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Comedian Maeve Higgins on Mohsin Hamid's Exit West, being an immigrant, and finding humor even in the most trying of times. To learn more about the books we discussed in this week's episode, check out Jay McInerney's Bright Lights Big City, Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City, Maeve Higgins' Maeve in America, Roald Dahl's Matilda, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and James and the Giant Peach, C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Mohsin Hamid's Exit West, and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. Please fill out our survey at bit.ly/butthatsanothersurvey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Director and producer Lisa Cortes on Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, cultural consciousness and finding her voice through different mediums. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Dr. Suess’s One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. Also mentioned is the poetry of Anna Akhmatova and Gwendolyn Brooks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Writer Evan Ratliff on Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels, his love of mysteries, and the future of longform journalism.To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out On the Road by Jack Kerouac, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegasby Hunter S. Thompson, The Mastermindby Evan Ratliff, theHardy Boysseries, the Dragonlance Chroniclesby Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, There Are No Children Hereby Alex Kotlowitz, and Hell's Angelsby Hunter S. Thompson.You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub.Check out the new podcast Case Closed and old favorites from the Quick and Dirty Tips network, and the Start Doing collection from Macmillan Audio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Writer and activist Larry Kramer on D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love, the merits of rereading, and the best advice he's ever had. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence, and The Normal Heart and The American People by Larry Kramer. A remastered version of the film Women in Love is available on The Criterion Collection. --You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. This episode is sponsored by the podcasts The Thing About France and Start with This, and the book The Escape Room Megan Goldin (bit.ly/readescaperoom) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're back at the Book Expo America for a live panel filled with candid conversation. Will sits down with authors Aarti Shahani, Stephen Chbosky and Nicole Dennis-Benn to discuss a book that changed their lives, as well as their own works. For more great stories from Macmillan Podcasts, subscribe to our newsletter at http://bit.ly/mpnnewsletter. -- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If you're enjoying But That's Another Story, there's another storytelling podcast we think you'll really like. The following is an episode of Storybound, a new podcast from Lit Hub and The Podglomerate. In it, Mitch Albom reads an excerpt from his new book Finding Chika. Musical compositions by Maiah Wynne & Aliephant. To hear more episodes of Storybound today, open Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or your app of choice today, search for Storybound and hit subscribe. We'll see you next week for a new episode of But That's Another Story with a very special guest. Keep up to date on the latest at Macmillan plus behind-the-scenes details by subscribing to our newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
New York Times food writer Melissa Clark on Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, Jewish Brooklyn, and eating her way through literature. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel and Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Be sure to check out Melissa’s new book, Dinner in French, out Mar. 10, 2020. Stay in the know about the latest Macmillan news by reading our free newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illustrator Mari Andrew on Maira Kalman’s The Principles of Uncertainty, her new memoir, and the beauty of ordinary things. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman, and Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew. Please fill out our survey at bit.ly/butthatsanothersurvey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Author Shobha Rao on Laura Ingalls Wilder's The Little House on the Prairie, coming to America, and the power of literature across the ages. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out The Berlin Stories and Christopher and His Kind by Christopher Isherwood, An Unrestored Woman and Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao, and The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory) and Boomer1. Listen to Nutrition Diva wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Writer Emily Gould on Eileen Myles’s Chelsea Girls, riot grrrl culture, and turning her observations inward. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Adventures of Tintin graphic novel series created by Hergé, the Babysitter’s Club series by Ann M. Martin, the Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine, and Inferno by Eileen Myles. Be sure to check out Emily Gould’s new book, Perfect Tunes, available now. Stay in the know about the latest Macmillan news by reading our free newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Academy Award winner Jodie Foster on J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, her career, and finding your tribe. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out The Ice Storm by Rick Moody, The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, and Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. Check out the podcasts Better at Everything and Grammar Girl, and the audiobook for Nine Perfect Strangers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Writer Monique Truong on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, food in literature, and seeing stories from a different angle. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lafcadio Hearn’s Creole Cookbook by Lafcadio Hearn and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas on Robert Caro's The Power Broker, her political awakening, and the power of knowing.To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Paul Revere and the World He Lived In by Esther Forbes,  the Bunnicula series, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg, and The Power Broker by Robert Caro.You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Novelist Rufi Thorpe on Jane Smiley’s Private Life, balancing motherhood with artistry, and a brush with mortality. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Chocolate War and We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier and Private Life by Jane Smiley. Be sure to check out Rufi’s book, The Knockout Queen. Stay in the know about the latest Macmillan news by reading our free newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Writer and director Peter Hedges on Daniel J. Boorstin's The Image, writing What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and the power of books in our darkest moments. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver, An Ocean in Iowa and What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton, and Daniel J. Boorstin's The Image. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. Check out the podcast Get Booked, and the Start Doing collection and Nine Perfect Strangers from Macmillan Audio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Last Week Tonight writer Josh Gondelman on David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, his comedy career, and the value of goodness over niceness. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, It by Stephen King, and Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Writer André Aciman on Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, bygone eras and luxurious summer days spent reading. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five series and The Hardy Boys books. Stay in the know about the latest Macmillan news by reading our free newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Slate's Mike Pesca on Gregg Easterbrook's The Progress Paradox, reporting on the media, and the merits of optimism. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Nancy Mitford's Love in a Cold Climate and The Pursuit of Love, Mike Pesca's Upon Further Review, Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, Joseph Heller's Catch-22, and Gregg Easterbrook's The Progress Paradox. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, we're revisiting our conversation with Last Week Tonight writer Josh Gondelman, who just released his new memoir, Nice Try. He talks David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, his comedy career, and the value of goodness over niceness. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, It by Stephen King, and Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comedian Hari Kondabolu on Vijay Prashad's The Karma of Brown Folk, being a Queens kid, and reading the right book at just the right time. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Vijay Prashad's The Karma of Brown Folk and W.E.B. Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Goodreads co-founder Elizabeth Khuri Chandler on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, her high school ballerina days, and the lessons she carried — and continues to carry — with her. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out Heidi by Johanna Spyri, The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and Dune by Frank Herbert. You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. Check out the podcasts Grammar Girl and Case Closed, and the audiobook for A Well Behaved Woman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Novelist Louise Penny on E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, fear, and the importance of always having beauty in your life. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, and Still Life by Louise Penny. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, we're bringing you a different kind of episode: a live panel that we taped at the Book Expo of America last summer. Will sat down with Wayetu Moore, Leigh Bardugo, and Rich Benjamin about the books that changed their lives.Check out the new podcast Case Closed and old favorites from the Quick and Dirty Tips network. For more great stories from Macmillan Podcasts, subscribe to our newsletter at http://bit.ly/mpnnewsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Writer Dani Shapiro on Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, growing up as an Orthodox Jew and writing from trauma. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume, the Book of Ruth from the Hebrew Bible, The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and Inheritance by Dani Shapiro.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illustrator Mari Andrew on Maira Kalman’s The Principles of Uncertainty, her new memoir, and the beauty of ordinary things. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman, and Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew. Check out the podcast Grammar Girl, and the audiobook for Nine Perfect Strangers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Started
Jan 29th, 2018
Latest Episode
May 1st, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
61
Avg. Episode Length
22 minutes
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