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Books, TV & Radio

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Please, Please, Please Join My Podcast

Monthly Weekly host Derek Robertson pitches (editor’s note: begs) his dream guests on calling into the show.

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Indiana’s Hoops Obsession In Podcast Form

In 49 other states, it’s just basketball. In Indiana, it’s, well, a podcast. Many of them, actually, befitting the state’s hoops obsession.

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The Complete Guide To Indy’s Burgeoning Podcast-Industrial Complex

Whether you have a taste for murder, could use a stiff drink, or just want some company on a run, we have the right local podcast for you.

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The Hits Keep Coming for Michael Koryta

The Bloomington mystery writer is rolling with a new novel and a slate of Hollywood projects.

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Designing “Russian Doll,” With Michael Bricker

The Monthly Weekly speaks with the Indy native and Emmy-winning designer.

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Ryan Murphy Revisits His Indiana Roots With “The Prom”

The film, premiering next week on Netflix, may be his most ambitious project yet.

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The Vonnegut-Industrial Complex Has A Winning New Product

New books by and about the late Kurt Vonnegut keep coming, but the latest volume establishes something new about an old subject.

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Fun With Dick And Jane (In Clinton County)

Zerna Sharp never had kids of her own, but her children, as she called them—Dick, Jane, and Baby Sally—became American icons as the main characters of schoolbooks used across the nation. If you were in first grade in America between 1930 and 1970, you probably learned to read with Dick and Jane—who reached the height […]

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The Second Coming Of Bob Ross

With the world in chaos, the curators of a new exhibit about the kindly painter expect his everything-will-be-fine philosophy to appeal more than ever.

Chasten Buttigieg
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Ask Me Anything: Chasten Buttigieg, Author

The husband of former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has become a voice for the arts and LGBTQ teens. This month, his memoir, I Have Something to Tell You, hits stores.

YA author Leah Johnson
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Q&A With Y.A. Sensation Leah Johnson

It’s because I love Indiana that I don’t think it’s fair for me to do this work and talk about this state without also pushing Indiana to be better than what it is.

Jesse Eisenberg
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Q&A With Jesse Eisenberg, Bloomingtonian

The star talks about his forthcoming Audible drama, the creative process during a pandemic, and the joy of living in Bloomington.

Good Bones Season 5 Episode 9
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Good Bones Recap: Episode 9

“This was my favorite home of the season. I want to live there.”

Good Bones recap
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Good Bones Season 5 Premiere Recap

“How many hipsters had to go hatless at Coachella last year in order for them to decorate this house?”

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The Real To Reel In Netflix’s Self Made

We combed through a few members of Self Made’s cast to separate fact from fiction.