S4 E53: Padma Venkatraman, Peter McGough, and John Mauceri
S4 E53: Padma Venkatraman, Peter McGough, and John Mauceri

In this episode, meet Padma Venkatraman, author of A Time to Dance, Peter McGough, author of I’ve Seen the Future and I’m Not Going and John Mauceri, author of For the Love of Music.

A novel in verse about the power of dance. A memoir about life as an artist in 1980s New York City. An answer to the question, “why should we listen to classical music?” This week’s episode covers the many ways in which art affects our lives and the lives of those we encounter.

Hear more about their behind-the-mic experiences, and find out which author once listened to a famous epic fantasy series on audio as motivation to clean the house!

Listen to clips from their audiobooks:

An inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion, told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning audiobook about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and the courage and resilience of the human spirit.

Hear more from Padma in her guest post: Author Padma Venkatraman on the Interplay of Sound and Silence in The Bridge Home

Brilliantly funny, frank, and shattering, this is a bittersweet memoir by Peter McGough of his life with artist David McDermott. Set in New York’s Lower East Side of the 1980s and mid-1990s, it is also a devastatingly candid look at extreme naiveté and dysfunction, and how lives can become completely entwined even in failure.

Author: John Mauceri
Read By: John Mauceri

A protégé of Leonard Bernstein—his colleague for eighteen years—and an eminent conductor who has toured and recorded all over the world, John Mauceri helps us to reap the joys and pleasures classical music has to offer. Unpretentious, graceful, instructive, this is a book for the aficionado, the novice, and anyone looking to have the love of music fired within them.

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