The Reading Revolution

by Joshua Gregory

The Reading Revolution is a bi-weekly podcast exploring the world of literacy and its influencers and advocates of childhood reading brought to you by bookvending.com. If you would like to be a guest on the Reading Revolution, have an idea for an episode, or would like to ask a question, drop us a line at

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Greater Longview United Way & Inchy Book Vending Machines | Supporting Reading & Literacy in Texas

    Greater Longview United Way & Inchy Book Vending Machines | Supporting Reading & Literacy in Texas

    In this episode, I sit down with Greater Longview, Texas United Way Executive Director Dr. Reverend Evan Dolive and learn more about the group's mission to bring equal access to books in their community. Dr. Dolive talks about their success with the Inchy Bookworm program and its expansion outside of schools to provide kids with books. It's a great "How Funding Gets Things Done" Inchy story!

  • Education is Freedom with James W. Keyes | Literacy, Education and Business Leadership

    Education is Freedom with James W. Keyes | Literacy, Education and Business Leadership

    In this episode, I am joined by global business leader and philanthropist James Keyes as he talks about leadership, literacy and his new book Education is Freedom. Keyes is the former CEO of Blockbuster, Inc. and 7-11 and he shares about the importance of education, its impact on society, and how his Education is Freedom foundation is working hard to help high school students prepare for and succeed in college. For more, visit jameswkeyes.com and educationisfreedom.org

  • Revolutionizing Reading in Southern California - Student and Change Agent Carter Beardsley

    Revolutionizing Reading in Southern California - Student and Change Agent Carter Beardsley

    In this episode we head to Southern California to catch up with high school student and change agent, Carter Beardsley. Carter was the catalyst for bringing an Inchy Bookworm book vending machine to students at Delano Elementary and La Vina Middle schools! His grassroots efforts to enhance literacy at his former schools is nothing short of amazing and a study in how visions become reality through hard work and determination!

  • Author, Entrepreneur and Broadcaster Debbie Nigro - How to Talk to Strangers and More

    Author, Entrepreneur and Broadcaster Debbie Nigro - How to Talk to Strangers and More

    Joining me on this episode is award-winning podcaster and talk show host, entrepreneur, and author Debbie Nigro. Debbie hosts The Debbie Nigro radio show/podcast and is the author of "The Working Mom on the Run" and recently "How to Talk to Strangers." She delves into the world of writing, publishing and publicity. Hear her show here: https://shorturl.at/hxQZ2

  • Building a Community Through Books at Noir Book Shop in St. Louis

    Building a Community Through Books at Noir Book Shop in St. Louis

    In this episode, I am joined by Ymani Wince, owner and proprietor of the Noir Book Shop in St. Louis, MO. The Noir Book Shop is bookstore dedicated to the Black experience designed to build community through its educational programming and product offerings. The shop has also recently installed a Inchy Bookworm vending machine to help sustain it's three pillars: education, inspiration, and community. https://www.noirbookshop.com/