But That's Another Story

By Will Schwalbe / Macmillan

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Can one story change the course of your life? Will Schwalbe, bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club and Books for Living, invites notable guests to tell stories of the books — and the moments — that changed them. 


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Nigel Poor
00:19:09

Ear Hustle's Nigel Poor on Raymond Carver's Cathedral, her many collections, and a lifelong habit of eavesdropping.

To learn more about the books we mentioned in this episode, check out Mary Norton's The Borrowers, E.B. White's Stuart Little, and Raymond Carver's Cathedral.

You can find transcript of this episode and past ones on LitHub.

You can listen to the new podcast The Girls on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts, and check out Courtney Summers' Sadie.

Aug 10, 2018
Maeve Higgins
00:20:21

Comedian Maeve Higgins on Mohsin Hamid's Exit West, being an immigrant, and finding humor even in the most trying of times.

To learn more about the books we discussed in this week's episode, check out Jay McInerney's Bright Lights Big City, Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City, Maeve Higgins' Maeve in America, Roald Dahl's Matilda, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and James and the Giant Peach, C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Mohsin Hamid's Exit West, and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

You can find transcript of this episode and past ones on LitHub.

This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory).

Jul 27, 2018
Mike Pesca
00:22:24

Slate's Mike Pesca on Gregg Easterbrook's The Progress Paradox, reporting on the media, and the merits of optimism.

To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Nancy Mitford's Love in a Cold Climate and The Pursuit of Love, Mike Pesca's Upon Further Review, Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, Joseph Heller's Catch-22, and Gregg Easterbrook's The Progress Paradox.

This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory) and Leesa (leesa.com/story).

Jul 13, 2018
Hari Kondabolu
00:23:47

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on Vijay Prashad's The Karma of Brown Folk, being a Queens kid, and reading the right book at just the right time.

To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Vijay Prashad's The Karma of Brown Folk and W.E.B. Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk.

This episode is sponsored by Leesa (leesa.com/story), The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory), and Harry's Trees.

Jun 29, 2018
Kevin Kwan
00:22:06

Author Kevin Kwan on Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem, losing his accent, and discovering he could be funny.

To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy by Kevin Kwan, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the Adventure Series by Enid Blyton, and A Book of Common Prayer and Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion.

This episode is sponsored by Leesa (leesa.com/story) and Harry's Trees. And be sure to check out By the Book wherever you get your podcasts.

Jun 15, 2018
Brittney Cooper
00:20:22

Academic Brittney Cooper on Rachel Held Evans' Faith Unraveled, church, and the risk of being wrong.

To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper, The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry and Let The Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred Taylor, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and Faith Unraveled by Rachel Held Evans.

This episode is sponsored by Leesa (leesa.com/story).

Jun 01, 2018
Louise Penny
00:21:46

Novelist Louise Penny on E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, fear, and the importance of always having beauty in your life.

To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, and Still Life by Louise Penny.

This episode is sponsored by Hello Fresh (hellofresh.com/anotherstory30).

May 18, 2018
Jeff Hobbs
00:22:06

Author Jeff Hobbs on Alex Kotlowitz’s There Are No Children Here, the art of nonfiction, and a eulogy that got way out of hand.

To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs.

This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory). Please also check out The Front Porch People and Versify wherever you get your podcasts.

May 04, 2018
Julie Buntin
00:21:49

Author Julie Buntin on Lorrie Moore’s Who Will Run The Frog Hospital, her rebellious youth, and the magnitude of girlhood friendships.

To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out As Meat Love Salt by Maria McCann, The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, Who Will Run The Frog Hospital by Lorrie Moore, and Marlena by Julie Buntin.

This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory). Please also check out the network The Front Porch People and the Overdue podcast wherever you listen.

Apr 20, 2018
Josh Gondelman
00:21:26

Last Week Tonight writer Josh Gondelman on David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, his comedy career, and the value of goodness over niceness.

To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, It by Stephen King, and Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.

This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory). Please also check out the podcasts Teen Creeps and Versify wherever you listen.

Apr 06, 2018
Mari Andrew
00:22:48

Illustrator Mari Andrew on Maira Kalman’s The Principles of Uncertainty, her new memoir, and the beauty of ordinary things.

To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman, and Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew.

This week's episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (hellofresh.com, code: anotherstory30) and The Great Courses Plus (​thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory).

Mar 23, 2018
Sam Sanders
00:23:02

NPR host Sam Sanders on Danzy Senna’s New People, the 2016 election, and how people can surprise us — if we let them.

To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, New People by Danzy Senna, and Animal Farm by George Orwell.

This week's episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory) and Audible (audible.com/another). And please also take our listener survey (podsurvey.com/another).

Mar 09, 2018
Min Jin Lee
00:25:02

National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee on George Eliot's Middlemarch, imposter syndrome, and her lifelong obsession with wisdom.

To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, War and Peace and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, Middlemarch by George Eliot, and Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

This week's episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory) and The Paris Review Podcast.

Feb 23, 2018
Coming Soon
00:02:12

Almost everyone has been leveled, reshaped, or lifted by a powerful book at least once in their lives. In his new show, Will Schwalbe is telling the universal stories of how and why reading changes us.

Jan 29, 2018