Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The B&N Podcast

Mar 29, 2019

The premise is simple:  what happens when the stars of the anarchic Cartoon Network hit Rick and Morty dive head-on into the world of hit points, armor classes, saving throws, and spell slots?  But here's what isn't simple: the fictional wizardry of award-winning fantasist Patrick Rothfuss. The author of the bestselling...


Mar 27, 2019

Preet Bharara has had an almost unique career — As U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he served one of the nation's most zealous prosecutors fighting public corruption, civil rights violations and terrorism.  Then after leaving that office in 2017, Bharara launched what became a meteorically popular...


Mar 22, 2019

In this episode of the podcast we talk with the groundbreaking writer Laurie Halse Anderson about her new book, Shout, a blazing work of memoir in free verse. Anderson's 1999 novel Speak brought readers with unforgettable vividness not the life of high school freshman Melinda Sordino after she is raped by another...


Mar 20, 2019

If the bestselling, award-winning novelist Harlan Coben has a secret to enthralling readers, it's that his characters aren't, for the most part globetrotting spies, cops on the edge, elite special forces agents or heroic defense attorneys. Coben creates suspense by putting ordinary people into extraordinary...


Mar 13, 2019

Alex Kotlowitz has made a career out of mapping the lives of those who live in what he has called "the other America," in works like his award-winning 1992 bestseller There Are No Children Here, his documentary film The interrupters, and his wide-ranging reporting for newspapers, magazines and radio.  His revelatory,...