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The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.
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New York, NY

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The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

Twitter:

@nypl

Language:

English

Contact:

212-592-7717


Episodes

Hey, Mr. Producer

10/19/2017
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Against his better judgment, the producer of the Librarian Is In joins Gwen and Frank to talk books, tattoos, and how the podcast came to be.

Duration: 00:35:01


Bumming' In The 'Burbs

10/12/2017
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This week Gwen and Frank tackle wonderlands, "What Girls are Made Of," mid-life crisises, and no easy ways out...

Duration: 00:37:22


Shoutout to the Ex

10/5/2017
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New NYPL librarian Jenny Chisnell joins the show to talk artist books, The New York Book Fair, and enough of her extraordinarily varied interests and recommendations that Gwen and Frank are immediately exhausted! Find links to the books discussed and back episodes at www.nypl.org/podcast.

Duration: 00:35:21


Heaven Is a Place on... Another Planet?

9/28/2017
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Frank and Gwen traverse the globe and beyond this week, with two dystopian YA books about life on other planets and a memoir about international travel, journalism, and feminism. Plus: Banned Books Week and, yes, Belinda Carlisle.

Duration: 00:36:03


Llama-Famous! Poetry Extravaganza

9/21/2017
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Podcasts are red/Podcasts are blue/This episode's all poetry/We hope you like it too!

Duration: 00:35:41


J.D. Salinger, Whaaaaaat?

9/14/2017
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What happens when you get My Brother's Husband, A Lost Lady, and Frog and Toad Together in the same room? Find out as Gwen and Frank discuss gay manga, Willa Cather, J.D. Salinger, and Arnold Lobel's classic books for children!

Duration: 00:49:22


The Great Nancy Pearl

9/6/2017
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Frank and Gwen are beyond thrilled to talk to Nancy Pearl, a.k.a. America's Librarian, a.k.a. the guru of readers' advisory, a.k.a. OUR HERO.

Duration: 00:39:16


Missing Persons and Nowhere Girls

8/31/2017
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On the show this week: Gwen reads a book that makes her see the world a little differently and Frank gets so lost in his book that time disappears.

Duration: 00:32:22


Dancing in the Library

8/24/2017
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This week Gwen and Frank wander wondrously through the wonderland of Dance led by the dazzling Linda Murray, Lead Curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of NYPL's Library for the Performing Arts. So, let's boogie! Get links to everything discussed in this episode at www.nypl.org/podcast.

Duration: 00:39:02


The Right Book At The Right Time

8/17/2017
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Frank and Gwen tackle two powerful narratives of self-acceptance -- and then take respite in a roller derby comic and a love story.

Duration: 00:42:49


Parker, Postman, and Pooh

8/9/2017
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A 30-year-old book remains intensely relevant for today's world, Gwen rediscovers Dorothy Parker AND reading Pooh to her pre-schooler and Frank raps!...(sort of). Get links to all the books discussed and full list of episodes at nypl.org/podcast, click on The Librarian Is In.

Duration: 00:50:12


Books That Talk and Books You Touch

7/27/2017
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Frank and Gwen learn about the Library's work with patrons with print disabilities with Jill Rothstein, chief librarian at the Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library. Plus: More book recommendations than we've ever crammed into any episode, probably ever. Get the full list of books at www.nypl.org/podcast.

Duration: 00:32:05


Remembering the Future

7/20/2017
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This week, it's all in how you look at it. Feminism, space, time, language, aliens and a whole lot more.

Duration: 00:38:56


Summer Reading Challenge: Greeks vs. Romans!

7/13/2017
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For our second Summer Reading Challenge, Gwen and Frank chose a book for each other that they thought they'd love but would never read otherwise. This year, a strange symmetry emerged as they chose oddly complementary books: a novel about the antics of ancient Greek students and a modern-day translation of ancient Roman myths.

Duration: 00:43:39


Scandal!

7/6/2017
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Who's up for some dubious morality? We're all about the scandal this week, as Frank and Gwen tackle controversial essays, what makes a "beach read," and, um, porcupines in library book drops.

Duration: 00:34:47


Nancy Books

6/29/2017
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The hosts of WNYC's Nancy podcast join Gwen and Frank for a conversation about queer books, making podcasts, and Xena Warrior Princess... and they Skyped in from their vacation, no less! Subscribe to Nancy wherever you get Podcasts, we highly recommend it. (This episode has some less than perfect audio, which is particularly embarrassing giving our super professional radio guests. We promise it's still a great episode, and we're sorry!)

Duration: 00:38:37


LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Club

6/22/2017
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How gay is Sci-Fi anyway? Gwen and Frank welcome Casey Maher, leader of the LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Crew meetup (held at the Jefferson Market Library)! They discuss everything from technology and gaming to science fiction (of course) right on up to Hemingway.

Duration: 00:38:07


Seeing Yourself on the Page

6/15/2017
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The fantastic Sona Charaipotra sits down with Frank and Gwen to talk representation and what it's like to see (or not see) your own experiences reflected in a book. Plus: Archie and Riverdale, Bollywood, Hollywood, and a lot of geeking out over our favorite YA authors.

Duration: 00:47:35


And Then There Was Chekhov

6/8/2017
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Wherein we discuss reading (and acting!) Anton Chekhov, the influence of Agatha Christie, and the controversial merits of Go, Dog. Go!

Duration: 00:43:25


2017 Summer Reading Challenge

6/1/2017
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Join us as we embark on our Summer Reading Challenge!

Duration: 00:10:18

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