Episode 01: Introducing Open Book!
Hosts Maggie Downs and Tod Goldberg introduce Open Book, a new show about books and the people who love them. In this episode, we learn a little more about the stories that have changed our hosts' lives.
On Episode 02, Open Book hosts Tod Goldberg and Maggie Downs chat with Liska Jacobs about her dark and dazzling debut novel, "Catalina," and all the stories she read along the way.
Episode 03: Down a Creepy Desert Road with Ken Layne
Hosts Maggie Downs and Tod Goldberg talk with former political blogger Ken Layne, now the man behind Desert Oracle, a one-stop shop for desert mythology and folklore.
Episode 04: Books - Year-In-Review
On this episode, hosts Tod Goldberg and Maggie Downs discuss their choices or best books of 2017.
Episode 05: Topic and Book Talk with Tod Goldberg and Maggie Downs
On this episode of Open Book, Tod and Maggie talk about the 2 year anniversary of David Bowie's passing and some top books out their on the market today.
Episode 06: Open Book with Tod Goldberg and Maggie Downs
On this episode of Open Book, Maggie Downs and Tod Goldberg chat with noted short story author Panio Gianopoulos.
Episode 07: Book Talk with Librarians from the La Quinta Public Library
On this episode, Tod Goldberg and Maggie Downs talk with Jade Valenzuela, the Reference and Adult Services Librarian at the La Quinta Public Library, and Sarah Obrein, the Children's Librarian at the La Quinta Public Library.
Episode 08: Author Janet Finch On Open Book
On This episode of Open Book, hosts Maggie Downs and Tod Goldberg interview world renowned author, Janet Finch.
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Episode 09: Celebrating The Academy Awards
On this episode of Open Book, Maggie Downs and Tod Goldberg talk with Zack Solomon, who is Head of Education and Membership for the Palm Springs International Film Society, about film and the Academy Awards.
Episode 10: Listen as Tod & Maggie Talk to Kristin Scharkey
This week, we're joined by Kristin Sharkey, editor of Desert Magazine, to talk about the Coachella Valley Storytellers series, her plans for the magazine, and her life in the arts.
Episode 11: Sit down with Suzy Fincham-Gray
On this episode of Open Book, Maggie & Tod are joined by Suzy Fincham-Gray, author of the memoir MY PATIENTS and OTHER ANIMALS: A Veterinarian's Stories of Love, Loss, and Hope, just released by Spiegel & Grau and already garnering starred reviews from around the country.
Episode 12: Talk with Rick Marino
Listen here as Tod and Maggie talk to Rick Marino about his travels and other talents.
Episode 13: Tod and Maggie Recap the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Episode 14: Tod and Maggie talk with Andrew John from The Desert Sun
This week we're joined by Andrew John, sportswriter for the Desert Sun, to talk about his journey from the courts and fields to the printed page...and to talk about his upcoming appearance on Coachella Valley Storytellers. Also: Inexplicably, we discuss Huey Lewis for a very long time.
Episode 15: Sit down with Crime Novelist SW Lauden
Maggie and Tod are joined this week by crime novelist SW Lauden, author of three novels featuring the punk rock PI Greg Salem, including Hang Time, which is out now from Rare Bird. Steve also moonlights as a punk rock drummer, which means he's got a lot of secrets to reveal on Open Book.
Episode 01 Summer '18 | Sit Down with Mark Haskell Smith
Tod & Maggie are joined this week by Mark Haskell Smith, the author of the new novel BLOWN, out now from Grove Press.
Episode 04 Summer '18 | Sit down with the head of Writer's Resist
On this episode, Tod Goldberg and Maggie Downs chat with local author and head of writer's resist, Sarah Marchand.
Episode 05 Summer '18 | Tod and Maggie sit down with film reviewers
On this episode, hosts Tod Goldberg and Maggie Downs welcome film reviewers, Ron Bowman and Amy Douglas of the Reel Disagreement Podcast.
Episode 02 Fall '18 | Tod Goldberg and Maggie Downs chat about the upcoming storytelling time
On this episode, Tod Goldberg and Maggie Downs chats about the upcoming storyteller night at UCR. guests are Vickie Connor, digital life story editor for the Desert Sun, and Bill Graber, comedian storyteller.
Episode 03 Fall '18 | Interview author Caren Yglesias
On this episode, hosts Tod Goldberg and Maggie Downs interview author Caren Yglesias who wrote the book: The Desert Gardens of Steve Martino and Tod and Maggie also interview the book's subject Steve Martino.
Episode 04 Fall '18 | Hosts Maggie Downs and Tod Goldberg chat with Tyler Dilts.
On this episode, hosts Maggie Downs and Tod Goldberg chat with Tyler Dilts. Dilts is a crime writer known for his Long Beach Homicide series as well as his new crime book, Mercy Dogs.