What we ‘read’ on #OAonAir in 2018

January 15, 2019

OA on Air has enjoyed a great 30-episode run so far, and we’re excited as it enters 2019. We’ve got a lot of great content to look forward to in the coming months, but the beginning of a new year is traditionally a time to look back at previous highlights and successes. We’ve had a blast with every guest and every episode of the podcast, and among our favorite interviews were those we did with local authors.

Here is a look back at what OA on Air ‘read’ this year, and make sure to subscribe on iTunes so you’ll never miss another episode!

Episode 8: Dan Kennedy, “The Return of the Moguls”

Our first author was renowned journalist, media critic, and professor Dan Kennedy who came on all the way back in episode 8 to discuss his latest book, The Return of the Moguls. The book chronicles the change in ownership of three large American newspapers, focusing on John Henry’s acquisition of The Boston Globe, Jeff Bezos and the purchase of The Washington Post, and Aaron Kushner’s bid to rekindle the fizzling Orange County Register. It’s a fascinating look at how they changed those papers, and how this new crop of moguls may help save print newspapers. You can find it on Amazon.

Episode 13: Jamie Sayen, “You Had a Job for Life”

Jamie Sayen is an author and historian living in Northern New Hampshire. His latest book, You Had a Job for Life: Story of a Company Town chronicles the rise and fall of a paper mill in the town of Groveton, New Hampshire. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with former mill workers, Sayen recounts the story of life in a company town, what it was like to work in a mill, and what happened to the people and the town of Groveton when the mill changed hands and was eventually shuttered in 2007. It’s a devastating portrait of what happens to company towns as industry in America falls to the wayside. You can find it on Amazon.

Episode 25: Dave Wedge, “12”

New York Times bestselling author Dave Wedge sat down with Cosmo to discuss his newest project, 12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight for Redemption which he wrote along with acclaimed author Casey Sherman. Wedge is previously acclaimed for his book Boston Strong, which was adapted into the movie Patriot’s Day. In 12, he and Sherman examine the scandal and aftermath of the Deflategate saga, and how Tom Brady was ultimately able to triumph over the controversy and stage one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Through insider interviews, Wedge and Sherman provide an intimate look at how the NFL treats its players, and exactly what Brady had to go through during the scandal. You can find it on Amazon.

Episode 29: Jeffery Michael Tinkham, “Talk Show”

Our final author of the year was Jeffery Michael Tinkham, an author living Oregon, and a former high school classmate of Cosmo. Jeff’s new book Talk Show follows the fictional late-night TV star Teddy Baxter. Baxter is at the pinnacle of his career when he is stricken with a mysterious ailment that beings to impact him in strange ways? Can he and his circle of show business denizens uncover the truth before it’s too late? Buy it now on Amazon to find out!

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