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Likely Stories
Thursday at 7:44am and 4:46pm, Saturday at 8:34am and Sunday at 9:34am

Likely Stories returns June 1, 2023.

Although long-time host Jim McKeown has retired, we are happy to announce the return of this local segment featuring a variety of hosts that include Elizabeth Barnhill, Gia Chevis, and Kevin Tankersley. Likely Stories airs Thursdays during Morning Edition and All Things Considered and Saturday and Sunday during Weekend Edition on 103.3 Waco Public Radio - KWBU.

For this next chapter of Likely Stories we are bringing in and looking for a wide range of voracious readers in age, ethnicity and gender. If you think you'd be a good fit, reach out via email - mailto: Brodie_Bashaw@Baylor.edu

Likely Stories - Thursdays at 7:44am and 4:46pm, Saturdays at 8:34am and Sundays at 9:34am on 103.3, Waco Public Radio - KWBU.

Latest Episodes
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine, some people learned to make sourdough, and some learned to paint. Me? I read books. I'm Emma Weidmann, the Arts and Life Editor at the Baylor Lariat, with this week's edition of Likely Stories on KWBU.
  • Harrison Otis says of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the nineteen thirty-six Berlin Olympics, "...this is more than a sports story. It’s a window into American life during the Great Depression. It’s a story about Hitler’s rise to power. It’s a story of the men and women from Washington whose friendships and conflicts are the real heart of the book...".
  • Why hello there, I’m Malcolm Foster, Operations Assistant at KWBU, habitual collector of books and lifelong lover of compelling storytelling. Today I want to talk about a body of work that captured both my head and my heart. A book that I still find myself thinking of years after my first read through.
  • Hi, and welcome to Likely Stories. I’m Paige Connell, and I teach 9th grade English at Midway High School. Today I want to talk about one of my surprise favorite books of 2023, Starter Villain by John Scalzi.
  • It took me a lot longer to read The Last Days of Letterman: The Final 6 Weeks, than it should have. It’s not a very long book, just over 300 pages, with more than 100 photographs. But I found myself turning again and again to YouTube to watch a clip of something that was mentioned in the text.
  • Of all the books I have read recently, the one I have recommended to the most people is “The Displacements” by Bruce Holsinger.
  • My name is Heather White. When I am not managing my household and caring for my young children, I teach art and art history classes here in Waco. Today I am recommending the book “Devotions” by Mary Oliver
  • Hi, and welcome to Likely Stories. My name is Harrison Otis, and I'm a graduate student in the English department at Baylor University. Today I'm reviewing Klara and the sun, the 2021 novel by the British author Kazuo Ishiguro.
  • As a kid, you could find me either writing my own stories or with my nose buried in one. I grew out of fairytales and fantasy magic, but a good book? Well, I never grew out of that. I'm Emma Weidmann, the Arts and Life Editor at the Baylor Lariat, with this week’s edition of Likely Stories on KWBU.
  • Hi, and welcome to Likely Stories. I’m Paige Connell, and I teach 9th grade English at Midway High School. Today I want to discuss The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard, a book my friend at Fabled, Elizabeth Barnhill, first pointed me toward.