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Boring Books for Bedtime is a weekly sleep podcast in which we calmly, quietly read something rather boring to help silence the brain chatter keeping you awake. Think Galileo, Aristotle, Emerson, and whoever wrote the 1897 Sears Catalog—mostly nonfiction, mostly old, and a perfect blend of vaguely-but-not-too interesting If you're on Team Sleepless, lie back, take a deep breath, and let us read you to rest.
 
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.
 
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
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.
 
Light-hearted conversation with callers from all over about new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, and language change and differences, as well as word histories, etymology, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more. Listeners of all backgrounds can join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with their language thoughts, questions, and stories: https://waywordradio.org/contact or word ...
 
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Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.
 
Your poetry ritual: An immersive reading of a single poem, guided by Pádraig Ó Tuama. Unhurried, contemplative and energizing. New episodes on Monday and Friday, about 15 minutes each. Two seasons per year, with occasional special offerings. Anchor your life with poetry.
 
Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life
 
Always Take Notes is a fortnightly podcast from London for and about writers and writing. Hosts Simon Akam and Rachel Lloyd speak to a diverse range of people in the industry on a variety of topics, from the mysteries of slush piles and per-word rates, to how data are changing the ways newspapers do business and how to pitch a book. patreon.com/alwaystakenotes
 
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‘What Kind of Times Are These?’ is the title of a poem by the brilliant American poet Adrienne Rich whose work covered many turbulent years. What kind of times indeed? Ian McMillan is asking his guests this week to provide their poetic answer to this question. With specially commissioned work from both the winner of this year's TS Eliot poetry priz…
 
Imani Perry’s new book, “South to America,” joins a tradition of books that travel the South to find keys to the United States: its foundations, its changes and its tensions. Perry, who was born in Alabama, approaches the task from a variety of angles, and discusses some of them on this week’s podcast. “It includes personal stories,” Perry says. “I…
 
Open (Pre-Open) I Should Be Cooking? Channeling the Ditch Diggers Writers Block sneaks up on you even when you’re able to write the words. Good News Good News Hugo nominations are open for 2022 Team Rejection count: up to 10 Accountability Buddies rock Tracking yearly wordcounts Main Topic: Genre, Genre, and more Genre The desire to write a psychol…
 
This week, Liberty talks about a couple of fabulous backlist titles related to the week’s new releases that she loves! Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher and never miss a beat book. And don’t forget to check out our new podcast Adaptation Nation! Subscribe on your podcatcher of choice. Sign up for the weekly…
 
Midori Yamamura’s Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular (MIT Press, 2015) is an in-depth examination of the famed artist’s early years in Japan and the United States. Based on extensive research in Kusama’s archives as well as interviews with Kusama herself, Inventing the Singular both tracks the evolution of Kusama’s artistic practice and maps the …
 
Want to read a fantastic book about art, love, politics, and resistance during the Second World War? Jeffrey H. Jackson's Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis (Algonquin Books, 2020) is a riveting account of the lives of Lucy Schwob/Claude Cahun) and Suzanne Malherbe/Marcel Moore, two French artists whose remarkable c…
 
The BTS team discusses Michael Corleone's redemption arc, Vincent and Mary's clunky romance, the joys of a good revenge sequence, and ultimately what does and doesn't work about Coppola's final entry in The Godfather saga. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our communi…
 
Piglet, being such a very small animal, is very afraid of the rainstorm. How will Pooh bear and his friends save him? A.A. Milne, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Many, many thanks to our financial supporters who pitch in every month to keep…
 
Support the podcast on Patreon and see what you’re missing! It’s the only place to hear Mike’s amazing bonus real or fanfic! http://patreon.com/372pages You know how when a friend says, “You have to see this video!” and then thrusts his phone in your face and stands awkwardly watching your expression as you watch a video of a guy shooting a Roman c…
 
Nichole asks: What has been the most difficult story/book/series you’ve written, and what was the easiest? Word Count Gail: 45633 Dan: 21176 Pub/Bus Board Kitty: 410pgs edited, 1.5 marketing task, compliance 0.5 Resources Mentioned Blameless Soulless Chicken Noodle Gravity Tales of the Lombard Alchemist The Coffee Service Down From Ten And Then She…
 
Today Nichole asks: Do you save the bits you cut out, and do you ever reuse them elsewhere? Word Count Gail: 33562 Dan: 10975 Pub/Bus Board Kitty: 410pgs edited, 1.5 marketing task, compliance 0.5 everydaynovelist dot com slash edn dash forums The post Nanogang Bangs On Day 21 — Deleted Scenes appeared first on The Every Day Novelist.…
 
Nichole asks: How to organize an author website when you have several author pen names? Pub/Bus Board Kitty: 383 pgs edited, 1.5 marketing task, compliance 0.5 Word Count Gail: 27669 Dan: 13560 everydaynovelist dot com slash edn dash forums The post Nanogang Bangs On Day 19 — Managing Pen Names appeared first on The Every Day Novelist.…
 
Today Catherine asks: What do you look for in a writing retreat? How structured? How organized? How many other participants? Pub/Bus Board Kitty: 383 pgs edited, 1.5 marketing task, compliance 0.5 Word Count Gail: 20183 Dan: 13560 everydaynovelist dot com slash edn dash forums The post Nanogang Bangs On Day 17 — Writing Retreats appeared first on T…
 
Kerstin Cable, host of "The Fluent Show" shares her tips and enthusiasm for learning new languages. We talked about what to do if you're stalled learning a language, what the good things and bad things are about language learning apps (to help you learn how to use them better), the massively underestimated thing that will help you learn a language,…
 
Open Tightening up the podcast schedule Good News Good News Hugo nominations are open for 2022 Team Rejection count: up to 9 Main Topic: Characters, Setting, and Story Do you like Star Wars because of the heroes, or because of the world they inhabit? There are stories where you can mix & match characters easily, and others not so much What makes th…
 
Scott and Karl begin discussing the Rule of Saint Benedict, written by the father of Western monasticism. These rules have been used by the Benedictines for 15 centuries and act as a guide for religious communities or anyone wishing to live more simply. Karl says, “It’s civilization stuff, it’s not papal stuff. Western civilization, probably all ci…
 
Amanda and Jenn discuss war stories, the Cold War, wealthy women, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. Get your question fast-tracked! For listener feedback and questions, as well as a complete list of books discussed in this episode, visit our website. See omnystudio.com/l…
 
The Wheel of Time is one of the biggest fantasy shows of all time, and now it's a huge TV show. How does the TV version handle the rigid gender divisions of the books? And how do the show's characters challenge gender stereotypes? To get some answers, we talk to C.L. Clark, Wheel of Time fan and author of The Unbroken. Show notes: www.ouropinionsar…
 
Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood... Oh sure, we all know the stories, but do we know their origins? What do they tell us about the "Germans" of the nineteenth century - and how do they compare with the fairy tales told in France or Italy, or the ones we tell today? In this…
 
Kristen & Jolenta live by Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear. Can they learn new habits? Or are they doomed to mindlessly repeat old ones? Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, …
 
This week, Thea Lenarduzzi and Lucy Dallas are joined by Benjamin Markovits, the novelist, critic and teacher of creative writing, to discuss 100 American essays spanning 300-odd years (‘have we got any better at it?’); the sinologist Rana Mitter discusses the supremely difficult, and controversial, job of adapting the Chinese script for the modern…
 
Khabat Abbas is an independent journalist and video producer from northeastern Syria, and the winner of the 2021 Kurt Schork News Fixer Award. ”I can see from my experience that there is a gap between the editors, who are kind of elites in their luxury offices, and the amazing journalists who are in the field, who all sympathize with what they are …
 
In this week's Book Club podcast, I'm joined by Christopher Prendergast, Professor Emeritus of Modern French Literature at Cambridge and the author of the new book Living and Dying With Marcel Proust. In the centenary year of Proust's death (and the English publication of Swann's Way) he tells me (among other things) how the structure of A La Reche…
 
In The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton (Princeton UP, 2021), Andrew Porwancher debunks a string of myths about the origins of this founding father to arrive at a startling conclusion: Hamilton, in all likelihood, was born and raised Jewish. For more than two centuries, his youth in the Caribbean has remained shrouded in mystery. Hamilton himself…
 
John and Craig look at midpoints, the murky middle of the movie, and why writers shouldn’t overthink them. We follow up on script formatting, firing your reps, screenplay “rules,” and how Sisyphus can achieve happiness. We answer listener questions on omitted scenes and imaginative children. In our bonus segment for premium members, John and Craig …
 
This week, Liberty and Patricia discuss Goliath, Notes on an Execution, Already Enough, and more great books. Pick up an All the Books! shirt, sticker, and more right here. And follow All the Books! using RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify and never miss a beat book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. This conten…
 
Here at What Should I Read Next? and Modern Mrs Darcy HQ, our team of bibliophiles talks books all year long, and today our whole team is chiming in to share what they loved most in their 2021 reading life. Our team has a wide range of reading tastes, so our selections today are all over the literary map, but one thing holds true: each of these boo…
 
This untold origin story of the filmmaker explores its transatlantic history. Alfred Hitchcock called The Lodger "the first true Hitchcock movie," one that anticipated all the others. And yet, the story of how The Lodger came to be made is shrouded in myth, often repeated and much embellished, by even Hitchcock himself. The truth--revealed in new a…
 
Xenobiology meets Fight Club. Thanks to the awesome Patreon supporter who nominated this episode! If you would like to purchase a nomination or a bonus episode of your own, email the show at ClaytempleMedia.@gmail.com. Support the show and gain access to over three dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Rate and review the show to he…
 
Simon and Rachel speak with Alex Kay-Jelski, the editor-in-chief in the UK of sports website the Athletic. Alex, previously sports editor of the Times and the Daily Mail, set up British operations for the Athletic in 2019, hiring well-known names from other publications (and new young journalists) in a move that shook up the sportswriting scene. Or…
 
Courtney is back and before we jump into discussion of books we've read and liked recently, we discuss how our reading has changed over time. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 238: Inanimate Objects Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or list…
 
Sex sells—and sex writing shows up in countless genres beyond just erotica. So while we’re focusing on erotica this week with guest Rachel Kramer Bussel, who’s edited more than 70 erotica anthologies, we’re also talking about sex writing more generally—the history of erotic literature, why erotica collections tend to be anthologies rather than sing…
 
Let’s relax and sleep with more from this bucolic delight, and learn about managing our traction engine, getting out of life’s inevitable ditches, and the qualities of a good grease. Help keep us 100% listener supported here: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Farm Engines and…
 
Anyanwu and Doro find an uneasy peace. But Doro will not, cannot, understand or respect what is sacred to Anyanwu: those she loves. She is done. But yet again, Anyanwu chooses life. At the end, she draws boundaries and makes compromises. Is this survival? Toshi and adrienne break down the final chapter and epilogue of Octavia E. Butler’s Wild Seed.…
 
David French is a political and cultural commentator and senior editor at The Dispatch. He’s a contributing writer at The Atlantic Monthly and the author of several books, including Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation as well as the French Press newsletter. He’s the co-host—with Curtis Chang—of the new podcast,…
 
The former hosts of Appointment Television join us this week to talk about Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, the book version of the TV show Peacock's Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. This book makes that show and all other Dan Brown books seem actually kinda better by comparison? Follow Kathryn VanArendonk' on Twitter. Follow Margaret H. Willison on Twitte…
 
This week on the Handsell, Amanda recommends The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder and Markus Juslin. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informat…
 
Jack Robinson made his name as a much-sought-after fashion and celebrity photographer during the 1960s and early 1970s, and his work is well documented in hundreds of pages of Vogue, the New York Times, and Life, as well as other publications. However, his personal life remains virtually unknown. In this study of Robinson and his photography, Howar…
 
Twice a day the River Thames recedes, revealing a muddy shoreline. Hobbyists known as mudlarks stroll the surface searching for objects that have found their way into the river over the centuries, everything from ancient Roman jewelry to modern wedding rings. A new book about mudlarking describes the irresistible appeal of searching for treasures a…
 
Yes, John Milton was important, and yes, Paradise Lost has been part of the canon since the 17th century - but why should we read anything by John Milton today? Do we imbibe his poetry like medicine? Is it a slog through cerebral but sterile prose? Or is there something wilder, more compelling, more alive? In this episode, Jacke talks to biographer…
 
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