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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. In their second episode, they'll discuss The Stacks Book Club (TSBC) pick. Get ready for fun and thoughtful conversations about books and reading. Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book Club picks.

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. In their second episode, they'll discuss The Stacks Book Club (TSBC) pick. Get ready for fun and thoughtful conversations about books and reading. Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book Club picks.

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United States

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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. In their second episode, they'll discuss The Stacks Book Club (TSBC) pick. Get ready for fun and thoughtful conversations about books and reading. Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book Club picks.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

4/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:51:22

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

3/23/2020
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:...

Duration:00:53:45

Ep. 103 An Outsider in Hollywood with Gigi Levangie

3/18/2020
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:...

Duration:00:51:47

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

3/11/2020
Sister Outsider by 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...

Duration:01:08:16

Ep. 101 Reading Black Women with Asha Grant

3/4/2020
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:...

Duration:00:57:25

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

2/26/2020
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...

Duration:01:05:08

Ep. 99 Getting a Girl Boner with August McLaughlin

2/19/2020
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...

Duration:00:51:52

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

2/12/2020
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 Game by 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:...

Duration:00:52:51

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

2/5/2020
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:...

Duration:01:13:46

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

1/29/2020
Today for The Stacks Book Club we're discussing Trick Mirror by 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:...

Duration:01:02:19

Ep. 95 Keeping it Positive with Jordan Moblo

1/22/2020
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:...

Duration:00:47:02

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

1/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:56:28

Ep. 93 Becoming a Mom with Jenna Parris

1/8/2020
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...

Duration:01:01:30

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

1/1/2020
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'...

Duration:00:55:36

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

12/30/2019
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...

Duration:00:40:27

Ep. 91 The People Who Change Us with Vanessa Hua

12/25/2019
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...

Duration:01:03:44

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

12/18/2019
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:...

Duration:01:09:26

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

12/16/2019
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:...

Duration:00:37:42

Ep. 89 Staying True to Yourself with Jason Reynolds

12/11/2019
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:...

Duration:01:10:55

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

12/4/2019
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:...

Duration:01:08:51