Sure, you have important things to do. But it takes just a 10 minutes or so to learn about two upcoming book releases and something fascinating about the world.
Listen below or wherever you get your podcasts. Remember to visit your local library and your independent bookstore to lose some time yourself!
In this show, we get excited about two books — Pockets by Hannah Carlson and Roaming by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki. Then Dave tells us all about the best way to see whales in South Africa.
In this show, we're excited about two books — Black Sheep by Rachel Harrison and The Tao of the Backup Catcher by Tim Brown and Erik Kratz. Then Andrew, from the Overdue Podcast, recommends The Wheel of Time.
In this ep, we're excited about two books — the cookbook Portico by Leah Koenig and The Square of Sevens by Laura Shepherd-Robinson. Then Dave shares highlights from the nominees for a renowned nonfiction prize.
In this episode, we're excited about two new books — Where There Was Fire by John Manuel Arias and The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride — then Mel serves the story of the Philadelphia cheesesteak.
In this episode, we're excited about two books — The Continental Affair by Christine Mangan and The Quickening by Elizabeth Rush — then Dave explains why to put the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on your must-visit list.
In this episode, we're excited about two new compelling books — The Bookbinder by Pip Williams and Tabula Rasa, Vol 1 by John McPhee — then Dave tells us about the fascinating work of the Long Now Foundation.
In this episode, we're excited about two books — Ms. Demeanor by Elinor Lipman Moreno-Garcia and Speech Team: A Novel by Tim Murphy — then Mel gets nostalgic about Concorde and those zippy flights across the Atlantic.
In this episode, we're excited about two new books — Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale by Jon Klassen — then Dave shares a fascinating art project about phantom islands.
In this episode, we get excited about two new books for summer — The Only One Left by Riley Sager and The Art Thief by Michael Finkel — then Dave shares the amazing story of the gilded age socialite Ida Wood.
In this episode, we get excited about two new books — 100 Places to See After You Die by Ken Jennings and What the Dead Know by Barbara Butcher — then Mel gets enthusiastic about postcards from around the world.
In this episode, we get excited about two new books for reading fun — Return to Valetto by Dominic Smith and National Dish by Anya von Bremzen — then Dave shares a delightful poem about wonder by Reina del Cid.
In this episode, we get excited about two new books — Unpacking for Greece by Sally Jane Smith and Europe by Train by DK Eyewitness — then Mel gets excited about adaptations of Around the World in 80 Days.
In this episode, we get excited about two new books for reading fun — The Power of Saying No by Vanessa Patrick and Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum — then Dave shares fun facts about Shakespeare's First Folio.
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