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For Real is a biweekly nonfiction podcast that puts the spotlight on new books and old favorites that tell it like it is, or at least try to.
||Clean20: #20 A Nonfiction Holiday Gift Guide||In this week’s episode, Kim and Alice share a few last November new books, then jump into a holiday gift guide with recommendations for history buffs, video gamers, wine aficionados, nature lovers and more.||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: #19 Book Award Season!||This week, Alice + Kim talk book award shortlist and longlist favorites, colonialism, the end of megafauna, and more.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: #18 Great Young Adult Nonfiction||In this episode, Kim and Alice dive into some great young adult nonfiction reads and consider true stories connected to current events like Harry and Meagan’s royal visit to Australia and debates about immigration.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: #17 True Crime Book Bonanza||This week, Alice and Kim discuss arson, mesmerism, and murder in a true crime-themed episode. Find your scary nonfiction here this month on For Real. This week’s episode is sponsored by Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita by Tim Federle, and The Golden Boy: A Doctor’s Journey With Addiction by Grant Matheson. Don’t forget to check out Book Riot’s new subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes. Visit mytbr.co to learn more. FOLLOW UP Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-Class Metropolis by Sam Anderson NEW BOOKS The Library Book by Susan Orlean Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter Noncompliant: A Lone Whistleblower Exposes the Giants of Wall Street by Carmen Segarra My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown by Nathaniel Philbrick Impeachment: An American History by by Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, Peter Baker, and Jeffrey Engel WEEKLY THEME: True Crime Bonanza The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder and a Daughter’s Search by Sarah Perry I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara The Infamous Harry Hayward: A True Account of Murder and Mesmerism in Gilded Age Minneapolis by Shawn Francis Peters American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse SEGMENT THREE: Short Nonfiction II Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions by Valeria Luiselli My Friend Dahmer by Derk Backderf Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit READING NOW Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister The Good Pig by Sy Montgomery In Cold Blood by Truman Capote EXTRAS Allie Brosh/Felicia Day Interview||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: #16 True Stories of the Supernatural||This week, Kim and Alice share some books that try to find the truth behind the supernatural or that might be perfect haunting reading in October. This episode is sponsored by Oxford University Press, LibraryReads, and TBR, Book Riot's new subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes. NEW BOOKS Behold, America: The Entangled History of "America First" and "the American Dream" by Sarah Churchwell The Ravenmaster: My Life With the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister Feuding Fan Dancers: Faith Bacon, Sally Rand, and the Golden Age of the Showgirl by Leslie Zemeckis Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar Six By Ten: Stories from Solitary, edited by Taylor Pendergrass TRUE STORIES OF THE SUPERNATURAL Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death by Deborah Blum The Secret History of the Jersey Devil: How Quakers, Hucksters, and Benjamin Franklin Created a Monster by Brian Regal and Frank J. Esposito American Ghost: A Family's Extraordinary History on the Desert Frontier by Hannah Nordhaus The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke RIP READING CHALLENGE Readers Imbibing Peril Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey READING NOW Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up, and the Making of the Atomic Bomb by Peter Watson||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: #15 Cozy Nonfiction for Fall||This episode of For Real is sponsored by The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King and The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman. FOLLOW UP READS The Class by Heather Won Tesario NEW BOOKS The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy by Paige Williams Call Them By Their True Names by Rebecca Solnit Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply by Mark Schapiro The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing by Merve Emre The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War by Joanne Freeman The Art of Logic in an Illogical World by Eugenia Cheng She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak, edited by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan, Rafeeat Aliyu WEEKLY THEME: Cozy Nonfiction for Fall House of Stone by Anthony Shadid The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman Travels With Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck SEGMENT THREE: Great Subtitles Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal by Jack Kelly The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek READING NOW 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Katy Butler QUESTIONS/COMMENTS? Find us on Twitter @itsalicetime and @kimthedork||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: #14 Labor Day and Stories About Work||In this week's episode, Kim and guest co-host Sharifah recommend books by people with interesting jobs and personal essay collections by smart and funny women. This episode is sponsored by Unapologetic by Charlene A Carruthers and Elizabeth Warren by Antonia Felix. Book Riot also wants to know about your reading habits. Hop over and take our Fall Reader Survey before Sept. 10 for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Book Riot Store: bookriot.com/fallsurvey NEW BOOKS To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope by Jeanne Marie Laskas “Dear Mr. President” by Jeanne Marie Laskas in the Guardian Ten Letters by Eli Saslow Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? by Alyssa Mastromonaco The Class by Heather Won Tesoriero I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan by Khalida Brohi Bureau of Spies by Steven T. Usdin The Provocative Colette by Annie Goetzinger Not Quite Not White by Sharmila Sen LABOR DAY/STORIES OF WORK Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty This is Just My Face by Gabourey Sidibe It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario MOSTLY FUNNY PERSONAL ESSAYS We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby A Field Guide to Awkward Silences by Alexandra Petri Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul READING NOW Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood The Infamous Harry Hayward by Shawn Francis Peters||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: #13 Suffragists, Suffragettes, and Winning the Vote!||This week, Kim and Alice take a deep dive into books about the campaign for women's suffrage and the passage of the 19th Amendment in August 1920. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Girl Boner: The Good Girl’s Guide to Sexual Empowerment by August McLaughlin, and Tragedy Plus Time by Adam Cayton-Holland. NEW BOOKS A Deal with the Devil: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History by Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man by Thomas Page McBee Reader, Come Home: The Fate of the Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin Proud: My Fight for An Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad The Kill Jar: Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit’s Most Notorious Serial Killer by J. Reuben Appelman WEEKLY THEME: WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE News: Hillary Clinton, Steven Spielberg Bringing Women's Voting Drama to TV For fun: Bad Romance - Women's Suffrage The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot by Mary Walton The Myth of Seneca Falls by Lisa Tetrault Quick Hits: Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State by Susan Goodier / Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life by Sally G. McMillen / Fighting Chance: The Struggle Over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America by Faye E. Dudden / To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells by Linda O. McMurry / Frances Willard: A Biography by Ruth Bordin / The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson FICTION/NONFICTION Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland Singapore: Unlikely Power by John Curtis Perry The Dinner List by Rebecca Searle Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson (2010) The Slenderman Mysteries: An Internet Urban Legend Comes to Life by Nick Redfern The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Pilgrim’s Wilderness by Tom Kizzia READING NOW Yes We (Still) Can by Dan Pfeiffer Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler Forever Nerdy by Brian Posen||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: #12 Scandal!||This week, Kim and Alice talk presidential scandals, Victorian affairs, and the inside scoop on the Jell-O dynasty.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: #11 Nonfiction Beach Reads||This week, Kim and Alice take a deep dive into types of nonfiction that are great for reading at the beach -- stunt and celebrity memoirs, science and nature stories, and historical true crime reads. While you’re here, don’t forget Book Riot’s YA giveaway! Go here to win $500 of the year’s best YA fiction and nonfiction: bookriot.com/500yagiveaway. FOLLOW UP From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar Drinking in America by Mark Edward Lender NEW BOOKS Barons of the Sea by Steven Ujifusa Blood and Ivy by Paul Collins A Bite-Sized History of France by Stephane Henaut (translated by Jeni Mitchell) Killing It: An Education by Camas Davis NONFICTION BEACH READS Stunt Memoirs! My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes The Lunatic Express by Carl Hoffman Nature/Science Books! A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery Light/Historical True Crime! The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. The Girls of Murder City by Douglas Perry Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett Comedy Memoirs! Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir by Eddie Huang I Know I Am But What Are You by Samantha Bee Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’All Don’t Even Know by Retta READING NOW Bad Blood by John Carreyrou Fighting Chance by Faye Dudden OTHER Ask a Slave (web series)||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: #10 Revolutionary History!||This week, Alice and Kim talk Revolutionary War history, Persian empresses, and the tragic fire that society buried. While you're here, don’t forget Book Riot’s YA giveaway! Go here to win $500 of the year’s best YA fiction and nonfiction. bookriot.com/500yagiveaway NEW BOOKS Don't You Ever by Mary Carter Bishop Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire by Robert E. Fiesler Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan by Ruby Lal No One Tells You This: A Memoir by Glynnis MacNicol From the Corner of the Oval by Rebecca Dorey-Stein WEEKLY THEME: Revolutionary History Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America by Catherine Kerrison Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar SEGMENT THREE: Fiction/Nonfiction The Ensemble by Aja Gabel Gone by Min Kym The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte How to Build a Dinosaur: The New Science of Reverse Evolution by Jack Horner and James Gorman READING NOW Stalking God by Anjali Kumar Drinking in America: A History by Mark Edward Lender OTHER Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell Age of Jackson Podcast||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: #9 Pride Month!||This week, Kim and Alice dive into some new books and backlist reads to read during Pride Month (although, of course, they’re also great any time!). This week’s episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Annotated, an audio documentary podcast series about books, language, and reading. Give it a listen! NEW BOOKS Alone Time by Stephanie Rosenbloom Troublesome Science by Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall The Ambition Decisions by Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace 90s Bitch by Allison Yarrow Squeezed by Alissa Quart PRIDE MONTH! Dear John, I Love Jane by Candace Walsh Does Jesus Really Love Me? by Jeff Chu Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality by Jack Rogers Surpassing the Love of Men by Lillian Faderman Tomorrow Will be Different by Sarah McBride Then Comes Marriage by Roberta Kaplan with Lisa Dickey The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich READING NOW Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer OTHER TITLES Momo by Michael Ende||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: #8 The Nonfiction of Book Expo||This week, Kim and Alice do a recap of some of the best nonfiction of Book Expo America, the publishing industry's big trade show each spring. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Annotated and Recommended podcasts. Give them a listen! And don’t forget that Book Riot is giving away a $500 gift card to the bookstore of your choice. Go to bookriot.com/bookstore500 before June 21 to enter. FOLLOW UP Locking Up Our Own by James Forman Jr. Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmeri Bombay Anna by Susan Morgan NEW BOOKS What Would the Great Economists Do? by Linda Yueh (June 5, Picador) The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler (June 5, Doubleday) First in Line by Kate Andersen Brower (June 5, Harper) Woman at the Devil’s Door by Sarah Beth Hopton (June 1, Indiana University Press) BOOK EXPO The Impatient Dr. Lange by Seema Yasmin (July 2018, Johns Hopkins University Press) Call Them By Their True Names by Rebecca Solnit (September 2018, Haymarket) American Prisons by Shane Bauer (September 2018, Penguin) One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson (September 2018, Bloomsbury) Black Flags, Blue Waters by Eric Jay Dolin (September 2018, Liveright) Born Criminal by Angelica Shirley Carpenter (September 2018, South Dakota Historical Society Press) Interior States by Meghan O'Gieblyn (October 2018, Anchor Books) 8-Bit Apocalypse by Alex Rubens (October 2018, Overlook Press) How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England by Ruth Goodman (October 2018, Liveright) BEA EDITOR'S BUZZ (Nonfiction) Small Animals by Kim Brooks (August 21, Flatiron Books) The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman (Sept. 11, Ecco/HarperCollins) There Will Be No Miracles Here by Casey Gerald (October 2, Riverhead Books) Maid by Stephanie Land (January 2019, Hachette Books) READING NOW City of Devils by Paul French (July 2018, Picador) The Truth About Animals by Lucy Cooke OTHER TITLES Sioux Women by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Newjack by Ted Conover Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: #7 Memorial Day Inspired Reads||This week, Kim and Alice talk about books related to Memorial Day, lady serial killers, and some capital "R" Romantics. This episode is sponsored by American Fire by Monica Hesse. Follow Up Damnation Island and Imperfect Harmony by Stacy Horn New Books So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know by Retta Baracoon by Zora Neal Hurston Great American Outpost by Maya Rao Like a Mother by Angela Garbes Feminist Freedom Warriors by Chandra Mohanty and Linda Carty Weekly Theme: Memorial Day Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel Drift by Rachel Maddow Mum's Army by Winifred Philips Ashley's War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon A Life in Secrets by Sarah Helm Fiction/Nonfiction Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye Lady Killers by Tori Telfer Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart by Claire Harman Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Romantic Outlaws by Charlotte Gordon Reading Now Bombay Anna by Susan Morgan Locking Up Our Own by James Forman Jr. Don't forget! Book Riot is giving away $500 to the bookstore of your choice. Visit bookriot.com/bookstore500 to enter!||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: #6: British Royals Past and Present||This week, Kim and Alice chat about the British royals they love (and love to hate), graphic memoirs (comics, not dirty stuff), and new books on Christianity, historical hospitals and Los Angeles. Follow Up Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman New Books The Darkening Age by Catherine Nixey (April 17 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Damnation Island by Stacy Horn (May 15 from Algonquin) The Mirage Factory by Gary Krist (May 15 from Crown) Not that Bad, edited by Roxane Gay (May 1 from Harper) British Royals Past and Present Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird Elizabeth and Leicester by Sarah Gristwood Princes at War by Deborah Cadbury Game of Crowns by Christopher Andersen Mary, Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure by Jenny Wormald Penguin Monarchs series Graphic Memoirs Marbles by Ellen Forney Displacement: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley A Bintel Brief by Liana Finck Rolling Blackouts by Sarah Glidden Tomboy by Liz Prince Mentioned briefly and recommended -- Maus by Art Spiegelman and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi What We're Reading Now I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong (and his article on gender balance in reporting) Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmeri (and her interview on NPR's It's Been a Minute podcast) The Escape of Charles II: After the Battle of Worcester by Richard Ollard||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: #5 Mother's Day and the Busman's MBA||Kim is joined by guest co-host Jeff O'Neal to talk about two of the biggest nonfiction-related news stories of the year, along with books for Mother's Day and Jeff's Busman's MBA. This episode is sponsored by The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind by Barbara K. Lipska. Follow Up and Nonfiction News A Higher Loyalty sells 600,000 copies in the first week! The Golden State Killer has been caught! New Books The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil (April 24 from Crown) Minority Leader by Stacey Abrams (April 24 from Henry Holt) Beneath a Ruthless Sun by Gilbert King (April 24 from Riverhead) The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson (April 24 from Viking) Weekly Theme: Mother's Day Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton Stuck in the Middle With You by Jennifer Finney Boylan Hammer Head by Nina MacLaughlin The Busman's MBA Back to Work podcast by Dan Benjamin and Merlin Mann Getting Things Done by David Allen Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William L. Ury Radical Candor by Kim Scott Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman The Distraction Addiction by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi Reading Now Odd Girl Out by Laura James The Power of Different by Gail Saltz Neurotribes by Steve Silberman||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Jesmyn Ward Recommends||Please enjoy this bonus excerpt, courtesy of the Recommended podcast, featuring Jesmyn Ward recommending Edward E. Baptist's The Half Has Never Been Told.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: #4 Short Nonfiction You Can Readathon||--||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: #3: We Heart Television (and Also Books)||This week, Kim and Alice chat about the Victorian computer, an obsessive tennis coach, and how long we should hold onto those Beanie Babies.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Spring Has Sprung||This week, Alice and Kim talking about Jane Austen superfans, snuffbox mussels and the rare "dragon fish," and books to give some context to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida and subsequent student activism. This episode is sponsored by: She Caused a Riot by Hannah Jewell Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs New Releases Camp Austen by Ted Scheinman (March 6 from FSG Originals) The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss (March 6 from Viking) Visionary Women by Andrea Barnet (March 13 from Ecco) The Last Wild Men of Borneo by Carl Hoffman (March 6 from William Morrow) Disappointment River by Brian Castner (March 13 from Doubleday) There Are No Dead Here by Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno (February 27 from Nation Books) Theme of the Week: Spring Has Sprung Wild and Rare by Adam Regn Arvidson The Meadowlands by Robert Sullivan The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver Current Events Reads: Guns and Student Activism Columbine by Dave Cullen Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge Witness the Revolution by Clara Bingham What We're Reading Political Tribes by Amy Chua Grant by Ron Chernow The Dragon Behind the Glass by Emily Voigt The Extra Stuff Books mentioned in passing: The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs Coming to My Senses by Alice Waters The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert Animals you might be curious about: Snuffbox mussels Asian arowana aka “dragon fish"||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: International Women's Day||This week, Alice and Kim discuss Idaho extremists, the women who made the internet, and how closely you should identify with Lord Byron (among other things). We're sponsored this week by: She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It by Mackenzi Lee Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs NEW RELEASES Educated by Tara Westover (February 20th, 2018) Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans (March 6, 2018) Fisherman's Blues by Anna Badkhen (March 13, 2018) The Wonder Down Under: The Insider's Guide to the Anatomy, Biology, and Reality of the Vagina by Ellen Støkken Dahl and Nina Brochmann (March 6, 2018) THEME OF THE WEEK: International Women's Day In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War by Leymah Gbowee A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa by Alexis Okeowo FICTION/NONFICTION White Houses by Amy Bloom Eleanor and Hick by Susan Quinn Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates and World of Wakanda by Roxane Gay Who Is the Black Panther by Jesse Holland Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack WHAT WE'RE READING I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara Double Bind: Women on Ambition by Robin Romm THE EXTRA STUFF Books mentioned in passing: The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt The Radium Girls by Kate Virgin: The Untouched History by Hanne Blank Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim Other Media: The Dork Forest podcast (Michelle McNamara episodes) 100 Must-Read Titles About Women's History||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Heart Nonfiction||Kim Ukura and Alice Burton introduce For Real and talk favorite types of nonfiction and what they're reading now.||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
So glad this podcast was created!
I enjoy most of the Bookriot podcasts, but have to admit that I have no interest in YA or SFF, so I was refreshing to find this podcast dedicated to those that enjoy all forms of non-fiction! My TBR has already been stretched to capacity after only a few episodes. Looking forward to more for them ladies. ♥️♥️
Great book recs
Kim and Alice are wonderful hosts with excellent book recs. They keep the show entertaining - I definitely love listening to them. This is one show I look forward to and listen to as soon as it comes out, and I always come away with at least a few additions to my books-to-read list!
I’m so happy that BookRiot has come out with a nonfiction books recommendation podcast to match their other genre specific shows. The ladies who host this one are also, in my opinion, the best hosts in the BR family. They are mostly prepared and don’t wander off topic. I get lots of great recommends from the show.