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Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively - and sometimes heated - debates about the works. Part of the Panoply Network.

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Lend Me Your Ears: Julius Caesar
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<a href="http://www.slate.com/shakespeare">Lend Me Your Ears</a> is a six-part podcast miniseries exploring how Shakespeare’s works have shaped our modern views on politics. Each month, host Isaac Butler will dig into a different Shakespeare play to explore how Shakespeare was responding to his current events, and how they map onto our own.<br><br>In this first episode, Lend Me Your Ears is looking at one of Shakespeare’s most accessible works: <em>Julius Caesar</em>. Why was the Bard so fascinated with the fall of the Roman Republic? Why do we tend to turn to this play when we worry about society’s future? How have contemporary theater makers reinvented Shakespeare’s version of the story for their audiences, especially in troubled political times?<br><br>You can subscribe to the rest of the podcast by searching for "Lend Me Your Ears" in your podcast app. Learn more about Lend Me Your Ears at <a href="http://slate.com/shakespeare">slate.com/shakespeare</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 09, 2018
ABC: The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
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Laura Miller, Alex Barasch, and Gabriel Roth discuss the new novel by Alan Hollinghurst, The Sparsholt Affair, a multigenerational saga about gay life. Following this episode, the Audio Book Club will be going on hiatus. From the hosts and producers of the show, thanks for listening.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 30, 2018
ABC: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Laura Miller, Jacob Brogan, and Charlie Jane Anders discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's classic science fiction novel "The Left Hand of Darkness". Please fill out the Slate podcast survey at <a href="http://slate.com/podcastsurvey">slate.com/podcastsurvey</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2018
ABC: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
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Katy Waldman, Parul Sehgal, and Laura Bennett discuss Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. This episode is Katy's last episode as host of the Audio Book Club, but watch this space for more about the future of the show.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 29, 2018
ABC: The Odyssey, Translated By Emily Wilson
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Katy Waldman, Parul Seghal, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey by Homer. Next month's book will be Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2017
ABC: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
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Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss the novel Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Our selection for next month will be Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2017
ABC: What Happened by Hillary Clinton
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Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Roark, and Emily Bazelon discuss Hilary Clinton's memoir, What Happened. Next month's book will be Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 30, 2017
ABC: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
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Laura Bennett, Katy Waldman, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Sally Rooney's debut novel Conversations with Friends, and idea-driven novel about a group of four young people in Dublin struggling with ideology and identity. Next month's book with be What Happened, by Hillary Clinton.&nbsp;<br><br>It's pledge week on Slate Podcasts! Support the Audio Book Club and get ad-free podcasts and bonus segments by going to slate.com/abcPlus and signing up.&nbsp;<br><br>Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible. Audible has the best audiobook performances, the largest library and the most exclusive content. You’ll feel something when you listen. Learn more at Audible.com/audiobookclub<br><br>Sun Basket sends organic and sustainable ingredients to your door, so you can prepare delicious meals in around 30 minutes! Choose from Paleo, Lean &amp; Clean, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Family options. Go to SunBasket.com/ABC to get $35 off your first order.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 26, 2017
ABC: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
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Katy Waldman, Isaac Chotiner, and Laura Miller discuss The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the sprawling novel by Arundhati Roy about sectarian violence in India. Next month's book will be Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney.<br><br>The Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible. Audible has the best audiobook performances, the largest library and the most exclusive content. You’ll feel something when you listen. Learn more at Audible.com/audiobookclub<br><br>And by Sun Basket, delivering fresh, organic ingredients and quick, healthy recipes to your door. Choose from Paleo, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Family options. Find out more at Sunbasket.com/ABC<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 30, 2017
ABC: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
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Katy Waldman, Jacob Brogan, and Dan Kois discuss Maile Meloy's novel Do Not Become Alarmed. Next month's book will be The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy.<br><br>The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible. Audible has the best audiobook performances, the largest library and the most exclusive content. You’ll feel something when you listen. Learn more at <strong>Audible.com/</strong>AudioBookClub.<br><br>And by <strong>Sun Basket. Sun Basket</strong> sends organic, non-GMO ingredients right to your door. So you can prepare meals <em>in just 30 minutes or less</em>! Choose from Paleo, Gluten-Free, Lean &amp; Clean, and Vegetarian options. Go to<strong> ​SUN BASKET dot com slash ABC​ </strong>today and get 50% off your first order! <strong>​SUN BASKET dot com slash ABC.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 29, 2017
ABC: Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays by Durga Chew-Bose
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Katy Waldman, Jacob Brogan, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Durga Chew-Bose's collection of essays Too Much and Not the Mood. Next month's book is Do Not Become Alarmed, by Maile Meloy.&nbsp;<br><br>The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible. Audible has the best audiobook performances, the largest library and the most exclusive content. You’ll feel something when you listen. Learn more at Audible.com/AudioBookClub<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 29, 2017
ABC: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Emily Bazelon discuss Margaret Atwood's dystopic novel The Handmaid's Tale and the Hulu television adaptation.<br><br>Today’s sponsor is Audible®, with an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, news, comedy, and more. Get a free audiobook with a 30 day trial at www.audible.com/AudioBookClub<br><br>And by Blue Apron. Create delicious meals at home with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE – with FREE shipping – by going to BlueApron.com/AudioClub<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 21, 2017
ABC: Lincoln In the Bardo by George Saunders
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This month Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Nora Caplan-Bricker discuss George Saunders' Lincoln In the Bardo. Next month is Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.<br><br>The Slate Audio Book Club is sponsored by Audible, with an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, news, comedy, and more. <strong>Get a free audiobook with a 30 day trial at www.audible.com/Audiobookclub</strong><br><br>And by Blue Apron. Create delicious, home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE when you go to <strong>BlueApron.com/AUDIOCLUB<br></strong><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 29, 2017
ABC: The Art of War by Sun Tzu
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In this bonus episode, Katy Waldman, Jeremy Stahl, and Ava Lubell discuss The Art of War by Sun Tzu as self-help and potential guide to understanding the world of 2017.&nbsp;<br><br>April's Audio Book Club will be on Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 24, 2017
ABC: Swing Time by Zadie Smith
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Slate's Katy Waldman and Laura Miller discuss Zadie Smith's new novel, Swing Time with The New York Time's Parul Sehgal.<br><br>The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you by ThirdLove, the lingerie brand using real women’s measurements to design better-fitting bras. Try one of their best-selling bras for free for 30 days by visiting <strong>thirdlove.com/bookclub<br><br></strong>And by Blue Apron. Create delicious, home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE when you go to <strong>BlueApron.com/Audioclub.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2017
ABC: Bob Dylan's The Lyrics: 1961-2012
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Slate's Katy Waldman, John Dickerson of Face the Nation, and writer and poet Meghan O'Rourke discuss Bob Dylan's The Lyrics: 1961-2012. They discuss whether his work should be considered poetry, how his work functions on the page, and what makes a great Dylan song.&nbsp;<br><br>The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you ThirdLove, the lingerie brand using real women’smeasurements to design better-fitting bras. Try one of their best-selling bras for free for30 days by visiting thirdlove.com/bookclub.<br><br>And by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s meal kits are delivered right to your door, and makecooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going toBlueApron.com/audioclub.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 10, 2017
ABC: Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher
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Slate's Katy Waldman, Aisha Harris, and Laura Bennett discuss Carrie Fisher's Postcards from the Edge, a novel inspired in part by the author's own struggles with drug abuse and experiences as an actor in Hollywood. &nbsp;<br><br>The Audio Book Club is brought to you ThirdLove, the lingerie brand using real women’s measurements to design better-fitting bras. Try one of their best-selling bras for free for 30 days by visiting thirdlove.com/bookclub<br><br>And by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s meal kits are delivered right to your door, and make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/audioclub.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 19, 2017
ABC: Moonglow by Michael Chabon
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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Gabriel Roth and Jacob Brogan to Michael Chabon's new novel Moonglow. <br><br>Join us in January for a conversation about Bob Dylan's <em>The Lyrics 1961-2012</em>.<br><br>The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible, with an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, and more. Get a free audiobook with a 30 day trial by signing up at <strong>Audible.com/audiobookclub.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 10, 2016
ABC: The Underground Railroad and Underground Airlines
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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Laura Miller and Jamelle Bouie to compare and contrast Colson Whitehead's <em>The Underground Railroad</em> and the new book by Ben Winters <em>Underground Airlines</em>.<br><br>Join us in December for a conversation about Bob Dylan's <em>The Lyrics 1961-2012</em>.<br><br>Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at <a href="http://Audible.com/AudioBookClub">Audible.com/AudioBookClub</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 16, 2016
ABC: Shrill
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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Meg Wiegand and Nora Caplan-Bricker to talk about Lindy West's confident book&nbsp;<em>Shrill</em>.<br><br>Join us in November for a conversation about two books:&nbsp;<em>Underground Airlines</em>&nbsp;by Ben Winters and&nbsp;<em>The Underground Railroad</em>&nbsp;by Colson Whitehead.<br><br>Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at&nbsp;<a href="http://Audible.com/AudioBookClub">Audible.com/AudioBookClub</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 08, 2016
ABC: The Girls
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Katy Waldman is joined by NPR's Hanna Rosin and Slate's Laura Bennett to sort through their respective feelings on Emma Cline's novel,&nbsp;<em>The Girls</em>.<br><br>Join us in October for a conversation about two books:&nbsp;<em>Underground Airlines</em>&nbsp;by Ben Winters and&nbsp;<em>The Underground Railroad</em>&nbsp;by Colson Whitehead.<br><br>Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at&nbsp;<a href="http://Audible.com/AudioBookClub">Audible.com/AudioBookClub</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 09, 2016
ABC: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Dan Kois and L.V. Anderson to discuss the play by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.<br><br>Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at&nbsp;<a href="http://Audible.com/AudioBookClub">Audible.com/AudioBookClub</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 04, 2016
ABC: All the Single Ladies
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Slate critic, Katy Waldman, is joined by Parul Sehgal of the New York Times Book Review and culture critic, Meghan O'Rourke, to discuss Rebecca Traister's&nbsp;<em>All the Single Ladies</em>. Next month, Slate's Audio Book Club will discuss&nbsp;<em>The Girls</em>&nbsp;by Emma Cline. Read the book and join us for a conversation in August! Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at&nbsp;<a href="http://Audible.com/AudioBookClub">Audible.com/AudioBookClub</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 16, 2016
ABC: Eligible
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Katy Waldman, Emily Bazelon, and Jessica Winter discuss Curtis Sittenfeld's modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice,&nbsp;<em>Eligible</em>. Next month, the Audio Book Club will dig into&nbsp;<em>All The Single Ladies</em>&nbsp;by Rebecca Traister. Read the book and stay tuned for our discussion in July!<br><br>Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at&nbsp;<a href="http://AudiblePodcast.com/ABC">AudiblePodcast.com/ABC</a>.<br><br>And by Texture, the mobile app that gives you full access to more than 150 of the world's most popular magazines, anytime, using your phone or tablet. Read Vogue, People, Esquire, Time—and hundreds more—from back issues to the one currently on the newsstand. Right now, try Texture for free at&nbsp;<a href="http://texture.com/abc">Texture.com/ABC</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 10, 2016
ABC: Lab Girl
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Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Susan Matthews discuss Hope Jahren's budding debut memoir,&nbsp;<em>Lab Girl</em>. Join us next month to discuss&nbsp;<em>Eligible</em>&nbsp;by Curtis Sittenfeld.<br><br>Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at&nbsp;<a href="http://AudiblePodcast.com/ABC">AudiblePodcast.com/ABC</a>.<br><br>And by Texture, the mobile app that gives you full access to more than 150 of the world's most popular magazines, anytime, using your phone or tablet. Read Vogue, People, Esquire, Time—and hundreds more—from back issues to the one currently on the newsstand. Right now, try Texture for free at&nbsp;<a href="http://texture.com/abc">Texture.com/ABC</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 06, 2016
ABC: When Breath Becomes Air
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Critics Katy Waldman, Parul Sehgal, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Paul Kalanithi's bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air. Join us next month to discuss&nbsp;<em>A Hologram for the King</em>&nbsp;by Dave Egger's.<br><br>Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Fun Home, winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical. The Associated Press calls this groundbreaking production, “The best of what Broadway can do.” Get tickets at FunHomeBroadway.com.<br><br>And by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at AudiblePodcast.com/ABC.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 09, 2016
ABC: Better Living Through Criticism
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Critics Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Laura Bennett discuss A.O. Scott’s insightful new book, Better Living Through Criticism. Next month, Slate's Audio Book Club will be chatting about&nbsp;<em>When Breath Becomes Air</em>&nbsp;by Paul Kalanithi.&nbsp;Read the book and join us for our conversation in April!<br><br>Slate's Audiobook Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at AudiblePodcast.com/ABC.<br><br>And by Texture, the mobile app that gives you full access to more than 150 of the world's most popular magazines, anytime, using your phone or tablet. Read Vogue, People, Esquire, Time—and hundreds more—from back issues to the one currently on the newsstand. Right now, try Texture for free at Texture.com/ABC.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 24, 2016
ABC: A Manual for Cleaning Women
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Critics Christina Cauterucci, Mark Harris, and Katy Waldman discuss Lucia Berlin's dazzling short story collection. Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at AudiblePodcast.com/abc. Next month, Slate's Audio Book Club chats about Better Living Through Criticism by A.O. Scott. Read the book and join us for our conversation in March!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 04, 2016
ABC: Purity
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Slate critic, Katy Waldman, is joined by Parul Sehgal of the New York Times Book Review and culture critic, Meghan O'Rourke, to discuss Jonathan Franzen's Dickensian novel – Purity.   Next month, Slate's Audio Book Club will discuss A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin. Read the book and join us for a conversation in February!   Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at AudiblePodcast.com/ABC.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 14, 2016
ABC: Fates and Furies
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&nbsp; Slate critics Emily Bazelon, Laura Miller, and Katy Waldman discuss Lauren Groff's ambitious new novel, “Fates and Furies.” Next month, Slate's Audio Book Club discusses “Purity,” by Jonathan Franzen. Read the book and join us for our conversation in January! Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, a new video learning service with more than 5,000 lectures. As a member of The Great Courses Plus, you can watch as many lectures as you want, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Sign up for a free one-month trial by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/abc. And by The Message, an original science fiction podcast from Panoply and GE Podcast Theater. All of Season 1 is available now, so listen and find out why a 70-year-old alien recording seems to be killing people. Search for The Message on iTunes. Visit our Audio Book Club archive page for a complete list of the more than 75 books we’ve discussed over the years. Or you can listen to any of our previous club meetings through our iTunes feed. Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 08, 2015
ABC: A Little Life
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Slate critics Laura Bennett, Andrew Kahn, Dan Kois, and Katy Waldman discuss Hanya Yanagihara's misery-soaked epic.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 06, 2015
ABC: The Martian
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Laura Miller, and Katy Waldman discuss Andy Weir's tense space procedural.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 08, 2015
ABC: Between the World and Me
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Slate critics Jamelle Bouie, Meghan O'Rourke, and Katy Waldman discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates' searing book about being black in America.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 18, 2015
ABC: Go Set a Watchman
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Meghan O'Rourke, and Katy Waldman discuss Harper Lee's newly published sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2015
ABC: Station Eleven
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Slate critics Jamelle Bouie, Hanna Rosin, and Katy Waldman discuss Emily St. John Mandel's award-winning novel.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 10, 2015
ABC: All the Light We Cannot See
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Slate critics Emily Bazelon, Hanna Rosin, and Katy Waldman discuss Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 05, 2015
ABC: H Is for Hawk
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Slate critics Katy Waldman, Julia Turner, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Helen MacDonald's shapeshifting memoir.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 08, 2015
ABC: How to Be Both
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Slate critics Emily Bazelon, Hanna Rosin, and Katy Waldman discuss Ali Smith's novel about a prickly, grief-torn teenager and her Renaissance painter counterpart.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2015
ABC: The Girl on the Train
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Katy Waldman, and Laura Bennett discuss Paula Hawkins' bestselling thriller.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2015
ABC: The Night of the Gun by David Carr
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David Carr, former New York Times critic and media columnist, died on Thursday. He was 58. In honor of Carr, we are re-posting our Audio Book Club about his 2008 memoir, The Night of the Gun.  The story of Carr's descent into alcoholism and drug dependency is, on the one hand, a typical addiction-and-recovery memoir. But Carr tries to add a new twist to the old genre by relying on his reporting skills, rather than just his memory, to reconstruct a more accurate personal history. Carr interviews his friends, family, and ex-girlfriends, and digs through his old medical records in search of objective truth. Does Carr succeed at leaving convention behind? The 45-minute conversation explores this question and many others. Listen to more installments of Slate’s Audio Book Club.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2015
ABC: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
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With the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie in theaters this week, wandering minds are drifting back towards the world of E.L. James’ blockbuster erotic novel. In this episode of the Audio Book Club, previously published around the height of Fifty Shades mania, Slate culture editor Dan Kois, Slate culture critic Meghan O’Rourke, and Slate DoubleX founder Hanna Rosin debate the merits of the book. O’Rourke describes it as maybe the worst book she’s read in her life, but still has quite a bit to say about the book’s issues of class. Rosin expanded on her ideas from her March 2012 piece about the book’s sexual politics and admitted that a second read had led her to better understand why every woman she knew was reading and loving the book. Kois attempted to perform Christian Grey’s “gray gaze” on the radio. Hear their two-year-old predictions of what the film, now in theaters, might look like.  Note: This episode contains spoilers. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2015
ABC: Redeployment
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Meghan O'Rourke, and Hanna Rosin discuss Phil Klay's National Book Award-winning debut collection of stories about the Iraq war. Complete Slate's podcast listener survey! Tell us about yourself and your favorite podcasts so Slate can serve you better. We'd appreciate two minutes of your time. Go to http://slate.com/survey …<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2015
ABC: My Brilliant Friend
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Slate critics Katy Waldman, David Haglund, and Parul Sehgal discuss the first in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan trilogy.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2015
ABC: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Emily Bazelon discuss Karen Joy Fowler's novel about an all-too-human family.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2014
ABC: The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Choire Sicha, and Miriam Krule discuss Lev Grossman's fantasy trilogy.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2014
ABC: Cheryl Strayed's Wild
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Parul Sehgal, and Katy Waldman discuss Cheryl Strayed's memoir.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 10, 2014
ABC: The Bad Feminist
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Slate's Audio Book Club take on Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay's book of essays on gender, race and her messy life.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 12, 2014
Audio Book Club: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and Hanna Rosin discuss Roz Chast's cartoon memoir about her parents' decline.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2014
The Audio Book Club: My Struggle
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Slate's Dan Kois and David Haglund talk with New York Times Book Review editor Parul Sehgal about Book 1 of Karl Ove Knausgaard's 6-volume autobiographical epic.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 11, 2014
The Audio Book Club: Americanah
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Jamelle Bouie, and Emily Bazelon discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel about Nigerians immigrating abroad and returning home.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2014
The Audio Book Club: Dept. of Speculation
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Meghan O'Rourke, and Jessica Winter discuss Jenny Offill's novel about the struggle to make art part of a full life.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 09, 2014
The Audio Book Club: Where'd You Go, Bernadette
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Maria Semple's bestselling comic novel set in Seattle.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2014
The Audio Book Club Live: Slaughterhouse-Five
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Recorded live at Town Hall Seattle, Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and special guest Hugh Howey discuss Kurt Vonnegut's countercultural classic.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 07, 2014
Audio Book Club: The Group
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Slate critics David Haglund, Emily Bazelon and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Mary McCarthy's classic 1953 novel.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2014
Audio Book Club: The Good Lord Bird
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and David Haglund discuss James McBride’s National Book Award winning novel about slavery and John Brown.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 10, 2014
Audio Book Club: The Goldfinch
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Meghan O’Rourke discuss Donna Tartt’s big literary adventure novel.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2013
The Audio Book Club: Bleeding Edge
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Forrest Wickman discuss Thomas Pynchon's mystery set in the New York tech world around 9/11.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 08, 2013
The Audio Book Club: Ender’s Game
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Slate critics David Haglund, Emily Bazelon, and Meghan O’Rourke discuss Orson Scott Card’s science fiction classic.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 11, 2013
The Audio Book Club: The Flamethrowers
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and David Haglund debate Rachel Kushner’s novel of the New York art scene, Italian revolutionaries, and motorcycle racing.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 05, 2013
Audio Book Club: Life After Life
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and Katy Waldman discuss Kate Atkinson’s historical novel about a British woman who lives World War II over and over again.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2013
Audio Book Club: The Interestings
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and David Plotz discuss Meg Wolitzer's novel.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 11, 2013
The Slate Audio Book Club: Tenth of December
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Slate critics Dan Kois and David Haglund discuss George Saunders’ celebrated collection of short stories.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 17, 2013
The Slate Audio Book Club: Swann's Way
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Emily Bazelon, David Haglund, and Meghan O'Rourke celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first volume of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 02, 2013
The Audio Book Club: Going Clear
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Lawrence Wright's epic investigation into Scientology.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 12, 2013
The Audio Book Club: Arcadia by Lauren Groff
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Slate’s Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and David Haglund discuss Lauren Groff’s novel of a 1970s hippie commune.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 01, 2013
The Audio Book Club: Pride and Prejudice
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Slate’s David Plotz, Julia Turner, and Seth Stevenson celebrate Jane Austen’s classic novel on its 200th birthday.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2013
The Audio Book Club: Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Emily Bazelon discuss Katherine Boo’s National Book Award-winning story of life in a Mumbai slum.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 04, 2013
The Audio Book Club: Zadie Smith’s NW
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and David Haglund discuss Zadie Smith’s novel about four Londoners from the same council estate.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 30, 2012
Slate Audio Book Club: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
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Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss David Mitchell's epic novel.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 02, 2012
The Audio Book Club: How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
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Slate critics Dan Kois, Meghan O’Rourke, and David Haglund discuss Sheila Heti’s polarizing novel about life and art.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 05, 2012
Audio Book Club: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin discuss the plot-twisting thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 07, 2012
Audio Book Club: Capital by John Lanchester
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Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon and David Haglund discuss the sprawling London novel Capital by John Lanchester.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2012
Audio Book Club: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
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Dan Kois, Meghan O'Rourke, and Hanna Rosin discuss the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 29, 2012
Audio Book Club: Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
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Emily Bazelon, Dan Kois, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Alison Bechdel's comic memoir Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 01, 2012
Audio Book Club: The Good Mother by Sue Miller
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Emily Bazelon, Hanna Rosin, and special guest novelist Amy Bloom discuss Sue Miller's The Good Mother on the novel's 25th anniversary.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 08, 2011
Audio Book Club: This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman
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Slate editors discuss Helen Schulman's "This Beautiful Life," a new novel about a video that goes viral and ruins the lives of two teenagers at a posh New York City private school.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2011
Audio Book Club: The Submission by Amy Waldman
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For Slate's September Audio Book club, Yale art historian and architect Kishwar Rizvi joins Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin to discuss The Submission, Amy Waldman's novel about memorializing 9/11.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 26, 2011
Audio Book Club: Jennifer Egan's A Visit From the Goon Squad
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Michael Agger, Emily Bazelon, and Julia Turner talk about the memorable themes and intricate structure of Jennifer Egan's prize-winning A Visit From the Goon Squad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 29, 2011
Audio Book Club: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series
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Slate editors Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin discuss the final book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Joining them are two Potter enthusiasts: Emily’s son Simon, 8, and Hanna’s daughter Noa, 10. They discuss death, loyalty and Snape's love for Lily.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 16, 2011
Audio Book Club: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
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Slate editors Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, and the New Yorker’s Margaret Talbot discuss Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks’ latest historical novel, Caleb’s Crossing.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 27, 2011
Audio Book Club: Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
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Our critics, including Yale historian David Blight, discuss the Civil War classic The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 31, 2011
Audio Book Club: Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein
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In this week’s audio book club, Slate’s Daniel Engber, David Plotz and Hanna Rosin discuss Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein, about his quest to compete in the U.S. Memory Championships, and what he learned about the human brain along the way.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 27, 2011
Audio Book Club: Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!
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In this week’s Audio Book Club, Slate’s Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and Hanna Rosin discuss Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!, a new novel about the struggle of a family who runs an alligator-wrestling theme park.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2011
Audio Book Club: Emma Donoghue’s Room
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Slate’s Audio Book Club discusses Emma Donoghue’s Room, a best-selling novel about a 5-year-old boy raised by his mother in a shed where she has been held prisoner since before he was born.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2011
Audio Book Club: "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua
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Hanna Rosin, Ann Hulbert, and Nina Shen Rastogi discuss Amy Chua's book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother." We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 26, 2011
DoubleX Audio Book Club: Lydia Davis’ Translation of Madame Bovary
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Emily Bazelon, Hanna Rosin and Margaret Talbot discuss the new translation of Gustave Flaubert's nineteenth century French classic Madame Bovary. Relive your college days with this dissection of the original desperate housewife.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 30, 2010
Audio Book Club: "Lord of Misrule," by Jaimy Gordon
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Meghan O’Rourke, Troy Patterson, and Michael Agger  discuss Jaimy Gordon's book, Lord of Misrule. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2010
DoubleX Audio Book Club: Nicole Krauss’ Great House
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In this week’s gabfest, DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, along with The New Yorker’s Margaret Talbot, discuss Nicole Krauss’ latest novel, Great House. They discuss why this novel is less light hearted than Krauss’ last one, The History of Love.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 02, 2010
Audio Book Club: "Remainder," by Tom McCarthy
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Meghan O’Rourke, Troy Patterson, and Michael Agger discuss Tom McCarthy's book, Remainder. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 15, 2010
DoubleX Audio Book Club: Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom.
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In this week's audio book club, DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin and The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot discuss Jonathan Franzen's Freedom. The novel follows Patty and Walter Berglund's failing marriage and serves as a commentary on how we live.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 07, 2010
Audio Book Club: "Super Sad True Love Story," by Gary Shteyngart
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Jacob Weisberg, Jody Rosen and Troy Patterson discuss Gary Shteyngart's book, Super Sad True Love Story. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 20, 2010
Audio Book Club: "The Imperfectionists," by Tom Rachman
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Julia Turner, June Thomas and Troy Patterson discussTom Rachman's book, "The Imperfectionists." We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2010
Audio Book Club: "Imperial Bedrooms," by Bret Easton Ellis
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Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Michael Agger discuss Bret Easton Ellis’ book, Imperial Bedrooms. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 18, 2010
Audio Book Club: "Reality Hunger - A Manifesto," by David Shields
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Meghan O’Rourke, Troy Patterson and Jody Rosen discuss David Shields’ book, Reality Hunger - A Manifesto. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 21, 2010
DoubleX Audio Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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DoubleX editors Hanna Rosin and Emily Bazelon, along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, discuss Rebecca Skloot's new non-fiction book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 17, 2010
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee: Slate's Audio Book Club
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Meghan O’Rourke, Troy Patterson and Emily Bazelon discuss Harper Lee's book, To Kill A Mockingbird. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 16, 2010
DoubleX Audio Book Club: The Surrendered
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DoubleX editors Hanna Rosin and Emily Bazelon along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot discuss Chang-rae Lee's new novel, The Surrendered.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 06, 2010
Audio Book Club: "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine," by Michael Lewis
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Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Daniel Gross discuss Michael Lewis' book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 19, 2010
Audio Book Club: Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
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Troy Patterson, Jacob Weisberg, and John Swansburg discuss Hilary Mantel's book, Wolf Hall. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 15, 2010
Audio Book Club: White Noise, by Don DeLillo
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Meghan O’Rourke, Stephen Metcalf, and Troy Patterson discuss Don DeLillo's book, White Noise. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2010
Audio Book Club: Lit, by Mary Karr
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Meghan O’Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss Mary Karr's memoir, Lit. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 18, 2010
Audio Book Club: Vladimir Nabokov
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Meghan O’Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss Vladimir Nabokov's book, The Original of Laura. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 21, 2009
Audio Book Club: Raymond Carver Stories
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson compare two versions of a story by Raymond Carver - "The Bath," and "A Small Good Thing." One version was heavily edited by Gordon Lish. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the stories before listening to this audio program<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 16, 2009
Audio Book Club: The Anthologist, by Nicholson Baker
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Meghan O’Rourke, Michael Agger, and Troy Patterson discuss Nicholson Baker's book, The Anthologist. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 19, 2009
Slate's Audio Book Club: The Catcher in the Rye
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and James Ryerson discuss J.D. Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 17, 2009
Audio Book Club: A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century, by Cristina Nehring
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and guest Laura Kipnis discuss Cristina Nehring's "A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century." We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 20, 2009
Audio Book Club: Thy Neighbor's Wife, by Gay Talese
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss Gay Talese's "Thy Neighbor's Wife." We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 15, 2009
Audio Book Club: John Cheever's 'The Swimmer,' and Flannery O'Connor's 'A Good Man is Hard To Find'
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss two short stories - John Cheever's 'The Swimmer,' and Flannery O'Connor's 'A Good Man is Hard To Find.' We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 18, 2009
Audio Book Club: Atmospheric Disturbances, by Rivka Galchen
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss Rivka Galchen's Atmospheric Disturbances. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 21, 2009
Slate's Audio Book Club: Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Katie Roiphe, Troy Patterson, and James Surowiecki discuss David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 18, 2009
Slate's Audio Book Club: Rabbit, Run, by John Updike
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss John Updike's Rabbit, Run. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 19, 2009
Note on Infinite Jest and Rabbit, Run
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The Slate Audio Book Club's discussion of Infinite Jest will be posted in March. In the meantime, we'll be discussing Rabbit, Run by John Updike the week of Feb. 16. Listen for more details.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 07, 2009
An Inauguration Novella, Part 5 of 5
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"All Along, This Was What Was Supposed to Happen," an original novella about the inauguration written and read by Curtis Sittenfeld. Part 5 of 5.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 20, 2009
An Inauguration Novella, Part 4 of 5
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"All Along, This Was What Was Supposed to Happen," an original novella about the inauguration written and read by Curtis Sittenfeld. Part 4 of 5.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 19, 2009
An Inauguration Novella, Part 3 of 5
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"All Along, This Was What Was Supposed to Happen," an original novella about the inauguration written and read by Curtis Sittenfeld. Part 3 of 5.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2009
An Inauguration Novella, Part 2 of 5
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"All Along, This Was What Was Supposed to Happen," an original novella about the inauguration written and read by Curtis Sittenfeld. Part 2 of 5.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 15, 2009
An Inauguration Novella, Part 1 of 5
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"All Along, This Was What Was Supposed to Happen," an original novella about the inauguration written and read by Curtis Sittenfeld. Part 1 of 5.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 14, 2009
Slate's Audio Book Club: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss the American classic The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 25, 2008
Slate's Audio Book Club: The Night of the Gun, by David Carr
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss New York Times columnist David Carr's The Night of the Gun, a memoir in which he uses his journalistic skills to dig up the details he's forgotten about his earlier life as a drug addict. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program. The next book we'll be discussing is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 09, 2008
Slate's Audio Book Club: American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Julia Turner discuss the novel American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 08, 2008
Slate's Audio Book Club: Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss the novel Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 06, 2008
Slate's Audio Book Club: Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Meghan O'Rourke, and Katie Roiphe discuss the novel Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 16, 2008
Slate's Audio Book Club: Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 04, 2008
Slate's Audio Book Club: Beautiful Children, by Charles Bock
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss the novel Beautiful Children, by Charles Bock. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 16, 2008
Slate's Audio Book Club: All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Jacob Weisberg discuss the novel All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2008
Slate: Audio Book Club: Eat, Pray, Love
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Katie Roiphe, and Julia Turner discuss Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 07, 2008
Slate's Audio Bookclub: Tree of Smoke
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Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and James Surowiecki discuss the novel Tree of Smoke, by Denis Johnson. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 03, 2008