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Beaks & Geeks

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On Beaks & Geeks, we have candid conversations with authors. We seek to learn more about the people behind great books.

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On Beaks & Geeks, we have candid conversations with authors. We seek to learn more about the people behind great books.

iTunes Ratings

37 Ratings
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Great podcast

By Natalie Eilbert - Apr 09 2017
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Amy is a brilliant host. Everyone should have a listen.

Great podcast

By PaulyChap - May 31 2015
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I had to subscribe. You should too.

iTunes Ratings

37 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
2
2
0
1

Great podcast

By Natalie Eilbert - Apr 09 2017
Read more
Amy is a brilliant host. Everyone should have a listen.

Great podcast

By PaulyChap - May 31 2015
Read more
I had to subscribe. You should too.

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Beaks & Geeks

Latest release on Apr 11, 2018

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 4 days ago

Rank #1: #158: Anita Shreve

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Anita Shreve, best-selling author of THE WEIGHT OF WATER and THE PILOT’S WIFE joins Amy to talk about her newest novel, THE STARS ARE FIRE.

Listen as they talk Maine, history, favorite books, and cultural taboos.

Learn more about the book here: http://bit.ly/2oSVmVH

Apr 28 2017

19mins

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Rank #2: #9: Celeste Ng

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Amy interviews Celeste Ng, author of EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1kYuhKT

Jun 09 2014

10mins

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Rank #3: #172: Celeste Ng

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Celeste Ng, author of the hit debut novel, EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU joins Amy to talk about her new book, LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE.

They discuss family secrets, blowing stuff up, empathy in character building and much more.

Learn about the book here: bit.ly/2ePk89w

Sep 07 2017

19mins

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Rank #4: #90: Sarah Vowell

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Sarah Vowell, author of LAFAYETTE IN THE SOMEWHAT UNITED STATES, came on the show to talk about her new book.

Book page: http://bit.ly/1WXenVF

Nov 17 2015

28mins

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Rank #5: #131: Chuck Palahniuk

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Chuck Palahniuk, author of FIGHT CLUB, chats with Lindsay about throwing candy at his adoring fans and other spectacular things that occur at his book events. He tells us something no one knows about him and talks in detail about his new graphic novel and sequel, FIGHT CLUB 2. Read Chuck Palahniuk: http://bit.ly/2aeXdzY

Jul 26 2016

26mins

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Rank #6: #134: Blake Crouch

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DARK MATTER author Blake Crouch talks with Lindsay about quantum mechanics, the road not taken, love, and how alternate realities redefine regret. We also talk about this book becoming a movie, and what it's like to be adapted. Read DARK MATTER: http://bit.ly/2b6Fsom

EDIT: Yes, I call him Jason at the end. #FAIL

Aug 09 2016

37mins

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Rank #7: #40: James Dashner

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Lindsay interviews THE MAZE RUNNER author, James Dashner, about his hit series and blockbuster film, live at New York Comic Con: http://bit.ly/1s8AusB

Oct 15 2014

10mins

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Rank #8: #92: George Saunders

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George Saunders calls our guest host, Emily Hughes to talk about THE VERY PERSISTENT GAPPERS OF FRIP.

About the book: http://bit.ly/1NsACs6

Dec 03 2015

1hr 7mins

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Rank #9: #37: Patrick Rothfuss

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Lindsay interviews Patrick Rothfuss, author of THE SLOW REGARD OF SILENT THINGS, at New York Comic Con.
Click here http://bit.ly/1wIXDjw to learn more about this book and the Kingkiller Chronicles

Oct 15 2014

18mins

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Rank #10: #164: Fiona Barton Returns

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Fiona Barton is back to talk about THE CHILD. She and Amy discuss insatiable journalistic curiosity, hopping from one perspective to the next, and the most touching newsroom tradition.

Learn about the book and read an excerpt here: http://bit.ly/2tlEJYn

Jun 28 2017

13mins

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Rank #11: #176: Brit Bennett

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Brit Bennett, author of THE MOTHERS, joins Amy to talk about nuance in fiction, adapting for the screen, and the value of gossip.

Learn more about the book and read an excerpt here: http://bit.ly/2Al5Fav

Nov 08 2017

17mins

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Rank #12: #94: Writing Tips & Book Raves

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[The Best of Beaks & Geeks part 2] As they approach 100 episodes, our hosts recap some of the most memorable writing advice and personal book recommendations from authors.

Featuring: Mohsin Hamid, Marlon James, Siobhan Adcock, CJ Box, Mary Oliver, Sabaa Tahir, Jojo Moyes, Todd Moss, Emma Straub, Brooke Davis, Sarah Vowell, Lev Grossman, Meg Gardiner, Damien Echols, Thomas Pierce, and Charlaine Harris.

Dec 22 2015

32mins

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Rank #13: #183: Chanel Cleeton

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Chanel Cleeton joins Amy to talk about her new book, NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA. They talk about music playlists, the real family story that inspired the novel, and what she learned while researching the revolution.

Learn more about the book here:http://bit.ly/2nXyMg9

Feb 13 2018

15mins

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Rank #14: #85: Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood stops by the studio to discuss her new novel, THE HEART GOES LAST. Margaret reveals her fascination with Las Vegas, Elvis and Marilyn impersonators, as well as the strange reality behind sex robots.

About the book: http://bit.ly/1G2jxs5

Oct 13 2015

34mins

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Rank #15: #136: Delia Ephron

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SIRACUSA author Delia Ephron chats with Lindsay about her New York Times-bestselling novel (soon to be film), vacationing in Italy, and how to eat like a child. She also tells us about her terrible boss and experiences with married couples. Read the book: http://bit.ly/2bPhyfN

Aug 30 2016

35mins

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Rank #16: #173: Camille Bordas

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HOW TO BEHAVE IN A CROWD author Camille Bordas joins Amy to talk about the loneliness of academia, why she likes to imagine which tv shows her characters would watch, and her personal rules for fiction.

Learn about the book here: bit.ly/2yaWUTp

Sep 28 2017

15mins

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Rank #17: #166: Katherine Heiny

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Katherine Heiny joins Amy to talk about hyper-specific subcultures, infidelity as a recurring plot point, and having no conversational filter.

Learn about the book here: http://bit.ly/2tGHqzN

Jul 19 2017

16mins

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Rank #18: #178: Sam Graham-Felsen

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Sam Graham-Felsen joins Amy to talk about his first novel, GREEN. Set in 1992 Boston, the book follows middle-schooler David as he grapples with racism and white privilege.

Learn more about the book and read an excerpt here: http://bit.ly/2CGAEjS

Jan 02 2018

33mins

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Rank #19: #151: Laura McHugh

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Laura McHugh, author of ARROWOOD, joins Lindsay at Random House Open House to talk about writing, Iowa, Missouri, true crime, and her new writing companion: a puppy!

Read the book: http://bit.ly/2jkrL5B

Jan 17 2017

8mins

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Rank #20: #89: Robert Crais

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Guest host John sits down with Robert Crais to discuss his newest novel, THE PROMISE.

Book Page: http://bit.ly/1SgAmQS

Nov 10 2015

34mins

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