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Wild Thing is a podcast about the strange and unusual things that capture our imaginations. It’s about the relationship between science and society. And it’s about wild places, wild people, and wild ideas. Because whether it’s seeking out Bigfoot, in season one, or gazing skyward to look for extraterrestrial life in season two, the search for the unknown helps us better understand ourselves. Each week, host Laura Krantz takes us through the latest chapter, which builds on the previous ones, ...
 
A Vague Idea is a comedy / trivia podcast hosted by Nate Ragolia & Shannon Paige, with (sometimes) John Peros. Each week, we subject our special guests to a themed list of topics from pop culture, news, politics, history, and more, and find out if they have "A VAGUE IDEA". We also play an array of games, tell stories, offer hot takes, crack jokes, rant, and crown the episode's winner.
 
On this season of Behind The Scenes, you’ll learn all about what it takes to bring your favorite animated shows to life. How do we put a modern twist on old cartoon favorites? How does writing for animation stretch our imagination? How do voice actors bring your favorite characters to life? Host Brandon Jenkins (Mogul, There’s Something About Dolemite) talks to the showrunners, writers, voice actors and other creators behind Big Mouth, Disenchantment, Voltron, Castlevania, and She-Ra about t ...
 
If you love documentary films, hear from the top storytellers on Pure Nonfiction. Host Thom Powers is well-connected in this world as a documentary curator for the Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, and SundanceNow Doc Club. He leads conversations that are frank, funny and revealing. Listen to interviews with Oscar-winning filmmakers Barbara Kopple, Alex Gibney, and Roger Ross Williams; as well as the directors of “Making a Murderer,” “Weiner” and “OJ: Made in America.” Often the ...
 
Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the discovery of X-rays, earthquakes, Hegel, Sir William Osler, Charles William Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Charles Sumner, Monica Lewinsky, and Anita Loos; the Lincoln highway, joys of gardening, goldfish, skunk raising, and the cultivation of tobacco. "Earthquakes" was co-authored by Louis Pakiser. (summary by Sue Anderson)
 
We all have our own little obsessions that we hold dear to us. To each one our own, the spectrum our obsessions are incredibly diverse in their field. But it’s almost impossible to explain how or why we drown ourselves in it. Join me as I go off the deep end in investigating the obsessions that continue to allure us, because it’s through our love and our appreciation for the trivial things in life, that we have the most innate voices to be heard and the most compelling stories to tell. This ...
 
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 ...
 
On February 12, 1971, in Durham, North Carolina, a 20 year-old nursing student and her 19 year-old boyfriend left a Valentine's Dance to park down a secluded lover's lane. They never returned. Two weeks later, their bodies were found deep within the Carolina pines. They had been strangled, tortured, and murdered. Their murders have never been solved. THE LONG DANCE is the story of the lives touched by the murders of Patricia Mann and Jesse McBane. Produced by crime fiction author Eryk Pruitt ...
 
Simplify is a podcast for anyone who’s taken a close look at their habits, their happiness, their relationships, or their health and thought, “There’s got to be a better way to do this.” Hear ideas that get you to better from Gretchen Rubin, David Allen, Rebecca Traister, Dan Savage, Seth Godin and many more. Hosted by Caitlin Schiller and Ben Schuman-Stoler. Brought to you by Blinkist.
 
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
 
Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include philosophy and thought -- Plato, Aristotle, Leonhard Euler, Henri Amiel, and the French Rights of Man; adventure and mystery -- the ascent of Aconcagua and the mystery ship Mary Celeste; science -- a new comet and lichen dyes; portraits of the seasons by Lucy Maud Montgomery: biographies of Charles Dickens and Clara and Robert Schuman; a history of the Transcendental utopia Fruitlands by ...
 
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.
 
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Meichi Ng (@barelyfunctionaladult) came by the show to talk about her incredible illustrated memoir Barely Functional Adult: It'll All Make Sense Eventually (Harper Perennial). To support the show, you can now become a member at patreon.com/cnfpod. Keep the conversation going on social media @CNFPod and check out the show notes at brendanomeara.com…
 
Join poet-essayists Hanif Abdurraqib & Shayla Lawson for an extended conversation on writing pop culture (and so much more). This conversation was recorded at the 2020 Tin House Writers Workshop. Shayla’s most recent book is This is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls and Being Dope & Hanif’s next book is A Little Devil in America: Notes in Prai…
 
Nonfiction Friends is an educational, library-based podcast that seeks to help the public learn interesting, quirky, and sometimes bizarre facts that can be found in the nonfiction section of their local library. In this episode, Josh and Rebecca are talkin' tots - TATER tots, with recipes found in 641.652 of the nonfiction section.Check us out onl…
 
This week Alice and Kim share nonfiction gift recommendations for the holidays. Subscribe to For Real using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. For more nonfiction recommendations, sign up for our True Story newsletter, edited by Alice Burton. This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations…
 
Mike Allton of bloggingbrute.com is back for more with host DP Knudten about the power of focusing on what your best communication style is, and concentrating your efforts on the social channels that best amplify your personal brand signal. +++++++ The NONFICTION BRAND podcast is hosted by DP Knudten and a variety of special guests. While focused o…
 
Kendra, Sachi, Jaclyn, and Sumaiyya announce the 2020 Reading Women Award Nonfiction Shortlist! Thank you to The House of Chanel for sponsoring this episode. Find out more at inside.Chanel.com. Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our…
 
Kendra, Sachi, Jaclyn, and Sumaiyya announce the 2020 Reading Women Award Fiction Shortlist! Thank you to The House of Chanel for sponsoring this episode. Find out more at inside.Chanel.com. Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Go…
 
We're celebrating the launch of Kazim Ali’s newest poetry collection, The Voice of Sheila Chandra. Following a reading from Ali’s innovative and musical new collection, he will be joined in conversation by Sheila Chandra and Rajiv Mohabir to discuss sound, silence, and embodied art-making practice, as they reflect on Ali’s poetry, Chandra’s music, …
 
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle discuss marketing for editors and proofreaders, and offer 3 tips on how to overcome the fear. Listen To Find Out More About Giving yourself permission to be an imperfect marketer Concentrating on your own marketing rather than comparing yourself with everyone else Following your own path and developing a strategy that…
 
For our 150th episode, we invited some listeners to join us to get book recommendations. Moti, Jacob, Bonnie, Erin, Chris, Lee, Charlie, Veronika and Michael all drop in and chat, sometimes looking for gift suggestions, but often asking for themselves. We go all over North America, and talk to a bunch of really nice Patrons, swinging wildly from ge…
 
This week, two Colorado "natives" and comedians--Christie Buchele & Steve Vanderploeg--join Nate (whose also from CO) for an episode all about the Centennial State. We're talking about Mesa Verde, the Sand Creek Massacre, the Gregory Lode, John Denver, and... Cheeseburgers? Oh, and games! It's a show with at least 300 days of sun per listen. That's…
 
Being a journalist gave Kermit Pattison the license to be curious. He is the author of Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind. It is published by William Morrow. Keep the conversation going on social media @CNFPod and be sure to head over to brendanomeara.com for show notes and to sign up for the monthly newslett…
 
Oumuamua is long gone—out of sight and almost impossible to reach. The excitement over it generated endless fascination about what (and who) might be out there. Ultimately, that’s what this search for extraterrestrial life represents—a series of questions that don’t have good answers and may never have them, not now, not in another millennia. So wh…
 
We’re very excited to bring you an audio long read of “Shithole Country Clubs” an essay by Nina Sharma, recently published in The Margins. Named an Editor’s Pick at Longreads, “Shithole Country Clubs” is a hilarious and critical essay about Trump's New Jersey country club — the very golf club where he recently infected everyone with Covid-19 — and …
 
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to thriller writer Andy Maslen about the creative-writing process. Listen To Find Out More About Writing a series vs standalone novels Tips on developing a coherent series Starting afresh with a new set of characters in a new environment Top creative-writing tips for beginner author Recommended writing-craft reso…
 
Nonfiction Friends is an educational, library-based podcast that seeks to help the public learn interesting, quirky, and sometimes bizarre facts that can be found in the nonfiction section of their local library. This week, Josh and Rebecca are celebrating Native American Heritage Month with books found in 970 of the nonfiction section.Check us out…
 
Jenny welcomes a new guest - Tina - and we chat about reading more books from our own shelves and great books we've read recently. Jenny also asks about Tina's knitting, a new hobby she enjoys alongside reading. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 206: Black Sheep Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple …
 
The Blogging Brute Mike Allton joins host DP Knudten for a conversation about how he uses a focused topic strategy to make all of his blogging and social media activity work to build and boost his personal brand no matter the social media channel he uses. +++++++ The NONFICTION BRAND podcast is hosted by DP Knudten and a variety of special guests. …
 
In the final episode of our series of interviews in partnership with the Miami Book Fair, Kendra talks to Raven Leilani, the author of Luster, which is out now from FSG. Sign up for the Miami Book Fair! Grab one of our totes for 20% off by heading over to our Etsy Store! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon…
 
Battling it out on the show this week is real life married couple and former coworkers of Nate's John and Tammy Curry. They all worked together at a certain kite store in Boulder, CO., and so this episode is all about Kites... mostly. Topics include WWI Box Kites, Kite Shields, the Kite Runner, Check Kiting and Kiting Mobs. Plus games! Note: the so…
 
“Amid impending disasters too vast even to be perceived, what can we do―cognitively, morally, and practically? Gabbert, a tenacious researcher and a ruthless self-examiner, probes this ultimate abstraction in her essays, goes past wordless dread and comes up with enough reasoned consideration to lead us through. Do you feel―and how can you not―as i…
 
Annie Duke is the author of How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices. You can follow her @annieduke on Twitter and visit her website annieduke.com. Keep the conversation going by linking up to @CNFPod on social media and sign up for the monthly newsletters at brendanomeara.com. Reading recommendations, podcast news, and a CNFin' Happy …
 
Our views on aliens can often be uplifting, offering a glimpse of a better, technologically-bright future, or a glimmer of hope about our ability to survive. In some cases, our thoughts about them are almost spiritual, as though aliens are divine beings. To understand why, we make a trip to Colorado’s UFO Watchtower, which has become something of a…
 
Nonfiction Friends is an educational, library-based podcast that seeks to help the public learn interesting, quirky, and sometimes bizarre facts that can be found in the nonfiction section of their local library. In this episode, Josh and Rebecca learn how to decorate a table for a special occasion.Check us out online:http://www.osceolalibrary.org/…
 
One Story managing editor, creative writing teacher, and writer of her own work: Lena Valencia wears many hats. She zooms on in to the Damn Library and Drew and Christopher pick her brain on writing scary things, what makes a good One Story submission, and how she tries to listen to the advice she gives her students. And we talk about her recent pu…
 
In the second installment of our series of interviews in partnership with the Miami Book Fair, Kendra talks to Naima Coster, the author of Halsey Street, which is out now from Little A. Sign up for the Miami Book Fair! Grab one of our totes for 20% off by heading over to our Etsy Store! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club a…
 
Anne Helen Petersen's latest book is Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation. She and Courtney talk about the difficulty behind advice about "doing what you love," what freelance writing careers look like now, and how she synthesizes research into prose. In today's bonus segment, Anne and Courtney talk about burnout and writing. B…
 
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to author David Unger about transforming a novel from print to audio. Listen To Find Out More About Doing your own narration vs hiring a pro How to find a professional voice artist Which qualities are important The process of working with a professional narrator Obstacles to creating audio books Costs and time fr…
 
This week Alice and Kim give kudos to nonfiction authors with election victories and talk about good YA nonfiction options to read when you’re exhausted. This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life., Henry Holt & Co., and Whatbook. Subscribe to For Real using …
 
Jenny speaks with author Bryan Washington about his new novel, Memorial, and also gets to know more about him as a reader. This bonus episode also contains information about a last-minute readalong, how to contribute to the best of the year episode, and what to expect for the rest of 2020. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 205: Life an…
 
Authors M. Ellen Dash and Ali Meeks talked with the LITerally Podcast about their new book Conquer Your Fear of the Triathlon Swim. As a swimmer and triathlete, I had a great time reading the step-by-step guide to overcoming anxiety in the water. This is a great book (and podcast, of course) for anyone hoping to turn their fear of open-water swimmi…
 
Leah Roe, CEO of The Perk is back for the second half of a conversation with host DP Knudten on how creating and living her personal brand enabled her to handle the many business challenges of COVID-19 by staying true the to person and brand she knows herself to be. +++++++ The NONFICTION BRAND podcast is hosted by DP Knudten and a variety of speci…
 
Making their 4th appearance on the show, Monica and Lynn return to talk about Conspiracy Theories. We discuss how 2020 has been uniquely impacted by conspiracy theories. Then we get into topics like Chemtrails, New Coke, Water Fluoridation and the 1985 NBA Draft Lottery. Plus, games! And we make up our own conspiracies. Grab your tinfoil hat, and g…
 
"That's what the practice is. It's for people who have read enough blog posts or books to know the method, but for whatever reason look straight at the method and blink," says Seth Godin. His 20th book is The Practice: Shipping Creative Work and it's a book for our troubled times. Keep the conversation going on social media @CNFPod and head over to…
 
American culture is saturated with extraterrestrial and UFO references—and we still can’t get enough. Hollywood has raked in billions on alien-themed programming and it comes in every flavor you can imagine—from horror to camp to science fiction to documentary. What’s the cultural appeal? Why aliens as opposed to any other topic? How have these ima…
 
To kick off a series of interviews in partnership with the Miami Book Fair, Kendra talks to K-Ming Chang, the author of Bestiary, which is out now from One World. Sign up for the Miami Book Fair! Grab one of our totes for 20% off by heading over to our Etsy Store! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclus…
 
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is thrilled to celebrate the launch of Akwaeke Emezi’s new book THE DEATH OF VIVEK OJI and the recent release of Elizabeth Acevedo’s CLAP WHEN YOU LAND and WRITE YOURSELF A LANTERN: A JOURNAL INSPIRED BY THE POET X. The two authors read from their new works and have a moderated conversation with writer and Berke…
 
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to mystery writer David Unger about story creation and revision. Listen To Find Out More About What made David want to start writing and who inspired him Writing an alter ego The revision process On being edited David Unger: davidungerphd.com Ask Us A Question The easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook…
 
Nonfiction Friends is an educational, library-based podcast that seeks to help the public learn interesting, quirky, and sometimes bizarre facts that can be found in the nonfiction section of their local library. This week, Josh and Rebecca are getting you ready for the holiday season and making a cheese plate that will change your life!Check us ou…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “Proof of Existence” by Hal Y. Zhang, as read by Joy Piedmont Poetry: “Mourning Becomes Jocasta” by Jane Yolen, and “An Elder Resigns from the Chorus of Oedipus at Colonnus,” by Peter Tacy, as read by Erika Ensign Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Hal Y. Zhang Want to join…
 
While a lot of readers have struggled during the pandemic, Scott had a reading breakthrough this past year. We talk about BookTube, places for readalongs, and books we've read and liked recently. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 204: BookTube Season Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by …
 
Leah Roe, CEO of The Perk returns for an update conversation with host DP Knudten on how getting laid off during maternity leave just might have been the best thing that happened to her, and how getting then abandoning her CPA was a no-brainer when she aligned her personal brand with her actual person. +++++++ The NONFICTION BRAND podcast is hosted…
 
“An urgent, intimate hybrid of memoir and fiction, Homeland Elegies lays bare the broken heart of our American dream turned reality TV nightmare. The book . . . brilliantly captures how we got to this exact moment in time and at what cost. Stunning.” —A. M. Homes “An unflinchingly honest self-portrait by a brilliant Muslim-American writer, and, bey…
 
TJ and Jayden are back to settle their grudge from the previous Simpsons episode... Wait, who's that hulking figure entering the podcast studio. WE HAVE A CHALLENGER! Alec Airth, one of the co-hosts of Movie the Podcast with TJ, joins the melee. We talk about Jody Price, Simpsorama, Mother Shabubu, Non-Threatening Boys Magazine and more. Plus, ther…
 
Edward Parnell (@edward_parnell) comes by the show to talk Kurt Vonnegut, birds, grief, and his book "Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country." It is published by William Collins. Keep the conversation going on social media @CNFPod across the Big 3. Be sure you head over to brendanomeara.com for show notes and to sign up for my monthly newsletter…
 
It's safe to say we've gotten pretty high up with all the stories we've explored here at SSH so far — and the higher we go, the more to behold. But we can't stay safe up here forever... Sometimes we have to go Several Stories Down — deep down into the dark caverns and basements and cellars where all our nightmares and fears and secrets are buried. …
 
We’ve been broadcasting our presence for about 85 years now, with radio, television, and radar, essentially spamming space with all kinds of messages. What would we do if someone answers back? What if our message reaches someone, or something, hostile? Some argue that we should be trying to communicate with whoever might be out there. But who shoul…
 
Kendra talks to Angela Chen, the author of Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex, which is out now from Beacon Press. Thanks to our sponsors: Acorn TV - Use code readingwomen at https://acorn.tv to receive your first 30 days free! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exc…
 
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