The Librarian Is In

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

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Greek mythology and contemporary fiction join forces this week! Gwen and Frank read two books that make readers ask, what would you do—or, what should you do? Book Recommendations:  Golden Child by Claire Adam Circe by Madeline Miller The audiobook of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North  by Blair Braverman Also mentioned: A House for Mr. Bis…
Okay, what's the deal with librarians and musical theater? This week's guest, newly minted children's librarian Kevin Kelley, traces his origin story back to the stage. He also discusses kids' books about the queer experience and offers up a brand-new first for the guessing game. Book Recommendations:  New Kid by Jerry Craft The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg Non-Book Recommendations:…
Over 200 years ago, a teenage girl started a literary legacy that continues to haunt us today. Why do we still keep telling this story and how does it reflect our darkest fears? The New York Public Library's curators join monster theory scholars and best-selling authors to trace the history of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley’s classic. This special podcast episode unpacks the genius of Shelley…

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Podcast Details
Started
Dec 23rd, 2015
Latest Episode
Mar 21st, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
138
Avg. Episode Length
43 minutes

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