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Podcast Alert: Great Stories About Great Storytellers hosted by @OverbeckRandy #podcast #bookish
Sometimes, the lives of storytellers can be just as captivating as the stories they’ve given to us. My new podcast, GREAT STORIES ABOUT GREAT STORYTELLERS, spotlights unusual and fascinating anecdotes, backstories and tidbits about storytellers with names familiar to you, people like Walt Disney, Tom Clancy, or Agatha Christie.
Though you no doubt recognize these names, you may not know the surprising stories behind these men and women storytellers I’m going to share.
When I was an English teacher—more than a few years ago—I would often regale my students with some of the intriguing backstories of the authors whose works we were reading.
Many times teens had little patience with a classic like A Tale of Two Cities, but they became fascinated with the backstory of the man, Charles Dickens. In fact, my students often called these lessons some of their favorite classes.
So I thought others might enjoy learning about the unusual and sometimes downright weird stories behind great storytellers, you know--authors, playwrights, directors and perhaps even a great poet or two.
Each episode of my podcast, GREAT STORIES ABOUT GREAT STORYTELLERS, will feature an interesting anecdote about a modern storyteller like J. K. Rowling or Stephen Spielberg or a classic author like or even Edgar Allen Poe or Jane Austin.
Okay, the podcast most likely won’t change your life or improve your investing strategy but you’ll probably be surprised and informed and entertained—all in only 10 to 15 minutes. On my podcast, you’ll learn the unusual origin story of John Grisham the writer or the strange relationship between the great author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest fictional creation, Sherlock Holmes or how the incredible imagination and vision of Walt Disney was almost crushed before the world had a chance to see it. Like I said, fun and interesting. GREAT STORIES ABOUT GREAT STORYTELLERS are available on Spotify, Apple, iHeart Radio or wherever you get your podcasts! Don’t miss it.
N. N. Light’s Book Heaven is thrilled to be a sponsor for episode two, featuring one of our favorite all-time authors, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Who hasn’t heard of Sherlock Holmes? This episode examines the strange relationship between Sir Author Conan Doyle and his creation, Sherlock Holmes, the most famous fictional detective in history.
In this edition, you’ll learn—
The remarkable, multifaceted background of the author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
How the author resisted the popularity of his most famous creation
The extraordinary step Doyle took regarding his character, Sherlock Holmes
Listen to the episode here:
Dr. Randy Overbeck is an award-winning educator, author and speaker. As an educator, he served children in roles captured in his novels, from teacher and coach to principal and superintendent. His novels have earned national awards including the Gold Award from Literary Titan, Thriller of the Year from Readers Favorite, Silver Award for Mystery of the Year from ReaderViews and Crown of Excellence from Ind’tale Magazine. Dr. Overbeck is an active member of the literary community, contributing to a writers’ critique group, serving as a mentor to emerging writers and participating in writing conferences.
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