The author of The End of the Road and Small Comforts returns to his fictional Alaska town, The End of the Road, to present more unforgettable stories about its colorful inhabitants and their doings.
"Bodett never disapoints"
A collection of short stories from The Big Garage on Clear Shot chronicles the offbeat lives of the colorful inhabitants of The End of the Road, a small town in Alaska.
The best-selling humorist returns to The End of the Road, Alaska, to bring to life a new collection of stories about the colorful inhabitants of the unusual town.
In this epic drama from beloved radio personality Tom Bodett, a host of unforgettable characters from the end of the road - Alaska - venture to the lower 48 to discover an America they barely recognize. The first to arrive is Ed Flannigan, who has one arm, no job, and not a clue about how to get on with his life.
"You'll Love the Americana"
On this President's Day we bring back Bob's conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winning Historian David McCullough about 1776, his book on the American Revolution. It's written as a companion work to John Adams, his celebrated biography of the second president, and includes research from hundreds of letters and several diaries kept by people on both sides of the conflict. Then, essayist Tom Bodett reflects on how history is part of the landscape in New England.
Bob talks politics with regular Monday guest David Broder of The Washington Post. Next, "What happens when the bottlenecks that stand between supply and demand in our culture go away and everything becomes available to everyone?" That's the question at the center of a new book by Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine. The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More examines how the buying public is reacting to having access to more and more all the time.
On this Memorial Day, we dip into our archives. First it's Bob's conversation with E. O. Wilson. He has been called the intellectual heir to Charles Darwin. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner attempted to bridge the divide between science and Evangelical Christianity with his book The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth.
We bring back Bob’s conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough (mik-KULL-uh) about 1776, his book on the American Revolution. It's written as a companion work to John Adams, his celebrated biography of the second president, and includes research from hundreds of letters and several diaries kept by people on both sides of the conflict. Then, Tom Bodett reflects on how history is part of the landscape in New England.
Bob talks with Bill Bishop, a reporter for the Austin American Statesmen newspaper, about his work researching and reporting on Red State/Blue State America. Bill's series "The Great Divide" explores how the nation has become more polarized along party lines, who or what is to blame for it, how it affects public discourse, and what that means for local governments, voting districts, and minorities' concerns. Then Tom Bodett 's got the "Red State Blues."
Bob talks politics with regular Monday guest David Broder of the Washington Post. Next, Chris Smither has become the standard for finger-style blues guitarists in the past few decades. His new CD is called Leave the Light On. And, speaking of leaving the light on, remember that Motel 6 commercial? That voice and our writer, Tom Bodett, tells the story behind the most important words he ever wrote or spoke into a microphone.
Bob talks politics with David Broder of The Washington Post. Then, Bob speaks with The New Yorker editor David Remnick about his new collection of work. It's called Reporting: Writings from The New Yorker. And finally, Tom Bodett wonders if he can call himself a writer if he doesn't write. He says he's usually too busy procrastinating by reading the dictionary or teaching himself to play piano or making furniture.
Tune in for election results, upsets, races too close to call and other hot election analysis with Bob and Doyle McManus, Washington Bureau Chief for The Los Angeles Times. Then, as proof that all politics are in fact local, writer Tom Bodett takes us behind the scenes of the political landscape of Dummerston, Vermont a town that's 36 years older than the Constitution. Bodett serves on Dummerston's Board of Civil Authority the body responsible for taking and tabulating the town's votes.
Bob talks to Hodding Carter, a print and broadcast journalist and former State Department spokesman under Jimmy Carter. He teaches at the University of North Carolina and he's the honorary chairman of the second annual Sunshine Week, a non-partisan open government initiative. Then, writer Tom Bodett explains the subtle differences within the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Finally, Bob speaks with jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut.
Joseph Romm was Assistant Energy Secretary for Renewables during the Clinton administration and has just written Hell and High Water: Global Warming, the Solution and the Politics.
As national spokesman for the Motel 6 chain, as a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and as creator of the nationally syndicated radio program The End of the Road, Tom Bodett has a voice familiar to millions. Now you can listen, at your pleasure, to his stories about likable, genuine, slightly wacky people who live in the little Alaska town at the end of the road.
"Like friend's you haven't met"
Growing up in a remote part of Alaska, Ivan and September Crane know that autumn is an unpredictable season - days of clear blue skies can give way to fierce, sudden storms in a blink. They know the trouble signs: changes in the wind, the temperature, or even the color of the dawn. But somehow, this time, left alone when their fisherman father is delayed at sea, even their keen sense of their surroundings and the lessons they've been taught fail them.
"Good listen for kids on a car trip"
The colorful cast of characters in End of the Road, Alaska, congregate around the coffeepot at the Big Garage to share wit and wisdom.
The explosion in storytelling festivals and one-person shows demonstrate that Americans are growing disenchanted with the mass media and returning to the simple pleasures of a well-told story. Here is a survey of great contemporary monologues, including excerpts by Spalding Gray, Lynda Barry, Tom Bodett, and Peter Matthiessen.
Bodett offers his keen, unforgettable observations of the lives of the people of Homer, Alaska, who "just ended up there, and stayed". Includes stories about Clara's coffee cup, Emmitt Frank, Jenuwine McDoogan, "the expert", "a lucky break", "missing youth", "Doug's stuff", and "the best sauna story so far".
This compilation audiobook includes material from Tom Bodett's previous books As Far As You Can Go Without a Passport and Small Comforts.You'll hear's many of his most beloved stories. With a gentle wit and a warm-hearted spirit, he shares his humorous perspectives - with an occasional glimpse into a darker side - on the way we live.
"Homespun Humor and Wisdom"