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  • CBC Radio's Writers and Company offers an opportunity to explore in depth the lives, thoughts and works of remarkable writers from around the world. Hosted by Eleanor Wachtel.
  • First, we like to have fun. Second, we read and talk about the books that have influenced billionaires the most. We typically talk about Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Ray Dalio, Stanley Druckenmiller, George Soros, and other financial billionaires.
  • Radio New Zealand
    Standing Room Only is literally radio with pictures... and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment, pop culture, and music – all the things, in other words, that make life worth living.
  • The Harry Potter Lexicon
    I've had some amazing adventures in over a decade as a Harry Potter fan: reading and researching the books, visiting the sets of the film, enjoying Wizard Rock concerts, speaking at conventions, traveling throughout Britain discovering Harry Potter's world, and even writing two books. Over those years I've es...
  • It was a Dark and Stormy Book
    A podcast/book club for mystery lovers. We will focus on mystery authors who are not your typical household names. We are always looking for a new favorite author. The podcast can be listened to at your own pace.
  • Want to know more about the authors behind your favourite books? Tune in to discover the methods of – and inspiration behind – some of the world’s most exciting writers. Every Saturday, Georgina Godwin hosts an in-depth discussion with the person behind the prose.
  • Phil Gonzales takes listeners on a chronological journey through the history of Bear Country.
  • Public Radio International
    This podcast features pieces on music, books, film, television, and other arts from some of PRI's most popular programs. It will take you to all corners of the world, and to the undiscovered corners of your own community, highlighting all of the arts along the way.
  • Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
  • The New York Times
    The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.
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  • The celebrated editor and memoirist died on Jan. 23, 2019, at the age of 101. Speaking to Eleanor Wachtel in 2001, Athill discusses her memoir Stet, and some of the writers she worked with over her 50-year career, including Norman Mailer, Jean Rhys and Mordecai Richler.
  • On today's show, we learn valuable lessons from Silicon Valley billionaire Larry Ellison.In this episode, you'll learn:·     How to deal with critique and search for the truth ·     How the very early years of a persons life might greatly impact their personality and approach to solving problems.·   ...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:12:56
    Some 15 years after Merata Mita's plan for a movie based on the Patricia Grace novel Cousins languished, her dream's about to be realised. Patricia's daughter Briar-Grace Smith is writing a new script - based on the book rather than Merata's script, but she and producer Ainsley Gardiner are determined to...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:09:08
    New Zealanders are being asked to rid themselves of data, from student loan invoices and divorce papers to unwanted photos, to help a mini satellite fly higher. The TWOi 2.0 measures just 2cm x 2cm and after being launched into space, is busy transmitting metadata to a receiver in New Zealand, in the nam...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:03:24
    It’s clear to everyone who reads the Harry Potter books that J.K. Rowling is an accomplished wordsmith and a big fan of wordplay. She clearly delights in choosing just the right names for characters and other things in the wizarding world. With that in mind, I’d like to take a moment today to look at […] The ...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:01:13
    This week we are taking a break to mourn Kathy's mother, my mother-in-law. We thank you for your patience and will resume recording soon.
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:30:00
    Compared to Bill Bryson, the prolific Charlie Connelly has written about everything from football to Joy Division. His latest book, ‘Last Train to Hilversum: A Journey in Search of the Magic of Radio’, explores our relationship with the medium. We discuss that and his extensive catalogue.
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | Unknown
    This week, we’re bleepin’ and bloopin’ and cursing up a storm! It’s “The Berenstain Bears and the Big Blooper!” where Sister Bear cusses a swear! https://ia801500.us.archive.org/10/items/DIBCEP183/DIBC-EP183.mp3 Advertisements
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | Unknown
    ​​​​​​​The private Facebook group was was made up of prominent French journalists — mostly men — who were behind a wave of online insults aimed at women, the LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, and other minority groups.
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:28:14
    Roma, the black and white Mexican film about a young domestic worker in Mexico City in the 1970s, won Best Film at the Baftas on Sunday and is up for the same at the Oscars. The film’s producer, Gabriela Rodriguez, talks about the background to director Alfonso Cuarón’s personal project which draws on his own...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 01:03:09
    Benjamin Dreyer discusses his best-selling book about writing, and Thomas Mallon discusses “Landfall,” his new novel about the presidential administration of George W. Bush.
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:25:28
    One night, Evie Carter returns home to find her husband has been shot and killed in his home office. Her response? Destroy his laptop. She's arrested for his murder. Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren is on the case. Warren remembers that Evie Carter was also cleared more than a decade earlier for accidentally sh...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:46:41
    We chat with Mary Robinette Kowal, the author of this month’s pick, The Calculating Stars. From acknowledging and learning from your biases, to de-stigmatizing mental illness, to using math as a magic system, we had a lovely time and don’t care WHAT people would think.
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:48:08
    Awarded the 2016 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, Luxenberg’s second book is a deeply researched account of events leading up to the infamous “separate but equal” Plessy v. Ferguson decision. Announced on May 18, 1896, the decision had a deceptively quiet reception. But as Luxenberg shows, the case we...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 01:08:24
    Is it the prophecy, the memory, the horcruxes, or what? It’s all of ‘em! This week, LoVo tears it up, Dumbledore gives an ill-received TED Talk, Slughorn sells everyone out for some candy, Harry tries something new, Ginny wins and wins again, and Ron gets dumped, finally. Plus: Introducing Gene and Dinny! Th...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:55:30
    Katie and Rincey talk adaptations coming of Karin Slaughter and Bill Clinton's books, and the ridiculous story about Dan Mallory a.k.a. AJ Finn. This episode is sponsored by TBR, Never Let Goby Elizabeth Goddard and Revell Books, and Bookclubbish.Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, or S...
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  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:11:02
    This week, Liberty discusses a few great older books, including Long Way Down.This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot's new subscription service offering tailored book recommendations for readers of all stripes, and MIRA Books and HQN.Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS or Apple Podcasts and ne...
  • "The freak-of-nature-tiger was actually a man-made disaster," says Dane Huckelbridge, @huckelbridge. You’re here because you love listening to badass writers, filmmakers, and producers talk about the art and craft of true stories. I try and unpack their journey and how they go about the work, so you can appl...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:38:48
    Sue asks Jude to play an important role in a big event, and Michael checks in with his wife Martha to get answers to some burning questions.
  • Today I’m chatting with New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins about All The Things. You might know her name from the Hex Hall series, the Rebel Belle series, or the Royals series, or maybe you were as excited as Elyse and Carrie when she announced her next project would be rewriting Jane Eyre as a ...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:46:47
    ...in which Jess and KJ share tips about about answering calls for anthology submissions
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 01:03:59
    What’s a “woman in a refrigerator”? Are you more complex than an Old Maid or Bridezilla? Nagging wife or desperate for a husband? We’ll discuss what tropes are, and what tropes storytellers use in their depictions of women. How do these tropes undermine or over-simplify women’s complex ranges of emotions, id...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:33:15
    We're diving into the Oscar-nominated documentaries and foreign language films. We'll tell you which ones to watch and where to find them, which might make you the star of your Oscar party.
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | Unknown
    The phrase "hog farmer" has never sounded so disrespectful.
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:35:09
    The title says it all. Listen to the Naked Bones special Valentine's Day episode sharing our quick fan fiction love story that were written in 30 minutes. Whose story is the best or worst? You tell us! Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Novelist Mirandi Riwoe and sound engineer Tim Jenkins join Kate Evans to talk new fiction from Latin American writer Roberto Bolaño and French novelist Delphine de Vigan, while English crime writer Lynda La Plante and Hungarian novelist Ferenc Barnás reveal the books that have influenced them.
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | Unknown
    Happy 2019, Wayfinders! January was a heck of a year, but we still want to celebrate some sunshine and self help and return to a favorite author. It’s going to get meta up in here, while we talk KonMari, the Unicorn Club, writerly obs...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | Unknown
    Jem lives like a hairless mole in the ground and Reeah gets very angry at the system as both sisters try to figure out why love potions are treated like jokes.   Shownotes: ‘A Cauldron Full of Hot Strong Love’ by abidil https://archiveofourown.org/works/12256968/chapters/27852360 ‘The Trouble with Love Potion...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:18:30
    Winter is still here! (At least in the nation’s midsection.) And that means you’re looking for stuff to do when you’re stuck inside. And who better to recommend some good nerdy activities than Nerdette co-creator Tricia Bobeda?!? She did just that on WBEZ’s Morning Shift last month and we’re bringing it to yo...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:28:28
    A writer of ten novels in French, Holy Lands is the first novel by Amanda Sthers to appear in English, translated by herself.
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:47:49
    Join LARB editors Kate Wolf, Medaya Ocher and Eric Newman for a special Valentine’s Day episode. In the first half of the show, we speak with Laurie Essig, author of Love Inc., an investigation into the ways in which the wedding, romance and dating industry have affected our lives and made us believe in happy...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | Unknown
    From the post-virginity era to the sex-quest movie and, thankfully, beyond.
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | Unknown
    Alicia Rodis makes sure sex scenes are shot believably — and safely.
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:53:39
    As Cupid takes aim this week, a look at how sex and sexuality are handled — and mishandled — on-screen. Kurt Andersen speaks with Slate’s Jeffrey Bloomer on depictions of first-time sex. Intimacy-scene consultant Alicia Rodis describes how she helps actors who are virtual strangers seem like they are deeply a...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | Unknown
    Looking back on the Gen-X classic.
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | Unknown
    The star, director and co-writer of “The Bisexual” confronts the stigma of her sexuality.
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:41:50
    A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, “is a bully with an army... someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.”  RJ Julia recently ho...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:28:22
    Irish comedian Ardal O’Hanlon is best-known for roles in Father Ted, My Hero and currently Death in Paradise, but he started out as a stand-up comic in 80s Dublin. As he embarks on a nationwide solo tour, Samira talks to Ardal about the role of politics in his life and work and breaking free from being typeca...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:47:51
    Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Honesty in chapter twenty-one of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This week, Vanessa and Casper are joined by Nora McInerny, the host of one of our favorite podcasts: Terrible, Thanks for Asking. We discuss Ron’s bro-iness, Harry’s kiss with Cho, and ...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:30:01
    Romance novels do not have to be dirty! In today's AudioShelf Talks we are breaking down the various books associated with LOOOOVE! Ya know, because it's Valentine's Day, and we need to celebrate in the only way that we know how: WITH BOOKS! Throw on some sweat pants, crack open those chocolates, and get rea...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | Unknown
    Turkey ended several years of conspicuous silence on China's massive incarceration campaign of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang. Some hope it's a tipping point for other Muslim nations to finally weigh in.
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:37:16
    Brea and Mallory talk about romance books and interview the hosts of the Read Me Romance podcast! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Sponsor - Lola www.mylola.comPromo Code - GLASSES Links - Rea...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:17:20
    Jonny Pierce of The Drums drops by to play us some tunes from ‘Brutalism’, his upcoming record about self-care and pulling yourself out of the dark.
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 01:56:25
    This week Stephanie and Meghan fall into a magical world in Howl's Moving Castle! They talk about the pressures of being the oldest child, add a new segment about the books we read between episodes, and how awesome 24in48 was this past January!  Next up: A Bestselling book from 1988!  Find us on the web: Book...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 01:37:03
    Denis Johnson’s landmark short story collection Jesus’ Son tells the story of a drug-addict searching for meaning and purpose in life. The book’s erratic, surreal style lends itself to a truly memorable read as the narrator (F**khead) recounts the story of his life filled with robbery, sex, murder, and more. ...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 02:08:10
    Edited audio from the livestream on Feb 12th 2019. Ashaya and Aziz betray humanity to take the side of the firebreathing reptiles! Shame. Shame.
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 01:25:45
    He was intimate with his twin sister... As a teenager he swore an oath he would unlikely be able to keep... He broke the oath he made not long after he made it... He murdered his King and offered no explanation for why he did so... He pushed a young boy out of a tower window... He was labeled Kingslayer ...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:43:50
    Amanda and guest Mya Nunnally discuss mermaid literature, engrossing audiobooks, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked.This episode is sponsored by TBR , Smoke and Summons by Charlie N. Holmberg, and Lola.Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Stitcher. Questions1. I teach 9th g...
  • Publication Date | Feb 14, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:57:26
    Oh hey guys! Here's what you missed while we were on hiatus: Bad Times @ El Royale Spider-Man into the Spiderverse Bodyguard Aquaman Adam Ruins Everything Killing Eve The 100 Baby Sims Challenge Felicia Day's Twitch Alpha Star playing Starcraft II Killing Eve A Study in Scarlet You Plus, New Years Resolutions...