The Little Gray Book Lectures

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Live literary humor and performance

THE LITTLE GRAY BOOK LECTURES are a series of readings, songs, demonstrations, discussions, and occasional overhead projections that have been held near-monthly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 2001. They are now coming via the air to your wireless receiver.

They are coming as SPECIALS that last ONE HOUR, and as SEGMENTS that last BETWEEN TEN AND TWENTY MINUTES.

JOHN HODGMAN, described twice below, hosts. In a feat of great musical invention, an original song is provided on each evening’s subject by Musical Director JONATHAN COULTON.

"...Hodgman sets the pseudo-reflective tone with his wry, hangdog demeanor (he has the vaguely besieged aura of an Ivy League professor uncertain of his tenure), while his guests -- editors and writers, cartoonists and actors -- find amusing ways to jump beyond the limits of the lectern."

-- Los Angeles Times

"[Hodgman's] deceptively gentle deadpan delivery makes him something of a Garrison Keillor for the young and expensively educated..."

-- Time Out New York

"The only thing is, the “Little Gray Book Lectures” are actually funny, and the vibe is surprisingly cozy."

-- The New York Observer

"...the single-most interesting literary event I’ve ever experienced..."

-- Author Chuck Klostermann

“Mondo pithy live entertainments! So funny, addictively fun, this brainy but cozy series features a consistently delightful lineup of doers, talkers, thinkers and/or auctioneers.”

-- Animated Motion Picture Star Sarah Vowell
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THE LITTLE GRAY BOOK LECTURES are a series of readings, songs, demonstrations, discussions, and occasional overhead projections that have been held near-monthly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 2001. They are now coming via the air to your wireless receiver. They are coming as SPECIALS that last ONE HOUR, and as SEGMENTS that last BETWEEN TEN AND TWENTY MINUTES. JOHN HODGMAN, described twice below, hosts. In a feat of great musical invention, an original song is provided on each evening’s subject by Musical Director JONATHAN COULTON. "...Hodgman sets the pseudo-reflective tone with his wry, hangdog demeanor (he has the vaguely besieged aura of an Ivy League professor uncertain of his tenure), while his guests -- editors and writers, cartoonists and actors -- find amusing ways... Show full description


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Sarah Vowell, John Hodgman and Joshuah Bearman on Presidents' Day, along with a fifteen-piece marching band and a new song about all forty-three pr...

Bought by KWIT, Nevada Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KXOT Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 30, 2006
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 13
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Lectures by Paul Tough and Starlee Kine, walkie-talkie banter and a song about NY ME host Soterios Johnson

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, WVPE, WBEZ, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Feb 21, 2005
  • Length: 57:27
  • Purchases: 4