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13 - The Future of Podcasts - interview with Ma'ayan Plaut from RadioPublic

2/21/2018
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What is a podcast librarian and will there be more of them in the future? Is podcasting on an upward trend? What does it take to be a great podcaster? Will there ever be too many podcasts? These questions and more, answered by Ma’ayan Plaut from RadioPublic! Ma’ayan Plaut’s website: http://maayanplaut.com RadioPublic: https://www.radiopublic.com Edison Research 2017: http://www.edisonresearch.com/the-podcast-consumer-2017/ Millenial: http://www.millennialpodcast.org Startup:...

Duration:00:23:52

12 - If Nationality Isn't Dead, It Should Be - A Thousand Suns

2/2/2018
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The term nationality is badly defined. It's also dangerous, so while we try and create a new definition for it, why don't we just discard it? Listen. I'll explain. I totally forgot to record an end segment for this episode, but you know what I'd say: get in touch with me on Twitter @rootzmac and, for favor, leave me a rating on iTunes. Twitter: https://twitter.com/rootzmac SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/betterwithbooks iTunes:...

Duration:00:07:45

11 - Knowledge Is Power: Use It, Don't Abuse It - To Kill A Mockingbird

12/29/2017
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This is a micro-episode around a quote by Calpurnia from To Kill A Mockingbird: "It’s not necessary to tell all you know." Twitter: https://twitter.com/rootzmac SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/betterwithbooks iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-books/id1293449772?mt=2

Duration:00:03:16

10 - How to argue, and the problem with today's politics. - The Unbearable Lightness of Being

11/30/2017
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera, can teach us a lot about how to break through the stalemate of today's political landscape. They key is to listen. Simple, yet not. Twitter: https://twitter.com/rootzmac SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/betterwithbooks iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-books/id1293449772?mt=2

Duration:00:05:28

8 - The timelessness of Flatland, the cure for racism and sexism

11/9/2017
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Edwin A. Abbott’s timeless (and timely) novella should strike a chord. Here's what Flatland can do for our society today. . .

Duration:00:05:25

7 - SPECIAL - What makes for good dialogue? What makes for good stories?

10/26/2017
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Special Episode! No specific book talked about in this one. Instead, I talk about what makes for good dialogue, both in books and movies. Pacing and Character: The Social Network - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlXwTxpC6u0 No adverbs: Toni Morrison, #7 - https://litreactor.com/columns/top-10-authors-who-write-great-dialogue Authentic: Steinbeck, #9 - https://litreactor.com/columns/top-10-authors-who-write-great-dialogue Concise: Hemmingway quote near bottom -...

Duration:00:07:34

6 - Your only obligation is to yourself. Pursue your dreams, and the rest really will follow.

10/20/2017
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In this episode I show you how The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, is a book that does the impossible mission of giving all the advice any of us will ever need, all within a small novel.

Duration:00:06:47

4 - What is real beauty? What do we all have in common? - Behind The Beautiful Forevers

10/11/2017
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In this episode my sister, Sharon, and I discuss the book Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo.

Duration:00:14:09

3 - WHAT IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PASSION?! - So Good They Can't Ignore You, Cal Newport

10/7/2017
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What if you're like me and you don't have a passion-with-a-capital-p to follow? Then this message, and the book I talk about (So Good They Can't Ignore You, by Cal Newport), is for you.

Duration:00:04:39

2 - Becoming A Writer

10/5/2017
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In this first episode I talk about the book that made me the student and thinker I am today: Becoming a Writer, by Dorthea Brande. I describe how Brande's ideas can make us more productive in all areas of our lives.

Duration:00:04:14

1 - Introduction

10/5/2017
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Introducing my new podcast, Better With Books, where I and my occasional guests discuss books, the ideas inside of them and the way we can apply those ideas to our lives.

Duration:00:02:03

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