Eavesdropping


A Librarian’s Love Letters to Books (With Bonus Audio)

Annie Spence has spent much of her life lost in books-- first as a ravenous reader, and then, for the past ten years, as a librarian in the Midwest. Listen as she shares an excerpt from her new book, which collects dozens of letters she's written TO the books in her life.


Warren Haynes Recalls Sharing a Tour Bus with Dave Grohl’s Mom On 9/11

Musician and singer-songwriter Warren Haynes is perhaps best-known as the longtime guitarist in the Allman Brothers Band. He's also a founding member of the jam band, Gov't Mule, who recently released their 10th studio album, 'Revolution Come... Revolution Go.' Listen as he tells a story of sharing a tour bus from New York City to Denver with Dave Grohl's mom, Virginia, shortly after the tragedy.


When Mozart Met His Teeny Tiny Feathered Match

In each chapter of her book "Animals Strike Curious Poses," Elena Passarello tells a different true story about an animal that made its mark on history. In the audio above, she reads from a chapter called "Vogel Staar" co-starring a young Mozart... and a musically inclined starling.


Jason Jones Relives the Terrors of Moving to New York City

Jason Jones was a correspondent for "The Daily Show." Now, he plays the patriarch of the Parker family on the TBS comedy "The Detour." He tells a tale of how one misheard letter almost led to an unexpected visit from a lady of the night.


Sam Richardson Gains Confidence Through a Bad Joke

Comedian and actor Sam Richardson has become a standout on HBO's "VEEP" as a White House staffer who "fails up" better than anyone in history. Sam also stars in the new series Comedy Central series "Detroiters" with "Saturday Night Live" alum Tim Robinson. The show is about two best friends trying to eke out a living in advertising in the Motor City. In the audio above, Sam shares a tale about another best friend... or is he?


Baron Vaughn Teaches us the Meaning of ‘Oi!’

Standup comic Baron Vaughn is known for his breakneck absurdity and a voice built for impressions. He's also co-hosted a movie podcast with Leonard Maltin, and he acted alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in Netflix's "Grace & Frankie." Listen to him tell a tale the mysterious human embodiment of a British phrase.