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45 minutes | Apr 13, 2016
Is Your Macro Thinking Driving Your Micro Decisions?
Torg goes it alone on this week's podcast and begins by talking about some of the ideas in Howard Rheingold's book, Net Smart: How to Thrive Online. Torg applies the idea of micro and macro thinking to his upcoming research leave and the coaching of his daughters' basketball team. He finishes off by discussing an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Silly Sanctimonious Games: How a Syllabus Sparked a War Bewteen a Professor and a College."
63 minutes | Apr 7, 2016
F*** You Cancer Edition
Torg talks making stuff, movies, surviving cancer and love with the directors of the Queens World Film Festival. Conversation begins by talking about the "Best in Fest" film, Pop Meets the Void. Katha tells her story of going from small town Arizona to Oregon and on to New York City while Don talks about meeting Katha and putting her in his first films. Katha talks about art in relation to her cancer diagnosis. There's also a behind the scenes "look" at how festivals are produced.
51 minutes | Mar 31, 2016
Life Isn't Fair: Coach Kent Chezem Edition
Torg talks to his former teammate from Olivet Nazarene University, Coach Kent Chezem. Kent's nickname "Cheese" was taken for Torg's protagonist Zuke in his novels Love on the Big Screen and The Coach's Wife. Coming up on his 300th win, Coach Chezem has been a high school basketball coach in Indiana for over twenty years. Currently, he his the head boys' basketball coach at Loogootee High School.
71 minutes | Aug 9, 2015
Getting Fat, A Guy Thing, Crazy NYC Move, #RIIFF2015.mp3
54 minutes | Jul 15, 2015
Free Audio Book: Chapters Five and Six of The Coach's Wife
In chapters five and six, Zuke offers his thoughts on wooing women and first dates.
64 minutes | Jul 8, 2015
Audiobook: The Coach's Wife Chapters 2, 3, and 4
On this edition of Torg Stories, you hear chapters two, three, and four of the novel The Coach's Wife. “In his novel The Coach’s Wife, William Torgerson has written one of the best books about basketball and coaching I’ve ever read. He’s also written a love story so complicated and wonderful it will have book clubs talking about it for many years.” -Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides and The Death of the Great Santini Amazon, Barnes and Noble
53 minutes | Jul 7, 2015
Free Audio Book, The Coach's Wife: Chapter 1
Chapter 1 of the novel The Coach's Wife. The story focuses on the subjects of love and basketball in Indiana. A man without a her is a man without hope. So believes Coach Zuke who has returned to his hometown of Horseshoe, Indiana to be the head basketball coach. Zuke wants to meet a woman. It's not long before possibilities emerge: his girlfriend from high school teaches in the room next to him, there is the older sister of one of his players, a girl he knew from college, and a botched matchmaking attempt by his best friend Cheese. Troubles mount in the form of angry parents and an assistant coach who has plans to steal the head coaching position. Set in 1994 to the backdrop of the OJ Simpson murder trial, Kurt Cobain's death, and Prince Charles's confession on television to having cheated on Lady Di, The Coach's Wife is a novel about the trials of coaching in a basketball-obsessed state and what happens to one young man desperate to find a wife.
60 minutes | Jun 5, 2015
Journey Rock Band, NBA Finals, Kids and Sports
The Journey Arnel Pineda documentary is good. They found their lead singer on YouTube and he's from the Phillipines. My kids practice piano, basketball, golf, and the youngest says she wants to be a professional runner. I had an argument at the YMCA trying to play basketball. LeBron James seems unstoppable in the NBA Finals but he still lost to Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Asheville, North Carolina local Robert Beatty sold his book Serafina and the Black Cloak to Disney Hyperion. It's set at the Biltmore Estate.
44 minutes | May 30, 2015
Global Citizenship and the American Dream: International Education
Drawing on themes connected to The American Dream, Global Citzenship, and Multilingual Realities, we at Torg Stories working in conjunction with the grants office at St. John's University in Queens, New York City are working on a National Endowment for the Arts "Bridging Cultures" film development grant for a documentary about students who come to the United States to pursue an education at colleges and universities. Countries included so far: China, India, South Korea, Poland, Italy, Mauritius, and Pakistan. This conversation is between Bill Torgerson from St. John's University and Shyam Sharma from Stony Brook University.
53 minutes | May 22, 2015
It's hot, cut yer air on. Ban high school sports? You let your kid play football?.mp3
57 minutes | May 15, 2015
LeBron, Sports Cheaters, Rape on College Campuses and Jim Harbaugh.mp3
60 minutes | May 6, 2015
On Writing Fiction while Teaching College Composition.mp3
66 minutes | May 1, 2015
Life Itself, Draft Day, Last Day of Classes.mp3
53 minutes | Apr 22, 2015
SNL, TriBeCa Film Fest, NYC driving, Stomach cramps .mp3
44 minutes | Apr 14, 2015
Birdman, Raymond Carver, Chris Mullin, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.mp3
55 minutes | Apr 7, 2015
Morel Mushroom Hunting, Parenting, Documentary Filmmaking
Morel Mushroom Hunting, Parenting, Documentary Filmmaking
55 minutes | Apr 1, 2015
Lost ID, Bathroom Etiquette 3 26 2015.mp3
48 minutes | Mar 24, 2015
Crazy in the Night 3 24 2015.mp3
28 minutes | Feb 1, 2015
Twitter Identity Theft and Internet Scams
Two college students tell stories of Twitter Identity Theft and Internet Scams on this edition of Torg Stories.
61 minutes | Aug 12, 2014
Chris Sparling Talks the Business of Screenwriting
Chris Sparling talks Hollywood scriptwriting at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
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