Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
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The Global Philosopher: Should Borders Matter?. Michael Sandel explores the philosophical justifications made for national borders. Using a pioneering state-of-the-art studio at the Harvard Business School, Professor Sandel is joined by 60 participants from over 30 countries in a truly global digital space. Is there any moral distinction between a political refugee and an economic migrant? If people have the right to exit a country, why not a right to enter? Do nations have the right to protect the affluence of their citizens? And is there such a thing as a 'national identity'? These are just some of the questions addressed by Professor Sandel in this first edition of The Global Philosopher.Audience producer: Louise ColettaProducer: David EdmondsEditor: Richard Knight(Image taken by Rose Lincoln)
#138 — The Edge of Humanity. In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.” They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.
I've Had Better. [Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.
01: John Gottman - How to Be a Master of Relationship. Welcome! My guest today is Dr. John Gottman, one of the world's leading experts on how to have an amazing relationship. He and his wife Julie currently operate The Gottman Institute in Seattle, offering numerous resources and training. Join us for a deep dive into their work! Dr. Gottman’s findings are largely based on the conclusions he has made over many years of research and observations of couples. He and his team have how to be a master (and avoid being a disaster) at relationship. Dr. Gottman discusses the following topics: “The Sound Relationship House” - what is the foundation for a relationship that lasts? Learn the importance of having high expectations in relationship, and also uncover ways in which what you'd *think* would be good for your relationship is actually counterproductive. Dr. Gottman identifies Styles of Confronting Conflict: Volatile, Validating, and Conflict-Avoiding. All of these conflict styles can lead to successful relationships. Learn what to do if you and your partner are mismatched in your conflict style. Dr. Gottman discusses “bids” we make with our partner as an attempt to connect. Are you a "yes" to your partner's bids? Are they a yes to yours? “Bids” that fail are often the beginnings of conflict. How do things change if you start paying attention and responding to your partner's bids in a positive way? Mindfulness is the key to noticing these bids and avoiding conflict. “Small Things Often” - a reminder to turn toward these bids in the small moments of life. Dr. Gottman's concept of startup is a way of thinking about what you bring to your interactions with your partner. Do you start in a place that's already positive, and thinking highly of your partner? Or do you start in a place where you are suspecting the worst of your partner? Build up your emotional bank account with small compliments (deposits). According to John, there are three phases of any relationship: Falling in Love (initial), Building Trust (middle), and Cherishing Your Partner (long-term intimacy). What phase are you in? The key to success is using strategies that are appropriate for where you are in your relationship. The key to more sex is having the freedom to say "no" without being punished for it. If refusing sex can actually have a positive payoff, then it will actually lead to a couple having a more satisfying (and frequent) sex life. Do you ever wonder how to make a good relationship GREAT? Focus on cherishing your partner. What if YOU are the only partner who wants to make changes? Can you make a difference? Absolutely. Learn how shifts in your approach can have a profound affect on your relationship. The key to success in a relationship isn't that nothing bad ever happens. It's how well you as a couple learn how to repair after those things occur. John discusses how you can learn to repair, and the positive effects that has on long-term relationships. Do you know how to decide if you’re in a bad relationship? When you're with your partner, are you at your best? Or are you veering off towards your worst? Gottman offers this simple guideline for how to know whether to stay or go. Also what to think about BEFORE you decide that you're on the wrong path. Join us for these topics and more. Dr. Gottman has practical information that can improve your relationship TODAY! Links and Resources: What Makes Love Last: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal by Dr. John Gottman The Gottman Institute, Seattle www.gottman.com www.neilsattin.com/gottman (visit to download a .pdf of this episode guide along with John Gottman's "Dreams in Conflict" exercise to help couples who seem to have irreconcilable differences. You can also text “PASSION” to 33444 for instructions on how to download the guide. If you download the guide within the first week of this show's airing, you will also qualify for a chance to win a free signed copy of Dr. Gottman’s book "What Makes Love Last".) The Relationship Alive Community on Facebook Amazing intro/outro music provided courtesy of: The Railsplitters - Check them Out!
Rank #1: Bunny, I Love You!. Frank and Gwen do a deep dive into their summer reading pick, Mona Awad's new novel, Bunny—a dark satirical take on female friendship, loneliness, desire, and creative writing MFA programs. Alert: spoilers! tons of 'em! Tell us what everybody's talking about in your world of books and libraries! Suggest Hot Topix(TM) by email or voice memo to podcasts[at]nypl.org or call 507-NYPL-LIB.
Rank #2: Introducing Ourselves: Ep. 1. Hello, listeners! "The Librarian is In" is the New York Public Library's new podcast about books, culture, and what to read next. On this, the very first episode, your hosts Frank and Gwen talk about book shame, their reading origin stories, the glory of Jefferson Market, and why some young people are saying "swell" without irony.
Rank #1: 220: New Releases and More for August 6, 2019. This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Hollow Kingdom, The Right Swipe, God Land, and more great books.This episode was sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Penguin Random House and House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig, and David Baldacci’s One Good Deed.Pick up an All the Books! 200th episode commemorative item here.Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify and never miss a beat book.Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news.Books discussed on the show:Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane BuxtonGod Land: A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America by Lyz Lenz The Vexations by Caitlin HorrocksThe Right Swipe by Alisha RaiScary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay HeidickerNotes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi and Joshua David SteinA Particular Kind of Black Man by Tope FolarinMy Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan BraithwaiteWhat we're reading:The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel The Starless Sea by Erin MorgensternMore books out this week:Let’s Call it a Doomsday by Katie HenryOutfox by Sandra BrownAgrippina: The Most Extraordinary Woman of the Roman World by Emma SouthonGirl on the Block: A True Story of Coming of Age Behind the Counter by Jessica WraggThe American Dream?: A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men, and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito by Shing Yin KhorThe Dutch Maiden by Marente de Moor, David Doherty (translator)The Dragon Republic by R. F KuangIn Other Words: An Illustrated Miscellany of the World's Most Intriguing Words and Phrases by Christopher J. MooreSummerlings: A Novel by Lisa HoworthHeaven's Breath: A Natural History of the Wind (New York Review Books Classics) by Lyall WatsonSwipe Right for Murder by Derek MilmanWhen I Was White: A Memoir by Sarah ValentineHaben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben GirmaLife and Other Inconveniences by Kristan HigginsNottingham by Nathan MakarykStar Wars: Galaxy's Edge A Crash of Fate by Zoraida CordovaMitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury by Sigrid Nunez and Peter CameronThe Hotel Neversink by Adam O'Fallon Price A Swirl of Ocean by Melissa SarnoThe Runaway by Hollie OvertonI Know Everything by Matthew FarrellTo the Wren: New and Collected Poems by Jane MeadThe Gossamer Mage by Julie E. CzernedaThe Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Struggle and Hope in Matrimony by Rick MoodyThe Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria RussellBe Recorder: Poems by Carmen Giménez SmithA Pure Heart: A Novel by Rajia HassibBerta Isla: A novel by Javier MaríasTravel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra FullerThe Dishwasher (Biblioasis International Translation Series) by Stéphane Larue and Pablo StraussAll the Water in the World: A Novel by Karen RaneyThe Perfect Wife: A Novel by JP DelaneyZiggy, Stardust and Me by James BrandonThe Turn of the Key by Ruth WareSea Witch Rising by Sarah HenningWhite Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination by Jess RowThe Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me by Keah BrownA Nice Cup of Tea by Celia ImrieThe Wolf Wants In: A Novel by Laura McHughLost You: A Novel by Haylen BeckOur Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World by Zahra Hankir and Christiane AmanpourHouse of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. CraigTrick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia TolentinoCity of Windows by Robert PobiValerie: A Novel by Sara Stridsberg, Deborah Bragan-Turner (translator)Because You're Mine: A Novel by Rea FreyFirst Cosmic Velocity by Zach PowersEllie and the Harpmaker by Hazel PriorIs There Still Sex in the City? by Candace BushnellHunter's Moon: A Novel in Stories by Philip CaputoThe Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán, Sophie Hughes (translator)We Are All Good People Here: A Novel by Susan Rebecca WhiteHello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily HenryIn the Country of Women: A Memoir by Susan StraightMayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience by Martyn WhittockKeeping Lucy by T. GreenwoodLove at First Like by Hannah OrensteinThe Birthday Girl: A Novel by Melissa de la CruzHe by John ConnollyCornelius Sky by Timothy BrandoffSay You Still Love Me: A Novel by K.A. TuckerCareful What You Wish For: A Novel by Hallie EphronWithout a Prayer: The Death of Lucas Leonard and How One Church Became a Cult by Susan AshlineKing of King Court by Travis DandroMotherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing by Elissa AltmanHow the Light Gets In by Katy UppermanHow to Fight Anti-Semitism by Bari Weiss
Rank #2: #1: New releases, May 12, 2015. This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Luckiest Girl Alive, Nimona, The Book of Aron, and more new releases.
Rank #1: Anne Bogel Would "Rather Be Reading"; Lithub.com's Book Picks & More . We were delighted to welcome Dan Sheehan, the Bookmark's editor at Literary Hub to discuss what books are hot right now, and his debut novel, Restless Souls. Also in this episode, we welcome back the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcast What Should I Read Next?, Anne Bogel. Anne spoke to Roxanne about her latest book I'd Rather Be Reading, her experience as a bookseller...for a day, and what books she is currently loving! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Re-release: Our Guest Elizabeth Strout . Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout gives us the scoop on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series based on her book Olive Kitteridge and shares her thoughts on Frances McDormand as the title character. We celebrate the paperback release of her renowned novel Anything is Possible. Roxanne also talks to super-fan, Kim Nelson-Layman, who got a special surprise when she heard who else was on the phone!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: Episode 151: Jurassic Park. This week, Julia, Rider, and Tod go all the way back in time, to the prehistoric days of November 1990 when a man named Michael Crichton published a little book called Jurassic Park. The book launched a franchise that spans two novels, five movies—with a sixth on the way—that has raked in $1.2 billion worldwide, multiple amusement park rides, millions of plastic dinosaur toys, and it ensured we all know the words “velociraptor” and “chaos theory.” But is the book any good?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Episode 110: Summer Reading 2017. Tod, Julia and Rider discuss what they’re reading this summer. Just in time for the…end of the season. (We recorded this a few weeks back, but had some technical issues.) Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: 192: Complicated Feeling About Bees. Amanda and Jenn discuss political nonfiction, twin stories, nonbinary reads, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked.This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Libro.fm and The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai.Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.FEEDBACKChloe Poems’s Li’l Book O’ Manchester (rec’d by Arlene)The Night Brother by Rosie Garland (rec’d by Arlene)Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North by Stuart Maconie (rec’d by Arlene)QUESTIONS1. I love books that take a look inside a certain industry. I’ve read Deep Sea and Foreign going about commercial shipping and Flower Confidential about the cut flower industry recently. I’ve previously read books about the funeral trade and restaurant/food industry. So I’m looking for more! Preferably ones that are about things that don’t immediately spring to mind. Thanks in advance.-Anna2. Fun, Light, Realistic YA – Not too fantastical or sci-fi. I’m looking for recommendations for my teenage daughters, ages 15 and 16 and I’m stumped. It seems we keep finding books with material that is too young for them too dark and serious. They have liked “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, “When Dimple Met Rishi” and the “Selection” series. They would love realistic fiction that isn’t teen romance but we are having a hard time finding anything fun that isn’t childish.-Cami3. I recently came out as nonbinary after several years of being out as queer/bi. I am looking for a book with queer or nonbinary characters, though that certainly doesn’t need to be the focus of the book. I would just like to see more of myself represented in the things I read, and I knew you two would do a fantastic job! I like a little bit of everything, and I don’t shy away from YA or children’s books (Jessica Love’s Julian is a Mermaid is what inspired me to come out as nonbinary!). I would just say no religious books, please, and bonus points if the book is written by a queer or nonbinary author. Side note – thank you for this beautiful podcast! I have found so many books because of it, and I just adore you two.-Cheyenne4. Hello Readerlicious Rock Stars!First off, you folks are super awesome and I adore listening to your show. My identical twin sister and I love reading about twins and I’d love some twin-ish recommendations from you all for us to read together.Some things to consider:1) We’re open to any genre (other than horror) or reading level (middle grade and beyond).2) Plots surrounding twins tend to be dark for some reason. Or, at least that seems to be the case with most twin books I’ve come across. A focus on fun/upbeat/kickass/bright/optimistic would be great. Please, no tragic death of one of the twins. That would be way too much of a bummer.3) We’d love it if you could recommend some reads that don’t involve the typical good twin/bad twin trope. As twins who are constantly facing the ridiculous tendency for folks to categorize us/twins in that kind of binary way, it’d be great to read something that doesn’t do the same. How about BOTH twins being bright lights in the world?4) Along the same lines as no twin death, I’m not a fan of any book that delves into serious abuse or tragic death of kids. As a mom of two cuties, it’s way too hard for me to read about kids and dark, tragic circumstances; i.e. abduction, murder, rape, etc.5) We’re huge fans of strong, fabulous, outrageous, potentially super power grrls who kick ass. Characters who overcome hardship and beat a crappy system are definitely ones we’d love to root for.Thank you!-Nicole5. Hello! I love your podcast! I am looking for a personal recommendation. Every so often I come upon a book or movie that broadens my mind and my heart. These books and movies usually have unconventional characters who become unlikely heroes. Strong character development, authenticity, and complexity are all fabulous, and magical realism is a bonus. Some of my favorites have in this genre have been The Seventh Gate by Richard Zimler, Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, Mink River by Brian Doyle, Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward, and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. I would love another one to devour and fall in love with. Thank you for your help 🙂-Melissa6. Hi Ladies, Thanks for always putting up a great show! I often pretend y’all are my girlfriends who are talking to me about books. 😉 This is my first time putting in a request, but it’s one that I’ve been wanting to submit for quite some time now. As an avid reader, I want nothing more than to read a book with my non-reader husband. My dream may soon be realized because he just asked me for some recommendations on books about politics. He reads a bunch of articles every day about politics (and sports) online, but is now ready to graduate to books! Do you have any book recommendations about U.S. politics that reads like fiction and are interesting enough to capture the attention of a non-reader? It can be about the current political climate or anything in the past as well. I can’t provide any books he’s liked since he’s a non-reader, but he does read a ton of articles and forums on reddit. I’m hoping this is enough info for you guys to go on, because I’m definitely lost on this one. THANK YOU!!-Helen7. Hi,Recently both me and my sister have got into the slightly niche genre of eastern Asian authors writing about/from the point of view of animals. The includes books like The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide, anything by Seonmi Hwang, The memoirs of a polar bear by Yoko Tawada and the travelling cat chronicles by Hiro Arikawa. I would like to get my sister another book of this kind but I’m running out of ideas and was wondering if you would be able to help? It doesn’t really matter where the authors are from its just the style that we enjoy although extra brownie points if they aren’t British/American as we read so many of these anyway!Thanks love the show!-HollyBOOKS DISCUSSEDThe Line Becomes a River by Francisco CantúFire Season by Philip ConnorsHearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich SmithPride by Ibi ZoboiFreshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (TW: sexual assault)The Tensorate series by JY Yang (Red Threads of Fortune #2)Fangirl by Rainbow RowellSlayer by Kiersten White (some mentions of parental abuse)America is Not the Heart by Elaine CastilloExit West by Mohsin HamidOn Tyranny by Timothy SnyderWhat Truth Sounds Like by Michael Eric DysonThe Bees by Laline PaullFifteen Dogs by André Alexis (tw: harm to animals)The Bugs of Literature: A Flowchart
Rank #2: 191: Alpha in the Sheets, Beta in the Streets. Amanda and Jenn discuss chapter books about girls, thrillers, undersea stories, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked.This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, One Good Deed by David Baldacci, and Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson.Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.FEEDBACKSerial Killers: Murder Without Mercy by Nigel Blundell (rec’d by Sharon)Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik (rec’d by Sibyl)The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar (rec’d by Sibyl)Spoonbenders by Darryl Gregory (rec’d by Sibyl)The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (rec’d by Sibyl)QUESTIONS1. Hi Amanda and Jenn, I’m such a big fan of the show and your recs are always must-adds for my TBR! I tend to buy most of my books at library book sales, used bookstores, etc, where there are a lot of random books in a big mish-mash. It makes me sad when I see a favorite but lesser-known book in a pile, being passed over again and again for new hyped up releases. I’d love to know, if you were at a used bookstore, what would be the book that would make you want to pull it out of the pile and hold it up like Simba in The Lion King while announcing to everyone “this is the one! Please take this one home!”-Nicole2. I am thinking about moving to Manchester, England to start a graduate program in September, so I am looking for contemporary fiction or nonfiction books set in Manchester that would give me insight into the city and introduce me to writers from the region. Since I cannot visit the city before starting the program I think reading could help calm my nerves a bit (as it tends to do). When I lived in Paris I read 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster and really enjoyed the Parisian and literary references. I have read novels set in other European cities but would really appreciate recommendations specific to Manchester. It would be a nice addition if one of the recommendations had a non-white, non-male protagonist and author. Thank you! I really enjoy listening to the podcast and expanding my TBR pile.-Megan3. Hi Amanda and Jenn. Hoping you can smash another recommendation for me. I recently bought my friend’s daughter the Phoebe the Unicorn books and successfully turned a tentative reader into a certified book worm. She even posted me her own little thank you note, it was the cutest. I’m keen to get her some new books to keep up the streak.She comes from an extended family where she is surrounded by young mums and examples of motherhood and homemaking, and while this is lovely, I know her mum is keen to make sure she knows that having children is not the only path available to her. Could you recommend some books to keep her inspired, whatever her path may be. I particularly want to combat the kind of troubling comments I know she’s come up against already in her young life, such as ‘little boys become doctors, little girls become nurses’ 🙁She’s pretty into street dance, maths, baking and her family’s landrover. Nothing too scary please. She’s 8 years old, turning 9 in December. Availability in the UK a must.-Kim4. I’m looking for recommendations for my book club. We tend to gravitate towards mysteries and thrillers, the darker the better. Books we’ve read in the past include: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld, The Dinner by Herman Koch, The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor, Force of Nature by Jane Harper. My group really really enjoyed Confessions by Kanae Minato. We like lots of twists and the switching perspectives. Thank you for your help! Love your show 🙂-Earline5. I just tore through City of Brass and Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty and am having trouble moving on! Nothing I pick up is holding my interest, and I find myself dreaming of a big book set in a foreign land, with magic and friendship and intrigue. Can you recommend something that will help fill the hole in my reading heart until the third book comes out in 2020? I am game for almost anything except horror (I am a wimp!). Recent book loves in addition to these two include The Night Circus, Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield, Circe by Madeline Miller and everything by Becky Chambers. You’ll see a lot of familiar titles on my Goodreads – a Fair number of the books on my TBR (and those I’ve read over the last couple of years) are your fault – in a really good way! Thank you!-Kristin6. Hello! First of all, I would like to say how much I LOVE your podcast. I have been listening since the beginning, and my TBR is forever growing. Who can ever really be “done” with their TBR? So here is my first recommendation request after all this time: Recently I have become fascinated with underwater exploration and all things under the sea. It is a whole different world, and is equal parts exciting and terrifying to me. I have not read many books dealing with underwater adventure, but would love more options to pick up. I read Josh Malerman’s A House At The Bottom of The Lake and loved how uneasy it made me feel as I was reading it. Exploring open water is something I would never do in real life, so I need to read about it! I love all things magical realism and science fiction, but wouldn’t be opposed to an adventure as well! Hoping for more fictional recommendations than non-fiction. Thank you so much in advance!!All the best,-Brittany7. Howdy! I love your podcast! I read a lot of books across a broad range of genres, but I’m looking for recommendations for romances with guys who are bossy/controlling in bed. I’ve really enjoyed Willing Victim, Brutal Game, and After Hours by Cara McKenna. I also enjoyed Lori Foster’s romances with alpha-guy leads. I’m not into the full-on Fifty Shades of Gray-esque BDSM thing–that’s too much, especially when the control bleeds out of the bedroom and into the rest of life. I have a strong preference for heterosexual relationships. Bonus points for recs that include fantasy elements or virgins, but those aren’t required. Thanks ladies!-KateBOOKS DISCUSSEDMy Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil FerrisMap of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar (tw: sexual assault)Mary Barton by Elizabeth GaskellWhy Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? By Jeanette Winterson (tw: child abuse)Lola Levine is Not Mean by Monica BrownThe Case of the Missing Moonstone (Wollestonecraft Detective Agency #1) by Jordan Stratford, illustrated by Kelly Murphy (rec’d by Karina of Kidlit These Days)My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan BraithwaiteCase Histories by Kate AtkinsonMarkswoman by Rati MehrotraEmpire of Sand by Tasha SuriLow by Rick Remender, Greg Tocchini, Dave McCaigInto the Drowning Deep by Mira GrantHer Halloween Treat by Tiffany ReiszThirsty by Mia Hopkins
Rank #1: 325: Post-Botox Barnes & Noble. Rebecca and Sharifah pay tribute to Toni Morrison's life and work, discuss Barnes & Noble's post-acquisition future, speculate about Lisa-Marie Presley's forthcoming memoir, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot InsidersLibro FMTBR - Tailored Book RecommendationsNews discussed on the show: Rest in Power, Toni Morrison Barnes & Noble Acquisition by Elliott Advisors is completeUnsatisfying sentence for the Iowa man who burned LGBTQ library booksLisa-Marie Presley gets $3million deal for forthcoming "tell-all" memoirScholastic pulls book after author is accused of inappropriate behaviorA whole lot of books are now in the public domain because of failure to renew copyrightsHero of the Week
Rank #2: 324: The Da Vinci Code. Jeff and Rebecca discuss the book, the movie, the phenomenon: The Da Vinci Code.This episode is sponsored by:One Good Dead by David BaldacciTBRBook Riot Insiders
Rank #1: Ep 166; Five (Six) Favourite Books. As Simon has some post surgery recovery Thomas is joined by the wonderful Frances as she talks about five books she thinks that you should all be reading...Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here. You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereadersFive Favourites From Frances () Frances shares some of her favourite books that you might just want to read.Frances’ Five (Six) Books:The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith(Also mentioned The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser)Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke(Also mentioned Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz-Zafon, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan)The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic(Also mentioned Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis)Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville and Bartleby and Company by Enrique Vila-Matas(White Fang by Jack London, White Jacket by Herman Melville, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Tepper isn’t Going Out by Calvin Trillin)Orlando by Virginia Woolf(To the Lighthouse, A Room of One’s Own, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, The Hours by Michael Cunningham)Other books and authors we talked about:Hagseed by Margaret Atwood, The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift, Mr. Mac and Me by Esther Freud, William Morris: A Life for Our Time by Fiona McCarthy, Peacock and Vine by A.S. Byatt, Bob Dylan, Patrick Modiano, Doris Lessing, Toni Morrison, Gunther Grass, J.D. Salinger, Sinclair Lewis, Sartre, Your Face Tomorrow trilogy by Javier and The Infatuations by Javier Marias, The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy, At Hawthorne Time by Melissa Harrison, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, At Last, Loss for Words, and On the Edge by Edward St. Aubyn, The Last First Day by Carried Brown, Like Death by Guy de Maupassant)Next time on the Readers () Simon and Thomas will be reunited in two weeks when they will be back with more book based banter.Get the RSS link for the podcast by clicking here.You can subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes here.You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereaders
Rank #2: Ep 186; The Readers Summer Read 2018 & Books we Would Like To Write or See Written. In this episode Simon and Thomas are back after another absence due to all sorts of shenanigans to announce the Readers Summer Read 2018 and talk about the books they would like to write or see written. Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here. You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereaders Catching Up and The Readers Summer Read 2018 () Simon and Thomas have a catch up about what has been going on, along with some small housekeeping notes. They also announce the book that they have chosen for the Readers Summer Read 2018. You’ll have to listen in to find out what they have picked. What Books Would You Like to Write or See Written () Thanks to a brilliant question (or set of questions) from one of our listeners Zoe, Simon and Thomas has a chat about what books they would like to write or would like to see written. Is there a story they feel could have more legs? Is there a budding author hosting this show? Where does fan fiction come into all this? What book that they have yet to encounter would they love to be written they just haven’t found yet? They ponder all this and more. Books Discussed on the Show () To follow. Get the RSS link for the podcast by clicking here. You can subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes here. You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereaders
Rank #1: Richard Powers: The Overstory. About the interdependence between humans and trees, Richard Powers found a place for the non-human in literary fiction with his new book, The Overstory. The reader’s interest and affection are captured by poignant and visceral characters who open a perspective larger than the domestic. Richard Powers says there is no separate thing called humanity, and no separate thing called nature: we’re either in the world, or we’re in some abstraction that will never satisfy us. Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Rank #2: Tayari Jones: An American Marriage. Her fourth book, which took her six years to write, An American Marriage brought Tayari Jones to the attention of Oprah’s Book Club. As a result, her novels have become best sellers and reach a wider audience. Jones discusses having both the sensibilities of an urban person and a southern person. Guest Michael McKenzie, Executive PR Director of Algonquin Books, joins the discussion of regional and expansive literature. Judy Bloom makes a surprise appearance, rescuing Tayari Jones at a crucial moment in her career.
Rank #1: 28: The Dream of a Universal Language. What if the whole world spoke the same language? How would it work? Who would be interested in speaking it? In this episode, the dream, the reality, and the hope that is Esperanto.This episode is sponsored by:Mostly Dead Things by Kristen ArnettRelevant links:Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language by Esther SchorAlex Miller's Esperanto YouTube Channel
Rank #2: 27: The Life-Changing Magic of Reading a Book. Sometimes people refer to a book they really liked as "life-changing." But what if you read a book, and it really did change your life in a big way? In this episode, stories of people reading books and making a big change.This episode is sponsored by:The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
Rank #1: Stephanie Danler on coming of age in NYC. Stephanie Dandler and Angie sit down to discuss her novel Sweetbitter
Rank #2: Alain de Botton on keeping love alive. If you've ever been in love, had your heart broken, been in a relationship, or yearned for one, this week's episode is for you -- in other words, if you're a human, you'll benefit from listening to the wise words of world-renowned philosopher and writer Alain de Botton.
Rank #1: Slate's Audio Book Club: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss the American classic The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: ABC: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Emily Bazelon discuss Margaret Atwood's dystopic novel The Handmaid's Tale and the Hulu television adaptation.Today’s sponsor is Audible®, with an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, news, comedy, and more. Get a free audiobook with a 30 day trial at www.audible.com/AudioBookClubAnd by Blue Apron. Create delicious meals at home with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE – with FREE shipping – by going to BlueApron.com/AudioClubLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: Ep 235: Summer of Spouses, Michael Dorris. We're continuing our Summer of Spouses, in which we read work by the less-famous halves of literary couples. This week it's a couple stories by Michael Dorris, who was married to the writer Louise Erdrich. He had some pretty big successes of his own, including a nonfiction book called The Broken Cord, which is credited with raising awareness around fetal alcohol syndrome. He and Erdrich were, for a time, also quite the literary power couple, working together on some projects and editing each others' work. Then Dorris's life took a very dark turn. In the second half of the show, we talk about some of their happier days--or at least they seemed happy from the outside--when the two regularly helped each other with their writing and referred to each other as "indispensable." Also: a follow-up on Tom's previous use of the term "horse bath," and the various regional colloquialisms people use for quick washes in the sink. If you like the show, please consider subscribing to our Patreon, which helps offset our costs and allows us to keep doing the podcast each week. In exchange for $5, you'll also get access to a monthly bonus episode, Book Fight After Dark, in which we explore some of the weirder reaches of the literary universe: Amish mysteries, caveman romances, end-times thrillers and more!
Rank #2: Ep 288: Thom Jones, "The Pugilist at Rest". Thom Jones graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop in the late 70s, but didn't truly find his voice--and critical success--until "The Pugilist at Rest," which was published in The New Yorker in 1991. After that story, Jones published pieces in other big-name magazines and pretty quickly had a story collection out in the world. Journalists really latched onto the late-bloomer story, as well as the fact that Jones was working as a janitor when "The Pugilist at Rest" was published. We talk about the story, and also about the mythology around Jones, who died in 2016. Also this week: Mike's continuing quest to eat a good donut, and why Tom is so tired of reading stories about the 60s. If you like the show, please consider subscribing to our Patreon, which helps us make a bit of money each month and keep the show going. For just $5 a month, you'll get access to a monthly bonus episode, Book Fight After Dark, in which we visit some of the weirder, goofier corners of the literary world. Recently, that's involved reading a paranormal romance novel, the debut novel of Jersey Shore's Snookie, and the novelization of the movie Robocop.
Rank #1: Ep. 71 | Chronic Illness and Mental Health. For August, Kendra, Sachi, and special guest Joce discuss books about chronic illness and mental health. You can find the complete show notes and the transcript for this episode over on our website.Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new books and extra book reviews!Books MentionedWe Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha IrbyGoodbye, Vitamin by Rachel KhongAsk Me About My Uterus by Abby NormanThe Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun WangGuest PicksEliza and Her Monsters by Francesca ZappiaDear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression by Teresa WongCurrently ReadingSeverance by Ling MaBirdie by Tracey LindbergCONTACTQuestions? Comments? Email us email@example.com. SOCIAL MEDIAReading WomenTwitter | Facebook | Instagram | WebsiteMusic by Isaac GreeneLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Ep. 1 | Pilot. In this pilot episode of the Reading Women podcast, co-hosts Autumn Privett and Kendra Winchester discuss the books that made them love strong female characters. and that made them interested in feminism. Bailey's Prize Shortlist Cynthia Bond: Ruby Anne Enright: The Green Road Lisa McInerney: The Glorious Heresies Elizabeth McKenzie: The Portable Veblen Hannah Rothschild: The Improbability of Love Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life Books Mentioned in this Podcast Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose by Flannery O'Connor A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce Contact the Reading Women You can reach us on our website readingwomenpodcast.com or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Music "Stickybee" by Josh WoodardLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: S1E1: Recommended Ep. #1: Samantha Irby and Robin Sloan. In this episode, Samantha Irby recommends The Mothers by Brit Bennett and Robin Sloan recommends The Parable of The Sower by Octavia Butler. This episode of Recommended is sponsored by: Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough To enter the giveaway of all twelve of the books sponsoring this season of Recommended, go here.
Rank #2: S4E12: #12: Nicky Drayden and Helen Ellis. In this episode, Nicky Drayden and Helen Ellis talk about books that captured their attention in big ways.This episode is sponsored by William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future! and William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher.You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher here.A transcript of this episode is available here.Books Discussed:Temper by Nicky DraydenNigerians in Space by Deji Bryce OlukotunAfter the Flare by Deji Bryce OlukotunSouthern Lady Code by Helen EllisWifey by Judy BlumeAre You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy BlumeForever by Judy BlumeLace by Shirley ConranThe Other Side of Midnight by Sidney SheldonHollywood Wives by Jackie CollinsThe Lord Won’t Mind by Gordon Merrick
Rank #1: Ep 195: Wanted: book enthusiast at large. Today’s guest Mary Laura Philpott is an essayist, bookseller, and a big fan of memoirs of people living “everyday lives”. She certainly has experience with an interesting “everyday life” as a Book Enthusiast at Large—yes, that is her job title—for Parnassus Books in Nashville.Anne and Mary Laura chat about the reading and writing life, working through her readerly guilt of hating beloved childhood classics, and the delight of a book flight (or as Mary Laura would say, "reading symphonies").Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/195Connect with Mary Laura: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Catch up on all of the episodes in Volume II of OGB my short-form podcast where we explore just one great book in 10 minutes or less.Thanks to today's sponsors:If you want to travel easier check out the full line of Away sizes and colors. WSIRN listeners can get $20 off a suitcase by using promo code READNEXT20 during checkout!ThirdLove knows there’s a perfect bra for everyone, so right now they are offering WSIRN listeners 15% off your first order!
Rank #2: Ep 185: What should you read this summer?. Most weeks on What Should I Read Next, I’ll do a little literary matchmaking with one guest… but this week, I’m joined by the show's producer, Brenna Frederick, to hook SEVERAL What Should I Read Next listeners up with their perfect Summer read.Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/185Find your next great Summer read in the Modern Mrs Darcy Summer Reading Guide: https://modernmrsdarcy.com/summer-reading-guide-2019/