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Wild Thing is a long-form, narrative podcast about the obsessions that capture our imaginations. This sound-rich and deeply reported show examines the relationship between science and society—that point where scientific inquiry collides with our very human desire to find answers, even when there are none. Whether it's seeking out Sasquatch, looking skyward for extraterrestrial life, or probing the power of the atom, exploring the unknown helps us better understand ourselves. Every season, ho ...
 
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Marion Roach Smith

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Author Marion Roach Smith interviews the best writers in all genres to discover their process. QWERTY is about the real challenges of writing and the steps anyone can take to become a better storyteller. Join the conversation.
 
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Ryan Alexander & Jordan Rothacker

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VOLLMANNIA is a show about the books of William Tanner Vollmann, with hosts Ryan Alexander and Jordan Rothacker. Episodes will feature structured, substantive conversations with guest experts and readers about each work in Vollmann's bibliography in chronological order.
 
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Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, Kansas

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Learn what to read next! We talk about new books, bestsellers and books in many different genres. Discover what other people are reading and recommending. All book and movie titles mentioned in the podcast are listed in the blog post at http://tscpl.org/podcast/
 
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Mark Cirino and Michael Von Cannon

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One True Podcast explores all things related to Hemingway, his work, and his world. The show is hosted by Mark Cirino and produced by Michael Von Cannon. Join us in conversation with scholars, artists, political leaders, and other luminaries. For more, follow us on Twitter @1truepod. You can also email us at 1truepod@gmail.com.
 
Discussion, debate, even a little dispute – expect it all on The Book Club Review. Every month hosts Kate and Laura bring you a new episode. That could be Book Club where we chat about the book read most recently by one of our book clubs. It could be Bookshelf, an episode dedicated to the books we’re reading outside of book club – the ones we get to pick and choose. Or it could be an interview with a book club, bookshop or book lover. Whatever the topic, every episode features lively and fra ...
 
For more than 25 years, Idaho Public Television host Marcia Franklin has recorded interviews with some of the world's most noted writers and thinkers for her series, "Dialogue." From historians to humorists, from politicians to pundits, from jurists to journalists, these illuminating "Conversations That Matter" help us better understand our world. Be sure to subscribe for the latest episode!
 
Welcome to Pulp Nonfiction: The Paper and Packaging Podcast! We’re here to explore critical issues involving packaging and the circular economy. Our guests on Pulp Nonfiction are going to include everyone from artists and activists to manufacturers and middlemen to environmentalists and entrepreneurs to get their perspective on what they think are the most critical subjects regarding sustainability today. This podcast is brought to you by Sustana Fiber, a leading producer of FSC®-certified s ...
 
Books Are My People is a podcast for book lovers with book news, book recommendations and ruminations on living a literary life in Los Angeles. Each episode will feature at least five book recommendations in various genres as well as bookish news and occasional guests. Jennifer Caloyeras is an author, voracious reader and writing instructor living in Los Angeles. www.jennifercaloyeras.com Find me on Instagram @jennifercaloyeras
 
WritersCast is the voice of writers. Host David Wilk interviews authors of new and forthcoming fiction, poetry and non-fiction books, talking with them about their work as writers, the stories they tell, the subjects they write about and the books they write. Writers reveal the thoughts and ideas behind their writing, and talk about a wide variety of topics of interest to their readers.
 
A Vague Idea is a comedy / trivia podcast hosted by Nate Ragolia & Shannon Paige, with (sometimes) John Peros. Each week, we subject our special guests to a themed list of topics from pop culture, news, politics, history, and more, and find out if they have "A VAGUE IDEA". We also play an array of games, tell stories, offer hot takes, crack jokes, rant, and crown the episode's winner.
 
Join me each second and fourth Monday of the month, when I'll be in conversation with an author about one (occasionally more) of their books. We'll be taking a fairly deep dive, looking at the background, the topics, writing, and the nitty gritty. Expect some spoilers and frequent discussions of the endings. This podcast is part of The Worm Hole book blog: http://wormhole.carnelianvalley.com Follow The Worm Hole on Twitter: @Carnelianvalley
 
A blessing, a curse, a podcast. est. 2014. Christopher (@cdhermelin) invites folks to the Damn Library to talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in hand. Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com
 
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Noah Stetzer and Ross White

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Noah Stetzer and Ross White, editors at Bull City Press, reveal the secrets of chapbooks—writing, editing, and publishing them—and take you behind the scenes at some chapbook presses. Contact the podcast with questions & comments using chapbook [at] bullcitypress.com; look for Bull City Press online at www.bullcitypress.com. Twitter: @bullcitypress; Noah Stetzer @dcnoah; Ross White @rosswhite
 
Find your next favorite book here on the podcast where readers hear authors read a chapter, or two, of their book after a brief interview. Hosted by thriller author, Jason A. Meuschke Are you an author or would like to recommend an author for the show? Email us at samplechapterpodcast@gmail.com and let Jason know! You can also text or leave a voicemail at 660-851-1146 and it could be in the next episode! Find out more about Jason on his website at https://www.jasonameuschke.com
 
Jam-packed with smart, easy and simple ideas, this weekly podcast features experts who share proven techniques to add power and zest to supercharge your book marketing plan. Hosted by Susan Friedmann, CSP, international bestselling author, and founder of Aviva Publishing, this new and exciting podcast aims to rev up your marketing efforts with fewer struggles, and more success. Start listening today and discover how to get noticed in a crowded marketplace.
 
Are you a self proclaimed geek looking for a safe haven? Look no more! Hosts and total superfans Princess Weekes and Tessa Netting give you your weekly energy boost of the worlds, fandoms and stories you love on The Geeked Podcast! Each week Tessa and Princess will skim the surface of what’s popular in geek culture and deep dive into the lore of Netflix worlds bigger than our own. Worlds like: Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy, The Witcher and many more! You’ll also get to hear from some ...
 
My name is Shoshi Herscu, an investigative journalist and activist from Israel. My book, Mass Awakening, tells the story of my personal awakening, as well as that of all humanity, to the massive deception of the world’s Elite controllers and their devastating agendas. It is an exposé on dark agendas and how people are fighting back offering hope for the future. I could’ve gone into denial, but Mass Awakening is my way of “fighting back” by documenting humanity awakening to these generational ...
 
Have you thought about writing a nonfiction business book, but weren't sure if you could or should? Each week Amazon # best-selling author of The 100-Page Book and The Magic of Short Books, Mike Capuzzi, interviews published business owner-authors who have written a book to differentiate themselves and create the ultimate competitive advantage. The Author Factor Podcast (formerly The Main Street Author Podcast) gives business owners, entrepreneurs and CEOs the book writing inspiration, encou ...
 
Broads and Books is a book podcast. A funny podcast. A feminist podcast. It’s a weekly date with two Broads who love books as much as they love embarrassing stories and crackpot business ideas. Every Wednesday, the Broads pick one theme. We choose and discuss two novels, two other genre books, and two pop culture picks based on that theme. Listeners will laugh, think, and find things they’re going to love. Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com to listen and sign up for free VIP bonuses!
 
If you love documentary films, hear from the top storytellers on Pure Nonfiction. Host Thom Powers is well-connected in this world as a documentary curator for the Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, and SundanceNow Doc Club. He leads conversations that are frank, funny and revealing. Listen to interviews with Oscar-winning filmmakers Barbara Kopple, Alex Gibney, and Roger Ross Williams; as well as the directors of “Making a Murderer,” “Weiner” and “OJ: Made in America.” Often the ...
 
WELCOME, FANS OF SIDNEY ST. JAMES! Sidney St. James abandoned his corporate career to become a digital nomad and full-time writer of fiction and creative historical nonfiction novels. He's an avid blogger, podcaster, and, of course, a teller of stories and writer of novels. Along the way, he’s an author helping other writers, bloggers, and podcasters achieve their self-publishing goals while turning out three to four new novels per year. Join him at BeeBop Publishing Group, where he shares t ...
 
What does it take to launch, grow and sustain a successful career as a writer? Listen in each week as Matt & Parul, two friends and founders of the London Writers' Salon, sit down with a writer they admire – from best-selling novelists to popular bloggers, award-winning playwrights, journalists, poets, and more – to explore the mindset, practical tools, craft secrets and creative practices they use to write well, publish often, and build successful and sustainable writing careers.
 
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Welcome to Pulp Nonfiction: The Paper and Packaging Podcast! Our guest this month is Christine Figgener, Director of Science & Education of the Footprint Foundation. Christine is a marine conservation biologist and ocean advocate who is passionate about conserving marine turtles, fighting plastic pollution, and empowering women in science, technolo…
 
Mindset coach Robyn Graham joins host DP Knudten for a conversation about the road that led her to understand the linkage between ‘mindset’ and ‘authenticity,’ and how both contribute to your business and personal success. Learn more about and connect with Robyn Graham at www.therobyngraham.com ++++++ The NONFICTION BRAND podcast is hosted by DP Kn…
 
Today’s guest Ada Limón discusses her latest collection of poetry, The Hurting Kind, whose poems ask and explore what it means to be a human animal among animals, and how language can be a means or an obstacle to this desire. We talk about the relationship of joy to death, poetry to praise, and the desire to and challenges of writing with directnes…
 
Immortal Valor: The Black Medal of Honor Recipients of World War II – Robert Child – Osprey – 9781472852854 – 288 pages – hardcover – $30 – January 11, 2022 – ebook edition available at lower prices It is remarkable to realize how few medals of honor were awarded for service during World War II – there were 432 Congressional medals given out of the…
 
Renee sits down with one of her favorite YA authors Samira Ahmed to discuss revolutionary girls, YA thrillers, the wisdom of teenagers, and the nature of truth. Be sure to check out Samira’s latest book HOLLOW FIRES, out now from Little, Brown and Company for Young Readers. Books mentioned: Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed Internment by Samira Ahmed Ma…
 
To kick off The Geeked Podcast, Tessa and Princess talk pilots. That's right. They’re doing a pilot episode about pilots, baby, because they are just. that. meta. Pilots Mentioned: Charmed Stranger Things The Witcher Supernatural Lost Girl Elementary Sherlock Black Mirror The Vampire Diaries Riverdale Did Princess and Tessa overlook any iconically …
 
Do you want to know how to reach through the noise to make an impact with your book? Listen as Becky Robinson, author, digital marketer, and Founder and CEO of Weaving Influence shares how to expand your reach to make more sales and create a lasting impact with your book. In this week's powerful episode "How to Best Reach Through the Noise with You…
 
On this episode of The Author Factor Podcast, I am having a conversation with visionary coach and author, Genesis Amaris Kemp. Genesis desires to encourage others to help those who may not have a voice. She is a trailblazer who wants others to live out their dreams, goals, and visions. She is the author of the book, Chocolate Drop in Corporate Amer…
 
Here are three more interviews with featured readers! So fun to talk about bookstore ownership, how being an agent affects reading, the trials and tribulations of Topo Chico, and bad advice from The Rules, along with many other subjects besides. Many thanks to Moti from Montreal, Canada, Erin from Portland, and Jacob from Pittsburgh for chatting bo…
 
We explore the term ‘OCD’ and why it has no place as a marker of attention to detail for the professional editor. Listen to find out more about The difference between character traits of orderliness and the lived experience of OCD What is OCD and how does it affect people? Why OCD is a noun and what that means for how we use the term How OCD might …
 
For episode 213 we're hopping back across the "pond" to the UK for a visit with award-winning author, Ivan Wainewright! Ivan is the 2022 Selfies Best Adult Fiction winner at the London Book Fair and we'll be hearing all about how that came about, what it was like being nominated, and the comical mistake he made during the ceremony! Plus we're discu…
 
On this episode of The Author Factor Podcast I am having a conversation with songwriter and author, David Combs. David is a songwriter and photographer with four decades of experience writing over 120 songs and creating fourteen albums of soothing, relaxing instrumental piano music. David is also the author of the book, Touched by the Music: How th…
 
First Renee shares everything about our June Trans Voices box, including stories about our featured trans businesses and trans artists. Then Ashley interviews Stephanie Wrobel for her second novel, THIS MIGHT HURT, about sisters Natalie and Kit who are tied into a cult fashioned as a luxurious retreat that pulls at their secrets. Stephanie shares w…
 
This week Alice and Kim talk about books for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month plus new releases from charming superheroes, football coaches, and more. Follow For Real using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. For more nonfiction recommendations, sign up for our True Story newsletter. This content contains …
 
How did we figure out that such a tiny particle—an atom—held all that power? For that matter, what is an atom? A primer on the basics of atomic energy—including its destructive capabilities—to help us better understand the events that unfolded roughly 20 years later at SL-1. We’ll get a (basic!) lesson in nuclear physics from scientists, and explor…
 
Olivia’s Book Club Podcast has survived its first year! The podcast launched on May 17, 2021 with three episodes featuring novelists Kristin Hannah, Donna Freitas, and Jennifer Weiner, and book recommendations from Margaret Stewart. This week, the podcast looks back at a few past conversations with writers whose books are now beach-bag ready in pap…
 
This week we are playing a game called Bookish Balderdash with guest star Debbie Stanton. The rules of the game are as follows: -One person (the "Dasher") reads the synopsis of a book. -The other players make up what they think is the first line of the book. -After all players have submitted their first line to the Dasher, the Dasher mixes them up …
 
This week, author May Cobb visits and talks about her latest release, My Summer Darlings. We chat about writing in a pandemic and discuss some of our latest reads including Watch Out for Her by Samantha Bailey and Geiger by Gustav Gordeman. Listen to learn more about how to enter My Summer Darlings book giveaway. Books Recommended: My Summer Darlin…
 
Janice has a mission : To show writers ways to build a solid foundation for their writing. To provide tips and advice they could take right from these articles and apply directly to their work in progress. (To) give clear examples and advice on how ..., so every writer could bring the story they wanted to write to life. Janice Hardy is also the awa…
 
Charlie and Yvonne Bailey-Smith (The Day I Fell Off My Island) discuss the effects on children of immigration from Jamaica to the UK, the effects on parents, and the lack of educational care afforded to and the assumptions made about Black British students. Some podcast apps do not show description links properly unless the listener subscribes to t…
 
Marcia Franklin talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt about storytelling and the power of memory. (Note: McCourt died July 19, 2009) The two talk about the loss of the storytelling ethos in our culture, and the need to preserve history through both oral and written tradition. They also discuss the rigors of teaching; McCourt taught…
 
Clear your spit valves, tighten your drum heads, and adjust your plumes... this week, Christie Buchele returns to the show and we're talking about Marching Band. Topics include John Phillip Sousa, the Sudler Shield, Scramble Bands and more. Plus we're playing I See What You Did There and FMK! *trumpet blurt* Follow Christie: https://twitter.com/cab…
 
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to Steph Paynes, founder and guitarist of Lez Zeppelin, an all-female group dedicated to the musical and performative stylings of Led Zeppelin. In the interview Steph explains why she doesn’t consider Lez Zeppelin to be a “tribute band.” Then she describes the challenge of mimicking some aspects of the legendary r…
 
The secret to Catherine Drake's success is using three separate developmental editors to shape and mold her debut novel, The Treehouse on Dog River Road. In this edition of the Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen chats with Catherine about using developmental editors to her advantage, the power of #bookstagram influencers, and the serendipit…
 
How might we launch our newsletter and build a loyal following for our writing? How can we monetize our newsletter to six figures and beyond? In this episode, we interview Polina Marinova Pompliano who quit her job at Fortune in 2020 to focus on building her weekly Substack newsletter The Profile, where she profiles interesting figures like Dwayne …
 
Mariquita talks with Emily Henry about her latest book, Book Lovers, a title just perfect for rom-com cynics and true believers alike. They also discuss the tightrope women are expected to walk in society and why the “cold, bitchy woman” stereotype deserves another look. Books mentioned: Book Lovers by Emily Henry Beach Read by Emily Henry People W…
 
Second time's a charm! In this episode, Hananah Zaheer--author of the flash collection LOVEBIRDS--chats flash fiction, reveals a secret about her chapbook, and offers timeless parenting advice. Hananah is a writer, editor, improvisor and photographer. She is the author of a flash chapbook Lovebirds (Bull City Press, 2021). Other writing has appeare…
 
On this edition of Working Overtime, hosts June Thomas and Karen Han hear from a listener who can’t decide which creative project to move forward with. First, they discuss how to evaluate a project’s potential for success. Then they imagine what it would be like to choose between projects if money weren’t a factor. Do you have a question about crea…
 
On this episode of The Author Factor Podcast I am having a conversation with podcasting expert, Alex Sanfilippo Today, I am changing things up because Alex has not yet written his first book, but he helps a lot of authors promote their books, via podcasting. He is the founder of PodPros.com, a software company focused specifically on the podcasting…
 
Do you want to know how to inspire readers to buy your book? Listen in as Casey Demchak, author, expert copywriter, and consultant shares his secret sauce for writing engaging, conversational-style marketing copy to multiply your book sales. In this week's powerful episode "How to Best Inspire Readers to Buy Your Book" you will discover… 3 timeless…
 
Here are the first three (of six!) mini interviews with So Many Damn Books Readers, talking favorite recent reads, current reading projects, and giving a book to a famous person, amongst many other bookish subjects. My thanks to Michael for Portland, Daniella from London, Canada, and Noah from NYC for hanging out and chatting books. Part two goes u…
 
Trainer, Mentor, and best-selling Fantasy/Adventure Fiction author, Dennis Galloway is our guest for episode 212! Dennis is a wonderful guy full of great, and practical advice and gives an interesting insight into his writing process. We're discussing dreaming our stories, writing quirks, using travels and life experiences in our stories, and how h…
 
In Wild Thing: Going Nuclear, we’ll use science, history and culture to probe the realities of atomic energy today, while analyzing our own fascination— and ambivalence—with all things atomic. What are the true risks? And what is the actual potential? Are we better at this than we were sixty years ago? And given our nature, are we humans even respo…
 
Kirsten MIckelwait is my guest this week. We talk about the intricasies of writing memoir, especially when the story might affect those you love. Kirsten lets us in on how she got through writing the most painful parts, how she handles criticism and what's in her future for writing. You can find out more about Kirsten and her book, The Ghost Marria…
 
Toastmasters International enthusiast Dom Brightmon joins host DP Knudten for more conversation about how being surrounded by people who share your desire to better themselves helps you do the same for yourself. Learn more about and connect with Dom Brightmon at www.dombrightmon.com ++++++ The NONFICTION BRAND podcast is hosted by DP Knudten and a …
 
It's not a tumor! It's a podcast episode. (I thought that was obvious...) This week, Alec and Goggs from Movie the Podcast return to talk about culturally-resonant body builder / actor / politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. Topics include Hercules in New York, the 2003 California Gubernatorial Recall Election, Arnold Sports Festival and more. Plus, th…
 
This week, host Karen Han talks to voice actor and performer Erika Ishii, whose very long resume includes video games, animated series, and live action projects. In the interview, Erika explains their process of bringing video game characters to life–characters like Valkyrie in the game Apex Legends. Then Erika discusses diversity among both charac…
 
Join us as we catch up on our recent reads outside of book club, the books we're picking and choosing for ourselves. Laura enjoys The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting, declaring it 'unputdownable', and a good antidote to the brilliant but rather more serious novel The Sympathiser by Viet Thanh Nguyen (her Vancouver book club's pick). We'r…
 
A book launch is an exciting event in every author's journey. Before you send your baby into the world, are you confident your "Amazon Relevance Score" will serve you well? In this Florida Writer Podcast, book marketing expert Penny Sansevieri shares book launching tips from networking and platform building to ads and book pricing with host Alison …
 
How do we, as writers, turn raw emotions and observations into fiction? In this episode we interview Diana Evans (Ordinary People, 26a) about her creative process, how she discovered her true voice and how she creates characters. We also discuss practices that help Diana with writer's block, why she treats writing as a job and the importance of hav…
 
In this episode, we're joined by Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder and Miles Liebtag to discuss the 1987 debut novel YOU BRIGHT AND RISEN ANGELS: A CARTOON. Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder produces limited-edition artist’s books under the imprint of Coyote Bones Press and teaches at various institutions. Her research-based book works incorporate sculptural book st…
 
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