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Updated December 2019
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The Book Review
Weekly
 
The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
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New Books Network
Daily+
 
Podcasts with Authors about their New Books
 
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All the Books!
Weekly+
 
All the Books! is a weekly show of recommendations and enthusiasm regarding the week's new book releases.
 
Interviews with Scholars of Literature about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Gender about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Native America about their New Books
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
 
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Writers on Writing
Weekly
 
a weekly radio program hosted by author Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and co-host Marrie Stone, on the art and business of writing. More on the show, writers, and writing at penonfire.com. Follow us on Twitter @WOWkuciFM and Facebook at Writers on Writing KUCI-FM.
 
Interviews with Scholars of the Middle East about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Russia and Eurasia about their New Books
 
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New Books in Film
Monthly+
 
Interviews with Scholars of Film about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of East Asia about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Popular Culture about their New Books
 
Interviews with Archaeologists about their New Books
 
Interviews with Authors about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Genocide about their New Books
 
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On Books
Monthly
 
On Books is a podcast about books. Think of it as a two-person book club — or a series of thirty-minute audiobooks. Each week on the show Chris Castiglione brings you a new book. Highlights include: Mating in Captivity, Sapiens, Sex at Dawn, Letters to a Young Poet, Educated, How Not to Die, Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Zero Waste Home, The Artist's Way, Conscious Capitalism, Blink, as well as exclusive interviews with Neil Strauss, ...
 
Interview with Scholar of Judaism about their New Books
 
Interviews with Biblical Scholars about their New Books
 
Interviews with Historians about their New Books
 
Interviews with Spiritual Practitioners about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of National Security about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Religion about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Technology about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Language about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scientists about their New Books
 
Interview with Scholars of Latin America about their New Books
 
Interviews with Writers about their New Books
 
Interviews with Biographers about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Science, Technology, and Society about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of African America about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Global Affairs about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Folklore about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Germany about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Britain about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Buddhism about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Europe about their New Books
 
Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com
 
Interviews with Scholars of Drugs, Addiction, and Recovery about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Critical Theory about their New Books
 
Interviews with Geographers about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Southeast Asia about their New Books
 
Interviews with Sociologists about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Israel about their New Books
 
Interviews with Scholars of Systems and Cybernetics about their New Books
 
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New Books in Art
Weekly
 
Interviews with Scholars of Art about their New Books
 
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New Books in Law
Weekly+
 
Interviews with Scholars of the Law about their New Books
 
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Amy Aronson is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Fordham University and former editor at Working Woman and Ms. magazines. Her biography Chrystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life (Oxford University Press, 2019) gives us the life of a women’s rights activist, labor lawyer, radical pacifist, writer and co-founder of what becam ...…
 
Joshua Simon’s The Ideology of the Creole Revolution: Imperialism and Independence in American and Latin American Political Thought published by Cambridge University Press in 2017, compares the political thought of three Creole revolutionary leaders: Alexander Hamilton, Simón Bolívar and Lucas Alamán. By doing so, Simon brings together the inte ...…
 
In his new book, Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret: The Hidden Environmental Costs of the Movies (Columbia University Press, 2019), Hunter Vaughan offers a new history of the movies from an environmental perspective, noting that both filmmaking and film viewing has an often-hidden impact on the environment. He reviews four blockbusters, "Gone with th ...…
 
From pre-contact, to first-contact, to colonization and beyond, Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba (University of Florida Press, 2018) by Luis Martínez-Fernández is an easy-to-read, yet incredibly fascinating and informative book on the history of early Cuba. In this interview, Martínez-Fernández talks about his Latin Americ ...…
 
What does Friends mean to us now? In Friends: A Reading of the Sitcom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), Simone Knox, an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Theatre, and Television at the University of Reading, and Kai Hanno Schwind, an Associate Professor in the School of Arts, Design and Media at Kristiania University College, explore thi ...…
 
In this this interview, Dr. Carrie Tippen talks with A.R. Ruis about the 2017 book Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States – published in 2017 by Rutgers University Press. Ruis narrates the development of school lunch programs from the late 19th century to the present, describing the evolution from loc ...…
 
In her debut book, Vanessa Linsey takes us on an uproarious journey of spirituality, humor, and humility. Metta Mom: A Mindful Guide to Managing Your Mood & Your Brood (Bowker, 2019) brims with stories unheard outside our most intimate moments like teenage slumber parties, deathbed confessionals, and appointments with a gastroenterologist. Each ...…
 
Science and technology have shaped not only economic empires and industrial landscapes, but also the identities, anxieties, and understandings of people living in modern times. The book I’m looking at today, Made Modern: Science and Technology in Canadian History (University of British Columbia Press, 2018) explores the complex interconnections ...…
 
Free market capitalism has failed women, and even the recent progress that had been made in closing the gender wage gap has leveled off in many rich democracies. Vicky Pryce helps us understand the causes of this ongoing discrimination, the harm it does not just to women and their families but to productivity and economic growth, and what gover ...…
 
What happens to families and communities after immigration raids? William D. Lopez answers this question and more in his new book Separated: Family & Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019). Using ethnographic methods and interviews to deep dive into the aftermath of a local immigration raid, Lopez provides th ...…
 
Never have so many possessed the means to be so lethal. The diffusion of modern technology (robotics, cyber weapons, 3-D printing, autonomous systems, and artificial intelligence) to ordinary people has given them access to weapons of mass violence previously monopolized by the state. In recent years, states have attempted to stem the flow of s ...…
 
Who are the Jews from Arab countries? What were relations with Muslims like? What made Jews leave countries where they had been settled for thousands of years? And what lessons can we learn from the mass exodus of minorities from the Middle East? This neglected piece of history, as ancient as the Bible, and as modern as today’s news, is urgentl ...…
 
Iran has one of the planet's highest rates of addiction. Maziyar Ghiabi's Drug Politics: Managing Disorder in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Cambridge University Press, 2019) offers a fascinating, new, and nuanced perspective on the control and consumption of substances in Iran. Based on ethnographic and historical research, this fully Open Acce ...…
 
Chet Van Duzer's new book Martin Waldseemüller’s 'Carta marina' of 1516: Study and Transcription of the Long Legends (Springer, 2019), presents the first detailed study of one of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance cartography. By transcribing, translating into English, and detailing the sources of all of the descriptive texts on the ...…
 
After the Rushdie affair in 1989 there was an important shift in the public life of British Muslims. Their image came under closer scrutiny which led to new social policies and self-perceptions. This moment also served as a significant pivot in the narrative and representational patterns in British Muslim literature. Claire Chambers, Senior Lec ...…
 
Roberto Carmack’s Kazakhstan in World War II: Mobilization and Ethnicity in the Soviet Empire (University Press of Kansas, 2019) looks at the experience of the Kazakh Republic during the Soviet Union’s Great Patriotic War. Using a variety of archival materials, newspapers, and individual memoirs, Carmack looks at important topics of the war exp ...…
 
Befitting an art history book, Erin Schoneveld’s Shirakaba and Japanese Modernism: Art Magazines, Artistic Collectives, and the Early Avant-Garde (Brill, 2018) is a beautifully packaged analysis of the early twentieth-century Japanese modern art collective Shirakaba and its eponymous coterie magazine (1910-1923). Shirakaba, which means “white b ...…
 
Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt discuss their new edited volume, Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power (University Press of Florida, 2018), the nexus of race, class and power in the history of labor in the South, and how a new generation of southern labor scholars are changing our understanding of labor's past, presen ...…
 
Personal and insightful stories about our connections to each other and the world, our attempts to weave the past and present into a meaningful future, and our varying ways of seeking redemption. In Dan Burns’ latest book, Grace: Stories and a Novella (Chicago Arts Press, 2019), unforgettable characters encounter gorgeous landscapes, nasty betr ...…
 
For all of their prominence in the popular imagination today, the historical record of the Viking presence in England is limited, with much of what we know about them dependent upon the literary accounts attached to it. In Dragon Lords: The History and Legends of Viking England (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019), Eleanor Parker deconstructs these acco ...…
 
Increasing levels of globalization have led to the proliferation of spaces of international exchange. In her new book, Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines (Stanford, 2019), sociologist Victoria Reyes looks at one such space, the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, in the Philippines, to understand how they are conte ...…
 
Like is a ubiquitous feature of English with a deep history in the language, exhibiting regular and constrained variable grammars over time. Alexandra D'Arcy's book Discourse-Pragmatic Variation in Context: Eight hundred years of LIKE (John Benjamins, 2017) explores the various contexts of like, each of which contributes to the reality of conte ...…
 
This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Such a Fun Age, Dead Astronauts, This is Going To Hurt, and more great December books. This episode was sponsored the Read Harder Journal, Book Riot's Read Harder 2020 Challenge, and Sips by RGH. Pick up an All the Books! 200th episode commemorative item here. Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, iTunes, ...…
 
We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous―and easier to share than ever. We associate charts with science and reason; the flashy visuals are both appealing and persuasive. Pie charts, maps, bar and line grap ...…
 
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