Charlotte Readers Podcast: Scott Fowler

Scott Fowler

True Crime, Panthers and Young Adult Adventure

In today’s episode, author and long-time Charlotte sportswriter Scott Fowler shows us his varied talents as a writer. Many readers know Scott for his insightful and entertaining sports coverage for The Charlotte Observer and for his non-fiction sports books, but you might be surprised to know that he’s written a young adult book and that he co-wrote and starred in a true crime podcast that Sports Illustrated called the best podcast of 2018.

Charlotte Readers Podcast is sponsored by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

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In today’s episode, author and long-time Charlotte sportswriter Scott Fowler shows us his varied talents as a writer. Many readers know Scott for his inciteful and entertaining sports coverage for The Charlotte Observer and for his non-fiction sports books, but you might be surprised to know that he’s written a young adult book and that he co-wrote and starred in a true crime podcast that Sports Illustrated called the best podcast of 2018.

The Carruth podcast is available on Apple Podcasts. We play the trailer for the podcast in this episode and discuss the making of the podcast, including Scott’s interview with the hitman in Central Prison and his tracking down Rae Carruth for an interview after he’d served his prison term.

In addition to discussing “Carruth,” the podcast about the infamous Carolina Panther who hired a hitman to shoot his pregnant girlfriend, Scott reads from “Panthers Rising,” a book about the Panthers and how they roared to Super Bowl 50.

Scott also reads and discusses “Lost on the Road to Nowhere,” a young-adult adventure story about four children lost in the N.C. woods.

Scott starts with a read from Panthers Rising called “The Smile Ministry,” about a young man named Chancellor Lee Adams, the child of Ray Carruth and Cherica Adams, the boy who lived when his mother died at the criminal designs of his father.

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