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A bi-monthly conversation about writing, creativity and the world we live in. Author Linn Ullmann talks to some of the world’s most exciting literary voices about their books, their writing process and how they view the world and current events around them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and an assortment of various contributors. Some lite commentary is included and the shorter poems are often read twice, as time permits. The Daily Poem is presented by Goldberry Studios. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Exploring the Tolkien Legendarium with the Christian Faith - Join Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Richard Rohlin and their guest co-hosts as they explore the life, works and Middle-earth legendarium of author J. R. R. Tolkien, informed by the Orthodox Christian faith.
 
Stories about how literature sounds. SpokenWeb is a monthly podcast that shares stories from the audio archives of Canadian literary history. Drawing on Canadian literary archival recordings from across Canada, episodes are snapshots of Canadian literary history and contemporary responses to it, including interviews, panel discussions, lectures, readings, and audio essays.
 
Revealing, intimate conversations with visionaries and leaders in the arts, science, technology, public service, sports and business. These engaging personal stories are drawn from interviews with the American Academy of Achievement, and offer insights you’ll want to apply to your own life.
 
A weekly podcast about books, writing, reading, and raccoons. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, editors at Barrelhouse Magazine and authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. Winner of a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award for Best Streaming Media Project. You don't need to read the books to enjoy the show!
 
Here at The Root we’ve always loved, praised, and centered Black literature in the broader conversation. Each week hosts Danielle Belton and Maiysha Kai sit down with an author we love to talk about their work, what inspires them, and what they hope to contribute to the culture at large. Guests so far include Nikole Hannah Jones, Brittney Cooper, Ijeoma Oluo, Morgan Jerkins, and Claudia Rankine.
 
The Hollis Brothers present: A wondrous journey through the literary “high” arts. Join us as we discover and discuss worlds beyond time and space. Follow, as we dive deep into the depths of the imagination only the human mind could shape! And what we find, in those hidden nooks and crannies? Only YOU can find out! Novels, comics, films and...cannabis!!?? All and more, welcome to Get Literature Instagram: @lets_getliterature Twitter: @get_literature
 
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Today's podcast is an interesting poem that functions less as a beautiful poem but more a historical artifact. In 1793, the English Ambassador met with the Chinese Emperor. After their meeting, the emperor, Qianlong, wrote an interesting poem about the encounter. In today's podcast, we dissect that poem. Below is also Lee's English translation of t…
 
Today I spoke to anthropologist Alisse Waterston and artist Charlotte Corden to ask them questions, such as: What will become of us in these trying times? How will we pass the time that we have on earth? These questions draw on their gorgeously rendered graphic form book, Light in Dark Times: The Human Search for Meaning (University of Toronto Pres…
 
Silvia Spring speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her debut short story “The Home Front,” which appears in The Common’s fall issue. In this conversation, Spring talks about the inspiration and process behind this story, which tangles with the difficulties of coming into adulthood, and the experience of living abroad without feeling part o…
 
The Parable of the Talents is a story about work assignments. How much work can each person do? How will each person—from the least to the greatest—be judged for the results of their work? Everyone is accountable for doing this work. What is the work assignment in Matthew? Obviously (for those who have ears to hear), to do the will of the Father of…
 
It's the OG of experimental literature! (In English, anyway...) In this episode, Jacke takes a look at the wild and woolly Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne. And in spite of Dr. Johnson's famous claim that "nothing odd will do long - Tristram Shandy did not last!" we're still talking about this classic eighteenth-century novel. Who was Sterne? Wha…
 
Listen to more episodes of (post)script at Patreon. Wes & Erin continue their discussion of “Apocalypse Now.” Wes apologizes for asking Erin to watch something so disturbing, and we further discuss dueling conceptions of the arts, one Platonic and the other Aristotelian. We agree that “Apocalypse Now,” despite being challenging, is an aesthetic mas…
 
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fuck yourself?... Literally? That question can be answered on this episode of Get Literature, where we discuss The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold. This classic time travel story by the man responsible for the classic Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" will take you not only to plac…
 
In this installment of Critical Hit, a Major Spoilers Real Play RPG Podcast: The crew comes face to face with a familiar face. Character sheets for characters at level 4 are available at Patreon.com/MajorSpoilers Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at Patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure…
 
Once again we are breaking format to talk about a Casey McQuiston New Adult romance novel, and we make no apologies. This time we get into her sophomore novel: ONE LAST STOP! We talk queer history, subway sex, found family, and so much more! Stick around til the end where we announce what we're covering next. As always, thanks to Martha Riley for o…
 
This week, Liberty talks about a couple of fabulous backlist titles related to the week’s new releases! Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher and never miss a beat book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these li…
 
Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi reads How to Survive a Pandemic in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem was commissioned by the National Concert Hall in Ireland for the Notes from a Quiet Land event. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.…
 
Supergirl. Not the girl of today, but the Woman of Tomorrow. This week, we take a look at Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 because YOU demanded it! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure Dueling Reviews continues far into the future! Join our Discord s…
 
You only die once. But you can get close a few times. Bruce Greyson never was very spiritual, but after interviewing 1,000’s of people who have had near-death experiences he’s changed his mind about life after death. His new book is After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond.Later in the show: For many of us, …
 
Jeff and Rebecca pick their most memorable, favorite, and otherwise noteworthy reads of 2021 so far. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Rebecca’s Picks: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Girlhood by Melissa Febos Little Devil in America by …
 
John’s favorite avocation is editing a Public Books column called B-Side Books, where writers resurrect beloved but neglected books. Now comes a book that collects 40 of these columns (the Washington Post review was a big thumbs-up, and John talked about the B-side concept on Five Books). This week’s B-Sider is celebrated American novelist Caleb Cr…
 
It's hot! This week, we look at the top five ways to beat the heat this summer. Subscribe to the Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at Patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure The Top Five Podcast continues far into the future! Join our Discord ser…
 
SHOWNOTES Summary Your princess is in another castle? We look at the tropes of damsels in distress and princesses in fairy tales in this episode. We speak with a folklorist whose work focuses on the language of body and gender in folktales, then talk to an author who has written a series of books about a woman reconfiguring gender as she saves peop…
 
Episode Notes We read what is basically grandma porn for the idea of being trapped on an island with other peoples babies. It's disturbing and shines a light on the fantasies of a very lonely author.We learn: Ben doesn't get the joke when Glen plays the Ratchet Book Club promo Glen can't have the "Summer of '89" with his friend while they're both u…
 
This week we sit down with the very talented Dawnie Walton, whose brilliant debut novel, The Final Revival of Opal & Nev, has been named one of the most anticipated books of 2021 by Essence, Vogue, O Magazine, Elle, Lit Hub, and The Independent. Listen to hear Dawnie talk about making the career transition from journalism to fiction author, how the…
 
The year is STILL 1933 with THE LORD OF LIFE by pseudonym of a pseudonym Neil Bell. 19 men and 1 woman are the only known survivors after a mad Bond villain scientist ends the world and it only gets worse from there because we're pretty sure this author thought he was being DROLL. Come for how fish are NOT pollinators, actually, stay for the Victor…
 
“the direct nature of the experiment” [BRUC] It's the third week of the month, and that means it's time for our Exotic Animals feature! When you hear "rat" anywhere near the Sherlock Holmes stories, there are three possible conclusions: the Giant Rat of Sumatra, Ballarat, or... Lab rats, which is our topic of discussion. While lab rats aren't liter…
 
Fantasy Flight Games has a new Cthulhu game on pre-order, Marvel's Battleworld gets the Funko treatment, and what is Richard Garfield up to now? Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed RSS Feed Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure Munchkin…
 
Happy Bloomsday, one and all! Enjoy a selection of readings from Ulysses by our talented listeners from across the globe. It’s a Bloomsday bash you can listen to anywhere. Just add gorgonzola and burgundy! Cool stuff to support: Sweny's Patreon helps keep this marvelous Dublin landmark alive. Please subscribe! U22: The Centenary Ulysses Podcast Uly…
 
Forty years ago in Egypt, the mystic and inventor Al-Jahiz pierced the veil between realms, sending magic into the world before vanishing into the unknown. Think steampunk meets history meets detective novel meets magic! Now in 1912 Cairo, humans brush elbows with djinn in crowded tramcars and airships sail the skies. In this new world the Egyptian…
 
PC Peter Grant takes center stage this week on the Major Spoilers Podcast as we look at Rivers of London: Night Witch. Plus, we review In The Heights, Mighty Morphin #8 and Radiant Black #5. We also share some news items that may interest you! Subscribe to the Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed! Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed RS…
 
This week, Liberty and Tirzah discuss The World Gives Way, Blood Like Magic, The Box in the Woods, and more great books. Pick up an All the Books! shirt, sticker, and more right here. Follow All the Books! using RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify and never miss a beat book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. This…
 
Listen to this interview of Brooke Rollins, Assistant Professor of English at Lehigh University. We talk about lots of Greeks and about one Frenchman and (if you write) also about you. Brooke Rollins : "I think there is a way that practice in reading and writing–––that it lines up so nicely with physical training. You know, to run a marathon, you d…
 
Today I talked to Lee Zacharias about her new book What a Wonderful World this Could Be (Madville Publishing, 2021). Alex has always wanted a real family. Her father commits suicide, her mother has never noticed where she is, and at 15, she falls in love with a 27-year-old photographer. When she comes of age, she’s about to marry him, but someone e…
 
On this episode, Yajaira and Cheli discuss the first book to the Grishaverse trilogy, Shadow and Bone - by Leigh Bardugo. Join them as they hate on the Darkling but low key also vibe with him BUT ALSO who the f*ck is Mal??? DISCLAIMER: The podcast contains adult themes, adult dialogue and spoilers. Our opinions are just that, opinions. We are not b…
 
Constance Congdon's 2 Washington Square (Broadway Play Publishing, 2020) is a free-wheeling adaptation of Henry James' novel Washington Square set on the cusp of the 1960s as one era gives way to a startlingly different one. As always, Congdon's dialogue crackles with intensity and wit, echoing James' own razor-sharp observations of characters from…
 
Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon buying MGM, Roxane Gay’s new imprint, what makes an “it” book, and more. Discussed in this episode: Fare thee well, Eric Carle Amazon buys MGM Roxane Gay imprint! WNDB no longer using “own voices” SHE SAID movie coming John Steinbeck’s unpublished…werewolf novel?? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio…
 
It seems even William Shakespeare had household floors to keep clean. While it likely wouldn’t have been the actual William doing the majority of the sweeping in his household, one item the bard seems to have been familiar with through his nineteen uses of the word “sweep” and one use of the word “besom” across his works is the household broom used…
 
Coach K, as Mike Krzyzewski is best known, has had more wins than any other men's basketball coach in the NCAA... by a long shot. He's also the proud owner of three Olympic Gold Medals, from his time caching the USA Men’s National Team. Well, Coach K has announced that he is retiring, after four decades with the Duke University Blue Devils. And so …
 
Episode Notes This week I check in with an author I've read before by reading about greedy teens who search for a haunted ouija board, and a greedy family who battle aliens to keep an anal probe.We learn: Drac has fallen off the map, and I'm worried about him I've coined the phrase "Glenergy" to describe what makes my show so successful My kid like…
 
Novelist Laurie Frankel joins Jacke to talk about her writing, her theater background, and her new novel One Two Three. Then Jacke and Laurie geek out on Shakespeare and choose the Top 10 Things To Love About Hamlet. Laurie Frankel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of novels such as The Atlas of Love, Goodbye for Now, and the …
 
Winston Gambro talks about Rex Radley Boy Adventurer and his other creations in Episode 490 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast! Winston is an up-and-coming comics creator who builds a lot of fun and adventure into his creations, and that includes Rex Radley Boy Adventurer, which we discuss in depth! Here’s how this title is described: “Rex Radley is an …
 
421. Part 1 of our interview with Dr. Elista Istre, author of Creoles of South Louisiana: Three Centuries Strong. Elista, an avid traveler with a passion for cultures across the globe, founded Belle Heritage™ to offer consulting expertise and create cultural experiences that inspire individuals and organizations to celebrate the beauty of heritage.…
 
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