Lit Matters

Thank You For Being Late with Dr. Jeremy Shermak

May 30, 2021

“Oyez, Oyez, Oyez.” Step right up and listen to Episode 7 of the Lit Matters Podcast, as Chris interviews (live and in-person) Dr. Jeremy Shermak, a Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and Orange Coast College. Chris and Jeremy discuss Thomas Friedman’s Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guild to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations as well as the state of journalism in 2021, climate change, proper news literacy, and even baseball. If you’ve felt overwhelmed by the tsunami of “alternative facts” and information bombarding you daily….this is a must listen episode.

Also, check out some of these fascinating books and writers discussed in this episode:

  • Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat
  • Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain
  • The Legendary Harry Caray: Baseball’s Greatest Salesman by Don Zminda
  • The Dodgers: From Coast to Coast by Vin Scully and Tommy Lasorda
  • George Will’s A Nice Little Place on the North Side: A History of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, and Incurable Hope at Wrigley Field
  • Tom Brokaw’s A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope

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