Literature Podcasts

Our huge selection of the best reading and literature podcasts provide hours of great listening.

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Sianne Ngai, "Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form"In this witty and penetrating book-length treatment of the affective experience of the "gimmick," Ngai draws upon formalist literary criticism, post-Kantian aesthetic philosophy, and Marxist political economy in order to illuminate the historical production of this attractive yet unsettling cultural form.

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Christopher Lupke , "A History of Taiwan Literature"Ye Shitao was a Taiwanese public intellectual who rose to prominence in the second half of the twentieth century.

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Ep 348: Counting CrowsThis week's reading is an essay by Elena Passarello about birdsong. But it's also other stuff!

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Ep 440The Opera's alive with the sound of music! It's time to dive into the serialized story-slash-novel that spawned one of the most successful musicals of all time.

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K. Grenier and A. Mushal, "Cultures of Memory in the Nineteenth Century: Consuming Commemoration"The editors of the volume, Katherine Grenier and Amanda Mushal, and its contributors invite the readers to consider memorial practices as insights into the culture of both the public and the private.

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Armando Iannucci and John Mullan on Dickens; John Lanchester; new Black British writingThis podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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Marilynne Robinson: 'Jack'Marilynne Robinson's "Jack" is a book that Bookworms have been eager to read: the fourth volume of her multi-award-winning Gilead novels.

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Translating Letters for Black LivesWe are reposting a recent episode of the podcast Asian Americana exploring the layers of linguistic and cultural nuance of translating the Letters for Black Lives, a crowdsourced effort to create and translate multilingual and culturally-aware resources for communities to have discussions about anti-Blackness.

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Interview with Cinelle BarnesKendra talks to Cinelle Barnes, the editor of A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-One Writers of Color on the New South, which is out now from Hub City Press.

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Really hot handsTo mark the publication of the latest LRB Collection of essays, about sport, David Runciman, on loan from Talking Politics, talks to Ben Markovits about Michael Jordan, home advantage, how basketball has tackled racial inequality, the difference between writing about sport in fiction and non-fiction, and why it turns out that players really are...

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Johny Pitts and Charlotte ProudmanRomance in Marseilles, Butterfly Politics and This is Pleasure. Harriett Gilbert talks books.

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John Locke, "Queen of the Gangsters: Stories by Margie Harris"Edited by John Locke, Queen of the Gangsters bring the work of Harris, the first woman hardboiled crime fiction writer in history, to a larger audience.

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Ep 347: Earthquake!This week we're discussing a piece of creative nonfiction that really pushes the bounds of the genre, imagining the effects of a California earthquake on animal and plant life, as well as several invented human characters.

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Ep 439This week we choose to travel to Mother Russia to make jingoistic jokes and hang out with Rasputin, every 90s kid's favorite historical figure!

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Jennifer Makumbi, New Dutch Writing, Barbara Kingsolver and Wild Swimming in literatureThis podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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R. Rosenberg and R. Rubinstein, "Teaching Jewish American Literature"In this interview, Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein , engage our listeners in a conversation about different approaches to teaching Jewish American Literature, complicating what it means to be "American".

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Joshua Kotin, "Utopias of One"Joshua Kotin's Utopias of One analyzes a particular and peculiar sub-genre of utopian literature. Kotin identifies works by Thoreau, Dubois, the Mandel'shtams, and the poets Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, and J.H. Prynne as "utopias of one." In these works, the authors at one and the same time publish for an external audience, but sketch out modes...

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Walter Mosley: "The Awkward Black Man"Walter Mosley's "The Awkward Black Man" is a new book of short stories that brings readers into the middle of the experience of people today.

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Book Club: The Turn of the ScrewJoin Frank and Rhonda as they discuss this month's book club pick: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James!

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Kristin J. Jacobson, "The American Adrenaline Narrative"Kristin J. Jacobson In her new book, Kristin Jacobson is a professor of American literature, American Studies, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Stockton University in New Jersey.

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Beauty PrivilegeCheck out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

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Aeschylus' GhostsEmily Wilson talks to Thomas Jones about three new translations of >. They discuss what the texts of the tragedies may tell us about the state of democracy in fifth-century Athens, the difficulties of Aeschylus' language, be the best modern analogue to Ancient Greek drama, and how Wilson came to do her own translation.

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Ruth Jones and Dominic CookeRuth Jones and Dominic Cooke share their favourite reads with Harriett Gilbert.

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Burial is Beginning: K-Ming Chang and Franny ChoiAAWW hosted the launch for K-Ming Chang's debut novel, Bestiary, with a reading and conversation with K-Ming and Franny Choi.

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Episode 518Special thanks to patron Stewart Huntsman, who put us on the scent of The Hound of Death by Agatha Christie!

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Ep 438Welcome to Spooktober 2020! What's scarier than a story about a teenage girl who falls in with a family of vampires?

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Ep 346: When the Sixties DiedThis week we're continuing our discussion of creative nonfiction by revisiting a classic in the genre: Joan Didion's essay "The White Album," which explores the author's experiences of anxiety and paranoia at "the end of the 60s." We talk about things we can learn from a master, and how to write essays that will age well.

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Genie BabiesWelcome to another episode of Genie Babies, a magic carpet ride of a podcast from the boys here at Overdue!

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Barbara Kingsolver: "How to Fly "Barbara Kingsolver discusses crossing genres of writing and her second book of poetry, "How to Fly"

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Jessica Martell, "Farm to Form: Modernist Literature and Ecologies of Food in the British Empire"In Farm to Form, Martell contextualizes some familiar texts of British Literary Modernism, into a history that recognizes the role of food and agriculture not just in the social fabric that these writers were living in and often writing against but also the role that these industries played in determining how writers experimented with literary...

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Interview with Julianne Clancy, Assistant Director of Marketing with KnopfPrior to working with Knopf, she held positions within the marketing, copywriting, and production departments of Berkley, NAL, and Penguin Young Readers, as well as working as a freelance copywriter for numerous other publishers.

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Close Readings: On Adrienne RichIn the latest episode of Close Readings, Seamus Perry and Mark Ford turn to the life and work of Adrienne Rich, in whose poems the personal becomes not only political, but epic.

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Martin Paul Eve, "Close Reading with Computers"Most contemporary digital studies are interested in distant-reading paradigms for large-scale literary history. This book asks what happens when such telescopic techniques function as a microscope instead.

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Episode 179: Watership DownYou might remember the 1979 cartoon film adaptation? Or maybe the 1999 Canadian TV series?

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Ep 345: Short and SweetThis week we're discussing a series of very short essays by J. Robert Lennon, and talking about how we teach students to write very short pieces that aren't simply tossed-off and incomplete.

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Ep 437This week we answer the question on everyone's minds: why, the last man? This mid-2000s graphic novel imagines a world without men, a specific kind of apocalypse with a different flavor from The Leftovers or other "what if X suddenly disappeared from Earth forever" fiction.

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Donald Ostrowski, "Who Wrote That?Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov is Harvard historian Donald Ostrowski's sustained reflection on what we can learn from comparison of authorship controversies.

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Jay Parini: "Borges and Me: An Encounter"Jorge Luis Borges as seen through the eyes of twenty-one-year-old Jay Parini in "Borges and Me: An Encounter."

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Is Fall Here Yet? !, Ep. 174Happy Fall! Rhonda and Frank are ready for Spooky Season! This week they check in with each other and discuss what they've been reading!

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Interview with Vicki Laveau-HarvieKendra talks to Vicki Laveau-Harvie about her memoir, The Erratics, which is out now from Knopf.

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No Wave FeminismJenny Turner talks to Joanna Biggs about the history of the Women's Liberation Movement, the loneliness of feminist work, and the seemingly unavoidable question: How do you think your life compares to your mother's?

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Ep344: Who's the Boss?This week we're continuing our ongoing discussion of creative nonfiction by diving into an essay by Hanif Abdurraqib about attending a Bruce Springsteen concert in Jersey and thinking about who gets to romanticize "hard work" in America.

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Ep 436C Pam Zhang's Booker Prize-listed debut novel focuses on a family of Chinese immigrants working coal mines, panning streams, and laying railroads in the American West.

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Karen E. H. Skinazi, "Women of Valor: Orthodox Jewish Troll Fighters, Crime Writers, and Rock Stars in Contemporary Literature and Culture"Skinazi delves beyond this stereotype to identify a powerful tradition of feminist literary portrayals of Orthodox women, often created by Orthodox women themselves.

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Rose Tremain; Science in FictionThis podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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Aracelis Girmay: "How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton"Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

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Filippo Menozzi, "World Literature, Non-Synchronism, and the Politics of Time"Filippo Menozzi offers to look at literature and literary processes through the prism of book details the notion that Menozzi finds accurate and relevant not only for the analysis of current cultural and political developments, but also for the consideration of the past.

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About Us and Growing Up African in AustraliaTo close out September, Kendra and Jaclyndiscuss About Us and Growing Up African in Australia edited by Maxine Beneba Clarke.

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Minisode Sixteen: AudiobooksBefore we were hit with this recent heatwave, there was starting to be a chill in the air, and soon it will be the perfect climate for taking brisk walks in parks, or just round the block for your government mandated hour of exercise should we find ourselves in another lockdown.

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400 Million GunsDeborah Friedell talks to Thomas Jones about the origins, and origin myths, of the National Rifle Association, how it spends its money, and why it's wary of winning.

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Episode 178: The TraditionThis week, Julia, Rider, and Tod read and discuss Jericho Brown's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, The Tradition.

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Ep 343: Grades Are For SquaresThis week we're talking about a second-person essay by Jennifer Murvin that was first published in The Cincinnati Review.

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Ep 435Michael Chabon's 2007 alternate history novel is a murder mystery featuring a hard-boiled detective, though neither the detective nor the murder mystery are the most memorable parts of it.

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Ken M. Penner, "The Lexham English Septuagint"On this episode of New Books in Christian Studies, we welcome Ken M. Penner, Professor of Religious Studies at St Francis Xavier University.

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Mitch Sisskind: "Collected Poems 2005-2020"Mitch Sisskind discusses writing humorous poetry and his new book, "Collected Poems 2005-2020."

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Book Club: And Then There Were NoneJoin Frank and Rhonda this week as they discuss Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None!

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Laura Westengard, "Gothic Queer Culture: Marginalized Communities and the Ghosts of Insidious Trauma"In Gothic Queer Culture: Marginalized Communities and the Ghosts of Insidious Trauma , Laura Westengard examines the intersection of queerness and the scope is broad enough to encompass Lady Gaga's meat dress, lesbian pulp fiction, Dracula, queer literature, and sadomasochistic performance art.

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Interview with Annette Saunooke ClapsaddleKendra talks to Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle about her debut novel, Even As We Breathe, which is out now from University of Kentucky Press.

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Katherine Rundell: Consider the Greenland SharkKatherine Rundell reads her study of the Greenland shark, which can live for 500 years.

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Episode 514We're joined by a special guest - television writer and Skins creator Jamie thanks to reader Greig Johnson!

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Ep 342: Writing About Pop CultureThis week we're discussing an Alice Bolin essay from The Toast, "A Meditation on Britney's 'Baby One More Time," which uses the pop star's music as a jumping-off point for an exploration of loneliness, isolation, and the ways in which we hold ourselves apart from others.

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Ep 434What if all we knew about alien culture was their garbage? Or is it their garbage?

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Ep 433We just couldn't resist another trip to Panem! This origin story for the trilogy's primary villain, Coriolanus Snow, takes us all the way back to the 10th Annual Hunger Games.

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Henri Cole: BlizzardHenri Cole is a really sensational poet even for people who may not think poetry can be sensational.

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Ep. 95Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

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CovidologyRupert Beale talks to Thomas Jones about Covid-19 vaccine candidates, and reasons not to rush them; how worried we should be about reported cases of re-infection; possible reasons for the apparent drop in the infection fatality rate; and the prospects for reopening schools.

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Episode 177: HojokiThis week, Julia, Rider, and Tod read and discuss the essay "Hojoki: or, An Account of My Hut," written in the 13th century by the Japanese poet and essayist Kamo no Chōmei.

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Ep 341: Back to SchoolWelcome to our new fall season! Yes, we know that technically it's not fall, but school's back in session, and there are some brown leaves on the tree in front of one of our houses.

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Ep 432Join us and our possibly imaginary gigantic anthropomorphic rabbit for a discussion about a play that just HAPPENS to be about a man who is friends with a possibly imaginary gigantic anthropomorphic rabbit.

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John Barton, "A History of the Bible: The Story of the World's Most Influential Book"He paints a vivid picture of the historical backdrop against which the books of the Bible were written, injecting a dose of depth and character to the stories, psalms, prophecies, and letters it comprises.

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Richard van Leeuwen, "The Thousand and One Nights and Twentieth-Century Fiction"This is a pioneering work in terms of approaching the ancient text not only as a source of inspiration for literary discoveries, but also as a carrier of literary memories and cultural experiences that are collected from a number of geographical locations.

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Richard Powers and Nature WritingAlex Clark talks to Richard Powers about his new novel, The Overstory.

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Sarah Shun-lien Bynum: "Likes"Sarah Shun-lien Bynum's "Likes" is a layered book of nine short stories.

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Librarianing Ourselves in Real Time!Join Frank as he welcomes YA librarian Susen Shi to discuss great new YA books.

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Breasts and Eggs and The Memory PoliceTo close out August, Kendra and Sachi discuss The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa and Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami.

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Patricia Lockwood: Insane after coronavirus?Patricia Lockwood reads her diary about catching and recovering from Covid-19. Read more by Patricia Lockwood in the LRB here: to the LRB from just £1 per issue See for privacy and opt-out information.

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Ep 340: The Adjunct BluesThis week we're discussing a Deb Olin Unferth story about an adjunct professor who knows when people will die, "Wait Till You See Me Dance," which prompts a discussion of our own brief tenure as adjuncts, and our current tenure as professors, and how we're feeling about the upcoming semester.

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Ep 431We've all heard that a tree grows in Brooklyn. But what ELSE grows there? A love of reading?

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Lauren F. Klein, "An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States"This is not only a practical admonition to any would-be researcher but also a methodological challenge, in that there is no eating-or, at least, no food-preserved among the printed records of the early United States.

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Arti Dhand, "Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage: Sexual Ideology in the Mahabharata"The work focuses on the great Hindu epic, the Mahābhārata, a text that not only reflects the cogitations of a momentous period in Hindu history, but also was critical in shaping the future of Hinduism.

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Sara Collins speaks to author and academic Sarah MossSara Collins speaks to Sarah Moss about history, holidays and her new novel Summerwater.

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Guy Raffa, "Dante's Bones: How a Poet Invented Italy"On this episode of New Books in History, Jana Byars talks with Guy Raffa, Associate Professor of Italian Studies at UT Austin, about his new book, Dante's Bones: How a Poet Invented Italy.

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Edmund White "A Saint from Texas"Several kinds of novels in one, Edmund White's "A Saint from Texas" is so good you might forget a novel can be this good.

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Valerie Wayne, "Women's Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England"Women's Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England reveals the valuable work that women achieved in publishing, printing, writing and reading early modern English books, from those who worked in the book trade to those who composed, selected, collected and annotated books.

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Global Chinatowns: Histories of Resistance and CommunityWelcome to our Love Letter to Chinatown Episode! We're happy to feature Mei Lum, Diane Wong, and Huiying B. Chan, the curators of Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging Chinatowns, hosted at the Pao Arts Center in Boston.

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Allison L. Rowland, "Zoetropes and the Politics of Humanhood"The way that we talk about living beings can raise or lower their perceived value.

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Ep. 93.5As a special episode, here is a live show that Kendra and Jaclyn recorded at the Weekend of Words virtual book festival this spring.

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The Absurdities of RaceAdam Shatz talks to Paul Gilroy about his intellectual background and the recent anti-racist protests in the UK and US.

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Xiaoqiao Ling, "Feeling the Past in Seventeenth-Century China"As much of the world's population is currently discovering, living through a historical cataclysm is a more common fact of human existence than one might think.

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Ep 339: White Glove ServiceThis week we're talking about an essay by Britni de la Cretaz about her complicated relationship with both the Miami Marlins and her hometown.

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Ep 430Eggs is a book that has eggs in it, but also adolescent pain and friendship.

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The novels of PD James; Akwaeke EmeziJohny Pitts looks at the life and work of crime novelist P D James.

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K. Keeling and S. Pollard, "Table Lands: Food in Children's Literature"Table Lands contributes to a growing body of scholarship in the subfield of literary food studies, which combines the methods of literary analysis with the interdisciplinary theories of food, culture, and identity.

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Elizabeth Wetmore: 'Valentine'Elizabeth Wetmore's "Valentine" is an impressive demonstration of the power of the voices of women.

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The World May Not Require Us, But We At Least We Have Our Books!Join Frank and Rhonda as they discuss what they read this week!

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Naomi Appleton, "Many Buddhas, One Buddha: A Study and Translation of Avadanasataka 1-40"Naomi Appleton's new book Many Buddhas, One Buddha: A Study and Translation of Avadānaśataka 1-40 introduces a significant section of the important early Indian Buddhist text known as the Avadānaśataka, or "One Hundred Stories", and explores some of its perspectives on buddhahood.

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Interview with Morgan JerkinsKendra talks to Morgan Jerkins about her latest book, Wandering in Strange Lands, which is out now from Harper.

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Early and Late KermodeStefan Collini talks to Thomas Jones about the life and work of Frank Kermode, and Mary-Kay Wilmers remembers him as a contributor to the LRB.

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Episode 176: The End of MiddlemarchToday, Julia, Rider, and Tod discuss book six, seven, and eight of George Eliot's Middlemarch, bringing an end to our long and oft-delayed quarantine read of this nineteenth-century masterpiece.

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Barry Witham, "From Red-Baiting to Blacklisting: The Labor Plays of Manny Fried"Witham traces Fried's long career as a labor organizer and Communist Party militant, as well as the obsessive lengths the FBI went to in order to suppress his activism.

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Ep 338: Welcome Back, Angry TomThis week we're reading a short story from Nick White's debut collection that was recommended by author Alissa Nutting.

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Ep 429Lauren Oliver's first novel is about a teenage girl forced to relive the last day of her life over and over again.

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Episode 510In honor of the new HBO show, we're plunging back into Lovecraft country with the mythos story The Aquarium by Carl Jacobi.

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Carys DaviesChris Power talks to Carys Davies about her new book, The Mission House.

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Bandcamp Friday!TODAY ONLY, Bandcamp is waiving their fees in support of artists hit hard by the pandemic.

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Kim Adrian, "Dear Knausgaard: Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle"In 2009, a novel was released in Norway with a fairly simple premise; the author would simply write about himself, his life and his attempts to write.

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Asian Women in TranslationCheck out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

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Close Readings: On Robert FrostIn the latest episode in their series of Close Readings, Seamus Perry and Mark Ford look at the life and work of Robert Frost, the great American poet of fences and dark woods.

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Innermost: another episode of our new seriesWe wanted to bring you another episode from our Innermost series. In the last episode of our first season, two callers tell Leah Green how their relationships sent them down unexpected paths, one with criminal consequences Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series.

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Bonus Episode: Reading the RoomWe ran into some technical difficulties with the book-based episode scheduled to release this week, so instead we're bringing you this free bonus episode, which was slated to be.

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Ep 428Children of Blood and Bone takes familiar fantasy tropes and puts them in a new context, which makes them unexpectedly poignant and powerful.

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Gaurav Desai, "Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination"Reading the life narratives and literary texts of South Asians writing in and about East Africa, Gaurav Desai highlights many complexities in the history of Africa's experience with slavery, migration, colonialism, nationalism, and globalization.

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Episode 175: WeatherThis week's episode is sponsored by HelloFresh. Go to and use code 80literarydisco to get a total of $80 off, including free shipping on your first box.

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Margot Livesey: "The Boy in the Field"Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

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Book Club: An Extraordinary UnionFrank and Rhonda discuss An Extraordinary Union, by Alyssa Cole.

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Brett Dakin, "American Daredevil: Comics, Communism, and The Battles of Lev Gleason"Gleason rose to the top of the comic publishing world during its Golden Age, publishing Daredevil and Crime Does Not Pay among other titles.

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Vanita Reddy, "Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity and South Asian American Culture"The re-articulation of the bindi and the saree, objects that are otherwise imbued with upper-caste, Hindu hetero-reproductive symbolisms, in the works of performance artists, offer queer queer subversion of power structures.

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Minisode Fifteen: JoyDon't know about you, but we've really felt the need for a little more joy around here lately.

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Interview with Leah HamptonKendra talks to Leah Hampton about F*ckface: and Other Stories, which is out now from Henry Holt.

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Press the Red ButtonFollowing his piece in the latest issue of the LRB, William Davies talks to Thomas Jones about the new political polarisation, and what it owes to the online culture of instant feedback.

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A Good Read: Nicholas Lezard and Gwyneth WilliamsJournalist and author Nicholas Lezard and former Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams introduce their favourite reads to Harriett Gilbert.

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Ep 337: Bad, Bad LuckThis week's story is by South Korean writer and filmmaker Lee Chang-Dong, and it's called "On Destiny." It basically traces the entire life of its main character, from his youth in an orphanage, separated during the war from his parents, and through stints of poverty, jail time, and then a possible payday.

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Ep 427Everything happens for a reason in James McBride's new novel. It's September of 1969 and a doddering Brooklyn deacon just shot the neighborhood's top drug dealer.

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Kate Grenville, Beryl Bainbridge, Narrative VoicesThis podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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Ari Linden, "Karl Kraus and The Discourse of Modernity"In Karl Kraus and The Discourse of Modernity , Ari Linden analyzes Karl Kraus's oeuvre while engaging in the conversation about modernism and modernity, which is shaped and conditioned by the already post-postmodern condition.

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Daphne Merkin: "22 Minutes of Unconditional Love"Daphne Merkin discusses what normative means, the concept of a normal looking life, and her new novel, "22 Minutes of Unconditional Love".

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Interview with Alice WongKendra talks to Alice Wong about Disability Visibility: First-person Stories from the 21st Century, a new essay collected she edited and published with Vintage.

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States of ShockPankaj Mishra talks to Adam Shatz about his latest piece for the LRB, which looks at the ways the US and UK have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, and what those botched responses reveal about the broader failures of discussion also touches on the recent ‘open debate' letter to Harper's, the lingering...

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A Good Read: Lissa Evans and Sarah KeyworthComedian Sarah Keyworth and author Lissa Evans talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

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Ep 336: Lost in TranslationThis week we're discussing a story by a celebrated Iranian author, Goli Taraghi, as well as a piece from the Los Angeles Review of Books that attempts to put her work into a cultural context.

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Ep 426Can our podcast truly capture the depth of a renowned Brazilian novelist's final work? This question mirrors one asked by the narrator of The Hour of the Star, whose attempts to portray a young woman's pitiable existence are hindered by his fears that he will never do her story justice.

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Bradley Lewis, "Narrative Psychiatry: How Stories Can Shape Clinical Practice"Psychiatry has lagged behind many clinical specialties in recognizing the importance of narrative for understanding and effectively treating disease.

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Elizabeth Day talks to Eley Williams about her new book, The Liar's Dictionary.This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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Oludamini Ogunnaike, "Poetry in Praise of Prophetic Perfection: A Study of West African Arabic Madih Poetry and its Precedents"In this social setting praise poetry draws from traditional Islamic materials but also employs patterns and concepts from West Africa sources and practices.

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Zadie Smith: "On Beauty"From the archives: obliquely about Zadie Smith's "On Beauty", this intense, abstract conversation is about what a novel is.

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When our interests and book picks collide!Join Rhonda and Frank as they discuss their non-book club reading picks this week!

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Greil Marcus, "Under the Red White and Blue"If Jay Gatsby is the embodiment of patriotism, what does that mean for America? Join NBN host Lee Pierce and author Greil Marcus as they take a deep dive into how F.

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Suri Hustvedt, "Memories of the Future"Today I talked to Suri Hustvedt about this question and others as we discuss her book Memories of the Future.

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The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree and A BurningTo close out July's theme, Fight Like a Girl, Kendra and Sumaiyya discuss The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar and A Burning by Megha Majumdar.

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A Good Read: Fiona Shaw and Nichola CoughlanFiona Shaw and Nicola Coughlan join Harriett Gilbert to talk books.

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Episode 174: Middlemarch, Book 5The return of Literary Disco! Today, we continue our march through Middlemarch as we read the George Eliot classic and book five, The Dead Hand.

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Katherine Rundell: Consider the LemurKatherine Rundell reads her study of the lemur. You can find all the pieces in Katherine Rundell's series of animal studies on her author page on the LRB website: to the LRB from just £1 per issue See for privacy and opt-out information.

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Ep 425The Games may have ended, but we're still hungry! We travel back to Panem for the close of Collins' trilogy about Katniss, Peeta, and revolution.

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Ep 335: I'm Your HuckleberryThis week we discuss a 2018 John Edgar Wideman story from The New Yorker, about a writing teacher trying to decide how to talk to a white student about a well-meaning story she's writing about the travails of a person of color.

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Aliyah Khan,  "Far From Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim UP, 2020)Muslims have lived in the Caribbean for centuries. Far From Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim University Press, 2020) examines the archive of autobiography, literature, music and public celebrations in Guyana and Trinidad, offering an analysis of the ways Islam became integral to the Caribbean, and the ways the Caribbean shaped Islamic practices.

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Charlotte Wood, Travel Writing, Narrative VoiceThis podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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Pernilla Myrne, "Female Sexuality in the Early Medieval Islamic World: Gender and Sex in Arabic Literature"Pernilla Myrne is an Associate Professor of Arabic Literature and History at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, where she also earned her PhD in 2008.

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Alex Halberstadt: "Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning"Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

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C. Jester and C. Svich, "Fifty Playwrights on their Craft"In Fifty Playwrights on their Craft , Caroline Jester and Caridad Svich talk to writers from the US, the UK, and countries around the world about what it means to be a playwright today.

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Interview with Jasmine GuilloryKendra talks to Jasmine Guillory about her book Party for Two, which is out now from Berkeley.

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A Good Read: Nina Sosanya and David NichollsNina Sosanya and David Nicholls bring their favourite books to the table.

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Everyone misplaces my keysAmia Srinivasan talks to Thomas Jones about the long search for a third person singular, gender-neutral pronoun, and the resurgence of the pronoun debate in recent years.

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Matthew Pettway, "Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Placido, and Afro-Latino Religion"Matthew J. Pettway examines how the portrayal of African ideas of spirit and cosmos in otherwise conventional texts recur throughout early Cuban literature and became the basis for Manzano and Plácido's antislavery philosophy.

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Ep 424Sometimes a book is about exactly what it says on the cover. Oyinkan Braithwaite's debut novel is plenty dark but surprisingly funny, exploring sibling dynamics heightened by the fact that there is serial killing involved.

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Ep 334: When Irish Eyes Are SmilingWe're in the midst of a global pandemic and a long-overdue upswell of support for defunding our ridiculously over-militarized police, all of which made Tom want to read a story about his dear old Ireland: Edward J. Delaney's.

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UNLOCKED* Orwell-erThis is an essay written at the height of the WWII blitz bombing of Britain by Orwell from London.

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Episode 506THEW-LY kicks off with the Conan classic Queen of the Black Coast by Robert E. Howard!

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Ep 423Craig loves dinosaurs, so Andrew let him talk for an hour about Steve Brusatte's recent book for dino devotees.

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Jeremy Black, "Mapping Shakespeare: An Exploration of Shakespeare's World through Maps"Jeremy Black, the prolific professor of history at Exeter University, has published a stunningly attractive volume entitled, Mapping Shakespeare: An Exploration of Shakespeare's World through Maps.

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Ahmed El-Shamsy, "Rediscovering the Islamic Classics"Ahmed El-Shamsy's Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition is an astonishing scholarly feat that presents a detailed, sophisticated, and thoroughly enjoyable intellectual and social history of the modern publishing industry on what we today consider canonical books of Islamic thought.

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Scott Spencer: "An Ocean Without a Shore"Scott Spencer's new novel, " An Ocean Without a Shore," is about a life seeped in unfulfilled desires.

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Book Club: Between the World and MeFrank and Rhonda discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, "The Age of Phillis"Jennifer J. Davis speaks with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, about The Age of Phillis , Jeffers's latest collection of poems centered on the remarkable life of America's first poet of African descent, Phillis Wheatley Peters.

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Adam Brown, "Judging 'Privileged' Jews: Holocaust Ethics, Representation, and the 'Grey Zone"The Nazis' persecution of the Jews during the Holocaust included the creation of prisoner hierarchies that forced victims to cooperate with their persecutors.

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Fight Like a GirlFor July's theme, Kendra, Sumaiyya, and RuthAnn share books around the theme Fight Like a Girl.

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How do you change things?Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor talks to Adam Shatz about the intellectual and historical background to the Black Lives Matter movement, and why she's optimistic that the current protests might bring change.

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A Good Read: Laurie Anderson and Stuart Maconie talk about books they love with Harriett GilbertThis podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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Ep 422Special guest Margaret H. Willison joins us this week to talk about the consensual, gay, historically accurate romance novels of KJ Charles.

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Ep 333: What Are Personal Essays For?This week we're discussing an essay by Mary Heather Noble called "Plume: An Investigation," which was originally published by True Story.

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Yitzhak Lewis, "Permanent Beginning: R. Nachman of Braslav and Jewish Literary Modernity"Reading his tales and teachings alongside the social, legal, and intellectual history of the time, the book's guiding question is literary: How does R.

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Alex Clark speaks to Elizabeth Wetmore about her book ValentineElizabeth Wetmore, Sebastian Barry and a re-working of Mary McCarthy's The Group.

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Adheesh Sathaye, "Crossing the Lines of Caste"The ancient Indian mythological figure Viśvāmitra accomplishes just this, transforming himself from a king into a Brahmin by cultivation of ascetic power.

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Brit Bennett: The Vanishing HalfBrit Bennett pushes questions of race and color to their extremes in her new novel, The Vanishing Half.

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TRANSforming the Literary LandscapeRhonda and Frank chat with Ellen MacInnis, a children's librarian in NYPL to discuss the TRANSform NYPL project and pass along book recommendations from the Trans and Gender Non Conforming book list that they and fellow librarians put together.

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Innermost: episode 1 of a new seriesThe Guardian has launched a new series called Innermost that we think you will like.

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Interview with Wayetu MooreBooks MentionedThe Dragons, The Giant, The Women by Wayétu Moore Wayétu Recommends His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie Author BioWayétu Moore is the author of The Dragons, the Giant, the Women and She Would Be King, and is the founder of One Moore Book.

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Katherine Rundell: Consider the SwiftKatherine Rundell reads her study of the common swift, which flies about two million kilometres in its lifetime.

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A Good Read: Val McDermid and Martha Lane Fox talk about books they love with Harriett GilbertThis podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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Ep 333: Rich People ProblemsThis week we're discussing Taffy Brodesser-Akner's Fleishman Is In Trouble, a book that's been described as the novel Phillip Roth would have written if Phillip Roth understood women.

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Ep 421How could a dream upend your life? Would you stop eating meat? Embark on a ruinous affair?

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David Slucki et al., "Laughter After: Humor and the Holocaust" In Laughter After: Humor and the Holocaust , Co-editors David Slucki, Loti Smorgon Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life and Culture at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash N. Finder, professor in the department of German Languages and Literatures and former director of the Jewish Studies Program at the...

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Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Orlando King, Authors and CriticsThis podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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Horacio Castellanos Moya: SenselessnessThe co-producer of Bookworm, Shawn Michael Sullivan, was able to rebroadcast one of his favorite shows, between Michael Silverblatt and Horacio Castellanos Moya, regarding Senselessness.

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Trying To Figure Out How We Got HereRhonda and Frank discuss their personal reading picks for the week and announce next month's book club pick.

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Lucy and The Confessions of Frannie LangtonTo close out Caribbean Heritage Month, Kendra and Jaclyn discuss Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid and The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins.

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A Good Read: Pippa Haywood and Felicity MontaguActresses Pippa Haywood and Felicity Montagu talk books with Harriett Gilbert.

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Gaby Wood: How to Draw an AlbatrossGaby Wood reads her diary from the latest issue of the LRB, in which she tries to draw an albatross using a camera lucida.

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Frederik H. Green, "Bird Talk and Other Stories by Xu Xu: Modern Tales of a Chinese Romantic"spanning a period of some thirty years, from 1937 until 1965 - bring to life some of Xu Xu's most representative short fictions from prewar Shanghai and postwar Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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Ep 420Candide is a novella-length takedown of the idea that we are living in the best of all possible worlds, as ordained by God.

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Ep 331: Let's Talk About Sex, BabyThis week we're discussing Elle Nash's 2018 novel.

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Zena Hitz, "Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life"In her 2020 book, Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life , Zena Hitz explores the interior world and shows that intellectual endeavor is not simply a matter of reading by oneself but can encompass everything from a lifelong fascination with falcons to strategies for retaining one's sanity and humanity in a gulag or...

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Episode 173: Bookshelf Revisit, Summer 2020This week, Julia, Rider, and Tod do an old-fashion bookshelf revisit where each of them take a volume for their shelves and bring it up for discussion.

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Andres Neuman, William Boyd on WW2 Novels, Singlit with Elaine ChiewThis podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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Lara Harb, "Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature"Lara Harb's Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature is a delightful and formidable study on the details and development of poetics and aesthetics in medieval Arabic literature.

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Edgar Garcia, "Signs of the America: A Poetics of Pictography, Hieroglyphs and Khipu"Garcia sets sparks flying by inviting us to explore the literature and theory created by 20th and 21st century writers who deploy sign systems that, according to the creation myth of European hegemony, alphabetized thought supposedly superseded and destroyed.

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Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky WayIntellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

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Hamsa Stainton, "Poetry as Prayer in the Sanskrit Hymns of Kashmir"Beyond charting the history and features of the stotra genre, Hamsa Stainton presents the first sustained study of the Stutikusumāñjali, an important work dedicated to the god Śiva, one bearing witness to the trajectory of Sanskrit literary culture in fourteenth-century Kashmir.

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Deepra Dandekar, "The Subhedar's Son"This book is a translation and study of The Subhedar's Son , an award-winning Marathi biographical novel written in 1895 by Rev.

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Interview with Marie Mutsuki MockettKendra talks to Marie Mutsuki Mockett about her book American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland, which is out now from Graywolf.

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A Good Read: Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie CarterThis podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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'No, I'm not getting married! 'Susan Pedersen talks to Joanna Biggs about Shelagh Delaney and her landmark 1958 play, A Taste of Honey.

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Ep 419Noted symbologist Robert Langdon has to "solve" a "mystery" that "references" Dante's Inferno! Let's see if he can crack the clues before the whole world succumbs to a transhumanist disease.

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Ep 330: The Politics of AbsurdityThis week we're reading one of Donald Barthelme's first published stories, "A Shower of Gold" which prompts a discussion of the relationship between postmodern absurdity and contemporary politics.

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Joshua Bennett, "Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man"Throughout US history, black people have been configured as sociolegal nonpersons, a subgenre of the human.

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Scott Henderson, "Comics and Pop Culture: Adaptation from Panel to Frame"It is hard to discuss the current film industry without acknowledging the impact of comic book adaptations, especially considering the blockbuster success of recent superhero movies.

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Kathryn Hume, "The Metamorphoses of Myth in Fiction since 1960"Byatt, Neil Gaiman, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Vonnegut, Jeanette Winterson, and others, and contrasts such canonical texts with fantasy, speculative fiction, post-singularity fiction, pornography, horror, and graphic narratives.

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Mark Z. Danielewski: The Little Blue KiteMark Z. Danielewski's The Little Blue Kite is a generous and big-hearted children's book about creating a spacious mind, with room for others.

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Episode 502Special thanks to our reader, Erik Peabody - audio producer extraordinaire! Check out his goods and services at if you dig Going Down by PITCH BLACK MANOR, get early access to their upcoming album MONSTER CLASSICS - email us at up: The Veldt by Ray Bradbury.

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June Book Club: The ArgonautsThis week Frank and Rhonda discuss The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson.

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Ep 177: The Rabbit Matchmakers by Brian CrawfordDiscussion Notes: The Rabbit Matchmakers This week's story: The Rabbit Matchmakers by Andrew Phillips Next week's story: The Curfew by Roddy Doyle Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss "The Rabbit Matchmakers" by Andrew Phillips, a story of a sensitive boy, his late grandfather's pet rabbit, and the secrets of his grandfather's tall-tale...

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Caribbean Heritage MonthCheck out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

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Maigret ReturnsJohn Lanchester talks to Thomas Jones about Georges Simenon, whose output was so prodigious that even he didn't know how many books he wrote.

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Roxann Prazniak, "Sudden Appearances: The Mongol Turn in Commerce, Belief, and Art"The "Mongol turn" in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries forged new political, commercial, and religious circumstances in Eurasia.

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Ian Burrows, "Shakespeare for Snowflakes: On Slapstick and Sympathy"In Shakespeare for Snowflakes: On Slapstick and Sympathy , Ian Burrows examines the fraught meeting place of slapstick and tragedy, asking us under what literary and performative conditions we extend and withhold sympathy.

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Brian Greene, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe"Until the End of Time gives the reader a theory of everything, both in the sense of a "state of the academic union", covering cosmology and evolution, consciousness and computation, and art and religion, and in the sense of showing us a way to apprehend the often existentially challenging subject matter.

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Ep 418This week we read an explicitly autobiographical non-fiction graphic novel, things we don't usually do!

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Ep 329: Elon Musk Shoots a Rocket to MarsThis week we're discussing a short story by Kelly Ramsey,.

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Paul Mendez, Class and Society novels, Thomas Keneally on DickensThis podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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HELLBOYSWelcome to the last official installment of HELLBOYS, a Divine Comedy podcast from the boys here at Overdue!

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Edited by Andre Naffis-Sahely The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile LiteratureIntellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

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Episode 172: Middlemarch, Book 4This week is part four of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch.

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The Enchanted ForestDiscussion Notes: The Enchanted Forest This week's story: The Enchanted Forest by Brian Crawford Next week's story: The Rabbit Matchmakers by Andrew Phillips Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss "The Enchanted Forest" by Brian Crawford and have wildly different reactions to this tale of two brothers who fight forest fires.

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Interview with C Pam ZhangA Farewell to Arms, Legs and Jockstraps by Diane Shah Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

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Reopening the NHSSonia Gandhi and Rupert Beale, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, talk to Thomas Jones about the ways Covid-19 can affect the nervous system, the steps required to reopen the NHS after lockdown, the state of testing, and reasons for optimism about a vaccine.

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Minisode Fourteen: More IntimacyWe're still stuck on the theme of intimacy, because we haven't been able to stop thinking about it.

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Ep 328: A.S. Byatt, "Art Work"This week we're reading a story by A.S. Byatt about a couple of upper-class twits who get their comeuppance.

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Ep 417Jhumpa Lahiri's second short story collection focuses on the experiences of second - and third-generation Bengali-Americans, people caught between the futures they're trying to build and the pasts they're trying to honor.

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Diana Senechal, "Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies"Targeting a variety of terms, the author contends that a "good fit" may not always be desirable; delivers a takedown of the adjective "toxic"; and argues that "social justice" must take its place among other justices.

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Mitchell Nathanson, "Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original"Nathanson, a professor of law at the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports at Villanova University, examines the life of Jim Bouton, a journeyman pitcher whose 1970 book, "Ball Four," was a lightning rod for controversy and became one of the best sports books of all time.

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Steve Zeitlin, "The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness"This is a book of encounters. Part memoir, part essay, and partly a guide to maximizing your capacity for fulfillment and expression, The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness taps into the artistic side of what we often take for granted: the stories we tell, the people we love, the metaphors used by scientists, even our...

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Daniel Mason, Pride and Prejudice, Bob GeldofDaniel Mason discusses new short story collection, A Registry Of My Passage On Earth.

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The Wreck at Goat's HeadDiscussion Notes: The Wreck at Goat's Head This week's story: The Wreck at Goat's Head by Alexandra Manglis Next week's story: The Enchanted Forest by Brian Crawford Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss "The Wreck at Goat's Head" by Alexandra Manglis, which was recommended by last our previous episode's guest, Carina Saxon.

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Choose Your Own HoudiniToday, in another departure from our Middlemarch read, we will read one of the new Choose Your Own Adventure books, which unlike the beloved books from the 80s, the new Choose Your Own Adventure novels are based on the lives of historical figures, except that they are all spies!

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Victoria Chang: Love, LoveVictoria Chang discusses Love, Love, her children's novel written in verse—poetry written for children.

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Episode 500!We've put together a very special variety show to honor our milestone podcast, featuring guests Kenneth Hite, Grieg Johnson, Heather Klinke, Rachel Lackey, and...

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Wilkommen! The Librarian Is In!Join Frank and Rhonda this week for a little bit of musical theater and their personal book picks.

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Iva Glisic, "The Futurist Files: Avant-Garde, Politics, and Ideology in Russia, 1905-1930"Futurism was Russia's first avant-garde movement. Gatecrashing the Russian public sphere in the early twentieth century, the movement called for the destruction of everything old, so that the past could not hinder the creation of a new, modern society.

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Caridad Svich, "The Hour of All Things and Other Plays"The plays take place in Venezuela, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southwest Detroit, as well as cyberspace and the place of dreams.

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The Woman Warrior and Minor FeelingsTo close out our month on API Heritage Month Nonfiction, Kendra and Sachi discuss The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston and Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong.

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Semi-Recumbent in BournemouthTalks to Thomas Jones about the friendship between Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James, and the time they spent together in Bournemouth.

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AAWW Fave: You Don't Say No To Yuri KochiyamaToday is the legendary activist Yuri Kochiyama's birthday! We're celebrating by revisiting one of our favorite episodes of AAWW Radio, You Don't Say No to Yuri Kochiyama.

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Ep 416Orlando is an English nobleman in the 16th century who, by the end the Woolf's tongue-in-cheek biography of the character, is an English noblewoman in the 20th century.

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Ep 327: John Jeremiah Sullivan, "Upon This Rock"For this week's episode we read John Jeremiah Sullivan's.

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Anne Lounsbery, "Life is Elsewhere: Symbolic Geography in the Russian Provinces"Dr. Lounsbery discusses how the provincial space and person evolved in 19th-century literary culture, how it became a topic of fascination for scores of writers, how the literary provincial space differed from its reality, and how Russian literary explorers of this space related to their Western European counterparts.

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Curtis Sittenfeld on her new book, RodhamCurtis Sittenfeld, Ian Rankin and Katherine Rundell.

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Victoria Chang: ObitVictoria Chang's Obit is a poetry book about the impact of death on the living.

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Interview with Roshani ChokshiGet $10 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame go to and enter code out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

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AAWW Fave: Disability JusticeOne of our favorite episodes of AAWW Radio was from 2018 featuring Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice author Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in conversation with poet Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, author of SLINGSHOT.

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The Theory TruceMichael Wood talks to Adam Shatz about critical theory, its origins, developments and various diversions, and where it stands today.

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Episode 171: Middlemarch, Book 3This week is part three of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch.

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