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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

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: Bob Dylan's The Lyrics: 1961-2012

2/10/2017
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Slate's Katy Waldman, John Dickerson of Face the Nation, and writer and poet Meghan O'Rourke discuss Bob Dylan's The Lyrics: 1961-2012. They discuss whether his work should be considered poetry, how his work functions on the page, and what makes a great Dylan song. The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you ThirdLove, the lingerie brand using real women’smeasurements to design better-fitting bras. Try one of their best-selling bras for free for30 days by visiting...

Duration: 00:51:28


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


ABC: All the Single Ladies

7/15/2016
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Slate critic, Katy Waldman, is joined by Parul Sehgal of the New York Times Book Review and culture critic, Meghan O'Rourke, to discuss Rebecca Traister's All the Single Ladies. Next month, Slate's Audio Book Club will discuss The Girls by Emma Cline. Read the book and join us for a conversation in August! 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...

Duration: 00:48:04


ABC: Eligible

6/9/2016
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Katy Waldman, Emily Bazelon, and Jessica Winter discuss Curtis Sittenfeld's modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Eligible.

Duration: 00:36:35


ABC: Lab Girl

5/6/2016
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Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Susan Matthews discuss Hope Jahren's budding debut memoir, Lab Girl.

Duration: 00:47:29


ABC: When Breath Becomes Air

4/9/2016
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Critics Katy Waldman, Parul Sehgal, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Paul Kalanithi's bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air.

Duration: 00:38:16


ABC: Better Living Through Criticism

3/24/2016
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Critics Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Laura Bennett discuss A.O. Scott’s insightful new book, Better Living Through Criticism.

Duration: 00:44:03

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