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She Said What? A Life on the Air by Turi Ryder

From Tortoise Books

She Said What? The Podcast

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Special Coronavirus Confinement Bonus 'Cast

"Turi Ryder's She Said What?" podcasts come to your favorite Podcast App on Tuesdays and Fridays. Since you're stuck at home during the Pandemic, we thought you'd appreciate a bonus podcast. So, for now, there are THREE new ones each week.  

 Available on Stitcher, Spotify, ITunes- wherever you get your podcasts, or by clicking on the link in the yellow button just down and to your left....

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Who's hosting?

Turi Ryder, author of “She Said What? (A Life on the Air)” has hosted her own radio shows in LA, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Portland. She gives advice, which you probably should not take, and tells stories, which you probably should not believe.
Kathryn Lake, a radio veteran of Chicago, Madison, and LA, is a soon-to-be-divorced mom working on remaining calm. We do not want this to be a true crime podcast. 

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What does it sound like?

Here's what you'll hear in the first ten podcasts:

1. Divorce. That hooker is lying. And…Don’t bring your gun.

2. Google knows too much. Rule-breakers. Buy a dumb phone.

3. Landlord: the job that’s worse than you thought. TV freakshows. Marie Kondo’s junk drawer. 

4. No sense of time. Go ahead and eat. What is Orange Theory?  It is not ok to hate kittens. What Kathryn’s getting rid of (besides her husband) in her divorce.

5. We save the planet with a pair of shoes. We destroy the planet with six chickens and a personal Jet Pack.

6. Lies and the moms who tell them. Keep your clothes on. The Midwest is a duplicitous place. 

7.  Spoiling Santa. Spy Elves.

8. Celebrities and other horrible people. Allegedly nude Manilow.  What I don’t want to know.  The girl behind the desk.

9. What your power windows say about you. Consumer Reportsand my dad.  Date my boyfriend. Eat this makeup.

10.  Baby you can drive his car. Mistress of the financial universe. He who hates change.

What they're saying about the Podcast

The Podcast

"Makes me want to share my view...that's golden." --Mary June Rose, WGN PD  1996-2005

She Said What? The Book

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About the Book

Radio. It's almost as easy as marriage and motherhood.

The excitement of a career on the air! Listeners asking for advice on dressing their girlfriends in leather bustiers; managers who believe every professional woman longs for a bouquet on Secretaries' Day; Saturday nights giving away free T-shirts and beer in country music bars; reporting on a day in the life of a dominatrix—all while juggling two kids, rescue dogs, and one cross-country move after another. Live the dream with Turi Ryder, a music jock and talk host on major-market stations from Chicago to Los Angeles, with stops in Minneapolis, Portland, and San Francisco along the way. This darkly comical, bitingly accurate, and lovingly fictionalized memoir will ring true for anyone who has longed for both a creative life and a family to come home to.

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Turi Ryder

Turi Ryder is a music and talk radio host whose voice is known to listeners in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Portland, Oregon. Her not-quite-empty nest features a broadcasting studio and, variously, one spouse, two children, a rescued German Shepherd, and numerous marauding chickens.

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What They're Saying

"Your book is FLIPPING Brilliant! I am laughing constantly."

- Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, author, Extreme Measures 

“A brilliant and hilarious book about the late great world of radio, written by a woman who knows it as well, if not better, than anyone who’s ever worked in it.” 

- Phil Hendrie, Satirist

“This rollicking expose of the radio industry is witty, dishy and delightful.  Anyone interested in how media treats female talent will come away enlightened—and concerned.” - Beryl Satter, author, Family Properties

“Turi Ryder has a most unique voice that broke through the sound proof ceiling in radio where women were and still are few. She is passionate, brilliant, and very very funny."

 -Charles Randolph-Wright, Director, Motown The Musical
"It’s a great read! But I should probably say I hated it.” -Bill Handel, KFI Radio

"If Joan Rivers, David Sedaris, Terry Gross, and Howard Stern conspired to defy the laws of reproductive science, their daughter would be Turi Ryder. Loaded with characters. I found myself laughing out loud."

- Joshua Safran, Author, Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid  

What's In the Book?

                                                                       Excerpts and Reviews  "She Said What? A Life On the Air"

Events (Will be rescheduled Post-Pandemic)

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Private Reading, Portland, OR

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Private Reading, Portland, OR

Let us know if you'd like an invitiation to a private reading of "She Said What?" in the Portland, Oregon area. 

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Worldwide Radio Summit "Make Yourself (un)Comfortable"

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Castaways, Burbank CA

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Worldwide Radio Summit "Make Yourself (un)Comfortable"

Meet women who've kicked the doors down in every area of broadcasting.
Randy Thomas, Erika Farber, Sheri Lynch, and me! Moderated by Valeri...

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Castaways, Burbank CA

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"She Said What?" at Rutgers Newark

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Rutgers University, Newark NJ

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"She Said What?" at Rutgers Newark

Reading and Conversation with Dr. Beryl Satter

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Rutgers University, Newark NJ

5/17/2020

Roar Schack

4 - 5:30 PM

826 LA Echo Park, 1714 W. Sunset Blvd. LA CA 90026

5/17/2020

Roar Schack

Roar Shack, hosted by David Rocklin,  is an evening of writers and artists who come together each month to celebrate the words we make from ...

4 - 5:30 PM

826 LA Echo Park, 1714 W. Sunset Blvd. LA CA 90026

On Air/ On Line

That's Gold with Steve Hytner

That's Gold with Steve Hytner

That's Gold with Steve Hytner

I join Steve Hytner for his Vegs-based Podcast. You will learn what's wrong with breakfast in bed. And I say "f---" in front of a microphone. Twice.

Live With Mantz and Mitchell

That's Gold with Steve Hytner

That's Gold with Steve Hytner

Seattle's Mantz and Mitchell let you hear  how I stole books and survived Kansas.

The John Erickson I-Heart Radio Channel

The John Erickson I-Heart Radio Channel

The John Erickson I-Heart Radio Channel

Radio Legend John Erickson reviews my entire life and the mayhem I created during my short-lived stint in Portland

CJ's Cool Video

The John Erickson I-Heart Radio Channel

The John Erickson I-Heart Radio Channel

When Twin Cities Gossip Diva, CJ, brings a camera, It's Turi's Star Turn in the "Star Tribune".

Ink

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune

C.J.: Former KSTP-AM talker Turi Ryder wishes she had become more kindhearted but naaah

Citizen Planet

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Barbara Blake of Citizen Planet Inteview


RAMP 24/7

Minneapolis Star Tribune

RAMP 24/7

Scroll down to the end of the newsletter to find out how long it took to write She Said What?

JUF News

Minneapolis Star Tribune

RAMP 24/7

Robert Nagler Miller  writes The Federation's Arts and Culture Column

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Part 2 of CJ's Series on "She Said What?"

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Part 3 of CJ's Series on :She Said What?"
PLUS a supercool video of the MN party!

Sound

WCCO RADIO

WCCO RADIO

WCCO RADIO

The Cory Hepola Show

Cory asked about that time I said the one word you're not supposed to say....ever.

WGN RADIO

WCCO RADIO

WCCO RADIO

The Steve Cochran Show hosted Wendy Snyder and me before our big Women of Chicago Radio event

MY TALK FM

WCCO RADIO

MY TALK FM

The Lori and Julia Show

 Divas of Minneapolis entertainment talk made me welcome 

Audio Book

Audio from "She Said What?"

We're working hard on the audio book. For now, here's a chapter: 

Belly Up, or Return of the Dead Guppy

Contact Us

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Contact Tortoise Books: editors@tortoisebooks.com

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