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Literati with Colin O’Brien and Michael Wolf

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Literati is a comedy podcast about the greatest American novels never written. For all those times you feel like reading but can’t because you don’t know how or it’s too boring. Every episode features a reading by a literary giant or at least a prett...Show More
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54:17 | Sep 16th

Colin & Michael have some serious beef with books. Later, "writer who has done it all" Megan Stalter reads Chapter One of her book, I'm Too Selfish For My Kids. ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get...Show More

1:00:57 | Sep 9th

Colin & Michael skeet shoot...but use books instead of clay targets! Later, they invite best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert (Jesse Roth) onto the program to read Chapter One of her sequel to Big Magic, Small Dick: Dealing with Life’s Shortcomings a...Show More
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55:26 | Sep 2nd

Colin & Michael only read the celebrated classics. But today, they've decided to take a break from being snobs and see if there is anything on the best-seller list that piques their interest. Later, Dr. Natasha Vaynblat comes onto the show to give so...Show More

57:40 | Aug 27th

Colin & Michael give readers some pointers on how to read more! Later, Clarice Dylan & Sandy Mahew (Clara Morris and Sarah Burton) read some erotic bible fan fiction. Want more book related podcast content? Check out Clarice & Sandy's podcast MEAN BO...Show More

54:49 | Aug 19th

Michael is suspicious of Colin's decision to move to Paris and be an ex-pat. Later, they invite fantasy author, Gene Tinkler (James Folta), onto the show to read a series of puzzling excerpts from his latest book.---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple ...Show More

54:32 | Aug 12th

Literary geniuses Colin & Michael learn that writing comic books is frickin easy! So they give listeners some brand new, amazing ideas for new comic books. Later, they invite Brett Davis onto the program to read his graduation speech. ---PLEASE SUBSC...Show More

52:20 | Aug 5th

For the first time on the podcast, Colin & Michael read a shocking user-submitted story! Later, self-help guru Calista Levine (Cameron McCall) joins them in-studio to read from her new book, Happy Closets, Happy Home. ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on A...Show More

11:55 | Jul 31st

“Bachelor Happy Hour with Rachel & Ali” takes fans behind the scenes with all things Bachelor Nation-related in the first ever, official Bachelor podcast. You’ll hear from current cast members and get the details on what really happened when the came...Show More

1:05:32 | Jul 30th

Colin & Michael share some of their life goals that are sure to make you hungry for making your dreams come true. Later, they invite author Diana Lincoln Gorbin Green O’Connell (Emily Faye) onto the program to read from her new book, The Horse’s Wife...Show More

57:20 | Jul 23rd

Colin & Michael teach new writers the 7 fundamentals of writing (which include famous Rule #1 - use the biggest words possible in you're writing, especially if you want people to know you're smart). Later, they invite celebrated poet, Anthony Table (...Show More

1:00:48 | Jul 16th

Colin & Michael teach listeners how to appear way smarter than they actually are. Later, former high school class president Mike Kelton reads a fresh piece of creative fiction titled, "Shiba the Beer." ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podcasts, G...Show More

1:04:38 | Jul 9th

Colin & Michael get banned from all Escape Rooms after taking a bunch of limitless pills. Later, they invite author Melissa Cartwright onto the program to read from her fairy tale, "The Little Ma-Ma-Mermaid." ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podc...Show More

1:01:56 | Jul 2nd

Colin & Michael discover the stunningly bad work of Pappy Pariah, who happens to be Sean Penn. Later, obituary writer Togg Boogle joins the program to read a stunning obituary.  ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or...Show More

51:16 | Jun 24th

On this very special solo episode, Colin & Michael give listeners insanely good advice on how to make it in the cutthroat world of literary podcasting.  ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your po...Show More

08:29 | Jun 21st

In the second installment of FOOTNOTES, Colin & Michael enrich the lives of their listeners by providing some essential life advice. ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.LITERATI is a...Show More

53:33 | Jun 17th

Colin & Michael provide listeners with some much needed life advice. Later, they invite English professor, Frances Schrave-Masterson (Hallie Haas), onto the program to read a story from her new erotica, “Put Down the Milton; Pick Up The Men: Tasteful...Show More

53:45 | Jun 10th

Colin & Michael create jingles for some of your favorite books! Later, they invite a college student named Petunia onto the program to read from her book report on Beloved, by Toni Morrison. ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podcasts, Google Play,...Show More

1:07:47 | Jun 3rd

Colin and Michael discuss the dark side of their relationship. Later, Dr. Stephenson (Ikechukwu Ufomadu) joins the program to read from his book, Words and Numbers: An Explanation of Numbers and Words.---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podcasts, Go...Show More

1:07:53 | May 29th

Colin & Michael hit the best-seller charts to see what is trending in the world of books! Later, they invite celebrated poet J.D. Schneider onto the program to read 4 new poems. ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or...Show More

1:06:39 | May 20th

Colin and Michael talk #GameOfThrones, #AvengersEndGame, #RoyalBaby, and #DetectivePikachu. Later, they invite literary recluse, Nancy Cardigan, onto the show to read an excerpt from her book, The Long Road.---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podcas...Show More

57:15 | May 13th

Colin & Michael talk about their money problems and the new jobs they've had to take on to support their writing career. Later, they invite Hewlett J. Packard (Joe Castle Baker) onto the program to read from his retelling of The Lion The Witch and Th...Show More

1:02:52 | May 6th

Colin & Michael introduce listeners to their brand new segment, "genre-bending", where they take two old, out-of-date, no longer exciting styles of writing and combine them to make something new and exhilarating! Today, they combine poetry and horror...Show More

1:06:11 | Apr 29th

Colin & Michael answer one of the most important questions in the writing world: what does my writing utensil say about me? Later, they invite LMNO Jameston (Griffin Newman) to read selections from his neurotic erotic memoirs. ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RAT...Show More

1:14:34 | Apr 22nd

Colin & Michael provide their brave listeners with a list of excuses to get out of book club. Later, disgraced Cosmo quiz writer, Legs O'Russell (Branson Reese), brings Colin & Michael through one of his finest quizzes. ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on...Show More

1:12:42 | Apr 15th

Colin & Michael, the unselfish hosts of this podcast, teach listeners how to practice writing a novel! Later, they invite author Jo Jo Plunker (Chrissy Shackelford) onto the show to read from her book, Wake Me Up Before You Jo Jo.---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/...Show More

1:10:36 | Apr 8th

Everybody knows that a writer should spend just as much time on the "about the author" page as they do on the novel itself. So Colin & Michael teach listeners why the "about the author" page is so important and in process, expose a few unknown facts ...Show More

1:07:33 | Apr 1st

On this week's perfect episode of Literati, Colin & Michael praise some "lesser known classics" from some of their favorite writers. Later, Nancy Garlic (Eva Victor) reads excerpts from "the book that man is reading on the subway." ---PLEASE SUBSCRIB...Show More

52:59 | Mar 25th

Colin & Michael talk about all the amazing book genres that exist and why, if you’re a writer, you should aspire to writing exclusively “classics.” Later, they invite children’s book author and scholar of white culture, Amy Tang (Alex Song), onto the...Show More

50:19 | Mar 18th

Colin & Michael teach the most important writing lesson there is...when to quit. Later, they invite L.C. Jackson onto the program, to read an excerpt from her latest book, The Jilted Lover. ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, ...Show More

32:08 | Mar 11th

You don't need to make money to be an artist. On this episode of Literati, Colin & Michael celebrate l'art pour l'art (art for art's sake). Right after, they CHECK THE CHARTS, to see which authors are climbing & diving on the top sellers charts. Late...Show More

10:16 | Mar 9th

Colin & Michael snuck into the Forever Dog studios to record the first of a very special bonus episode series called, "Footnotes". And on today's first ever Footnotes, they discuss even MORE reasons to burn books!---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple ...Show More

1:07:16 | Mar 4th

Colin & Michael answer the question most frequently asked by aspiring writers: when is it okay to burn a book? Later, they invite author and punk rock legend, Splinters McPherson, onto the program to read an excerpt from his latest book about his lif...Show More

40:44 | Feb 25th

Colin & Michael have some bad news. Today, they have to talk about poetry. They know it sucks, but they’re required to talk about it by the Department of Literary Podcasting. Later, they invite Aunt Beth onto the program to read from her newly publis...Show More

57:35 | Feb 18th

Colin & Michael understand the importance of grabbing the reader's attention fast. So on this week's installment of Literati, your hosts teach listeners how to write the perfect opening sentence by demonstrating how NOT to write the perfect opening s...Show More

57:42 | Feb 11th

Colin's brain is eating itself, Michael is chronically sleep deprived from hosting over 40 other podcasts, but your Literati hosts still have the mental capacity to deliver an important lecture on the benefits of plagiarism. Later, they invite author...Show More

52:02 | Feb 4th

In their first episode back after a two-year hiatus, Colin & Michael re-introduce themselves to their devoted Literati listeners and explain why this podcast is important now more than ever. Later, they invite young novelist, self-proclaimed genius, ...Show More

06:05 | Feb 1st

A new chapter of Literati begins on Monday, February 4th. Enjoy this sneak peak of the Season Two premiere, featuring special guest author, Clint Dimples (Josh Sharp). ---PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever ...Show More

49:31 | Jan 30th

Did you hear? After a brief 2-year hiatus, your favorite niche literary comedy podcast LITERATI is returning to the podcast world on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH with brand new episodes!!In anticipation of this monumental comeback, your hosts Colin & Michael...Show More

43:01 | Jan 24th

Did you hear? After a brief 2-year hiatus, your favorite niche literary comedy podcast LITERATI is returning to the podcast world on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH with brand new episodes!!In anticipation of this monumental comeback, your hosts Colin & Michael...Show More

54:40 | Jan 21st

Did you hear? After a brief 2-year hiatus, your favorite niche literary comedy podcast LITERATI is returning to the podcast world on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH with brand new episodes!!In anticipation of this monumental comeback, your hosts Colin & Michael...Show More

38:19 | Mar 17th, 2017

On a steamy and thought provoking episode of Literati, your near perfect hosts, Colin & Michael, admit some mistakes they’ve made on previous shows. Then, they reveal their brand new erotic business endeavor, “Dr. Flesh” — a website that tells you ex...Show More

37:17 | Mar 3rd, 2017

On an all new episode of Literati, your interesting hosts Colin & Michael discuss the number one rule of writing. Hint: It involves John Grisham’s “The Pelican Brief.” Then, they give listeners a few tips on how to avoid making novice writing mistake...Show More

53:11 | Feb 16th, 2017

Colin & Michael are sick and tired of podcast “guests” getting all the attention, when they are just as funny and smart and handsome. So to prove to their listeners how funny and smart and handsome they are, Colin & Michael have recorded an “about th...Show More

35:34 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Colin & Michael provide listeners with a list of major ideas and concepts they'll need to write a successful book. Then, they explain how to make your characters more exciting by giving them a defining characteristic. Later, they invite Lamont (Dan C...Show More

37:25 | Jan 20th, 2017

It is an undisputed fact that books are boring, especially the long ones. So to help writers pen engaging, suspenseful prose, your hosts Colin & Michael deliver a short lecture on how to surprise your readers. Then, they have a good laugh reading the...Show More

29:03 | Jan 5th, 2017

In an effort to appear more approachable, Colin & Michael agree to answer questions submitted by their fans, despite really really not wanting to. Then, they share with listeners some of their favorite quotes and sayings about writing to get them ins...Show More

36:37 | Dec 22nd, 2016

On this week’s perfect episode of Literati, Colin & Michael play a fun game called “Dictionary Guessing,” where they flip to a random word in the dictionary and see how it applies to them. Then, in their most controversial segment to date, they willi...Show More

43:42 | Dec 9th, 2016

This week, Colin & Michael answer fan mail and help listeners develop their own “writer’s schedule." Then, they cover the definitive list of bad short sentences all writers should avoid using in their novel. Later, they invite Dylan Marron onto the s...Show More

30:47 | Nov 24th, 2016

It’s Thanksgiving! And Colin & Michael are coming to you with a very special episode LIVE from the New York Public Library! And by “New York Public Library,” they mean a Lower East Side bar called “The Library.” Pour yourself a drink and listen in as...Show More

49:36 | Oct 27th, 2016

Haters? Byeeeeee! Welcome to Literati, a comedy podcast hosted by the tallest writers in the world. In this installment, Colin opens up a letter from his “publisher” and then teaches listeners how to make hard cash from book ads with Michael. Later, ...Show More

37:18 | Oct 13th, 2016

Science has proven that books can be really boring, especially the long ones. Luckily, your legally genius hosts, Colin & Michael, have come up with a way to make reading those long classics fun-ish. Afterward, they share with listeners some of their...Show More

36:46 | Sep 29th, 2016

In this week’s episode, your really good hosts Colin & Michael list the essential items all writers need to be successful (drugs, monkeys, etc.) and share their process for discovering book ideas. Later, they leave the studio for the first time to em...Show More

32:44 | Sep 15th, 2016

In this episode of Literati, your hosts and the intellectual elite of iTunes, Colin O'Brien and Michael Wolf, warn of a dystopian future in a reading of their short play, "Future Tense." Later, they invite Cranberry Flamlin onto the podcast to read f...Show More

46:35 | Aug 4th, 2016

In the sixth installment of Literati, hosts Colin O’Brien and Michael Wolf teach listeners everything they need to know about product placement. Later, they invite Inmate 0562971805 onto the podcast to read from her "tell-all confessional."

41:14 | May 26th, 2016

In the fifth installment of Literati, Colin O’Brien and Michael Wolf discuss how to build a book with letters as well as write a memoir without making enemies. Later, they invite Yennis & Pista St. Oberon onto the podcast to read from their tell-all ...Show More

48:17 | Apr 29th, 2016

In the fourth installment of Literati, Colin O’Brien teaches his co-host Michael Wolf how to read. Later, they invite Micole Bergen onto the podcast to read from her book, “Autumn’s Monday.”

34:31 | Apr 15th, 2016

In the third installment of Literati, hosts Colin O’Brien and Michael Wolf engage in an intellectual debate about poor people. Later, they invite Kip Chesterworthy onto the podcast to read from his forthcoming novel, “Cathreene.”

44:55 | Mar 31st, 2016

In the second installment of LIterati, hosts Colin O’Brien and Michael Wolf discuss how to improve the quality of your sentences. Later, they invite Belinda Buecky onto the podcast to read selections from her book, “I’m NOT the saddest woman in the n...Show More

46:41 | Mar 9th, 2016

In the first installment of Literati, hosts Colin O’Brien and Michael Wolf discuss the importance of words, books, and books filled with words. Later, they invite distant, distant relative of Ernest Hemingway, Dunkin Hemingway, onto the program to re...Show More