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Get your bookworm on with a rotating roster of, um, bookworms. Including Jenna Todd from Time Out Bookstore & Kiran Dass from Unity Books, bringing us a different music-related book to talk about each week.

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: July 16, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: July 16, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: July 16, 2018, 22.66 MB
Mon 16 Jul 2018

Suri is with us this morning to chat On Michael Jackson by Margo Jefferson, a biography that helps understand MJ's life and how he became the performance genius that lives on. While revealing a few of the thrilling stories in the book, Suri also lets us in on her favourite song by the critically acclaimed artist. It's a groovy time on Loose Reads this morning.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: July 9, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: July 9, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: July 9, 2018, 18.56 MB
Mon 9 Jul 2018

Kiran's back in with some tips on How To Be Famousthe tale of a rising star in London. That only means one thing... Brit Pop. Mike's excited, Kiran, kind of, is too? We're got it all this morning, books, music, and books about music. 

Loose Reads: Monday July 2, 2018

Loose Reads: Monday July 2, 2018 Loose Reads: Monday July 2, 2018, 18.43 MB
Mon 2 Jul 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: July 2nd, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: July 2nd, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: July 2nd, 2018, 18.43 MB
Mon 2 Jul 2018

Jenna brings in a grizzly, true crime novel this week and we're ready for it. Michelle McNamara's I'll Be Gone in the Darka chilling narration of California's Golden State Killer. And how about those ancestry tests... Hmm. Gripping Jenna on the edge of her seat, it's definitely something to get your hands on. 

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 25, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 25, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 25, 2018, 18.36 MB
Mon 25 Jun 2018

Kiran's been waiting years for this number, The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, talk about hype. Depicting life inside prison walls, the novel tells stories of people and the environment in a different world. Well worth the wait, right Kiran?

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 18, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 18, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 18, 2018, 16.36 MB
Mon 18 Jun 2018

Jenna's back with a laugh for us this week. A hilarious memoir, Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood recalls life after her father watched The Exorcism on a submarine 72 times and converted to Catholicism. Yep, that's right - 72 times. Now that's something to write home about.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 11, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 11, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 11, 2018, 13.52 MB
Mon 11 Jun 2018

Remember that time when Cool Britannia ruled? Or, at the very least, had really good PR? Iconic British magazine The Face probably had a lot to do with that, and Kiran's brought in a brand new tome on its history and heyday, Paul Gorman's The Story of The Face: The Magazine That Changed Culture. Ooh err.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 28, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 28, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 28, 2018, 30.74 MB
Mon 28 May 2018

Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Alex Ross shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. Kiran joins us for a very sonically-inclined read this week: Listen To This encompasses Ross' many musings from The New Yorker, and teaches us how to listen just that little bit closer. How delightful. 

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 21, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 21, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 21, 2018, 21.14 MB
Mon 21 May 2018

Jenna wraps up another successful Auckland Writers Festival (ft. highlights from international authors Durga Chew-Bose and Sharlene Teo), and we discuss Hellholes of the World: A Love Story by David G. Brown. A pure, rough and tumble travel memoir published posthumously, David tells of travelling to places that are not usually on your bucket list: Israel, Syria, the Congo, Banglasdesh, Sierra Leone and more. A classic travel memoir with excellent storytelling and political insight.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 14, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 14, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 14, 2018, 19.47 MB
Mon 14 May 2018

Jenna's entered a sort of Writers Festival frenzy this week and it's not hard to see why. Ft. talks from international and local literary scholars alike, musical performances from friends of bFM Lawrence Arabia and Tama Waipara, and an abundance of free events you've just gotta get your claws on.