By Book Riot
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An audio documentary series about books, reading, and language.
||Clean#4: The United States V. One Book Called "Ulysses"||In this episode, the story of how an unlikely cast of characters brought James Joyce's Ulysses to America, got it legalized, and changed how we understand what literature can do. This episode is sponsored by: You Don't Have to Say You...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: The World's Most Glamorous Librarian||In this episode: the life of Belle da Costa Greene, the most glamorous and influential librarian in early 20th Century America, who kept a life-long secret that would have ended her career. This episode is sponsored by: Careers for Women...||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: How Did Independent Bookstores Avoid Going Extinct?||In this episode, we look at the remarkable turnaround in independent bookstores in the U.S. After thousands closed from 1995 to 2008, over the last decade more bookstores are setting up shop...and staying open. How did it happen? And will it continue?...||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: Is It 1984 Yet?||In this inaugural episode, we consider the resurgence of interest in George Orwell's 1984, and the story of how 1984 came to be in the first place. This episode is sponsored by: Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by Al Franken Gather the...||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnotated Ep. #0: Introducing Annotated||This is a teaser/preview of the first episode of Annotated, Book Riot's new audio documentary series about books, reading, and language. Episode 1 will be released June 29th and explore the history and continuing influence of George Orwell's...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The Book Podcast You've Been Waiting For
Bookriot never disappoints, but this is really excellent. This isn't another chat podcast but a scripted, researched and insightful deep dive into a bookish topic. Definitely worth your time!
For fans of Invisibilia, Planet Money, etc. but BOOKS
Book RIot podcat hosts Jeff and Rebecca pivot from a chat show format into a scripted, investigative format for this new show - and it is great! I really enjoyed their deep-dive into Orwell's creation of 1984 and how the book has become scarily relevant again (who knew that about the movie adaptation?). And that was just the first episode. Looking forward to the rest of the season :)
Book Riot does it again. Annotated takes one deep into a literary title, providing historical context for the work, insight into the author, and an understanding of the title's significance. Looking forward to future episodes!