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Sam Tanenhaus, editor of The New York Times Book Review, discusses this week's issue.

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Sam Tanenhaus, editor of The New York Times Book Review, discusses this week's issue.

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Terrific podcast

By hyack - Oct 23 2018
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This podcast is so engaging! Pamela Paul’s interviews with authors bring out just enough to really tweak your interest in a book. I’m intrigued by titles I would never read about in the print copy of the Book Review. And the What We’re Reading discussions have added lots of books to my to-read list. I look forward to every new podcast.

Awesome is all I could say

By FilmVault Fan - Oct 12 2017
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U guys r great to listen to!!!

iTunes Ratings

21 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
4
3
2
1

Terrific podcast

By hyack - Oct 23 2018
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This podcast is so engaging! Pamela Paul’s interviews with authors bring out just enough to really tweak your interest in a book. I’m intrigued by titles I would never read about in the print copy of the Book Review. And the What We’re Reading discussions have added lots of books to my to-read list. I look forward to every new podcast.

Awesome is all I could say

By FilmVault Fan - Oct 12 2017
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U guys r great to listen to!!!

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Book Review

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Sam Tanenhaus, editor of The New York Times Book Review, discusses this week's issue.

The 10 Best Books of 2016

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Stefan Hertmans talks about "War and Turpentine"; editors at the Book Review talk about the year's best books; and Ian McGuire discusses "The North Water."

Dec 09 2016

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Should You Stop Eating Sugar?

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Gary Taubes discusses "The Case Against Sugar," and Anthony Gottlieb talks about a new biography of Casanova.

Jan 06 2017

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Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Louisa Adams

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This week, Louisa Thomas talks about “Louisa”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Hope Jahren discusses “Lab Girl”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

Apr 08 2016

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Thrillers and True Crime

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Charles Finch talks about the season’s thrillers; and Marilyn Stasio discusses new true-crime books.

Oct 28 2016

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Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Listen, Liberal’

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Thomas Frank talks about “Listen, Liberal”; Lydia Millet discusses her new novel, “Sweet Lamb of Heaven”; and Parul Sehgal and Gregory Cowles talk about what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.

Apr 29 2016

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Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Defender’

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This week, Brent Staples discusses “The Defender” and the history of the black press; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Maria Konnikova talks about “The Confidence Game”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

Jan 08 2016

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Inside The New York Times Book Review: American Eugenics

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This week, Adam Cohen talks about “Imbeciles”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Ellen Fitzpatrick discusses “The Highest Glass Ceiling”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

Mar 18 2016

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Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘You’ll Grow Out of It’

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This week, Jessi Klein discusses her new essay collection; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Antonio García Martinez talks about “Chaos Monkeys”; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.

Jul 10 2016

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The Definition of Adulthood

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Jami Attenberg talks about her new novel, “All Grown Up,” and Bonnie Rochman discusses “The Gene Machine.”

Mar 17 2017

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Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Before the Fall’

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This week, Noah Hawley talks about “Before the Fall”; Andrew Solomon discusses “Far and Away”; Marjorie Ingall on the season’s new Y.A. novels; and Parul Sehgal and Gregory Cowles talk about what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.

Jun 03 2016

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Inside The New York Times Book Review: Susan Faludi’s ‘In the Darkroom’

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This week, Susan Faludi discusses her new memoir, “In the Darkroom”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; James Lee McDonough talks about his new biography of William Tecumseh Sherman; listeners share some of their favorite summer reading memories; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.

Jun 17 2016

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Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Hogs Wild’

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This week, Ian Frazier talks about “Hogs Wild”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Barry Friedman discusses two new books about law enforcement; and John Williams, Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.

Jul 01 2016

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The Charm of 'The Idiot'

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Elif Batuman talks about her first novel, “The Idiot,” and David Bellos discusses “The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of ‘Les Misérables.’ ”

Mar 31 2017

51mins

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Steve Bannon's Road to the White House

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Joshua Green talks about “Devil’s Bargain”; Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich discusses “The Fact of a Body”; and Laura Dassow Walls on her new biography of Thoreau.

Jul 21 2017

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Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘City of Thorns’

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This week, Ben Rawlence discusses “City of Thorns”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Janice Y. K. Lee talks about “The Expatriates”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

Jan 15 2016

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Inside The New York Times Book Review: Celebrating 10 Years

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On this special episode of the podcast, Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner and Gary Shteyngart discuss the history of the show, which started in 2006.

May 05 2016

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The Year in Reading

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Editors at the Book Review discuss what many notable people were reading in 2016, and Will Schwalbe talks about "Books for Living."

Dec 23 2016

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Analyzing Freud

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George Prochnik discusses “Freud,” and Nancy MacLean talks about “Democracy in Chains.”

Aug 18 2017

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Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets’

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This week, Adam Hochschild talks about Svetlana Alexievich’s “Secondhand Time”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Stephanie Danler discusses her debut novel, “Sweetbitter”; Jojo Moyes talks about the film adaptation of her novel “Me Before You”; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal talk about what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.

May 27 2016

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Thomas Friedman on 'Thank You for Being Late'

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Thomas Friedman discusses "Thank You for Being Late," and David France talks about "How to Survive a Plague."

Nov 25 2016

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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on “Friday Black”

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“Black people being murdered is unfortunately a constant in this country. Murdered with impunity. It’s something that’s constantly on my mind,” Adjei-Brenyah says. “So some of these stories respond to that very specifically.” Plus, Joseph Ellis discusses his new book, “American Dialogue.”

Nov 02 2018

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs on 'Small Fry'

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In a special episode of the Book Review's podcast, taped in front of a live audience, Brennan-Jobs talks about her memoir, and Gary Shteyngart discusses "Lake Success."

Oct 26 2018

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Susan Orlean on a Great Library Fire

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Orlean discusses “The Library Book,” and Reid Hoffman talks about “Blitzscaling.”

Oct 19 2018

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Barry Jenkins and Meg Wolitzer on Two of This Season's Novels on Screen

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Jenkins talks about his adaptation of James Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk," and Wolitzer discusses the adaptation of her novel "The Wife."

Oct 16 2018

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Michael Lewis and Tana French on Their Latest Books

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Lewis talks about "The Fifth Risk," and French discusses "The Witch Elm."

Oct 12 2018

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Kate Atkinson on 'Transcription'

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Atkinson talks about her new novel, and Shane Bauer discusses "American Prison."

Oct 05 2018

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Kate Atkinson on 'Transcription'

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Atkinson talks about her new novel, and Shane Bauer discusses "American Prison."

Oct 05 2018

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The End of the ‘Struggle’

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Daniel Mendelsohn discusses Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle,” and Jill Lepore talks about “These Truths: A History of the United States.”

Sep 28 2018

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Esi Edugyan on Her Booker-Shortlisted 'Washington Black'

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Edugyan talks about her new novel, and Lisa Margonelli talks about “Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology.”

Sep 21 2018

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A Memoir From the Hard-Working ‘Heartland’

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Sarah Smarsh talks about her new book, and Allan Lichtman discusses "The Embattled Vote in America."

Sep 14 2018

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'The Most Secretly Interesting Place in America'

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Sam Anderson talks about “Boom Town,” his new book about Oklahoma City; and David Enrich and Andrew Ross Sorkin discuss finance in fiction, including in Gary Shteyngart’s new novel, “Lake Success.”

Sep 07 2018

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The Uses and Misuses of Identity

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Kwame Anthony Appiah talks about “The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity,” and Jonathan Haidt discusses “The Coddling of the American Mind.”

Aug 31 2018

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Interrogating the Change Makers

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Anand Giridharadas talks about his new book on the world of a global elite, and Kim Brooks discusses “Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear.”

Aug 24 2018

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Rethinking the 'Tangled Tree' of Life

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David Quammen discusses his new book about the science of evolution, and Andrea Gabor talks about “After the Education Wars.”

Aug 17 2018

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Lydia Millet on 'Fight No More'

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Millet discusses her new collection of stories, and Alexandra Jacobs talks about Jamie Bernstein’s “Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein.”

Aug 10 2018

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Beth Macy on 'Dopesick'

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Macy discusses her new book about the opioid crisis; Lovia Gyarkye talks about Chibundu Onuzo’s “Welcome to Lagos”; and Jennifer Schuessler discusses a controversy in the world of poetry.

Aug 03 2018

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Drawing History

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Hillary Chute talks about new graphic books that address serious issues, and Nicole Lamy discusses her Match Book column, in which she helps readers find books they'll love.

Jul 27 2018

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True Crime Starring the Creator of Sherlock Holmes

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Margalit Fox talks about “Conan Doyle for the Defense,” and Tina Jordan discusses this season’s thrillers.

Jul 20 2018

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Making a Killing

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In this special bonus episode of the Book Review’s podcast, best-selling thriller writers Lee Child, Megan Abbott, Meg Gardiner, Lisa Gardner and Lisa Scottoline discuss the tricks of their best-selling trade.

Jul 19 2018

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From Transcribing for Obama to Writing Her Own Story

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Beck Dorey-Stein discusses “From the Corner of the Oval,” and Caroline Weber talks about “Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-De-Siècle Paris.”

Jul 13 2018

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