Richard King on offensive team nicknames and Washington DC football

Author Richard King joined Downtown to talk about his book “Redskins”.  King spoke about his decision to write the book and talked about the problem America still has with having Native American mascots.  He talked about the situation in Washington DC and told us whether or not a solution to the problem would ever occur […]

Sarah Smiley talks about her new book and family

Sarah Smiley joined Downtown on Tuesday afternoon to talk about her upcoming appearance and reading in Bangor of her most recent book.  Smiley talked about her connection to Bangor and how she also ended up in the region due to the military obligations of her husband.  She also talked about some of the stories in […]

Dan Epstein talks ’70s baseball, Strat-o-matic, and Lemmy Kilmister

Author Dan Epstein joined Downtown again to talk about the release of “Stars and Strikes” on paperback, and also gave some thoughts on music. He talked about growing up listening to baseball and how the Atlanta Braves were a big introduction to him into the National League. Epstein also spoke about Strat-o-matic baseball and the […]

Author Elizabeth Strout on her best-selling book “My Name Is Lucy Barton”

  Best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize winner(and Maine native) Elizabeth Strout joined Downtown to talk about her new book, “My Name Is Lucy Barton”. Strout spoke about her writing process and how she discovers a character’s voice, shared some background on the book’s setting, and explained what she thinks is the overarching message in the story. […]

Author Catherine McKenzie on “Smoke”

Best-selling author Catherine McKenzie came on Downtown this Thursday to talk about her new novel “Smoke”. McKenzie’s latest work focuses on the impact of people’s lives of a wildfire in the Rockies and especially the characters of Elizabeth and Mindy, whose different life choices come to a head in dealing with the fire. She discussed […]

Author David Davis on his book “Waterman”

Author David Davis joined Downtown on Wednesday to elaborate on his book, “Waterman: The Life And Times of Duke Kahanamoku”. Rich and Bruce previously spoke about “Waterman” in an earlier edition of Sports Lit 101, but Davis elaborated on the book and spoke on the impact and legacy of Kahanamoku.

Author Katherine Howe on her book “The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen”

New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe joined Downtown to discuss her new book “The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen”. Katherine shared a little of the mysterious plot, described as a ghost story where the word “ghost” is never mentioned. This new book has drawn favorable early reviews, including high marks from Publisher’s Weekly and […]

Author Sean Glennon on Greatest Patriots Moments

Sean Glennon joined Downtown on Friday afternoon to discuss his book “The Greatest Plays In New England Patriots History”. He spoke on some of the plays that were highly ranked in his book and also mentioned that the Adam Vinatieri kick versus Oakland in the 2001 playoffs was his most memorable play because of it’s […]

Author Charles Leerhsen on Ty Cobb

Author Charles Leerhsen joined Downtown to talk about his latest book Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty. In the book Leerhsen talks about many of the misconceptions that the public had about the hall of famer and how Cobb was not a racist or a dirty player at all. He talks about the real man that […]