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The Close Read

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Formerly known as "I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE," the talk show that interprets culture and society with inspiration from the world of literary art returns as "The Close Read." Weekly reactions to the news, writer and artist interviews, and ever-changing discussion topics combine to make an often sobering and often hilarious listening experience. Listen to podcasts when they are uploaded Friday nights or live from 5:00 pm-6: 30 pm EST on WMNJ Radio. "The Close Read" is a talk show by Chaleur Press, a small independent publisher.

Latest Episodes

Episode 10: APOLOGIES AND CANCEL CULTURE (FT. TARA O'DONNELL)

EAn armed white supremacist has committed the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand's history. Will New Zealand commit to plans for increased gun control? Thirty-three parents have been caught in a multimillion-dollar college admissions scandal. Why do the wealthy cheat? The main topic of this episode is cancel culture. We talk about notable celebrity apologies, lax Hollywood laws, arguments for cancel culture, and Disney's recent rehiring of director James Gunn.

80 MIN2019 MAR 16
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Episode 10: APOLOGIES AND CANCEL CULTURE (FT. TARA O'DONNELL)

Episode 9: THE MEN'S RIGHTS MOVEMENT (FT. MATT GRONERT)

ER. Kelly has recently been charged with ten counts of sexual assault...Is it still okay to listen to his music? Jussie Smollett, an actor on the hit TV show 'Empire,' is being accused of staging a hate crime a filing a false police report. Are future victims of hate crimes at a risk of being branded 'liars'? The main topic of this episode is the men's rights movement. We talk about their goals, the profile of a typical member, and what the existence of extremist MRA groups says about our society. Matt Gronert joins the conversation.

85 MIN2019 FEB 23
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Episode 9: THE MEN'S RIGHTS MOVEMENT (FT. MATT GRONERT)

Episode 8: THE GOOD SAMARITAN LIES (FT. JAMES J. HATFIELD)

ETrump is planning to declare a national emergency to build his wall. What tone does this set for future presidents? A man in Colordao killed a mountain lion with his bare hands. Does he have anything else to fear? Amazon is pulling out of New York. Does this send a signal to other corporations looking for large government incentives? This episode's topic is "The Good Samaritan Lies," and James J. Hatfield joins the conversation to talk about his story, "Soviet Muffin," and his views on altruism. Why do we do good? Are all good deeds secretly selfish? Lynette Crews joins the conversation.

87 MIN2019 FEB 16
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Episode 8: THE GOOD SAMARITAN LIES (FT. JAMES J. HATFIELD)

Episode 7: RELIGION & DATING (FT. SARAH FOSTER)

EThe East Coast is being ravaged by the polar vortex. Are you staying warm? Jussie Smollett of Empire makes a statment while recovering from an attack. Is it a hate crime? President Trump has already raised millions for his re-election campaign. What have the voters learned from the 2016 election? Our main topic for this episode is religion and dating, how faith affects our communities and the personal decisions we make in life. Fodie's partner, Sarah Foster, joins the conversation.

84 MIN2019 FEB 2
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Episode 7: RELIGION & DATING (FT. SARAH FOSTER)

Episode 6: DIGITAL DATING

EHurricane Michael has caused over 200 miles of destruction on just its second day after landfall in Florida. Is our lack of action on climate change going to create worse natural disasters? The Ark Encounter is failing to attract visitors. Could its anti-LGBTQ stance have anything to do with it? Sarah joins the conversation to talk about online dating and its effect on our love lives. I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE is now The Close Read.

58 MIN2018 OCT 13
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Episode 6: DIGITAL DATING

Episode 5: MY FUTURE SELF & I (FT. LINDA MCMULLEN)

EA farmer discovers a doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100,000. Young people are garnering fame by posting the same image on Instagram everyday. Brett Kavanuagh is a step closer to confirmation. The main topic for this episode is "My Future Self & I." Guests Fodie and Rutendo join the conversation, along with writer Linda McMullen who discusses her story, "Life Drawing", and thinking about the future. I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE is now The Close Read.

87 MIN2018 OCT 6
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Episode 5: MY FUTURE SELF & I (FT. LINDA MCMULLEN)

Episode 4: THE INSTITUTION OF FRIENDSHIP (FT. ELISE DEMETER)

EA recent data breach has affected 50 million user accounts on Facebook. Is any part of the internet safe? The GOP has delayed Brett Kavanuagh's confirmaiton process to allow the FBI to conduct a background investigation into the sexual allegations made against him. Will this moment in American history create long-lasting change? The main topic for this episode is "The Institution of Friendship". Guests Ava and Bryce join the conversation, along with writer Elise Demeter who discusses her story, "Seven Year Itch", and her experience with toxic friendships. I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE is now The Close Read.

87 MIN2018 SEP 29
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Episode 4: THE INSTITUTION OF FRIENDSHIP (FT. ELISE DEMETER)

Episode 3: MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION (FT. HARRY COHEN)

EA woman broke the record for the fastest human on a bike. Can Fodie do better? (No.) Brett Kavanuagh's accuser has identified herself. Why all the social media backlash? Another shooting happened in Maryland. So begins another cycle of the gun control debate? Our main topic this episode is marijuana legalization: pros and cons, who's against, who's for, and who gets caught in the midde. I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE is now The Close Read.

76 MIN2018 SEP 22
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Episode 3: MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION (FT. HARRY COHEN)

Episode 2: BOYCOTTS & PROTESTS (FT. GIANALIS CABA)

EThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has rescinded its decision to add a popular category. Is the glamour and glitz around award shows fading? In more recent news, Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct during high school. Should this affect his nomination? Our main topic this episode is how effective boycotts are, and the reactions to Kaepernick's protests we've seen. I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE is now The Close Read.

88 MIN2018 SEP 15
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Episode 2: BOYCOTTS & PROTESTS (FT. GIANALIS CABA)

Episode 1: TRANS-GENERATIONAL TRAUMA (FT. SHARON WHITEHILL)

EI'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE has been revamped! The first episode features hosts Perry, Fodie, and Cruz, along with guest Sharon Whitehill. Whitehill joins us to discuss her poem "The Way I See Her", featured in the May issue of Chaleur Magazine, and how the content relates to the topic of trans-generational trauma. Before the interview, we talk about current news that prompts the questions: Is everyone in the music industry on drugs? How does a CEO have to act? This episode features a $25 Listening Contest. Tweet at us your guesses to the three sounds played at the episode's end for a chance at a $25 prize (sent via PayPal). I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE is now The Close Read.

88 MIN2018 SEP 8
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Episode 1: TRANS-GENERATIONAL TRAUMA (FT. SHARON WHITEHILL)
the END

Latest Episodes

Episode 10: APOLOGIES AND CANCEL CULTURE (FT. TARA O'DONNELL)

EAn armed white supremacist has committed the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand's history. Will New Zealand commit to plans for increased gun control? Thirty-three parents have been caught in a multimillion-dollar college admissions scandal. Why do the wealthy cheat? The main topic of this episode is cancel culture. We talk about notable celebrity apologies, lax Hollywood laws, arguments for cancel culture, and Disney's recent rehiring of director James Gunn.

80 MIN2019 MAR 16
Comments
Episode 10: APOLOGIES AND CANCEL CULTURE (FT. TARA O'DONNELL)

Episode 9: THE MEN'S RIGHTS MOVEMENT (FT. MATT GRONERT)

ER. Kelly has recently been charged with ten counts of sexual assault...Is it still okay to listen to his music? Jussie Smollett, an actor on the hit TV show 'Empire,' is being accused of staging a hate crime a filing a false police report. Are future victims of hate crimes at a risk of being branded 'liars'? The main topic of this episode is the men's rights movement. We talk about their goals, the profile of a typical member, and what the existence of extremist MRA groups says about our society. Matt Gronert joins the conversation.

85 MIN2019 FEB 23
Comments
Episode 9: THE MEN'S RIGHTS MOVEMENT (FT. MATT GRONERT)

Episode 8: THE GOOD SAMARITAN LIES (FT. JAMES J. HATFIELD)

ETrump is planning to declare a national emergency to build his wall. What tone does this set for future presidents? A man in Colordao killed a mountain lion with his bare hands. Does he have anything else to fear? Amazon is pulling out of New York. Does this send a signal to other corporations looking for large government incentives? This episode's topic is "The Good Samaritan Lies," and James J. Hatfield joins the conversation to talk about his story, "Soviet Muffin," and his views on altruism. Why do we do good? Are all good deeds secretly selfish? Lynette Crews joins the conversation.

87 MIN2019 FEB 16
Comments
Episode 8: THE GOOD SAMARITAN LIES (FT. JAMES J. HATFIELD)

Episode 7: RELIGION & DATING (FT. SARAH FOSTER)

EThe East Coast is being ravaged by the polar vortex. Are you staying warm? Jussie Smollett of Empire makes a statment while recovering from an attack. Is it a hate crime? President Trump has already raised millions for his re-election campaign. What have the voters learned from the 2016 election? Our main topic for this episode is religion and dating, how faith affects our communities and the personal decisions we make in life. Fodie's partner, Sarah Foster, joins the conversation.

84 MIN2019 FEB 2
Comments
Episode 7: RELIGION & DATING (FT. SARAH FOSTER)

Episode 6: DIGITAL DATING

EHurricane Michael has caused over 200 miles of destruction on just its second day after landfall in Florida. Is our lack of action on climate change going to create worse natural disasters? The Ark Encounter is failing to attract visitors. Could its anti-LGBTQ stance have anything to do with it? Sarah joins the conversation to talk about online dating and its effect on our love lives. I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE is now The Close Read.

58 MIN2018 OCT 13
Comments
Episode 6: DIGITAL DATING

Episode 5: MY FUTURE SELF & I (FT. LINDA MCMULLEN)

EA farmer discovers a doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100,000. Young people are garnering fame by posting the same image on Instagram everyday. Brett Kavanuagh is a step closer to confirmation. The main topic for this episode is "My Future Self & I." Guests Fodie and Rutendo join the conversation, along with writer Linda McMullen who discusses her story, "Life Drawing", and thinking about the future. I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE is now The Close Read.

87 MIN2018 OCT 6
Comments
Episode 5: MY FUTURE SELF & I (FT. LINDA MCMULLEN)

Episode 4: THE INSTITUTION OF FRIENDSHIP (FT. ELISE DEMETER)

EA recent data breach has affected 50 million user accounts on Facebook. Is any part of the internet safe? The GOP has delayed Brett Kavanuagh's confirmaiton process to allow the FBI to conduct a background investigation into the sexual allegations made against him. Will this moment in American history create long-lasting change? The main topic for this episode is "The Institution of Friendship". Guests Ava and Bryce join the conversation, along with writer Elise Demeter who discusses her story, "Seven Year Itch", and her experience with toxic friendships. I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE is now The Close Read.

87 MIN2018 SEP 29
Comments
Episode 4: THE INSTITUTION OF FRIENDSHIP (FT. ELISE DEMETER)

Episode 3: MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION (FT. HARRY COHEN)

EA woman broke the record for the fastest human on a bike. Can Fodie do better? (No.) Brett Kavanuagh's accuser has identified herself. Why all the social media backlash? Another shooting happened in Maryland. So begins another cycle of the gun control debate? Our main topic this episode is marijuana legalization: pros and cons, who's against, who's for, and who gets caught in the midde. I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE is now The Close Read.

76 MIN2018 SEP 22
Comments
Episode 3: MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION (FT. HARRY COHEN)

Episode 2: BOYCOTTS & PROTESTS (FT. GIANALIS CABA)

EThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has rescinded its decision to add a popular category. Is the glamour and glitz around award shows fading? In more recent news, Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct during high school. Should this affect his nomination? Our main topic this episode is how effective boycotts are, and the reactions to Kaepernick's protests we've seen. I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE is now The Close Read.

88 MIN2018 SEP 15
Comments
Episode 2: BOYCOTTS & PROTESTS (FT. GIANALIS CABA)

Episode 1: TRANS-GENERATIONAL TRAUMA (FT. SHARON WHITEHILL)

EI'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE has been revamped! The first episode features hosts Perry, Fodie, and Cruz, along with guest Sharon Whitehill. Whitehill joins us to discuss her poem "The Way I See Her", featured in the May issue of Chaleur Magazine, and how the content relates to the topic of trans-generational trauma. Before the interview, we talk about current news that prompts the questions: Is everyone in the music industry on drugs? How does a CEO have to act? This episode features a $25 Listening Contest. Tweet at us your guesses to the three sounds played at the episode's end for a chance at a $25 prize (sent via PayPal). I'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MUSE is now The Close Read.

88 MIN2018 SEP 8
Comments
Episode 1: TRANS-GENERATIONAL TRAUMA (FT. SHARON WHITEHILL)
the END

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