July 16, 2024

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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.


Jen Totsi-Kharas

May 2024

Matt welcomes in his neighbor! But also Babson professor, Jen Totsi-Kharas. She is also the author of "Is Your Work Worth It?"

Andy Dolan

April 2024

To celebrate the 150th birthday of poet Robert Frost, Matt spoke with playwright Andy Dolan. His play about Frost stars Gordon Clapp and will be running this April in Boston.

Daniel Dain

March 2024

Matt welcomes a fellow native Bostonian, Daniel Dain in studio this month. Daniel is the author of a new book all about Beantown, called "A History of Boston."

Rachel Silber Devlin (Extra)

February 2024

Matt Robinson hosts the second of his four extended sessions of "The Writer's Block" at the Needham Free Public Library. In this episode, he welcomes Rachel Silber Devlin, author of "Snapshots of My Father, John Silber."

Carmen Fields

February 2024

Matt welcomes author and legendary journalist Carmen Fields to talk about her book about her father, the famous Jazz musician Ernie Fields.

Bruce Cohen (Extra)

January 2024

Matt Robinson hosts the first of four extended sessions of "The Writer's Block" at the Needham Free Public Library. Up first is Bruce Cohen, author of: "Excusercise: Inexcusable Excuses for Not Exercising."

Shawn Talbott

December 2023

Matt welcomes in Shawn Talbott, PhD, Chief Science Officer at Amare Global. Shawn is the author of hundreds of articles and more than a dozen books on nutrition and fitness. He is fascinated by the links between diet, biochemistry and psychology: the idea that what we eat changes the biochemistry of our bodies, and influences how we think, feel and behave.

Gina Vild

October 2023

Matt welcomes Gina Vild, co-author of "The Two Most Important Days: How to Find Your Purpose - and Live a Happier, Healthier Life" into the studio. Gina is also an expert in resilience and happiness and is a former Dean at Harvard Medical School.

Bruce Cohen

September 2023

Matt Robinson talks with Bruce Cohen, PhD, Wellness and Fitness Coach, and author of "Excusercise: Inexcusable Excuses for Not Exercising."

Zvi A. Sesling

July 2023

Matt Robinson is back, speaking with one of his former professors, Zvi A. Sesling. Zvi is the author of the flash fiction book "Secret Behind the Gate," as well as a poet who has written about many topics, including baseball.

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."

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.”

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.

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.

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."

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.

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

Dave Zeltserman

November 2020

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