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#051 - Madeline Miller

Why We NAMI - A Mental Health Podcast

Madeline Miller is Nurse Manager of The Link, Sioux Falls’s new community triage center. After completing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at South Dakota State University, she began her healthcare career at Avera McKennan Behavioral Health. As a registered nurse certified in Psychiatric and Mental Health nursing, she loves serving people by helping them navigate through life’s most difficult moments toward a future of hope and recovery.


28 Apr 2021

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Circe by Madeline Miller

Lacking Shelf Control

Please note: this episode has a trigger warning for sexual assault.  This week, we discuss Circe by Madeline Miller! Follow Us! Tumblr: shelfcontrolpod.tumblr.com Instagram: @shelfcontrolpod Twitter: @shelfcontrolpod Facebook: facebook.com/shelfcontrolpod Theme Music: "Bright Wish" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


9 Apr 2021

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"The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller

Bring Your Own Book

Episode 6 of BYOB, the Bring Your Own Book Podcast, featuring Nikki, Kelly, and Tilly! Every episode we'll discuss the book we read and pair it with a drink inspired by the book.In this episode, we discuss Madeline Miller's "The Song of Achilles" with our first ever guest, Cora Jackson! Cora is a PhD student at Concordia University studying History. She holds a Joint-Honours BA in History and Classics, and an MA in History from the University of New Brunswick. She also happens to be the sister of our fabulous host, Tilly!    **A Bit About Cora** Favourite colour: forest green Favourite drink: gin & tonic  Favourite book of 2020: "His Majesty's Dragon" by Naomi Novik  Currently reading: "Paris by Starlight" by Robert Dinsdale--- This episode's drink is Greek-style mulled wine! Drink recipe: https://tinyurl.com/vcmnz5b"The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller: https://tinyurl.com/y697fh8sWant to support our little podcast? Please consider donating to our Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/byobpodcastWebsite: https://bringyourownbook.buzzsprout.com/Instagram: @byobookpodcastFacebook: @byobookpodcastTwitter: @byobookpodcast#booktube #podcast #fiction #mmromance #lgbtq #bookreviews #books

1hr 12mins

25 Mar 2021

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Madeline Miller, interviewed by Omar El Akkad

The Archive Project

In this episode, we feature novelist Madeline Miller. When we hosted Miller in January 2021, she had not one but two books on the New York Times Best Seller list: The Song of Achilles and Circe. Both books are retellings, in novel form, of ancient Greek myths. But they are also more than simply retellings. Her books are the reinterpreting of myths that reveal new truths from these ancient stories. Miller’s work matters because of the way it is iconoclastic. It’s easy to think that Greek myths, and their received interpretations, are immutable and fixed in the history of literature, but Miller reminds us that these stories have always had multiple versions depending on who is doing the telling and what agenda might be behind a particular version. She questions who is centered in the story and who is not, what details are left out and what is embellished. This notion that a storyteller makes choices is important to really understanding, as readers, the mechanics of all stories. Her work also speaks to the power of these Greek myths. For millennia, these myths have been retold, reinterpreted, and remain vibrant and relevant stories for each generation. You only need to look to the incredible popularity of Miller’s work for evidence of this today. In the second part of the episode, Miller is joined in conversation by Oregon Book Award-winning writer Omar El Akkad. “I’m always thinking: This is the story I know, but what is the story I haven’t been told?” Madeline Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012, was shortlisted for the Stonewall Writer of the Year 2012, and was translated into twenty-five languages, and Circe, which won the 2019 Indie Choice Award, was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and was named on numerous Best Books of 2018 lists. Madeline holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, and she taught Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade. She has also studied at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, and at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms. Her essays have appeared in publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Lapham’s Quarterly and NPR.org. She lives outside Philadelphia. Omar El Akkad is an author and a journalist. He has reported from Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay, and many other locations around the world. His work earned Canada’s National Newspaper Award for Investigative Journalism and the Goff Penny Award for young journalists. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Le Monde, Guernica, GQ, and many other newspapers and magazines. His debut novel, American War, is an international bestseller and has been translated into thirteen languages. It won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, the Oregon Book Award for fiction, and the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and has been nominated for more than ten other awards. It was listed as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, NPR, and Esquire, and was selected by the BBC as one of 100 Novels That Shaped Our World. “Part of what I wanted to do in writing these stories is I really wanted to strip away the part that sometimes makes people feel alienated. or that they feel is very elitist or not relevant. I wanted to make these novels the type of thing that have ‘goodies’ for the people who know these stories, but are really meant to invite everyone in.” The post Madeline Miller, interviewed by Omar El Akkad appeared first on Literary Arts.


15 Feb 2021

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035 Zenobia Neil on "A Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller

Best Book Ever

Zenobia Neil and I talked for over two hours, and honestly I could have talked to her for the rest of the day. She is fun and hilarious and smart as hell and just plain interesting. Not only that, but the book she chose immediately went on my list of Top Ten books. It was a great read, and an even better bookish conversation. Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book Ever Podcast on Instagram or on the Best Book Ever Website Host: Julie Strauss Website/Instagram/Facebook Guest: Zenobia Neil Website/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram Discussed in this episode: Skylight Books Skylight is a beloved Los Angeles treasure. Though they are currently closed to in-store browsing, they are still open for online orders. Check out their fantastic lineup of author events, their signed first editions club, or the Coyotes Book Club.  A Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Circe by Madeline Miller Zenobia of Palmyra Carroll Avenue (the Victorian neighborhood in Los Angeles where Zenobia grew up) The Helms Bakery Truck (not book related, but Angelenos of a certain age remember the Helms Bakery Truck with great affection) The A Team Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel Salem’s Lot by Stephen King D’aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths by Edgar Parin D’Aulaire 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff The Iliad of Homer (Zenobia recommends this one on audio) The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Look at this awesome graphic adaptation!) Twilight by Stephanie Meyer Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan Luster by Raven Leilani Discussed in our Patreon Conversation: Troy the movie Circe the miniseries Clash of the Titans movie (oh, sweet fancy Irishman, there is a version of this movie with heavy metal music and Liam Neeson! Release the kraken!) Percy Jackson movie Outlander on audio (Note: If you shop using my affiliate link on Bookshop, a portion of your purchase will go to me, at no extra expense to you. Thank you for supporting indie bookstores and for helping to keep the Best Book Ever Podcast in business!)


8 Feb 2021

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The Song of Achilles - by Madeline Miller: Book Review and Discussion

Best Book Club with Shanna and Jen

In this episode, we go deep into a discussion about Madeline Miller's first book The Song of Achilles which was published in 2011, won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2012, and most importantly, made it to the top of both our lists for Favorite Reads of 2020.There was so much to talk about in regards to this book because it is so well written and retells such a rich story that we could have talked about it forever but we kept it to only one and a half hours.  If you want to hear us talk about it more, we would love to hear from you!  Find our links below, don't be shy!Next week we are going to be talking about popular literary tropes and how we feel about them so if you have any strong opinions on this subject matter, we want to know what they are.If you haven't started it yet, the following week we will be talking about our #bestbookclub pick which is The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune.  We originally made a mistake by scheduling this episode a little early in the month and we were just going to go with it, but then we realized that we make the rules - so we've changed it.  Have the book read by January 24th and let us know what you thought!  We'd love to know because this podcast isn't just for us or just about us it's for you guys.  Don't forget to subscribe to our show and maybe leave us a review if you like what you hear (or if you don't, that's okay too, but preferably if you do)Find Us Together Atwww.bestbookclub.caInstagram @best_bookclubFacebook: Best Book Club with Shanna and JenYouTube: Best Book Club with Shanna and JenShanna KayInstagram:  @vellum.and.vellichorYouTube:  Shanna Kay - Vellum and VellichorFacebook: Vellum.and.VellichorJennifer WestInstagram: @thats_weird_jFacebook:  That's Weird, J

1hr 29mins

13 Jan 2021

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The Liars Club Oddcast # 198 | Rewind: Madeline Miller, NY Times Bestseller Literary Historical Fiction Author

The Liars Club Oddcast

This week's Rewind features Orange Prize winning literary historical fiction writer, NY Times Bestseller, and Yale scholar Madeline Miller, author of the acclaimed SONG OF ACHILLES and CIRCE, which was optioned by HBO. She talks about writing, teaching the classics, and more with Oddcast cohosts Merry Jones, Gregory Frost, Jon McGoran, and Keith Strunk.


8 Jan 2021

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Madeline Miller on brand partnerships

Screen Australia Podcast

Business affairs and global brand partnerships specialist Madeline Miller on her move from Australia to the US, her work on the latest James Bond movie, and advice for Australians looking to explore brand collaboration for their next project. Subscribe to Screen Australia Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or Pocket Casts. Subscribe to the Screen Australia newsletter: https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/subscribe


13 Oct 2020

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S2 Episode 6: Circe by Madeline Miller

The Dabblers' Book Club

Hajar and Curtis feel even more stupid than usual as they talk about classicist Madeline Miller's retelling of Circe - some sort of Greek goddess/witch, who Homer mentioned in The Odyssey. We don't think you need to know all about Greek gods and goddesses to appreciate this book, but we didn't half feel dumb. 


13 Sep 2020

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179. Greg Rucka on mythology and Circe by Madeline Miller

The Sifu Mimi Chan Show

Greg Rucka and I are back!  We jump right into discussing the world on fire and the need for us […] The post 179. Greg Rucka on mythology and Circe by Madeline Miller appeared first on Sifu Mimi Chan.

1hr 5mins

14 Aug 2020