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The B&N Podcast

Oct 31, 2018

Happy Halloween! On today’s appropriately spooky episode we talk with Joseph Fink, who has introduced millions of listeners and readers to the delightfully eerie goings-on in a very strange southwestern town through the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and the bestselling book of the same name.  In his thrilling new...


Oct 26, 2018

If you're writing about the titans of baseball there's one figure both daunting and irresistible: the Babe, the Big Bam, the Sultan of Swat.  The Bambino.  Babe Ruth was one of was one of 20th century America's first real media stars;, but his young life has resisted biographers. With The Big Fella, Babe Ruth and the...


Oct 24, 2018

As a teenager, Rupi Kaur discovered performance poetry as a way of expressing her emotional life, but it was when she began to move her autobiographical verse to Instagram, her poems about coming of age, trauma, abuse, broken relationships, body image and coming to love oneself resonated powerfully with readers around...


Oct 17, 2018

In the early 1990s, a young pharmaceutical salesman in Washington DC sent a to a literary agent a manuscript about a pair of lovers separated by class and by war.  Picked out of the slush pile by the agent, the book was published in 1996 and immediately leapt to the top of the New York Times bestseller list....


Oct 12, 2018

Michael Beschloss is one of the most  acclaimed writers on the American presidency, the author of multiple bestsellers including The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How they Changed America, 1789-1989, and Jacqueline Kennedy:...