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Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit plans. Prior to founding Emily consulting, he served in business development at Lord Cultural Resources Consulting Firm. Before returning to school to get a Master's Degree, Kory spent five years in the private lending division of BMO Bank of Montreal. He earned a Bachelor of Art from ...
 
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"In the first twenty years of the twenty-first century, New York City has been convulsed by terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane, recession, social injustice, and pandemic. ‘New Yorkers’ weaves the voices of some of the city's best talkers into an indelible portrait of New York in our time - and a powerful hymn to the vitality and resilience of it…
 
"Appointed by Philip Roth and granted independence and complete access, Blake Bailey spent years poring over Roth’s personal archive, interviewing his friends, lovers, and colleagues, and engaging Roth himself in breathtakingly candid conversations. The result is an indelible portrait of an American master and of the postwar literary scene. NY Time…
 
"August 1939: London prepares for war as Hitler’s forces sweep across Europe. Grace Bennett has always dreamed of moving to the city, but the bunkers and blackout curtains that she finds on her arrival were not what she expected. And she certainly never imagined she’d wind up working at Primrose Hill, a dusty old bookshop nestled in the heart of Lo…
 
"An exploration narrative of Queen Elizabeth’s favorite pirate, Sir Francis Drake, whose mastery of the seas changed the course of history—as a pirate raiding Spanish galleons, as the first explorer to successfully circumnavigate the globe, and as a naval hero who defeated the Spanish Armada and reshaped the global order. Publisher: Custom House Bo…
 
"A recent decision by the estate of Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel to pull six of his books because of crude portrayals created quite a debate. Some say the action represents the worst of cancel culture, while others praise the decision because they believe the depictions promote racial insensitivity.    00:00 - Show Opening01:07 - Show Me Ho…
 
"A beautiful blue-blooded debutante, a tart-tongued London shop-girl, and a shy crossword-solving spinster join the war against Nazi Germany as codebreakers of Bletchley Park, only to find that the real puzzle lies inside the Park itself as a traitor sets them against each other in a betrayal reaching past the end of the war. Publisher: William Mor…
 
"Talia is being held at a correctional facility for adolescent girls in the forested mountains of Colombia after committing an impulsive act of violence that may or may not have been warranted. She urgently needs to get out and get back home to Bogotá, where her father and a plane ticket to the United States are waiting for her. If she misses her f…
 
"Starting out in seedy small-town dives, she quickly earns her place in high-end clubs throughout North America, becoming an elite world-traveling entertainer. Carmen lives the high life and makes big money. She parties with the Hells Angels and falls in love with a sexy US drug enforcement agent—effortlessly walking the line of two extreme worlds.…
 
"Moscow, 1985. The Soviet Union and its communist regime are in the last stages of decline, but remain opaque to the rest of the world—and still very dangerous. In this ever-shifting landscape, a senior KGB officer—code name GAMBIT—has approached the CIA Moscow Station chief with top secret military weapons intelligence and asked to be exfiltrated.…
 
"In 1849, when Abraham Lincoln returned to Springfield, Illinois, after two seemingly uninspiring years in the US House of Representatives, his political career appeared all but finished. His sense of failure was so great that friends worried about his sanity. Yet within a decade, Lincoln would reenter politics, become a leader of the Republican Pa…
 
"Cutting between clear-eyed realism and tongue-in-cheek magical realism, Chen’s stories coalesce into a portrait of a people striving for openings where mobility is limited. Twins take radically different paths: one becomes a professional gamer, the other a political activist. A woman moves to the city to work at a government call center and is fol…
 
"Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are enjoying a sunny vacation down under when they get disturbing news: their friend and colleague, Clifford Delmonty, is in serious trouble. While working as a contractor at an Australian F 35 facility, the former Taskforce member—callsign Dunkin—saw something he shouldn’t have, and now he’s on the run from Chinese …
 
"‘A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself’ traces the complex consequences of one of the most personal yet public, intimate yet political decisions a family can make: to have a child, and conversely, to choose not to have a child. A first pregnancy is interrupted by test results at once catastrophic and uncertain. A second pregnancy ends in a fraught…
 
"For fans of ‘Sorry to Bother You’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ — a crackling, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone Black salesman at a mysterious, cult-like, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the …
 
"We’re going to start the New Year continuing from where we left off last week — by listening to clips from my top five favorite interviews of 2020. Book Cover images provided by the author’s representative.00:00 - Show Opening01:07 - Episode Intro02:50 - Clip from Eric Weiner, “The Socrates Express” (October 8)08:01 - Hey Rose - Son Little10:56 - …
 
"You’ll just have to tune in to hear the number 10 thru number 6 interviews from 2020, along with some of the best music featured on the show that was released this past year. Book Cover provided by the author’s representative.00:00 - Show Opening01:08 - Episode Intro03:17 - Clip from Eilene Zimmerman, “Smacked" (March 5)07:09 - Surrender - Will Bu…
 
"Well. That just happened. Let’s not talk about it. So long 2020. May you never be thought of again. Here’s to a New Year, hopefully relaxed social-distancing laws, open bars, and yes — live music. 00:00 - Show Opening00:53 - Episode Intro - Will Butler01:50 - Mandy From Mohawk (Wherever You May Be) - Fruit Bats05:38 - Gold Past Life - Fruit Bats09…
 
"For the first time ever, Book Talk features music only. Join me on Christmas Eve as I provide a background of songs for you, with one of two themes only: Winter And snow. Music to read by, reflect to, or simply to exist with. Happy holidays. 00:00 - Show Opening01:07 - Episode Intro03:04 - The Very First Snow - Sean Rowe07:13 - Winter Wheat - John…
 
"I was thinking more of 2020, but I landed on just some great music. What can I say? I likes what I likes. 00:00 - Show Opening00:56 - Episode Intro02:05 - Brokedown - The California Honeydrops08:06 - 75 and Sunny - Ryan Montbleau15:24 - Mic Break16:09 - Mexico - moe.22:56 - Drifter - Twiddle29:22 - Mic Break30:06 - Three Weeks - Perpetual Groove39…
 
"On the tiny, beautiful, and remote island of Mure, halfway between Scotland and Norway, a new hotel opening is a big event. New mother Flora MacKenzie and her brother Fintan are working themselves half to death to get it ready in time for Christmas. Publisher: Harper Collins Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representa…
 
"Last week was Muzak; this week it’s Contemporary. I know. What’s happening to me? I’ve become a 63 year-old, retired female bookkeeper living in the Suburbs of Portland, ME. Maybe it’s all the Christmas music going on. I need to keep the airwaves mellow and reflect on what a f*cked up year 2020 has been. 00:00 - Show Opening00:52 - Episode Intro02…
 
"In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceived his own crazy, beautiful plan: he would fly a Gipsy Moth airplane from England to Everest, crash land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to reach its summit – all utterly alone. P…
 
"I find December to be the time when Muzak is most welcome. For each and every one of us, there is so many Rudolphs, Jingle Bells, and Frostys we can take. This week’s Jam Session is a reprieve for this shopping and driving. Give the Holiday Pop a break and listen to some International Orange, Ifdakar, New Deal and Jaden Carlson for your background…
 
"Michael Riedel presents the drama behind every mega-hit or shocking flop, bringing readers into high-stakes premieres, fraught rehearsals, tough contract negotiations, intense Tony Award battles, and more. From the bitter feuds to the surprising collaborations, all the intrigue of a revolutionary era in the Theater District is packed into ‘Singula…
 
"Some times a pair is good enough to rake in the kitty. As the Artists’ preferred, today on Jam Session I don’t break up the way the music was intended to sound. A pair of songs from each album, in a punch-counterpunch production. 00:00 - Show Opening00:52 - Episode Intro03:43 - Looks Just Like the Sun - Broken Social Scene07:57 - Pacific Theme - B…
 
"The refreshingly original debut memoir of a guarded, over-achieving, self-lacerating young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to get psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers—her psychotherapy group—and in turn finds human connection, and herself. Publisher: Avid Reader Press Book Cover and Author headshot images provide…
 
"‘The Killer’s Shadow’ is the most recent book by iconic FBI criminal profiler and international bestselling authors of ‘Mindhunter’—John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Engrossing, terrifying, and utterly essential given our nation’s rise in extremism and hate-filled rhetoric, ‘The Killer’s Shadow’ is an in-depth examination of Douglas’s chilling pursu…
 
"A week in the woods around friends and a fire is remedy for the soul. It helps reign me back in. This week I ride with no saddle; ass on hide if you will. 00:00 - Show Opening00:50 - Episode Intro01:53 - Hard Livin - Railroad Earth06:47 - Devil’s Juice - Chain Station09:58 - California Hymn - Chris Robinson Brotherhood14:33 - I’m Confused - Saint …
 
"‘The Redshirt’ introduces Miles Furling, a young man who is convinced he was placed on earth to play football. Deep in the closet, he sees the sport as a means of gaining a permanent foothold in a culture that would otherwise reject him. Still, Miles's body lags behind his ambitions, and recruiters tell him he is not big enough to compete at the t…
 
"I spent all week hiding from the media and election madness by mining years of the BTR today repertoire. It turned out some good, if not different, music for today’s episode. 00:00 - Show Opening00:53 - Episode Intro02:39 - Learning to Relax - Dan Deacon09:16 - When Will Then Be Now? - The Flusters14:34 - Forever Old - Twinsmith19:56 - Mic Break21…
 
"Everything changes one afternoon in April for Ashley Bennett, when four LAPD officers are acquitted after beating a black man named Rodney King half to death. Suddenly, Ashley’s not just “one of the girls” — she’s “one of the black kids.” With her world splintering around her, Ashley, along with the rest of LA, is left to question who is the ‘us’?…
 
"Airing the day before the 2020 Election, I try to give us all one last night of peace with an eclectic mix of trad-Jam Bands, electric-jams, and afro-jam music. 00:00 - Show Opening00:53 - Episode Intro04:35 - Mario, the Offender - Moses Guest11:08 - Out of Order - Umphrey’s McGee18:15 - Mama Song, Mannis Boy - Keaton Simons29:20 - Mic Break30:48 …
 
"The List: ‘The New Wilderness’ by Diane Cook; ‘This Mournable Body’ by Tsitsi Dangarembga; ‘Burnt Sugar’ by Avni Doshi; ‘The Shadow King’ by Maaza Mengiste; ‘Shuggie Bain’ by Douglas Stuart; ‘Real Life’ by Brandon Taylor. "The New Wilderness" by Diane Cook and “This Mournable Body” by Tsitsi Dangarembga “Burnt Sugar” by Avni Doshi and “The Shadow …
 
"Early dusk and I immediately get nostalgic for very specific tracks, bands, and the comfort feels of autumn. Slip away into darkness at 18:00 with me, and some great October music. 00:00 - Show Opening00:53 - Episode Intro04:45 - Love and Mathematics - Broken Social Scene09:35 - Darkness of the Dream - The Tallest Man on Earth14:26 - My Wing - His…
 
"The Doors, James Brown, the Grateful Dead, the Sir Douglas Quintet, David Bowie—the list goes on. Oberman recounts stories from his career working for the major Warner-Elektra Atlantic recording company and producing concerts for Cellar Door Productions and managing recording artists. Each short interview is an invitation for readers to relive (or…
 
"Do you ever notice yourself picking up fragments of ideas from the most disconnected and unexpected places? Like listening to an artist talk about how she likes songs that repeat, reading about a Disco star, or going down a YouTube wormhole. Episode 69 paints the most unlikely of pictures from Joe Marcinek, Giant Panda, The Motet and Twin Peaks. 0…
 
"One night in 2014, two readers named Logan Smalley and Stephanie Kent discussed their favorite literary opening lines. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” one suggested. “All of this happened, more or less,” the other pointed out. And then, one phrase came immediately to mind: “Call Me Ishmael.” Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Si…
 
"Honoring, who is arguably the greatest electric guitarist of all time, Eddie Van Halen, we play some long, screaming electric guitar licks by Ghost Town Blues Band, Umphrey’s McGee and Widespread Panic. Before I get there through, I introduce you to one of the best album releases of 2020—“Generations” by Will Butler. 00:00 - Show Opening00:50 - Ep…
 
"The ‘New York Times’ bestselling author of 'The Geography of Bliss’ embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times. Book Cover and Author headshot images pr…
 
"Was I the only one who felt he needed to take a shower after watching the 95 minute debate last Tuesday? Ten minutes in, and I was already wishing to be somewhere else. Well, use this week’s Jam Session episode as your “somewhere else.” Slip into stream-of consciousness guitar by Mac DeMarco and It Hugs Back. Or be mesmerized by the finger-picking…
 
"Told through alternating perspectives, ‘The Wrong Kind of Woman’ is an engrossing story about finding the strength to forge new paths, beautifully woven against the rapid changes of the early 1970s. Publisher: MIRA Books Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative.00:00 - Show Opening01:07 - Neither Of Us - Evange…
 
"There was a very tiny casket sitting on the top of the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington DC last week. But there was a Giant inside. 00:00 - Show Opening01:03 - Episode Intro02:50 - A Hole In The Sky - Mike Montrey Band05:49 - Caravan - Cousin Fungus11:45 - On My Mind - Circles Around the Sun19:33 - Mic Break21:40 - Rainy Day - Moon Hooch24…
 
"Experience the exciting breadth of #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins’s wild imagination and adventurous spirit in this anthology of his short masterworks, including a new full-length novella featuring Captain Tucker Wayne and his military war dog, Kane, as well as nine previously published short stories, gathered together for the …
 
"The Fall season always brings us so much new music, and it seems to me that the pandemic of 2020 created inspiration around the world. Today on Jam Session, we are featuring new sounds from MMB, Carothers Brothers, Howlin’ Rain and Ifdakar. 00:00 - Show Opening00:53 - Episode Intro01:40 - Spirit of Youth - Mike Montrey Band05:53 - Full of Sin - Da…
 
"A collection of non-fiction accounts by international writers and experts on small town true crime shows readers that the real monsters aren’t hiding in the woods, they’re inside our towns. Publisher: Mango Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative.00:00 - Show Opening01:08 - Let’s Move to the Country - Bill Cal…
 
"Feeling the heat from the West and the continued rise of BLM, it’s time we all hit “Reset” and think of the type of people we want to be post-Labor Day 2020. That means pouring more Soul into this World. Lord knows, it could use it. 00:00 - Show Opening00:52 - Episode Intro02:41 - Double Clutch - New Monsoon14:54 - Texas - String Cheese Incident23…
 
"Told through the intimate lens of a mother and daughter who have struggled all their lives to understand each other, ‘The Last Story of Mina Lee’ is a powerful and exquisitely exquisitely woven debut novel that explores identity, family, secrets, and what it truly means to belong. Publisher: Harper Collins Book Cover and Author headshot images pro…
 
"Vienna, 1800. Countess Julie Guicciardi is about to take piano lessons with Ludwig van Beethoven, the most talented piano virtuoso in the musical capital of Europe. The spirited 18-year old is captivated by his volatile genius, while he is drawn to her curiosity and disarming candor. Between them, a unique romance blossoms. But Beethoven has a sec…
 
"After a week stretching the boundaries of what a new age, hippie jam may sound like to a 21st Century commune in Pahoa, Hawaii, I reign it back in with nothing but a good ole’ Americana Jam Band setlist. 00:00 - Show Opening00:57 - Episode Intro02:29 - Sodium Vapor - Lotus07:52 - Hey There Lucinda - Ghost Town Blues Band12:09 - The Way That I Want…
 
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