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Shelf Care Podcast, Episode 1: It’s a Podcast!

Shelf Care Podcast, Episode 1: It’s a Podcast!

As those of you who heard the sneak preview already knew, Booklist has a brand-new podcast! Hosted by Susan Maguire, senior editor for collection management and library outreach, Booklist’s Shelf Care will bring all things readers’ advisory, collection development, and reference right to your earbuds. Each episode will introduce you to rock-star librarians, hot topics in publishing, […]

Four Thousand Years of Literature, One Podcast

Four Thousand Years of Literature, One Podcast

  Anyone who enjoys reading can benefit from an understanding of literature past. Some may follow an early passion to study literature in depth and earn an English degree; many more who simply wish to familiarize themselves with foundational texts may read independently. Academics and amateurs alike can appreciate the literary lessons and discussions in […]

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This New Podcast Helps Readers Find JUST THE RIGHT BOOK

This New Podcast Helps Readers Find JUST THE RIGHT BOOK

It happened. Again. Even after you promised yourself you wouldn’t ever sink this low, not after last time. Yet, for reasons that escape you, you’re right back where you never wanted to be: You have nothing to read. Your book lineup has been depleted, you know all the novels on your shelves by heart, and […]

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S-TOWN, Chapters 1 and 2

S-TOWN, Chapters 1 and 2

Every small town has a square peg, a person who is definitely of the place while simultaneously defying it. John McLemore, the main character of S-Town, the new podcast from Serial Productions, is a particularly outsized example, one that seems to embody many archetypes in one person. There’s a high-minded, well-educated world-weariness about him like Ashley Wilkes […]

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Announcing Our Latest Recap: S-Town, the New Podcast from Serial Productions

Announcing Our Latest Recap: S-Town, the New Podcast from Serial Productions

A couple of years ago, a friend asked me if I was into some new podcast. Well, I’d listened to podcasts before, but I’d mostly encountered stream-of-consciousness-type chat podcasts that didn’t seem very compelling. This one was different, she said. “It’s called Serial, and it’s about a high school girl who got murdered years and years […]

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Seven Books for Fans of MISSING RICHARD SIMMONS

Seven Books for Fans of MISSING RICHARD SIMMONS

Did you know Richard Simmons is missing? Well, he is! Sort of. As the new podcast Missing Richard Simmons puts it, the beloved fitness guru “ghosted the world” back in 2014. The show delves into the reasons why he might have done so in the most suspenseful and entertaining way imaginable. (Are you listening to it? You should […]

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Middle-Aged Guys Who Suck at Reading

MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang and comic book- and visual artist Thien Pham collaborated on the 2011 graphic novel, Level Up. More recently, they teamed up to produce the Middle-Aged Asian Guy Book Club video podcast, sponsored by Reading Rockets, in order to share their newfound love of YA romance novels. (Aww.) First up: Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park. During […]

The Oral History Podcast 17: YA Sex Scenes

The Oral History Podcast 17: YA Sex Scenes

In this episode of The Oral History Podcast, we discuss issues of craft and the questions involved in YA sex scenes—whether you’re reading or writing them. Tell us what you think on Twitter @CarrieMesrobian and @ChristaDesir, or via email (feedback AT theoralhistorypodcast DOT com). Click to subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher.   SHOW NOTES Our Current […]

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 16: Clean Reads and Porn

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 16: Clean Reads and Porn

In this episode of The Oral History Podcast, we discuss the idea of “clean reads” as well as porn in fiction and in the lives of adolescents. Don’t panic: we’re not recommending porn films, just examining the role porn plays in adolescent and adult sexuality with respect to formal and informal methods of transmitting information […]

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 15: Romantic Tropes

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 15: Romantic Tropes

In this episode of The Oral History Podcast, we depart from our usual analysis of YA literature and instead discuss adult romance-novel tropes that persistently beguile and bedevil us. If you’ve got a romance trope that you love (or love to hate) we’d love to hear about it. Find us on Twitter at @CarrieMesrobian and @ChristaDesir, or […]