Episode 003: The Underground Railroad

Thanks for joining us for this episode of Time to Read. We are discussing The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

Next month, we’re reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think! Discuss it here, or email us.

In this episode we talked about:

Anne Frank
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
Winning the Arthur C Clark Award for science fiction
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1938
The real Underground Railroad
More inclusive historical plantation tours
Nonsuch Gallery renovation
Twin Peaks
The Good Place

Read Alikes Round Table:

Trevor: Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Erica: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Alan: Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
Kirsten: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Nerd Words for Word Nerds:

Erica: March (March for Our Lives)
Kirsten: Love Commandos
Trevor: Defensive Indifference
Alan: Dumpster Fire

WPL programs and services mentioned: 

Poetry play stations for Poetry Month (March/April Library newsletter p. 13)
Library Happy Hour
Press Reader


Time to Read is a production of the Winnipeg Public Library. Your hosts are Alan Chorney, Kirsten Wurmann, Trevor Lockhart, and Erica Ball. Our webmaster is Arryn Seburn. Our social media guru is Reegan Breu. Audio production and music by Dennis Penner. Some of our comments and questions today came from Dave, Harold, and Stephanie.



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[…] Whitehead. Mr. Whitehead is a favourite of ours here at “Time to Read” and we read his Underground Railroad way back in March […]