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The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci for two episodes of bookish conversations. In their first episode guests will talk about their reading habits, likes and dislikes, and much more. I

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Ep. 178 Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi -- The Stacks Book Club (Juliet Litman)

It is The Stacks Book Club day, and we are discussing Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi. To help us talk about this YA romance we have brought back the wonderful Juliet Litman, host of the Bachelor Party and Jam Session podcasts, as well as head of development at The Ringer. Today we talk about men who are not emotionally available, important messages for young people, and the acknowledgement section in books. There are spoilers on today’s episode. Be sure to listen to the end of today’s episode to find out our book club pick for September! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/08/25/ep-178-emergency-contact SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Shop The Stacks Merch Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Juliet: Twitter

Ep. 178 Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi -- The Stacks Book Club (Juliet Litman)

It is The Stacks Book Club day, and we are discussing Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi. To help us talk about this YA romance we have brought back the wonderful Juliet Litman, host of the Bachelor Party and Jam Session podcasts, as well as head of development at The Ringer. Today we talk about men who are not emotionally available, important messages for young people, and the acknowledgement section in books. There are spoilers on today’s episode. Be sure to listen to the end of today’s episode to find out our book club pick for September! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/08/25/ep-178-emergency-contact SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Shop The Stacks Merch Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Juliet: Twitter

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25 Aug 21

Ep. 177 Defining the American Dream with Roger Bennett

If you’re in America and you love soccer, you know and love today’s guest, Roger “Rog” Bennett, the co-host of The Men in Blazers Show. Rog joins us to discuss his book, a New York Times #1 Bestseller, (Re)Born in the USA: An Englishman’s Love Letter to His Chosen Home. We talk about what it means to consider yourself an American, the dreams of our younger selves, and of course, a little soccer. The Stacks Book Club selection for August isEmergency Contactby Mary H. K. Choi. We will discuss the book with Juliet Litman on Wednesday August 25th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/08/18/ep-177-roger-bennett SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Hello Fresh- go to hellofresh.com/stacks14 and use the code STACKS14 to get up to 14 free meals including free shipping. CANVA PRO - to get your FREE 45 day extended trial got to canva.me/stacks 

Ep. 177 Defining the American Dream with Roger Bennett

If you’re in America and you love soccer, you know and love today’s guest, Roger “Rog” Bennett, the co-host of The Men in Blazers Show. Rog joins us to discuss his book, a New York Times #1 Bestseller, (Re)Born in the USA: An Englishman’s Love Letter to His Chosen Home. We talk about what it means to consider yourself an American, the dreams of our younger selves, and of course, a little soccer. The Stacks Book Club selection for August isEmergency Contactby Mary H. K. Choi. We will discuss the book with Juliet Litman on Wednesday August 25th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/08/18/ep-177-roger-bennett SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Hello Fresh- go to hellofresh.com/stacks14 and use the code STACKS14 to get up to 14 free meals including free shipping. CANVA PRO - to get your FREE 45 day extended trial got to canva.me/stacks 

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18 Aug 21

Ep. 176 Leaving a Record of History with Adam Serwer.

Today we welcome Adam Serwer to the podcast. Adam is a staff writer atThe Atlanticand the author of The New York Times bestsellerThe Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump’s America. We talk about the historical record, Democracy as a means of managing conflict, running as creative routine, and much more.   The Stacks Book Club selection for August isEmergency Contactby Mary H. K. Choi. We will discuss the book with Juliet Litman on Wednesday August 25th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website:https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/08/11/ep-176-adam-serwer SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM-get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the codeTHESTACKSat checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.orgor...

Ep. 176 Leaving a Record of History with Adam Serwer.

Today we welcome Adam Serwer to the podcast. Adam is a staff writer atThe Atlanticand the author of The New York Times bestsellerThe Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump’s America. We talk about the historical record, Democracy as a means of managing conflict, running as creative routine, and much more.   The Stacks Book Club selection for August isEmergency Contactby Mary H. K. Choi. We will discuss the book with Juliet Litman on Wednesday August 25th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website:https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/08/11/ep-176-adam-serwer SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM-get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the codeTHESTACKSat checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.orgor...

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11 Aug 21

Ep. 175 Chatty Books with Juliet Litman

Our guest today is Juliet Litman. Juliet is the host of the podcasts Bachelor Party and Jam Session on The Ringer network. She is also the head of production at the Ringer. We talk today about the similarities between television and books, why Juliet loves “chatty” novels, and what changes should be made to The Bachelor franchise. The Stacks Book Club selection for August isEmergency Contactby Mary H. K. Choi. We will discuss the book with Juliet Litman on Wednesday August 25th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/08/04/ep-175-juliet-litman/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the codeTHESTACKSat checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

Ep. 175 Chatty Books with Juliet Litman

Our guest today is Juliet Litman. Juliet is the host of the podcasts Bachelor Party and Jam Session on The Ringer network. She is also the head of production at the Ringer. We talk today about the similarities between television and books, why Juliet loves “chatty” novels, and what changes should be made to The Bachelor franchise. The Stacks Book Club selection for August isEmergency Contactby Mary H. K. Choi. We will discuss the book with Juliet Litman on Wednesday August 25th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/08/04/ep-175-juliet-litman/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the codeTHESTACKSat checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

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4 Aug 21

Ep. 174 The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui -- The Stacks Book Club (Mira Jacob)

It’s The Stacks Book Club day and we’re discussing our first ever graphic memoir on the show. The book is The Best We Could Doby Thi Bui, and our guest is graphic memoirist (Good Talk), novelist (The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing), and cultural critic, Mira Jacob. We talk today about the moment that a good book makes the reader examine themselves, books that don’t feel like reading, and the distillation of history for the sake of narrative. There are no spoilers on this episode. Be sure to listen until the end of the podcast to find out The Stacks Book Club pick for August! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/07/28/ep-174-the-best-we-could-do SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Plum Deluxe Tea - to get 10% off your tea order go to plumdeluxe.com and use the code THESTACKS at checkout.  Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Mira:

Ep. 174 The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui -- The Stacks Book Club (Mira Jacob)

It’s The Stacks Book Club day and we’re discussing our first ever graphic memoir on the show. The book is The Best We Could Doby Thi Bui, and our guest is graphic memoirist (Good Talk), novelist (The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing), and cultural critic, Mira Jacob. We talk today about the moment that a good book makes the reader examine themselves, books that don’t feel like reading, and the distillation of history for the sake of narrative. There are no spoilers on this episode. Be sure to listen until the end of the podcast to find out The Stacks Book Club pick for August! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/07/28/ep-174-the-best-we-could-do SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Plum Deluxe Tea - to get 10% off your tea order go to plumdeluxe.com and use the code THESTACKS at checkout.  Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Mira:

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28 Jul 21

Ep. 173 Living with Less with Christine Platt

Today we welcome author and decluttering expert Christine Platt, also known as The Afrominimalist. We talk today about Christine’s latest book The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living with Less. We discuss mistakes, embracing our own unique aesthetics and culture while practicing minimalism, and how the language around minimalism doesn’t have to be so scary. The Stacks Book Club selection for July isThe Best We Could Doby Thi Bui. We will discuss the book with Mira Jacob on Wednesday July 28th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/07/21/ep-173-christine-platt SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Canva- get a free 45-day extended trial when you go to canva.me/stacks Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code THESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

Ep. 173 Living with Less with Christine Platt

Today we welcome author and decluttering expert Christine Platt, also known as The Afrominimalist. We talk today about Christine’s latest book The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living with Less. We discuss mistakes, embracing our own unique aesthetics and culture while practicing minimalism, and how the language around minimalism doesn’t have to be so scary. The Stacks Book Club selection for July isThe Best We Could Doby Thi Bui. We will discuss the book with Mira Jacob on Wednesday July 28th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/07/21/ep-173-christine-platt SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Canva- get a free 45-day extended trial when you go to canva.me/stacks Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code THESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

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21 Jul 21

Ep. 172 The Art vs.The Artist with Quentin Tarantino

Our guest today is Academy Award winning screenwriter and director Quentin Tarantino, yes, that Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained). He joins us to talk about his debut novel, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a novelization of his film with the same title. We discuss the art versus the artist debate, the challenges of writing a novel, and if Tarantino really plans to retire from filmmaking after his next film. The Stacks Book Club selection for July isThe Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. We will discuss the book with Mira Jacob on Wednesday July 28th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/07/14/ep-172-quentin-tarantino SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Page1 Books- get a monthly book subscription box that’s personalized just for you at page1books.com Care/Of- to get 50% off your first order head to

Ep. 172 The Art vs.The Artist with Quentin Tarantino

Our guest today is Academy Award winning screenwriter and director Quentin Tarantino, yes, that Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained). He joins us to talk about his debut novel, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a novelization of his film with the same title. We discuss the art versus the artist debate, the challenges of writing a novel, and if Tarantino really plans to retire from filmmaking after his next film. The Stacks Book Club selection for July isThe Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. We will discuss the book with Mira Jacob on Wednesday July 28th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/07/14/ep-172-quentin-tarantino SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Page1 Books- get a monthly book subscription box that’s personalized just for you at page1books.com Care/Of- to get 50% off your first order head to

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14 Jul 21

Ep. 171 Trusting in Optimism with Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob is an author, illustrator, and cultural critic. Her 2019 graphic memoir, Good Talk, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and her writing can be found in places like The New York Times Book Review and Vogue. Today we talk with Mira about the ways optimism is a form of bravery, the alignment of form, function, and story, and the system that leads to authors writing blurbs for books. The Stacks Book Club selection for July isThe Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. We will discuss the book with Mira Jacob on Wednesday July 28th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/07/07/ep-171-mira-jacob SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Plum Deluxe- get 10% off your purchase when you go toplumdeluxe.com and use the code THESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Mira: Twitter | Instagram

Ep. 171 Trusting in Optimism with Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob is an author, illustrator, and cultural critic. Her 2019 graphic memoir, Good Talk, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and her writing can be found in places like The New York Times Book Review and Vogue. Today we talk with Mira about the ways optimism is a form of bravery, the alignment of form, function, and story, and the system that leads to authors writing blurbs for books. The Stacks Book Club selection for July isThe Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. We will discuss the book with Mira Jacob on Wednesday July 28th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/07/07/ep-171-mira-jacob SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Plum Deluxe- get 10% off your purchase when you go toplumdeluxe.com and use the code THESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Mira: Twitter | Instagram

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7 Jul 21

Ep. 170 The Undying by Anne Boyer -- The Stacks Book Club (Mychal Denzel Smith)

It’s time for another installment of The Stacks Book Club. This month we’re discussing The Undying: A Meditation on Modern Illness by Anne Boyer with Mychal Denzel Smith (Stakes is High). Our conversation explores the commodification of cancer, the ways sexism is entrenched in the language of breast cancer, and how form and content can work together and fight against one another in the same text. There are no spoilers in this episode. Be sure to listen until the end of the podcast to find out The Stacks Book Club pick for July! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/06/30/ep-170-the-undying SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM- get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code THESTACKS at checkout.  Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Mychal: Twitter |

Ep. 170 The Undying by Anne Boyer -- The Stacks Book Club (Mychal Denzel Smith)

It’s time for another installment of The Stacks Book Club. This month we’re discussing The Undying: A Meditation on Modern Illness by Anne Boyer with Mychal Denzel Smith (Stakes is High). Our conversation explores the commodification of cancer, the ways sexism is entrenched in the language of breast cancer, and how form and content can work together and fight against one another in the same text. There are no spoilers in this episode. Be sure to listen until the end of the podcast to find out The Stacks Book Club pick for July! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/06/30/ep-170-the-undying SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM- get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code THESTACKS at checkout.  Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Mychal: Twitter |

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30 Jun 21

Ep. 169 Defining Love for Ourselves with Ashley C. Ford

Ashley C. Ford is a host, podcaster, writer, and now author. Her debut book, Somebody’s Daughter, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and tells the story of her childhood as it relates to her coming of age and her father’s incarceration. Today we discuss therapy as part of her writing process, the ways anger can fuel passion, and what it means to be published by Oprah Winfrey’s imprint.  The Stacks Book Club selection for June isThe Undyingby Anne Boyer. We will discuss the book with Mychal Denzel Smith on Wednesday June 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/06/23/ep-169-ashley-c-ford/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Canva- get a free 45-day extended trial of Canva Pro when you go to canva.me/stacks Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Ashley: Twitter | Instagram | Website

Ep. 169 Defining Love for Ourselves with Ashley C. Ford

Ashley C. Ford is a host, podcaster, writer, and now author. Her debut book, Somebody’s Daughter, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and tells the story of her childhood as it relates to her coming of age and her father’s incarceration. Today we discuss therapy as part of her writing process, the ways anger can fuel passion, and what it means to be published by Oprah Winfrey’s imprint.  The Stacks Book Club selection for June isThe Undyingby Anne Boyer. We will discuss the book with Mychal Denzel Smith on Wednesday June 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/06/23/ep-169-ashley-c-ford/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Canva- get a free 45-day extended trial of Canva Pro when you go to canva.me/stacks Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Ashley: Twitter | Instagram | Website

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23 Jun 21

Ep. 168 Embodying History with Clint Smith

Today we are joined by Clint Smith author of How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America. Clint is also a staff writer at The Atlantic and the poet behind Counting Descent. We talk about how Clint’s poetry informs his nonfiction writing, the capacity to be surprised, and the recency of slavery. The Stacks Book Club selection for June isThe Undyingby Anne Boyer. We will discuss the book with Mychal Denzel Smith on Wednesday June 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/06/16/ep-168-clint-smith SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Care/Of- get 50% off your first order when you go to takecareof.com and use the code STACKS50 Read THE BLACK KIDSby Christina Hammond Hello Fresh- head to

Ep. 168 Embodying History with Clint Smith

Today we are joined by Clint Smith author of How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America. Clint is also a staff writer at The Atlantic and the poet behind Counting Descent. We talk about how Clint’s poetry informs his nonfiction writing, the capacity to be surprised, and the recency of slavery. The Stacks Book Club selection for June isThe Undyingby Anne Boyer. We will discuss the book with Mychal Denzel Smith on Wednesday June 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/06/16/ep-168-clint-smith SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Care/Of- get 50% off your first order when you go to takecareof.com and use the code STACKS50 Read THE BLACK KIDSby Christina Hammond Hello Fresh- head to

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16 Jun 21

Ep. 167 Disrupting the Systems that Cage Us with Marlon Peterson

Today we are joined by author and activist Marlon Peterson. His book Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song is out now and is both a memoir of Marlon’s time in prison and an indictment of a system that fails its citizens. We talk today about possibility, asking different questions, and romantic comedies.  The Stacks Book Club selection for June isThe Undyingby Anne Boyer. We will discuss the book with Mychal Denzel Smith on Wednesday June 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/06/09/ep-167-marlon-peterson SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Plum Deluxe- get 10% off your purchase when you go toplumdeluxe.com and use the code THESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission.Connect with Marlon: Instagram

Ep. 167 Disrupting the Systems that Cage Us with Marlon Peterson

Today we are joined by author and activist Marlon Peterson. His book Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song is out now and is both a memoir of Marlon’s time in prison and an indictment of a system that fails its citizens. We talk today about possibility, asking different questions, and romantic comedies.  The Stacks Book Club selection for June isThe Undyingby Anne Boyer. We will discuss the book with Mychal Denzel Smith on Wednesday June 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/06/09/ep-167-marlon-peterson SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Plum Deluxe- get 10% off your purchase when you go toplumdeluxe.com and use the code THESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission.Connect with Marlon: Instagram

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9 Jun 21

Ep. 166 Who Do We Want to Be with Mychal Denzel Smith

Our guest this week is Mychal Denzel Smith, the author of one of Traci’s favorite books from 2020, Stakes is High. Mychal’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other publications, and now he hosts the Open Form podcast. Today we talk about the difference between accountability and punishment, abolition, and what it means to want better for America. The Stacks Book Club selection for June isThe Undyingby Anne Boyer. We will discuss the book with Mychal Denzel Smith on Wednesday June 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/06/02/ep-166-mychal-denzel-smith/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Mychal: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Open Form...

Ep. 166 Who Do We Want to Be with Mychal Denzel Smith

Our guest this week is Mychal Denzel Smith, the author of one of Traci’s favorite books from 2020, Stakes is High. Mychal’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other publications, and now he hosts the Open Form podcast. Today we talk about the difference between accountability and punishment, abolition, and what it means to want better for America. The Stacks Book Club selection for June isThe Undyingby Anne Boyer. We will discuss the book with Mychal Denzel Smith on Wednesday June 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/06/02/ep-166-mychal-denzel-smith/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Mychal: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Open Form...

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2 Jun 21

Ep. 165 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy -- The Stacks Book Club (Jenny Lee)

Today is The Stacks Book Club day and we’re finally discussing Anna Kareninaby Leo Tolstoy with author Jenny Lee. Jenny’s books Anna K and Anna K Away are modern day retellings of Anna Karenina which makes her the perfect person to do a deep dive into this mega-novel. Please be warned there are a lot of spoilers in the episode. Also, a huge thank you to everyone who read along with us, it's no small feat, and we’re honored you took the time to read along with us! There are spoilers on this episode. Be sure to listen until the end of the podcast to find out The Stacks Book Club pick for June! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/05/26/ep-165-anna-karenina SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Plum Deluxe- get 10% off your purchase when you go to plumdeluxe.com and use the code THESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon

Ep. 165 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy -- The Stacks Book Club (Jenny Lee)

Today is The Stacks Book Club day and we’re finally discussing Anna Kareninaby Leo Tolstoy with author Jenny Lee. Jenny’s books Anna K and Anna K Away are modern day retellings of Anna Karenina which makes her the perfect person to do a deep dive into this mega-novel. Please be warned there are a lot of spoilers in the episode. Also, a huge thank you to everyone who read along with us, it's no small feat, and we’re honored you took the time to read along with us! There are spoilers on this episode. Be sure to listen until the end of the podcast to find out The Stacks Book Club pick for June! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/05/26/ep-165-anna-karenina SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Plum Deluxe- get 10% off your purchase when you go to plumdeluxe.com and use the code THESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon

01:12:55

26 May 21

Ep. 164 Breaking a Story with Patrick Radden Keefe

Our guest today is staff writer at The New Yorker, and award winning author Patrick Radden Keefe. We talk about his newest book Empire of Change: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, and the ways the opioid crisis was directly connected to their drug OxyContin. We also discuss Patrick’s thinking around breaking a story, writing after the success of his bestselling book Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, and his foray into podcasting with his show Wind of Change. The Stacks Book Club selection for May is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. We will discuss the book with Jenny Lee on Wednesday May 26th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/05/19/ep-164-patrick-radden-keefe SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Care/Of - get 50% off your first order with Care/Of by going to takecareof.com and using the code STACKS50 Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

Ep. 164 Breaking a Story with Patrick Radden Keefe

Our guest today is staff writer at The New Yorker, and award winning author Patrick Radden Keefe. We talk about his newest book Empire of Change: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, and the ways the opioid crisis was directly connected to their drug OxyContin. We also discuss Patrick’s thinking around breaking a story, writing after the success of his bestselling book Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, and his foray into podcasting with his show Wind of Change. The Stacks Book Club selection for May is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. We will discuss the book with Jenny Lee on Wednesday May 26th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/05/19/ep-164-patrick-radden-keefe SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Care/Of - get 50% off your first order with Care/Of by going to takecareof.com and using the code STACKS50 Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

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19 May 21

Ep. 163 Pushing the Boundaries of Understanding with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Today we're joined by Chanda Prescod Weinstein, a theoretical physicist specializing in early universe cosmology. She is the author ofThe Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred. We talk today about science anxiety, the ways politics play into science, and how the cosmos are part of all of our lives. The Stacks Book Club selection for May is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy we will discuss the book with Jenny Lee on Wednesday May 26th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/05/12/ep-163-chanda-prescod-weinstein SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Hello Fresh- Go to hellofresh.com/stacks12 and use code stacks12 to get 12 free meals including free shipping. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Chanda: Twitter | Instagram |

Ep. 163 Pushing the Boundaries of Understanding with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Today we're joined by Chanda Prescod Weinstein, a theoretical physicist specializing in early universe cosmology. She is the author ofThe Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred. We talk today about science anxiety, the ways politics play into science, and how the cosmos are part of all of our lives. The Stacks Book Club selection for May is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy we will discuss the book with Jenny Lee on Wednesday May 26th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/05/12/ep-163-chanda-prescod-weinstein SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Hello Fresh- Go to hellofresh.com/stacks12 and use code stacks12 to get 12 free meals including free shipping. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Chanda: Twitter | Instagram |

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12 May 21

Ep. 162 Adapting a Classic with Jenny Lee

Today on The Stacks we’re talking with TV writer and author Jenny Lee. Jenny is the author of Anna K a modern retelling of Anna Karenina set in the world of New York City’s teenage elite. Her brand new book is a sequel to the bestselling Anna K entitled, Anna K Away. We talk today about adapting a classic, what happens when the source material runs out, and the very real struggle of not always liking your work.  The Stacks Book Club selection for May is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy we will discuss the book with Jenny Lee on Wednesday May 26th. Click here to be part of The Stacks fundraiser for Million Book Project. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/05/05/ep-162-jenny-lee SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org

Ep. 162 Adapting a Classic with Jenny Lee

Today on The Stacks we’re talking with TV writer and author Jenny Lee. Jenny is the author of Anna K a modern retelling of Anna Karenina set in the world of New York City’s teenage elite. Her brand new book is a sequel to the bestselling Anna K entitled, Anna K Away. We talk today about adapting a classic, what happens when the source material runs out, and the very real struggle of not always liking your work.  The Stacks Book Club selection for May is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy we will discuss the book with Jenny Lee on Wednesday May 26th. Click here to be part of The Stacks fundraiser for Million Book Project. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/05/05/ep-162-jenny-lee SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org

01:13:29

5 May 21

Ep. 161 The Tradition by Jericho Brown -- The Stacks Book Club (Reginald Dwayne Betts)

On today's episode of The Stacks we're talking with poet, lawyer, and activist, Reginald Dwayne Betts aboutThe Tradition by Jericho Brown for The Stacks Book Club. We discuss poems as fact or fiction, what happens when you hear a poem out loud, and the ways different poems can take on different meanings to different people.  Click here to be part of The Stacks fundraiser for Million Book Project. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/04/28/ep-161-the-tradition SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Care/Of - to get 50% off your first order of Care/Of go to takecareof.com and use code STACKS50 Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Dwayne:

Ep. 161 The Tradition by Jericho Brown -- The Stacks Book Club (Reginald Dwayne Betts)

On today's episode of The Stacks we're talking with poet, lawyer, and activist, Reginald Dwayne Betts aboutThe Tradition by Jericho Brown for The Stacks Book Club. We discuss poems as fact or fiction, what happens when you hear a poem out loud, and the ways different poems can take on different meanings to different people.  Click here to be part of The Stacks fundraiser for Million Book Project. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/04/28/ep-161-the-tradition SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Care/Of - to get 50% off your first order of Care/Of go to takecareof.com and use code STACKS50 Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Dwayne:

01:23:32

28 Apr 21

Ep. 160 Black People Doing Spectacular Things with Hanif Abdurraqib

On this week's episode we're joined by Hanif Abdurraqib. Hanif is an author, poet, music and cultural critic, and the host of the podcastObject of Sound. We talk today about his newest book,A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance. We talk today about how Hanif expanded the definition of performance, restraint as a tool in writing, and finding gratitude amidst grief.  Click here to be part of The Stacks fundraiser for Million Book Project. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website:  SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHESTACKS at checkout. Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Libro.FM! Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Hanif: Instagram |

Ep. 160 Black People Doing Spectacular Things with Hanif Abdurraqib

On this week's episode we're joined by Hanif Abdurraqib. Hanif is an author, poet, music and cultural critic, and the host of the podcastObject of Sound. We talk today about his newest book,A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance. We talk today about how Hanif expanded the definition of performance, restraint as a tool in writing, and finding gratitude amidst grief.  Click here to be part of The Stacks fundraiser for Million Book Project. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website:  SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHESTACKS at checkout. Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Libro.FM! Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Hanif: Instagram |

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21 Apr 21

Ep. 159 Surviving the White Gaze with Rebecca Carroll

Our guest today Rebecca Carroll. Rebecca is a writer, cultural critic, and podcaster. She is the author of multiple books including her memoir which came out in  February and is titledSurviving the White Gaze.  We discuss her life as a Black child adopted into a white family, how she continues to interrogate the white gaze, and her 2020 podcastCome Through with Rebecca Carroll. There are no spoilers on this episode. For the month of April, The Stacks is raising $50,000 for Million Book Project to bring books into prisons nationwide. Click here to donate. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website:  SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Rebecca:Twitter|Instagram

Ep. 159 Surviving the White Gaze with Rebecca Carroll

Our guest today Rebecca Carroll. Rebecca is a writer, cultural critic, and podcaster. She is the author of multiple books including her memoir which came out in  February and is titledSurviving the White Gaze.  We discuss her life as a Black child adopted into a white family, how she continues to interrogate the white gaze, and her 2020 podcastCome Through with Rebecca Carroll. There are no spoilers on this episode. For the month of April, The Stacks is raising $50,000 for Million Book Project to bring books into prisons nationwide. Click here to donate. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website:  SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Rebecca:Twitter|Instagram

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14 Apr 21

Ep. 158 Reaching for Answers with Reginald Dwayne Betts

66On today's episode we talk with poet, author, activist, and attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts (Felon). In the conversation we explore the ways we police and punish ourselves and the people around us, the conditions of worthiness, and the balance between form and word choice in poetry. Dwayne also shares about his nonprofit, Million Book Project 6, and the work they do to bring books into prisons. Click here to be part of The Stacks fundraiser for Million Book Project.  The Stacks Book Club selection for April is The Traditionby Jericho Brown, we will discuss the book with Reginald Dwayne Betts on Wednesday April 7th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/04/07/ep-158-reginald-dwayne-betts SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Hello Fresh - go to hellorfresh.com/stacks12 and use code STACKS12 for 12 free meals including free shipping. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through

Ep. 158 Reaching for Answers with Reginald Dwayne Betts

66On today's episode we talk with poet, author, activist, and attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts (Felon). In the conversation we explore the ways we police and punish ourselves and the people around us, the conditions of worthiness, and the balance between form and word choice in poetry. Dwayne also shares about his nonprofit, Million Book Project 6, and the work they do to bring books into prisons. Click here to be part of The Stacks fundraiser for Million Book Project.  The Stacks Book Club selection for April is The Traditionby Jericho Brown, we will discuss the book with Reginald Dwayne Betts on Wednesday April 7th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/04/07/ep-158-reginald-dwayne-betts SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Hello Fresh - go to hellorfresh.com/stacks12 and use code STACKS12 for 12 free meals including free shipping. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through

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7 Apr 21

Ep. 157 Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh -- The Stacks Book Club (Nic Stone)

It's time for The Stacks Book Club conversation about our March pick, 2020 National Book Award Finalist,Every Body Lookingby Candice Iloh. We are joined by prolific YA author, Nic Stone (Dear Martin,Dear Justyce). Our conversation explores what makes a book "good" or "bad", the complexity of finding one's self, and the power and value in our bodies. There are spoilers on this episode. Be sure to listen until the end of today’s episode to find out our book club picks for BOTH April and May! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/03/31/ep-157-every-body-looking SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Nic:Instagram

Ep. 157 Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh -- The Stacks Book Club (Nic Stone)

It's time for The Stacks Book Club conversation about our March pick, 2020 National Book Award Finalist,Every Body Lookingby Candice Iloh. We are joined by prolific YA author, Nic Stone (Dear Martin,Dear Justyce). Our conversation explores what makes a book "good" or "bad", the complexity of finding one's self, and the power and value in our bodies. There are spoilers on this episode. Be sure to listen until the end of today’s episode to find out our book club picks for BOTH April and May! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/03/31/ep-157-every-body-looking SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Nic:Instagram

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31 Mar 21

Ep. 156 Pursuing a Passion with Brandon Hobson

Brandon Hobson is a National Book Award Finalist, and the author of a brand new novel called The Removed. The book is about one family and the lasting impacts from the murder of  their son at the hands of a police officer. Today we talk about how The Removed challenges stereotypes around Native Americans, creating a career from passions, and the writers who inspire Brandon. There are no spoilers on this episode. The Stacks Book Club selection for March isEvery Body Looking by Candice Iloh, we will discuss the book with Nic Stone on March 31st. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/03/24/ep-156-brandon-hobson SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Care/Of - head to takecareof.com and use the code stacks50 for 50% off your first order Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Brandon: Twitter

Ep. 156 Pursuing a Passion with Brandon Hobson

Brandon Hobson is a National Book Award Finalist, and the author of a brand new novel called The Removed. The book is about one family and the lasting impacts from the murder of  their son at the hands of a police officer. Today we talk about how The Removed challenges stereotypes around Native Americans, creating a career from passions, and the writers who inspire Brandon. There are no spoilers on this episode. The Stacks Book Club selection for March isEvery Body Looking by Candice Iloh, we will discuss the book with Nic Stone on March 31st. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/03/24/ep-156-brandon-hobson SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Care/Of - head to takecareof.com and use the code stacks50 for 50% off your first order Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Brandon: Twitter

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24 Mar 21

Ep. 155 The Art of the Crush with Mary H.K. Choi

Today on the podcast we talk with young adult author Mary H.K. Choi about her newest book,Yolk. Mary shares with us about her struggles with disordered eating, the steps she takes to take care of herself and her body, and writing about the city of New York. We also spend time discussing having a crush and what makes someone crush worthy. There are no spoilers on this episode. The Stacks Book Club selection for March isEvery Body Looking by Candice Iloh, we will discuss the book with Nic Stone on March 31st. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/03/17/ep-155-mary-hk-choi SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon If you love The Stacks check out First Draft with Sarah Enni for another great bookish podcast. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Mary:Twitter |Instagram |

Ep. 155 The Art of the Crush with Mary H.K. Choi

Today on the podcast we talk with young adult author Mary H.K. Choi about her newest book,Yolk. Mary shares with us about her struggles with disordered eating, the steps she takes to take care of herself and her body, and writing about the city of New York. We also spend time discussing having a crush and what makes someone crush worthy. There are no spoilers on this episode. The Stacks Book Club selection for March isEvery Body Looking by Candice Iloh, we will discuss the book with Nic Stone on March 31st. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/03/17/ep-155-mary-hk-choi SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon If you love The Stacks check out First Draft with Sarah Enni for another great bookish podcast. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Mary:Twitter |Instagram |

01:13:52

17 Mar 21

Ep. 154 Representation in Kink with R.O. Kwon & Garth Greenwell

Today we're talking with R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell, the editors ofKink a new short story anthology all about...well, kink! We discuss the ways this book attempts to push back against harmful stereotypes around sex, the mundanity of kink, and the nuts and bolts of bringing together this many incredible writers. The Stacks Book Club selection for March is Every Body Lookingby Candice Iloh, we will discuss the book with Nic Stone on March 31st. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website:  SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Hello Fresh- go to hellofresh.com/stack12 and use the code STACKS12 for 12 free meals including free shipping Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with R. O.:Twitter |Instagram |Website Connect with Garth:

Ep. 154 Representation in Kink with R.O. Kwon & Garth Greenwell

Today we're talking with R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell, the editors ofKink a new short story anthology all about...well, kink! We discuss the ways this book attempts to push back against harmful stereotypes around sex, the mundanity of kink, and the nuts and bolts of bringing together this many incredible writers. The Stacks Book Club selection for March is Every Body Lookingby Candice Iloh, we will discuss the book with Nic Stone on March 31st. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website:  SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Hello Fresh- go to hellofresh.com/stack12 and use the code STACKS12 for 12 free meals including free shipping Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with R. O.:Twitter |Instagram |Website Connect with Garth:

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10 Mar 21

Ep. 153 Breaking Down Standards with Nic Stone

Today we welcome author Nic Stone to the podcast. Nic is best known as the Young Adult and Middle Grade author ofDear Martin,Dear Justyce, and theShuri series with Marvel Comics. We talk today about doubt, listening to young people, and the creative process. We also discuss the books that fill up Nic's bookshelves. The Stacks Book Club selection for March isEvery Body Lookingby Candice Iloh, we will discuss the book with Nic Stone on March 31st. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/03/03/ep-153-nic-stone SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

Ep. 153 Breaking Down Standards with Nic Stone

Today we welcome author Nic Stone to the podcast. Nic is best known as the Young Adult and Middle Grade author ofDear Martin,Dear Justyce, and theShuri series with Marvel Comics. We talk today about doubt, listening to young people, and the creative process. We also discuss the books that fill up Nic's bookshelves. The Stacks Book Club selection for March isEvery Body Lookingby Candice Iloh, we will discuss the book with Nic Stone on March 31st. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/03/03/ep-153-nic-stone SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

01:04:09

3 Mar 21

Ep. 152 The New Wilderness by Diane Cook -- The Stacks Book Club (Vann Newkirk)

It's The Stacks Book Club day and we're discussingThe New Wildernessby Diane Cook with senior editor atThe Atlantic and host of theFloodlines podcast,Vann Newkirk. Our conversation looks at the impact of humans on nature, biblical allegories, and the nuance in relationships between parent and child. There are spoilers on this episode. Be sure to listen until the end of today’s episode to find out our book club pick for March! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/02/24/ep-152-the-new-wilderness SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Care/of - for 50% off your first Care/of order, go to takecareof.com and enter code STACKS50. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

Ep. 152 The New Wilderness by Diane Cook -- The Stacks Book Club (Vann Newkirk)

It's The Stacks Book Club day and we're discussingThe New Wildernessby Diane Cook with senior editor atThe Atlantic and host of theFloodlines podcast,Vann Newkirk. Our conversation looks at the impact of humans on nature, biblical allegories, and the nuance in relationships between parent and child. There are spoilers on this episode. Be sure to listen until the end of today’s episode to find out our book club pick for March! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/02/24/ep-152-the-new-wilderness SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Care/of - for 50% off your first Care/of order, go to takecareof.com and enter code STACKS50. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

01:07:49

24 Feb 21

Ep. 151 Truth and Satire with Mateo Askaripour

Our guest today is Mateo Askaripour, the debut author ofBlack Buck which is a New York Times Bestseller. We talk about writing satire, Mateo's respect for his readers, and the ways he looked to other authors for inspiration throughout his process.  The Stacks Book Club selection for February is The New Wildernessby Diane Cook, we will discuss the book with Vann Newkirk on Wednesday February 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/02/17/ep-151-mateo-askaripour SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Mateo: Instagram

Ep. 151 Truth and Satire with Mateo Askaripour

Our guest today is Mateo Askaripour, the debut author ofBlack Buck which is a New York Times Bestseller. We talk about writing satire, Mateo's respect for his readers, and the ways he looked to other authors for inspiration throughout his process.  The Stacks Book Club selection for February is The New Wildernessby Diane Cook, we will discuss the book with Vann Newkirk on Wednesday February 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/02/17/ep-151-mateo-askaripour SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Mateo: Instagram

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17 Feb 21

Ep. 150 An Invitation to History with Keisha N. Blain

Today our guest is author and historian Dr. Keisha N Blain. Keisha, along withDr. Ibram X. Kendi, edited the brand new collectionFour Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019. Our conversation delves into the work of historians, our ancestors wildest dreams, and the logistics of bringing this ambitious book to life. The Stacks Book Club selection for February is The New Wildernessby Diane Cook, we will discuss the book with Vann Newkirk on Wednesday February 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/02/10/ep-150-keisha-n-blain SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Hello Fresh- go to hellofresh.com/stacks10 and use the code stacks10 to get 10 free meals and free shipping. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through

Ep. 150 An Invitation to History with Keisha N. Blain

Today our guest is author and historian Dr. Keisha N Blain. Keisha, along withDr. Ibram X. Kendi, edited the brand new collectionFour Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019. Our conversation delves into the work of historians, our ancestors wildest dreams, and the logistics of bringing this ambitious book to life. The Stacks Book Club selection for February is The New Wildernessby Diane Cook, we will discuss the book with Vann Newkirk on Wednesday February 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/02/10/ep-150-keisha-n-blain SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Hello Fresh- go to hellofresh.com/stacks10 and use the code stacks10 to get 10 free meals and free shipping. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through

01:03:51

10 Feb 21

Ep. 149 A Bias Toward Justice with Vann Newkirk

Our guest today is journalist and senior editor at The Atlantic, Vann Newkirk. Vann is also the host of the Floodlines podcast that chronicled the events of Hurricane Katrina. We talk today about the idea of journalistic neutrality, environmental racism, and using books as a way to fill in the gaps of the things we learned (or didn’t) in school.  The Stacks Book Club selection for February is The New Wildernessby Diane Cook, we will discuss the book with Vann Newkirk on Wednesday February 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/02/03/ep-149-a-bias-toward-justice-with-vann-newkirk/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Vann: The Atlantic Connect with The Stacks:

Ep. 149 A Bias Toward Justice with Vann Newkirk

Our guest today is journalist and senior editor at The Atlantic, Vann Newkirk. Vann is also the host of the Floodlines podcast that chronicled the events of Hurricane Katrina. We talk today about the idea of journalistic neutrality, environmental racism, and using books as a way to fill in the gaps of the things we learned (or didn’t) in school.  The Stacks Book Club selection for February is The New Wildernessby Diane Cook, we will discuss the book with Vann Newkirk on Wednesday February 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/02/03/ep-149-a-bias-toward-justice-with-vann-newkirk/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Vann: The Atlantic Connect with The Stacks:

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3 Feb 21

Ep. 148 The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans -- The Stacks Book Club (Deesha Philyaw)

It's The Stacks Book Club day! On today's episode we are joined again by author Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies) to discussThe Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans. We go through each story in the collection and talk about our favorite parts, white innocence, and specificity in storytelling. There are spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/01/27/ep-148-the-office-of-historical-corrections SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Deesha: Twitter

Ep. 148 The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans -- The Stacks Book Club (Deesha Philyaw)

It's The Stacks Book Club day! On today's episode we are joined again by author Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies) to discussThe Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans. We go through each story in the collection and talk about our favorite parts, white innocence, and specificity in storytelling. There are spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/01/27/ep-148-the-office-of-historical-corrections SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Deesha: Twitter

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27 Jan 21

Ep. 147 Crafting a Collection with Danielle Evans

Our guest today is Danielle Evans, author of The Stacks January Book Club selection,The Office of Historical Corrections. We discuss this incredible short story collection, spoiler free. We also discuss finding themes in a collection, and the ways Evans approaches writing white characters, plus how she came to understand she wanted to be a writer. There are no spoilers on this episode. The Stacks Book Club selection for January isThe Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans, we will discuss the book with Deesha Philyaw on January 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/01/20/ep-147-danielle-evans SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Danielle: Twitter | WebsiteConnect with The Stacks:Instagram

Ep. 147 Crafting a Collection with Danielle Evans

Our guest today is Danielle Evans, author of The Stacks January Book Club selection,The Office of Historical Corrections. We discuss this incredible short story collection, spoiler free. We also discuss finding themes in a collection, and the ways Evans approaches writing white characters, plus how she came to understand she wanted to be a writer. There are no spoilers on this episode. The Stacks Book Club selection for January isThe Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans, we will discuss the book with Deesha Philyaw on January 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/01/20/ep-147-danielle-evans SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Danielle: Twitter | WebsiteConnect with The Stacks:Instagram

01:04:31

20 Jan 21

Ep. 146 Integrity in Collaboration with Kimberly Drew & Jenna Wortham

Today we welcome Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham to The Stacks. They are the editors ofBlack Futures, a collection of art, essays, memes, recipes and more that document Blackness. In addition to working on this book together, Kimberly is also the author ofThis is What I Know About Art, an activist, and curator. Jenna is a staff writer atThe New York Times Magazine and the co-host of theStill Processing podcast. Today we talk about collaboration in the creative process, how they built this book, and what trust and integrity can look like in professional relationships. The Stacks Book Club selection for January isThe Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans, we will discuss the book with Deesha Philyaw on January 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/01/13/ep-146-kimberly-drew-jenna-wortham SUPPORT THE STACKS Hello Fresh- go to hellofresh.com/stacks10 and use code STACKS10 to get 10 free meals.

Ep. 146 Integrity in Collaboration with Kimberly Drew & Jenna Wortham

Today we welcome Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham to The Stacks. They are the editors ofBlack Futures, a collection of art, essays, memes, recipes and more that document Blackness. In addition to working on this book together, Kimberly is also the author ofThis is What I Know About Art, an activist, and curator. Jenna is a staff writer atThe New York Times Magazine and the co-host of theStill Processing podcast. Today we talk about collaboration in the creative process, how they built this book, and what trust and integrity can look like in professional relationships. The Stacks Book Club selection for January isThe Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans, we will discuss the book with Deesha Philyaw on January 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/01/13/ep-146-kimberly-drew-jenna-wortham SUPPORT THE STACKS Hello Fresh- go to hellofresh.com/stacks10 and use code STACKS10 to get 10 free meals.

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13 Jan 21

Ep. 145 Measuring Success with Deesha Philyaw

It's 2021 and we're thrilled to kick off the new year with our guest, Deesha Philyaw, the author of National Book Award Finalist,The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. Today we discuss how Deesha sees a parallel between writing and math, what success looks like to her, and how publishing excludes the voices they need most. The Stacks Book Club selection for January isThe Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans, we will discuss the book with Deesha Philyaw on January 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/01/06/ep-145-deesha-philyaw SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Deesha: Twitter

Ep. 145 Measuring Success with Deesha Philyaw

It's 2021 and we're thrilled to kick off the new year with our guest, Deesha Philyaw, the author of National Book Award Finalist,The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. Today we discuss how Deesha sees a parallel between writing and math, what success looks like to her, and how publishing excludes the voices they need most. The Stacks Book Club selection for January isThe Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans, we will discuss the book with Deesha Philyaw on January 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/01/06/ep-145-deesha-philyaw SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Deesha: Twitter

01:10:17

6 Jan 21

Ep. 144 Citizen by Claudia Rankine -- The Stacks Book Club (Darnell Moore)

It’s The Stacks Book Club day, and we’re joined again by author (No Ashes in the Fire), activist, and podcaster (Being Seen), Darnell Moore to dissect Citizen: An American Lyricby Claudia Rankine. We talk about how the book, published in 2014 holds up, who gets to express rage and joy, and what Rankine forces her readers to reckon with throughout the book. There are no spoilers on this episode.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/30/ep-144-citizen SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Darnell:

Ep. 144 Citizen by Claudia Rankine -- The Stacks Book Club (Darnell Moore)

It’s The Stacks Book Club day, and we’re joined again by author (No Ashes in the Fire), activist, and podcaster (Being Seen), Darnell Moore to dissect Citizen: An American Lyricby Claudia Rankine. We talk about how the book, published in 2014 holds up, who gets to express rage and joy, and what Rankine forces her readers to reckon with throughout the book. There are no spoilers on this episode.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/30/ep-144-citizen SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Darnell:

01:03:10

30 Dec 20

Ep. 143 The Best of 2020 with Christine Bollow and Oscar Almonte-Espinal

Today we’re joined by two of The Stacks’ most favorite readers, Christine Bollow (@readingismagical) and Oscar Almonte-Espinal (@booksteahenny) to share the best books of 2020. We also discuss how 2020 impacted our reading and look ahead to the books we’re most excited about in 2021. The Stacks Book Club selection for December isCitizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, we will discuss the book with Darnell Moore on December 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/23/ep-143-the-best-books-of-2020 SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - give the gift of audiobooks this holiday season and support an independent bookstore while you do it! Click here to start gifting. Pluto.TV Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon

Ep. 143 The Best of 2020 with Christine Bollow and Oscar Almonte-Espinal

Today we’re joined by two of The Stacks’ most favorite readers, Christine Bollow (@readingismagical) and Oscar Almonte-Espinal (@booksteahenny) to share the best books of 2020. We also discuss how 2020 impacted our reading and look ahead to the books we’re most excited about in 2021. The Stacks Book Club selection for December isCitizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, we will discuss the book with Darnell Moore on December 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/23/ep-143-the-best-books-of-2020 SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - give the gift of audiobooks this holiday season and support an independent bookstore while you do it! Click here to start gifting. Pluto.TV Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon

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23 Dec 20

Ep. 142 Sparking Creativity with Arianna Davis

Arianna Davis is the debut author ofWhat Would Frida Do?: A Guide to Living Boldly, and the digital director atOprahmag.com. Today we discuss how Arianna got her creative juices flowing, what she hopes readers will take away from her book, and of course, Oprah! The Stacks Book Club selection for December isCitizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, we will discuss the book with Darnell Moore on December 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/16/ep-142-arianna-davis SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1 Books - Get 10% off any subscription box with the code THESTACKS at checkout.  Pluto TV Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Arianna: Instagram

Ep. 142 Sparking Creativity with Arianna Davis

Arianna Davis is the debut author ofWhat Would Frida Do?: A Guide to Living Boldly, and the digital director atOprahmag.com. Today we discuss how Arianna got her creative juices flowing, what she hopes readers will take away from her book, and of course, Oprah! The Stacks Book Club selection for December isCitizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, we will discuss the book with Darnell Moore on December 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/16/ep-142-arianna-davis SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1 Books - Get 10% off any subscription box with the code THESTACKS at checkout.  Pluto TV Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Arianna: Instagram

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16 Dec 20

Ep. 141 White Male Mediocrity with Ijeoma Oluo

Our guest today is the New York Times Bestselling author of So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo. She joins us to discuss her new book Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. We talk about who Ijeoma writes for, how she practices accountability, and the types of value judgements that have become the bedrock of white supremacy. The Stacks Book Club selection for December isCitizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, we will discuss the book with Darnell Moore on December 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/09/ep-141-ijeoma-oluo/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1 Books - Get 10% off any subscription box with the code THESTACKS at checkout.  Pluto TV Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Ijeoma:

Ep. 141 White Male Mediocrity with Ijeoma Oluo

Our guest today is the New York Times Bestselling author of So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo. She joins us to discuss her new book Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. We talk about who Ijeoma writes for, how she practices accountability, and the types of value judgements that have become the bedrock of white supremacy. The Stacks Book Club selection for December isCitizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, we will discuss the book with Darnell Moore on December 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/09/ep-141-ijeoma-oluo/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1 Books - Get 10% off any subscription box with the code THESTACKS at checkout.  Pluto TV Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Ijeoma:

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9 Dec 20

Ep. 140 Radical Black Love with Darnell Moore

We are thrilled to welcome Darnell Moore to The Stacks. Darnell is an activist, the author ofNo Ashes in the Fire, and now the host of TheBeing Seen podcast which focuses on the gay and queer Black male experience. We talk today about Black love, reckoning in memoir, and you get to hear him rifle through his book stacks to tell you about his favorite books. The Stacks Book Club selection for December  is Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, we will discuss the book with Darnell Moore on Wednesday December 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/02/ep-140-darnell-moore SUPPORT THE STACKS Hello Fresh - use code STACKS90 for $90 off your order and free shipping. Pluto.TV  Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Darnell: Twitter | Instagram | Website...

Ep. 140 Radical Black Love with Darnell Moore

We are thrilled to welcome Darnell Moore to The Stacks. Darnell is an activist, the author ofNo Ashes in the Fire, and now the host of TheBeing Seen podcast which focuses on the gay and queer Black male experience. We talk today about Black love, reckoning in memoir, and you get to hear him rifle through his book stacks to tell you about his favorite books. The Stacks Book Club selection for December  is Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, we will discuss the book with Darnell Moore on Wednesday December 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/02/ep-140-darnell-moore SUPPORT THE STACKS Hello Fresh - use code STACKS90 for $90 off your order and free shipping. Pluto.TV  Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Darnell: Twitter | Instagram | Website...

01:08:40

2 Dec 20

Ep. 139 The Butterfly Effect by Marcus J. Moore -- The Stacks Book Club (Cole Cuchna)

Today is The Stacks Book Club day and we’re discussing The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore. To help us dissect this book we’ve brought back Cole Cuchna, host of the podcast Dissect. We talk about the importance of creative communities, the complexity of Kendrick Lamar, and so much more. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/11/25/ep-139-the-butterfly-effect SUPPORT THE STACKS Pluto TV Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Cole and Dissect:Dissect Website...

Ep. 139 The Butterfly Effect by Marcus J. Moore -- The Stacks Book Club (Cole Cuchna)

Today is The Stacks Book Club day and we’re discussing The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore. To help us dissect this book we’ve brought back Cole Cuchna, host of the podcast Dissect. We talk about the importance of creative communities, the complexity of Kendrick Lamar, and so much more. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/11/25/ep-139-the-butterfly-effect SUPPORT THE STACKS Pluto TV Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Cole and Dissect:Dissect Website...

01:05:08

25 Nov 20

Ep. 138 Celebrating Black Artists with Marcus J. Moore

Marcus J. Moore is a music journalist, the author of our November pick for The Stacks Book Club, The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America, and today’s guest. Marcus shares why he felt it was important to write about Kendrick Lamar now, how this book is more than just biography, and what music he recommends we all check out. There are no spoilers on this episode. The Stacks Book Club selection for November isThe Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore, we will discuss the book with Cole Cuchna on November 25th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/11/18/ep-138-marcus-j-moore SUPPORT THE STACKS Shop The Stacks’ New Merch Pluto TV Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission.

Ep. 138 Celebrating Black Artists with Marcus J. Moore

Marcus J. Moore is a music journalist, the author of our November pick for The Stacks Book Club, The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America, and today’s guest. Marcus shares why he felt it was important to write about Kendrick Lamar now, how this book is more than just biography, and what music he recommends we all check out. There are no spoilers on this episode. The Stacks Book Club selection for November isThe Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore, we will discuss the book with Cole Cuchna on November 25th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/11/18/ep-138-marcus-j-moore SUPPORT THE STACKS Shop The Stacks’ New Merch Pluto TV Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission.

01:00:46

18 Nov 20

Ep. 137 Specificity in Storytelling with Yaa Gyasi

Our guest today is award winning novelist Yaa Gyasi. here to discuss her new novelTranscendent Kingdom. Our conversation touches on the challenges to writing a follow up to her critically acclaimed debutHomegoing, how she gave herself permission to write about small intimate stories this time around, and the ways research has factored into her process as a storyteller. The Stacks Book Club selection for November isThe Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore, we will discuss the book with Cole Cuchna on November 25th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/11/11/ep-137-yaa-gyasi SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Hello Fresh- get $90 off your order and free shipping with the code STACKS90 Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through

Ep. 137 Specificity in Storytelling with Yaa Gyasi

Our guest today is award winning novelist Yaa Gyasi. here to discuss her new novelTranscendent Kingdom. Our conversation touches on the challenges to writing a follow up to her critically acclaimed debutHomegoing, how she gave herself permission to write about small intimate stories this time around, and the ways research has factored into her process as a storyteller. The Stacks Book Club selection for November isThe Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore, we will discuss the book with Cole Cuchna on November 25th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/11/11/ep-137-yaa-gyasi SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Hello Fresh- get $90 off your order and free shipping with the code STACKS90 Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHESTACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through

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11 Nov 20

Ep. 136 Dissecting with Cole Cuchna

Our guest today is the host of the smash hit music podcastDissect, Cole Cuchna. Cole joins us to discuss all things Dissect; like how the show came to be, why he focuses on hip-hop albums, the show's incredible growth, and working with collaborators. Then we transition to a conversation on books and why Cole likes to read the complete works of some of literature's heavy hitters. The Stacks Book Club selection for November isThe Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore, we will discuss the book with Cole Cuchna on November 25th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/11/04/ep-136-cole-cuchna SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Cole and Dissect:

Ep. 136 Dissecting with Cole Cuchna

Our guest today is the host of the smash hit music podcastDissect, Cole Cuchna. Cole joins us to discuss all things Dissect; like how the show came to be, why he focuses on hip-hop albums, the show's incredible growth, and working with collaborators. Then we transition to a conversation on books and why Cole likes to read the complete works of some of literature's heavy hitters. The Stacks Book Club selection for November isThe Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore, we will discuss the book with Cole Cuchna on November 25th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/11/04/ep-136-cole-cuchna SUPPORT THE STACKS Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Cole and Dissect:

01:11:49

4 Nov 20

Ep. 135 The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley--The Stacks Book Club (Marc Lamont Hill)

Today is The Stacks Book Club conversation of The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told Alex Haley. We are joined again by Marc Lamont Hill, author, professor, activist, podcast host, and bookseller for this discussion of one of the important works on nonfiction in American history. We talk about the ways this book transformed us, the bravery of changing one’s mind, and the ways in which this book still feels relevant fifty-five years later. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/10/28/ep-135-the-autobiography-of-malcolm-x Check out MAP MY VOTE to find out how to return your mail in ballot without having to use the USPS SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through

Ep. 135 The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley--The Stacks Book Club (Marc Lamont Hill)

Today is The Stacks Book Club conversation of The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told Alex Haley. We are joined again by Marc Lamont Hill, author, professor, activist, podcast host, and bookseller for this discussion of one of the important works on nonfiction in American history. We talk about the ways this book transformed us, the bravery of changing one’s mind, and the ways in which this book still feels relevant fifty-five years later. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/10/28/ep-135-the-autobiography-of-malcolm-x Check out MAP MY VOTE to find out how to return your mail in ballot without having to use the USPS SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through

01:11:06

28 Oct 20

Ep. 134 The Stacks Election Special with Akilah Hughes

Today we’re doing something different. With the election just two weeks away, we’re diving head first into the election and politics. Akilah Hughes, host of Crooked Media’s daily news podcast, What A Day, joins us to talk about covering news in fall 2020 and answer your questions about the election. In addition to hosting What a Day Akilah is the author of Obviously: Stories from My Timeline, a comedian, and a TV writer. The Stacks Book Club selection for October isThe Autobiography of Malcolm Xas told to Alex Haley, we will discuss the book with Marc Lamont Hill on October 28th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/10/21/ep-134-akilah-hughes Check out MAP MY VOTE to find ou t how to return your mail in ballot without having to use the USPS SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code

Ep. 134 The Stacks Election Special with Akilah Hughes

Today we’re doing something different. With the election just two weeks away, we’re diving head first into the election and politics. Akilah Hughes, host of Crooked Media’s daily news podcast, What A Day, joins us to talk about covering news in fall 2020 and answer your questions about the election. In addition to hosting What a Day Akilah is the author of Obviously: Stories from My Timeline, a comedian, and a TV writer. The Stacks Book Club selection for October isThe Autobiography of Malcolm Xas told to Alex Haley, we will discuss the book with Marc Lamont Hill on October 28th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/10/21/ep-134-akilah-hughes Check out MAP MY VOTE to find ou t how to return your mail in ballot without having to use the USPS SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code

01:09:26

21 Oct 20

Ep. 133 Stacks on Stacks with Desus and Mero

Today we welcome two illustrious guests to The Stacks, Desus Nice & The Kid Mero. You know them from the #1 show in late night,Desus & Meroon Showtime, and their podcastBodega Boys. The pair are now New York Times Best Selling authors with the release of their bookGod-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx. Today we talk about the consumption of culture, the importance of growth and accountability in comedy, and the Bronx, of course. The Stacks Book Club selection for October isThe Autobiography of Malcom Xas told to Alex Haley, we will discuss the book with Marc Lamont Hill on October 28th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/10/14/ep-133-desus-and-mero SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS

Ep. 133 Stacks on Stacks with Desus and Mero

Today we welcome two illustrious guests to The Stacks, Desus Nice & The Kid Mero. You know them from the #1 show in late night,Desus & Meroon Showtime, and their podcastBodega Boys. The pair are now New York Times Best Selling authors with the release of their bookGod-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx. Today we talk about the consumption of culture, the importance of growth and accountability in comedy, and the Bronx, of course. The Stacks Book Club selection for October isThe Autobiography of Malcom Xas told to Alex Haley, we will discuss the book with Marc Lamont Hill on October 28th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/10/14/ep-133-desus-and-mero SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS

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14 Oct 20

Ep. 132 Coffee & Books with Marc Lamont Hill

Our guest today is Marc Lamont Hill. Marc is a modern day renaissance man. He is an author (Nobody,We Still Here), professor, owner ofUncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books, and the host of the new podcastCoffee & Books. Marc joins us today to discuss his passion for reading, Black death as a form of entertainment, and what readers should know about selling books. The Stacks Book Club selection for October isThe Autobiography of Malcolm Xas told to Alex Haley, we will discuss the book with Marc Lamont Hill on October 28th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/10/07/ep-132-marc-lamont-hill SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Purchasing books throughBookshop.org

Ep. 132 Coffee & Books with Marc Lamont Hill

Our guest today is Marc Lamont Hill. Marc is a modern day renaissance man. He is an author (Nobody,We Still Here), professor, owner ofUncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books, and the host of the new podcastCoffee & Books. Marc joins us today to discuss his passion for reading, Black death as a form of entertainment, and what readers should know about selling books. The Stacks Book Club selection for October isThe Autobiography of Malcolm Xas told to Alex Haley, we will discuss the book with Marc Lamont Hill on October 28th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/10/07/ep-132-marc-lamont-hill SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Purchasing books throughBookshop.org

01:17:51

7 Oct 20

Ep. 131 The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio -- The Stacks Book Club (Lupita Aquino)

Today for The Stacks book club we are discussing The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavic encio. Our guest is the reader behind the bookish instagram account Lupita Reads, Lupita Aqu ino. Our conversation looks at the ways undocumented people have been treated as a monolith, the concept of "objective journalism," and how this book has created a space for more undocumented folks to feel seen and heard. There are no spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks website at: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/30/ep-131-the-undocumented-americans  Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Angela: Twitter|Instagram|Website  Connect with The Stacks:

Ep. 131 The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio -- The Stacks Book Club (Lupita Aquino)

Today for The Stacks book club we are discussing The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavic encio. Our guest is the reader behind the bookish instagram account Lupita Reads, Lupita Aqu ino. Our conversation looks at the ways undocumented people have been treated as a monolith, the concept of "objective journalism," and how this book has created a space for more undocumented folks to feel seen and heard. There are no spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks website at: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/30/ep-131-the-undocumented-americans  Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Angela: Twitter|Instagram|Website  Connect with The Stacks:

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30 Sep 20

Ep. 130 The Politics of Sex with Angela Chen

Today on The Stacks we are joined by Angela Chen, journalist and author of a brand new book on asexuality titled: Ace: What Asexuality Revelas about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. We talk about asexuality, the way in which sex is politicized, involuntary celibates, and how people from marianalized groups are expected to educate the masses. The Stacks book club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks website at: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/23/ep-130-angela-chen  Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Angela: Twitter|Instagram|Website 

Ep. 130 The Politics of Sex with Angela Chen

Today on The Stacks we are joined by Angela Chen, journalist and author of a brand new book on asexuality titled: Ace: What Asexuality Revelas about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. We talk about asexuality, the way in which sex is politicized, involuntary celibates, and how people from marianalized groups are expected to educate the masses. The Stacks book club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks website at: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/23/ep-130-angela-chen  Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Angela: Twitter|Instagram|Website 

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23 Sep 20

Ep. 129 The Myth of Strength with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Karla Corneji Villavicencio is the author of The Stacks Book Club selection for September, The Undocumented Americans. On today's episode we get a deeper (and spoiler free) look at the book, and why Karla felt compelled to tell these stories now. We also discuss the audience Karla had in mind while writing, her ideal writing setup, and why discribing women of color as "strong" is a form of erasure. The Stacks book club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villvavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/02/ep-127-lupita-aquino/  SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Karla: Instagram Connect with The Stacks:Instagram |Twitter |Facebook |...

Ep. 129 The Myth of Strength with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Karla Corneji Villavicencio is the author of The Stacks Book Club selection for September, The Undocumented Americans. On today's episode we get a deeper (and spoiler free) look at the book, and why Karla felt compelled to tell these stories now. We also discuss the audience Karla had in mind while writing, her ideal writing setup, and why discribing women of color as "strong" is a form of erasure. The Stacks book club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villvavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/02/ep-127-lupita-aquino/  SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Karla: Instagram Connect with The Stacks:Instagram |Twitter |Facebook |...

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16 Sep 20

Ep. 128 Big Friendships with Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman

Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are the friends behind the podcastCall Your Girlfriend, and now the authors of the New York Times Best Selling bookBig Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. Today we talk about the obstacles they found in researching their book on friendship, finding their voice, the questions that come up in interracial friendships, and about their idea of "shine theory". The Stacks Book Club selection for September isThe Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/09/ep-128-aminatou-sow-ann-friedman SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Get your copy ofSaving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

Ep. 128 Big Friendships with Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman

Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are the friends behind the podcastCall Your Girlfriend, and now the authors of the New York Times Best Selling bookBig Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. Today we talk about the obstacles they found in researching their book on friendship, finding their voice, the questions that come up in interracial friendships, and about their idea of "shine theory". The Stacks Book Club selection for September isThe Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/09/ep-128-aminatou-sow-ann-friedman SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Get your copy ofSaving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

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9 Sep 20

Ep. 127 Crushes and Controversy with Lupita Aquino

Our guest today is Lupita Aquino, the reader behind successful bookstagram accountLupita Reads. Lupits is known for her incredible book recommendations and vibrant photos. Our conversation covers the evolving relationship between publishers and book influencers, activism in the book community, and the authors she finds crush-wrothy. The Stacks Book Club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/02/ep-127-lupita-aquino SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Get your copy ofSaving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission.

Ep. 127 Crushes and Controversy with Lupita Aquino

Our guest today is Lupita Aquino, the reader behind successful bookstagram accountLupita Reads. Lupits is known for her incredible book recommendations and vibrant photos. Our conversation covers the evolving relationship between publishers and book influencers, activism in the book community, and the authors she finds crush-wrothy. The Stacks Book Club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/02/ep-127-lupita-aquino SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go tohellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Get your copy ofSaving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission.

01:04:20

2 Sep 20

Ep. 126 Sula by Toni Morrison -- The Stacks Book Club (Brit Bennett)

Brit Bennett (The Vanishing Half,The Mothers) is back for our annual discussion of a Toni Morrison novel. This year, we're taking onSula, Morrison's novel about the bonds between women. Our conversation dives into feminist commentary throughout the book, the desire to create lasting communal art, and the ways Morrison uses gruesome violence and unexpected humor to show us a world that is deeply human and uniquely Black. There are spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/26/ep-126-sula SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy ofSaving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

Ep. 126 Sula by Toni Morrison -- The Stacks Book Club (Brit Bennett)

Brit Bennett (The Vanishing Half,The Mothers) is back for our annual discussion of a Toni Morrison novel. This year, we're taking onSula, Morrison's novel about the bonds between women. Our conversation dives into feminist commentary throughout the book, the desire to create lasting communal art, and the ways Morrison uses gruesome violence and unexpected humor to show us a world that is deeply human and uniquely Black. There are spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/26/ep-126-sula SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy ofSaving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

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26 Aug 20

Ep. 125 Wandering and Wondering with Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins author of This Will Be My Undoingjoins the podcast today to discuss her newest books Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots. Morgan shares details of the evolution of the book, the complex relationships between Black and Indigenous people, and how the lack of documentation has helped to obscure Black histories. Tune in on August 26th when we discuss Sula by Toni Morrison for The Stacks Book Club with Brit Bennett. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/19/ep-125-morgan-jerkins SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West, wherever books are sold. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

Ep. 125 Wandering and Wondering with Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins author of This Will Be My Undoingjoins the podcast today to discuss her newest books Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots. Morgan shares details of the evolution of the book, the complex relationships between Black and Indigenous people, and how the lack of documentation has helped to obscure Black histories. Tune in on August 26th when we discuss Sula by Toni Morrison for The Stacks Book Club with Brit Bennett. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/19/ep-125-morgan-jerkins SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West, wherever books are sold. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org or

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19 Aug 20

Ep. 124 Finding Your Future Self with Liara Tamani

Young Adult author Liara Tamani is our guest today, and we discuss her newest book All the Things We Never Knew. Liara shares how she came to write for young people, the ways she finds authenticity in her characters, why social media isn’t for her, and the ways school curriculum doesn’t always serve students. Tune in on August 26th when we discuss Sula by Toni Morrison for The Stacks Book Club with Brit Bennett. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/12/ep-124-liara-tamani SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West, wherever books are sold. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Liara:Instagram |

Ep. 124 Finding Your Future Self with Liara Tamani

Young Adult author Liara Tamani is our guest today, and we discuss her newest book All the Things We Never Knew. Liara shares how she came to write for young people, the ways she finds authenticity in her characters, why social media isn’t for her, and the ways school curriculum doesn’t always serve students. Tune in on August 26th when we discuss Sula by Toni Morrison for The Stacks Book Club with Brit Bennett. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/12/ep-124-liara-tamani SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West, wherever books are sold. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Liara:Instagram |

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12 Aug 20

Ep. 123 Complication and Imagination with Brit Bennett

Our guest today is Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers, and her latest book, an instant New York Times #1 Bestseller, The Vanishing Half. Brit shares what it has been like having her book optioned by HBO, publishing in the middle of a pandemic and civil rights movement, and how she balances research and creativity. We also talk about the books that Brit loves and the types of characters that excite her. Tune in on August 26th when we discuss Sula by Toni Morrison for The Stacks Book Club with Brit Bennett. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/05/ep-123-brit-bennett SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold and start reading today. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small...

Ep. 123 Complication and Imagination with Brit Bennett

Our guest today is Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers, and her latest book, an instant New York Times #1 Bestseller, The Vanishing Half. Brit shares what it has been like having her book optioned by HBO, publishing in the middle of a pandemic and civil rights movement, and how she balances research and creativity. We also talk about the books that Brit loves and the types of characters that excite her. Tune in on August 26th when we discuss Sula by Toni Morrison for The Stacks Book Club with Brit Bennett. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/05/ep-123-brit-bennett SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold and start reading today. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small...

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5 Aug 20

Ep. 122 Breathe by Imani Perry -- The Stacks Book Club (Kiese Laymon)

We are thrilled to welcome Kiese Laymon (Heavy, Long Division) back to The Stacks for our July book club discussion of Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry. This deeply personal and evocative book brings up many questions that we grapple with around Black identity and family. We also talk about the ways revision is a powerful tool in education and the tradition of the epistolary form. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/29/ep-122-breathe  Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Kiese:Twitter |Instagram |Website

Ep. 122 Breathe by Imani Perry -- The Stacks Book Club (Kiese Laymon)

We are thrilled to welcome Kiese Laymon (Heavy, Long Division) back to The Stacks for our July book club discussion of Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry. This deeply personal and evocative book brings up many questions that we grapple with around Black identity and family. We also talk about the ways revision is a powerful tool in education and the tradition of the epistolary form. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/29/ep-122-breathe  Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use codeTHE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books throughBookshop.org orAmazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Kiese:Twitter |Instagram |Website

01:02:47

29 Jul 20

Ep. 121 Reading with Mr. & Mrs. Stacks

Our guest today is Traci Thomas. Thats right, Traci, the host of The Stacks, is finally spilling her answers to all The Stacks questions. She is talking about what she's reading, what books make her angry, and pretty much all things books. The best part is, her guest host is none other than her husband, Mr. Stacks. It’s an episode unlike any other, but still has all the book recommendations you could possibly need.  The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today’s show on The Stacks’ website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/22/ep-121-mr-stacks  Special Thanks to our sponsor!  The Gift of Forgiveness with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt- check out this new podcast on forgiveness and moving on wherever you get your podcasts.  SUPPORT THE STACKS  Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.   Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazonearns The Stacks a small commission.  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter |

Ep. 121 Reading with Mr. & Mrs. Stacks

Our guest today is Traci Thomas. Thats right, Traci, the host of The Stacks, is finally spilling her answers to all The Stacks questions. She is talking about what she's reading, what books make her angry, and pretty much all things books. The best part is, her guest host is none other than her husband, Mr. Stacks. It’s an episode unlike any other, but still has all the book recommendations you could possibly need.  The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today’s show on The Stacks’ website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/22/ep-121-mr-stacks  Special Thanks to our sponsor!  The Gift of Forgiveness with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt- check out this new podcast on forgiveness and moving on wherever you get your podcasts.  SUPPORT THE STACKS  Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.   Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazonearns The Stacks a small commission.  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter |

01:12:55

22 Jul 20

Ep. 120 Everyone Can Do Something with Meena Harris

Our guest today is Meena Harris, founder and CEO of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign and author of a new children's book, Kamala and Maya's Big Idea. We talk about teaching young people to use their voice to make change, the need for diversity in children's books, and what it was like witnessing her aunt, Kamala Harris, run for President of the United States.  The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/08/ep-119-james-mcbride SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.   Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Meena: Twitter | Instagram | Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on LiSTNR | Goodreads | Patreon

Ep. 120 Everyone Can Do Something with Meena Harris

Our guest today is Meena Harris, founder and CEO of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign and author of a new children's book, Kamala and Maya's Big Idea. We talk about teaching young people to use their voice to make change, the need for diversity in children's books, and what it was like witnessing her aunt, Kamala Harris, run for President of the United States.  The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/08/ep-119-james-mcbride SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.   Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Meena: Twitter | Instagram | Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on LiSTNR | Goodreads | Patreon

01:01:41

15 Jul 20

Ep. 119 All About the Drive with James McBride

The Stacks is honored to welcome James McBride, author of National Book Award winning novel The Good Lord Bird, and his critically acclaimed memoir The Color of Water. His newest book, Deacon King Kong, is an Oprah's Book Club pick. We talk today about how James names his characters, they way he thinks about his success, and the role of art and history in American culture.  The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/08/ep-119-james-mcbride SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.   Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with James: Website | Instagram | Facebook  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on LiSTNR |

Ep. 119 All About the Drive with James McBride

The Stacks is honored to welcome James McBride, author of National Book Award winning novel The Good Lord Bird, and his critically acclaimed memoir The Color of Water. His newest book, Deacon King Kong, is an Oprah's Book Club pick. We talk today about how James names his characters, they way he thinks about his success, and the role of art and history in American culture.  The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/08/ep-119-james-mcbride SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.   Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with James: Website | Instagram | Facebook  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on LiSTNR |

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8 Jul 20

Ep. 118 Living the Revision with Kiese Laymon

The Stacks is thrilled to welcome Kiese Laymon to the show. If you're a longtime fan of the podcast, you've heard Kiese mentioned countless times from authors and readers alike. Kiese is an author (Heavy, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America), essayist, and professor at The University of Mississippi. Today we discuss living revision, writing sentences, crafting nonfiction and the depths of fiction. Then we get into Kiese's favorite books, you'll want to get your TBR ready!  The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/01/ep-118-kiese-laymon SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.   Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Kiese: Twitter | Instagram | Website  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon

Ep. 118 Living the Revision with Kiese Laymon

The Stacks is thrilled to welcome Kiese Laymon to the show. If you're a longtime fan of the podcast, you've heard Kiese mentioned countless times from authors and readers alike. Kiese is an author (Heavy, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America), essayist, and professor at The University of Mississippi. Today we discuss living revision, writing sentences, crafting nonfiction and the depths of fiction. Then we get into Kiese's favorite books, you'll want to get your TBR ready!  The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/01/ep-118-kiese-laymon SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.   Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Kiese: Twitter | Instagram | Website  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon

01:19:48

1 Jul 20

Ep. 117 Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe -- The Stacks Book Club (Emma Copley Eisenberg)

Today for The Stacks Book Club we are discussing Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe with our guest Emma Copley Eisenberg (The Third Rainbow Girl). Our conversation dives into the three driving forces in the book; women, crime, and obsession. We also examine the impulse to solve crimes, why victim statements can be complicated, and what kind of killers get their narratives revisited. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/24/ep-117-savage-appetites SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Emma: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |

Ep. 117 Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe -- The Stacks Book Club (Emma Copley Eisenberg)

Today for The Stacks Book Club we are discussing Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe with our guest Emma Copley Eisenberg (The Third Rainbow Girl). Our conversation dives into the three driving forces in the book; women, crime, and obsession. We also examine the impulse to solve crimes, why victim statements can be complicated, and what kind of killers get their narratives revisited. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/24/ep-117-savage-appetites SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Emma: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |

01:04:12

24 Jun 20

Ep. 116 White Fragility with The Lady Gang - Part 2

It's time for part two of The Stacks x The LadyGang conversation about White Fragility by Robin Diangelo. If you missed part one be sure to check it out over on The LadyGang's feed (Apple|Spotify). Today Traci, Keltie, Becca and Jac talk about some harmful and common mistakes white people make, how to apologize, ways to teach your kids about race, and so much more. You can find everything we discussed on both part one and two in the show notes below!  The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetitesby Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discussed on both part one and part two on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/17/ep-116-white-fragility SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission.  Connect with The LadyGang: The LadyGang |

Ep. 116 White Fragility with The Lady Gang - Part 2

It's time for part two of The Stacks x The LadyGang conversation about White Fragility by Robin Diangelo. If you missed part one be sure to check it out over on The LadyGang's feed (Apple|Spotify). Today Traci, Keltie, Becca and Jac talk about some harmful and common mistakes white people make, how to apologize, ways to teach your kids about race, and so much more. You can find everything we discussed on both part one and two in the show notes below!  The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetitesby Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discussed on both part one and part two on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/17/ep-116-white-fragility SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission.  Connect with The LadyGang: The LadyGang |

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17 Jun 20

Ep. 115 Heroes Walk Among Us with Bakari Sellers

In 2006, at the age of 22, Bakari Sellers made history as the youngest person ever elected to the South Carolina state legislature, and the youngest African American elected official in the country. He is now a CNN analyst and the author of a brand new memoir, My Vanishing Country. We talk today with Bakari about the civil rights movements of the past and present, how he hopes we move forward as a nation, and the perseverance it took to get his book published.  The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetitesby Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/10/ep-115-bakari-sellers SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Bakari: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram

Ep. 115 Heroes Walk Among Us with Bakari Sellers

In 2006, at the age of 22, Bakari Sellers made history as the youngest person ever elected to the South Carolina state legislature, and the youngest African American elected official in the country. He is now a CNN analyst and the author of a brand new memoir, My Vanishing Country. We talk today with Bakari about the civil rights movements of the past and present, how he hopes we move forward as a nation, and the perseverance it took to get his book published.  The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetitesby Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/10/ep-115-bakari-sellers SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Bakari: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram

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10 Jun 20

Ep. 114 Both, And with Emma Copley Eisenberg

Today we welcome debut author and co-founder of Blue Stoop in Philadelphia, Emma Copley Eisenberg. Emma's book The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, is an investigation of the murder of two young women--showing how a violent crime casts a shadow over an entire community. We talk about True Crime as a genre, and how the phrase "both, and" became to motto of Emma's work. We also talk books, of course. The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetitesby Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/03/ep-114-emma-copley-eisenberg/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Emma: Twitter |

Ep. 114 Both, And with Emma Copley Eisenberg

Today we welcome debut author and co-founder of Blue Stoop in Philadelphia, Emma Copley Eisenberg. Emma's book The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, is an investigation of the murder of two young women--showing how a violent crime casts a shadow over an entire community. We talk about True Crime as a genre, and how the phrase "both, and" became to motto of Emma's work. We also talk books, of course. The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetitesby Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/03/ep-114-emma-copley-eisenberg/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Emma: Twitter |

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3 Jun 20

Ep. 113 The Giver by Lois Lowry -- The Stacks Book Club (Sue Thomas)

We're discussing The Giver by Lois Lowry today as part of The Stacks Book Club with guest, Sue Thomas aka Traci's mom. The Giver is an award winning classic children's book about a utopia and what we sacrifice for peace and stability. Today we focus in on communal memory, how children learn about atrocities, and the ways in which we read novels differently. There are spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/27/ep-113-the-giver SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Sue: Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |

Ep. 113 The Giver by Lois Lowry -- The Stacks Book Club (Sue Thomas)

We're discussing The Giver by Lois Lowry today as part of The Stacks Book Club with guest, Sue Thomas aka Traci's mom. The Giver is an award winning classic children's book about a utopia and what we sacrifice for peace and stability. Today we focus in on communal memory, how children learn about atrocities, and the ways in which we read novels differently. There are spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/27/ep-113-the-giver SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Sue: Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |

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27 May 20

Ep. 112 R. Eric Thomas//Here for It

R. Eric Thomas is the author of Here for It and the writer behind Elle.com's daily column "Eric Reads the News". Eric joins the show to talk about centering his identities of Black, Christian, Gay, and American in Here for It, his collection of humorous and thoughtful essays. We also discuss pop culture as a unifying force, Maxine Waters, and how dreams really do come true (and how badly we need to remember that right now). The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giverby Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/20/ep-112-r-eric-thomas SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.

Ep. 112 R. Eric Thomas//Here for It

R. Eric Thomas is the author of Here for It and the writer behind Elle.com's daily column "Eric Reads the News". Eric joins the show to talk about centering his identities of Black, Christian, Gay, and American in Here for It, his collection of humorous and thoughtful essays. We also discuss pop culture as a unifying force, Maxine Waters, and how dreams really do come true (and how badly we need to remember that right now). The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giverby Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/20/ep-112-r-eric-thomas SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.

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20 May 20

Ep. 111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine

Today our guest is Ethan Strauss, a basketball reporter for The Athletic and the author of The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty. The book is a workplace drama about one of basketball's greatest teams, but this episode is more than sports talk. We get into Ethan's love of subculture narratives, being a reporter versus an author, and the "sadness of success". This is an episode for both lovers of the game and the page.  Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giverby Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/13/ep-111-ethan-strauss  SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Ethan: Twitter | Instagram | The Athletic | House of Strauss Podcast Connect with The Stacks:

Ep. 111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine

Today our guest is Ethan Strauss, a basketball reporter for The Athletic and the author of The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty. The book is a workplace drama about one of basketball's greatest teams, but this episode is more than sports talk. We get into Ethan's love of subculture narratives, being a reporter versus an author, and the "sadness of success". This is an episode for both lovers of the game and the page.  Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giverby Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/13/ep-111-ethan-strauss  SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Ethan: Twitter | Instagram | The Athletic | House of Strauss Podcast Connect with The Stacks:

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13 May 20

Ep. 110 Like Mother Like Daughter with Sue Thomas

On today's episode we have one of the earliest supporters of The Stacks and one of Traci's biggest fans, Sue Thomas, better known as Traci's mom. That's right, in honor of Mother's day get to know the person who gave Traci her love of reading and so many book recommendations. The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giverby Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/06/ep-110-sue-thomas SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Sue: Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |

Ep. 110 Like Mother Like Daughter with Sue Thomas

On today's episode we have one of the earliest supporters of The Stacks and one of Traci's biggest fans, Sue Thomas, better known as Traci's mom. That's right, in honor of Mother's day get to know the person who gave Traci her love of reading and so many book recommendations. The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giverby Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/06/ep-110-sue-thomas SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Sue: Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |

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6 May 20

Ep. 109 Trust Exercise by Susan Choi -- The Stacks Book Club (Brandon Taylor)

Its The Stacks Book Club day, and we're discussing the 2019 National Book Award winner in fiction, Trust Exercise by Susan Choi. Our guest is Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life, and if you missed Brandon's first episode you can hear it here. Trust Exercise looks at fiction, perspective, and truth as it ventures back to a 1980's performing arts high school. On this episode we discuss the many twists and turns we experienced as readers and our takes on the characters. We dive deep today, and that means lots of spoilers. You've been warned. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/29/ep-109-trust-exercise SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Brandon: Twitter |

Ep. 109 Trust Exercise by Susan Choi -- The Stacks Book Club (Brandon Taylor)

Its The Stacks Book Club day, and we're discussing the 2019 National Book Award winner in fiction, Trust Exercise by Susan Choi. Our guest is Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life, and if you missed Brandon's first episode you can hear it here. Trust Exercise looks at fiction, perspective, and truth as it ventures back to a 1980's performing arts high school. On this episode we discuss the many twists and turns we experienced as readers and our takes on the characters. We dive deep today, and that means lots of spoilers. You've been warned. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/29/ep-109-trust-exercise SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Brandon: Twitter |

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29 Apr 20

Ep. 108 Priya Parker on Meaningful Gatherings in the Time of Corona

Priya Parker, the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, is helping us take a deeper look at how we can create collective meaning in modern life, one gathering at a time. Not only do we discuss Priya's amazing book, but we also talk about connecting with purpose when we cannot be physically together. She shares insight into her new podcast Together Apart which is about gatherings in the time of Coronavirus. We also look ahead to how we will gather after COVID-19.   Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for April is Trust Exerciseby Susan Choi, we will discuss the book with Brandon Taylor on April 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/22/ep-108-priya-parker Connect with Priya: Twitter | Instagram | Website |Together Apart Podcast  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts |

Ep. 108 Priya Parker on Meaningful Gatherings in the Time of Corona

Priya Parker, the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, is helping us take a deeper look at how we can create collective meaning in modern life, one gathering at a time. Not only do we discuss Priya's amazing book, but we also talk about connecting with purpose when we cannot be physically together. She shares insight into her new podcast Together Apart which is about gatherings in the time of Coronavirus. We also look ahead to how we will gather after COVID-19.   Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for April is Trust Exerciseby Susan Choi, we will discuss the book with Brandon Taylor on April 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/22/ep-108-priya-parker Connect with Priya: Twitter | Instagram | Website |Together Apart Podcast  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts |

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22 Apr 20

Ep. 107 Abi Daré//The Girl with the Louding Voice

Abi Daré is the debut novelist of The Girl with the Louding Voice. Her book is a coming of age story about a Nigerian girl, Adunni, who is sold into marriage by her father, and the the journey she goes on to find her voice. Today we talk with Daré about how her characters haunt her thoughts, her unique writing process, and her unexpected day job. Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for April is Trust Exerciseby Susan Choi, we will discuss the book with Brandon Taylor on April 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/15/ep-107-abi-dare SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Abi: Twitter | Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The...

Ep. 107 Abi Daré//The Girl with the Louding Voice

Abi Daré is the debut novelist of The Girl with the Louding Voice. Her book is a coming of age story about a Nigerian girl, Adunni, who is sold into marriage by her father, and the the journey she goes on to find her voice. Today we talk with Daré about how her characters haunt her thoughts, her unique writing process, and her unexpected day job. Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for April is Trust Exerciseby Susan Choi, we will discuss the book with Brandon Taylor on April 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/15/ep-107-abi-dare SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Abi: Twitter | Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The...

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15 Apr 20

Ep. 106 Samantha Irby//Wow, No Thank You

Wow, No Thank You is the most recent essay collection from the hilarious and charming Samantha Irby. We talk today with Samantha about her new book, how she pitches her collections, and what sort of mood she strikes when she sits down to writes (its not what you think). This episode, like Irby's writing, is sure to make you laugh out loud. Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for April is Trust Exerciseby Susan Choi, we will discuss the book with Brandon Taylor on April 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website:https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/08/ep-106-samantha-irby SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Samantha: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Newsletter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram

Ep. 106 Samantha Irby//Wow, No Thank You

Wow, No Thank You is the most recent essay collection from the hilarious and charming Samantha Irby. We talk today with Samantha about her new book, how she pitches her collections, and what sort of mood she strikes when she sits down to writes (its not what you think). This episode, like Irby's writing, is sure to make you laugh out loud. Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for April is Trust Exerciseby Susan Choi, we will discuss the book with Brandon Taylor on April 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website:https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/08/ep-106-samantha-irby SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Samantha: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Newsletter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram

01:00:04

8 Apr 20

EP. 105 The Union of Science and Art with Brandon Taylor

Today marks the start of our third year here at The Stacks, and there is no better way to celebrate than by talking a whole lot about books! Thank you to all our listeners for their love and support, and we can't wait for year three! Make sure to listen to the introduction today to hear about some changes to the podcast. Our Guest today is Brandon Taylor, debut author of one of 2020's buzziest books, Real Life. We talk today about releasing a book into the world, the similarities between science and art, and much more. The Stacks Book Club selection for April is Trust Exerciseby Susan Choi, we will discuss the book with Brandon Taylor on April 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/01/ep-105-brandon-taylor SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Brandon: Twitter| Instagram| Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |

EP. 105 The Union of Science and Art with Brandon Taylor

Today marks the start of our third year here at The Stacks, and there is no better way to celebrate than by talking a whole lot about books! Thank you to all our listeners for their love and support, and we can't wait for year three! Make sure to listen to the introduction today to hear about some changes to the podcast. Our Guest today is Brandon Taylor, debut author of one of 2020's buzziest books, Real Life. We talk today about releasing a book into the world, the similarities between science and art, and much more. The Stacks Book Club selection for April is Trust Exerciseby Susan Choi, we will discuss the book with Brandon Taylor on April 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/01/ep-105-brandon-taylor SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Brandon: Twitter| Instagram| Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |

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1 Apr 20

Ep. 104 So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson -- The Stacks Book Club (Gigi Levangie)

Today for The Stacks Book Club, we are talking cancel culture and social media as we examine Jon Ronson's book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. Back to discuss this book with us is author (Been There, Married That) and screenwriter, Gigi Levangie. We ask questions about consent, power dynamics, and fame and how these elements play into public shamings. There are no spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/03/25/ep-104-so-youve-been-publicly-shamed SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Gigi: Instagram | Twitter |

Ep. 104 So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson -- The Stacks Book Club (Gigi Levangie)

Today for The Stacks Book Club, we are talking cancel culture and social media as we examine Jon Ronson's book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. Back to discuss this book with us is author (Been There, Married That) and screenwriter, Gigi Levangie. We ask questions about consent, power dynamics, and fame and how these elements play into public shamings. There are no spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/03/25/ep-104-so-youve-been-publicly-shamed SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Gigi: Instagram | Twitter |

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23 Mar 20

Ep. 103 An Outsider in Hollywood with Gigi Levangie

Our guest today is author and screenwriter Gigi Levangie. Gigi has written seven books, including The Starter Wife and her latest Been There, Married That, which is a comedic take on Hollywood divorce. She also wrote the 1998 film Stepmom. We talk about attending The Academy Awards, turning real life into fiction, and why Gigi is always reading a business book.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/03/18/ep-103-gigi-levangie  SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Gigi: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook

Ep. 103 An Outsider in Hollywood with Gigi Levangie

Our guest today is author and screenwriter Gigi Levangie. Gigi has written seven books, including The Starter Wife and her latest Been There, Married That, which is a comedic take on Hollywood divorce. She also wrote the 1998 film Stepmom. We talk about attending The Academy Awards, turning real life into fiction, and why Gigi is always reading a business book.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/03/18/ep-103-gigi-levangie  SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Gigi: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook

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18 Mar 20

Ep. 102 Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde -- The Stacks Book Club (Asha Grant)

Sister Outsiderby Audre Lorde is a foundation and timeless feminist text. It covers topics like the erasure of Black women in the feminist movement to living with cancer to raising Black sons. This collection of essays and speeches is dense and ripe for discussion. Asha Grant, the founder of the LA chapter of The Free Black Women's Library, is back and brings her love of Audre Lorde to our discussion for The Stacks Book Club. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/03/11/ep-102-sister-outsider  SUPPORT THE STACKS Book of the Month - Get your first month for only $9.99 by clickinng here Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Shop our Amazon page to find everything we discussed on today's episode!

Ep. 102 Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde -- The Stacks Book Club (Asha Grant)

Sister Outsiderby Audre Lorde is a foundation and timeless feminist text. It covers topics like the erasure of Black women in the feminist movement to living with cancer to raising Black sons. This collection of essays and speeches is dense and ripe for discussion. Asha Grant, the founder of the LA chapter of The Free Black Women's Library, is back and brings her love of Audre Lorde to our discussion for The Stacks Book Club. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/03/11/ep-102-sister-outsider  SUPPORT THE STACKS Book of the Month - Get your first month for only $9.99 by clickinng here Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Shop our Amazon page to find everything we discussed on today's episode!

01:08:16

11 Mar 20

Ep. 101 Reading Black Women with Asha Grant

Our guest today is Asha Grant, the founder of the Los Angeles Branch of The Free Black Women's Library. We talk about the work Asha does in the LA community, how much of her own reading consists of books by Black women, and why she is focused on decolonizing her bookshelf. Asha also lets us know how we can get involved with The Free Black Women's Library. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/03/04/ep-101-reading-black-women-with-asha-grant  SUPPORT THE STACKS Book of the Month - Get your first month for only $9.99 by clickinng here Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Shop our Amazon page to find everything we discussed on today's episode! Connect with Asha & The Free Black Women's Library: Instagram | Website | Patre n | GoFundMe |

Ep. 101 Reading Black Women with Asha Grant

Our guest today is Asha Grant, the founder of the Los Angeles Branch of The Free Black Women's Library. We talk about the work Asha does in the LA community, how much of her own reading consists of books by Black women, and why she is focused on decolonizing her bookshelf. Asha also lets us know how we can get involved with The Free Black Women's Library. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/03/04/ep-101-reading-black-women-with-asha-grant  SUPPORT THE STACKS Book of the Month - Get your first month for only $9.99 by clickinng here Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Shop our Amazon page to find everything we discussed on today's episode! Connect with Asha & The Free Black Women's Library: Instagram | Website | Patre n | GoFundMe |

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4 Mar 20

Ep. 100 Three Women by Lisa Taddeo -- The Stacks Book Club (August McLaughlin)

Sex, desire, and relationships are all part of today's episode of The Stacks Book Club. August McLaughlin (Girl Boner) is back and we're diving head first into Lisa Taddeo's wildly popularThree Women. This book brings up conversations about trauma, representation, and the marketing of a book. There are minor spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/02/19/ep-99-august-mclaughlin SUPPORT THE STACKS Book of the Month - Get your first month for only $9.99 by clickinng here Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show Connect with August: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Girl Boner Facebook |

Ep. 100 Three Women by Lisa Taddeo -- The Stacks Book Club (August McLaughlin)

Sex, desire, and relationships are all part of today's episode of The Stacks Book Club. August McLaughlin (Girl Boner) is back and we're diving head first into Lisa Taddeo's wildly popularThree Women. This book brings up conversations about trauma, representation, and the marketing of a book. There are minor spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/02/19/ep-99-august-mclaughlin SUPPORT THE STACKS Book of the Month - Get your first month for only $9.99 by clickinng here Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show Connect with August: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Girl Boner Facebook |

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26 Feb 20

Ep. 99 Getting a Girl Boner with August McLaughlin

We're keeping it steamy all month long! Today we have August McLaughlin, author of Girl Boner and host of the Girl Boner Podcast, to talk with us about sex positivity, empowerment, why she uses the term "good girl". Don't worry, she also explains what a "girl boner" is. Plus books, always books. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/02/19/ep-99-august-mclaughlin SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with August: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Girl Boner Facebook | Girl Boner Podcast Connect with The Stacks:

Ep. 99 Getting a Girl Boner with August McLaughlin

We're keeping it steamy all month long! Today we have August McLaughlin, author of Girl Boner and host of the Girl Boner Podcast, to talk with us about sex positivity, empowerment, why she uses the term "good girl". Don't worry, she also explains what a "girl boner" is. Plus books, always books. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/02/19/ep-99-august-mclaughlin SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with August: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Girl Boner Facebook | Girl Boner Podcast Connect with The Stacks:

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19 Feb 20

Ep. 98 The Hating Game by Sally Thorne -- The Stacks Book Club (Leah Koch)

We're tacklinng our first ever romance novel for The Stacks Book Club, just in time for Valentine's Day! Today we discuss The Hating Gameby Sally Thorne with co-owner of The Ripped Bodice, Leah Koch. Get ready for a conversation about tropes, therapy, and diversity in publishing. How romantic. There are spoilers on this episode. SHOP AT THE RIPPED BODICE  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/02/12/ep-98-the-hating-game SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Leah & The Ripped Bodice:

Ep. 98 The Hating Game by Sally Thorne -- The Stacks Book Club (Leah Koch)

We're tacklinng our first ever romance novel for The Stacks Book Club, just in time for Valentine's Day! Today we discuss The Hating Gameby Sally Thorne with co-owner of The Ripped Bodice, Leah Koch. Get ready for a conversation about tropes, therapy, and diversity in publishing. How romantic. There are spoilers on this episode. SHOP AT THE RIPPED BODICE  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/02/12/ep-98-the-hating-game SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Leah & The Ripped Bodice:

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12 Feb 20

Ep. 97 A Little Romance with Leah Koch of The Ripped Bodice

We're getting in a little romance this month, with co-owner of The Ripped Bodice, Leah Koch. The Ripped Bodice is the first Romance centric bookstore in The United States. Leah sheds light on what its really like to own your own bookstore, breaks down the criteria of romance novels, and suggest a few titles for people who are new to the genre. SHOP AT THE RIPPED BODICE  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/02/05/ep-97-leah-koch SUPPORT THE STACKS Book of the Month - to get your first month for $9.99 click here Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show Connect with Leah & The Ripped Bodice: The Ripped Bodice | The Ripped Bodice Twitter | The Ripped Bodice Instagram

Ep. 97 A Little Romance with Leah Koch of The Ripped Bodice

We're getting in a little romance this month, with co-owner of The Ripped Bodice, Leah Koch. The Ripped Bodice is the first Romance centric bookstore in The United States. Leah sheds light on what its really like to own your own bookstore, breaks down the criteria of romance novels, and suggest a few titles for people who are new to the genre. SHOP AT THE RIPPED BODICE  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/02/05/ep-97-leah-koch SUPPORT THE STACKS Book of the Month - to get your first month for $9.99 click here Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show Connect with Leah & The Ripped Bodice: The Ripped Bodice | The Ripped Bodice Twitter | The Ripped Bodice Instagram

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5 Feb 20

Ep. 96 Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino -- The Stacks Book Club (Jordan Moblo)

Today for The Stacks Book Club we're discussing Trick Mirrorby Jia Tolentino. We've brought back Jordan Moblo, TV executive and professional reader, to talk about the many ideas that come up in this essay collection, including gender norms, being a millennial, the allure of scammers, difficult women, and more! There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/01/29/ep-96-trick-mirror SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jordan: Instagram |

Ep. 96 Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino -- The Stacks Book Club (Jordan Moblo)

Today for The Stacks Book Club we're discussing Trick Mirrorby Jia Tolentino. We've brought back Jordan Moblo, TV executive and professional reader, to talk about the many ideas that come up in this essay collection, including gender norms, being a millennial, the allure of scammers, difficult women, and more! There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/01/29/ep-96-trick-mirror SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jordan: Instagram |

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29 Jan 20

Ep. 95 Keeping it Positive with Jordan Moblo

We've got a real life, professional reader on the podcast today. TV executive Jordan Moblo has made a career of reading books in order to turn them into TV shows. He also runs a very popular #bookstagram account, @jordys.book.club, dedicated to celebrating the books he loves. Today we talk negative reviews, social media book clubs, and some of Jordan's favorite books of the last year. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/01/22/ep-95-jordan-moblo SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jordan: Instagram | Goodreads Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook

Ep. 95 Keeping it Positive with Jordan Moblo

We've got a real life, professional reader on the podcast today. TV executive Jordan Moblo has made a career of reading books in order to turn them into TV shows. He also runs a very popular #bookstagram account, @jordys.book.club, dedicated to celebrating the books he loves. Today we talk negative reviews, social media book clubs, and some of Jordan's favorite books of the last year. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/01/22/ep-95-jordan-moblo SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jordan: Instagram | Goodreads Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook

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22 Jan 20

Ep. 94 Cribsheet by Emily Oster -- The Stacks Book Club (Jenna Parris)

Professional Mama Jenna Parris, of the Mama Said Podcast ,is back to talk about making the tough parenting decisions. Thats right, its our deep dive into Emily Oster's book Cribsheet. The book is a data-driven guide to helping parents make the best decisions for their families based on studies and cost-benefit analysis. We're taking on all the hot button "mommy wars" issues today from vaccinations to caregiving help and more. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/01/15/ep-94-cribsheet SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jenna: Instagram | Mama Said Podcast Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The...

Ep. 94 Cribsheet by Emily Oster -- The Stacks Book Club (Jenna Parris)

Professional Mama Jenna Parris, of the Mama Said Podcast ,is back to talk about making the tough parenting decisions. Thats right, its our deep dive into Emily Oster's book Cribsheet. The book is a data-driven guide to helping parents make the best decisions for their families based on studies and cost-benefit analysis. We're taking on all the hot button "mommy wars" issues today from vaccinations to caregiving help and more. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/01/15/ep-94-cribsheet SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jenna: Instagram | Mama Said Podcast Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The...

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15 Jan 20

Ep. 93 Becoming a Mom with Jenna Parris

There has been some big news around here, Traci is now a mom, and to let you all in on some of the story of the new mini stacks, Traci talks with co-host of Mama Said Podcast, Jenna Parris. This episode is different than what you're used to around here, and if we're being honest is a little light on the book content. Instead, we're filling you in on all the baby news, Traci shares some parenting anxiety, and we talk about books for kids. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/01/08/ep-93-jenna-parris SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jenna: Instagram | Mama Said Podcast Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website...

Ep. 93 Becoming a Mom with Jenna Parris

There has been some big news around here, Traci is now a mom, and to let you all in on some of the story of the new mini stacks, Traci talks with co-host of Mama Said Podcast, Jenna Parris. This episode is different than what you're used to around here, and if we're being honest is a little light on the book content. Instead, we're filling you in on all the baby news, Traci shares some parenting anxiety, and we talk about books for kids. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/01/08/ep-93-jenna-parris SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jenna: Instagram | Mama Said Podcast Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website...

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8 Jan 20

Ep. 92 Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li -- The Stacks Book Club (Vanessa Hua)

It is a brand new year, and a we've got a brand new episode of The Stacks! We've brought back Vanessa Hua (A River of Stars) to discuss Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li, a novel about a family restaurant and the drama that comes along with it. We talk about how books are edited and streamlined, immigrants working in food industries, and what it means to be authentic. There are spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/01/01/ep-92-number-one-chinese-restaurant SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Vanessa: Twitter |

Ep. 92 Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li -- The Stacks Book Club (Vanessa Hua)

It is a brand new year, and a we've got a brand new episode of The Stacks! We've brought back Vanessa Hua (A River of Stars) to discuss Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li, a novel about a family restaurant and the drama that comes along with it. We talk about how books are edited and streamlined, immigrants working in food industries, and what it means to be authentic. There are spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/01/01/ep-92-number-one-chinese-restaurant SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Vanessa: Twitter |

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1 Jan 20

The Short Stacks 29: The Best of 2019//Lauren Fanella

To close out this year on The Stacks we're sharing our favorite books of 2019. We brought back friend of the podcast, past guest, and avid reader Lauren Fanella. Today Lauren and Traci each share their top five books of 2019, see how their 2018 predictions held up, and look ahead at the books they are most excited for in 2020.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/30/ss-29 SUPPORT THE STACKS Book of the Month- Sign up for your book subscription for only $9.99 a month. Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacksAmazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Lauren: Instagram

The Short Stacks 29: The Best of 2019//Lauren Fanella

To close out this year on The Stacks we're sharing our favorite books of 2019. We brought back friend of the podcast, past guest, and avid reader Lauren Fanella. Today Lauren and Traci each share their top five books of 2019, see how their 2018 predictions held up, and look ahead at the books they are most excited for in 2020.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/30/ss-29 SUPPORT THE STACKS Book of the Month- Sign up for your book subscription for only $9.99 a month. Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacksAmazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Lauren: Instagram

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30 Dec 19

Ep. 91 The People Who Change Us with Vanessa Hua

Our guest today is Vanessa Hua. Vanessa is the author of A River of Stars and a columnist at The San Francisco Chronicale. We talk today about the differences between writing a column versus a novel, the people who change our lives without knowing, and untraditional motherhood.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/25/ep-91-vanessa-hua SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Vanessa: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |

Ep. 91 The People Who Change Us with Vanessa Hua

Our guest today is Vanessa Hua. Vanessa is the author of A River of Stars and a columnist at The San Francisco Chronicale. We talk today about the differences between writing a column versus a novel, the people who change our lives without knowing, and untraditional motherhood.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/25/ep-91-vanessa-hua SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Vanessa: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |

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25 Dec 19

Ep. 90 Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson -- The Stacks Book Club (Jason Reynolds)

Jason Reynolds is back this week for The Stacks Book Club discussion of Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. The novel tells the story of generations of one family living in Brooklyn, NY and the struggles and success of their lives. We talk about maternal disconnect, doubling down on disappointment, and sensitivty readers. There are no spoilers this week. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/18/ep-90-red-at-the-bone SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jason: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |

Ep. 90 Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson -- The Stacks Book Club (Jason Reynolds)

Jason Reynolds is back this week for The Stacks Book Club discussion of Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. The novel tells the story of generations of one family living in Brooklyn, NY and the struggles and success of their lives. We talk about maternal disconnect, doubling down on disappointment, and sensitivty readers. There are no spoilers this week. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/18/ep-90-red-at-the-bone SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jason: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |

01:07:26

18 Dec 19

The Short Stacks 28: Jacqueline Woodson//Red at the Bone

We are thrilled to have best selling novelist and poet Jacqueline Woodson on The Short Stacks to discuss Red at the Bone, her newest book, and our book club pick for this week (tune in on Wednesday)! We talk with Jacqueline about how she turned a childhood habit of lying into a career, crafting authentic characters, and giving a TED Talk. There are no spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/16/ss28 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jacqueline: Twitter | Istagram | Facebook | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter

The Short Stacks 28: Jacqueline Woodson//Red at the Bone

We are thrilled to have best selling novelist and poet Jacqueline Woodson on The Short Stacks to discuss Red at the Bone, her newest book, and our book club pick for this week (tune in on Wednesday)! We talk with Jacqueline about how she turned a childhood habit of lying into a career, crafting authentic characters, and giving a TED Talk. There are no spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/16/ss28 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jacqueline: Twitter | Istagram | Facebook | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter

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16 Dec 19

Ep. 89 Staying True to Yourself with Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times best selling author and a National Book Award finalist. He writes novels and poetry for young people, and they'll all tell you Jason just "gets it". We sit down with Jason to discuss his new book Look Both Ways, how his love of music led to a career as an author, and what book he would assign in high school. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/11/ep-89-jason-reynolds Donate to the Holiday Book Drive--Click Here SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jason: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |

Ep. 89 Staying True to Yourself with Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times best selling author and a National Book Award finalist. He writes novels and poetry for young people, and they'll all tell you Jason just "gets it". We sit down with Jason to discuss his new book Look Both Ways, how his love of music led to a career as an author, and what book he would assign in high school. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/11/ep-89-jason-reynolds Donate to the Holiday Book Drive--Click Here SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jason: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |

01:10:55

11 Dec 19

Ep. 88 Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli -- The Stacks Book Club (Ayser Salman)

Today on The Stacks Book Club we discuss Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli, a book that looks at the immigration crisis at the US/Mexico border for the children who make the journey unaccompanied. Our guest Asyer Salman (The Wrong End of the Table) joins the show to talk about empathy, the language around immigration, and what we can do to help. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/04/ep-88-tell-me-how-it-ends Donate to the Holiday Book Drive--Click Here SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Ayser:Instagram |Twitter |Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter

Ep. 88 Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli -- The Stacks Book Club (Ayser Salman)

Today on The Stacks Book Club we discuss Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli, a book that looks at the immigration crisis at the US/Mexico border for the children who make the journey unaccompanied. Our guest Asyer Salman (The Wrong End of the Table) joins the show to talk about empathy, the language around immigration, and what we can do to help. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/04/ep-88-tell-me-how-it-ends Donate to the Holiday Book Drive--Click Here SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Ayser:Instagram |Twitter |Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter

01:06:51

4 Dec 19

The Short Stacks 27: Shea Serrano//Movies (and Other Things)

Shea Serrano is a three-time New York Times best selling author, whose most recent book Movies (and Other Things) is a collection of illustrated essays answering all the questions you didn't know you needed answered when it comes to movies...and other things. We talk about Shea's unconventional start as a writer, what his kids think of his work, and what its like working with illustrator Arturo Torres. There are no spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/02/ss27 Donate to the Holiday Book Drive--Click Here SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Shea: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |

The Short Stacks 27: Shea Serrano//Movies (and Other Things)

Shea Serrano is a three-time New York Times best selling author, whose most recent book Movies (and Other Things) is a collection of illustrated essays answering all the questions you didn't know you needed answered when it comes to movies...and other things. We talk about Shea's unconventional start as a writer, what his kids think of his work, and what its like working with illustrator Arturo Torres. There are no spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/12/02/ss27 Donate to the Holiday Book Drive--Click Here SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Shea: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |

47:35

2 Dec 19

Ep. 87 Finding a Seat at the Table with Ayser Salman

Today we welcome Ayser Salman to The Stacks. Ayser is the author of The Wrong End of the Table a comedic memoir about her experiences as a Muslim Arab American woman just trying to fit in. We talk about finding your political voice, the privilege of passing, and if we've ever felt truly seen in a book.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/27/ep-87-ayser-salman SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Ayser:Instagram |Twitter |Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads

Ep. 87 Finding a Seat at the Table with Ayser Salman

Today we welcome Ayser Salman to The Stacks. Ayser is the author of The Wrong End of the Table a comedic memoir about her experiences as a Muslim Arab American woman just trying to fit in. We talk about finding your political voice, the privilege of passing, and if we've ever felt truly seen in a book.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/27/ep-87-ayser-salman SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Ayser:Instagram |Twitter |Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads

01:02:19

27 Nov 19

Ep. 86 Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat -- The Stacks Book Club (Hugh Garvey)

We're taking on our first ever cookbook as part of The Stacks Book Club with the help of food writer and executive editor at Sunset Magazine, Hugh Garvey. As we gear up for the holiday season we are diving into Salt, Fat, Acid, Heatby Samin Nosrat, and breaking down the key elements of cooking. We talk about freeing ourselves from recipes, cooking anxiety, and the communal act of sharing a meal. Hugh then challenges Traci to use what she's learned to build a salad. Its a delicious episode! There are no spoilers in this episdoe. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/20/ep-86-salt-fat-acid-heat SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Hugh: Instagram

Ep. 86 Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat -- The Stacks Book Club (Hugh Garvey)

We're taking on our first ever cookbook as part of The Stacks Book Club with the help of food writer and executive editor at Sunset Magazine, Hugh Garvey. As we gear up for the holiday season we are diving into Salt, Fat, Acid, Heatby Samin Nosrat, and breaking down the key elements of cooking. We talk about freeing ourselves from recipes, cooking anxiety, and the communal act of sharing a meal. Hugh then challenges Traci to use what she's learned to build a salad. Its a delicious episode! There are no spoilers in this episdoe. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/20/ep-86-salt-fat-acid-heat SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Hugh: Instagram

59:52

20 Nov 19

The Short Stacks 26: Jami Attenberg//All This Could Be Yours

Today we are joined by author Jami Attenberg to discuss her newest book, All This Could Be Yours. The novel is a family drama that asks the question "what obligation do you have to a dying family member that you simply do not like?" We also talk about the work of being a professional writer, and how books take on a life of their own once they are published. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/18/ss26 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jami: Twitter |Instagram |Facebook | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |

The Short Stacks 26: Jami Attenberg//All This Could Be Yours

Today we are joined by author Jami Attenberg to discuss her newest book, All This Could Be Yours. The novel is a family drama that asks the question "what obligation do you have to a dying family member that you simply do not like?" We also talk about the work of being a professional writer, and how books take on a life of their own once they are published. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/18/ss26 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jami: Twitter |Instagram |Facebook | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |

36:00

18 Nov 19

Ep. 85 Recipes Have a Happy Ending with Hugh Garvey

Today we are joined by executive editor of Sunset Magazine, Hugh Garvey. Hugh talks with us about his start in journalism, food writing, the politics of eating, and how he fell in love with recipes for their intimacy and happy endings.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/13/ep-85-hugh-garvey SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Hugh: Instagram | Sunset Magazine Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads

Ep. 85 Recipes Have a Happy Ending with Hugh Garvey

Today we are joined by executive editor of Sunset Magazine, Hugh Garvey. Hugh talks with us about his start in journalism, food writing, the politics of eating, and how he fell in love with recipes for their intimacy and happy endings.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/13/ep-85-hugh-garvey SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Hugh: Instagram | Sunset Magazine Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads

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13 Nov 19

Ep. 84 We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin -- The Stacks Book Club (Chris L. Terry)

The Stacks Book Club is tackling a post-post racial satirical novel this week in our reading of We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin. To help us discuss what that even means, and what makes a satire work, and so much more is author Chris L. Terry (Black Card). There are minor spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/06/ep-84-we-cast-a-shadow SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Chris: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook

Ep. 84 We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin -- The Stacks Book Club (Chris L. Terry)

The Stacks Book Club is tackling a post-post racial satirical novel this week in our reading of We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin. To help us discuss what that even means, and what makes a satire work, and so much more is author Chris L. Terry (Black Card). There are minor spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/06/ep-84-we-cast-a-shadow SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Chris: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook

55:58

6 Nov 19

The Short Stacks 25: Maurice Carlos Ruffin//We Cast a Shadow

Maurice Carlos Ruffin is the author of We Cast a Shadow, and joins The Short Stacks to tell us about his process in writing this satirical, speculative fiction novel. We get to talk about what music fueled this novel, how his hometown of New Orleans figures into his work, and how he finds balance between being a writer and lawyer. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/04/ss25 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Maurice: Twitter |

The Short Stacks 25: Maurice Carlos Ruffin//We Cast a Shadow

Maurice Carlos Ruffin is the author of We Cast a Shadow, and joins The Short Stacks to tell us about his process in writing this satirical, speculative fiction novel. We get to talk about what music fueled this novel, how his hometown of New Orleans figures into his work, and how he finds balance between being a writer and lawyer. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/04/ss25 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Maurice: Twitter |

32:51

4 Nov 19

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