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Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
A weekly podcast about books, writing, reading, and raccoons. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, editors at Barrelhouse Magazine and authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. Winner of a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award for Best Streaming Media Project. You don't need to read the books to enjoy the show!
 
Home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare materials. Advancing knowledge and the arts. Discover it all at www.folger.edu. Shakespeare turns up in the most interesting places—not just literature and the stage, but science and social history as well. Our "Shakespeare Unlimited" podcast explores the fascinating and varied connections between Shakespeare, his works, and the world around us.
 
Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better! Listeners will learn how to vanquish their To-Be-Read piles, get pointers on organizing their bookshelves and hear reviews on the newest reading gadgets. Brea and Mallory also offer advice on bookish problems. How do you climb out of a reading slump? How do you support authors while still getting books on the cheap? Where do you hide the ...
 
Sick of feeling guilty about the books you should be reading, but aren’t? Annoyed that the books you read don’t seem to “count” as literature? Join author and journalist Caroline O’Donoghue as she discovers the chick-lit classics her guests were raised on, from schmaltzy romances to family comedies to bodice-ripping dramas. We talk to authors, fans and cultural critics about what makes chick-lit tick, and investigate why it’s so often overlooked.
 
As they explore the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, hosts Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese welcome readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and the other works in the Middle-earth legendarium to tune in as they discuss favorite passages from the books and films that started the worldwide fantasy phenomenon. Alan and Shawn engage in plenty of in-depth study of Tolkien's books, but with a healthy dose of self-effacing humor, pop-culture references, and bad puns. These are the ...
 
Currently Reading is a podcast dedicated to the love of books and reading. Two bookish friends discuss what’s on their nightstands, in their earbuds, and on their Kindles right now, in addition to books they’ve loved forever, and a variety of other readerly topics. Looking for your next great book? You'll find tons of book recommendations every week.
 
On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.
 
Write or Die is a podcast that aims to share the real stories about what it takes to become an author – the gritty, infuriating, pull your hair out because it’s been years – stories of writers who didn’t give up despite it all, and are now living out their dream. It’s hosted by authors Claribel Ortega & Kat Cho and releases every Monday.
 
All About Agatha is a podcast all about, well, Agatha. Agatha Christie, of course. The Queen of Crime, a real-life Dame of the British Empire and author of sixty-six mystery novels that spanned the Twentieth Century, defining a genre. Every month we revisit one of these novels in the order they were first published in the UK. Discussions range from plotting and interpretation to the impact of the beloved adaptations to an attempt at ranking them all. On the weeks in between, we take a breath ...
 
Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers in all genres, hosted by Jessica Lahey (freelancer, essayist and NYT best-selling author of "The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Children Can Succeed", KJ Dell'Antonia (NYT contributor and former editor; her novel, The Chicken Sisters, debuts in June 2020, How to Be a Happier Parent is available now) and Sarina Bowen (USA today best-selling author of more than 30 romance novels).
 
Do you ever wish you could sit down and chat with your favorite author? That's what Author Hour is all about. Each week, we interview an author about their latest book. We cover non-fiction genres: business, fitness, investing, self-help, and more. Listeners will get an entertaining and useful summary of each book, in a fraction of the time. A must listen for avid readers and aspiring authors.
 
Was the name signed to the world's most famous plays and poems a pseudonym? Was the man from Stratford that history attributed the work to even capable of writing them? Who was Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, and is there any chance he was the actual author of those legendary works? Who WAS the writer behind the pen name "William Shakespeare?" Join Steven Sabel of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship as he and his fellow Oxfordians set out to answer all of those questions and many more on ...
 
Welcome to “An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin’ Tolkien”. We invite you to join us in an adventure as Ezra and Lane delve deep into Middle Earth. Each fortnight we will gather for a book re-read, show speculation, and much more! So grab your book, a highlighter, cup of coffee, and keep a pocket-handkerchief close at hand. Remember, “Not all those who wander are lost” and we intend to let our imagination wander far and wide. Speak "Friend" and ENTER!!!
 
Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics ...
 
The place where young readers meet to talk about books. The show includes a celebrity reader and an interview with the author. The host is award winning public radio journalist Kitty Felde. Book Club won the California Library Association Technology Award and the DC Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Humanitites. Named one of the top 10 podcasts for kids by THE TIMES of London.
 
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Today we have a great double-header of an episode. First we talk with Harry Wallett of Relay Publishing, then we talk to Lana Kortchik, author of Sisters of War: A gripping and emotional World War Two historical novel. Harry Wallett opens the show today to talk about Relay Publishing. Get started with Relay Publishing today! Relay Publishing is a m…
 
Scenes of a Graphic Nature has been out for over a month, so Caroline and Ella are talking about it! We say this is an 'all spoiler' edition, but in practice there are actually very few spoilers and a lot of discussion of grief, working together, how it feels when a book comes out, how perceptions of Ireland have changed in less than a decade, the …
 
Two episodes in one week! We are doing what we can to take care of you, Fated Maters! This week, we’ve got Julie Moody-Freeman, professor, self-proclaimed romance nerd, and host of the new “Black Romance Podcast” with us! We’re freewheeling about the importance of oral history, Black romance, romance and academia, her life as a romance reader, her …
 
We apparently couldn't stop talking about what Mrs. McGillicuddy saw! (Especially because this is in some ways still an open question by the end of the novel.) Sometimes the flawed Christies give us more food for thought than the superlative gems, and this was definitely one of those times....By All About Agatha (Christie)
 
Why does Sherlock Holmes declare that the person he is to meet is the worst man in London? Arthur Conan Doyle, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. With the pandemic still hissing in the wind, we need your hel…
 
Courtney Milan’s new book The Duke Who Didn’t is out this week, and you had questions! In this conversation, we talk about narrative structure, writing, the impact of conflict, finding joy in the process of creating, and managing the emotional ups and downs of the current hellscape. Special commentary from Pele, and thanks to Amanda, Claudia, Malia…
 
It’s—a podcast episode! With Jennie Nash, so you already know you’re going to love it and I don’t need to say any more. Sarina and I had a great time talking nitty gritty book coaching details with Jennie from a different perspective—what if you want to BE a book coach? But don’t worry if that’s not of interest—this episode will still inspire you t…
 
Meera Sriram (@Meeratsriram) shares A GIFT FROM AMMA: MARKET DAY IN INDIA, illustrated by Marionna Cabassa. I am always keeping an eye out for books that take the familiar and reshape and reshare in a new way. In this book, we take a color walk alongside our main character, noticing pinks and blacks and reds and all of the other colors of the marke…
 
Today’s author interview guest is Gilly Macmillan, author of To Tell You the Truth. “A spellbinding book about a missing child, and about the life of a writer. Bold, suspenseful, and impossible to put down. This one will stay with me for a long time.” — Samantha Downing, #1 internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife The acclaimed author o…
 
Annie is joined by Jordan Jones, her husband who also happens to be an attorney and personality typing expert. Today, they’re chatting about the Enneagram and making book recommendations for each type. Enneagram 1: East of Eden by John Steinbeck or Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski Enneagram 2: Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel or A Place for Us by F…
 
Smith Henderson is the author of Fourth of July Creek and lives in Montana. Jon Marc Smith lives in San Marcos, Texas, and teaches English at Texas State University. Together, they are co-authors and friends going back 20 years. Their new novel, MAKE THEM CRY, is on sale now! Smith and Jon Marc originally conceived the story for MAKE THEM CRY as a …
 
We were joined by Toby Litt, Helen Charman, Lisa Kelly and Mary Jean Chan, four of the poets featured in Carcanet’s New Poetries VII. From the first anthology, published in 1994, through to this seventh volume, the series showcases the work of some of the most engaging and inventive new poets writing in English from around the world. The New Poetri…
 
Running a business can be frustrating, overwhelming, and exhausting but you can’t just walk away. You’re committed to what you’ve created, have clients and staff you care about, and you don’t want to work for someone else. Debbie King knows what it’s like to feel trapped by a business she used to love. She felt that way for years before she made tw…
 
On today’s show Smith Henderson & Jon Marc Smith join me to talk about their new book Make Them Cry. For fans of The Border and Jason Bourne, Make Them Cry is an explosive action thriller about a DEA agent sucked into a dangerous turf war on the US-Mexico border. It’s hard to make Diane Harbaugh flinch. A former prosecutor notorious for her aggress…
 
There is a belief that sales is a craft, not dissimilar from a doctor performing surgery or a lawyer prosecuting a case, that demands a complex skillset and knowledge. In Carry That Quota, Jesse Rothstein provides an insider’s account of how to succeed in sales. Drawing on more than 15 years of sales experience across multiple fields and continents…
 
Author Sue Brightman interviewed 100 women, aged 50 and up to discover what the keys are to consciously creating your life in post-career years. Sue collected the incredible wisdom of these women in her book, A Call to Further Becoming: The New Declaration from Women Over 50. In our conversation, Sue and I talked about declarations she learned to l…
 
The regulatory landscape of the personal injury lawyer has become exceedingly complicated. It’s vital that a personal injury practice has a comprehensive plan for compliance resolving cases if you want to protect yourself and protect your clients. In The Art of Settlement, Jason Lazarus helps navigate the complexities at settlement for catastrophic…
 
For a lot of us, selling feels–icky. It’s not really our fault, we weren’t taught how to sell. Plus, when we’ve been sold before, it’s left us with a bitter taste. Bob Moesta, a lifelong innovator, shares his approach for flipping the lens on sales in his new book, Demand-Side Sales 101. Bob shifts the focus of sales from selling to helping people …
 
Did your class field trip to DC get cancelled? No worries, we'll take you on "The Worst Class Trip Ever" with writer Dave Barry. Kids from Washington debunk the stereotypes folks outside the beltway have about their hometown. Congressman Jeff Denham of California is celebrity reader. Dave Barry talks about why he's funny. Kitty Felde is host. Find …
 
For the last decade, email has proven to be one of the most effective marketing tools for authors. But before you can sell books to your email subscribers, they need to know you, like you, and trust you. Readers who sign up for your newsletter after reading one of your books already know, like, and trust you. But what about someone who signed up fo…
 
This week we read How To Tame A Beast In Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks and talked about '90s nose jobs, dog shifters and Clayton tries to pronounce "colloquialism". Also, Clayton recorded in a shed outside (long story, never mentioned on the pod) so occasionally there are birds noises. You aren't hearing things! Watch- Great British Baking Show (Ne…
 
“In The Fish & The Dove, Mary-Kim Arnold’s lyrical scope sweeps across intersecting terrains, moving through time to capture the history of occupation and legacy war in Korea, through the delicate tethers between biological mother, adoptive mother, motherland and daughter, and through the permeable membranes which exist between person and place. . …
 
Blurbs and Kazuo Ishiguro – welcome to episode 88! http://www.stuckinabook.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/tea-or-books-episode-88.mp3 In the first half of this episode, Rachel and I talk about whether we want blurbs – i.e. do we do research on what we’re reading before we pick it up. In the second half, we look at two novels by Kazuo Ishiguro: The …
 
Why is it so easy to buy trinkets and knick-knacks with the face of an English poet who's been dead for 400 years? More importantly, why are we so willing to buy them? Those questions are the crux of what we're getting to in this week's podcast: the Shakespeare economy. We take a dive through the fundamental questions around selling art in the mode…
 
"Far over the Misty Mountains!" ~ It's time to dive into the Hobbit! What is a hobbit? Take a listen as we tell you all about them! We are excited to have you along for another adventure!!! Don't forget your pocket handkerchief ~ The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the po…
 
Frank Murphy (@frankmurphy2009) and Kayla Harren share A GIRL LIKE YOU, co-authored with his wife Carla Murphy. Frank affirms with this sequel to A BOY LIKE YOU why the world needs every kind of kid. Sensitive, outgoing, smart, brave, caring, energetic, creative, and whatever other words that might come to mind as you think of the kids in your life…
 
Today’s author interview guests are Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao, authors of Family in Six Tones: A Refugee Mother, an American Daughter. “A brilliant duet and a moving exploration of the American immigrant experience.”–Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being A dual first-person memoir by the acclaimed Vietnamese-American novelist an…
 
With Smaug vanquished, Erebor & Dale restored, and Dol Guldur abandoned, a new era of peace for Middle-earth seems to have arrived. However, loose ends abound, as Gollum begins his desperate search for the precious, and Sauron begins to execute his master plan to utterly destroy Gondor and unleash his cruel tyranny upon all of Middle-earth. Join us…
 
Episode Description: This week, Claribel and Kat talk about who to follow on social media to learn more about the industry and writing as well as how to discuss authentic representation with your writer friends or as a sensitivity reader. Then they interview debut sci-fi author Alechia Dow on what it was like writing her […]…
 
Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a new Patreon segment and a childhood favorite Current Reads: Six left turns. It’s a broad swath of books today! Deep Dive: are you “allowed” to change your opinion on a book after you’ve read it? Book Presses: THE BOOK we’ve all been waiting for and sci-fi trilogy that’s just fun As per u…
 
"We're back!" ~ It's time to dive into the Hobbit! But before we do, we have a bit of business to discuss. Episode #73 - An Unexpected Party | The Hobbit will be out tomorrow morning. The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! Also; if you enjoy singing, send us an …
 
In this week’s episode, guest Jacqueline Woodson’s very interview is a window into the power of words. We touch upon meaning, taking the time to consider what words you put on the page, the value of slow reading, and how to find universal meaning in the small moments. Jacqueline writers across genres and is known for her spare style and lyricism, a…
 
This is a tough week for everyone, so we did what we could do to make ourselves feel a little bit more ourselves despite existential despair—we recorded a podcast. We’re all over the place (we promise this won’t be a theme for the whole season!), but we recommend a TON of books, which is basically all we can do. Next week, we’ve got an interstitial…
 
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations like the Tolkien Society and Signum University have held their annual gatherings (Oxonmoot and Mythmoot) online in 2020. Alan and Shawn begin the new season by interviewing some of the people who made those moots possible — including Tolkien Society chair Shaun Gunner, Signum University President …
 
Adam Gidwitz (@AdamGidwitz) and Emma Otheguy (@EmmaOtheguy) share THE MADRE de AGUAS OF CUBA, book #5 in the UNICORN RESCUE SOCIETY series, illustrated by Hatem Aly. If you have been following along with this chapter book series, you have no doubt noticed that it’s doing something a little different than the other books out there. Series frontrunne…
 
The 294th episode of the Reading & Writing podcast features an interview with Tiffany Yates Martin, author of the book Intuitive Editing: A Creative and Practical Guide to Revising Your Writing. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reading-and-writing-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands…
 
Today’s author interview guest is Bruce Van Dusen, author of 60 Stories About 30 Seconds: How I Got Away With Becoming a Pretty Big Commercial Director Without Losing My Soul (Or Maybe Just Part of It). You’ve probably seen more movies made by Bruce Van Dusen than any other director alive. New York City. Cool and crime-ridden, cheap and wild. Bruce…
 
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