It’s another edition of Ali’s Book Club! Today, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow spends the hour with Leesa Cross-Smith to discuss her latest novel, This Close to Okay, which explores topics like mental health and the importance of human connection through the story of two strangers who spend a healing weekend together. Leesa Cross-Smith is a […]
The radical publishing industry faces increasing challenges, both due to the pandemic and the current political landscape. For today’s show, Allen sits down with Ramsey Kanaan, co-founder and publisher of Oakland-based PM Press, to get the lay of the land on independent book publishing and distribution and the ongoing challenges and opportunities of disseminating alternative […]
In case you missed it, yesterday was National Book Lovers Day. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster explores the passions and behaviors of the modern “bibliophile,” and he delves into the positive effects of surrounding yourself with books.
For many people, books provide comfort, distraction, or a window into another world—something we could all use a little bit more of these days. Today’s show explores how readers are accessing books and supporting local bookstores and literary events in new ways, from the distance. First, we talk to Joanne Berg, Jayne Rowsam, and Charlotte Colaluca […]
For today’s holiday edition, co-hosts Richelle Wilson and Nate Carlin look back on some of the notable moments in arts and culture in 2019—the books, movies, and TV that generated important conversations about what we value in society. With the input of listeners, they take up the effect of mega box-office hits on cinema and […]
Every December, Patty has a tradition of looking at the year in books with Joanne Berg and Jayne Rowsam of independent bookstore Mystery to Me. Today on the show, they talk about some of their favorites in mysteries and other fiction, non-fiction, children’s and YA literature, cookbooks, and more. They also touch on Mystery to Me’s bilingual book club, […]