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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries. Subscribe to Fresh Air Plus! You'll be supporting the unique show you can't get enough of - and you can listen sponsor-free. Learn more at plus.npr.org/freshair
 
Founded in 2017, The Losers’ Club® is an award-winning weekly series that chronologically digs through the work of Stephen King with humor, irreverence, and a critical eye. Each episode, the Losers gather together to read between the iconic pages and share the latest in King’s Dominion, whether it’s the author’s oft-controversial tweets, the boldest Hollywood headlines, or his endless forthcoming projects. The series also regularly features special guests. In the past, the Losers have spoken ...
 
The Prancing Pony Podcast is a weekly show about the Middle-earth legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien, hosted - for six seasons - by Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese. As the show returns for its seventh season, Alan welcomes an all-star cast of co-hosts to join him as he explores the first part of The Return of the King! Alan and all his co-hosts are passionate Tolkien enthusiasts, and they invite listeners to enjoy their detailed exploration of Tolkien’s work, with smart but straightforward discu ...
 
Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life
 
Cinephile: Passionate interest in film, film theory, and film criticism. It's a term that fits Adnan Virk perfectly. Join each week as he reviews the newest films, latest television, and chats with heavy hitters in the entertainment industry about their recent projects and successful careers. From engaging conversations to entertaining topics, Cinephile also offers historical perspective, recapping some of the most influential tv shows and films of our lifetime.
 
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Athrabeth

Jude Vais & Stef Midlock

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Athrabeth is a monthly podcast that invites you down the lesser trod paths of Tolkien's Legendarium. Each episode we pick a single chapter, essay, fragment, or topic, and do a deep dive, exploring it as both fans and scholars.
 
Looking for a book club but don't have time to squeeze real-life meetings into your schedule? Join Book Squad Goals, a bi-weekly podcast about—you guessed it—books, plus all the garbage pop culture we consume when we’re not reading (that’s what our “othersodes” are for!). While you’re paying attention, check out our website & blog at booksquadgoals.com, where we have weekly posts about books, pop culture, and probably our pets. We love our pets.
 
Each week, a guest makes a series of recommendations of things which they think should be better known. Our recommendations include interesting people, places, objects, stories, experiences and ideas which our guest feels haven't had the exposure that they deserve.
 
Get obsessed with us. Five days a week, Pop Culture Happy Hour serves you recommendations and commentary on the buzziest movies, TV, music, books, videogames and more. Join arts journalists Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Aisha Harris - plus a rotating cast of guest pop culture aficionados. The Happy Hour team leaves room at the table for exploring a range of reactions and opinions on every bit of the pop universe. From lowbrow to highbrow to the stuff in between, they take ...
 
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. For six years, we revisited each and every one of these novels in publication order and ranked them according to pre-set criteria such as plot, character, and setting. Now, we content ourselves with interviewing like-minded obsessives (scholars and contemporary ...
 
A podcast about the first-draft secrets behind great movies. Each episode, the screenwriter behind a beloved film shares with us their initial screenplay for that movie. We then talk through what changed, what didn’t and why on its journey to the big screen. Hosted by Al Horner and produced by Kamil Dymek.
 
Celebrity memoirs aren’t like normal books—they’re fun! Join comedians Steven Phillips-Horst (@gossipbabies) & Lily Marotta (@lilyblueyez) as they rifle through the diaries of drug-addled starlets, oddly obsessive restaurateurs, brass-knuckled female realtors, and boring gay politicians’ even more boring gay husbands, finding fertile ground for searing cultural insights and juicy gossip. Martinis not included. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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Luke Elliott & James Bailey

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Are you the sort of person who likes to read the book before you see the movie? So are Luke and James—a writer and filmmaker respectively who bring their backgrounds studying stories to the table for in-depth discussions of the adaptations of the past and present. If you love delving into the craft behind the art you love, then Ink to Film is for you.
 
Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that ponders the question: "Which was better...the book or the movie?" We spoil away the details, uncover the plot points, discuss casting choices and shower with praise (or pummel with snark) as we see fit. Hosts are Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) and Margo D. (Creator of Brooklyn Fit Chick.com) and we are not afraid to tell it like it is!
 
The only podcast to focus on film books and to talk to the best authors working in the area of cinema. From Making ofs to biographies, studies to novelisations, I'm fascinated by where the written word intersects with the world of the big screen. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/writers-on-film. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
In every episode we look inside the daily diary of a writer, to peak at the secrets of their success. How do they plan their day and maximise their creativity, in order to plot and publish a bestseller?Some are frantic night-owls, others roll out of bed into their desks, and a few lock themselves away for days in the woods - but none have a regular 9 to 5, and we'll find out how they've managed it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
The best in Science Fiction and Fantasy—with a twist. Whether you prefer dragons or aliens, your drinks shaken or stirred, Tipsy Nerds Book Club delivers lively and fun nerdy conversation every month. The first season focused on the NPR Best 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy, but the Nerds now focus on more recent titles, movies, and streaming shows. The show also features author guests (past guests include bestselling authors such as Hugh Howey, J Todd Scott, and Darynda Jones). For fans of SFF genre, T ...
 
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If you didn't think Quentin Tarantino could ever shut about movies... ... how about two OTHER guys who can't shut up about HIM talking movies?? Huh? HUH?? Worth a dollar? We certainly hope so. On TRILOGY IN THEORY we've talked about the desire to read more and one of the books both of us have been enjoying recently is Mr. Tarantino's CINEMA SPECULA…
 
In the movie 80 for Brady, four best friends (Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field) take a road trip to the 2017 Super Bowl so they can see their favorite quarterback Tom Brady play in person. The film stars four legends of stage and screen, one superstar quarterback and a boatload of cameos. Subscribe to Pop Culture Happy Hour Plus at…
 
Journalist Mark Whitaker says that much of what's happening American race relations today traces back to 1966, the year when the Black Panthers were founded and the Black Power movement took full form. It's also the year when when Stokely Carmichael replaced John Lewis as chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and challenged…
 
It's the most wonderful time of the year—the ALA Youth Media Awards have been announced! This week, Tirzah takes us through the YA highlights. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When y…
 
Mama, can you hear me? Say hello, dolly to the OG funny girl— it’s Babs!—and her coffee table book/renovation diary “My Passion For Design.” The siren of stage and screen has compiled a bewildering tome chronicling the painstaking construction of her Malibu Dream Home, including its period-accurate Mill House with antique water wheel, sumptuous scr…
 
The Mist is one of the best Stephen King stories and Frank Darabont made a hell of an adaptation. Both are up for discussion in this week's episode. Also, make sure you head over to Fangoria to cast your ballot for the 2023 Chainsaw Awards (aka the Oscars but with way cooler movies up for awards) by going to https://www.fangoria.com/voting/…
 
With Woody Allen... it's best to just get the kissing over with. Okay, that was poor form. Maybe. However the legacy ANNIE HALL has had on the romcom can not be denied... even if it does involve sacrificing the peak charms of Diane Keaton to making out with that... comedian. We hope to take your mind off that by INSTEAD imagining the first date and…
 
Charles Bramesco is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Guardian and many. many others. Taking you from the earliest feature films to today, Colours of Film introduces 50 iconic movies and explains the pivotal role that colour played in their success. The use of colour is an essential part…
 
In the fantastic but terrifying thriller Infinity Pool, Alexander Skarsgård plays a struggling writer in search of inspiration. While vacationing with his wife on a fancy island resort, they meet a mysterious woman played by Mia Goth. She takes them on a trippy and disturbing journey that leads them far beyond the confines of the hotel. Directed by…
 
The Losers head to the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, DC to help the FBI solve a strange case file sent from the Derry Private Library in Maine. It's an X-File dated February 8, 1998 and there's a single word at the top: "Chinga". Join Special Agents Michael Roffman, Justin Gerber, McKenzie Gerber, and new recruit Sammie Kuykendall as they…
 
Today on the show, we’re joined by Samuel D. Hunter – playwright-turned-screenwriter of moving new drama, The Whale. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the film tells the tale of Charlie (Brendan Fraser) – a reclusive former teacher who developed destructive eating habits following a devastating past tragedy. With seemingly days to live, Charlie despera…
 
To Leslie. Adnan’s plans to watch his Eagles in the Super Bowl. We’re talking about the Oscar nominated documentary short, ‘Stranger at the Gate’ with director Joshua Seftel. Things you’d spend $5,000 on. The Flying Sailor. Adnan schmoozing with celebrities at the BBWAA dinner. Ice Merchants. Adnan and his wife talk to Hank Azaria about Apu from Th…
 
Satanic GRAMMYS? WHAT - who has ever heard of such a thing? Next thing you know people will say the super bowl half-time show was occult or the VMAs..... Live event in Austin TIX here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-jay-dyer-bg-kumbi-jamie-hanshaw-tickets-515815416797 The New Philosophy Course is here: https://marketplace.autonomyagor…
 
John and Craig welcome back writer/producer/director Aline Brosh McKenna ahead of her feature directorial debut “Your Place Or Mine.” Aline discusses how tech has changed Hollywood and finding new creative challenges. We also talk about streaming news, platform mergers, and follow up on script consultants. Megana asks about professional ambitions a…
 
Bina007 discusses the Agatha Christie crime caper Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, published in one of the most prolific years, 1934. Despite containing a Wodehousian-named character called Bassington-Ffrench, the novel is pleasingly free of Woosterish-pastiche. Rather, it’s a well-plotted murder … Continue reading →…
 
February’s book club pick is ‘How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures’ by Sabrina Imbler. From a mother octopus, to shimmering salps on the shores of a queer beach, to predatory worms, Sabrina looks at each creature as a symbol for their own life experiences. Part memoir, part science journalism, their essays explore themes of surviv…
 
Author Gothataone Moeng joins Daniel Ford on the show to chat about her debut short story collection Call and Response. To learn more about Gothataone Moeng, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter. Writer's Bone is proudly sponsored by Libro.fm, Pop Literacy, The Thoughtful Bro, and A Mighty Blaze podcast.…
 
Grady Hendrix, author of How to Sell a Haunted House, joins the Book Squad to talk about the new film M3GAN and all things uncanny valley! Then we chat with Grady about his latest book, haunted dolls, puppet theater, book tour presentations, and what he’s working on now. Catch our next Bookpisode on 2/20 — we’ll be talking about Witches by Brenda L…
 
John and Megana chat about the start of the 2023 WGA negotiations. John defines terms like the AMPTP, MBA, and Pattern of Demands, and offers an overview on what the process will look like for the next few months. John also answers listener questions on writers who are trying to break in and what a strike might mean for support staff. Links: Find m…
 
Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Barnes & Noble renaissance, a new book from Jesmyn Ward, developments in the world of publishing pay, a couple of new books, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This con…
 
This week on Piece Meal, we read and discuss chapters 817-827 of Famously Ongoing Manga One Piece, wherein we are hungry for ninjas, were the x-marks the whole time, and play 1,000-D Chess Thanks to Joel for joining us again! Your hosts this week are: Tyler, Dave, Matt, Melissa, Jayson, Laura, Justin, Theo Check out Tyler's other shows, What the Fo…
 
Ali and special guest, Harry Mackin, discuss the masterpiece series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. You want to hear our thoughts on the show's themes of valuing mentors, embracing the dichotomy of ourselves, finding your destiny and looking inside yourself for the answers? What about the reasons…
 
Interstellar (DVD)- https://bit.ly/3HSvsMTInterstellar (BLU-RAY)- https://bit.ly/3HV5AQoStar Trek: Beyond (DVD)- https://bit.ly/3DIjJhlStar Trek: Beyond (BLU-RAY)- https://bit.ly/3l9mTEvAd Astra (DVD)- https://bit.ly/3HACchbAd Astra (BLU-RAY)- https://bit.ly/3JEJfrtThe Black Hole (DVD)- https://bit.ly/3RDE90LArrival (DVD)- https://bit.ly/3Yf3e4sArr…
 
Hey y'all! Mel and Tanya are back with part 2 of Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade! In which Marcus gets caught, April teaches a master class in setting boundaries, Alex helps her see the stakes Marcus was facing, Marcus comes out as the smart guy he is, and everyone publicly declares their love and devotion! Bonus Content: great sex communication from …
 
Book Vs. Movie: Duel The Richard Matheson Short Story Vs. the Steven Spielberg TV Movie In 1971, a 24-year-old budding director named Steven Spielberg was given a story by his assistant. This fiction story appeared in a recent issue of Playboy magazine, written by one of his favorite Twilight Zone writers, Richard Matheson. The story Duel was about…
 
In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on Little Miss Sunshine, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3YkSIs4 Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla …
 
Alan and James welcome John Garth in his return to the Common Room here at The Prancing Pony Podcast! We talk about everything in this one: his landmark work Tolkien and the Great War, his essay in The Great Tales Never End, his talk at the J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript exhibition, his thoughts on The Fall of Númenor, and more. Bonus bi…
 
All too often, adaptations of a famous work completely miss the mark. Fortunately, this is not one of those times. Instead, AMC takes Anne Rice’s classic vampire story and gives it a stunning makeover, keeping the best parts and fixing all the important problems. What’s more, the show is in a unique meta-conversation with both the book and movie. W…
 
After working as a neurosurgeon for over 40 years, Dr. Henry Marsh was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. The cancer led him to reflect on doctor/patient relationships, his own mortality, and why he'd consider the possibility of hastening the end through medically-assisted death. His new book is And Finally. Also, we'll hear from actor Lizzy …
 
We're back on that Uncanny X-Force ride y'all! This week we're covering issues 19-22, starting a long story arc full of Captain Britains and art that is hard to read. Special note: we skipped 19.1 as it didn't relate directly to this story, but we may come back to it later. Enjoy! Reminder that you can read along with and ahead of the show by subsc…
 
After losing much of her memory to dementia, one of the things the main character in the novel The Swimmers remembers is being forced into an incarceration camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. Author Julie Otsuka talks about the novel and her own family's experience in Japanese incarceration camps. Also, we remember Victor Navasky, the …
 
British week continues! Lily gives Steven a surprise quiz on the monarchy—and the results will shock you. Then, Steven reviews English-themed restaurant Lord’s, we discuss the NYT article on Elin Hilderbrand’s “Hilderbabes,” and the great-great-grand-them of PT Barnum tries to make amends. Subscribe for $5 at: http://patreon.com/cbcthepod Hosted on…
 
In the horror film Knock at the Cabin, a gay couple and their young daughter are vacationing at a remote cabin when four strangers arrive and take them hostage. They are told the only thing that will prevent the apocalypse is if one of the family members willingly sacrifices his or her life. The film is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, with a cast t…
 
One club welcomes another on the latest installment of The Losers’ Club’s On Writers series. This week, Losers Randall Colburn and Mel Kassel chat with acclaimed novelist Paul G. Tremblay about last year’s The Pallbearers Club. Tremblay unpacks his careful approach to ambiguity and the necessity he feels to earn his experiments with narrative. He a…
 
The Outer Dark presents the” It Was Made for Me: The Dark Worlds of Junji Ito,” a NecronomiCon 2022 panel moderated by Nadia Bulkin and featuring Cassandra Khaw, K.H. Vaughan, and Sean Moreland. This podcast’s content was recorded in Providence, RI, on August 21, 2022. Show Notes The Outer Dark presents “It Was Made for … Continue reading…
 
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