June 2, 2023

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The Writer’s Block

Matt Robinson, author of “Lions, Tigers, and… Bulldogs: An unofficial guide to the legends and lore of the Ivy League” (www.LionsTigersBulldogs.com) hosts this program on writing and the experience of getting a book published.

Episode 14 - Linda Klein Means

May 2023

Matt's guest is Linda Klein Means, former reporter for the Chicago Tribune and author of the book, "Passport to the World: Looking Back While Moving On."

Episode 13 - Rachel Silber Devlin

March 2023

Matt welcomes Rachel Silber Devlin, daughter of former Boston University President John Silver and author of the book, “Snapshots of My Father, John Silber.”

Episode 12 - Bob Hyldburg

February 2023

Just in time for the big game, New England Patriots Historian Bob Hyldburg joins Matt to talk about his encyclopedias on the football dynasty. His most recent edition is called, "Relive Patriots History: Six Time World Champions."

Writer's Block Special: An Evening with Matt Robinson

November 2022

"The Writer's Block" host Matt Robinson speaks at the Needham Free Public Library. He talked about writing his book "Lions, Tigers and... Bulldogs?" as well as gave tips on becoming an author.

Episode 11 - Sanjiv Chopra

November 2022

Matt welcomes a very special guest in studio, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra. In addition to being a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chopra has written several books and is a motivational speaker as well.

Episode 10 - Neville Frankel

September 2022

Matt begins the fall season by welcoming Neville Frankel, author and Emmy-Award winning writer of the novel "On the Sickle's Edge," a love story, thriller and coming-of-age story set in Russia, Latvia, South Africa, and the United States. It is also a prequel to his acclaimed novel "Bloodlines."

Episode 9 - Wendy Bornstein

June 2022

As the summer begins, Matt welcomes in Wendy Bornstein, author of "Coffee Connections: Finding Common Ground Through My Daily Brew." The book is all about coffee being a tool for networking.

Episode 8 - Bill Littlefield

April 2022

Matt is back in studio just in time for spring, joined by former "It's Only a Game" host, the legendary Bill Littlefield! in addition to his storied career, Bill talks about a new book he's written set to be published this summer entitled "Mercy."

Episode 7 - Andrew Winig

March 2022

Matt was back on Zoom to talk with Elevator Pitch Coach Andrew Winig, author of: "Elevator Pitch Handbook: The Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Conversations.”

Episode 6 - Tom Keating

November 2021

In his second episode back in our studio, Matt welcomes in Tom Keating. Tom is a Vietnam Veteran and author of "Yesterday's Soldier."

Episode 5 - Tricia Silverman

October 2021

Matt is back in studio!! For just the second time and first time since his first episode, Matt Robinson hosts "The Writer's Block" in our Needham Channel studios and he welcomes Tricia Silverman, Nutrition Speaker, Wellness Educator and Author of "Healthy Dividends: Investments in Nutrition, Movement, and Fitness that Pay Off."

Episode 4 - Jordan Rich

July 2021

In the fourth installment of the series, Matt talks (via Zoom) with Jordan Rich, WBZ Radio Anchor and author of: "ON-AIR: My 50-Year Love Affair with Radio."

Episode 3 - Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

June 2021

In the third installment of the series, Matt welcomes (via Zoom) Dr. Ruth Nemzoff, author and speaker on Family Relationships and Intermarriage.

Episode 2 - Sharon Singer Salinger

April 2021

In the second installment of The Writer's Block, Matt speaks via Zoom to Sharon Singer Salinger, author of "Love Letters: Poetry of the Aleph Bet."

Episode 1 - Dave Zeltserman

November 2020

In this first episode, Matt is joined by novelist Dave Zeltserman.