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Wild Thing is a podcast about the strange and unusual things that capture our imaginations. It’s about the relationship between science and society. It’s about wild places, wild people, and wild ideas. Because whether it’s seeking out Bigfoot, in season one, or gazing skyward to look for extraterrestrial life in season two, the search for the unknown helps us better understand ourselves. Each episode, host Laura Krantz takes us through the latest chapter, which builds on previous ones, so it ...
 
Brendan O'Meara is an author and journalist. The Creative Nonfiction Podcast is a weekly podcast that showcases leaders in narrative journalism, essay, memoir, documentary film, and radio. Brendan teases out the origins, habits, routines, and tactics these masters—Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers—use so that listeners can apply those tools to their own work.
 
If you love documentary films, hear from the top storytellers on Pure Nonfiction. Host Thom Powers is well-connected in this world as a documentary curator for the Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, and SundanceNow Doc Club. He leads conversations that are frank, funny and revealing. Listen to interviews with Oscar-winning filmmakers Barbara Kopple, Alex Gibney, and Roger Ross Williams; as well as the directors of “Making a Murderer,” “Weiner” and “OJ: Made in America.” Often the ...
 
Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands. Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com
 
Imagine a world where people can manipulate fire and wind, light and darkness. All this and more were born out of Leigh Bardugo’s best selling books, and are now the center of the new Netflix Original series, Shadow and Bone. How did the writers, cast, and crew create original material through the ultimate crossover between storylines and characters? What “small science” did they use to meld elements of Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows series? After you watch all of the first ...
 
WritersCast is the voice of writers. Host David Wilk interviews authors of new and forthcoming fiction, poetry and non-fiction books, talking with them about their work as writers, the stories they tell, the subjects they write about and the books they write. Writers reveal the thoughts and ideas behind their writing, and talk about a wide variety of topics of interest to their readers.
 
A Vague Idea is a comedy / trivia podcast hosted by Nate Ragolia & Shannon Paige, with (sometimes) John Peros. Each week, we subject our special guests to a themed list of topics from pop culture, news, politics, history, and more, and find out if they have "A VAGUE IDEA". We also play an array of games, tell stories, offer hot takes, crack jokes, rant, and crown the episode's winner.
 
One True Podcast explores all things related to Hemingway, his work, and his world. The show is hosted by Mark Cirino and produced by Michael Von Cannon. Join us in conversation with scholars, artists, political leaders, and other luminaries. For more, follow us on Twitter @1truepod. You can also email us at 1truepod@gmail.com.
 
Follow Bahdy as he tries to navigate life after ending a tumultuous relationship, losing his job, and on the verge of a mental breakdown. Bahdy is invited by a friend to try his hands at being an erotic masseur where he quickly meets colorful characters and learns some life lessons along the way. Written By: Brian Cushenberry Staring: Timmy Probably, Christine Dylan, Risa Barbosa, Patrick Clark Composer: Kory Hilpmann, Carl Dennis Sound Engineer: Evan Kohlmayer Art Department: Asim Soliman, ...
 
Simplify is a podcast for anyone who’s taken a close look at their habits, their happiness, their relationships, or their health and thought, “There’s got to be a better way to do this.” Hear ideas that get you to better from Gretchen Rubin, David Allen, Rebecca Traister, Dan Savage, Seth Godin and many more. Hosted by Caitlin Schiller and Ben Schuman-Stoler. Brought to you by Blinkist.
 
Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include how to swim, Navajo silversmithing, the sun, begonias and ferns, Martin Luther, U.S. Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, Captain Cook's exploration of Botany Bay, General James Wolfe, and Moravian missionaries in Labrador. (summary by Sue Anderson)
 
Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, blow-pipe weapons, Oriental china; impressions of America by Enrico Caruso, Oscar Wilde, and Charles W. Eliot; Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass; film directors Ernst Lubitsch and King Vidor; architect Louis Sullivan; Roe vs. Wade, women's rights; microphobia, the Boy Scouts, Kentucky's blue-grass region, and wintry weather. (Summary by Sue Anderson)
 
Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the history of aeroplanes, political speeches, travel, philosophy, Japan, the United Nations, Congressional law, rules of cricket and more. (Summary by Sue Anderson)Note: "On the Part Played by Accident in Discovery" by Ernst Mach was translated by Thomas J. McCormack.
 
Marlon and Jake Read Dead People is a podcast hosted by the Man Booker Prize-winning and internationally bestselling author Marlon James and his editor, Jake Morrissey, Executive Editor at Riverhead Books. In each episode, Marlon and Jake talk about authors—specifically dead authors. Authors they like. Authors they hate. Great books, terrible books, and books they love that you’d never expect them to. As a writer and an editor, Marlon and Jake have read thousands of books between them, and t ...
 
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Fran Lebowitz is one of New York’s great conversationalists. Martin Scorsese's new Netflix series “Pretend It’s a City” lets her talk at length about her five decades of living in New York City. Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviews Lebowitz about working with Scorsese and her long friendship with Toni Morrison to whom the series is dedicated…
 
Today’s guest, Irish-Canadian writer Anakana Schofield, joins us to talk about her latest novel Bina, winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year. Bina was also shortlisted for the 2020 Goldsmith Prize, awarded to fiction that pushes the boundaries of form (in the spirit of Walter Benjamin who said “All great works of literature either dissol…
 
Nonfiction Friends is an educational, library-based podcast that seeks to help the public learn interesting, quirky, and sometimes bizarre facts that can be found in the nonfiction section of their local library. In this episode, Josh and Rebecca are giving you tips and pointers for doing well at that next job interview!Check us out online:http://w…
 
The dynamically charming Brooke Sellas joins host DP Knudten for an in-depth conversation about her ‘think conversation, not campaign’ philosophy of marketing with some ‘violently in agreement’ digressions into dogs, shoes, and why they both have problems with ‘sales first’ strategies. Learn more, and connect with, Brooke at www.bsquared.media ++++…
 
"I. Will. Write. This. Book. There's no turning back," says Bob Welch, author of Saving My Enemy, and two dozen other books. We dig into the writing process and the passion and desperation that drives him. Support for The Creative Nonfiction Podcast is provided by: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing and HippoCamp21 (CNFPod21 t…
 
"Everything we do as freelance business owners is a leap of faith," says Wudan Yan (@wudanyan), co-host of The Writers' Co-op Podcast with Jenni Gritters (@jenni_gritters). They talk about: Business proposals The most common questions they get as coaches Jenni "leaving" journalism And so much more! Sponsors: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in …
 
Publishing Talks began as a series of conversations with book industry professionals and others involved in media and technology, mostly talking about the future of publishing, books, and culture. I’ve spent time talking with people in the book industry about how publishing is evolving in the context of technology, culture, and economics. Some time…
 
Does talking about death freak you out? No wonder, it's something many of us avoid thinking about and prefer pretending it's not there. But it's an important topic, and if we can allow ourselves to sit with the truth that life will eventually end, it becomes a beautiful call to appreciate our lives and the people in them. And this is why palliative…
 
The Ugly Cry is one of this year’s most talked-about books and for good reason. Renee chats with author Danielle Henderson about family, coming of age, trauma, comedy, and so much more. Then Phalin gives a brief overview of the heartwarming book The Gratitude Jar and discusses how practicing the nightly routine helped move her life in a positive di…
 
Kristen Arnett's latest novel, WITH TEETH, is out now from Riverhead. In this conversation from 2019, she and Courtney talk about queer writing beyond the coming-out narrative, creating supportive frameworks for getting the work done, and, of course, taxidermy. In the bonus segment, Kristen talks about writing about her home state of Florida. Liste…
 
If you, like so many authors, find you're struggling with marketing your book, maybe the issue is related to whether you've done the work to articulate your author brand. As authors, we put so much of ourselves "out there" - first onto the pages and then for our friends, family, and fans, that it can sometimes feel like we're running down the stree…
 
Ready for the beach? Feeling hungry? We've got a double header of reviews that will be perfect for you. First Natalia reviews Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, a book she campaigns for on the regular to fellow Feminist Book Club members and thinks should be required reading for everyone. Then Emma briefly reviews (no spoilers) three books…
 
Courtney drops by to discuss reading goals updates, to school Jenny on using Reddit for reading, and we may go on a few mutiny and gardening tangents. There is a content warning at the top of this episode so please listen closely! Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 222: Minty Fresh Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or s…
 
Best-selling author (more times than even he can count with certainty,) Dr. Kevin Leman likely wrote a book on any issue in your family you’d like to address and improve. From parenting, to romantic intimacy, to his theories on birth order that still have people talking decades later, Dr. Leman is a deep well of common sense who delivers hilarious …
 
Charlie and Christina Courtenay (Echoes Of The Runes; The Runes Of Destiny) discuss what the Vikings were really like, time travellers' historical partners travelling back with them, and predictability and coincidence as plot devices. Some podcast apps do not show description links properly unless the listener subscribes to the podcast. If you can'…
 
ROAR! This week, we're talking Dinosaurs with returning guests Jason Ling and Laura Morrison! Topics include: Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Earl Sinclair, Turok the Dinosaur Hunter, the Land Before Time, and more! Plus a battle in the Thunderdome, and a round of Dino-A-Gogo! Listen to this episode before it goes extinct! Check out Jason's wife's art at …
 
A magazine that has always been dear to our hearts is Penguin's Happy Reader, an occasional publication that takes inspiration from the idea of a book club. In the early days of the podcast we were delighted to interview its editor Seb Emina. To celebrate the launch of The Happy Reader's latest edition we're releasing that interview again. From the…
 
Welcome to our newest podcast contributor, Emma Ito! Emma briefly discusses three history books she wishes she had been assigned in high school by women authors. Then Renee shares four of her favorite breezy thrillers, perfect for a beach or hammock this summer. Follow and support our hosts Emma: Instagram Renee: Instagram Mentioned in this episode…
 
Most of us learned how to do relationships from a state of victimhood. According to Karpman's Drama Triangle, there are three different roles to play: the victim, the hero and the villain. Regardless of these parts we take on, we're avoiding taking full responsibility for our experiences and our results in the world, which in turn causes a lot of d…
 
One thing most leaders have in common is that they want to perform well. And that often leads them into the trap of believing that to be a great leader, you’re not allowed to be scared—or at least that you'd better not show it. In this episode, Jim Dethmer invites us to embrace the opposite: allowing yourself to be fully present and fully alive—inc…
 
Kelly is an award-winning essayist and a Pushcart nominee. She has an MFA in nonfiction from Lesley University. Her essay “Do No Harm” was awarded the $1000 Best Essay Prize and appeared in Creative Nonfiction’s Issue #55, The Memoir Issue, Spring 2015. Her essay, "Paper Moon" was shortlisted for The Pinch's 2017 Literary Award. Kelly enjoys the qu…
 
Nonfiction Friends is an educational, library-based podcast that seeks to help the public learn interesting, quirky, and sometimes bizarre facts that can be found in the nonfiction section of their local library. This week, Josh and Rebecca are celebrating Pride Month and discussing the meanings behind some of the iconic flags.Check us out online:h…
 
A common desire for authors, indie, aspiring, or otherwise, is to find a literary agent that will help them secure a publishing deal. Maybe even with one of the Big Five or New York publishing houses. But are agents still relevant in this digital self-publishing age? What does an agent do? How do you prepare yourself before you start your search fo…
 
Documentary editor Lewis Erskine died last week at age 64. He was cherished by colleagues as a storyteller and a teacher. His Twitter handle was @editorsavant and his credits include Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, Freedom Riders and Jackie Robinson. In the days after his death, Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers spoke to three of Lewis' colleagues. …
 
First, Renee shares her top five ride-or-die authors, or the five authors whose work she’ll read no matter what. You’ll probably recognize them because when Renee loves something, she forces it on everyone she knows. Then Mariquita reviews Claire Fuller’s newest book, Unsettled Ground, published May 18th. Unsettled Ground tells the story of adult t…
 
Katherine Center is all about the joy, writing characters and stories that pull at your heart. The author of “What You Wish For”, she talks to Olivia about “Things You Save in a Fire,” now in paperback. The effervescent artist shares where she goes to meet writing deadlines, the fun she has with her newsletter, how she researched life as a firefigh…
 
Amanda Vaill takes us to the French Riviera of the 1920s, drawing from her definitive book, Everybody Was So Young, to describe who Gerald and Sara Murphy were and what they meant to the artists they knew. Vaill discusses Fitzgerald’s poor behavior, Hemingway’s ambivalence to the rich, and Gerald’s own artistic efforts. Along the way, she suggests …
 
Best-selling author of ‘Cumulative Advantage’ Mark Schaefer is back with host DP Knudten for a second half conversation about how small initial advantages can yield massive results—if you’re paying attention to them in the first place. Learn more about Mark at www.businessesgrow.com ++++++ The NONFICTION BRAND podcast is hosted by DP Knudten and a …
 
On a very special, format-busting episode, returning guests Skid Maher and Nick Shelton belly up to the podcast for some Story Time. That's right! In addition to some games, these gents are sharing fun and interesting stories from their lives! It's mysterious! It's sexy! It's autograph-loaded. Join us for a joyful hangout, FMK, Fake Ad Reads, Name …
 
Join us as we discuss The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. It's a modern classic, 1989 Booker Prize winner and the author is also the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature but none of this led Laura to hold back, calling it 'dull' and incredibly slow reading. But, of course, hers is not the only voice, so listen in to find out what Kate tho…
 
Rural Rebellion: How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold – Ross Benes – 9780700630455 – hardcover – University Press of Kansas – 256 pages – $29.95 – January 26, 2021 – ebook versions available at lower prices Ross Benes is a journalist and author who now lives in New York City. But he was born and raised in a tiny town in Nebraska. That experi…
 
Love book reviews? Then today’s episode is just for you. First, Niba explores feminist fantasy through the novel Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. Then, in a first for the Feminist Book Club podcast, you’ve got a mother-daughter interview. Natalia and her daughter “Becca” talk about Truce by Risha Chaurasia, a 14 year old multi-published author. We lov…
 
If your child is having a meltdown or throwing a tantrum in the supermarket, you'll do almost anything to make them stop—including turning into MeanParent™. But there's another way! Dr. Tina Payne Bryson offers a different approach to discipline, free of threats and punishments, that is based on neuroscience. Understanding and nourishing your child…
 
*Become a subscriber! For $4.99/month, you’ll get upcoming episodes early, as well as access to subscriber-only bonus episodes. Go to https://anchor.fm/wildthing/subscribe to sign up! While we hypothesized about exoplanets for years, it wasn't until recently that we could confirm their existence. Astrophysicist and MIT professor Sara Seager has bee…
 
In this episode I talk with writer Katherine Standefer. Katherine's debut book, Lightning Flowers, published November 2020 from Little Brown, was shortlisted for the 2018 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Prize from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Her work was featured in The Best American…
 
Who hasn't thought their story —whether fiction or nonfiction — might translate well onto the screen, either as a made-for-TV-series, documentary, or Hollywood movie? Many authors have seen their manuscripts make that leap. How did they do it, and what do you need to consider if you're ready to get pitching? That's the specialty of today's guest. C…
 
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