Best General Broadcasting Books
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1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Author: by C. S. Lewis
Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read. A mass-market paperback edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, book two in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition features cover art by Cliff Nielsen and interior black-and-white illustrations by the series’ original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.
Four adventurous siblingsPeter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensiestep through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change …
And a great sacrifice. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C.S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series, which has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years.
This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to explore more of the Narnian realm, pick up The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
2. Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
Author: by Charlamagne Tha God
An instant New York Times bestseller! Charlamagne Tha Godthe self-proclaimed Prince of Pissing People Off, cohost of Power 105. 1’s The Breakfast Club, and the most important voice in hip-hopshares his eight principles for unlocking your God-given privilege. In Black Privilege, Charlamagne presents his often controversial and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success.
This journey to truth begins in the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and leads to New York and headline-grabbing interviews and insights from celebrities like Kanye West, Kevin Hart, Malcolm Gladwell, Lena Dunham, Jay Z, and Hillary Clinton.
Black Privilege lays out all the great wisdom Charlamagne’s been given from many mentors, and tells the uncensored story of how he turned around his troubled early life by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs.
3. Hello, I'm Paul Page: It's Race Day in Indianapolis
Author: by Paul Page
Live from the broadcast booth, Paul Page captured the excitement of 27 Indy 500 races, first as the Voice of the Indy 500 for the radio broadcast and then as chief announcer for the ABC telecast. From his first race as a pit reporter to his semi-retirement in 2016, generations of fans have witnessed the Greatest Spectacle in Racing as told by Paul Page.
In a life uniquely shaped by the Indy 500, Page fell in love with racing and the Speedway as a teenager, and it became his obsession. After receiving his first press pass in 1965, Page became a fixture in Gasoline Alley, and a trusted friend and confidante to generations of drivers, mechanics and owners.
His rise to fame followed a relentless pursuit of his dream, overcoming many obstacles along the way: dropping out of college, the suicide of his mentor, and recovering from a harrowing helicopter crash. No matter the setback, he used every opportunity to learn the trade of broadcast journalism and the sport of motor racing.
4. The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible
Author: by Catherine Burns
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From storytelling phenomenon and hit podcast The Mothand featuring contributions from Meg Wolitzer, Adam Gopnik, Krista Tippett, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, Ophira Eisenberg, Wang Ping, and morea new collection of unforgettable true stories about finding the strength to face the impossible, drawn from the very best ever told on its stagesCarefully selected by the creative minds at storytelling phenomenon The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of stories told live, onstage and without notes, Occasional Magic features voices familiar and new.
Inside, storytellers from around the world share times when, in the face of seemingly impossible situations, they found moments of beauty, wonder, and clarity that shed light on their lives and helped them find a path forward. From a fifteen-year-old saving a life in Chicago to a mother of triplets trekking to the North Pole to a ninety-year-old Russian man recalling his standoff with the KGB, these storytellers attest to the variety and richness of the human experience, and the shared threads that connect us all.
5. Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book
Author: by Bobby Bones
Dey Street Books
#1 New York Times BestsellerA touching, funny, heart-wrenching, and triumphant memoir from one of the biggest names in radio, the host of The Bobby Bones Show, one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation. Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music.
Abandoned by his father at the age of five, Bobby saw the radio as his way outa dream that came true in college when he went on air at the Henderson State University campus station broadcasting as Bobby Bones, while simultaneously starting The Bobby Bones Show at 105.9 KLAZ.
Bobby’s passions were pop, country music, and comedy, and he blended the three to become a tastemaker in the country music industry, heard by millions daily. Bobby broke the format of standard country radio, mixing country and pop with entertainment news and information, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean.
6. Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio
Author: by Jessica Abel
A Library Journal Best Book of 2015Go behind the scenes of seven of today’s most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including This American Life and RadioLab, in graphic narrative. Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, Serial, Invisibilia and other narrative radio shows.
Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced.
Out on the Wire offers an unexpected window into this new kind of storytellingone that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium. With the help of This American Life’s Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devotee of narrative radio, uncovers just how radio producers construct narrative, spilling some juicy insider details.
Jad Abumrad of RadioLab talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while Planet Money’s Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how madreally madIra Glass becomes when he receives edits from his colleagues.
7. Night of the Fox (The Dougal Munro and Jack Carter Novels Book 1)
Author: by Jack Higgins
December 28, 2010
The New York Timesbestselling author’s most tingling thriller since The Eagle Has Landed: An agent poses as a Nazi for a mission on the verge of D-Day (Publishers Weekly). In May of 1944, shipwrecked American Colonel Hugh Kelso washes up on the shore of Nazi-occupied Jerseywith a valuable secret.
As one of the few men with knowledge of the impending invasion of Normandy, Kelso must be rescued at all costs. Enter Harry Martineau, a covert British operative charged with the dangerous mission of impersonating a Nazi officer to infiltrate Jersey and retrieveor silenceColonel Kelso.
It is not only their lives that hang in the balance … A riveting World War II thriller, Night of the Fox is an exceptional tale from the multimillion-selling author of the Liam Devlin and Sean Dillon series, a master of edge-of-your-seat espionage adventure (Library Journal).
It was adapted into a TV film starring George Peppard, John Mills, and Michael York.
8. Howard Stern Comes Again
Author: by Howard Stern
Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters.A president. Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalitiesdiscussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names.
But which interviews are his favorites? It’s one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. Howard Stern Comes Again delivers his answer. This book is a feast of conversation and more, as between the lines Stern offers his definitive autobiographya magnum opus of confession and personal exploration.
Tracy Morgan opens up about his near-fatal car crash. Lady Gaga divulges her history with cocaine. Madonna reminisces on her relationship with Tupac Shakur. Bill Murray waxes philosophical on the purpose of life. Jerry Seinfeld offers a master class on comedy.
Harvey Weinstein denies the existence of the so-called casting couch. An impressive array of creative visionaries weigh in on what Stern calls the climbthe stories of how they struggled and eventually prevailed. As he writes in the introduction, If you’re having trouble finding motivation in life and you’re looking for that extra kick in the ass, you will find it in these pages.
9. The Hobbit
Author: by J.R.R. Tolkien
This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar.
But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.
Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.
10. The Moth
Author: by Catherine Burns
For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong). Inspired by friends telling stories on a porch, The Moth was born in small-town Georgia, garnered a cult following in New York City, and then rose to national acclaim with the wildly popular podcast and Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio show The Moth Radio Hour.
Stories include: writer Malcolm Gladwell’s wedding toast gone horribly awry; legendary rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels’ obsession with a Sarah McLachlan song; poker champion Annie Duke’s two-million-dollar hand; and A.E. Hotchner’s death-defying stint in a bullring … With his friend Ernest Hemingway.
Read about the panic of former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart when he misses Air Force One after a hard night of drinking in Moscow, and Dr. George Lombardi’s fight to save Mother Teresa’s life. This will be a beloved read for existing Moth enthusiasts, fans of the featured storytellers, and all who savor well-told, hilarious, and heartbreaking stories.
11. Star Trek: The Motion Picture: The Art and Visual Effects
Author: by Jeff Bond
The official guide to the film artistry of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Forty years ago, Star Trek: The Motion Picture brought Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise crew to the big screen and changed the course of the Star Trek franchise.
Now, celebrate this landmark anniversary by discovering the visual artistry that made this an enduring science fiction classic. For the first time ever, explore archival material created by legendary Star Trek collaborators, including Robert Abel, Syd Mead, Ralph McQuarrie, Andrew Probert, and Ken Adams.
12. Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production
Author: by Jonathan Kern
Perhaps you’ve always wondered how public radio gets that smooth, well-crafted sound. Maybe you’re thinking about starting a podcast, and want some tips from the pros. Or maybe storytelling has always been a passion of yours, and you want to learn to do it more effectively.
Whatever the casewhether you’re an avid NPR listener or you aspire to create your own audio, or bothSound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production will give you a rare tour of the world of a professional broadcaster.
Jonathan Kern, who has trained NPR’s on-air staff for years, is a gifted guide, able to narrate a day in the life of a host and lay out the nuts and bolts of production with equal wit and warmth. Along the way, he explains the importance of writing the way you speak, reveals how NPR books guests ranging from world leaders to neighborhood newsmakers, and gives sage advice on everything from proposing stories to editors to maintaining balance and objectivity.
Best of allbecause NPR wouldn’t be NPR without its array of distinctive voiceslively examples from popular shows and colorful anecdotes from favorite personalities animate each chapter. As public radio’s audience of millions can attest, NPR’s unique guiding principles and technical expertise combine to connect with listeners like no other medium can.
13. Television Production Handbook
Author: by Herbert Zettl
In the field-defining text TELEVISION PRODUCTION HANDBOOK, author Herbert Zettl emphasizes how production proceeds in the digital age-from idea to image-and how it moves through the three major phases, from preproduction to production to postproduction. In this context, readers will learn about the necessary tools, examine what they can and cannot do, and explore how they are used to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
This edition features the latest digital equipment and production techniques, including including stereo 3D, 3D camcorders, 4K and 8K digital cinema cameras, portable switchers, LED lighting instruments, and digital lighting control systems.
14. Where Do I Begin?: Stories (I Sort of Remember) from a Life Lived Out Loud
Author: by Elvis Duran
In this New York Times bestseller, host of one of the nation’s top morning shows Elvis Duran shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons with his trademark honesty and bighearted, deliciously warm (Barbara Corcoran, star of ABC’s Shark Tank) humor.
Elvis Duran’s nationally syndicated radio program, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, is America’s most-listened-to Top 40 morning show and one of the 10 most-listened-to programs in all of radio, heard live by nearly ten million people every morning. But his success didn’t happen overnight.
Elvis spent years navigating the wild world of radio as a DJ for hire, working (and partying) in markets around the country before taking over the morning shift at the legendary Z100 in 1996. Over the last twenty years, he has become one of New York City’s signature voices (Variety calls him a permanent fixture of the area’s daily commutes) thanks to his show’s exciting mix of music, new artist discovery, interviews, gossip, and live listener interaction.
15. Audio in Media (Wadsworth Series in Broadcast and Production)
Author: by Stanley R. Alten
In AUDIO IN MEDIA, Tenth Edition, Stanley Alten – internationally recognized as a scholar and expert in the area of audio production – continues to provide students with an introduction to the basic techniques and principles necessary for audio production in today’s media.
The clear, current illustrations and photos and student-friendly writing in Alten’s market-leading text have helped professors effectively teach this technically based course to thousands of introductory audio-production students. Comprehensive, technically accurate, and up-to-date, the text covers informational, perceptual, and aesthetic aspects of sound as they apply to each stage of the production process, from planning to postproduction.