Storytime with Paul Dore

If you’re an Open Kwong Dore Podcast subscriber, you might be confused, but please don’t be. Here at Open Kwong Dore Media, we’ve had this evolution in the works for a while. Podcasting is still a new medium and we wanted to switch things up a bit. So, every two weeks, I (Paul) will be sharing a short story with you as well as a segment called ‘Paul’s Picks’ where I tell you about something I am reading, listening to or watching.

The Story

The second part of a special edition two part – sort of – story. I say ‘sort of’ because the last episode and this one include the same story, but done differently. Last week you heard a studio produced recording of the long version of the story. This week includes a much shorter live version performed at the Stories We Don’t Tell event.

That time I went skydiving with Thumper. All the fear, all the wonder, all the terrifying and ultimately profound moments.

Paul’s Pick

Haruki Murakami’s books are addictive. Okay, this is a general pick for the author’s total oeuvre. Really, just grab one of his many books and you’ll get hooked as well. I just picked up his latest collection of stories called Men Without Women, which will probably be featured on Paul’s Pick in the future.

An ex-girlfriend of mine turned me on to Murakami years ago with Norwegian Wood and I quickly devoured every one of his books I could get my hands on. If you do want a gateway drug into Murakami’s work, check out 1Q84. Sure, it’s a big book, but you’ll tear through it at a ridiculous speed.

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