Owning Your Own Shadow"

Alfred Hitchcock's "Haunted Houseful"

"Black Hand Gang" by Pat Kelleher

"The Black Chalice" by Steven Savile

"Gods of Manhattan" by Al Ewing

"Arrowland" by Paul Kane

Aug 9, 2015

Episode 19 - David, Noah, and Kathy discuss the rough week they all had, some books they read and spotlight a few indie authors putting out new work!



Stella Rosa Moscoto

Francis Copola: Claret (Cab Sauv)

Thors Well: Devil's Churn


Bad Week:

David not hired...

Noah got a tattoo

Kathy: busy as fuuuuuck.


Books discussed:

"A Thousand Pieces of You" Claudia Gray

"Wicked Business" Janet Evonovich

and MORE!

Aug 2, 2015

Episode 18 - David may have become a little drunk with power this time... He thinks this new MUTE button is quite wonderful! oh, and we talk about books too. lol

Jul 26, 2015

Episode 17 - Fugly J. Wetzel stops by the studio again to discuss his Linux for Noobs event and the rest of the Gang touches on more of David's Recommendations from the Vault! Enjoy!

Authors in this EP:

Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Vincent Rospond

Larry Niven

David Brin

and MORE!!

Jul 20, 2015

This is a bonus episode recorded back in May of 2015. If you can fight through the bad audio quality, you can find some good discussions in here, including our top 5 album picks. Noah was host for this episode, though the recording issue was not his fault. There was a fatal error in our usual recording insturments and it was not noticed until the episode was done and post processing began... we apologize for the quality, but wanted to salvage what we could and get this out to you anyways. FIGHT THROUGH IT IF YOU CAN! (if you can't... i wont blame you in the slightest. lol) - Dave

Jul 20, 2015

David, Noah, and Kathy check out a fistfull of books from the Vault of host David. His personal collection spans many many shelves and he's selected a goodly number of them that you may very well be interested in. check out the titles mentioned in this show!

Authors included in this show:

Dan Abnett

Nathan Long

John C. Scott

Ophira Eisenberg

Peter Crowther

T.C. McCarthy

Wesley Chu

Justin Gustainis

and MORE!

Jul 14, 2015

David and Noah sit down at the computer to browse titles on both Netgalley and to discover some new and exciting titles to both read and listen to! Enjoy the ride and check out some of the titles we talk about. especially perhaps the Terry Pratchett title! Cheers!

Jul 5, 2015

A short episode to tell you about another podcast you may be interested in! Larry Killian tell us about his Models Workshop After Hours podcast about miniatures and miniature painting. We took a break for the Independence Day holiday and will be back to our regularly scheduled programming, next week! I'm the meantime... #readafuckingbook  

Jun 28, 2015

Episode 14 - "Of Lice and Men"  - David and Noah talk about a lice outbreak as well as getting well down the rabbit hole politically and talk about some issues facing this country. Also, a small celebration of the SCOTUS same sex marriage decision and of course, BOOKS!!

Jun 21, 2015

This week we celebrate Kathy's graduation of her Bachelor's degree! Congrats Kathy! We enjoy a small in-studio audience in Fugly J. Wetzel and Brittney! Please enjoy the conversation!

Jun 14, 2015

We had just returned from a graduation party and we had probably been drinking since mid-afternoon... it makes for a rather entertaining podcast! Please enjoy the antics and judge us as much as you see fit. lol we can take it! Cheers!!!

Jun 7, 2015

Episode 11 - Fewer Segues Than Normal

May 24, 2015

Special Guest in studio today! Fugly J. Wetzel joins us to talk about everything Trek, from JJ Abrams to the wonderful world of Star Trek Fan Films! Check it out!

some topics:

-JJ Abrams and the Trek "Abominations"

-Star Trek fan films are "Awesome"

  --Late 70's First attempt


-James Vanderbeek

-Star Trek


  --New Voyages

  --Of Gods and Men

  --Horizon (shot on Green Screen!)

-Tim Russ

  --CBS Pilot


-Paramount Pictures

  --Reboot Rights

-Star Trek Novels

  --S.D. Perry

  --D.C. Fontana

May 17, 2015

David Ploss, Noah Hackbarth and Kathy Ploss sit down for another wonderful episode to discuss nerds and nerd culture among other topics!

topics range from:

-Nerds are In. Used to be out.

-Nerd Culture

-Books that got us Into Reading!

--Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

--The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

--March of the Acheans(sp?)

--Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

--The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

--The Examination by Malcolm Bosse

--Life of Pi by Yan Martel

--Great Gatsby

--Jane Eyre

--She Who Remembers

--Clan of the Cave Bear by Jane M. Auel

--Cry the beloved Country

--The Redwall Series by Brian Jacques

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

May 10, 2015

Another Great Episode!! Here's a list of some of the things we discussed!


-Rule 34.

-"Demolition Rock" Band: The Ultimate Power Duo

-Tolkien Professor Podcast w/ Professor Corey Olsen

-Awake in the Dark

-Going Clear

-Janet Evonovich 

--Notorious 19

-D.H. Lawrence

--Lady Chatterly's Lover

-Mark H. Walker

--Everyone Dies in the End

-Andy Remic

-John A.

-Mother's Day Gifts!!!

May 3, 2015

Great Episode! Even though David, as is usually the case, talks over everyone. lol

Topics of Discussion:

-Keanu Reeves/Nonsense

-The Origin Mystery Series by AG Riddle

   --Atlantis Gene: book 1

   --Atlantis Plague: book 2

   --Atlantis World: book 3

-Wine (naturally!) (Yay Wine!)

-Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

   --Song of Fire and Ice

-Boobs and Dinklage


-L.T. Vargus / Tim McBain

   --Casting Shadows Everywhere

   ---Over 100 5* Reviews (Noah says it's Engaging and Funny)

   --Awake in the Dark Trilogy

   ---Fade to Black

   ---Bled White

   ---Red on the Inside

-Chuck Pal(david can't spell...)

   -On the nature of first person writing (Noah)

-Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (Kathy)

-America's Last Vampire by (same author)

-Divergent (Cant Stand it - Kathy)

-Sylvia Day: Eve of Chaos (DNF - DID NOT FINISH)

   -Misrepresented by Library Cataloging System

-P.C. Cast 

   --The Marked Series

   --The Goddess Series

-CE Murphy

-Some thoughts on the "reason" for "Erotica"

-A tasting of Exo Protien's: Cricket Bars

-Think Geek Coasters (Brain Slices)

Apr 26, 2015

A great episode on pop culture and talk of the future! Comment on, or our Facebook Page to tell us "What invention would finally make you feel like you live in the future?"

Apr 20, 2015

This episode is just David! Kathy and Noah have other things to accomplish this week, but hey... that's life! They'll be back next week with another great episode from the Working Reader studio.


This episode is meant to be a look at what is new and noteworthy from publishers and authors that have books either just out or on the horizon for publication!


Featured are the titles:


"Among the Ten Thousand Things" by Julia Pierpont

"House of Echoes" by Brendan Duffy

"Jade Dragon Mountain" by Elsa Hart

"Scarlett Undercover" by Jennifer Latham

"The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy" by Sam Maggs

"Everybody Rise" by Stephanie Clifford

"The One That Got Away" by Bethany Chase

"The Turner House" by Angela Flournoy

"Five Night Stand" by Richard J. Alley

The Spring 2015 Debut Fiction Sampler by Penguin/Random House

"Behind the Clutter" by June Saruwatari

"Renaldo" by James McCreath

"Blood of a Stone" by Jeanne Lyet Gassman

"The Provocateur's Payback" by Paco Munoz-Botas

"Liar's Bench" by Kim Michele Richardson


Plus some new books by Knightwatch Press and Angry Robot Books!

Apr 12, 2015

Another great episode from the gang at The Working Reader Podcast! Head on over to iTunes and Stitcher to rate and review this episode. We would really appreciate your feedback! 

Please enjoy Episode 3!

Apr 5, 2015

A bit of a winge! we go all over the place with this one! Get into it! Some discussion about movies, college life, Easter, religion (or not). All kinds of stuff, including a little bit of discussion about the book Cool Tools by Kevin Kelly. Please head over to iTunes and give us a rating and review. It really helps us out! 

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Cheers, folks!!!

Mar 22, 2015
Episode 1 - Put A Little Walrus On It

Episode 1! It's finally here! Have a listen to the first REAL episode of The Working Reader Podcast with David Ploss. This episode is co-hosted by my pal Noah Hackbarth. He is also a local to the Fort Wayne area and shares my love of books.

Enjoy the show, hopefully you have some laughs, i know we sure did! Cheers, folks. (as always, comments are welcome.)

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