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Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy childen’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
 
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.
 
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Lore

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Lore

Aaron Mahnke and Grim & Mild

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Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
 
C-SPAN brings together best-selling nonfiction authors and influential interviewers for wide-ranging, hour- long conversations. Find this podcast every Saturday after 10 pm ET. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "Lectures in History" and "Q&A" podcasts.
 
In their books "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics" and "Think Like a Freak", Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore "the hidden side of everything," telling stories about cheating schoolteachers and eating champions while teaching us all to think a bit more creatively, rationally, and productively. The Freakonomics Radio podcast, hosted by Dubner, carries on that tradition with weekly episodes. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.
 
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Currently Reading

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Currently Reading

Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb

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Currently Reading is a podcast dedicated to the love of books and reading. Two bookish friends discuss what’s on their nightstands, in their earbuds, and on their Kindles right now, in addition to books they’ve loved forever, and a variety of other readerly topics. Looking for your next great book? You'll find tons of book recommendations every week.
 
Boring Books for Bedtime is a weekly sleep podcast for the stressed, the anxious, the insomniacs--anyone who struggles with the endless brain chatter that keeps us up at night. In each episode, we calmly, quietly read something that's rather boring. Think Galileo, Aristotle, Emerson, and whoever wrote the 1897 Sears Catalog. If you're on Team Sleepless, lie back, take a deep breath, and let us read you to rest.
 
Stephen Dubner (co-author of the Freakonomics book series) and research psychologist Angela Duckworth (author of Grit) really like to ask people questions, and came to believe there’s no such thing as a stupid one. So they made a podcast where they can ask each other as many “stupid questions” as they want. New episodes each week. No Stupid Questions is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.
 
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Freakonomics Radio

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Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher

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Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.
 
Hot and Bothered is all about the power of romance novels. In Season 3, On Eyre, we’re taking a close look at one of the world’s most famous romance novels: Jane Eyre. Each week, Vanessa Zoltan and Lauren Sandler will read through the book and ask themselves the question 'is this still a story for our time?' Episodes release weekly on Fridays.
 
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LARB Radio Hour

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LARB Radio Hour

Los Angeles Review of Books

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The Los Angeles Review of Books Radio Hour is a weekly show featuring interviews, readings and discussions about all things literary. Hosted by LARB Editor-at-Large Kate Wolf, Managing Editor Medaya Ocher, and Gender and Sexuality Editor, Eric Newman.
 
Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org.
 
EconTalk: Conversations for the Curious is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Shalem College in Jerusalem. The eclectic guest list includes authors, doctors, psychologists, historians, philosophers, economists, and more. Learn how the health care system really works, the serenity that comes from humility, the challenge of interpreting data, how potato chips are made, what it's like to run an upscale Manhattan restaurant, what caused the 2008 financial crisis, the natur ...
 
Doze off to classic stories with Sleepy. Each week, baritone host Otis Gray reads old books in a low, rhythmic tone to lull you into a deep slumber so you can have a fresh start the next day. Sweet dreams. Zzzzzz
 
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Sarah's Bookshelves Live

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Sarah's Bookshelves Live

Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves

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Sarah’s Bookshelves Live is a weekly show featuring real talk about books and book recommendations from a featured guest. Each week, Sarah of the blog Sarah’s Bookshelves will talk with her guest about: - 2 OLD BOOKS THEY LOVE - 2 NEW BOOKS THEY LOVE - 1 BOOK THEY DON’T LOVE - AND 1 NEW RELEASE THEY’RE EXCITED ABOUT I’m getting real about all things books and serving you up a bit of snark on the side.
 
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American Shadows

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American Shadows

iHeartRadio and Grim & Mild

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American Shadows is a bi-weekly podcast from iHeartRadio and Aaron Mahnke’s Grim & Mild. The show focuses on the darker stories from American history: the people, places, and things that are hidden and forgotten in the shadows. From better-known tales like the conspiracy to steal Lincoln’s body, to less-known stories, like the rainmaker who flooded San Diego. Join host Lauren Vogelbaum as she spans two centuries of omitted lore from our country’s history books.
 
•FBOL is now on Patreon! Subscribe: http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit• The podcast about the most groan-worthy, enraging, and sh*t characters in lit. Join host Emily Edwards and a guest for a weekly "book club" discussion on every book you wanted to destroy in English class, but couldn't. Classic literature of Europe and the Americas– everything from mythology to Victorian epics to the modernists– is hard to get through, and each week, we take on a frequently assigned book to talk about a ...
 
This weekly podcast will be hosted by Torie Clarke with co-hosts David Aldridge, Jeanne McManus and Michael Kornheiser. Each week, they'll have entertaining interviews with authors, plus lively discussions about what they are reading, what they love and what they hate! This show will be many things, but boring won't be one of them!
 
Anthony Jeselnik is a world famous comedian, Gregg Rosenthal is an analyst for NFL Network and they have been best friends for over 20 years. Each week, JRVP features stories from their lives, deep dives into the darkest and craziest news stories from around the world and essential recommendations to their listeners. The hilarious podcast is about friendship, family and Anthony's unquenchable desire to get Gregg in trouble with his employer and his wife.
 
The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret is a podcast in which your hosts, Joanna Hagan and Francine Carrel, read and recap every book from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series in chronological order. We’ll be splitting each book into three weekly episodes of analysis, discussion and tangents, with a week off in between books to refresh our brains.
 
Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres. Host Eric Molinsky talks with novelists, screenwriters, comic book artists, filmmakers, and game designers about their craft of creating fictional worlds. The show also looks at the fan experience, exploring what makes us suspend our disbelief, and what happens when that spell is broken. Fantasy worlds may be set in distant planets or parallel dimensions, but they are crafted here on Earth and on some lev ...
 
Writers write. Professional writers write a lot. The StoryADay May challenge exists to help you learn how much you're capable of writing in a month. The Write Every Day, Not "Some Day" podcast helps you figure out how to keep that commitment up for the rest of your life. Each 10-15 minute episode tackles a particular topic and gives you a writing assignment to complete before the next episode. Music credit: Alan McPike (http://standardstrax.com)
 
Do you ever wish you could sit down and chat with your favorite author? That's what Author Hour is all about. Each week, we interview an author about their latest book. We cover non-fiction genres: business, fitness, investing, self-help, and more. Listeners will get an entertaining and useful summary of each book, in a fraction of the time. A must listen for avid readers and aspiring authors.
 
Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Felt busy but not productive? Or like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? I'm Greg McKeown, and welcome to the What's Essential podcast. Through my best-selling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, I've been fortunate to help many people deliberately distinguish the vital few from the trivial many and then remove these obstacles to create a clear path to accomplishing what matters. The Way of the Es ...
 
Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.
 
Looking for a book club but don't have time to squeeze real-life meetings into your schedule? Join Book Squad Goals, a bi-weekly podcast about—you guessed it—books, plus all the garbage pop culture we consume when we’re not reading (that’s what our “othersodes” are for!). While you’re paying attention, check out our website & blog at booksquadgoals.com, where we have weekly posts about books, pop culture, and probably our pets. We love our pets.
 
Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.
 
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This week’s episode features Kaitlyn Greenidge being interviewed by Brooke as part of the San Diego Writers Festival. Her recent novel, Libertie, is a tour de force and examination of Reconstruction-era America through the story of Libertie, born black and free during a time when America’s attempts to right the wrongs of slavery were being met with…
 
Let’s relax and sleep with more studies of the beautiful red planet, including observations of its icy poles, which, unlike that whole “Mars has canals” thing, are actually correct. Everyone who helps us stay 100% listener supported will get a gift this month—the complete recording of "The Book of Tea"—in thanks. Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbook…
 
Economist and author David Henderson talks about his book (co-authored with Steve Globerman) The Essential UCLA School of Economics with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Much of the conversation focuses on the work of Armen Alchian and Harold Demsetz, who both saw economics as a powerful tool for understanding human behavior and how the world works.…
 
This week on the Handsell, Jenn recommends Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. Content warnings: domestic violence, child molestation, substance abuse Erin & Dani’s Book Club This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. See omnys…
 
It's time to solve the mystery of the Boxcar Children! (Or is it The Box-Car Children?) Warner's novel about a quartet of self-sufficient kiddos underwent a major revision 20 years after its debut AND it spawned dozens of mystery-focused sequels despite there not really being a mystery in the original. Tune in to hear about our own secret hideouts …
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: zooming with an author and a slow but steady encouragement Current Reads: fairy tales and graphic novels and non-fiction and middle grade. We’re all over the place. Deep Dive: “gentle murder” is for those readers who want the propulsive and page-turnin…
 
In this remastered edition of a classic Lore episode, we revisit the concept of curses, and take a tour through some of the most powerful examples. With fresh narration and production, and a brand new story at the end. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mi…
 
The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret is a podcast in which your hosts, Joanna Hagan and Francine Carrel, read and recap every book from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series in chronological order. This week, Part 3 of our recap of “Maskerade”. Foreshadowing! Pays! Off! Find us on the internet: Twitter: @MakeYeFretPod Instagram: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret F…
 
Gabriela Pereira of DIYMFA talks about her belief that you don't go to a workshop, you workshop writing and what that looks like in her DIYMFA community. ::LINKS:: Gabriela's free series: https://storyaday.org/diymfaworkshop Writing Prompt: https://storyaday.org/13-pereira/ The StoryADay 3-Day Workshop: https://storyaday.org/3dc…
 
How is writing like a martial art or a Montesorri school? Find out in my interview with DIYMFA's Gabriela Pereira And stay tuned for my thoughts on Caroline Kim's prompt for the StoryADay Challenge ::Links:: Caroline Kim's Writing Prompt: https://storyaday.org/2021-day-14/ Register for Gabriela's workshop: https://storyaday.org/diymfaworkshop/…
 
“I wanted to do a French movie, and I had this idea of wanting to do a New Yorker movie,” Wes Anderson explains. “Somehow, I also wanted to do one of those omnibus-type things where it was a collection of short stories.” The result is the new film “The French Dispatch.” Anderson describes his interest in The New Yorker as “almost fetishistic.” Each…
 
Wes Anderson’s new film, “The French Dispatch,” is about a magazine, and it was inspired by Anderson’s long-standing love of The New Yorker. In this special episode, introduced by the articles editor Susan Morrison, cast members read excerpts from classic works associated with the magazine. Bill Murray reads a letter from the editor Harold Ross to …
 
Vanessa and Lauren and start to get closer to the secrets at Thornfield Hall in Chapters 19 and 20 of Jane Eyre. After we learned about a mysterious gypsy in our last episode, we finally have a chance to meet her and hear what she has to say about our dear Jane. Vanessa and Lauren discuss the trope of the 'gypsy' in Victorian literature, the ways i…
 
Medaya Ocher and Kate Wolf are joined by writer, critic, and philosopher Amia Srinivasan, whose new book is The Right to Sex: Feminism in the 21st Century. Amia is a professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College at Oxford and a contributing editor at the London Review of Books. The essays in her book probe how we think and talk abou…
 
This week, Patricia talks about a couple great backlist titles including a vampire book that gave her the creeps from start to finish! Follow 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…
 
Radical Friendship: Conversation between Tara and Kate Johnson - The often unseen cause of our difficulties in relationships is the societal structures that are marked by violence and domination. This conversation looks at what blocks authentic and loving connectedness, and ways to intentionally cultivate authentic, openhearted awake relationships.…
 
Perhaps it was penance that brought Pierce Brosnan back to Stephen King’s Dominion. After leading 1992’s The Lawnmower Man, an “adaptation” whose producers King sued in a bid to get his name removed, the actor signed onto director Mick Garris’ 2011 miniseries Bag of Bones. Join Losers Randall Colburn, Mel Kassel, and Dan Pfleegor as they spend a go…
 
Launching on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. The award-winning team that created ‘They Walk Among Us’, featuring true crime cases from the UK, now bring their unique and bone-chilling podcast across the pond. This is ‘They Walk Among America’ - a new, true-crime podcast covering tales of murder and mystery in the United States. ‘They Walk Among Americ…
 
Governor Gavin Newsom keeps his job as the Republican recall goes down in flames, Congresswoman Katie Porter joins to talk about the latest negotiations over Joe Biden’s economic plan, and two new books detail just how close Donald Trump came to pulling off a coup. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamer…
 
Amanda and Jenn discuss books that challenge stereotypes, romances with nice guys, extra murdery mysteries, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. For listener feedback and questions, as well as a complete list of books discussed in this episode, visit our website. See omnyst…
 
This week we Kingsling chapters 11-13 of Insomnia. Matt and Scott chat about the hidden city of old age and how King continues to reckon with both death and being elderly. Also, magic karate chop powers and the worst daughter-in-law ever. Discussion Question: What would your aura-power projectile power be and why? Next week our Insomnia continues a…
 
Among O.E.C.D. nations, the U.S. has one of the highest rates of child poverty. How can that be? To find out, Stephen Dubner speaks with a Republican senator, a Democratic mayor, and a large cast of econo-nerds. Along the way, we hear some surprisingly good news: Washington is finally ready to attack the problem head-on.…
 
Among O.E.C.D. nations, the U.S. has one of the highest rates of child poverty. How can that be? To find out, Stephen Dubner speaks with a Republican senator, a Democratic mayor, and a large cast of econo-nerds. Along the way, we hear some surprisingly good news: Washington is finally ready to attack the problem head-on.…
 
Craig, Kyle, and Ryan discuss The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander. This is an absolute classic of kids' fantasy, and they're here to see if it holds up as adults. Answer? Definitely. There's fun to be had here for readers of just about any age, and we'll be having fun for four more books in this series. So stick around! Visit TheLegendarium.com t…
 
“Be afraid.” Coming back after the August hiatus, David and Claude join Torie to talk tennis, a potential curse on the Washington Football Team, and Dolly Parton – the goddess. Akashic Books founder and publisher Johnny Temple zooms in to debrief on the advantages of independent publishers, musical inspiration and how he discovered Chatter alum Mor…
 
Just as it does on an airplane, turbulence within a company can cause everyone distress or even panic. In her new book, Turbulence: Leadership’s Unsexy Solution to Streamline Rapid Growth, Monique Maley tells leaders that more often than they think, the turbulence is actually coming from them. Usually, that’s just the result of poor communication. …
 
More people than ever are struggling with chronic disease and relying on medications to manage it. There’s a science-based program that enables you to achieve optimal health without the need for drugs by harnessing the innate intelligence of your own body. In their new book, The Simple Science of Wellness, chiropractors Gavin Sinclair and Ryan Copl…
 
It’s time for contractors to quit getting stiffed. A lien is your golden ticket to securing the money that’s rightfully yours. Contractors and material suppliers encounter all kinds of lien-related questions, deadlines, and paperwork when working on construction jobs. It’s critical to know what you’re responsible for when filing a lien. Attorney Ka…
 
As a practicing family physician, Dr. Laurie Blanscet wanted to do more for her patients. She found that traditional medicine was good at locating problems after the fact but was not really designed to prevent problems in the first place, so she began studying integrative medicine instead. Now she’s written the new book, Live Long, Live Well: 7 Ste…
 
In professional hockey, it only takes one dirty hit to change your life. For Dave Scatchard, that hit also changed his death. In his new book, The Comeback: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell, he details the near-death experience that led him to quit hockey, heal his body and his soul, and dedicate his life to helping others. On Author Hour today, …
 
Hey, all you parents out there. If you are like I am, you worry how you’ll teach your kid financial literacy when you’ve barely mastered it yourself. It is on you because kids aren’t learning these skills in school. Chad Willardson has also been concerned about this and as a financial advisor, was equipped to do something about it; write a book, Sm…
 
Thinking of selling your business? Explore the universe of potential buyers, learn how to assemble a team of expert advisors to prepare your business for sale, walk step-by-step through a typical investment banker-led mid-market sale process from start to finish, in Adam Coffey’s new book, The Exit-Strategy Playbook. Adam uses his experience of exe…
 
Markets fluctuate and trends come and go but some principles of the business world are here to stay. Founders and leaders need to know and cannot ignore the vital differences between success and failure. In her new book, Business Growth Do’s and Absolute Don’ts, Carolyn Lowe shares her most valuable takeaways from nearly three decades of experience…
 
All across the planet, entrepreneurs and innovators are actively working to solve humanity’s toughest problems. If you’re an inventor, trailblazer, or gamechanger who dreams of making the world a better place through crazy ideas with extraordinary results, we have a book for you. Fabrice Testa’s new book, Super Entrepreneurship Decoded, will show y…
 
In Episode 94, Kimberly McCreight (author of Friends Like These) joins me to deep dive into the mysteries & thrillers genre (including the difference between a mystery and a thriller, how involved authors are in deciding their books’ titles, and what makes a great twist…and to talk about the inspiration behind her new novel. This post contains affi…
 
We’ve long maintained that Graphic Novels and comics **are** literature, so it should come as no surprise that we’re discussing this guy today. He’s one of the most successful ONSCREEN comic book translations we’ve ever seen. He has everything-- pathos, motive, historical context, and pecs that just won’t quit. What else could we ask for? Follow An…
 
This week we read Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane Book 3) by Elizabeth Hoyt and talked about pirates, babies and dogs! Please Rate, Review and Follow us on Apple Podcasts. It helps the podcast grow. WE HAVE MERCH! Go to Tee-Public to get T-Shirts, Totes, Onesies and MORE: http://tee.pub/lic/learningthetropes Find us- TikTok @learningthetropespodcas…
 
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