Literally This Week-logo

Literally This Week

Arts & Culture Podcasts >

More Information

Location:

United States

Twitter:

@aois21

Language:

English

Contact:

571-206-8021


Episodes

September 22, 2018

9/23/2018
More
This week: teachers are using YA novels to teach #MeToo, Tronc newspapers have a second bidder, a nominee withdraws from the alt Nobel, CRS reports go online, the New York Review of Books fires its editor, Barnes & Noble opens a new, smaller store, and the Oxford English Dictionary wants to learn new slang. All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We are currently...

Duration:01:30:14

September 15, 2018

9/16/2018
More
This week: the EU Copyright law is back in the news, Google wants to kill URLs, several publishers are staffing up this year, a Florence bookstore is looking for a new owner, Time’s new owner is shifting staff, the EU preliminarily passed its copyright reform, and French bookstores are up in arms over a prize winner. All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We are...

Duration:01:19:53

September 8, 2018

9/9/2018
More
This week: California passes net neutrality, the "Village Voice" goes quiet, theatre performers are supporting Banned Books Week, the New Yorker Festival caused trouble with its guest list, J.D. Salinger’s books are being reprinted, Waterstones bought competitor Foyles, and digitization is all that is left of items lost in the Brazil’s National Museum fire. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio...

Duration:00:28:33

September 1, 2018

9/4/2018
More
This week: a former Marvel boss is launching a new comics publisher, crowdsourcing a new CEO for Barnes & Noble, Buzzfeed News is testing a membership program, Barnes & Noble is sued by their last CEO, the Alternative Nobel Prize shortlist is announced, another author was selected to contribute a book to posterity, and a Russian news channel is losing funding after 3 journalists are killed. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21,...

Duration:00:21:28

August 18, 2018

8/19/2018
More
This week: VS Naipaul leaves a difficult legacy, a disgraced former librarian is profiting off taxpayers, a library shut down 3D printers over guns, printed book sales outpace all other physical media, the FCC (maybe) goes after Alex Jones, a publisher is refusing to bow to President Trump’s demands, and elections in Mali are marred by internet blockages. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would...

Duration:00:30:35

August 11, 2018

8/13/2018
More
This week: Charges were dropped against a Malaysian cartoonist, Indie bookstores are helping register voters, Infowars is banned from top social sites, a famous novel is being adapted for TV, lost poetry from the 1860s is being published, public library visits are up according to a new report, and Tor continues to face backlash from public libraries in the US and Canada. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week....

Duration:00:22:05

August 4, 2018

8/5/2018
More
This week: Amazon is producing a TV series of "Lord of the Rings," a Harlem library won Malcom X's unpublished work at auction, Strand Magazine will publish unseen work by Ernest Hemingway, Bob Woodward got unofficial access to most of the White House for his book on President Trump, the Trump administration will lower its tariffs on Canadian newsprint, and violence against journalists in Ukraine is rising. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news...

Duration:00:31:52

July 28, 2018

7/29/2018
More
This week: Forbes apologizes for an article that suggested closing public libraries, librarians responded in force that someone needs to do some research, the publisher of the New York Daily News cut its staff, President Trump promoted a Fox News host’s book in the Oval Office, a Japanese author’s book is declared indecent, a long-lost library was found in Germany, and Russia and Sudan go after "fake news." All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news...

Duration:00:29:07

July 21, 2018

7/22/2018
More
This week: Authors are taking a unique approach to writing boys, there’s a new writer-in-residence program in Boston, sharing your #MeToo story may help your appeal, a map of the Hundred Acre Wood is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Arthur C. Clark Award is handed out, the U.S. House of Representatives refuses to cut arts funding, and Pakistan censors the media ahead of elections. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21,...

Duration:01:17:52

July 14, 2018

7/15/2018
More
This week: Arya says goodbye to Westeros, "The English Patient" wins the Golden Man Booker, films based on books do better than original content, an author calls for more support from the UK Parliament, young readers are reading poetry, ancient chain libraries still exist, and Iranian authorities are arresting Instagram stars. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We are...

Duration:01:20:32

July 7, 2018

7/8/2018
More
This week: the Man Booker prize celebrates 50 years, a French bookseller is reproducing classical manuscripts, leisure reading is declining in the U.S., Barnes & Noble fires its CEO, a lost message from King Charles I is found, a bookstore says goodbye and makes donations to an animal shelter, and the EU votes down copyright reforms. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We...

Duration:00:30:32

June 23, 2018

6/24/2018
More
This week: an author is trying to trademark “Dragon Slayer,” the inaugural Excellence in Graphic Lit Awards were handed out, Sarah Jessica Parker has a book imprint, the Carnegie medal winner has a problem with children’s book vocabulary, the Oxford English Dictionary is searching the globe for new words, a long-lost series of typefaces are reborn, and the EU is moving toward copyright reform, but at what cost? All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest...

Duration:01:29:33

June 16, 2018

6/17/2018
More
This week: a book set a record on the Unbound crowdfunding site, a Portland feminist bookstore is closing, Amazon shut down a Kindle Unlimited abuser, Europe may change what you see online, universities are cancelling subscriptions with big publishers, a newspaper fires its cartoonist for criticizing President Trump, and a journalist is killed in an ambush on Kashmir. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week....

Duration:00:16:08

June 2, 2018

6/3/2018
More
This week: the LA Times website goes dark in Europe, the Nobel Prize in Literature might not return in 2019, there’s someone to fear in the copyright infringement game, a Russian journalist staged his own death, a Baltimore museum closes and joins the Library of Congress, the author of "Fight Club" is broke, and the Little Rebels Children's Book Award for Radical Fiction is announced. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally...

Duration:01:29:38

May 26, 2018

5/27/2018
More
This week: a scholar has uncovered surprising news on the King James Bible, publishers are having a good year so far according to sales figures, Google may no longer condemn evil, Philip Roth died at age 85, a judge blocked President Trump from cutting off dissent on Twitter, U.S. public schools are lacking in librarians, and Tunisian journalists face a possible new law that will curtail coverage. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from...

Duration:01:08:32

May 19, 2018

5/21/2018
More
This week: a Texas library can’t collect on $11 million in fines, indie bookstores are embracing romance, Heart Magazines launches a data studio, the British Book Awards are announced, the U.S. Senate votes on net neutrality, there’s nothing to laugh about in comic fiction this year, and artwork by Edward Munch is now free for all. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We are...

Duration:01:31:45

May 12, 2018

5/16/2018
More
This week: Open Access is looking past publishers, Seattle and Amazon collide, the New York Times debuts a new web story format, Ian McEwan can’t help you get a good grade, the word ‘cocky’ has been trademarked, Vermont Life magazine is shutting down, and storytelling lives on online. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We are currently conducting surveys of listeners to...

Duration:00:22:09

May 5, 2018

5/7/2018
More
This week: The Smithsonian has a robot that speaks Swahili, federal prisons make it harder for prisoners to get books, freelancers win big in court, fake books are being used to launder money, the Anna Dewdney prize was handed out, there won’t be a Nobel Prize for Literature this year, and another author is accused of sexual misconduct. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We...

Duration:00:27:34

April 28, 2018

4/29/2018
More
This week: Hear the tale of the Biblioburro of Colombia, a major publisher gave back with a company-wide day of volunteering, a major city newspaper left their front page blank on Monday, James Comey's new book is doing even better than recent political blockbusters, a new study shows a shocking gap between men and women authors, George RR Martin has a new book out this year (no, not that one), and there may not be a Nobel Prize for Literature this year. All this, plus the New York Times...

Duration:01:14:14

April 21, 2018

4/22/2018
More
This week: Comics legend Stan Lee is fighting back against apparent elder abuse, turmoil continues to roil the Swedish Academy, the Pulitzer Prizes were handed out, the Financial Times is adapting its subscription model for its audience, Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg signed a book deal, Macmillan is planning ahead for the new book by former FBI head James Comes, and Canadian students took part in a national poetry competition. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon...

Duration:01:27:31