Jim McKeown

Host, Likely Stories

Life-long voracious reader, Jim McKeown, is an English Instructor at McLennan Community College. His "Likely Stories" book review can be heard every Thursday on KWBU-FM! Reviews include fiction, biographies, poetry and non-fiction. Join us for Likely Stories every Thursday featured during Morning Edition and All Things Considered with encore airings Saturday and Sunday during Weekend Edition.  

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Chekhovian style stories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the days around World War I. 


Absorbing tale of people deciding to freeze themselves until a better world arrives.


Amusing retelling of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.


Fun and pleasant story of a woman who moves her family to Paris, France.


Interesting story of a writer who desires change and immerses herself in the Italian language.


Fascinating peak at the private lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Ann Brontë.


Tale of New York City in the years of the Civil War.

Delightful poetry on nature, meditation, and lifeDelightful poetry on nature, meditation, and life.


Classic tale, in the way of Thoreau, about the beauty and mystery of nature. 


Humorous and suspenseful story of loneliness and friendship.


Interesting description of London in the years’ of Geoffrey Chaucer.


Suspenseful story of a Catholic plot to blow up Parliament and kill King James I.


The thought-provoking story of a road trip with a Buddhist Monk.


Amusing tale of the discovery of one of the largest buried ships from the Anglo-Saxon period.


Suspenseful story of two men, three women, and a murder.


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