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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.
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me. Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...
Placebo power. The placebo effect demonstrates that the mind-body interaction can be powerful. Placebos can turn on the body’s natural biological processes to relieve a range of conditions, and in the future deception may not even be necessary.
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: 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: 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: 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: Ep. #295 - Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing. On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview NYT bestselling author Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing. They discuss her fascinating life studying wildlife in Africa and how she learned to adjust to her life upon returning. Her life has been a beautiful journey and her debut work of fiction is just as good.
Rank #2: Ep. #358 - Previewing exciting new books coming out in August!. It's that time once again! We're talking about the books we're most excited to read in August! Also, in case you missed it, we were profiled by Authority Magazine for being a binge-able podcast. You can check that article right here: https://medium.com/authority-magazine/how-to-become-the-center-of-influence-through-nerdy-podcasting-with-the-hosts-of-show-of-the-3be028f2f81f Also, also - We're interviewing Elvis Duran LIVE this October in Parma, Ohio. Get tickets here: https://www.beyondbookjackets.com/duran Books mentioned in this episode The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai Inland by Téa Obreht Is There Still Sex in the City? By Candace Bushnell Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks Bottle Grove by Daniel Handler The Warehouse by Rob Hart The World Doesn't Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott Beneath the Attic by VC Andrews I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Gilly Segal & Kimberly Jones We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White The Swallows by Lisa Lutz The Sea Witch Rising by Sarah Henning Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton Consent by Donna Freitas Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying by Bassey Ikpi Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry
Rank #1: Ep 370 - Knights of the Round Table (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Ellen Kushner. It's time to make some more choices! Thanks to a benevolent small business owner, we've been transported back to the time of Arthurian legend and must face the biggest choice of all: food service or secretarial work!Actually, we make plenty of fun choices in Ellen Kushner's CYOA riff on the Knights of the Round Table. So join us for a bunch of boons, magic, and mannerpunk!
Rank #2: Ep 050 - Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James. Strap yourselves in and pick a good safe word, because Andrew and Craig both read Fifty Shades of Grey for this, our landmark 50th episode! Boy are they sorry!A warning up front in case you're not familiar: this is a book that is mostly about a BDSM relationship. Our show this week has swearing and pretty graphic descriptions of sex, so keep that in mind while listening.
Rank #1: Episode 1 - Book Slumps with Sara Benincasa. This week, Mallory and Brea discuss ways to get out of a book slump and interview author Sara Benincasa about her fundraiser to help refugees and have Neil Gaiman read the Cheesecake Factory menu out loud! Use the hashtag #SayNoToBookSlump to participate in online discussion on Twitter and Instagram! Bookish News Story- http://www.obsentinel.com/calendar/reading-labs--a-program-pairing-emerging-readers-with-furry/event_7dd92586-3fcf-11e7-b6ac-4711c2218565.html Sara Benincasa- https://sarabenincasa.com/ www.neilcake.com https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa BookRiot Podcasts- http://bookriot.com/listen/ Books Mentioned- No Matter The Wreckage by Sarah Kay https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781938912481 Borne by Jeff Vandermeer https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780374115241 Get In Trouble by Kelly Link https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780812986495 Author Tana French https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143113492 Runtime by S.B. Divya https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780765389794 Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781416928171 From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konisburg https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780689711817 Yes Please by Amy Poehler https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062268358 Sex Criminals Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781607069461
Rank #2: Ep 112 -How to Boil Water and Other Cookbooks and Sam Slaughter! . Brea and Mallory talk about cookbooks and interview writer Sam Slaughter! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Sponsor - Lola mylola.com Use code GLASSES when you subscribe! Links - Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads Group Amazon Wish List Newsletter Recipe Tracker App - Paprika Sam Slaughter Sam's Twitter Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum? by Sam Slaughter Books Mentioned - Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James Movers and Shakers by Hope Ewing The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook edited by Louise Hagler and Dorothy R. Bates Chloe's Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald, and Alex Day Smuggler's Cove by Martin Cate and Rebecca Cate Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander The Need by Helen Phillips Gather at the River edited by David Joy and Eric Rickstad By the Smoke and the Smell by Thad Vogler Deep Down Dark by Héctor Tobar The Bar Book by Jeffrey Morgenthaler Liquid Intelligence by Dave Arnold Drinking Like Ladies by Misty Kalkofen and Kirsten Amann The Dead Rabbit Mixology & Mayhem by Sean Muldoon, Jack McGarry, and Jillian Vose
Rank #1: 91: Stephanie Danler (SWEETBITTER on Starz) & Lorrie Moore's ANAGRAMS. Stephanie Danler drops by the Damn Library for a second go around, this time to talk the Sweetbitter television adaptation she created, now on Starz. We discuss the Disneyland of production, why writers' rooms are great, and how she doesn't really live in Los Angeles like her house would imply. Plus we got into Lorrie Moore's Anagrams, and its satellite stories, and the forgotten voids of the 80s. Christopher and Drew also overpromise on tote bags. contribute! https://patreon.com/smdb for drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.com music: Disaster Magic - Get Raining (https://soundcloud.com/disaster-magic)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: 43: Stephanie Danler & "Bluets". Stephanie Danler, author of the highly recommended Sweetbitter, joins the guys in the Damn Library for a chat about anything and everything. Food, identity, sex - you name it, they talk about it. TWO cocktails are imbibed and Maggie Nelson's exceptional Bluets is unanimously praised. 15 seconds of a song: "The Clearest Blue" - CHVRCHESLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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: Ep 1: #SEABookstoreDay. Epigraph For our inaugural episode, we took the #SEABookstoreDay Challenge on Independent Bookstore Day and visited 17 bookstores in/around Seattle, WA. So, without further ado, we are pleased to present you with Drunk Booksellers Episode 1: #SEABookstoreDay! Bitches in Bookshops Our brilliant theme music, Bitches in Bookshops, comes to us with permission from Annabelle Quezada. The video is pure genius. B*tches in Bookshops (a Jay Z-Kanye West parody) from Annabelle Quezada on Vimeo. Performed by La Shea Delaney (@lashea_delaney) & Annabelle Quezada (@annabelleqv). Director / Producer / Songwriter - Annabelle Quezada Director of Photography / Editor - Eliav Mintz Song Recorded / Mixed by - Stephen Galgano Introduction In Which Emma and Kim Explain What the Hell This Podcast Is, What They Are Currently Reading, And Make a Rather Tasty Beverage Out of Items Scavenged From Kim’s Nearly-Empty Fridge [3:15] Dare Me by Megan Abbott Also mentioned: The Fever by Megan Abbott [3:53] The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris Also mentioned: Chocolat by Joanne M. Harris, Zombies, Run, The Avengers [5:08] Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer [6:10] Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique [7:04] Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping by Paco Underhill [7:24] Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Chapter I In Which Our Heroes Begin Their Epic Quest for #SEABookstoreDay, Traversing Land and Water to Visit the First Five Stores [11:40] Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo Suzanne Droppert recommends Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel [13:15] Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island René Kirkpatrick recommends The Martian by Andy Weir [14:55] Seattle Mystery Bookshop, Pioneer Square Fran Fuller recommends The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black Also mentioned: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch [16:50] Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, Georgetown Larry Reed recommends Black River by Josh Simmons [19:03] Queen Anne Book Company, Queen Anne Wendy Wieking recommends Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgman Chapter II In Which Our Heroes Continue to Circumnavigate Seattle, Discover Booze in a Globe, and Meet #TeamSasquatch [21:18] Island Books, Mercer Island Roger Page recommends Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery [23:53] Parkplace Books, Kirkland Rebecca Willow recommends Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon [25:28] Bonus Sasquatch Sighting! Haley Stocking, Publicist at Sasquatch Books, recommends Little Kunoichi, The Ninja Girl by Sanae Ishida Also mentioned: Book Lust by Nancy Pearl, Larry Gets Lost, Elliott the Otter: The Totally Untrue Story of Elliott, Boss of the Bay by John Skewes Check out #TeamSasquatch’s Independent Bookstore Day Storify, tracking their shenanigans throughout the day. HOW DID WE MISS THE MIMOSAS AT LIBERTY BAY? [26:53] Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park Robert Sindelar recommends Barefoot Dogs by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho [28:44] Edmonds Bookshop, Edmonds Mary Kay Sneeringer recommends The Painter by Peter Heller Also mentioned: Seattle Reads Also mentioned: My Body is a Book of Rules by Elissa Washuta [31:14] Book Larder, Fremont Lara Hamilton recommends A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones Also mentioned: Short Stack Editions [32:40] Open Books: A Poem Emporium, Wallingford John W. Marshall recommends Sorrow Arrow by Emily Kendal Frey Chapter III In Which Our Exhausted Heroes Make Brick Music, Drink a Well-Deserved Beer, and Are Crowned Indie Bookstore Champs [36:26] University Bookstore, U District Brad Craft recommends How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood by Jim Grimsley Also mentioned: Serial Doodler by Brad Craft [37:22] Mockingbird Books, Greenlake Jesse Miller recommends El Deafo by Cece Bell Also mentioned: The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove, Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson [39:26] The Secret Garden Bookshop, Ballard Kelsey recommends The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins Also mentioned: Ms. Marvel Vol 2: Generation Why by G Willow Wilson [42:30] Phinney Books, Phinney Ridge Tom Nissley recommends Fierce Attachments by Vivian Gornick Also mentioned: The Odd Woman and the City by Vivian Gornick, Phinney by Post [45:30] Third Place Books, Ravenna Alex recommends Butterflies in November by Auour Ava Olafsdottir Also mentioned: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell [48:32] The Elliott Bay Book Company, Capitol Hill Kenny Coble recommends Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Also mentioned: My Ideal Bookshelf by Jane Mount Epilogue In Which the Drunk Booksellers Go Out Dancing, Visit More Bookstores, Befriend Cats, And Realize They Forgot About Kenny Bonus bookstores! Phoenix Comics & Games, Twice Sold Tales Also mentioned: Palimpsest by Catherynne Valente Endnotes Corrections & Clarifications - Small Beer Press is Kelly Link’s press, not her publisher (though Small Beer Press was the original publisher of Stranger Things Happen and Magic for Beginners, which means Emma now has a new quest to find a Small Beer Press edition of Magic for Beginners). - Maggie Stiefvater’s last name is pronounced Steve-Otter. Proof: - We mentioned a Tomb Raider display on multiple occasions. The display is actually for the TombQuest series by Michael Northrop, rather than the Tomb Raider video game & movie franchise. Here’s a picture from The Secret Garden Bookshop: As opposed to:
Rank #2: Ep 5: Liberty Hardy, Book Riot. Epigraph We’re here on episode number 5 with Liberty Hardy, contributing editor at Book Riot and co-host of the All the Books! podcast. In addition to this LibSyn landing page, you can find us on Tumblr or stream the episode on iTunes and Stitcher. Follow us on Twitter at @drunkbookseller for updates, book recs, and general bookish shenanigans. Bitches in Bookshops Our theme music is awesome. Bitches in Bookshops comes to us with permission from Annabelle Quezada. Introduction [0:30] In Which We Drink PBR and Discuss ALL THE BOOKS Coming Out in October In addition to her Book Riot work, Liberty is a roaming bookseller, former bookseller at RiverRun Bookstore in New Hampshire, judge for Bookspan’s Book of the Month Club, volunteer librarian, and self-proclaimed velocireader. Drink of the Day: Pabst Blue Ribbon. Yes, that PBR. Originally posted by uponfurtherreview-mark Emma’s reading Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan, and A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham Kim’s reading Phoebe and her Unicorn by Dana Simpson, My Fight/Your Fight by Ronda Rousey, The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray, and Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. Liberty’s reading Mrs. Engels by Gavin McCrea, Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen, and Monsters: The Hindenburg Disaster and the Birth of Pathological Technology by Ed Regis. October is a very exciting month for books, amiright? Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor Slade House by David Mitchell The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff Witches of America by Alex Mar Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers by Matt Kaplan Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew Degraff and Daniel Harmon Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns Last Night’s Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors by Kate Gavino We Five by Mark Dunn The Mare by Mary Gaitskill Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving The Givenness of Things: Essays by Marilynne Robinson Numero Zero by Umberto Eco Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente Also mentioned: The Penguin Book of Witches by Katherine Howe, Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn, various books by Cat Valente (Six-Gun Snow White, Deathless, Speak Easy) Chapter I [16:45] In Which Liberty Doesn’t Have To Wear Pants, Tells Us Her Secret to Reading ALL the Books, and Gives Us a Tour of Her Library and Cat B&B Liberty’s last official brick-and-mortar bookselling gig was at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH. Now she talks about books on the interwebz at Book Riot and doesn’t have to wear pants, which seems like a pretty sweet deal to me. Originally posted by nevadatrek If you’re not listening to Liberty’s podcast every week, you should. Like, stop reading this and go listen to All the Books! instead. We’ll wait. Want to read like a bookseller? You can score advanced digital copies of books from NetGalley and Edelweiss. Learn more about Edelweiss here. Fun Fact: The average person reads 215 words per minute. Liberty reads 536 words a minute. How do you match up? Liberty only sleeps 3 to 4 hours a night. So, that’s a thing. Originally posted by redbullmediahouse Chapter II [31:30] In Which Gary Shteyngart Writes a Successful Blurb, A Giant Crate of Books Washes Up On Liberty’s Desert Island, Liberty’s fav local bookstore haunt is Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, NH. She also “accidentally” bought a bunch of books from Small Beer Press in the middle of the night (including The Liminial War by Ayize Jama-Everett and Kalpa Imperial by Angélica Gorodischer, translated byUrsula K. Le Guin). And she gives a big shout out to Sherman’s Books in Portland, ME and their store manager Josh Christie who, spoiler alert, is our next guess on Drunk Booksellers! Liberty’s a judge for Bookspan’s Book of the Month Club. Sounds rad. Liberty’s wheelhouse: anything compared to Kurt Vonnegut or The Secret History by Donna Tartt We talk blurbs. Gary Shteyngart blurbs everything, including this gem about Sloane Crosley’s new novel: “The Clasp reads like The Goonieswritten by Lorrie Moore.” It’s kinda brilliant. Liberty’s Desert Island Books: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken, The Known World by Edward P. Jones, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, The Sorrows of a Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, My Name is Asher Levby Chaim Potok Station Eleven Books: Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy, Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt, a Charles Portis book other than True Grit Wild Book: Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson. Possibly on an iPad? With an external charger? That’s probably cheating… Originally posted by gifsboom Chapter III [42:45] In Which We Make Authors Awkward with Our Literary Tattoos Go to Handsell: Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Trade Book by Erik Larson Impossible Handsell: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith,Tampa by Alissa Nutting Liberty’s Literary Tattoos include: “What a punishing business it is simply being alive.” -from The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters “Because it is bitter, And because it is my heart.” -from ”In the Desert” Stephen Crane Goodbye Blue Monday Bomb from Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Baba Yaga Chicken Leg House from Hellboy Juice Box w/ Drink Umbrella from The Tick Last Book Gifted: M Train by Patti Smith Liberty has very literary cats. Their names are Steinbeck (instead of Spork from Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway) & Millay Emma’s cat’s name is Link. As in Kelly Link, not this Link: Originally posted by themaverickk Literary media for your immediate consumption: Lit Hub The Scofield Flavorwire Buzzfeed The Millions Electric Literature Publishers Weekly Shelf Awareness Epilogue [56:45] In Which You Can Find Liberty on the Interwebz and She Explains Frampton Comes Alive to Your Hosts Twitter: @MissLiberty Tiny Letter: Franzen Comes Alive Website: FranzenComesAlive.com Tumblr: franzencomesalive.tumblr.com/ posts on Book Riot Originally posted by richardsmanuel Find Emma on Twitter @thebibliot and writing nerdy bookish things for Book Riot. Kim occasionally tweets at @finaleofseem. And you can follow both of us [as a podcast] on Twitter @drunkbookseller! Don’t forget to subscribe to Drunk Booksellers from your podcatcher of choice. Do you love our show? Tell the world! 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Rank #1: David Sedaris. This week, Megan and Clay ask David Sedaris about the snapping turtle he tried to feed his benign tumor to (the turtle's name was Granddaddy; the serious drift in his new collection of essays, CALYPSO; and what his siblings think about being written about so often by him. Have you ever wondered why your grade school English teacher insisted you stop ending a sentence with a preposition? We have the answer. And our editors reveal their favorite new books!
Rank #2: Preet Bharara. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara joins us on this week’s episode to discuss Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law. Then our editors join with their top picks in books this week.
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/
Rank #1: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. We speak to author Amor Towles about his latest work of historical fiction A Gentleman in Moscow.
Rank #2: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. In this episode of Book Club Appetizer, Abbe and Emma discuss a new YA favorite—THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon—and chat with the author.
Rank #1: Episode 235 || Seasonal Reads: Back to School!. On this edition of Seasonal Reads, we're taking you back to school! Or celebrating the fact that your kids are back in school and you might be feeling some relief after the long days of summer vacation. You can find all of the following books for sale (or preorder) in The Bookshelf's online store. Now That You've Got a Break... + Family of Origin by CJ Hauser + City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert + The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal + Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane + The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead + Lock Every Door by Riley Sager For the Nervous Student + We Don't Eat our Classmates by + All Are Welcome by + Planet Kindergarten by + Kindergarten Countdown by Marjorie Parker + The Pigeon Has to Go to School by + The King of Kindergarten by For Those Who Want to Go Back + Bloomability by Sharon Creech + People Like Us by + The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak + Looking for Alaska by John Green + The Shakespeare Requirement by Julie Schumacher Thanks, as always, to Forlorn Strangers for the use of our theme music. Learn and listen more here. Listen to a full back catalogue of our show here, and, if you're interested in some exclusive content like Chris and Annie's Unpopular Opinions, consider supporting us on Patreon here.
Rank #2: Episode 234 || July Reading Recap. July was a very busy month here at The Bookshelf, and while our combined list is somewhat small, it allowed us to have a deeper conversation about what we managed to finish! You can find all of the following books for sale (or preorder) in The Bookshelf's online store. Annie read: + Ordinary People by Diana Evans + The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory + Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner + The Other's Gold by Elizabeth Ames Chris read: + Family of Origin by CJ Hauser + God by Reza Aslan Thanks, as always, to Forlorn Strangers for the use of our theme music. Learn and listen more here. Listen to a full back catalogue of our show here, and, if you're interested in some exclusive content like Chris and Annie's Unpopular Opinions, consider supporting us on Patreon here.