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All About Agatha is a podcast all about, well, Agatha. Agatha Christie, of course. The Queen of Crime, a real-life Dame of the British Empire and author of sixty-six mystery novels that spanned the Twentieth Century, defining a genre. Every month or so we revisit one of these novels in the order they were first published in the UK. Discussions range from plotting and interpretation to the impact of the beloved adaptations to an attempt at ranking them all. We take a breather in between novel ...
 
Welcome to Writer Types, the thriller, crime and mystery fiction podcast hosted by Eric Beetner. Our two monthly episodes include author interviews, publishing insights from industry professionals, book reviews, convention reports, and more. Join today's top crime and mystery authors for a few laughs and some really great reads.
 
Find your next great audiobook on our podcast, Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine. Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile Editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. All in 6 minutes or less. It’s short, sweet, and just what your ears need. Got a bit more time? Listen to the bonus episode featuring conversations with the best voices in the audiobook industry.
 
In need of a good read? Or just want to keep up with the books everyone's talking about? NPR's Book of the Day gives you today's very best writing in a snackable, skimmable, pocket-sized podcast. Whether you're looking to engage with the big questions of our times – or temporarily escape from them – we've got an author who will speak to you, all genres, mood and writing styles included. Catch today's great books in 15 minutes or less.
 
Join Flex and Herds as they take you on a Murder Mystery World Tour in Death of the Reader. From classic British puzzles in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction to the weirdest of foreign detective fiction, explore everything in the grizzly world of the 'locked room'. Each week we'll feature academics, authors and more as we trace the influences of the genre around the world.
 
An unashamedly Jewish comedy chat show where all are welcome! Jew Talkin' To Me? is hosted by award winning comedians, Rachel Creeger and Philip Simon, and produced by Russell Balkind. Each show features two guests from the entertainment industry sharing their views on a variety of topics connected to modern Jewish life in a secular world, as well as their memories of growing up Jewish. Both Philip and Rachel are well known as Jewish comedians on both the mainstream and community circuit and ...
 
How I Found My Voice is the podcast that explores how some of the world’s greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. This Intelligence Squared podcast goes behind the celebrity persona to understand their journeys and inspirations – from writing a childhood diary to first performing on stage or finding the courage to speak up. Hosted by the BBC journalist Samira Ahmed, guests include Graham Norton, Margaret Atwood, Katherine Ryan, Michael Palin, Gloria ...
 
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Phil Williams and Natalie Jamieson interview the world's biggest selling writers of fiction, non-fiction, sport, cookery, children's and biography books. These are big selling, easy to read books you'll love. Featuring writers who've sold millions and uncovering gems from new talent. Each episode will feature a writer who'll read an extract of their book to you, discuss it with Phil & Natalie and also give their recommendations for other books to read. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o ...
 
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This Friday, we're featuring two thrillers. First, astronaut Chris Hadfield talked with former NPR host Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his novel The Apollo Murders, which is set in the 70's around, you guessed it, the Apollo missions. It's got Soviet spies and secret space stations with machine guns mounted to the top. What more could a book need? Then …
 
Deep-voiced narrator Rory Kinnear hits the performance sweet spot for this mystery that doesn’t take itself all that seriously. Anthony Horowitz is both the author and a character in this British mystery, and AudioFile contributor Sandi Henschel shares her thoughts on it with host Jo Reed. Former Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Daniel Hawthorne a…
 
We talk with best-selling author Ken Follett about his new novel, Never. It’s a chilling look about how a small international incident could lead to nuclear annihilation. Then, Anthony Horowitz tells us about the third in his meta-murder mystery Hawthorne series, A Line To Kill. Writers Voice— in depth conversation with writers of all genres, on th…
 
Actor, humorist, woodworker, and writer Nick Offerman narrates his wandering and insightful travelogue with self-effacing wit and an engaging style. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the fun and funny audiobook packed with stories and insights. His storyteller’s voice is just right for an audiobook focused on hiking, running, walki…
 
Our beloved friend and colleague Petra Mayer died suddenly a few weeks ago. This episode is for her. First, a conversation with NPR's Scott Simon and Sir Andrew Motion on The Folio Book of War Poetry, edited by Motion. Among her many nerdy interests, Petra was a self avowed "WWI poetry dork." The poetry is dark and moving, conveying universal feeli…
 
Les Dennis has been a star in Britain's light entertainment scene for decades, but his career began off screen as a stand-up comedian in the working men's clubs of Northwest England. By the 1980s Dennis had become a household name, including as the host of the much-loved Family Fortunes. After a professional lull accompanied by a turbulent private …
 
Tovah Ott delivers this unique narrative with focused intelligence, skillfully sharing Mayukh Sen’s stories of seven immigrant women who influenced American cooking and dining. AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff tells host Jo Reed that the audiobook is an eye-opening revelation. Narrator Ott reveals the personalities, travails, and successes of each of the …
 
This Thanksgiving, we're bringing you an author whose narrative likely runs counter to what you learned in school. Tommy Orange's novel, There There, is a brutal, remarkable, and necessary Native history. It's also a story of the shameful way America still treats its Native people. Orange was not comfortable with his new rising fame back in 2018. B…
 
Who does the dirty work in our society? And who benefits? We talk with Eyal Press about his new book, Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. Then, In the US, more than 23,000 animals, not including fish, are slaughtered for our food every minute. We talk with Melanie Joy about the tenth anniversary of her groundbre…
 
Who does the dirty work in our society? And who benefits? We talk with Eyal Press about his new book, Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. Then, In the US, more than 23,000 animals, not including fish, are slaughtered for our food every minute. We talk with Melanie Joy about the tenth anniversary of her groundbre…
 
Three distinguished narrators tell this cross-country adventure from the celebrated author Amor Towles. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the exceptional performances from Edoardo Ballerini, Marin Ireland, and Dion Graham. Billy Watson, a precocious 8-year-old portrayed by Ballerini, dreams of traveling to California on the Lincoln…
 
Authors JR and Vanessa Ford read the one book they could find about transgender kids to their child but skipped over the word 'transgender.' When they finally used the word, their child felt empowered by finding the right language to describe themselves. So the Fords set out to help more families with their children's book, Calvin. JR and Vanessa F…
 
Entomologist, bumblebee expert, and public scientist Dave Goulson narrates this audiobook in a pleasing British accent and non-dogmatic tone. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the audiobook’s emphasis on how important insects are to our environment. Goulson presents his case for immediate and drastic action with the authority of a …
 
Listen to episode 207 of the Digital and Social Media Sports podcast, in which Neil chatted with Erin Hodges, Digital Communications Manager, Colorado Rockies. Listen below or on Apple, Spotify and Stitcher. 91 minute duration. Listen on Apple, Spotify or Stitcher. Posted by Neil Horowitz Follow me on Twitter @njh287 Connect on LinkedIn…
 
Author Elif Shafak struggled at first with how to write her new book, The Island of Missing Trees. The story she wanted to tell is about a family from Cyprus, a Mediterranean island that was the center of a conflict in the 1970s, but she didn't want the story to be about tribalism or nationalism. Which is why, Shafak told NPR's Steve Inskeep, much …
 
Peter Jay Fernandez’s performance combines a clear and resonant voice with an ear for language as he narrates Teju Cole’s essays. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss these essays that wander the world from New York City to Gaza, Europe to South America. Cole reacts to literature and politics, but his finest work is surely on photogra…
 
The working world looks a lot different today than it did nearly two years ago, when the coronavirus pandemic sent many office staff to work from home indefinitely. Writers Anne Helen Peterson and Charlie Warzel take a look at what work, and our relationship to it, will look like going forward in their new book, Out of Office. NPR's Rachel Martin s…
 
We discuss chapters 7-8 of María Angélica Bosco's 'Death Going Down', translated by Lucy Greaves. The novel comes to a bewildering end, with dramatic re-enactments, disappearing dogs and apparating new characters with the ability to disappear. This charming Argentinian novel has us a little torn, but we still think it's a worthy read as we come to …
 
We had an absolutely lovely time chatting with author John Copenhaver about his new book, The Savage Kind (https://bookshop.org/books/the-savage-kind-a-mystery/9781643138091). And about Agatha Christie, of course.This episode is sponsored by http://www.smilebrilliant.com (coupon code AGATHA) and Best Fiends.…
 
Entertainment icon brothers Ron and Clint Howard share a memoir that doesn’t stray far from being a sincere loving tribute to their late Midwestern parents and grandparents for the values they instilled. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Sandi Henschel discuss this personal shared narration as the Howards tell of their lives at home, and their journey i…
 
When he published his first memoir back in 2014, the actor and author Alan Cumming took a deep dive and opened up about his traumatic childhood. In his second memoir, Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life, he dispels the myth that he had 'overcome' his trauma or 'triumphed' over it. Cumming believes that a willingness to be vulnerable is what cap…
 
We talk with David Talbot about the book he co-authored with his sister Margaret Talbot, By The Light of Burning Dreams: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution. Writers Voice— in depth conversation with writers of all genres, on the air since 2004. Like us on Facebook at Writers Voice with Francesca Rheannon, on Instagram @Wri…
 
We talk with David Talbot about the book he co-authored with his sister Margaret Talbot, By The Light of Burning Dreams: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution. Writers Voice— in depth conversation with writers of all genres, on the air since 2004. Like us on Facebook at Writers Voice with Francesca Rheannon, on Instagram @Wri…
 
Douglas Abrams’s resonant voice sounds peaceful and strong as he interviews the 87-year-old naturalist in this invitation to take action against the perils of our time. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Sandi Henschel discuss this audiobook told in a friendly and conversational interview format where Goodall and Abrams find hope in the human determinati…
 
The National Rifle Association is being sued. The nonprofit at the heart of the gun lobby is accused of diverting money from its charitable mission. NPR investigative journalist Tim Mak has been following the paper trail, much of it tracing back to Wayne LaPierre, longtime leader of the NRA. NPR's Steve Inskeep talked with Mak about his new book, M…
 
Narrator Lorelei King returns to bring life to Evanovich’s characters and joy to listeners. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Sandi Henschel discuss all the fun of reconnecting with the much loved characters, including bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, her pal Lula, and irrepressible Grandma. This 28th in the series follows the successful formula for the wh…
 
Living as an undocumented immigrant means living in the shadows, says Qian Julie Wang. Her memoir Beautiful Country tells the story of her family's life in New York after fleeing China in 1994. Her mother worked menial jobs in terrible conditions. Her father struggled with his status as a man in a country that equated being Asian with weakness. The…
 
Questioning religion can be a pretty common identity crisis. But what if your faith is based on... yourself? When Kalki is born with blue skin and black blood, he is believed to be the reincarnation of Vishnu. But when he fails to heal a girl brought to him in distress, he questions his divinity, which means questioning everything. In today's episo…
 
No wonder Hanif Abdurraquib’s collection of lyrical essays—thoughtful, beautifully written, and intelligently performed by JD Jackson—is a finalist for the National Book Award. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Sandi Henschel discuss Abdurraquib’s essays and Jackson’s skill at bringing them to life. Abdurraquib focuses on Black life, Black performance, …
 
You're probably at least a little familiar with the WNBA, and even if you never actually seen A League of Their Own, everyone knows there's no crying in baseball. But did you know there was a whole professional women's football league in the 1960's? NPR's A Martinez spoke with Britni de la Cretaz about their book Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the…
 
We discuss chapters 4-6 of María Angélica Bosco's 'Death Going Down', translated by Lucy Greaves. As the interrogations go on, Inspector Blasi is taking his time getting to know the suspects, and soon some relationships between the inhabitants of the tower start to pique his interest. Why did the power go out? Why was Gabby at the Eidinger's house?…
 
Listeners will delight in this memoir by the strong-willed and always opinionated Nadia Wassef, one of the co-owners of Diwan, a group of independent bookstores founded in Cairo in 2002. AudioFile’s Michele Cobb tells host Jo Reed how the strong voice of the author comes through so well through the narrator, Vaneh Assadourian, that she had to keep …
 
In today's double episode, both books center people who have died. And they aren't just tributes to those who've passed, but to the people who remember them. First, Steven Roberts remembers his late wife, journalist Cokie Roberts, with NPR's Steve Inskeep. His book Cokie is full of interviews with her friends, family, and colleagues. Then, poet Vic…
 
We talk with best-selling author Ken Follett about his new novel, Never. It’s a chilling look about how a small international incident could lead to nuclear annihilation. Then, Anthony Horowitz tells us about the third in his meta-murder mystery Hawthorne series, A Line To Kill. Writers Voice— in depth conversation with writers of all genres, on th…
 
How does a miner's daughter from Bishop Auckland in County Durham end up in the White House? Whilst her community was small, a combination of luck, opportunity and sharp intellect led Fiona Hill to Russia, opening her eyes to our shared human experience and deepening her geopolitical understanding. Hill's diplomatic qualities helped her work under …
 
Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Brandy Colbert’s first nonfiction work for teens, which opens with the award-winning African American author narrating her foreword. Kristyl Dawn Tift then vividly narrates a contextual account of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, a tragic event often omitted from history books. Colbert’s direct, stirri…
 
Trying to decrease your carbon footprint can be complicated. You use metal straws, recycle your paper, and bring your own grocery bags to the store, but everything you buy is part of a supply chain that's simply way out of your control. That lack of control is central to Amitav Ghosh's retelling of an ancient Bengali myth of a nature goddess settin…
 
Elisabet Velasquez narrates her debut novel-in-verse for teen listeners with vividness, honesty, and poignancy born of her life experience and performance expertise. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this captivating audiobook told in short, powerful, and energetic vignettes. Like her heroine, Sarai, Puerto Rican American Velasquez …
 
Grady Hendrix LOVES horror movies, especially those old 80's slashers. And his new book is a tribute to that "final girl" at the end of so many of them. The one who doesn't necessarily survive by being smarter or stronger, but simply makes it to the end alive by not giving up. NPR's Audie Cornish interviewed him about his novel Final Girl Support G…
 
Author and narrator Qian Julie Wang captivates listeners with this poignant and powerful memoir. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this Civil Rights Attorney's story that absolutely should be heard in the author’s own voice. Wang vividly describes living with her family in poverty and fear in New York City as undocumented immigrants…
 
Listen to episode 84 (remastered for re-air) of the Digital and Social Media Sports podcast, in which Neil chatted with Greg Mize, Senior Director, Marketing and Innovation, for the Atlanta Braves. A great deep dive into how marketing works with social media and a chance to hear about the inner workings of the 2021 World Series champion Braves! Lis…
 
We've all heard talk about "the new normal," whatever that even is. CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has his own ideas, and despite the harsh realities of nearly two years living through a pandemic — quarantines, hospital staffing shortages, massive loss of life — he remains optimistic. In his new book World War C, he says, COVID …
 
Narrator Aoife McMahon’s voice makes the conflicts of Irish millennials beautiful in Sally Rooney’s messy world. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this tableau of friends—Eileen, Alice, Felix, and Simon—who are wrestling with relationships, mental health, politics, and the purpose of life. McMahon’s musical Irish voice enhances the …
 
In Elizabeth Strout's new book, a familiar character - Lucy Barton - returns when ex-husband William asks for her help unraveling a recently discovered secret, one that forces him to reevaluate what he knew about his family. Even though it's been decades since they split, the two embark on a trip to uncover the truth. Because, whether you like it o…
 
My guest today is a Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum rap star. He’s also an actor best known for his roles in the Fast And Furious film series, along with movies such as Crash and Gamer. His new Netflix kids’ animated series is called Karma’s World. I am talking today with Chris Bridges, professionally known as Ludacris..The Positivity Podcast …
 
We discuss chapters 1-3 of María Angélica Bosco's debut mystery 'Death Going Down', translated by Lucy Greaves. After Frida Eidinger, a German immigrant, is found dead in the elevator of an apartment block in Buenos Aires, the police go through the motions resolving her apparent suicide, but the lead investigators have doubts. Who in this small tow…
 
Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss the joy of hearing GOOD OMENS once more in a full-cast, unabridged production! Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s fan favorite comes to life with this new recording. Rebecca Front’s narration perfectly matches the wry, dry, very British humor. A star-studded cast chimes in with character dialogue—i…
 
There was a time when the kind of music you listened to could fully define the kind of lifestyle you led, says Dawnie Walton, author of The Final Revival of Opal and Nev. It's less restricting now, but your taste in music can still say quite a bit about who you are. In her book and in Tiphanie Yanique's novel Monster in the Middle, music plays at t…
 
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