A companion podcast for the 2020 NEA Big Read in Malden, MA. Host & producer Anne D’Urso-Rose speaks with community members and special guests to discuss the novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury and its relevance in our society today.
"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.
"We have to be really bothered in order to take action," says Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. The mayor and host Anne D'Urso-Rose dive into the implications of government censorship and other themes from Fahrenheit 451.
"Fahrenheit 451 speaks to me about the importance of mindfulness and what we lose when we let technology take over," says Elena Martinez. The local Malden resident speaks with Anne D'Urso-Rose as the two dive into a discussion about Bradbury's classic dystopic novel.
Malden's Deputy Fire Chief Bill Sullivan is an avid reader and the first guest on this podcast, a real life firefighter who is appalled at the idea of firefighters burning books, as they do in Bradbury's classic novel, Fahrenheit 451. Host & producer Anne D'Urso-Rose dives into the novel with her thoughtful first guest.