Malden Reads Fahrenheit 451
Host & producer Anne D’Urso-Rose
Malden Reads Fahrenheit 451 is a companion podcast for the 2020 NEA Big Read: Malden. Host & producer Anne D’Urso-Rose talks with Malden community members and special guests to discuss the novel Fahrenheit 451 and its relevance in our society today.
“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.”
By Anne D’Urso-Rose / March 2020 / 30:58
Guest: Rev. Otto O’Connor, minister at First Parish of Malden
“It feels like right now, we’re living a dystopian novel,” says Rev. Otto O’Connor, minister at First Parish of Malden, a Unitarian Universalist congregation.
Host Anne D’Urso-Rose and Rev. Otto discuss how Fahrenheit 451 fits the SciFi genre and the deeper meaning behind the ending of Bradbury’s classic work.
By Anne D’Urso-Rose / March 2020 / 32:24
Guest: Malden Mayor Gary Christenson
Mayor Christenson shares that the novel drives home how lucky we are to have the freedom to read and think. As an elected government official, he strives for openness and transparency and enabling the freedom of others.
By Anne D’Urso-Rose / February 2020 / 33:19
Guest: Elena Martinez
Designer-Founder of Artfort Design Studio and energetic supporter of community engagement. Elena feels the book speaks about the importance of mindfulness, which has been lost in the mainstream society of Fahrenheit 451.
By Anne D’Urso-Rose / February 2020 / 33:45
Guest: Malden Deputy Fire Chief Bill Sullivan
Anne D’Urso-Rose talks with Malden Deputy Fire Chief Bill Sullivan, a firefighter who is appalled at the idea of firefighters burning books. Chief Sullivan is a third generation firefighter and a lifelong Malden resident. He is an avid reader and a thoughtful first guest for this podcast.
Episode 5 — TBA
Behind the Mic
Anne D’Urso-Rose is one of the co-facilitators of the Malden Reads: One City, One Book program.
She is the Associate Director of MATV, soon to be UMA – Urban Media Arts — and a trustee of the Malden Public Library.