Wine, Women & Words: Podcast #1

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Wine, Women & Words: Podcast #1

Photo by Michele Leivas

Photo by Michele Leivas

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Photo by Michele Leivas

Michele Leivas, Editor

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When the idea of launching podcasts on the NU “Herald” site was first brought up, I was both excited and intimidated by it (the latter winning out by a smidge). I probably would have thrived in the newspaper world of the 1970s – or really any era prior to the advent of the internet. While (in my mother’s words), my cell phone is permanently glued to my hand, I’m not the most technologically inclined individual; if there is a new and unique way for technology to malfunction, it will probably do so for the first time while I am handling it.

The idea of podcasts intrigued me, though, so I decided to give it a shot. Deciding what the podcast would be about was actually the easiest part of this project. I love reading, so: books. Who would do the podcast with me? Equally easy: my dear friend Diana Tierney, fellow bookworm, writer and blogger (her blog, Creating HerStory, focuses on telling the stories of amazing women in history as well as historical fiction book reviews). What else do we both love almost as much as reading? Enjoying a good glass of wine while we do so.

Behold: the Wine, Women & Words podcast.

Our inaugural podcast centers around our favorites (authors, genres, books, wines), all of which I’ve listed here in case any of you want to check out one of our recommendations. Our book of the month is “The Portable Veblen” by Elizabeth McKenzie; we’ve broken down the chapters into blocks and will be discussing the assigned chapters during each subsequent podcast. The first set of chapters for next week’s podcast are chapters one through seven.

As I say in the podcast, this is not an A and B conversation: We welcome all letters of the alphabet to join us, so if you are reading (or have read) “The Portable Veblen” or simply want to join in on the conversation, you’re welcomed (and encouraged!) to reach out to us on Twitter using our Twitter handles (@MJLeivas; @Strahbary) or using the hashtag #winewomenwords.

Of course, you can always post comments here at “The Herald” or e-mail me directly at [email protected]. Let us know what you think of our podcast so far and stay tuned for more episodes!