Chatter on Books(COB)is a 45 minute podcast that steals its format liberally from ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, The Tony Kornheiser Show and NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, applying that irreverence to interesting and entertaining books and authors. COB features host Torie Clarke and regulars Jeanne McManus, David Aldridge and Michael Kornheiser.  Over burgers and beer or wine, they debate the best sellers of the week, interview leading authors about life, politics, sports and entertainment and generally pontificate about matters large and small.

Your Host

Torie Clarke

Longtime Washington hand, regular on The Tony Kornheiser Show, related to out-of-control CAPs fans, author of Lisptick on a Pig and A Survivor’s Guide to Washington.




Claude Jennings




David Aldridge

Rotating Guests


Louis Bayard


Angie Kim


Liz Clarke


Jamie McIntyre


Nevin Martell


Jud Ashman


Tope Folarin


Rodney Ferguson