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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.
 
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.
 
CraftLit is—>Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People Love the classics (or wish you did) *** No time to pick up a book? Not any more! *** This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book. *** Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been ...
 
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 form 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 all of its highs and lows. These are the Fuckbois of Literature.
 
Revealing, intimate conversations with visionaries and leaders in the arts, science, technology, public service, sports and business. These engaging personal stories are drawn from interviews with the American Academy of Achievement, and offer insights you’ll want to apply to your own life.
 
On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.
 
Here at The Root we’ve always loved, praised, and centered Black literature in the broader conversation. Each week hosts Danielle Belton and Maiysha Kai sit down with an author we love to talk about their work, what inspires them, and what they hope to contribute to the culture at large. Guests so far include Nikole Hannah Jones, Brittney Cooper, Ijeoma Oluo, Morgan Jerkins, and Claudia Rankine.
 
This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.
 
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Exhale: Hope, Healing, and a Life in Transplant (Post Hill Press, 2021) is the riveting memoir of a top transplant doctor who rode the emotional rollercoaster of saving and losing lives—until it was time to step back and reassess his own life. A young father with a rare form of lung cancer who has been turned down for a transplant by several hospit…
 
Two women—one a straight-laced waitress, the other a naive housewife—leave town for a quiet weekend getaway. But after a deadly encounter with a rapist, the two become unlikely…and then increasingly confident…outlaws. Though a kindly police officer tries to convince the women to turn themselves in, their refusal to surrender to a future scripted by…
 
Book Talk@ 8:50 Tip our Wonderful Narrator! Mary Robinette Kowal “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” (winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novelette!) and Her “Jane Austen in a world of magic” series, book 1: Writing Excuses Podcast: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine: Want to vote for the Hugo Awards? Get a “Supporting Membership” and you’ll get …
 
The satirist Lucian (c. 125-180) was popular in his own time and during the Renaissance, among other things probably being the first author of science fiction. Episode 87 Quiz: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-87-quiz Episode 87 Transcription: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-087-lucian-of-samosata Bonus Content:…
 
Roald Dahl, the author of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, THE WITCHES, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and over a dozen other books for children, had a complicated past as Her Majesty's secret sexy spy, a constant philanderer, and a long and storied history of antisemitism. A short biography and introduction to the life of Roald Dahl. Transcript avail…
 
On today's episode Julia discusses the first American women to win three Olympic Gold Medals in one Olympiad Wilma Rudolph. BUY MERCH: https://www.teepublic.com/user/unsobered-podcast Support the Podcast: www.patreon.com/unsoberedpod Follow the Podcast: Twitter: @unsoberedpod Instagram: @unsoberedpod Follow the host: Instagram: @juliagoestexas Twit…
 
This isn't an episode of Overdue, it's a Feed Drop! We wanted to share with you an episode of The History of Literature, a podcast about great stories and why we love them. To use host Jacke Wilson's words, the show "takes a fresh look at some of the most compelling examples of creative genius the world has ever known." It's brought to you by the f…
 
This week, it is two great tastes that taste great together as Star Trek: TOS and The Legion of Super-Heroes team to take on a world they didn't create! Plus, we review Time Before Time #1, Commanders in Crisis #5, Resident Alien: Your Ride's Here #6, and Nuclear Power #2. All this, and a heaping helping of poutine on the Major Spoilers Podcast! Su…
 
Rosa Lyster talks to Thomas Jones about the global water crisis, from the severe droughts in her home city of Cape Town, to the sinking of Mexico City and the damming of the Nile, and the need for all countries to prepare for future shortages. Find Rosa Lyster's pieces (and listen ad free to this podcast) on our website here: https://lrb.me/waterpo…
 
Cartoonist & illustrator Karl Stevens rejoins the show to celebrate his new book, Penny: A Graphic Memoir (Chronicle Books), in which Karl explores the inner life of his eponymous cat Penny. We get into the challenges of realistically drawing a tortoiseshell cat (and writing her existentialist thoughts), the book's origins in his Village Voice stri…
 
This week, Liberty and Vanessa discuss We Are Satellites, Illusionary, People We Meet On Vacation, and more great books. Pick up an All the Books! shirt, sticker, and more right here. 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. BOOK…
 
What is sustainable fashion and can we really participate in fashion trends ethically? These are just some of the conundrums that we tackle in today’s episode. Join Niba as she discusses fashion, thrifting, economics, and sustainability with special guest Emma Wasserman, who is officially our youngest podcast guest to date. At 15 years old, her poi…
 
This episode brings us to the end of Chapter One. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on Patreon. Rate and review the show to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your life? Join us on Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast. Love Star Trek? Come find …
 
The DUBLIN Literary Award longlist of 49 has been narrowed down to a diverse and exciting shortlist of six, and the award will be presented during ILFDublin. This exclusive limited podcast series is hosted by Maeve Higgins and Jessica Traynor. Their conversation about Hurricane Season is followed by Maeve’s interview with Fernanda Melchor and trans…
 
Mira Sucharov’s new book, Borders and Belonging: A Memoir (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020), is a work that takes seriously the feminist adage that the “personal is political,” and vice versa. Through an intimate telling of her life, Sucharov uses the work to trace her shifting relationship to Israel, and the Israeli-Plaestinitan conflict, the meaning of …
 
In All Sorrows Can Be Borne (Rare Bird Books, 2021), Loren Stephens tells the story, inspired by true events, of a Japanese woman who survives the bombing of Hiroshima, joins her half-sister in Osaka and gives up her dream of becoming a theater star. Later, she marries the man of her dreams and gives birth to a beautiful son. After her husband is d…
 
It's time for another Book Club, which means we need to thank listeners Miriam and Jane for their thoughts on the philosophical, challenging prose of Aidan Chambers. After explaining her history, Brenna guides Joe through the book, in which both nothing and everything seems to happen. We discuss Chambers' "Dance Sequence" novels, the double naming …
 
Tonight, we’re airing a re-broadcast of the opening to “A Scandal in Bohemia”, from “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1892. The conclusion episode will air tomorrow. "A Scandal in Bohemia" is the first short story featuring Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. The story is notable for introdu…
 
Ben's new book, Canceling Comedians While the World Burns ... Joe Rogan, Louis CK, and the online left's moralistic overreactions ... A material analysis of how Twitter distorts political movements ... Stalin nostalgia, guillotine gifs, and other performative radicalness ... Critiquing left rhetoric on criminal justice ... Aryeh: Cancel culture is …
 
In 1588, one man named Tom Bright introduced an innovative new method for quickly writing down what you hear during a live performance, publishing a manual he called “Charactery.” A term of Bright’s own invention, Charactery is the first English version of an ancient method of shorthand dating back to the time of Cicero, that allowed anyone to pira…
 
Tom Sawyer, a 19th-century amalgam of Zack Morris and Dennis the Menace, has much to teach us about the joys of boyhood and adventure in the pre-Civil War United States. Twain, by extension, has plenty to teach us about racial stereotypes and how they can bog down even the most charming of adventure stories. Check out our previous Mark Twain episod…
 
Today I talked to Andrea Stewart about The Bone Shard Daughter: The Drowning Empire Book One (Hachette UK, 2020). In a world of floating islands, various narrators try to achieve or avoid their destiny, or just understand the mysteries of their existence. There’s Lin, the Emperor’s daughter, set against her foster brother by the manipulative Empero…
 
Tonight, we’ll read an excerpt from “Tess of the d’Urbervilles,” a novel by Thomas Hardy, published in 1891. Hardy's writing often explores what he called the ""ache of modernism"", and this theme is notable in Tess, which as one critic noted portrays ""the energy of traditional ways and the strength of the forces that are destroying them"". The bo…
 
Jeff and Rebecca talk about the uncoolness of ereading, how Jeff was right in a way that matters, a diversity in writing initiative from Reese’s Book Club, and more. Discussed in this episode: Reese’s Book Club offering fellowship for unpublished writers from underrepresented groups Shouts for Jess Pryde! Another editorial about What Publishing Sta…
 
Environmental campaigner and podcaster Dave Powell visits the island to talk the Emperor's New Clothes, Mrs McGinty's recycling and the 37th Discworld novel, Unseen Academicals. This season of Desert Island Discworld is brought to you with the kind support of Handheld Press, publishers of fine forgotten fantasy fiction.…
 
Episode 485 features the return of Nathan Lueth from Impure Blood! Creator Nathan Lueth is back, and he has important news for Impure Blood fans! I talk with Nathan, co-creator of this epic series, about his Kickstarter project for the third volume that is now underway! You can get the first three volumes of Impure Blood in a deluxe landscape forma…
 
Episode 484 features a great discussions with creators George Michail and Ed Jowett! First up is George Michail, the creator of Resilient, which is coming from Absolute Comics! The comic focuses on a judo teacher with badass robot arms who has to rescue her boyfriend from gangsters! We talk about the book, the realistic characters in it, and overco…
 
In this installment of Critical Hit - A Major Spoilers Podcast: The Glitch Gremlin takes the party under the sea. Character sheets for characters at level 4 are available at Patreon.com/MajorSpoilers Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at Patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure Critical Hit…
 
Tasia and Corinne dive into Aiden Thomas's second published book, Peter Pan retelling LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS! We talk Peter Pan history, grief, swoony romance, and so much more! Stick around til the end to find out what we're covering next time! As always, thanks to Martha Riley for our art, Djempirical for our music, and Tim for editing! Find us …
 
Larissa Pham joins Medaya and Eric.. A Brooklyn-based artist and writer, Larissa's essays and criticism have appeared in The Paris Review Daily, The Nation, Guernica, and more. I first encountered her work in the excellent piece she wrote for the recent collection KINK, a piece that deals with themes of violence and desire equally reflected in the …
 
The Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno tells the story of a man lost in the desert who has a vision of a place that, like the desert, seems full and empty, finite and infinite, silent and oppressive, a world populated by machines. In the comments we talk about artificial intelligence, and we explore Unamuno's opposition to the idealization of science…
 
April's bonus episode uses Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton’s illustrated sort-of-memoir Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology as a springboard to talk about being a Cat Person, loss, pandemic brain, and the fact that more books for adults should be illustrated. Find out more about our bonus episode recordings at patreo…
 
This week, Tirzah talks about two great multigenerational YA books! Subscribe to 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 post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. B…
 
Deborah Lindsay Williams speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her “‘You Like to Have Some Cup of Tea?’ and Other Questions About Complicity and Place,” which appears in Issue 20 of The Common magazine. In this conversation, Williams talks about living and writing in Abu Dhabi, traveling to South Africa with her family, and how narrow the w…
 
It’s going to be so much fun! All of the kids in the neighborhood are playing a super fun game – Invasion! Ray Bradbury, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. We really try make your support worth your while. Y…
 
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