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The Book Review

By The New York Times

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The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.

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Great Books+Great Book Reviews=Incredible Podcast

I love this podcast! I cannot get enough of it! The reviews provide context and background to really help the listener understand what the book is about and its larger literary and societal significance.

MY FAVORITE of the podcasts I listen to weekly

Although I love books, I don't have much time to read these days. The NYT Book Review podcast allows me to keep up-to-date with newly published books through interviews of a book's author or reviewer. Worth far more than the 20 minutes it takes to listen to it. I've been able to identify several great books to send as gifts by listening to the Review Podcast over the last couple of months. This is my favorite of the 10-12 podcasts I listen to weekly.

Losing Its Energy

Pamela Paul seems BUMMED OUT. Maybe she's just finding her way as the new head honcho, but she conveys zero enthusiasm for this podcasting gig, and her indifference has sucked the life out of what used to be a lively, quick-thinking show. I mean, as much as Sam Tanenhaus may have occasionally given off a creepy-uncle vibe, at least there was some bounce in his voice, some energy and direction in his interviews. He embraced his role as the peppy, cheesy master of ceremonies. Is Pamela Paul too cool to do something similar? Anyway, I've been a long-time listener, and will continue to be a podcast subscriber, but I hope someone in the control room tells Paul to force herself to smile as she speaks (an old radio broadcaster's trick, I think) and gives her a few Brooke Gladstone tapes.

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  • Category: Literature
  • Language: English

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