Nov 4, 2007
The Book of Life is a monthly podcast about Jewish books, music, film and web at www.bookoflifepodcast.com. In this episode we celebrate traditional radio and the new media revolution of podcasting and blogging that was born from it. We interview Harold Augenbraum, director of the National Book Foundation, about the Foundation's choice of Terry Gross, host of NPR's Fresh Air, for this 2007 Literarian Award. We talk to David & Susan Siegel about the history of Jews in radio. They are the authors of Radio and the Jews: The Untold Story of How Radio Influenced America's Image of Jews, 1920's - 1950's. We meet literary blogger and synagogue librarian Marie Cloutier at the Podcast & New Media Expo. Marie's blog can be read at www.bostonbibliophile.com. Be sure to check back later in November 2007 for our Thanksgiving Special podcast! Links to more info on all interviewees can be found at The Book of Life website at www.bookoflifepodcast.com.