Dave’s back from vacation, Barnabas is off doing something else, and we’re uncomfortable in the studio with a special guest: our friend Nick Rynerson. Nick is the chief creative officer at Useful Group (a digital marketing agency you’ll be hearing more about in the future); more importantly he loves to read—and he adores Wendell Berry.
So we’re going to talk about that.
Listen in as we discuss:
- How Nick fell in love with Wendell Berry’s writing (but really doesn’t want to sound like he’s a stalker)
- If Barnabas is actually funny on Twitter or is it because we know his tone
- If your life has to be a hot mess to be a brilliant writer
- Why we need to recapture a sense of presence when we live so much of our lives in front of screens
- What you need to go into reading Berry’s work knowing
- Why you should read physical books and not eBooks
- Who Nick wants to punch in the face as part of the Jack Reacher Sucker Punch of the Week
A few of the books we mention on this episode
- Wendell Berry’s books:
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
- The Old, Weird America by Grell Marcus (previously published as Invisible Republic)
- Midnight Rising by Tony Horowitz
- The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
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