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Frank Delaney's Re: Joyce
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Re: Joyce! On the international literary feast day of Bloomsday 2010, we launched a podcast to commemorate James Joyce's mighty novel, "Ulysses", the action of which took place in 18 hours of June 16, 1904. Every week you'll find a five-minute mini-essay from me designed to take you through the novel that's on every list of the greatest books ever written. And as Ulysses runs to some 375,000 words, and I mean to go through it sentence by sentence if I have to, in order to convey the full bri ...
 
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The Dead Authors Podcast
Monthly
 
Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! Guests include Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Matt Gourley, Jen Kirkman, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, John Ross Bowie and many more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeadAuthorPod. For more information on The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA’s many tutoring and writing pr ...
 
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Longform
Weekly
 
A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start, how they work, and how they tell stories.Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.
 
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The New Yorker: Fiction
Monthly
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
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The Sword and Laser (Audio)
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Read along with the Sword and Laser book club! From classic science fiction to the latest gritty fantasy, we cover it. Subscribe for book discussions, author interviews, hot releases, and news from the genre fiction world!
 
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What Should I Read Next?: Book Talk | Reading Recommendations | Literary Matchmaking
 
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
 
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Book Shambles with Robin and Josie
 
Using books as a jumping off point, hosts Josie Long and Robin Ince and a different special guest each week, dive into interesting, passionate and shambolic discussions. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.
 
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Slate's Audio Book Club
Monthly
 
Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively - and sometimes heated - debates about the works. Part of the Panoply Network.
 
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I Should Be Writing
Monthly
 
The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers: Award-winning podcast for newbie writers that's been online since 2005! If you're new and unsure how get (and keep!) going in your writing career, this is the show for you. Past shows have guest starred Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, and so many more!
 
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The Guardian Books podcast
Weekly
 
The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
A poem each day, plus literary and historical notes from this day in history
 
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The Book Review
Weekly
 
The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.
 
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Books on the Nightstand
Weekly
 
Illuminating conversation about books and reading
 
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Book Riot - The Podcast
Weekly
 
Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com
 
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Overdue
Weekly
 
Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
 
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Books and Authors
Weekly
 
This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.
 
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The Writers Panel
Weekly
 
The Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you'd care to hear. Proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.
 
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The New Yorker: Poetry
Monthly
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
 
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The Legendarium
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The Legendarium exists primarily as a book club for fantasy and sci-fi, both the classics and the new classics.Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, and more.
 
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Helping Writers Become Authors
 
Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)
 
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Literary Disco » Literary Disco
 
Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong.
 
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The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
 
The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast – A podcast about the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the writers that inspired him and the literature he inspired.
 
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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
 
Want to publish and sell more books? Want to get your writing into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to make money as a writer -- to take your books directly to readers and be in charge of your own business rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Full time authors Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt (owners of the 2M+ words-per-year indie publishing comp ...
 
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World Book Club
Monthly
 
The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.
 
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Writers on Writing
Weekly
 
a weekly radio program hosted by author Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and co-host Marrie Stone, on the art and business of writing. More on the show, writers, and writing at penonfire.com. Follow us on Twitter @WOWkuciFM and Facebook at Writers on Writing KUCI-FM.
 
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Bookclub
Monthly
 
Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels
 
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Homemade Stories
Rare
 
Short stories and commentary shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason.
 
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The Creative Penn Podcast
Weekly
 
Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship
 
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Podcast Episodes – The Narrative Breakdown
 
a Podcast about Story Craft for Creative Writers of All Mediums
 
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London Review Podcasts
Monthly
 
LRB-published writers read their own work, introduced by the editors of the London Review of Books. Recent podcasts have included Gillian Anderson reading Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Ingratitude’, Alan Bennett reading from his diary, Tariq Ali on his visit to North Korea and Jeremy Harding on migration. There’ll be something new every fortnight.
 
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After Words
Weekly
 
Interviews with top nonfiction authors by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their work. After Words airs each weekend at the following times: Saturday at 10pm ET Sunday at 12pm ET Sunday at 9pm ET Monday at 12am ET
 
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Get Booked
Weekly
 
Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
 
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The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast
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Each week we interview some of the biggest names in self-publishing. In these in-depth interviews we look at where these authors started, how they made it, and how an aspiring self-published author can aim to do the same thing.
 
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The Poetry Magazine Podcast
Weekly
 
The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
 
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The Author Hangout: Book Marketing Tips for Indie & Self-Published Authors
 
The Author Hangout is a Hangout on Air and podcast dedicated to helping authors navigate the self-publishing world.
 
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LA Review of Books
Weekly
 
The LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, as its name suggests, looks out at the world of books from its perch on the Pacific Rim. Since the 19th century writers have bridled at New York’s seeming monopoly over publication. Bret Harte in The Overland Monthly, John Crowe Ransom and Robert Penn Warren in I’ll Take My Stand, and the other regionalists, along with other outsiders, people who felt excluded from the literary conversation, and writers and readers in a thousand places — including even New Yo ...
 
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Literary Roadhouse: One Short Story, Once a Week
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We are a diverse group of readers who have a rowdy old time discussing a wide diversity of short literary fiction.
 
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WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between
 
A writing show hosted by A.C. Fuller featuring interviews with authors, screenwriters, journalists, and publishing experts. The show will illuminate the writing process, explore the publishing industry, and discuss excellent books.
 
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A Podcast of Ice and Fire
Monthly
 
"The delivery and banter can get quite base at times."
 
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Poetry Off the Shelf
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Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
 
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast
 
Interviewing and Learning from Successful Authors
 
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The Smarter Artist
Weekly+
 
Author entrepreneurs Sean Platt, David Wright, and Johnny B. Truant answer questions, offer quick tips, and deliver keen insight to help creative people who want to make a good living off of their hard work. In just a few minutes a day, we promise to help you get smarter faster.
 
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Author Strong Podcast | Giving Writers the Tools They Need to Succeed!
 
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott give their listeners the tools they need to succeed in today's publishing world. Mat shares the knowledge and experience he's gained over the last three years of being a full time writer to help Nancy, and all of the listeners, achieve their writing goals and make their dreams of writing for a living come true. Along the way, Mat and Nancy interview other amazing and best selling authors to find out exactly what they do to make themselves successful. Some special ...
 
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I Don't Even Own a Television
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This is a podcast about godawful books. Each episode, hosts Jay W. Friedman and Chris Collision sit down with some guests to discuss books that all of them wish they hadn't read. Humor, serious talk, progressive inebriation, who could ask for more?
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and self publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.
 
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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers
 
***Annotated Audiobooks for Busy Booklovers*** Since 2006 CraftLit has released serialized classic literature weekly—the way Dickens did it—but as an audiobook with audio annotations. Host Heather Ordover gives you some context and juicy tidbits before playing the next chapter of the current book. *** Listeners regularly call in to share their thoughts to be played in the next episode, which keeps the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been in continuous production since 2006. Our c ...
 
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Blinkist Podcast - Interviews | Personal Development | Productivity | Business | Psychology
 
Please visit us at blinkist.com/simplify to see our new podcast, Simplify!
 
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Kobo Writing Life Podcast
Monthly+
 
Interviews with authors, tips for self-publishing, digital publishing and using Kobo Writing Life
 
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The Writing Podcast
Monthly+
 
The Writing Podcast was founded in late 2014 in the wake of The Self Publishing Roundtable’s final host stepping down from the show. Adam and Lindsay (the newest hosts of SPRT at the time) decided it would be best to branch off into a new show rather than continue with one in which all original hosts and owners were no longer involved.So what are the similarities and differences between this podcast and the old?I am glad you asked, convenient narrator. Like Adam and Lindsay’s prior show, thi ...
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
This is truly a delightful compilation of some of the best known and loved passages from William Shakespeare's plays. Most readers would be familiar with all or at least some of them. If you've studied Shakespeare in school or college, plays like The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth were probably assigned texts. However, if you haven't encountered these plays before, Shakespeare Monologues is a great volume to browse through and enjoy at leisure. It's important to know that there is a distinct ...
 
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The Legendarium
 
It's the wrap-up of the Robert Jordan portion of our Wheel of Time series with part two of our Knife of Dreams discussion. Okay, it's not really the end. (We're planning an RJ retrospective episode before diving into the Sanderson-aided books.) Come along for one more RJ-book episode, and get really uncomfortable as we kick it off with a hypoth ...…
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
The peonies, too heavy with their beauty, slump to the ground. I had hoped they would live forever but ever so slowly day by day they’re becoming the soil of their birth with a faint tang of deliquescence around them. Next June they’ll somehow remember to come alive again, a little trick we have or have not learned.…
 
The editors discuss Emily Skillings's poem “Girls Online,” published in the September 2017 issue of Poetry.
 
Joanna Penn is an Award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, as well as writing non-fiction for authors. She's written 23 books and sold over 500,000 books in 84 countries and 5 languages. Joanna is an indie author and also runs a small press, Curl Up Press, with her husband. She I spent 13 years as a business IT ...…
 
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Book Thingo: Readers talking about books we love, especially romance
 
Guest: Fiona Lowe | Host: Kat Mayo | Audio producer: Rudi Bremer | Recorded: 26/02/2017 ARRC Today’s podcast is the last of the interviews I recorded at the Australian Romance Readers Convention earlier this year. I invited author Fiona Lowe for a chat after we got to talking about how passionate genre readers can be, and how genre expectations ...…
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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The Prancing Pony Podcast – Tolkien and Middle-earth
 
It’s the start of Season 2 here on The Prancing Pony Podcast as we start discussing the book that first introduced Middle-earth to the world: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit! In this episode, we look at the novel’s composition, publication and lasting legacy. Alan and Shawn share their personal stories about reading The Hobbit for the first time, a ...…
 
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Xtreme Self-Publishing Podcast
 
In this episode, Jo and I discuss e-book covers
 
Clare Messud on her latest novels and theatrical memoirs.
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
1 Last days before first frost we stroll out hand in hand to see yellow sulfurs lift in multitudes over the fields flittering in ecstatic pairs to descend and spangle the hay 2 Months later trudging winter fields in the morning sun we see their million rapturous spirits have risen through layers of drift to glitter on the snow crust…
 
English fantasy writer Cressida Cowell on training dragons & her new series, The Wizards of Once; Norwegian journalist and novelist Lars Mytting on woodworking and his novel The Sixteen Trees of the Somme; Man Booker longlisted novelist Kamila Shamsie reworks Antigone in Home Fire.
 
[New York Times Magazine] contributor Suzy Hansen reports on the world's view of America's power and influence and her own view of the U.S. in her book, [Notes on a Foreign Country]. She's interviewed by Elmira Bayrasli of the New America Foundation.
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
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Life creates art, but life also devours art. Learn how important it is for committed artists to take steps to protect creativity.
 
This LIVE extended episode of the show features an all-star panel of picture book makers: Julia Kuo, Bryan Collier, Matthew Cordell, Dan Santat, and Greg Pizzoli. It was recorded in front of an audience at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago in June 2017. Topics discussed: Breaking into the business, misconceptions abo ...…
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
A neighborhood. At dusk. Things are getting ready to happen out of sight. Stars and moths. And rinds slanting around fruit. But not yet. One tree is black. One window is yellow as butter. A woman leans down to catch a child who has run into her arms this moment. Stars rise. Moths flutter. Apples sweeten in the dark.…
 
1) My Alliance of Independent Authors Time Management presentation: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/creating-more-time-tips-techniques-tools-paul-teague/ 2) Monica Leonelle's Prose on Fire website: https://proseonfire.com/ 3) The Story Studio podcast: http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/podcasts/ Hawk and Cleaver website: http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/…
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
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Ward discusses her new novel; David Dobbs on five new books about Darwin; and Kristin Cashore talks about “Jane, Unlimited.”
 
Novelist Nathan Hill, author of The Nix, joins Marrie for the hour. They talk politics, betrayal, what we owe each other and what we don't, how history repeats itself, writing over the course of a decade, weird Amazon reviews, and much, much more. Download audio. (Broadcast date: September 6, 2017)By penonfire@earthlink.net (Barbara DeMarco-Barrett).
 
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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers
 
Book Notes (02:28) Overly sarcastic Productions: Lord of the Flies Tall Poppy Syndrome It's no surprise that the end of the book is rapidly approaching. Once the book is a wrap Heather wants to hear your thoughts on the longest book CraftLit has tackled. But if you're a bit behind don't worry - you can still call in with your takeaways once you ...…
 
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The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
 
Episode 372 – The White People – Part 1 You know what stuff everybody likes? The White People by Arthur Machen! We are lucky to be joined by readers Andrew Leman and Heather Klinke! Tune in next week for Part 2! FULL EPISODE AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS ONLY.
 
Editor Michael Z. Williamson is joined by Kacey Ezell, John F. Holmes, and Rob Reed to discuss the new anthology Forged in Blood. Set in Williamson’s popular Freehold universe, Forged in Blood traces the history of a sword from 13th century Japan into the far future and details the stories of the men and women who wield it, in battle and in tim ...…
 
Recorded at the Lannan Garden Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on August 13, 2017. Wallace Shawn, playwright, actor, screenwriter, and essayist has said, “I don’t know about you, but I only have one life, and I don’t want to spend it in a sewer of injustice.” Best known for his roles in My Dinner with André and as Vizzini in The Princess Bride, ...…
 
Many first-time authors become overwhelmed with all of the steps involved in the self publishing process and focus solely on Amazon to distribute their books, overlooking all of the other possible platforms. Kevin Tumlinson, bestselling author and Director of Marketing at Draft2Digital, joins us for Episode 40 of the Happy Self Publishing Show ...…
 
By olsen@tolkienprofessor.com (Corey Olsen).
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Felicia Yap talks at length about how she achieved global success with her first novel – and how she’s dealt with the repercussions. Highlights of this week’s episode: Felicia’s unique and intriguing premise for her new thriller, Yesterday Working out story ideas on the dance floor Felicia’s very flexible approach to her writing routine Applyin ...…
 
Gabriela Pereira is the founder of DIYMFA.com, the do-it-yourself alternative to a master’s degree in writing. She teaches at conferences and online, and she’s helped hundreds of writers get the MFA experience without having to go to an expensive school. In this fantastic interview, we talk about the value of an MFA degree, but we also talk abo ...…
 
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The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs
 
Gabriela Pereira is the founder of DIYMFA.com, the do-it-yourself alternative to a master’s degree in writing. She teaches at conferences and online, and she’s helped hundreds of writers get the MFA experience without having to go to an expensive school. In this fantastic interview, we talk about the value of an MFA degree, but we also talk abo ...…
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
The darkness takes refuge beneath our bed again, and it doesn’t matter that the sun has risen a minute sooner than it did the day before. We have curated a warmth merely by lying here, and we take turns hitting the snooze button. The dog has not complained. The birds will not die down. We wait for the eggs to cook themselves.…
 
In this episode, we interview Kathleen Burkinshaw, author of the middle-grade novel, The Last Cherry Blossom, a story of a young Japanese girl living in Hiroshima during World War II when the atomic bomb was dropped. Based partially on the story of her own mother (who survived the bombing of Hiroshima), Kathleen chats about her personal reasons ...…
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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