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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 ...
 
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.
 
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
 
Learn what to read next! We talk about new books, bestsellers and books in many different genres. Discover what other people are reading and recommending. All book and movie titles mentioned in the podcast are listed in the blog post at http://tscpl.org/podcast/
 
Wild Thing is a podcast about the strange and unusual things that capture our imaginations. It’s about the relationship between science and society. 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 episode, host Laura Krantz takes us through the latest chapter, which builds on previous ones, so it ...
 
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.
 
Like a book club for non-fiction nerds, this podcast explores well-researched books, written by really smart people, to discover the ah ha moments within. No author interviews. No fluff. Stephanie Wasylyk (to-the-point business coach) and Ryan Pippy (whimsical artist) dig into entrepreneurship, psychology, self-improvement, and generally just interesting stuff that will inspire you to look at your business, your life, and the world differently. In each episode Stephanie and Ryan pull out pra ...
 
Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include how to swim, Navajo silversmithing, the sun, begonias and ferns, Martin Luther, U.S. Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, Captain Cook's exploration of Botany Bay, General James Wolfe, and Moravian missionaries in Labrador. (summary by Sue Anderson)
 
Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, blow-pipe weapons, Oriental china; impressions of America by Enrico Caruso, Oscar Wilde, and Charles W. Eliot; Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass; film directors Ernst Lubitsch and King Vidor; architect Louis Sullivan; Roe vs. Wade, women's rights; microphobia, the Boy Scouts, Kentucky's blue-grass region, and wintry weather. (Summary by Sue Anderson)
 
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)
 
Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the history of aeroplanes, political speeches, travel, philosophy, Japan, the United Nations, Congressional law, rules of cricket and more. (Summary by Sue Anderson)Note: "On the Part Played by Accident in Discovery" by Ernst Mach was translated by Thomas J. McCormack.
 
Unusual Universe is a Podcast hosted by Mercedes Moore and Samantha Evans. Best friends who are shedding light on the unexplainable. Join us as we share with each other our research on unexplainable phenomenon and have a few laughs along the way! If you love our podcast, donations are accepted and much appreciated. Go to https://www.patreon.com/UnusualUniverse where you can donate as little as $1. Thanks & Love ya!
 
AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, an NYC literary arts space at the intersection of migration, race, and social justice. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events, as well as occasional original episodes. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, quirky yet curated, and d ...
 
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"I. Will. Write. This. Book. There's no turning back," says Bob Welch, author of Saving My Enemy, and two dozen other books. We dig into the writing process and the passion and desperation that drives him. Support for The Creative Nonfiction Podcast is provided by: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing and HippoCamp21 (CNFPod21 t…
 
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 Pride Month and discussing the meanings behind some of the iconic flags.Check us out online:h…
 
Documentary editor Lewis Erskine died last week at age 64. He was cherished by colleagues as a storyteller and a teacher. His Twitter handle was @editorsavant and his credits include Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, Freedom Riders and Jackie Robinson. In the days after his death, Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers spoke to three of Lewis' colleagues. …
 
Best-selling author of ‘Cumulative Advantage’ Mark Schaefer is back with host DP Knudten for a second half conversation about how small initial advantages can yield massive results—if you’re paying attention to them in the first place. Learn more about Mark at www.businessesgrow.com ++++++ The NONFICTION BRAND podcast is hosted by DP Knudten and a …
 
"Everything we do as freelance business owners is a leap of faith," says Wudan Yan (@wudanyan), co-host of The Writers' Co-op Podcast with Jenni Gritters (@jenni_gritters). They talk about: Business proposals The most common questions they get as coaches Jenni "leaving" journalism And so much more! Sponsors: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in …
 
Irish poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa joins us to talk about her latest poetry collection, To Star the Dark, and her prose debut, A Ghost in the Throat, a debut that has captured the imaginations (and all the awards) in Ireland and the UK and is just out now in North America. A Ghost in the Throat is wonderfully hard to categorize: a memoir, a work of his…
 
A magazine that has always been dear to our hearts is Penguin's Happy Reader, an occasional publication that takes inspiration from the idea of a book club. In the early days of the podcast we were delighted to interview its editor Seb Emina. To celebrate the launch of The Happy Reader's latest edition we're releasing that interview again. From the…
 
Welcome to our newest podcast contributor, Emma Ito! Emma briefly discusses three history books she wishes she had been assigned in high school by women authors. Then Renee shares four of her favorite breezy thrillers, perfect for a beach or hammock this summer. Follow and support our hosts Emma: Instagram Renee: Instagram Mentioned in this episode…
 
Most of us learned how to do relationships from a state of victimhood. According to Karpman's Drama Triangle, there are three different roles to play: the victim, the hero and the villain. Regardless of these parts we take on, we're avoiding taking full responsibility for our experiences and our results in the world, which in turn causes a lot of d…
 
One thing most leaders have in common is that they want to perform well. And that often leads them into the trap of believing that to be a great leader, you’re not allowed to be scared—or at least that you'd better not show it. In this episode, Jim Dethmer invites us to embrace the opposite: allowing yourself to be fully present and fully alive—inc…
 
First, Renee shares her top five ride-or-die authors, or the five authors whose work she’ll read no matter what. You’ll probably recognize them because when Renee loves something, she forces it on everyone she knows. Then Mariquita reviews Claire Fuller’s newest book, Unsettled Ground, published May 18th. Unsettled Ground tells the story of adult t…
 
Join us as we discuss The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. It's a modern classic, 1989 Booker Prize winner and the author is also the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature but none of this led Laura to hold back, calling it 'dull' and incredibly slow reading. But, of course, hers is not the only voice, so listen in to find out what Kate tho…
 
Using your own experiences is a great way to create immersive settings. In this Florida Writer Podcast episode, Nancy Nau Sullivan gives her unique spin on how to find authenticity in settings. Nancy is a writer of memoir, mystery, and a novel about a woman who teaches in a boys’ prison. The novel, THE BOYS OF ALPHA BLOCK, was published in April. S…
 
Love book reviews? Then today’s episode is just for you. First, Niba explores feminist fantasy through the novel Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. Then, in a first for the Feminist Book Club podcast, you’ve got a mother-daughter interview. Natalia and her daughter “Becca” talk about Truce by Risha Chaurasia, a 14 year old multi-published author. We lov…
 
If your child is having a meltdown or throwing a tantrum in the supermarket, you'll do almost anything to make them stop—including turning into MeanParent™. But there's another way! Dr. Tina Payne Bryson offers a different approach to discipline, free of threats and punishments, that is based on neuroscience. Understanding and nourishing your child…
 
*Become a subscriber! For $4.99/month, you’ll get upcoming episodes early, as well as access to subscriber-only bonus episodes. Go to https://anchor.fm/wildthing/subscribe to sign up! While we hypothesized about exoplanets for years, it wasn't until recently that we could confirm their existence. Astrophysicist and MIT professor Sara Seager has bee…
 
In this episode I talk with writer Katherine Standefer. Katherine's debut book, Lightning Flowers, published November 2020 from Little Brown, was shortlisted for the 2018 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Prize from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Her work was featured in The Best American…
 
Chris and Emily of the Book Cougars join me for discussion part 1 of our joint readalong - When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry edited by Joy Harjo et al. I also recorded the group discussion some of the Reading Envy Readers had, so I've included the majority of that discussion…
 
Jordan Michael Smith (@WriterJMS) came by CNFPod HQ to talk about his piece for The Atavist Magazine, a true-crime zinger. We talk about: Structure and pacing Obsession and singular focus How he's a better reporter than a writer And depth of commitment Social media: @CNFPod Support the show: patreon.com/cnfpod…
 
NFB pod fav Mark Schaefer is back for another ‘go deep’ conversation with host DP Knudten about his new book “Cumulative Advantage” and the many brilliant concepts and observations he shares about how even the smallest of advantages can have tremendous results when they combine with focus. work, and more than a little bit of luck. Learn more about …
 
Hello pod friends! We are here with an excellent episode and our very wonderful guest, Sarah Berman! We talk about her book, Don't Call it a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM. We talk about organizing research, the craft of non-fiction, writing about difficult subjects, and hugs in a half-vaxxed world. Jen is emotiona…
 
Alright, alright, alright. Actor, university professor, Texan. Matthew McConaughey has had an interesting life to say the least. While this is not technically a biography, he does share anecdotes from his life growing up in Texas, becoming “Mr. Romantic Comedy,” and his views of the world and how to live your best life. Our next books will be: June…
 
Here comes another story the host is surprised he hadn't heard until recently. Elmer Sherwin won a lot of money in 1989, but that's not what makes his story so fascinating. His story, and an unrelated tale of woe, follow an addendum to episode 57, and the story of another of the host's once-lost friends. But wait, there's more! You get all the afor…
 
Building strong, multi-dimensional characters for young adult literature is Ian Dawson's specialty. To make characters believable, give them the confidence to take on challenges and enough fear and doubt in themselves that they struggle. Ian Dawson is an author, playwright and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. He has a Bachelor of Arts in dramatic…
 
Lilly Dancyger (@lillydancyger) came by CNF Pod HQ to talk all things memoir and her new book Negative Space. She talks about how: It took her 10 years to write it Sticking to her creative guns Community over networking And taking the slime off of branding Patreon: patreon.com/cnfpod Social media: @cnfpod and @BrendanOMeara…
 
Every month, Phalin and Vanessa will bring you their new podcast miniseries “Cultified,” where they address the burning question: wait, is this a cult?! They use a 4-point cult scorecard they invented, they run through a juicy checklist to see whether or not it actually deserves cult status...or if it’s just a movement. Today’s cultish topic of con…
 
Worn down by your never-ending to-do list? Even though there’s been a shift towards a more holistic idea of productivity in the last years, a lot of people still think that being productive is all about efficient time managing and achieving more. And this is where Erik Fisher comes in. Over the past 10 years, Erik's hosted some of the world's bigge…
 
In this episode, I talk with writer James M. Chesbro. James is the author of A Lion in the Snow: Essays on a Father’s Journey Home. His work has appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, America, The Washington Post, The Millions, Essay Daily, and The Huffington Post. Essays from A Lion in the Snow were chosen as notable selections in The Best American E…
 
Bourbon, Beer & Books - The Sun Also Rises, gender fluidity, impotence, bull fighting, and whiskey Where does that type of trophy-hunting/prove-your-masculinity fit in today's literary scene? We take a candid look at The Sun Also Rises. LITerally Host Kase Johnstun is joined by Sean Davis and Tia Brown to discuss The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingwa…
 
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 talking about what they have learned during their twenties and how to survive them.Check us out onl…
 
Mariquita discusses Postcolonial Gothic as a concept, how it relates to Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, in particular, and how Charlotte Bronte really did wrong by Bertha Mason. Then Renee unboxes our June Non-Binary Voices box and shares a bit more about everything inside. Follow and support our hosts Mariquita: Instagram Renee: Instagram Mentione…
 
It has come to the end of the season and the hosts of The Bookmark are celebrating with an unboxing! Chris, Miranda and Autumn unbox a delivery of Advanced Reader Copies (books scheduled to be released in the future) just in time for you to add them to your summer reading list! Tune in next season to see which of these books the hosts have read and…
 
Austins Wines Marketing Director Belinda Austin is back with host DP Knudten for a spirited (😉) conversation about why they consider their customers’ experiences to be as—and maybe, more—important as the wine in the bottle, and how her most important brand building tool is her ability to listen. ++++++ The NONFICTION BRAND podcast is hosted by DP K…
 
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