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Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) 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 their hands. Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com
 
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 ...
 
Pillow Talking: a narrative podcast about real-life bedroom conversations. Narrated and produced by Violeta Balhas, these first-person accounts reveal the many facets of intimacy and relationships – including our own. Find out more and submit your story at https://pillowtalkingproject.com/
 
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/
 
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
 
Simplify is a podcast for anyone who’s taken a close look at their habits, their happiness, their relationships, or their health and thought, “There’s got to be a better way to do this.” Hear ideas that get you to better from Gretchen Rubin, David Allen, Rebecca Traister, Dan Savage, Seth Godin and many more. Hosted by Caitlin Schiller and Ben Schuman-Stoler. Brought to you by Blinkist.
 
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.
 
Looking for great nonfiction that's insightful, inspiring, and uplifting? Nonfiction4Life is your source! Listen to Janet interview authors who share compelling true stories captured in biographies and memoirs and others discuss great ideas for living well. Topics include health & wellness, personal development, business & entrepreneurship, home & family, and community-building. From long-standing classics to new releases, we offer something good for everyone!
 
Marlon and Jake Read Dead People is a podcast hosted by the Man Booker Prize-winning and internationally bestselling author Marlon James and his editor, Jake Morrissey, Executive Editor at Riverhead Books. In each episode, Marlon and Jake talk about authors—specifically dead authors. Authors they like. Authors they hate. Great books, terrible books, and books they love that you’d never expect them to. As a writer and an editor, Marlon and Jake have read thousands of books between them, and t ...
 
The Creative Writers Toolbelt gives practical accessible advice and encouragement to Creative writers. Each episode explores an aspect of creative writing technique, with examples, allowing you to apply what you learn immediately to your writing. We also throw in the occasional interview with writers and other artists, exploring their wisdom on subjects like story, style, character and the writing process
 
Wild Thing is a podcast about the strange and unusual things that capture our imaginations. It’s about the relationship between science and society. It’s about wild places, wild people, and wild ideas. Because whether it’s seeking out Bigfoot, in season one, or gazing skyward to look for extraterrestrial life in season two, the search for the unknown helps us better understand ourselves. Each episode, host Laura Krantz takes us through the latest chapter, which builds on previous ones, so it ...
 
Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include how to swim, Navajo silversmithing, the sun, begonias and ferns, Martin Luther, U.S. Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, Captain Cook's exploration of Botany Bay, General James Wolfe, and Moravian missionaries in Labrador. (summary by Sue Anderson)
 
Good friends talking about everything in general and nothing in particular. Occasionally thoughtful, often silly and mostly inconsequential. It won't change your life but it might make your day. The cast of Charbroiled Chats includes novelists, journalists, marketers, copywriters, editors, photographers, IT specialists, painters and a sewist. Which is odd because there are only three of them. It’s hard to sort out who does what but if you’re still curious, this probably won’t help: GRACE is ...
 
Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, blow-pipe weapons, Oriental china; impressions of America by Enrico Caruso, Oscar Wilde, and Charles W. Eliot; Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass; film directors Ernst Lubitsch and King Vidor; architect Louis Sullivan; Roe vs. Wade, women's rights; microphobia, the Boy Scouts, Kentucky's blue-grass region, and wintry weather. (Summary by Sue Anderson)
 
With most of the entirety of the published journal's contents read aloud by the authors, the FENCE audiobook/podcast continues to push boundaries in literary publishing. In continuous publication since 1998, Fence is a biannual print journal of poetry, fiction, art, and criticism that redefines the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. FENCE is committed to publishing ...
 
Bar Flies features Arizona writers of all backgrounds performing their work – sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always memorable. And always an experience, accompanied by a theme and a playlist. The Bar Flies podcast brings you a taste of that, minus the drinks. You can see Bar Flies live monthly at Valley Bar.
 
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Jess Phoenix (@JessPhoenix2018) is a volcanologist and the author of Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life (Timber Press, 2021). Lots of great stuff here. Social Media: @creativenonfictionpodcast on IG and @CNFPod on Twitter. Patreon: patreon.com/cnfpod Sponsor help: mfa.wvwc.edu and thefacingprojectpress.submittable.com…
 
Hard branding hard rocker Carey Balogh is back for a 2nd half conversation with host DP Knudten about why her personal brand color palette is both so strategically consistent AND so “I never really thought about it” organic, and how for her, authentic branding all comes down to the way it fits. Learn more about and connect with Carey at www.brandgr…
 
Irish theologian, storyteller, poet, conflict mediator, and host of the podcast Poetry Unbound Pádraig Ó Tuama joins David to discuss the role of both narrative storytelling and poetry in relationship to encountering ‘the other.’ How can the stories we tell about ourselves prevent us from seeing who we are, from being open to accountability and cha…
 
Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviewed Childress and Wente in September 2020 by teleconference for a panel titled Creating a Better Documentary Industry at the TIFF Industry Conference. This podcast excerpts the heart of the conversation as they confront questions of capitalism, journalistic objectivity and how to create meaningful change.…
 
How do you become immortal? Be a student in Ann Brooks's 3rd-grade class. Psychological Thriller author Ann Brooks has branched into the territory of Young Adult Fantasy inspired by her students. When they discovered she was an author, they wanted in--of course, they aren't quite YA readers yet, but in a few short years, they will discover themselv…
 
It’s every novelist’s greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so back to square one they go for a total rewrite. What's your approach when this happens to you? You might think you have only two choices here: pantsing, which i…
 
This week Kim and Alice interview nonfiction powerhouse Mary Roach about renegade animals, tiger penises, and her amazing use of footnotes. Plus, new nonfiction about Chicago, online shopping, and segregation. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Follow Up The Quiet Zone: Unra…
 
In Factoids Part 2, it becomes even more obvious that we haven’t a clue. Charbroiled Chats won't change your life but it might make your day. Good friends talking about everything in general and nothing in particular. Occasionally thoughtful, often silly and mostly inconsequential. The cast of Charbroiled Chats includes novelists, journalists, mark…
 
At the end of Season 2, our hosts unboxed some advanced reader copies of new books and assigned one to each other. In this episode our hosts are back from hiatus with their homework. It took the dark humor of a lesbian atheist with a penchant for death, but we finally got genuine laughs out of Chris. After reading Everyone in This Room Will Someday…
 
Jeff and Seth return to the show to talk about FILM ADAPTATIONS. We discuss Dune, The Hobbit Trilogy, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Watchmen and more. We play I See What You Did There and Thunderdome. But we fail to discuss those delightful novelizations of film adaptations of already existing properties... Rats! Check out Seth at Meow Wolf …
 
Featuring the work of FENCE 37/38 contributors. In this episode, we begin with the poet Delicia Daniels, reading with the eerie lulling sound of the sea from poems based on chilling research into antebellum law archives. Next up is Jordan E. Franklin, reading the exuberant poem, "Sometime in January (after David Bowie)." Josh May reads his poems "d…
 
Mystery writers think differently. When they walk to the beach, they consider multiple ways a body or two might wash up on a beach. In this edition of the Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen chats with 2019 RPLA Mystery and Suspense Writer of the Year JC Gatlin. Discover his process for plotting and avoiding writer's block and some lessons o…
 
Featuring the work of FENCE 37/38 contributors. The poems "celery" and "What's Wrong with?" by Stine An, "Lover's Trilogy" by Zosia Wiatr, "Lil Miquela," "Sunnyvale," "Bad Actors," and "Confessionalisms" by Caitlyn Tella. poems " The story "As Something Breaks" by Sara Duff. Also including the music of KIKA, whose numerous songs, such as the two in…
 
Allison K. Williams returns to talk about her new book Seven Drafts: Self-Edit Like a Pro from Blank Page to Book (Woodhall Press, 2021). She's @GuerillaMemoir on social media. Thanks to West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing for the support. Social Media: @CNFPod Patreon: patreon.com/cnfpod Show notes/newsletter: brendanomeara.co…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “Mulberry and Owl” by Aliette de Bodard, as read by Joy Piedmont Poetry: “The Captain Flies” by Avi Silver, as read by Erika Ensign Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Aliette de Bodard Song: "I Am Out Here" by Sarah Pinsker Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You c…
 
Audrey Morris, one of the people I chat with most in Instagram about books and baking, joins me to talk books. She also shares about some award lists that have her looking forward to the next few months. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 228: Full of Secrets Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podc…
 
For this one, we had two producers of the new McSweeney's issue into the Damn Library hyper-verse: Julie Shapiro from Radiotopia and Claire Boyle from McSweeney's. We talk all about this "box of stuff" they produced - from how it feels to curate the 64th edition of this storied literary magazine, to putting audio together, to collaboration, and mor…
 
PR maven turned brand evangelist Carey Balogh joins host DP Knudten for a fun conversation about how her background in luxury fashion in Milan more than prepared her for marketing HVAC and architecture clients back in the Big Apple. Learn more about and connect with Carey at www.brandgroupies.com ++++++ The NONFICTION BRAND podcast is hosted by DP …
 
This week, I look at Hell of a Book by Jason Mott, Mrs. March by Virginia Feito and other great books! Books Recommended: Hell of a Book by Jason Mott The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley The Photographer by Marie Dixie Carter Ghosts by Dolly Alderton Mrs. March by Virginia Feito Other Books Mentioned: The English Patient by Michael Ondaji Animal by Lisa…
 
We love to idolize them, and then we love to destroy them when they start having ideas and perspectives... This week, we're talking about Starlets with returning guests (and podcast fam) Kate Dellis and Mike Gravagno. We play I See What You Did There, FMK and Thunderdome, and discuss starlets like Jean Seberg, Anna May Wong, Zendaya and Florence Pu…
 
Andy Weir blew everyone away with his first book The Martian. So when his newest book was a return to space, we were excited to read it. But it wasn’t what we were expecting… in a great way. This month, we’re reading Project Hail Mary and discussing why it felt so much like one of our favorite book series; for obvious reasons. Our next book will be…
 
Curious about #PitchWars and #PitMad on Twitter? Don't know what it is or want to learn more? In this week's edition of the Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen chats with Sarah Nicolas about these Twitter events along with Sarah's top 4 things every writer's website needs and how to create spectacular book covers. Sarah Nicolas is a recoveri…
 
Earl Swift, author of Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings, returns to talk about his latest book. Sponsor help: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing Membership: patreon.com/cnfpod Social Media: @CNFPodBy Brendan O'Meara
 
Rob Swiatek introduces us to MUFON—the Mutual UFO Network—whose mission is to collect reports of and investigate UFO sightings all over the US and the world. Swiatek has been with MUFON for decades and explains how the organization works and what they're looking for. *Wild Thing premium members get access to all of season 2, ad free, plus early acc…
 
The latest book by Palestinian novelist Adania Shibli, Minor Detail, was a finalist for the National Book Award for Translated Literature, and longlisted for the International Booker Prize. Shibli talks about what it means that she doesn’t write about Palestine but rather from Palestine. And why for her, as a writer, so many of the questions of col…
 
Prepare for what might be Marlon & Jake’s most controversial hot takes yet, as they travel back through the last four hundred years to decide which dead authors from each century stand the test of time and which can be left to gather dust on the shelf. Where do they fall on Paradise Lost? Who triumphs in the battle of the poets v. novelists of the …
 
You’re likely familiar with the term “safe harbor.” Figuratively, it’s any place or situation that offers refuge or protection. Literally, it’s a harbor where ships can stay safe—whether from a storm, or pirates or during war. What about “Leaving the Safe Harbor?” Why would we DO that??? Our guest today knows a thing or two about leaving the safe h…
 
SUMMARY Canadian astronaut, author, and CEO Dave Williams in Leadership Moments from NASA: Achieving the Impossible examines the resilient culture and diverse leadership styles at NASA. In an organization where decisions can literally be matters of life and death, leadership styles matter! Using oral histories and interviews, Dave Williams and his …
 
Nile Capello (@liketheriver) is the writer and reporter behind The Atavist Magazine story 'The Girl in the Picture.' We talk about true crime as self-preservation and how she vets out her stories. We also talk to editor-in-chief Seyward Darby. To read the piece, visit magazine.atavist.com.By Brendan O'Meara
 
This week Alice and Kim browse the library and find some surprising nonfiction reads. Follow For Real using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. For more nonfiction recommendations, sign up for our True Story newsletter, edited by Alice Burton. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate c…
 
Mark describes designing and making jewelry as “playing with fire and smacking the shit out of metal”. Turns out it’s a little more complicated than that. Charbroiled Chats won't change your life but it might make your day. Good friends talking about everything in general and nothing in particular. Occasionally thoughtful, often silly and mostly in…
 
Connie Whitman is back for a 2nd half conversation with host DP Knudten about how when you come from a place of love, care and respect, your sales take care of themselves by creating a relationship or…wait for it…mutual love, care and respect—and multiple transactions and referrals. Learn more about Connie at www.whitmanassoc.com and take her compl…
 
The Las Vegas version of Strange Days Indeed introduces us to characters whose peculiar actions leave the host wondering what the story was behind those moments when strangers crossed paths. The host's interactions, direct and indirect, raise questions that may never be answered, and most likely will not be forgotten.…
 
We're always trying to create order from chaos, we silly humans. There's a whole field of study / theory associated with it! And we're talking about it this week because our theme is TAXONOMY! Authors William M Brandon III and Jordan A Rothacker face off over topics like Nosology, the Dewey Decimal System, Folksonomy, the Cube Rule and more! Plus a…
 
What do you do when you look at the bookshelves and don't see any books that "speak to you?" You write them! In this episode of the Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen chats with MJ Fievre about her self-empowerment books for black girls and young adults: The Badass Black Girl series. MJ Fievre is the bestselling author of the Badass Black G…
 
Ruby McConnell is the author of Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life and A Woman's Guide to the Wild. She is @rubygonewild on Twitter and Instagram. Show notes are at brendanomeara.com and you can support the show by heading to patreon.com/cnfpod. Thanks to West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing for the support.…
 
In the Same Breath is a strikingly original analysis of the early days of the pandemic as it unfolded in China and the United States. Filmmaker Nanfu Wang draws upon multiple sources of footage to study how governments shaped the messaging about coronavirus and how they missed opportunities to limit the virus.…
 
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