Uncle Dan’s Stay-at-Home Entertainment
Listen to recordings from Uncle Dan’s Story Hour and The Uncle Dan and Sophie Jam while you stay at home.
Recorded live at The Jazz Kitchen and the Red Key Tavern, these episodes touch on history, life, books, and culture. Join special guests and music by Sophie Faught.
Select books by Dan Wakefield
“A precise and moving recreation of a time and a place when the world seemed small and we knew everyone in it.”
– Joan Didion
“What a wonderful book is Dan Wakefield’s The Story of Your Life. It will help many people to write their own spiritual autobiographies… And I suspect that many readers are going to want to take one of Wakefield’s workshops in writing your spiritual autobiography.”
– Madeline L’Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time
“Wonderful, sad and funny; a scathing portrait of middle America through the eyes of a new fictional character who will inevitably be compared to Portnoy and Holden Caulfield”
– Gay Talese
In Other News
Indianapolis Monthly has been nominated for 14 different awards. My piece, “How an old white guy got woke” was nominated for best in Essays/Criticism/Commentary.
65 years ago as a young journalist for The Nation, I was sent to Mississippi to cover the trial of Emmet Till, a 15-year-old boy who allegedly whistled at a white woman. You can read the full story at The Nation.
This piece includes what may be the best opening line I’ve ever written: “The crowds are gone and this Delta town is back to its silent, solid life that is based on cotton and the proposition that a whole race of men was created to pick it.”
Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.Philo of Alexandria