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The B&N Podcast

Jan 23, 2019

Today on the podcast, we look at the myths and the realities of Native American life, as seen through David Treuer's fascinating, eloquent, deeply researched and groundbreaking new book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee. Treuer looks at the stories we're offered about the nature of Native American life in the era after...


Jan 16, 2019

With her 2015 novel Eileen, the writer Ottessa Moshfegh married brooding suspense and dark humor in a story that drew readers into the heart of a disturbingly arresting mystery.  That book was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. 2018 brought Moshfegh’s critically acclaimed, bestselling novel My Year of Rest and...


Jan 8, 2019

Most people know Hedy Lamarr as one of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, billed by MGM as "the most beautiful woman in the world."  What many people don't know is that the Austrian émigré was also a brilliant scientist and inventor who worked to develop radio technologies to help defeat the Axis powers in World War...


Jan 2, 2019

To kick off 2019, Beth Comstock, the author of Imagine it Forward: Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change, joins us for conversation perfect for sparking fresh ideas, taking on new challenges in life and work, and getting creative in the New Year.  Comstock tells the story of how her early dreams of being a...


Dec 21, 2018

We're getting close to the end of 2018, and whether you're doing last-minute gift-buying, looking for a great book for holiday down time, or maybe just stocking up your bookshelf for the coming year, this is the perfect time to be reminded about some of the books that stood out in a year full of wonderful reading. So we...