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

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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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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Episodes

Lend Me Your Ears: Julius Caesar

5/9/2018
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Lend Me Your Ears is a six-part podcast miniseries exploring how Shakespeare’s works have shaped our modern views on politics. Each month, host Isaac Butler will dig into a different Shakespeare play to explore how Shakespeare was responding to his current events, and how they map onto our own. In this first episode, Lend Me Your Ears is looking at one of Shakespeare’s most accessible works: Julius Caesar. Why was the Bard so fascinated with the fall of the Roman Republic? Why do we tend...

Duration:00:40:24

ABC: The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst

3/30/2018
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Laura Miller, Alex Barasch, and Gabriel Roth discuss the new novel by Alan Hollinghurst, The Sparsholt Affair, a multigenerational saga about gay life. Following this episode, the Audio Book Club will be going on hiatus. From the hosts and producers of the show, thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:31

ABC: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

2/27/2018
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Laura Miller, Jacob Brogan, and Charlie Jane Anders discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's classic science fiction novel "The Left Hand of Darkness". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:32

ABC: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

1/29/2018
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Katy Waldman, Parul Sehgal, and Laura Bennett discuss Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. This episode is Katy's last episode as host of the Audio Book Club, but watch this space for more about the future of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:47

ABC: The Odyssey, Translated By Emily Wilson

12/19/2017
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Katy Waldman, Parul Seghal, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey by Homer. Next month's book will be Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:58

ABC: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

11/28/2017
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Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Meghan O'Roark discuss the novel Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Our selection for next month will be Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:16

ABC: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

9/26/2017
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Laura Bennett, Katy Waldman, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Sally Rooney's debut novel Conversations with Friends, and idea-driven novel about a group of four young people in Dublin struggling with ideology and identity. Next month's book with be What Happened, by Hillary Clinton. It's pledge week on Slate Podcasts! Support the Audio Book Club and get ad-free podcasts and bonus segments by going to slate.com/abcPlus and signing up. Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible....

Duration:00:49:27

ABC: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

8/30/2017
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Katy Waldman, Isaac Chotiner, and Laura Miller discuss The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the sprawling novel by Arundhati Roy about sectarian violence in India. Next month's book will be Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney. The Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible. Audible has the best audiobook performances, the largest library and the most exclusive content. You’ll feel something when you listen. Learn more at Audible.com/audiobookclub And by Sun Basket, delivering...

Duration:00:55:40

ABC: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

7/29/2017
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Katy Waldman, Jacob Brogan, and Dan Kois discuss Maile Meloy's novel Do Not Become Alarmed. Next month's book will be The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible. Audible has the best audiobook performances, the largest library and the most exclusive content. You’ll feel something when you listen. Learn more at Audible.com/AudioBookClub. And by Sun Basket. Sun Basket sends organic, non-GMO ingredients right to your door. So...

Duration:00:51:52

ABC: Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays by Durga Chew-Bose

6/29/2017
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Katy Waldman, Jacob Brogan, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Durga Chew-Bose's collection of essays Too Much and Not the Mood. Next month's book is Do Not Become Alarmed, by Maile Meloy. The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible. Audible has the best audiobook performances, the largest library and the most exclusive content. You’ll feel something when you listen. Learn more at Audible.com/AudioBookClub

Duration:00:59:02

ABC: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

5/21/2017
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Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Roark, and Emily Bazelon discuss Margaret Atwood's dystopic novel The Handmaid's Tale and the Hulu television adaptation. Today’s sponsor is Audible®, with an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, news, comedy, and more. Get a free audiobook with a 30 day trial at www.audible.com/AudioBookClub And by Blue Apron. Create delicious meals at home with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE – with FREE shipping...

Duration:01:05:07

ABC: Lincoln In the Bardo by George Saunders

4/29/2017
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This month Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Nora Caplan-Bricker discuss George Saunders' Lincoln In the Bardo. Next month is Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. The Slate Audio Book Club is sponsored by Audible, with an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, news, comedy, and more. Get a free audiobook with a 30 day trial at www.audible.com/Audiobookclub And by Blue Apron. Create delicious, home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get...

Duration:00:54:26

ABC: The Art of War by Sun Tzu

3/24/2017
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In this bonus episode, Katy Waldman, Jeremy Stahl, and Ava Lubell discuss The Art of War by Sun Tzu as self-help and potential guide to understanding the world of 2017. April's Audio Book Club will be on Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

Duration:00:45:06

ABC: Swing Time

3/13/2017
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Slate's Katy Waldman and Laura Miller discuss Zadie Smith's new novel, Swing Time with The New York Time's Parul Sehgal. The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you by ThirdLove, the lingerie brand using real women’s measurements to design better-fitting bras. Try one of their best-selling bras for free for 30 days by visiting thirdlove.com/bookclub And by Blue Apron. Create delicious, home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE...

Duration:00:59:17

ABC: Postcards from the Edge

1/19/2017
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Slate's Katy Waldman, Aisha Harris, and Laura Bennett discuss Carrie Fisher's Postcards from the Edge, a novel inspired in part by the author's own struggles with drug abuse and experiences as an actor in Hollywood. The Audio Book Club is brought to you ThirdLove, the lingerie brand using real women’s measurements to design better-fitting bras. Try one of their best-selling bras for free for 30 days by visiting thirdlove.com/bookclub And by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s meal kits are...

Duration:00:40:40

ABC: Moonglow

12/10/2016
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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Gabriel Roth and Jacob Brogan to Michael Chabon's new novel Moonglow. Join us in January for a conversation about Bob Dylan's The Lyrics 1961-2012. The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible, with an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, and more. Get a free audiobook with a 30 day trial by signing up at Audible.com/audiobookclub.

Duration:00:49:24

ABC: The Underground Railroad and Underground Airlines

11/16/2016
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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Laura Miller and Jamelle Bouie to compare and contrast Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad and the new book by Ben Winters Underground Airlines. Join us in December for a conversation about Bob Dylan's The Lyrics 1961-2012. Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at Audible.com/AudioBookClub.

Duration:00:59:15

ABC: Shrill

10/7/2016
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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Meg Wiegand and Nora Caplan-Bricker to talk about Lindy West's confident book Shrill. Join us in November for a conversation about two books: Underground Airlines by Ben Winters and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at Audible.com/AudioBookClub.

Duration:00:43:47

ABC: The Girls

9/9/2016
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Katy Waldman is joined by NPR's Hanna Rosin and Slate's Laura Bennett to sort through their respective feelings on Emma Cline's novel, The Girls. Join us in October for a conversation about two books: Underground Airlines by Ben Winters and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at Audible.com/AudioBookClub.

Duration:00:46:18

ABC: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

8/4/2016
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Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Dan Kois and L.V. Anderson to discuss the play by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook at Audible.com/AudioBookClub.

Duration:00:48:16