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Close Reads
From the Close Reads Podcast Network, Close Reads is a book-club podcast hosted by David Kern and featuring an array of contributors, including Tim McIntosh, Heidi White, and others. We read Great Books and talk about them. A NOTE ABOUT OLDER EPISODES: Since most podcast apps don't go further back than 100 episodes, you'll need to click here to listen to anything further back than that. And our first 32 episodes can be found here, on the original CiRCE Institute feed.
Terrible Book Club
Join Chris & Paris every other Tuesday to discover if you really can judge a book by its hideous cover, bad title, or weird synopsis. Support TBC on Patreon
Comedians Lisa Linke and Misty Stinnett review a popular self-help book each week, laughing their way through the best and worst advice.
Book reviews as fun as the books they're about!Check out our new website at and acted out for you by Chaska, Leilani and Mirabel Power.
a podcast review of classic and contemporary literature and movies in science fiction, fantasy and related genres
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
“Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.” Proverbs 22:29 I am a Christian, and I do my best to think only on what is “true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy” (Phil 4:8). It’s hard to find media out there these days that adheres to these standards… and when it does, more often than not, it isn’t very good! I think this is why many of us have given up and just accepted what’s available in main ...
Procurement Zen is the podcast for anyone interested in negotiation and procurement. I share valuable tools, negotiation approaches, book reviews and interviews with seasoned negotiation pros. You will discover new findings and discuss ideas and new approaches to the world of negotiation. Kick your career to the next level with insights that help you win approaches that will help you achieve your desired negotiation results.
Red Taped
Join Andy and Larry— two nearing middle-aged, mid-level bureaucrats—as they drink, ramble, and finally read the books they should have read in grad school.
Waking Up 30
A podcast about making the most of our 30s. Armed with coffee, Andrew and Carter work through the difficulties of being "responsible" adults, learning and experimenting their way through the decade you're supposed to have it all figured out. Except they don't.
Welcome to Get a Clue, Nancy Drew! Each week, we'll be going book-by-book in the Nancy Drew universe to discuss our favorite characters, plot points and all things Nancy. Warning: things may get a little silly.
Wine & YA
A podcast where two twenty-somethings drink their way through young adult novels
The Cedar Mill Library's podcasts include teen book discussions, library performances, oral histories from local immigrants, and discussions with the founders of the library about its origins. The Cedar Mill Library is a nonprofit community library located in the Portland Oregon metropolitan area.
The 1-3-20 Podcast
Get the biggest ideas from the best business books. In each episode, #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink selects 1 important book, asks its author 3 key questions (What’s the big idea? Why should I care? What should I do?), and wraps it all up in under 20 minutes.
The Writers Beard is a weekly literature podcast. Featuring: book reviews, author interviews, readings and discussion of all things literary.
Remember when book clubs were about books? Two women were tired of the "book club" being portrayed as a thinly veiled "ladies wine night" in popular culture, and decided to fight this bastardization themselves. Laura and Madeline share a love of reading and discussing books. Their book club started completely via email correspondence, as Madeline is currently a homeless nomad traveling the world. After some time dissecting and debating the merits of popular novels published within the past d ...
It has been said that leaders are readers. I whole-heartedly agree with that. I believe that the person you will be 5 years from now will be determined by the people you associate with and the books you read. Well your on your own with the association part, but I can help with the book reading side of the equation. The Leaders Bookshelf is a weekly podcast featuring great books that will propel you forward in life... Tune in! Featuring authors like Stephen Pressfield, Tom Rath, Michael Gerbe ...
When The Beat Drops
Discussing hip-hop music, business and culture. Plus I'll be talking about all things MMA, wrestling, football, basketball, technology and maybe a little marketing too.
Kids Book Review
Book Reviews done by a 6th grader on popular childrens books.
Book Shelf
Welcome to Book Shelf podcast! Were live will always give e you great things
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An assistant pigkeeper, a chatty princess, a cowardly creature and a bard who can’t help but stretch the truth are humanity’s best hope against the evil Horned King! The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander reviewed by Chaska, age 12. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at . Our website is http:// ...…
This week's podcast comes from this blog post Review of Enchantment by Orson Scott Card.
This week, Lisa and Misty review Get Paid What You’re Worth: The Expert Negotiator’s Guide To Salary & Compensation by Robin L. Pinkley & Gregory B. Northcraft. Dr. Robin L. Pinkley is the Duchossois Endowed Professor of Management and Organizations of Management and Organizations, Cox School of Business at SMU, past Director of the American Ai ...…
Today Anne talks books with David Krohse, an Iowa reader who’s woven a love of literature into all aspects of his life — the waiting room of his chiropractic practice, the bar with a group friends, and quality time spent with his wife. David loves larger than life nonfiction, especially if it reads like an intense thriller, so Anne is hooking h ...…
On this edition of the Weekly Beef, Lisa checks in on her homework from Why We Sleep and shares a listener e-mail.By Misty Stinnett & Lisa Linke.
It's time for listener questions! In this episode, David, Tim, and Heidi answer your questions about topics like why Athena is gray-eyed, other great translations, whether Odysseus broke the hospitality code when visiting the cyclops, what first-time readers should glean from this epic poem, and much, much more. Remember: when you rate and revi ...…
Today's blog review comes from this blog post, Mistress of Rome.
This week Misty and Lisa review the New York Times Bestseller Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, PhD. Matthew Paul Walker is an English scientist and professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated with a degree in neuroscience from the University of Nottingh ...…
In today’s episode, Anne talks with Emily Carter about a genre they both used to think they were too smart to be reading. When Emily entered a season when she was busy and stressed, and she discovered that the genre she’d once categorically dismissed was full of books that were exactly what her lackluster reading life needed. Fellow repentant " ...…
On this edition of the Weekly Beef, Misty checks in on her homework from Get Your Life Together(ish) and asks Lisa a thought-provoking question: how do you set boundaries with friends? Misty then shares tips on how to set boundaries with friends according to this Bustle article and this Brit+Co article.…
It's October, so this episode is the first in our series of spooky books in honor of the season. After a long day of stocking up on fun size candy bars, putting together a cool costume, and decorating your yard with fake spiderwebs, you're just dying to curl up with a Halloween-themed mystery that stars a living skeleton, right?...right?...sure ...…
Episode: S4E10P* (Episode Page) (preview for forthcoming episode) “The Haunting of Hill House (1959)” by Shirley Jackson (book) “The Haunting (1963)” by Robert Wise (Julie Harris) (movie) “The Haunting (1999)” by Jan de Bont (Liam Neeson) (movie) “The Haunting of Hill House (2018)” by Mike Flanagan (Kate Siegel) (netflix series) Hosted by: Ryan ...…
Join David, Tim, and Heidi as they arrive at the end of the Odyssey. Conversation touches on Telemachus' evolution, the way the various themes come together, the stories behind stories, modes of reading, and much more. Don't forget to send in your questions for next episode!
Today's podcast comes from this blog review of The Phantom of the Opera.
This week Misty and Lisa bring to you the very Practical Patty book review of Get Your Life Together(ish): A No-Pressure Guide for Real-Life Self-Growth, by Julia Dellitt, released just this year! Julia Dellitt is a freelance writer whose work has been published by BuzzFeed, Forbes,, Lifehacker, BRIDES, The Everygirl, Aaptiv, and more. ...…
In today's double-feature, Anne chats books with sisters Mia & Micah. But unlike most of our episodes with multiple guests, they aren’t looking to find titles they’ll enjoy together. Mia & Micah already read the same books frequently, so we’re looking to individualize their reading lives with totally separate recommendations. Mia is looking to ...…
On this edition of the Weekly Beef, Lisa checks in on her homework from How to Win Friends and Influence People and shares an article from Bottom Line Personal Magazine that negates a claim made by Gay Hendricks of The Big Leap fame.By Misty Stinnett & Lisa Linke.
S4E9M* (Show Notes) “The Last Unicorn (1982)” by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass (Mia Farrow) (animated film) Hosted by: Ryan Sean O'Reilly Guests: Kaelin O'Reilly (book reviewer) Website: Related Episode Links: “The Last Unicorn (1968)” by Peter S. Beagle (book) “Twilight Zone” by Rod Serling (TV show) “Hellraiser (1987)” ...…
It's time to discuss the battle and the bloodshed. In this episode, David, Heidi, and Tim chat about whether Odysseus is after justice or revenge (and all the ramifications of that question) . . . and much more, of course.
This week, Lisa and Misty review How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Published in 1936, this is one of the best-selling books of all time. In 2011, it was number 19 on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential books. We cover every part of the book in this How to Win Friends and Influence People book review: Part 1: ...…
And we're back with more conversation about Homer's famous epic poem. This week, David, Heidi, and Tim discuss Penelope's evolving character, the way the poet is comparing Odysseus and Penelope in the text, the building tension, and much more. Remember: if you like this show you can help spread the word by rating and reviewing it. And don't for ...…
Today, Brian Eichenberger dives straight into a hotly debated issue, discussing horrible books that taught him and Anne lessons they still think about allllll the time. Brian is the kind of reader who wants to chew on big ideas, follow characters from childhood to old age to see what makes people tick, and who loves big juicy family sagas. But ...…
On this edition of the Weekly Beef, Misty and Lisa are joined by special guest and comedian Ron Swallow. Check out Ron's podcast, Nerd G.O.A.T., here! And you can follow him on Twitter here!By Misty Stinnett & Lisa Linke.
Another week, another screenplay disguised as a book. This one is a real Russian nesting doll of poor choices. Thanks to Bob from Books, Beards, & Booze for recommending this one to us! Content Warnings: blood, death, fights between women, gore, injury, & misogyny.
S4E9B* (Show Notes) “The Last Unicorn (1968)” by Peter S. Beagle (book)** Hosted by: Ryan Sean O'Reilly Guests: Kaelin O'Reilly (book reviewer) Website: Related Episode Links: “The Last Unicorn (1982)” by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass (Mia Farrow) (animated film) “A Princess of Mars (John Carter) (1912)” by Edgar Rice Bur ...…
Hello! We hope everyone had a fantastic summer! We are getting geared up for Season 4 and wanted to share what we have in store. Enjoy!
This week's podcast comes from this blog review of Jane Eyre.
This week, Lisa and Misty finish reviewing the 2017 Audible bestseller The Upside Of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self – Not Just Your “Good” Self – Drives Success and Fulfillment, by Todd Kashdan, Ph. D., and Robert Biswas-Diener, Dr. Philos. This book was listed in New York Magazine’s Best Psychology Books from 2014.It’s also been ref ...…
In today's milestone 200th episode, Anne and her producer Brenna catch up with the guests of 8 fan-favorite episodes to see what recommendations were hits, which flopped, and what changed in their reading lives after the show. Some guests approached their bookshelves with fresh eyes, some overcame their genre fears, and some realized that stepp ...…
On this edition of the Weekly Beef, Lisa and Misty are joined by special guest and acupuncturist Christian Cristiano! You can follow Christian on instagram here. And you can check out his website here!By Misty Stinnett & Lisa Linke.
The saga continues. On this week's episode, David, Heidi, and a very special guest discuss books XVII and XVIII of the Odyssey. Conversation touches on the patience of Odysseus and Telemachus, Athena's role in the story, whether the suitors are worthy adversaries, and Penelope's beauty.
Today's podcast review comes from this blog post, Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu.
This week, Lisa and Misty review the 2017 Audible bestseller The Upside Of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self – Not Just Your “Good” Self – Drives Success and Fulfillment, by Todd Kashdan, Ph. D., and Robert Biswas-Diener, Dr. Philos. This book was listed in New York Magazine’s Best Psychology Books from 2014.It’s also been referenced on ...…
We continue our journey in creating a commodity strategy. In this weeks episode we cover the external views. What is the market view? How will we approach it? What do we need to consider?By Phil Kowalski.
The WSIRN intro sounds straightforward enough - Anne chats with a reader about books they love, books they hate, and books they could pick up next. Simple. But long-time listeners know this show was originally supposed to be a tight 20 minutes… and today, each episode is easily twice that long. It turns out, a person’s reading taste reveals a l ...…
On this edition of the Weekly Beef, Misty & Lisa share what it felt like to talk about their self-help journeys on Go Help Yourself while navigating big life changes.By Misty Stinnett & Lisa Linke.
Our Patron Jensina chose this book as their once-per-year reward! Check out our Patreon here to get this and other rewards for yourself. In addition to our usual barnyard language, Content Warnings this week include: generalized violence, guns, military stuff, murder, and some brief jokes with sexual themes. Chris and Paris become Blind Date an ...…
Episode: S4E9P* (Episode Page) (preview for forthcoming episode) “The Last Unicorn (1968)” by Peter S. Beagle (book) “The Last Unicorn (1982)” by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass (Mia Farrow) (animated film) Hosted by: Ryan Sean O'Reilly Guests: Kaelin O'Reilly (book reviewer) Website: * DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that th ...…
And we're back with more discussion of Homer's Odyssey! David, Heidi, and Tim explore the fascinating character of Eumaeus the swineherd; Poseidon, the anti-xenia god; the Western-y nature of the second of half of the poem; and much more.
Today's podcast review comes from this blog post review of Billion Dollar Whale.
On this special edition of GHY, Lisa and Misty share some big life changes they're navigating and how self-help is (and isn't) helping them along the way.By Misty Stinnett & Lisa Linke.
Ever since Anne visited today’s guest, Annie F. Downs, on her podcast That Sounds Fun a little while ago to talk about Summer Reading, she's been wanting to talk all things books and reading with Annie on What Should I Read Next. It's finally happening - and the conversation is going unexpected places. Anne and Annie are chatting about the auth ...…
On this edition of the Weekly Beef, Misty & Lisa welcome a very special guest: the one and only Sav! If you're on Nantucket, you can grab tickets to Sav's show, Nantucket! The Musackal, here!By Misty Stinnett & Lisa Linke.
S4E8M* (Show Notes) “Screamers (1995)” by Christian Duguay (Peter Weller) (movie) Hosted by: Ryan Sean O'Reilly Guests: Rick (former co-host) Website: Related Episode Links: “Second Variety (1953)” by Philip K. Dick (short story) “Jon’s World (1954)” by Philip K. Dick (short story) +bonus+ “Total Recall (1990)” by Paul Verho ...…
Join David, Heidi, and Tim as they continue their journey with Odysseus. In this episode they discuss books XI and XII, focusing on Odysseus' virtues, the allegorical aspects of the poem, the popularity of the story of the sirens, and much more.
This week's podcast review comes from this blog post of the Great Hunt Duology by Wendy Higgins.
This week, Lisa and Misty review the New York Times Bestseller Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018 by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez with a forward by Mr. Money Mustache. Joe Dominguez was a successful financial analyst on Wall Stre ...…
Today’s guest, Amelia Mattingly, went through a gut-wrenching experience that ripped her book collection away from her – shelves and all – along with countless other precious signifiers of home. As a result of this experience, the books she craves are different now, and every book purchase feels weighty. Anne is connecting Amelia with three boo ...…
On this edition of the Weekly Beef, Lisa & Misty check in on their homework from The Self-Driven Child and share some exciting listener e-mails.By Misty Stinnett & Lisa Linke.
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