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The Book Review

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Rank #7 in Books category

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The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.

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The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.

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2001 Ratings
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1268
312
185
94
142

Longer Episode Notes

By Fireball1684 - Jun 01 2020
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Guys, can you please write out longer outlines in the episode notes? I like the podcast, but sometimes I have no interest in the topics. Sometimes every interview is right up my alley. I find myself skipping an episode more often than jumping around, trying to figure out where each interview starts and ends. I’d love episodes outlines, as well as links to the books, recommendations, lists, etc. Please!

So glad to have you back

By rampant reader - Apr 05 2020
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Pamela, love to have you all back. Keep reading Dorothy Lee Sayers.

iTunes Ratings

2001 Ratings
Average Ratings
1268
312
185
94
142

Longer Episode Notes

By Fireball1684 - Jun 01 2020
Read more
Guys, can you please write out longer outlines in the episode notes? I like the podcast, but sometimes I have no interest in the topics. Sometimes every interview is right up my alley. I find myself skipping an episode more often than jumping around, trying to figure out where each interview starts and ends. I’d love episodes outlines, as well as links to the books, recommendations, lists, etc. Please!

So glad to have you back

By rampant reader - Apr 05 2020
Read more
Pamela, love to have you all back. Keep reading Dorothy Lee Sayers.
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The Book Review

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The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.

Rank #1: 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

50mins

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Rank #2: 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

51mins

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Rank #3: David Sedaris Talks About His Diaries

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Sedaris discusses "Theft by Finding," and Christopher Knowlton talks about "Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West."

Jun 02 2017

43mins

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Rank #4: 10 Best Books of 2019

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On a special episode of the podcast, taped live, editors from The New York Times Book Review discuss this year’s outstanding fiction and nonfiction. Read more details about the books discussed on this episode here.

Nov 26 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #5: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Fates and Furies’

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This week, Lauren Groff talks about her new novel, “Fates and Furies”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Scott Shane discusses “Objective Troy”; feedback from listeners; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

Sep 11 2015

41mins

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Rank #6: Tara Westover on 'Educated'

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Westover discusses her best-selling memoir, and Mark Weinberg talks about "Movie Nights With the Reagans."

Apr 06 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #7: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Barbarian Days’

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This week, William Finnegan talks about “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Peter Moore discusses “The Weather Experiment”; questions from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

Jul 17 2015

41mins

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Rank #8: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Stalin’s Daughter’

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This week, Rosemary Sullivan talks about “Stalin’s Daughter”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Eugenia Cheng discusses “How to Bake Pi”; Judd Apatow on his reading habits; questions from listeners; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

Jun 12 2015

43mins

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Rank #9: Al Franken on Life in the Senate

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Franken discusses his new political memoir; Thomas E. Ricks talks about “Churchill and Orwell”; and Dav Pilkey on the movie adaptation of “Captain Underpants” and more.

Jun 09 2017

55mins

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Rank #10: George Saunders on Lincoln and Lost Souls

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George Saunders talks about “Lincoln in the Bardo”; Alan Burdick on “Why Times Flies”; and Maria Russo discusses Laura Ingalls Wilder and the “Little House” books.

Feb 10 2017

46mins

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Rank #11: 'The Boy Who Loved Too Much'

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Jennifer Latson talks about “The Boy Who Loved Too Much”; Daniel Menaker discusses two new books about how to understand others and make ourselves understood.

Jun 23 2017

43mins

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Rank #12: Inside The New York Times Book Review: When I Grow Up

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This week, Heather Havrilesky and Meghan Daum discuss new books about bringing up children and redefining adulthood; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Vendela Vida talks about her new novel, “The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty”; questions from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

Jun 19 2015

39mins

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Rank #13: Talking About the 10 Best Books of 2018

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On a special episode of the podcast, taped live, editors from The New York Times discuss the Book Review’s list of the year’s outstanding fiction and nonfiction.

Nov 30 2018

55mins

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Rank #14: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin

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This week, Colson Whitehead discusses his new novel, “The Underground Railroad,” and Jeffrey Toobin talks about “American Heiress,” his new book about Patty Hearst. Pamela Paul is the host.

Aug 12 2016

52mins

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Rank #15: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Life of Saul Bellow’

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This week, Sam Tanenhaus talks about Zachary Leader’s new biography of Saul Bellow; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Emily Bazelon discusses Jon Krakauer’s “Missoula”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

May 01 2015

46mins

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Rank #16: Inside The New York Times Book Review: “Reagan: The Life”

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This week, Jeff Shesol discusses H. W. Brands’s new biography of Ronald Reagan; Alexandra Alter has notes from the publishing world; Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs talks about her new biography of Jonas Salk; questions from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

Jun 05 2015

36mins

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Rank #17: Sheryl Sandberg on Life After Tragedy

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Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talk about “Option B,” and Annie Jacobsen discusses “Phenomena.”

Apr 28 2017

56mins

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Rank #18: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Conservative Heart’

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This week, Arthur C. Brooks discusses “The Conservative Heart”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Susan Southard talks about “Nagasaki”; readers offer changes to the literary canon; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

Jul 31 2015

35mins

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Rank #19: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The 10 Best Books of 2015

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This week, editors at the Book Review discuss the year’s best books; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Matthew Schneier discusses facial hair and a treatise on men’s style; Bee Wilson talks about “First Bite”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

Dec 04 2015

58mins

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Rank #20: The World of Jane Austen Fans

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Deborah Yaffe talks about “Among the Janeites,” and Robert Ferguson discusses “Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North.”

Jul 14 2017

47mins

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A Manhunt on the 17th Century’s High Seas

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Steven Johnson talks about “Enemy of All Mankind,” and Gilbert Cruz offers a guide to Stephen King’s work.

May 29 2020

1hr 7mins

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Immigration Reform, Past and Present

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Jia Lynn Yang talks about “One Mighty and Irresistible Tide,” and Judith Newman talks about books that help simplify life.

May 22 2020

59mins

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One Young Mother and the Homelessness Crisis

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Lauren Sandler talks about “This Is All I Got,” and Sarah Weinman discusses classic mysteries.

May 15 2020

1hr 15mins

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The Angry Children Are Our Future

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Lydia Millet talks about “A Children’s Bible,” and Barry Gewen discusses “The Inevitability of Tragedy.”

May 08 2020

57mins

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Lawrence Wright on Researching a (Fictional) Pandemic

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Wright talks about “The End of October,” and Dalia Sofer discusses “Man of My Time.”

May 01 2020

1hr 1min

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The Great Alaska Quake of 1964

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Jon Mooallem talks about “This Is Chance!” and Elisabeth Egan discusses Charlie Mackesy’s “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse.”

Apr 24 2020

49mins

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Samantha Irby Talks About ‘Wow, No Thank You’

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Irby on her new essay collection, and Jon Meacham discusses three books about leadership during times of crisis.

Apr 17 2020

56mins

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Robert Kolker Discusses 'Hidden Valley Road'

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Kolker talks about a large family beset by schizophrenia, and Elisabeth Egan discusses Lily King's "Writers & Lovers."

Apr 10 2020

54mins

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Parenting When the Family Is Locked Inside

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The clinical psychologist Lisa Damour discusses the specific challenges of raising children during the pandemic, and Dwight Garner asks Pamela Paul about putting together the Book Review.

Apr 03 2020

1hr 12mins

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From the Archives: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin

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Whitehead discusses “The Underground Railroad,” and Toobin talks about “American Heiress.”

Mar 27 2020

54mins

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From the Archives: Robert Caro on How He Does It

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The acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson and Robert Moses talks about his book “Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing.”

Mar 20 2020

1hr 3mins

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From the Archive: Michael Lewis and Tana French

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

Mar 13 2020

55mins

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James McBride Talks About ‘Deacon King Kong’

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McBride discuss his latest novel, and Rebecca Solnit talks about “Recollections of My Nonexistence.”

Mar 06 2020

57mins

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The Ties That Bind Deutsche Bank and Donald Trump

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David Enrich discusses "Dark Towers," and Kiran Millwood Hargrave talks about "The Mercies."

Feb 28 2020

1hr 8mins

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Unjust America

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Adam Cohen talks about “Supreme Inequality,” and Madeline Levine discusses “Ready or Not.”

Feb 21 2020

1hr 1min

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A History of Seduction

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Clement Knox talks about “Seduction,” and Elisabeth Egan discusses Amina Cain’s “Indelicacy.”

Feb 14 2020

42mins

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Leslie Jamison on Jenny Offill’s ‘Weather’

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Jamison talks about Offill’s new novel, and Courtney Maum talks about “Before and After the Book Deal.”

Feb 07 2020

1hr 9mins

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The Paradoxes of Nuclear War

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Fred Kaplan discusses “The Bomb,” and Sarah Lyall talks about new thrillers.

Jan 31 2020

1hr 2mins

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Andrea Bernstein on 'American Oligarchs'

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Bernstein discusses her new book about the Trumps and Kushners, and David Zucchino talks about “Wilmington’s Lie.”

Jan 24 2020

1hr

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Americans on a Financial 'Tightrope'

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Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn talk about their new book, and Daniel Susskind discusses “A World Without Work.”

Jan 17 2020

56mins

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iTunes Ratings

2001 Ratings
Average Ratings
1268
312
185
94
142

Longer Episode Notes

By Fireball1684 - Jun 01 2020
Read more
Guys, can you please write out longer outlines in the episode notes? I like the podcast, but sometimes I have no interest in the topics. Sometimes every interview is right up my alley. I find myself skipping an episode more often than jumping around, trying to figure out where each interview starts and ends. I’d love episodes outlines, as well as links to the books, recommendations, lists, etc. Please!

So glad to have you back

By rampant reader - Apr 05 2020
Read more
Pamela, love to have you all back. Keep reading Dorothy Lee Sayers.