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 Jul 18, 2018

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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.

Episode Date
Poetry & Politics
00:58:27

The Book Review’s poetry editor, Gregory Cowles, discusses Tracy K. Smith’s essay about political poetry and more from this week’s special issue; and Maria Russo discusses the best children's books of 2018.

Dec 14, 2018
Immaturity in American Politics
00:50:17

Alan Wolfe discusses “The Politics of Petulance,” and Nadja Spiegelman talks about two newly published books by Lucia Berlin, “Evening in Paradise” and “Welcome Home.”

Dec 07, 2018
Talking About the 10 Best Books of 2018
00:55:50

On a special episode of the podcast, taped live, editors from The New York Times discuss the Book Review’s list of the year’s outstanding fiction and nonfiction.

Nov 30, 2018
The Epic Tragedy of Vietnam
00:56:59

Max Hastings discusses his new history of the war, and Sue Prideaux talks about the life of Friedrich Nietzsche.

Nov 21, 2018
The Past, Present and Future of Jews in America
01:03:53

Gal Beckerman discusses several new books about the state of Judaism in this country, and Kiese Laymon talks about his new memoir, “Heavy.”

Nov 16, 2018
Big New Biographies of Two Big American Lives
00:54:23

David W. Blight talks about “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” and Bob Spitz talks about “Reagan: An American Journey.”

Nov 09, 2018
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on “Friday Black”
01:05:21

“Black people being murdered is unfortunately a constant in this country. Murdered with impunity. It’s something that’s constantly on my mind,” Adjei-Brenyah says. “So some of these stories respond to that very specifically.” Plus, Joseph Ellis discusses his new book, “American Dialogue.”

Nov 02, 2018
Lisa Brennan-Jobs on 'Small Fry'
00:54:17

In a special episode of the Book Review's podcast, taped in front of a live audience, Brennan-Jobs talks about her memoir, and Gary Shteyngart discusses "Lake Success."

Oct 26, 2018
Susan Orlean on a Great Library Fire
00:57:18

Orlean discusses “The Library Book,” and Reid Hoffman talks about “Blitzscaling.” 

Oct 19, 2018
Barry Jenkins and Meg Wolitzer on Two of This Season's Novels on Screen
00:51:24

Jenkins talks about his adaptation of James Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk," and Wolitzer discusses the adaptation of her novel "The Wife."

Oct 16, 2018
Michael Lewis and Tana French on Their Latest Books
01:02:21

Lewis talks about "The Fifth Risk," and French discusses "The Witch Elm."

Oct 12, 2018
Kate Atkinson on 'Transcription'
00:50:05

Atkinson talks about her new novel, and Shane Bauer discusses "American Prison."

Oct 05, 2018
The End of the ‘Struggle’
01:01:19

Daniel Mendelsohn discusses Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle,” and Jill Lepore talks about “These Truths: A History of the United States.”

Sep 28, 2018
Esi Edugyan on Her Booker-Shortlisted 'Washington Black'
00:59:02

Edugyan talks about her new novel, and Lisa Margonelli talks about “Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology.”

Sep 21, 2018
A Memoir From the Hard-Working ‘Heartland’
00:59:26

Sarah Smarsh talks about her new book, and Allan Lichtman discusses "The Embattled Vote in America."

Sep 14, 2018
'The Most Secretly Interesting Place in America'
01:14:39

Sam Anderson talks about “Boom Town,” his new book about Oklahoma City; and David Enrich and Andrew Ross Sorkin discuss finance in fiction, including in Gary Shteyngart’s new novel, “Lake Success.”

Sep 07, 2018
The Uses and Misuses of Identity
01:12:57

Kwame Anthony Appiah talks about “The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity,” and Jonathan Haidt discusses “The Coddling of the American Mind.”

Aug 31, 2018
Interrogating the Change Makers
00:53:49

Anand Giridharadas talks about his new book on the world of a global elite, and Kim Brooks discusses “Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear.”

Aug 24, 2018
Rethinking the 'Tangled Tree' of Life
01:02:16

David Quammen discusses his new book about the science of evolution, and Andrea Gabor talks about “After the Education Wars.”

Aug 17, 2018
Lydia Millet on 'Fight No More'
00:56:51

Millet discusses her new collection of stories, and Alexandra Jacobs talks about Jamie Bernstein’s “Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein.”

Aug 10, 2018
Beth Macy on 'Dopesick'
00:57:51

Macy discusses her new book about the opioid crisis; Lovia Gyarkye talks about Chibundu Onuzo’s “Welcome to Lagos”; and Jennifer Schuessler discusses a controversy in the world of poetry.

Aug 03, 2018
Drawing History
00:50:43

Hillary Chute talks about new graphic books that address serious issues, and Nicole Lamy discusses her Match Book column, in which she helps readers find books they'll love.

Jul 27, 2018
True Crime Starring the Creator of Sherlock Holmes
00:57:08

Margalit Fox talks about “Conan Doyle for the Defense,” and Tina Jordan discusses this season’s thrillers.

Jul 20, 2018
Making a Killing
00:20:20

In this special bonus episode of the Book Review’s podcast, best-selling thriller writers Lee Child, Megan Abbott, Meg Gardiner, Lisa Gardner and Lisa Scottoline discuss the tricks of their best-selling trade.

Jul 19, 2018
From Transcribing for Obama to Writing Her Own Story
01:10:08

Beck Dorey-Stein discusses “From the Corner of the Oval,” and Caroline Weber talks about “Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-De-Siècle Paris.”

Jul 13, 2018
An Inside View of Putin
01:04:18

Michael McFaul discusses "From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia," and Ottessa Moshfegh talks about her new novel, "My Year of Rest and Relaxation."

Jul 06, 2018
The Latest in Cyberwarfare
01:04:44

David E. Sanger talks about “The Perfect Weapon,” and Stacy Horn discusses “Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad & Criminal in 19th-Century New York.”

Jun 29, 2018
The Life of Atticus Finch
00:59:02

Joseph Crespino talks about his biography of Harper Lee's fictional character, and Philip Dray talks about “The Fair Chase: The Epic Story of Hunting in America.”

Jun 22, 2018
The Things We Inherit
01:09:50

Carl Zimmer discusses “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh,” and Henry Alford talks about “And Then We Danced.”

Jun 15, 2018
Michael Pollan on His Acid Test
01:00:11

Michael Pollan talks about “How to Change Your Mind,” and Edward Tenner discusses “The Efficiency Paradox.”

Jun 08, 2018
Dinosaurs, the Master of Horror and Philip Roth
01:05:43

Steve Brusatte talks about “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs”; Victor Lavalle and Gilbert Cruz discuss the work of Stephen King; and Dwight Garner, A.O. Scott and Taffy Brodesser-Akner talk about the legacy of Philip Roth.

Jun 01, 2018
David Sedaris on ‘Calypso’
01:19:23

Sedaris talks about his latest book, and Alisa Roth discusses “Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness.”

May 25, 2018
Lost at Sea
01:10:52

Rachel Slade talks about “Into the Raging Sea,” and Clemantine Wamariya discusses “The Girl Who Smiled Beads.”

May 18, 2018
Amy Chozick on 'Chasing Hillary'
01:03:22

Chozick discusses her time covering Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, and Sloane Crosley talks about her new collection of essays, “Look Alive Out There.”

May 11, 2018
There Is Nothin' Like a Tune
01:06:24

Todd S. Purdum talks about “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution,” and Fran Leadon discusses “Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles.”

May 04, 2018
Julian Barnes on 'The Only Story'
01:13:48

Barnes talks about his latest novel, and Lawrence Wright discusses “God Save Texas.”

Apr 27, 2018
Jo Nesbo Reimagines ‘Macbeth’
01:04:23

James Shapiro discusses Nesbo’s new novel, and Leila Slimani talks about “The Perfect Nanny.”

Apr 20, 2018
Parenting in the Age of Omnipresent Screens
00:53:24

Pamela Druckerman discusses “The Art of Screen Time” and “Be the Parent, Please,” and Ben Austen talks about “High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing.”

Apr 13, 2018
Tara Westover on 'Educated'
01:07:31

Westover discusses her best-selling memoir, and Mark Weinberg talks about "Movie Nights With the Reagans."

Apr 06, 2018
All in the Family
00:52:06

Luis Alberto Urrea talks about his new novel, “The House of Broken Angels,” and Martin Doyle discusses “The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers.”

Mar 30, 2018
'Just the Funny Parts'
00:52:46

Nell Scovell discusses her new memoir, and Joanne Lipman talks about "That's What She Said."

Mar 23, 2018
Impeachment, Then and Now
00:58:58

Cass R. Sunstein talks about “Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide” and “Can It Happen Here?”; and Kathryn Hughes discusses “Victorians Undone.”

Mar 16, 2018
Ronen Bergman on Israel’s Targeted Assassinations
00:51:30

Bergman talks about “Rise and Kill First,” and Felix Salmon discusses Chris Hughes’s “Fair Shot.”

Mar 09, 2018
A Marine’s Inventive Memoir
00:56:55

Matt Young discusses “Eat the Apple,” and A. O. Scott talks about Martin Amis’s “The Rub of Time.”

Mar 02, 2018
Tayari Jones on 'An American Marriage'
00:56:42

Jones talks about her new novel, and J. Randy Taraborrelli discusses “Jackie, Janet & Lee.”

Feb 23, 2018
Lisa Halliday on 'Asymmetry'
00:58:06

Halliday discusses her debut novel, and Naomi Novik and Gerald Jonas remember the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Feb 16, 2018
Laura Lippman on 'Sunburn'
00:42:31

Lippman talks about her new novel, and Tina Jordan discusses new romance novels.

Feb 09, 2018
Rose McGowan on 'Brave'
00:58:36

McGowan talks about her new memoir, and Katie Kitamura discusses Tom Malmquist’s new novel, “In Every Moment We Are Still Alive.”

Feb 02, 2018
Twilight's Last Gleaming?
01:01:38

David Frum talks about “Trumpocracy,” and Helen Thorpe discusses “The Newcomers.”

Jan 26, 2018
'Off the Charts'
00:56:42

Ann Hulbert discusses her new book about child prodigies, and Sam Graham-Felsen talks about his debut novel, “Green.”

Jan 19, 2018
Some Assembly Required
00:53:02

Alexander Langlands discusses “Craeft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts,” and Max Boot talks about “The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.”

Jan 12, 2018
What to Read About North Korea
00:57:38

Nicholas Kristof discusses the best books about the secretive country, and Tui Sutherland talks about the graphic novel edition of “Wings of Fire.”

Jan 05, 2018
The Fire Next Time
00:46:37

Brendan I. Koerner talks about “Megafire” and “Firestorm,” and Henry Fountain discusses “The Great Quake.”

Dec 29, 2017
'The Story of the Jews' Continues
00:50:14

Simon Schama talks about “Belonging: 1492-1900,” and Christopher de Hamel discusses “Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts.”

Dec 22, 2017
Mary Beard on 'Women & Power'
00:53:57

Beard talks about her new manifesto, and Hillary Chute discusses “Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere.”

Dec 15, 2017
'The Second Coming of the KKK'
01:08:40

Linda Gordon talks about “The Second Coming of the KKK”; Scott Kelly discusses “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery”; and editors from the Book Review talk about our 10 Best Books of 2017.

Dec 08, 2017
The History of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone
00:46:28

Joe Hagan discusses "Sticky Fingers," and Simon Winchester talks about "The Taste of Empire" and "A Thirst for Empire."

Dec 01, 2017
O Pioneers!
00:52:56

Caroline Fraser talks about “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” and Tiya Miles discusses “The Dawn of Detroit.”

Nov 21, 2017
Mother Knows Best?
01:04:31

James Wolcott talks about “Raising Trump” and “The Kardashians,” and Tina Brown discusses “The Vanity Fair Diaries.”

Nov 17, 2017
Kurt Andersen on Channeling President Trump
01:00:06

Andersen talks about "You Can't Spell America Without Me"; Liza Mundy discusses “Code Girls”; and Maria Russo on the season's children’s books.

Nov 10, 2017
The American Revolution in Six Lives
00:53:39

Russell Shorto talks about “Revolution Song,” and Richard Aldous discusses his new biography of Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Nov 03, 2017
Marilyn Stasio on True Crime
00:44:07

Stasio discusses new books about real crimes, and Dave Eggers talks about his two new illustrated books.

Oct 27, 2017
From Podcast to Book with Marc Maron
01:11:37

Marc Maron discusses “Waiting for the Punch,” and Victor Sebestyen talks about his new biography of Lenin.

Oct 20, 2017
Ron Chernow on 'Grant'
01:08:07

Chernow talks about his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and Mike Wallace discusses “Greater Gotham: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919.”

Oct 13, 2017
Jennifer Egan Talks About 'Manhattan Beach'
00:55:19

Egan discusses her new novel, and Franklin Foer talks about “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.”

Oct 06, 2017
Recent Romances
00:46:05

Robert Gottlieb talks about new romance novels, and Celeste Ng discusses her new novel, “Little Fires Everywhere.”

Sep 29, 2017
Jesmyn Ward on 'Sing, Unburied, Sing'
01:02:00

Ward discusses her new novel; David Dobbs on five new books about Darwin; and Kristin Cashore talks about “Jane, Unlimited.”

Sep 22, 2017
Jill Abramson on the 2016 Presidential Campaign
01:16:33

Abramson discusses Katy Tur's "Unbelievable" and Hillary Clinton's "What Happened."

Sep 15, 2017
'Gorbachev: His Life and Times'
00:48:55

William Taubman discusses his biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, and N. K. Jemisin talks about reading, writing and reviewing science fiction and fantasy.

Sep 08, 2017
An American Abroad
00:43:18

Suzy Hansen discusses “Notes on a Foreign Country,” and David Thomson talks about “Warner Bros: The Making of an American Movie Studio.”

Sep 01, 2017
The Joys of Children’s Literature
00:47:15

Bruce Handy talks about “Wild Things,” and Adrian Owen discusses “Into the Gray Zone.”

Aug 25, 2017
Analyzing Freud
00:46:00

George Prochnik discusses “Freud,” and Nancy MacLean talks about “Democracy in Chains.”

Aug 18, 2017
New Books About Parenting
00:47:12

Judith Newman discusses new parenting books, and Bill Goldstein talks about “The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Forster, and the Year That Changed Literature.”

Aug 11, 2017
Amy Schumer on ‘Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’
00:47:12


Amy Schumer discusses her memoir, and Gregory Cowles talks about the Book Review's special poetry issue.



Aug 04, 2017
'Lights On, Rats Out'
00:47:56

Cree LeFavour talks about her new memoir, and Andrew Sean Greer discusses his new novel, "Less."

Jul 28, 2017
Steve Bannon's Road to the White House
00:58:16

Joshua Green talks about “Devil’s Bargain”; Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich discusses “The Fact of a Body”; and Laura Dassow Walls on her new biography of Thoreau.

Jul 21, 2017
The World of Jane Austen Fans
00:47:27

Deborah Yaffe talks about “Among the Janeites,” and Robert Ferguson discusses “Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North.”

Jul 14, 2017
The History of the London Zoo
00:47:38

Isobel Charman discusses "The Zoo," and R. L. Stine talks about scary stories for children.

Jul 07, 2017
Silk on a Stick
00:44:05

Aaron Retica talks about Tim Marshall’s “A Flag Worth Dying For,” and Jill Eisenstadt discusses her new novel, “Swell.”

Jun 30, 2017
'The Boy Who Loved Too Much'
00:43:14

Jennifer Latson talks about “The Boy Who Loved Too Much”; Daniel Menaker discusses two new books about how to understand others and make ourselves understood.

Jun 23, 2017
China's World
00:46:16
Howard W. French talks about “Everything Under the Heavens,” and Judith Newman discusses new books about how to grieve and how to die.
Jun 16, 2017
Al Franken on Life in the Senate
00:55:23
Franken discusses his new political memoir; Thomas E. Ricks talks about “Churchill and Orwell”; and Dav Pilkey on the movie adaptation of “Captain Underpants” and more.
Jun 09, 2017
David Sedaris Talks About His Diaries
00:43:45
Sedaris discusses "Theft by Finding," and Christopher Knowlton talks about "Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West."
Jun 02, 2017
Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution
00:40:47
Mike Rapport discusses "The Unruly City," and Dan Egan talks about "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes."
May 26, 2017
Joshua Ferris on ‘The Dinner Party’
00:45:42
Ferris talks about his new collection of stories, and Jonathan Taplin discusses “Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.”
May 19, 2017
Elizabeth Warren on Fighting for the Middle Class
00:47:16
Elizabeth Warren talks about “This Fight Is Our Fight,” and Doree Shafrir discusses her debut novel, “Startup.”
May 12, 2017
Gabourey Sidibe and Neil deGrasse Tyson
00:49:21
Gabourey Sidibe talks about her memoir, "This Is Just My Face," and Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry."
May 05, 2017
Sheryl Sandberg on Life After Tragedy
00:56:32
Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talk about “Option B,” and Annie Jacobsen discusses “Phenomena.”
Apr 28, 2017
'Hamlet Globe to Globe'
00:44:31
Dominic Dromgoole talks about “Hamlet Globe to Globe”; and Judith Newman discusses new books about sex and relationships.
Apr 21, 2017
Power and Punishment
00:48:25
Chris Hayes discusses "A Colony in a Nation," and Jason Zinoman talks about "Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night."
Apr 14, 2017
Lives on the Line
00:49:42
Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about “An American Sickness”; and Jill Filipovic discusses “Unwanted Advances,” by Laura Kipnis, and “The Campus Rape Frenzy,” by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr.
Apr 07, 2017
The Charm of 'The Idiot'
00:50:36
Elif Batuman talks about her first novel, “The Idiot,” and David Bellos discusses “The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of ‘Les Misérables.’ ”
Mar 31, 2017
'Ties' to Ferrante?
00:48:18
Domenico Starnone and Jhumpa Lahiri talk about “Ties”; Mary Otto discusses “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.”
Mar 24, 2017
The Definition of Adulthood
01:00:21
Jami Attenberg talks about her new novel, “All Grown Up,” and Bonnie Rochman discusses “The Gene Machine.”
Mar 17, 2017
Points of No Return
01:09:29
Mohsin Hamid talks about his new novel, “Exit West,” and Gillian Thomas discusses Marjorie J. Spruill’s “Divided We Stand.”
Mar 10, 2017
Happy Trails
00:50:40
Florence Williams discusses “The Nature Fix,” and Jennifer Szalai talks about new Argentine fiction.
Mar 03, 2017
The History of Race and Racism in America
00:48:40
Ibram X. Kendi discusses the history of books about race and racism in America; Bill Schutt talks about "Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History."
Feb 24, 2017
Neil Gaiman's Myths
01:02:33
Neil Gaiman discusses "Norse Mythology"; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith's "Autumn"; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon Valley.
Feb 17, 2017
George Saunders on Lincoln and Lost Souls
00:46:01
George Saunders talks about “Lincoln in the Bardo”; Alan Burdick on “Why Times Flies”; and Maria Russo discusses Laura Ingalls Wilder and the “Little House” books.
Feb 10, 2017
A Brave Look at Depression
00:48:15
Daphne Merkin talks about “This Close to Happy,” and Min Jin Lee discusses her new novel, “Pachinko.”
Feb 03, 2017
From Brooklyn to the Gulag
00:48:27
Sana Krasikov talks about her debut novel, "The Patriots"; and Michael Sims discusses "Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes."
Jan 27, 2017
Barack Obama's Legacy
00:43:00
Jonathan Chait talks about "Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail," and Randall Fuller discusses "The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation."
Jan 20, 2017
Edward Snowden: Hero, Traitor or Spy?
00:49:06
Nicholas Lemann talks about Edward Jay Epstein's "How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft," and James Ryerson discusses new books about how to be civil in an uncivil world.
Jan 13, 2017
Should You Stop Eating Sugar?
00:44:57
Gary Taubes discusses "The Case Against Sugar," and Anthony Gottlieb talks about a new biography of Casanova.
Jan 06, 2017
How Octopuses Are Like Aliens
00:44:09
Peter Godfrey-Smith discusses “Other Minds,” and Jeff Howe talks about “Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future.”
Dec 29, 2016
The Year in Reading
00:38:56
Editors at the Book Review discuss what many notable people were reading in 2016, and Will Schwalbe talks about "Books for Living."
Dec 23, 2016
Michael Lewis and Arianna Huffington
00:44:44
Michael Lewis discusses his new book, "The Undoing Project," and Arianna Huffington talks about "Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less," by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.
Dec 16, 2016
The 10 Best Books of 2016
00:50:56
Stefan Hertmans talks about "War and Turpentine"; editors at the Book Review talk about the year's best books; and Ian McGuire discusses "The North Water."
Dec 09, 2016
100 Notable Books of 2016
00:42:17
Editors at the Book Review discuss the year's notable books; Ronald H. Fritze talks about "Egyptomania," and Matthew Schneier on "Vanity Fair's Writers on Writers."
Dec 02, 2016
Thomas Friedman on 'Thank You for Being Late'
00:45:55
Thomas Friedman discusses "Thank You for Being Late," and David France talks about "How to Survive a Plague."
Nov 25, 2016
Michael Chabon Talks About 'Moonglow'
00:48:10
Michael Chabon discusses his new novel, and Blanche Wiesen Cook talks about the third volume in her biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Nov 18, 2016
War Stories
00:52:31
Thomas Ricks discusses new books about military history, and Maria Russo talks about the season's best new children's books.
Nov 11, 2016
John Grisham on 'The Whistler'
00:43:16
John Grisham talks about his latest novel, and Ben Macintyre discusses "Rogue Heroes."
Nov 04, 2016
Thrillers and True Crime
00:43:14
Charles Finch talks about the season’s thrillers; and Marilyn Stasio discusses new true-crime books.
Oct 29, 2016
Beth Macy’s ‘Truevine’
00:45:48
Beth Macy talks about “Truevine”; Calvin Trillin and Roz Chast discuss “No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood”; and Molly Young on “Bridget Jones's Baby.”
Oct 21, 2016
The Rise of Hitler
00:57:55
Adam Kirsch discusses Volker Ullrich's new biography of Hitler; Billy Collins talks about his latest collection of poems; and iO Tillett Wright on his new memoir, "Darling Days."
Oct 14, 2016
'Sing for Your Life'
00:38:41
Daniel Bergner talks about "Sing for Your Life," and Maria Semple discusses "Today Will Be Different."
Oct 07, 2016
American Apartheid
00:48:57
Patrick Phillips talks about “Blood at the Root”; Ethan Gilsdorf discusses three new books about gaming; and Melissa Clark on the season’s best new cookbooks.
Sep 30, 2016
Simon Schama's 'The Face of Britain'
00:47:57
Simon Schama talks about “The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits,” and Robert Gottlieb discusses “Avid Reader.”
Sep 23, 2016
Maureen Dowd on Clinton and Trump
00:46:54
Maureen Dowd talks about “The Year of Voting Dangerously,” and Lauren Collins talks about “When in French.”
Sep 16, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Mark Thompson's 'Enough Said'
00:49:26
Sep 09, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Attica Uprising
00:40:45
This week, Heather Ann Thompson talks about "Blood in the Water"; Seth Mnookin discusses "Patient H.M."; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles and John Williams on what we're reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Sep 02, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘ADHD Nation’
00:53:24
This week, Alan Schwarz talks about “ADHD Nation”; Raina Telgemeier discusses “Ghosts”; Nicholson Baker talks about “Substitute”; and Gregory Cowles, Jennifer Schuessler and John Williams on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Aug 26, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘I Contain Multitudes’
00:46:04
This week, Ed Yong talks about “I Contain Multitudes”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Meghan Daum discusses Egos, her new column about memoirs; and Gregory Cowles and John Williams on what we’re reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Aug 19, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin
00:52:40
This week, Colson Whitehead discusses his new novel, “The Underground Railroad,” and Jeffrey Toobin talks about “American Heiress,” his new book about Patty Hearst. Pamela Paul is the host.
Aug 12, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Colson Whitehead
00:02:35
In a sneak preview of next week’s podcast, Colson Whitehead talks about what he read (and couldn’t read) while writing “The Underground Railroad.”
Aug 05, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘How to Be a Person in the World’
00:44:15
Heather Havrilesky discusses her new collection of advice columns, and Jessica Winter talks about her debut novel, “Break in Case of Emergency.”
Aug 05, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Megan Abbott’s ‘You Will Know Me’
00:45:26
Megan Abbott discusses “You Will Know Me”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Marilyn Stasio talks about several new true-crime books; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles and John Williams on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jul 29, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘We Are Not Such Things’
00:47:14
This week, Justine van der Leun talks about “We Are Not Such Things”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; David Goldblatt discusses “The Games: A Global History of the Olympics”; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles and John Williams on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jul 22, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown
00:43:21
This week, Moira Weigel discusses new biographies of Helen Gurley Brown; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Juliet Nicolson talks about “A House Full of Daughters”; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jul 15, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘You’ll Grow Out of It’
00:45:06
This week, Jessi Klein discusses her new essay collection; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Antonio García Martinez talks about “Chaos Monkeys”; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jul 10, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Hogs Wild’
00:43:59
This week, Ian Frazier talks about “Hogs Wild”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Barry Friedman discusses two new books about law enforcement; and John Williams, Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jul 01, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Why Populism Now?
00:53:52
This week, Sam Tanenhaus talks about new political books; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Calvin Trillin discusses “Jackson, 1964”; listeners share some of their favorite summer reading memories; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jun 24, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Susan Faludi’s ‘In the Darkroom’
00:45:09
This week, Susan Faludi discusses her new memoir, “In the Darkroom”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; James Lee McDonough talks about his new biography of William Tecumseh Sherman; listeners share some of their favorite summer reading memories; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jun 17, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘First Dads’
00:41:32
This week, Joshua Kendall talks about “First Dads”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Judith Warner discusses “The End of American Childhood”; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal talk about what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jun 10, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Before the Fall’
00:46:36
This week, Noah Hawley talks about “Before the Fall”; Andrew Solomon discusses “Far and Away”; Marjorie Ingall on the season’s new Y.A. novels; and Parul Sehgal and Gregory Cowles talk about what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jun 03, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets’
00:51:24
This week, Adam Hochschild talks about Svetlana Alexievich’s “Secondhand Time”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Stephanie Danler discusses her debut novel, “Sweetbitter”; Jojo Moyes talks about the film adaptation of her novel “Me Before You”; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal talk about what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
May 27, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Romanovs’
00:42:21
This week, Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his new history of the Romanovs; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Laura Miller talks about new audiobooks of childhood favorites; and Parul Sehgal and Gregory Cowles discuss what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
May 23, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Romanovs’
00:42:27
This week, Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his new history of the Romanovs; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Laura Miller talks about new audiobooks of childhood favorites; and Parul Sehgal and Gregory Cowles discuss what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
May 20, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Gene’
00:45:51
Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about “The Gene”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Jennifer Szalai discusses two books about taste; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal talk about what people are reading.
May 13, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Pumpkinflowers’
00:55:53
This week, Matti Friedman discusses “Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Judith Shulevitz talks about Angela Duckworth’s “Grit”; Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales discuss “Thunder Boy Jr.”; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal discuss what people are reading.
May 06, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Celebrating 10 Years
00:46:22
On this special episode of the podcast, Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner and Gary Shteyngart discuss the history of the show, which started in 2006.
May 05, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Listen, Liberal’
00:32:45
Thomas Frank talks about “Listen, Liberal”; Lydia Millet discusses her new novel, “Sweet Lamb of Heaven”; and Parul Sehgal and Gregory Cowles talk about what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Apr 29, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide’
00:40:09
This week, Michael Kinsley discusses “Old Age”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Eric Fair talks about “Consequence”; Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal talk about what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Apr 22, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘At the Existentialist Café'
00:39:55
This week, Sarah Bakewell discusses her new book about the existentialists; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Liesl Schillinger talks about a new biography of Blanche Knopf; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Apr 15, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Louisa Adams
00:34:27
This week, Louisa Thomas talks about “Louisa”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Hope Jahren discusses “Lab Girl”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Apr 08, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Spain in Our Hearts’
00:43:25
This week, Adam Hochschild talks about “Spain in Our Hearts”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Anna Quindlen discusses “Miller’s Valley”; John Williams talks about James McBride and his new biography of James Brown; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Apr 01, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Girls and Sex’
00:32:48
This week, Peggy Orenstein talks about “Girls and Sex”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; John Williams discusses “The Throwback Special”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Mar 25, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: American Eugenics
00:41:41
This week, Adam Cohen talks about “Imbeciles”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Ellen Fitzpatrick discusses “The Highest Glass Ceiling”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Mar 18, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Profiteers’
00:45:25
This week, Sally Denton talks about “The Profiteers”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Jack Viertel discusses “The Secret Life of the American Musical”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Mar 11, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘All the Single Ladies’
00:52:24
This week, Rebecca Traister talks about “All the Single Ladies”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Ben Ratliff discusses “Every Song Ever”; Richard Armitage discusses his audiobook recording of “David Copperfield”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Mar 04, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’
00:34:31
This week, Sue Klebold talks about her new memoir; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Matthew Desmond discusses “Evicted”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Feb 26, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘West of Eden’
00:39:55
This week, Maria Russo discusses Jean Stein’s “West of Eden,” A. O. Scott talks about “Better Living Through Criticism” and Parul Sehgal has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Feb 19, 2016
Can the American Dream Survive?
00:39:18
Robert Gordon, author of “The Rise and Fall of American Growth,” and Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, debate whether the era of strong economic growth is over, or whether innovation can revive America’s future.
Feb 18, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Love and Death
00:47:41
This week, Andrew Solomon discusses five new books about death and dying; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Alexandra Fuller talks about Olga Grushin’s “Forty Rooms”; readers recommend books for Valentine’s Day; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Feb 12, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Infinite Jest’ at 20
00:47:24
This week, Michael Pietsch and Tom Bissell talk about David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Chris Jennings discusses “Paradise Now”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Feb 05, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Bill Bryson on Britain
00:43:52
This week, Bill Bryson talks about “The Road to Little Dribbling”; Jennifer Schuessler has news from the literary world; Molly Young discusses new books about productivity; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jan 29, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Dark Money’
00:44:57
This week, Jane Mayer discusses “Dark Money”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; David Greenberg talks about “Republic of Spin”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jan 24, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘City of Thorns’
00:35:42
This week, Ben Rawlence discusses “City of Thorns”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Janice Y. K. Lee talks about “The Expatriates”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jan 15, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Defender’
00:40:36
This week, Brent Staples discusses “The Defender” and the history of the black press; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Maria Konnikova talks about “The Confidence Game”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jan 08, 2016
Inside The New York Times Book Review: You, New and Improved
00:28:53
This week, Heather Havrilesky talks about Amy Cuddy’s “Presence” and Shonda Rhimes’s “Year of Yes,” and Michael Ian Black discusses “Navel Gazing.” Pamela Paul is the host.
Dec 31, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Year in Poetry
00:39:20
This week, Parul Sehgal and Gregory Cowles discuss the year in poetry; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; George Saunders talks about children’s books; and Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Dec 24, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: From Movement to Mainstream
00:39:51
This week, Sam Tanenhaus discusses two new books about the history of American conservatism; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Lori Gottlieb talks about Courtney Jung’s “Lactivism”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Dec 18, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Reading ‘Pride and Prejudice’
00:49:51
This week, Rosamund Pike talks about recording “Pride and Prejudice” as an audiobook; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Kaiama Glover discusses the work of Patrick Modiano; James Shapiro on “The Year of Lear”; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Dec 11, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The 10 Best Books of 2015
00:58:45
This week, editors at the Book Review discuss the year’s best books; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Matthew Schneier discusses facial hair and a treatise on men’s style; Bee Wilson talks about “First Bite”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Dec 04, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs’
00:40:08
This week, Lisa Randall talks about “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Louisa Lim discusses five new memoirs about fleeing North Korea; and John Williams has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Nov 27, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: David Hare’s Memoir
00:40:40
This week, David Hare discusses “The Blue Touch Paper”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Sarah Vowell talks about “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Nov 20, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of George H. W. Bush
00:43:58
This week, Jon Meacham discusses his biography of the 41st president; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Dan Ephron talks about “Killing a King”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Nov 13, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Putin’s Reign
00:50:36
This week, Steven Lee Myers talks about “The New Tsar”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Amy Ellis Nutt discusses “Becoming Nicole”; Maria Russo talks about the season in children’s books; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Nov 06, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Michael Connelly’s ‘The Crossing’
00:41:17
This week, Michael Connelly discusses his new novel; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Joseph Kanon talks about a new biography of John le Carré and a memoir by Frederick Forsyth; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Oct 30, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Doomed to Succeed”
00:30:16
This week, Scott Anderson and Roger Lowenstein.
Oct 25, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Doomed to Succeed”
00:30:16
This week, Scott Anderson discusses “Doomed to Succeed”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Roger Lowenstein talks about “America’s Bank”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Parul Sehgal, filling in for Pamela Paul, is the host.
Oct 25, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Richard McGuire’s ‘Here’
00:33:20
This week, Richard McGuire talks about “Here”; John Williams has news from the literary world and feedback from readers; Simon Parkin discusses two new books about gaming; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Parul Sehgal, filling in for Pamela Paul, is the host.
Oct 16, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter’
00:45:05
This week, Kate Clifford Larson discusses the life of Rosemary Kennedy; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Larissa MacFarquhar talks about “Strangers Drowning”; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Oct 09, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Niall Ferguson’s ‘Kissinger’
00:37:11
This week, Niall Ferguson discusses his biography of Henry Kissinger; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Sloane Crosley talks about “The Clasp”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Oct 02, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Black Silent Majority’
00:40:16
This week, Khalil Gibran Muhammad talks about Michael Javen Fortner’s “Black Silent Majority”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Hanna Rosin discusses David Brock’s “Killing the Messenger”; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Sep 25, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Court and the World’
00:51:06
This week, John Fabian Witt talks about Stephen Breyer’s new book; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Mira Jacob discusses three new coming-of-age novels; Sam Tanenhaus reminisces about the podcast; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Sep 18, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Fates and Furies’
00:41:23
This week, Lauren Groff talks about her new novel, “Fates and Furies”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Scott Shane discusses “Objective Troy”; feedback from listeners; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Sep 11, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Bill Clegg’s Debut Novel
00:35:39
This week, Bill Clegg talks about “Did You Ever Have a Family”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Kathryn J. Edin discusses "$2.00 a Day”; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Sep 04, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Give Us the Ballot’
00:27:44
This week, Ari Berman and Simon Winchester.
Aug 30, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Give Us the Ballot’
00:27:43
This week, Ari Berman and Simon Winchester.
Aug 30, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘NeuroTribes’
00:52:10
This week, Steve Silberman talks about “NeuroTribes” and autism; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Elisabeth Egan discusses “A Window Opens”; questions from readers; Maria Russo talks about the season’s children’s books; and Parul Sehgal has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Aug 21, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Vu Tran’s ‘Dragonfish’
00:35:31
This week, Vu Tran discusses his debut novel, “Dragonfish”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Ruth Franklin talks about Lucia Berlin’s stories; listeners share what they’ve been reading; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Aug 14, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Katrina: After the Flood’
00:37:53
This week, Gary Rivlin discusses “Katrina: After the Flood”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Joe Domanick talks about “Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Aug 07, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Conservative Heart’
00:35:57
This week, Arthur C. Brooks discusses “The Conservative Heart”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Susan Southard talks about “Nagasaki”; readers offer changes to the literary canon; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jul 31, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘What Pet Should I Get?’
00:27:33
This week, Maria Russo and Alexandra Alter talk about Dr. Seuss; Jill Ciment discusses “The Hand That Feeds You”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jul 24, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Barbarian Days’
00:41:01
This week, William Finnegan talks about “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Peter Moore discusses “The Weather Experiment”; questions from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jul 17, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Michael B. Oren’s ‘Ally’
00:34:23
This week, Jacob Heilbrunn discusses Michael B. Oren’s “Ally”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Julia Pierpont talks about her debut novel, “Among the Ten Thousand Things”; questions from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jul 10, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Skyfaring’
00:36:50
This week, Mark Vanhoenacker and Kristen Green.
Jul 05, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Skyfaring’
00:36:50
This week, Mark Vanhoenacker talks about “Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot”; Alexandra Alter has notes from the publishing world; Kristen Green discusses “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jul 03, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Art Issue
00:39:55
This week, Holland Cotter discusses four new books and the contemporary art scene; Alexandra Alter has notes from the publishing world; Jonathon Keats talks about art theft and forgeries; questions from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jun 26, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: When I Grow Up
00:39:45
This week, Heather Havrilesky and Meghan Daum discuss new books about bringing up children and redefining adulthood; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Vendela Vida talks about her new novel, “The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty”; questions from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jun 19, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Stalin’s Daughter’
00:43:48
This week, Rosemary Sullivan talks about “Stalin’s Daughter”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Eugenia Cheng discusses “How to Bake Pi”; Judd Apatow on his reading habits; questions from listeners; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jun 12, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: “Reagan: The Life”
00:36:17
This week, Jeff Shesol discusses H. W. Brands’s new biography of Ronald Reagan; Alexandra Alter has notes from the publishing world; Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs talks about her new biography of Jonas Salk; questions from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jun 05, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’
00:45:08
This week, Judy Blume talks about her new novel; Liesl Schillinger rounds up new travel books; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Vanessa Grigoriadis discusses Wednesday Martin’s memoir, “Primates of Park Avenue”; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
May 29, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Shakespeare in Love
00:36:02
This week, Alan Riding discusses two new books about Shakespeare’s women characters and his personal life; Parul Sehgal and John Williams have news from the literary world; Michelle Orange talks about five new essay collections; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
May 22, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Future of Work
00:34:15
This week, Barbara Ehrenreich discusses “Rise of the Robots” and “Shadow Work”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Andrew Solomon talks about Oliver Sacks’s new memoir, “On the Move”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
May 15, 2015
Matthew Weiner On the End of ‘Mad Men’
00:34:39
In a special supplement from The Times’s culture desk, Mr. Weiner, the creator of “Mad Men,” discusses the coming conclusion of the series with Dave Itzkoff, a reporter for The Times.
May 15, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘A God in Ruins’
00:34:58
This week, Tom Perrotta discusses Kate Atkinson’s “A God in Ruins”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Ruth Franklin talks about Shirley Jackson; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
May 08, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Life of Saul Bellow’
00:46:39
This week, Sam Tanenhaus talks about Zachary Leader’s new biography of Saul Bellow; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Emily Bazelon discusses Jon Krakauer’s “Missoula”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
May 01, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Mass Murder in Norway
00:37:45
This week, Eric Schlosser discusses Asne Seierstad’s “One of Us”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Meghan O’Rourke talks about Elizabeth Alexander’s “The Light of the World”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Apr 24, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Spinster’ and Public Shaming
00:41:25
This week, Kate Bolick discusses “Spinster”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Jon Ronson talks about “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Apr 17, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Brothers,’ About the Boston Marathon Bombers
00:44:52
This week, Masha Gessen discusses “The Brothers”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Gretchen Rubin talks about “Better Than Before”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Apr 10, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’
00:40:05
This week, “Becoming Steve Jobs” and three new books about neuroscience.
Apr 03, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’
00:40:05
This week, Brad Stone talks about “Becoming Steve Jobs”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Amanda Schaffer discusses three new books about neuroscience; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Apr 03, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Folded Clock’
00:44:10
This week, Heidi Julavits and Jeffrey Lieberman.
Mar 27, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Folded Clock’
00:44:10
This week, Heidi Julavits discusses “The Folded Clock”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Jeffrey Lieberman talks about “Shrinks”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Mar 27, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Opposite of Spoiled’
00:38:47
This week, Ron Lieber discusses “The Opposite of Spoiled”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Harris Irfan talks about “Heaven’s Bankers”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Mar 20, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Last Flight of Poxl West’
00:37:02
This week, Daniel Torday discusses “The Last Flight of Poxl West”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Frank Bruni talks about Barney Frank’s new memoir; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Mar 13, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Erik Larson’s ‘Dead Wake’
00:45:30
This week, Erik Larson talks about “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Orlando Patterson discusses two new books by black conservatives, “Please Stop Helping Us” and “Shame”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Mar 06, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’
00:38:49
This week, Tom Bissell discusses Elliot Ackerman’s “Green on Blue”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; John Hooper talks about “The Italians”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Feb 27, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘H Is for Hawk’
00:27:18
This week, Vicki Constantine Croke discusses Heather Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk”; Parul Sehgal has news from the literary world; John Williams talks about Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Feb 20, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The War on Drugs
00:38:41
This week, Seth Mnookin discusses Johann Hari’s “Chasing the Scream”; John Williams has news from the publishing world; Ben Yagoda talks about “The B Side”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Feb 13, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Love and Lies’
00:36:21
This week, Adelle Waldman discusses Clancy Martin’s “Love and Lies”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Dana Goldstein talks about Anya Kamenetz’s “The Test”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Feb 06, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Guantánamo Diary’
00:48:55
Mark Danner on “Guantánamo Diary” and David Adam on “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop.”
Feb 01, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’
00:42:44
This week, Jill Leovy discusses “Ghettoside”; Patton Oswalt talks about his memoir “Silver Screen Fiend”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Anita Shapira discusses “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jan 23, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Leaving Before the Rains Come’
00:35:25
This week, Alexandra Fuller discusses her new memoir, “Leaving Before the Rains Come”; John Williams has news from the publishing world; Lauren Groff talks about Miranda July’s “The First Bad Man”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jan 16, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘America’s Bitter Pill’
00:43:37
This week, Steven Brill discusses “America’s Bitter Pill”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Heidi Julavits talks about Rachel Cusk’s “Outline”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jan 09, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Charles D’Ambrosio’s ‘Loitering’
00:37:19
This week, Phillip Lopate discusses Charles D’Ambrosio’s “Loitering”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Sven Beckert talks about “Empire of Cotton”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Parul Sehgal is the host, filling in for Pamela Paul.
Jan 02, 2015
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Patrick Modiano’s ‘Suspended Sentences’
00:31:56
This week, Alan Riding discusses Patrick Modiano’s “Suspended Sentences”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Judith Newman talks about Ruth Goodman’s “How to Be a Victorian”; and best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Dec 26, 2014
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Disappearing Religions
00:42:46
This week, Gerard Russell talks about “Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Phil Zuckerman discusses “Living the Secular Life”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Dec 19, 2014
Inside The New York Times Book Review: A Rare View of North Korea
00:45:59
This week, Suki Kim talks about “Without You, There Is No Us”; Parul Sehgal and John Williams have news from the literary world; Meghan Daum discusses “The Unspeakable”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Dec 12, 2014