Best Bookclub podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Bookclub
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Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels
 
Three friends ready through and discuss the Harry Potter book series
 
An audio book club. Our geeks read and discuss new and classic works in the policy field – fictional and non. Social justice, tech, politics, policy … we cover it all and more. Let's think about what is at the heart of being a citizen in America. Sponsored by the USC Bedrosian Center http://bedrosian.usc.edu/ Check out our other podcasts at: http://bedrosian.usc.edu/podcasts/ Recorded at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy http://priceschool.usc.edu
 
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Bookclub
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Bookclub is a bi-weekly, hour-long podcast in which we discuss a different book each episode. With jokes! Come and join us!
 
A Literary Podcast Community
 
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RPG Bookclub
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Join Sam, Mike, and Eli as they play through classic RPGs together, pausing each week to talk about what has happened so far, and speculate, and discuss, and all those good things that Book clubs do.
 
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Lauren's Bookclub
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Get inspired to read the book. But first, find out why it's so great.
 
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This week: We are prisoners, so we fight in giant robots (no, not like that. A different way.), and solve a mystery, and find a new boyfriend for Fei. Currently, Sailor Eli has some technical issues keeping him from recording, but our friends on twitter, RPGSite have been playing through Xenogears (with different stopping points than us) on the ...…
 
Is that fake galleon in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? This week, Sarah gets deep into some more of her favorite topic, Quidditch! The gang gets cozy in the Hufflepuff common room and the live stream portion of the Quizzich cup comes to an end! Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyinc.com.…
 
In this episode of Bookclub, we enter the Zone left behind by the Strugatsky Brothers in Roadside Picnic. We also listen to some good ol' country music courtesy of Buddy Brown, the sure-fire headliner of the 2020 presidential inauguration concert. Next book: The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
 
Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard discusses A Death in the Family, which is the first part of My Struggle, his series of memoirs which have a devoted following.Already a successful novelist in his native Norway, almost ten years ago Knausgaard embarked on a huge project: a first person narrative about his life. In A Death in the Family he wr ...…
 
Discussion Notes: Manhattan Beach In September we read Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Next month we will read Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. Rated: Explicit This week we welcome back Colette Sartor who joined us on the weekly short story discussion podcast to discuss “The Proxy Marriage” by Maile Meloy on Ep 123. Colette will be joining th ...…
 
Our patronus is a big fat 0 at Harry Potter trivia. This week, Michael introduces us to the Dumbledore’s Army, Paul joins the gang as a special guest, and one person is pulling ahead in the battle for the Quizzich Cup! Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyinc.com.
 
What is authenticity in a community? What is an authentic community? In a world which never stops changing, growing, evolving ... how can planners take up the challenge of authenticity? Host Lisa Schweitzer talks with editors Brettany Shannon and Laura Tate of the new book Planning for AuthentiCITIES about the challenge and how to move toward i ...…
 
This week: We go to church, which probably worships us and our space girlfriend, and find out that our friends are aliens, and then we try and win our country back. Currently, Sailor Eli has some technical issues keeping him from recording, but our friends on twitter, RPGSite have been playing through Xenogears (with different stopping points t ...…
 
We declare that all other podcasts are illegal. This week, Bijaya tells us about Educational Decree No. 24, the gang discuss Book 5 theme of memory and the past, and the Quizzich Cup is heating up! Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyinc.com.
 
This week, we explore a town so cool it has its own World Map, go to an admittedly shitty fair, fight in the Tenkaichi Budokai, swim in the sewers, and do a broken stealth mission to save a princess/nun/person. We also meet chu-chu! Currently, Sailor Eli has some technical issues keeping him from recording, but our friends on twitter, RPGSite h ...…
 
A treat from the Bookclub archive celebrating our 20th anniversary
 
Mount up on your horsey and join us as we hunt some comedy down in Mexico with Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. We also say a fond farewell to r/greatawakening. Next book: Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky Brothers
 
Using contemporary examples, Kate Manne's Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, explores the definitions of misogyny and its contrast with sexism. The book is a philosophical examination of misogyny as the policing of the patriarchal state, serving to punish women who might step out of the assigned giver role. An important read, it is also not a bo ...…
 
If you had to eliminate a tree from earth, what would it be??? This week, Sarah has a secret meeting in The Hog’s Head, special guest Joe joins us to talk about trees, I mean, the economy, I mean, trees, and the team gets fierce as tricky trivia trips them up! Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyinc.com.…
 
This week, we drive a cool ass dune buggy, punch a worm, meet someone who wants to kill god and definitely killed our dad, then we get arrested, and fight a pirate, and then team up with that pirate to escape a cave! Currently, Sailor Eli has some technical issues keeping him from recording, but our friends on twitter, RPGSite have been playing ...…
 
Sorry for the delay everyone, our editor's AC has been out for about a week, and has been unable to edit, but here it finally is! This week, we flash back to the past, then forward to the future, then back a day or two, then blow up a town and feel really bad about it. Then we fight a dinosaur with a Space Lady! Currently, Sailor Eli has some t ...…
 
HEAR YE HEAR YE! THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN. This week, Michael reveals who the mysterious Hogwarts High Inquisitor is, the gang ponders power, and the contestants become heated in this week’s Quizzich cup! Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyinc.com.
 
Grab your shield and spear, make the appropriate sacrifices to the gods on Mount Olympus, and join us as we discuss The War Nerd Iliad by John Dolan. Next book: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
 
Discussion Notes: Here Comes the Sun In August we read Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn. Next month we will read Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Rated: Explicit This week the bookclub makes due with just Gerald and Anais! In spite of scheduling conflicts and the hurricane in Hawaii, the discussion went on! Our two hosts tackle Here Co ...…
 
This episode is brought to you by Belby’s Gobstones! This week, Bijaya gets a letter from Percy and feeds toast to Sirius, Sarah’s gone gah gah for Gobstones, and the tables are turning in this round of Quizzich Cup! Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyinc.com.
 
This time: We meet up LIVE in our Discord to talk about general thoughts on the game, and Sailor Moon in general, and also manage to get lost in TVTropes via our own tangents. Next Time: We are playing Xenogears up until you can save on the world map after beating the Forest Dungeon. It's available on the PSP, Vita, PSTV, and PS3 for 10 bucks. ...…
 
We're back again with another fun filled episode! Just in time for school, we join Margaret as she gets ready for 6th grade and growing up. Join as we share our experiences and growing pains around this age. Also, come meet our new friend and guest Kayla!
 
James Naughtie and Madeline Miller discuss her debut novel The Song of Achilles which won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012. In The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller presents a love story against the backdrop of the Trojan war - between Achilles, leading the Greek army, and his best friend Patroclus. Her imagined relationship between the two me ...…
 
Don’t you want to be cut on the back of your hand over and over again? This week, Sarah gets detention with Delores, the trio wonder what the fuck is up with Umbridge and the Ministry, and only one host can escape the bad luck of the thirteenth round of the Quizzich cup! Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyi ...…
 
In this episode of Bookclub, we take a look at Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut. Hi ho. Next book: The War Nerd Iliad by John Dolan
 
In 2017 two lectures presented in the London Review of Books’ Winter Lecture series were published together in Mary Beard’s Women & Power. The first lecture put into context the idea and resonance of women’s public voice, with the second lecture focusing on power. Host Lisa Schweitzer, joined by Aubrey L. Hicks and Pamela Clouser McCann discuss ...…
 
A treat from the Bookclub archive celebrating our 20th anniversary
 
Who’s that laaaaaaaaaaaaaady? This week, Michael takes us to our first day of classes, the gang falls into quizzitch tie breaker purgatory once again and Bijaya tells us just how much of a dick she really is. Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyinc.com.
 
This time: We Beat the game, and Spiffl improves his microphone! We face our demons, find a final form, and teach Eli about Homestuck. Sailor Eli's Playthrough of Chapter 5 Next Time: We talk about Sailor Moon: Another Story as a whole, and Sailor Moon's other forays into gaming, and chat with you guys, live this Wednesday, the 22nd. Since ther ...…
 
I’m a sorting hat and I like to sing – join me next time! This week, Bijaya doesn’t sing us the Sorting Hat’s new song, we all learn how friendship is the key to happiness or something, and the Quizzich Cup race gains new grounds when one contestant overtakes the lead! Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyinc ...…
 
This time: We play the rest of Chapter 4 of Sailor Moon: Another Story for the Super Famicom, and watch ourselves die, and not much else. Sailor Eli's Playthrough of Chapter 4, Part 2 Next Time: We beat the whole game! Since there isn't an easy way to give the people who made the game money, you can give the licensee some ducats, and watch Sail ...…
 
In this episode of Bookclub, we bear witness as the original T-Paine eviscerates Christianity with logic, facts, and reason in his work The Age of Reason. Next book: Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut
 
This time: We play Chapter 4 of Sailor Moon: Another Story for the Super Famicom, but stop when we make it to the Moon Kingdom. Before that, we grind in a UFO, and punch a tree, and save Pluto! Sailor Eli's Playthrough of Chapter 4, Part 1. Next time: we play through the rest of Chapter 4 of Sailor Moon: Another Story entitled Hostility and Fri ...…
 
Look, don’t go around calling people “Loony” okay??? This week, Sarah introduces us to a new character, the gang discusses said new character some more, and the battle for the Quizzich Cup is neck and neck! Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyinc.com.
 
Neel Mukherjee talks about his Man Booker Prize nominated book The Lives of Others, which explores the way an Indian family's history is disrupted when one member becomes involved in extremist political activism.The programme was recorded in the library at Styal Prison, Cheshire, with a reading group of women prisoners, and with the support of ...…
 
Discussion Notes: Reservoir 13 In July we read Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor. Next month we will read Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn Rated: Clean Erika Liodice, author. Winner of the 2017 Costa Novel Award, Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor challenges reader expectations by subverting mystery tropes and dwelling on the aftermath of a disapp ...…
 
Would you fight a 1000 moth sized horses or one horse sized moth? This week, Michael brings some perspective to Harry’s troubles, Bijaya reminds everyone of their worst nightmares, and when one contestant is at their lowest point, they rise again like a phoenix (but is this a magical property or a biological quality)! Find us on Twitter at @pot ...…
 
Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great podcast Bookclub releases today. Go and download it. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor.. ...…
 
Tuesday's with Morrie by Mitch Albom will question the way you look at death. Mitch, a former student of Morrie's, flies into see Morrie after finding out about his diagnosis of ALS. Morrie returned the next week, and every week until Morrie passed away. Mitch knew Morrie had a sort of clarity at the end of his life on how to live well. A beaut ...…
 
Eva Dolan's This Is How It Ends is a thriller set in an anti-gentrification activist community in the middle of a rapidly gentrifying London. Dolan tackles the huge issue of gentrification through the story of two women engaged in the anti-gentrification movement. How do we define ourselves in places? How do we protect the self in social media, ...…
 
This time: We play Chapter 3 of Sailor Moon: Another Story for the Super Famicom, and fight a bunch of old villains, and fall in love with an evil boy from the future. All while appreciating Saturn's turn to being the best like no one ever was. Sailor Eli's Playhrough of Chapter 3 Next time: we play through the first half of Chapter 4 of Sailor ...…
 
This time: Mike and Sam chat about a lot of things, and none of them are RPGs, Bookclubs, or Sailors Moon. Next time: we play Chapter 3 of Sailor Moon: Another Story entitled The Barazuisho Since there isn't an easy way to give the people who made the game money, you can give the licensee some ducats, and watch Sailor Moon Crystal on Hulu, or b ...…
 
A treat from the Bookclub archive celebrating our 20th anniversary.
 
Do you think Dementors wear Nike or Adidas to do all their running around? This week, Bijaya starts Harry’s disciplinary hearing, the team asks “What the fudge is up with Fudge”, and the Quizzich Cup struggle bus continues! Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyinc.com.…
 
Brace yourselves, bookworms, as we explore a dystopian future where women are considered nothing more than property. In this episode, we tackle sexism, feminism, abortion, and much more. It's time for the heaviest episode to date!
 
Salutations Dearest Listener, We cordially invite you to partake in our discussion on Emily Post's Etiquette. The Bookclub street friends are all here: Dillon, Ansel, and Elijah (who arrived home safely after flying back to Austria). We would be honored by your presence. No RSVP necessary. Business casual attire. $50 maximum on gifts. Sincerely ...…
 
This time: We play Chapter 2 of Sailor Moon: Another Story for the Super Famicom, and hang out with the Four Main Senshi, who find out that it's not only Japanese men who are the worst, but men all over the world are the worst! Sailor Eli's Let's Play of Chapter 2: Mercury Sailor Eli's Let's Play of Chapter 2: Mars Sailor Eli's Let's Play of Ch ...…
 
Let's revist Brave New World one more time! Was Huxley a prophetic genius or did he make a few lucky guesses? Also, a small intro for our next book A Handmaids Tale!
 
A centaur, a dwarf, and a goblin walk into a bar… This week, Sarah takes us with Harry and Mr. Weasley to the Ministry of Magic, Bijaya gives us a brief history of the former Ministers, and the battle for the Quizzich Cup is a long and bloody one. Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyinc.com.…
 
This week Lauren reads the Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler. The book outlines a straight forward and simple approach to eating that relates back to our ancestors way of life. The diet involves eating lighter meals throughtout the day to keep energy high while having larger more satifying meals in the evening. Learn a new lifestyle that heightens ...…
 
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