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Learn what to read next! We talk about new books, bestsellers and books in many different genres. Discover what other people are reading and recommending. All book and movie titles mentioned in the podcast are listed in the blog post at http://tscpl.org/podcast/
 
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
 
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!
 
AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, a national nonprofit dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, and Hanya Yanagihara, as well as more emerging writers like Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, qu ...
 
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
 
The Creative Writers Toolbelt gives practical accessible advice and encouragement to Creative writers. Each episode explores an aspect of creative writing technique, with examples, allowing you to apply what you learn immediately to your writing. We also throw in the occasional interview with writers and other artists, exploring their wisdom on subjects like story, style, character and the writing process
 
Take your writing from average to awesome, and learn tools of the trade from bestselling authors, master writing teachers, and publishing industry insiders. This podcast will give you tools and techniques to help you get those words on the page and your stories out into the world. Past guests include: Delia Ephron, John Sandford, Steve Berry, Jojo Moyes, Tana French, Guy Kawasaki, and more.
 
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. His books include The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures ...
 
With an eye on reviewing fiction and nonfiction that has regional resonance for Connecticut or Long Island, Joan considers the timeliness and significance of recently published work: what these books have to say to a broad group of readers today and how they say it in a distinctive or unique manner, taking into account style and structure as well as subject matter.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Tune into our podcast twice weekly. On Wednesdays the self-publishing advice podcast offers guidance to authors about publishing their own fiction, nonfiction and poetry books, with ALLi director Orna Ross and co-hosts (includes ALLi Member Q&A). And on Sundays multimedia manager Howard Lovy interviews ALLi members and advisors about their books in the Inspirational Indie Authors series.
 
Nonfiction authors share compelling true stories & books with great ideas for living well. In addition to discussing captivating biographies & memoirs, these writers promote business & entrepreneurship, foster community-building, encourage health & wellness, strengthen home & family, and nurture personal development. Regardless of the genre, all the books we feature are insightful, inspiring, and uplifting. In the end, we save you time by curating long-standing classics, sleepers, and new re ...
 
From the worldwide rise of populism and medical tourism, to Chinese smartphones and Nigerian Cinema -- each season we’ll travel to different places and bring you the stories that you aren't already hearing about, connecting them to the current news at every turn. On this show, we’ll continue the conversations from our books with the journalists who know these stories best.
 
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.
 
The Bat Segundo Show is a cultural radio program devoted to quirky and very thorough long-form interviews with contemporary authors, idiosyncratic thinkers, and other assorted artists. Guests have included John Waters, John Updike, Stephen Fry, Marilynne Robinson, Karen Russell, David Lynch, Weird Al Yankovic, Robert A. Caro, and more than 500 others. Follow Your Ears is an investigative radio program committed to original inquiry and the pursuit of a specific subject through several angles.
 
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.” His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. The title of Chesteron’s 1910 collection of essays was inspired by a title given to him two years earlie ...
 
We are Lavender Lit Club, a queer book review podcast hosted by Julie Arhelger and Julian Kurashima. Every month we discuss a book written by queer authors or that takes on LGBT+ themes and features queer and diverse characters. We'll delve into it all: scifi and speculative fiction, thrillers and mystery, poetry and nonfiction, classic novels and emerging writers. Welcome to the club!
 
Fascinating guests. Fun conversations. Frequent rants. A podcast with Ray Keating - author of BEHIND ENEMY LINES, FREE TRADE ROCKS!, and the PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT thrillers and mysteries - discussing a wide range of issues. What does PRESS CLUB C stand for? Politics, Religion (Christianity), Economics, Sports, Stories (books, authors and writing), Culture (entertainment), Life, Understanding, Business & Entrepreneurship, and Conservative. Ray Keating is an economist, columnist (for example, a ...
 
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Hey there word nerds! Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Matt Hongoltz-Hetling. Matt is a freelance journalist specializing in narrative features and investigative reporting. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, has won a George Polk Award, and has been voted Journalist of the Year by the Maine Press association, as well as many o…
 
Our usual AskALLi Members Q&A is taking a break for this month and being replaced by an Amazon special salon on Amazon advertising. From understanding the customer journey to the benefits of sponsored products, this ALLi podcast is for authors who are getting started with Amazon advertising and want to learn how to set themselves up for success. Jo…
 
Elisa Gabbert (@elisagabbert) returns to talk about her new book The Unreality of Memory (FSG, 2020), as well has her poetry and how it ties into her prose. You'll also hear the five books for her Bookshelf for the Apocalypse and much, much more. This episode is supported by Scrivener, made by writers, for writers. Enter the promo code NONFICTION a…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with John McWhorter about race, racism, and “anti-racism” in America. They discuss how conceptions of racism have changed, the ubiquitous threat of being branded a “racist,” the contradictions within identity politics, recent echoes of the OJ verdict, willingness among progressives to lose the 2020 …
 
"We need to be mindful about this concept of books teaching you something, especially books from different cultures. You can never summarize a whole country, culture, or reality from just one point of view." - Bianca Herzog Bianca Liu Herzog is the creator of @mybookworldtour, the Instagram account dedicated to her journey in reading one womxn auth…
 
SUMMARY Little did Pushpendra Mehta know that by answering one simple question on Quora, his book, Observe to Unmask: 100 Small Things to Know People Better, would emerge. The question: “What small thing can tell you a lot about a person?” Mehta’s answer would get over 1 million views and lead to his collecting bits of wisdom for understanding huma…
 
This Week! We return to the review we never completed on the old podcast, "The Russia Hoax" by Gregg Jarrett, a snowball of inferences and lies that eventually made it all the way downhill and absorbed my parents into itself as well. When we finish releasing the episodes we already recorded we will be finishing this review with brand new episodes t…
 
My good friend Jason Stanley is this episode's special guest. We talk reading, writing, and why I love his product YouCanFollow.Me which is the equivalent of an online business card. You can check out mine at https://youcanfollow.me/MarkTullius (48:10) Also includes the short horror story "The Fine Print" narrated by Vivienne Leheny.…
 
Hey there word nerds! Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Helen Zuman. Helen Zuman is the author of Mating in Captivity, a memoir of her five years, post-Harvard, at Zendik Farm, a neo-hippie cult with a radical take on sex and relationships. Her memoir has received many honors. It got a starred review from Kirkus and was named Kirkus Best I…
 
Kathleen Rooney is the guest. Her new novel, Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey, is available from Penguin Books. This is her second time on the program. She first appeared in Episode 274 on May 4, 2014. Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a nonprofit publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, as well as a founding member of Poems While Y…
 
Speculative Fiction author and podcaster, Theresa Halvorsen is our delightful guest for episode 139! We're talking about the voices in an author's head, always learning, her podcast the Semi-Sages of the Pages, as well as diving behind the scenes of her debut novel, Warehouse Dreams! Theresa Halverson website with social media links Theresa Halvers…
 
Today’s guest is a self-proclaimed “book glutton” who reads in between everyday moments at home, at work, and even while she’s walking. Grettel Castro is a biostatistician living in Miami, Florida. She emigrated to the United States from Cuba at the age of 14, but her voracious appetite for reading started much earlier. Readers, I’m sure many of yo…
 
A zoom session with Raven Leilani gets us into all sorts of things, from candles to disco to painting to amorality, and how you have to come to the page as though you don't think anyone will read it. Also nail polish. And so much more. Plus, Raven brought us New People by Danzy Senna, which was tense and surprising and similarly casual about breaki…
 
This week we're talking about a second-person essay by Jennifer Murvin that was first published in The Cincinnati Review. We also talk about grading in creative writing classes, and how to arrive at standards that are fair without being either too mean or a pushover. Plus at least one tantalizing blind item! Links: You can learn more about Jennifer…
 
Charlie and Midge Raymond (Forgetting English; My Last Continent; also Everyday Writing; Everyday Book Marketing) discuss the current situation in Antarctica and the balance of keeping it clean whilst allowing research and tourism, environmental and climate changes in the same location, and being followed to the toilet by a penguin. Some podcast ap…
 
My guest this week is Janét Aizenstros, a Canadian author, entrepreneur, and publisher. Janet's own story is an inspiring one because she began with a series of children's books and built a series of growing multimedia companies. Now, she's making it her business to help other authors, especially other women, find their own voices and their own aud…
 
More than ever as we gradually emerge from lockdown we find ourselves appreciating the natural world and the joys of walking. The perfect time then to revisit our interview with Emily’s Walking Book Club to hear about the inherent pleasures of walking and talking about books. And picking up on the theme we have some handpicked recommendations for y…
 
A conversation between Brandon Taylor & Garth Greenwell about queer aesthetics, “problematic art,” representation, and much more. The post Tin House Live: Conversation : Queer Beatitudes with Brandon Taylor & Garth Greenwell appeared first on Tin House.By David Naimon, Tin House Books, KBOO 90.7FM
 
It’s always challenging to write about a group of short stories: What to mention? In Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s new collection called Truthtelling, “Pickup” deserves notice because, like the last story in the book, about a page turner of musical scores, it references music, a special love, the author says, that has always informed her writing style. “…
 
Ray has an illuminating discussion with Dr. Gene Edward Veith Jr. – a brilliant guy who has written assorted books, including Post-Christian: A Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, which is the focus of their talk. Like Veith’s book, the two cover a lot of ground. But Ray likes the fact that Veith is a Christian who argues for engaging the wo…
 
Bonus episode time with special return guest, Edward Willett! Come along for a fun conversation as we discuss his two upcoming releases, building an anthology with other authors, the many ways of writing a book, and the sometimes hilarious pitfalls of transcription services. All this and an always amazing, and thrilling chapter reading from book th…
 
In 2008 Kevin Kelly wrote about the value of a creator having 1,000 true fans (you can read the updated version of the essay here). The idea is that you don’t need to be an influencer with a million followers to make a living from your work. All you need are 1,000 true fans each spending $100 a year on your products or services, for you to make $10…
 
Matt Hongoltz-Hetling is a freelance writer and author of A Libertarian Walks into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (And Some Bears). It is published by Public Affairs. Support the show by supporting our flagship sponsor! Scrivener was made by writers for writers. Enter NONFICTION at checkout to receive a 20% discount. Follow t…
 
My special guest was going to be Elisha Roberts of Elishasbookreview.com but I lost the footage of our interview. Dealing with a recent power outage. Advance ebook copy of Beyond Brightside being sent out tomorrow. TNTD in the Pandemic contest kicks off on Oct. 7 (10:10) Includes my short story "Taking Out the Trash" narrated by Chris Andrew Ciulla…
 
"That was the starting place for me - how had we gone from a place of quiet support for refugees to a place of deep anti-refugee sentiment?" - Jessica Goudeau Jessica Goudeau has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Teen Vogue, among many other places, and is a former columnist for Catapult. She produced…
 
Hey there word nerds! Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Ace Atkins. Ace Atkins is the author of twenty-six books, including ten Quinn Colson novels and eight New York Times–bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker’s iconic Spenser series. HBO has optioned the Quinn Colson novels with a series currently in high development…
 
Matthew Salesses is the guest. His new novel, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear, is available from Little A Publishing. This is Matthew's second time on the program. He first appeared in Episode 145 on February 3, 2013. Salesses is the bestselling author of The Hundred-Year Flood, an Amazon Best Book of September and Kindle First pick, an Adoptive F…
 
This Week! The first chapter of our new book review of "The Right Side of History" by Ben Shapiro. We also drew the winners of our copies of "Triggered" by Donald Trump Jr. Andrew Jenco and Taru Tikkanen. Thank you all as always for being our listeners and enjoy the show! Music: "Say You Will" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com…
 
Giving hope to the average achiever, Rich Karlgaard shares his latest book, Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early. He observes, “We’ve created a new system of snobbery based on IQ scores and elite university degrees. To mitigate this crisis, we must stop excessively glorifying precocious achievement and seeing human de…
 
On this episode, we discuss our August 2020 pick is The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo . An Asian-inspired fantasy novella about an exiled empress and the handmaiden who supports her struggle to regain her power that packs an impressive amount of story despite it's short length. Follow our hosts: Reera Yoo (@reeraboo) Marvin Yueh (@marvinyu…
 
Mating in Captivity: A Memoir – Helen Zuman – 9781631523373 – She Writes Press – paperback – 248 pages – May 8, 2018 – $16.95 – ebook versions for sale at lower prices When I was in my younger hippie Whole Earth Catalog reading period of life, I became intensely interested in communes and alternative social structures, what are now often called “In…
 
South Africa makes its first appearance on the show with author, Elaine Dodge! Jason and Elaine discuss topics like the mushy middle, pantsing the first few chapters, writing in places you've never been, bears, and brains in jars! All this and more before diving into a wonderfully steamy sample chapter from her award-winning book, Harcourt's Mounta…
 
Today’s guest has a story that sounds like the beginning of a juicy historical fiction novel. As a teenager, Liz Maguire came across a batch of 1920s love letters at a flea market. This launched an obsession with collecting vintage letters and preserving people’s personal correspondence as a piece of history. Of course, this project has had a marke…
 
Karen returns to chat books, and we talk about how we met the Reading Envy Summer Reading challenge, the awkward melancholy of books we are drawn to in dark times, and the translated standalone graphic memoirs that seem to call to each of us. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 199: Awkward Melancholy Subscribe to the podcast via this li…
 
Gee... have you not felt like reading during the last few months? Tune into the Bookmark for your reliable book discussion and maybe you'll find yourself adding to that TBR (To-Be-Read) list. Zero pressure from our hosts and a reminder that the books will wait. Chris' selections during quarantine show he had royalty on the brain. From real royalty …
 
This week we're discussing an Alice Bolin essay from The Toast, "A Meditation on Britney's 'Baby One More Time,'" which uses the pop star's music as a jumping-off point for an exploration of loneliness, isolation, and the ways in which we hold ourselves apart from others. We talk about ways that writers can use their pop culture obsessions to get i…
 
Breitbart News senior editor at large Joel Pollak discusses the 2020 democratic primaries and shares his thoughts on the 2020 election. He’s interviewed by Reason editor at large Matt Welch. Sponsor link: betterhelp.com/c-span Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy C-SPAN
 
Most of us spend our days handling a deluge of pressing issues. We’re so accustomed to managing emergencies as they strike that we often don’t stop to think about how we could prevent crises before they happen. Why stop at treating the symptoms when you could develop a cure? How many daily headaches do we tolerate because we’ve forgotten to fix the…
 
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