"Not many on earth who can slide between
Lou Reed and Erma Bombeck and be
this consistently funny."
-Poe Ballantine

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The Weekly Reader on WYPR-FM with Marion Winik and Lisa Morgan

Listen live Wednesdays at 2:33 pm, or play the podcast anytime at The Weekly Reader.

5/8/20: Things To Do in Quarantine, three watercolors and a poem, on Baltimore Fishbowl.

5/8/20: The world of book reviewing has been hit hard by COVID-19. My book reviews and author interviews are linked on the Reading List page here. A few recent favorites:

5/8/20: Radio news:

  • I'll be on Live from Here with Chris Thile on a remote show airing May 16. I'm reading The Alpha, The Mensch, The Queen of the Scene and The Talent!
  • Recent shows on the Weekly Reader are recorded in my closet with a mic my son Vince sent me.
  • Here's old Stoop Story I told about my great-grandfather was played on the local NPR station. 

3/4/20: A fully-illustrated version of Telling, one of my first essays ever: Some Pretty Bad Things I Did A Long Time Ago, on Baltimore Fishbowl. 

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Browse the Bohemian Rhapsody archive — running since 2011 on Baltimore Fishbowl.

Marion's "Lives" columns for The New York Times Magazine: "Grand Theft Litho" and "A Mother of A Certain Age".

An archive of Marion's commentaries for All Things Considered.

Lots more essays and articles in the links archive and work archive.


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