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ABC: Lincoln In the Bardo by George Saunders

54:32 | Apr 29th, 2017

This month Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Nora Caplan-Bricker discuss George Saunders' Lincoln In the Bardo. Next month is Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.The Slate Audio Book Club is sponsored by Audible, with an unmatched selection of aud...Show More
ABC: Swing Time by Zadie Smith

59:23 | Mar 13th, 2017

Slate's Katy Waldman and Laura Miller discuss Zadie Smith's new novel, Swing Time with The New York Time's Parul Sehgal.The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you by ThirdLove, the lingerie brand using real women’s measurements to design better-fitt...Show More
Lend Me Your Ears: Julius Caesar

40:24 | May 9th, 2018

Lend Me Your Ears is a six-part podcast miniseries exploring how Shakespeare’s works have shaped our modern views on politics. Each month, host Isaac Butler will dig into a different Shakespeare play to explore how Shakespeare was responding to his c...Show More
ABC: The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst

59:11 | Mar 30th, 2018

Laura Miller, Alex Barasch, and Gabriel Roth discuss the new novel by Alan Hollinghurst, The Sparsholt Affair, a multigenerational saga about gay life. Following this episode, the Audio Book Club will be going on hiatus. From the hosts and producers ...Show More
ABC: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

57:06 | Feb 27th, 2018

Laura Miller, Jacob Brogan, and Charlie Jane Anders discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's classic science fiction novel "The Left Hand of Darkness". Please fill out the Slate podcast survey at slate.com/podcastsurveyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit mega...Show More
ABC: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

49:42 | Jan 29th, 2018

Katy Waldman, Parul Sehgal, and Laura Bennett discuss Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. This episode is Katy's last episode as host of the Audio Book Club, but watch this space for more about the future of the show. Learn more about...Show More
ABC: The Odyssey, Translated By Emily Wilson

1:10:05 | Dec 19th, 2017

Katy Waldman, Parul Seghal, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey by Homer. Next month's book will be Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

53:48 | Nov 28th, 2017

Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss the novel Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Our selection for next month will be Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: What Happened by Hillary Clinton

1:03:49 | Oct 30th, 2017

Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Roark, and Emily Bazelon discuss Hilary Clinton's memoir, What Happened. Next month's book will be Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

49:59 | Sep 26th, 2017

Laura Bennett, Katy Waldman, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Sally Rooney's debut novel Conversations with Friends, and idea-driven novel about a group of four young people in Dublin struggling with ideology and identity. Next month's book with be What H...Show More
ABC: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

56:19 | Aug 30th, 2017

Katy Waldman, Isaac Chotiner, and Laura Miller discuss The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the sprawling novel by Arundhati Roy about sectarian violence in India. Next month's book will be Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney.The Audio Book Club ...Show More
ABC: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

52:40 | Jul 29th, 2017

Katy Waldman, Jacob Brogan, and Dan Kois discuss Maile Meloy's novel Do Not Become Alarmed. Next month's book will be The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy.The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible. Audible has the best audio...Show More
ABC: Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays by Durga Chew-Bose

1:00:28 | Jun 29th, 2017

Katy Waldman, Jacob Brogan, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Durga Chew-Bose's collection of essays Too Much and Not the Mood. Next month's book is Do Not Become Alarmed, by Maile Meloy. The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible. Audible has ...Show More
ABC: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

1:04:36 | May 21st, 2017

Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Emily Bazelon discuss Margaret Atwood's dystopic novel The Handmaid's Tale and the Hulu television adaptation.Today’s sponsor is Audible®, with an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, news, comed...Show More
ABC: The Art of War by Sun Tzu

45:05 | Mar 24th, 2017

In this bonus episode, Katy Waldman, Jeremy Stahl, and Ava Lubell discuss The Art of War by Sun Tzu as self-help and potential guide to understanding the world of 2017. April's Audio Book Club will be on Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.Learn ...Show More
ABC: Bob Dylan's The Lyrics: 1961-2012

51:44 | Feb 10th, 2017

Slate's Katy Waldman, John Dickerson of Face the Nation, and writer and poet Meghan O'Rourke discuss Bob Dylan's The Lyrics: 1961-2012. They discuss whether his work should be considered poetry, how his work functions on the page, and what makes a gr...Show More
ABC: Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

41:02 | Jan 19th, 2017

Slate's Katy Waldman, Aisha Harris, and Laura Bennett discuss Carrie Fisher's Postcards from the Edge, a novel inspired in part by the author's own struggles with drug abuse and experiences as an actor in Hollywood.  The Audio Book Club is brought to...Show More
ABC: Moonglow by Michael Chabon

51:27 | Dec 10th, 2016

Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Gabriel Roth and Jacob Brogan to Michael Chabon's new novel Moonglow. Join us in January for a conversation about Bob Dylan's The Lyrics 1961-2012.The Slate Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible, with an unmat...Show More
ABC: The Underground Railroad and Underground Airlines

1:01:28 | Nov 16th, 2016

Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Laura Miller and Jamelle Bouie to compare and contrast Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad and the new book by Ben Winters Underground Airlines.Join us in December for a conversation about Bob Dylan's The Lyr...Show More
ABC: Shrill

45:10 | Oct 8th, 2016

Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Meg Wiegand and Nora Caplan-Bricker to talk about Lindy West's confident book Shrill.Join us in November for a conversation about two books: Underground Airlines by Ben Winters and The Underground Railroad by Colson ...Show More
ABC: The Girls

48:49 | Sep 9th, 2016

Katy Waldman is joined by NPR's Hanna Rosin and Slate's Laura Bennett to sort through their respective feelings on Emma Cline's novel, The Girls.Join us in October for a conversation about two books: Underground Airlines by Ben Winters and The Underg...Show More
ABC: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

50:01 | Aug 4th, 2016

Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Dan Kois and L.V. Anderson to discuss the play by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audio...Show More
ABC: All the Single Ladies

50:36 | Jul 16th, 2016

Slate critic, Katy Waldman, is joined by Parul Sehgal of the New York Times Book Review and culture critic, Meghan O'Rourke, to discuss Rebecca Traister's All the Single Ladies. Next month, Slate's Audio Book Club will discuss The Girls by Emma Cline...Show More
ABC: Eligible

38:47 | Jun 10th, 2016

Katy Waldman, Emily Bazelon, and Jessica Winter discuss Curtis Sittenfeld's modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Eligible. Next month, the Audio Book Club will dig into All The Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister. Read the book and st...Show More
ABC: Lab Girl

49:59 | May 6th, 2016

Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Susan Matthews discuss Hope Jahren's budding debut memoir, Lab Girl. Join us next month to discuss Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld.Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audioboo...Show More
ABC: When Breath Becomes Air

40:46 | Apr 9th, 2016

Critics Katy Waldman, Parul Sehgal, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Paul Kalanithi's bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air. Join us next month to discuss A Hologram for the King by Dave Egger's.Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Fun Home,...Show More
ABC: Better Living Through Criticism

46:33 | Mar 24th, 2016

Critics Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Laura Bennett discuss A.O. Scott’s insightful new book, Better Living Through Criticism. Next month, Slate's Audio Book Club will be chatting about When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Read the book and j...Show More
ABC: A Manual for Cleaning Women

43:31 | Feb 4th, 2016

Critics Christina Cauterucci, Mark Harris, and Katy Waldman discuss Lucia Berlin's dazzling short story collection. Slate's Audio Book Club is brought to you by Audible.com, with more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free...Show More
ABC: Purity

45:51 | Jan 14th, 2016

Slate critic, Katy Waldman, is joined by Parul Sehgal of the New York Times Book Review and culture critic, Meghan O'Rourke, to discuss Jonathan Franzen's Dickensian novel – Purity.   Next month, Slate's Audio Book Club will discuss A Manual for Clea...Show More
ABC: Fates and Furies

47:30 | Dec 8th, 2015

  Slate critics Emily Bazelon, Laura Miller, and Katy Waldman discuss Lauren Groff's ambitious new novel, “Fates and Furies.” Next month, Slate's Audio Book Club discusses “Purity,” by Jonathan Franzen. Read the book and join us for our conversation ...Show More
ABC: A Little Life

55:50 | Nov 6th, 2015

Slate critics Laura Bennett, Andrew Kahn, Dan Kois, and Katy Waldman discuss Hanya Yanagihara's misery-soaked epic.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: The Martian

46:44 | Oct 8th, 2015

Slate critics Dan Kois, Laura Miller, and Katy Waldman discuss Andy Weir's tense space procedural.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: Between the World and Me

49:38 | Sep 18th, 2015

Slate critics Jamelle Bouie, Meghan O'Rourke, and Katy Waldman discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates' searing book about being black in America.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: Go Set a Watchman

41:11 | Aug 7th, 2015

Slate critics Dan Kois, Meghan O'Rourke, and Katy Waldman discuss Harper Lee's newly published sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird."Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: Station Eleven

49:13 | Jul 10th, 2015

Slate critics Jamelle Bouie, Hanna Rosin, and Katy Waldman discuss Emily St. John Mandel's award-winning novel.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: All the Light We Cannot See

48:24 | Jun 5th, 2015

Slate critics Emily Bazelon, Hanna Rosin, and Katy Waldman discuss Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: H Is for Hawk

44:41 | May 8th, 2015

Slate critics Katy Waldman, Julia Turner, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Helen MacDonald's shapeshifting memoir.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: How to Be Both

54:22 | Apr 10th, 2015

Slate critics Emily Bazelon, Hanna Rosin, and Katy Waldman discuss Ali Smith's novel about a prickly, grief-torn teenager and her Renaissance painter counterpart.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: The Girl on the Train

39:20 | Mar 6th, 2015

Slate critics Dan Kois, Katy Waldman, and Laura Bennett discuss Paula Hawkins' bestselling thriller.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: The Night of the Gun by David Carr

49:24 | Feb 13th, 2015

David Carr, former New York Times critic and media columnist, died on Thursday. He was 58. In honor of Carr, we are re-posting our Audio Book Club about his 2008 memoir, The Night of the Gun.  The story of Carr's descent into alcoholism and drug depe...Show More
ABC: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

43:38 | Feb 13th, 2015

With the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie in theaters this week, wandering minds are drifting back towards the world of E.L. James’ blockbuster erotic novel. In this episode of the Audio Book Club, previously published around the height of F...Show More
ABC: Redeployment

37:25 | Feb 6th, 2015

Slate critics Dan Kois, Meghan O'Rourke, and Hanna Rosin discuss Phil Klay's National Book Award-winning debut collection of stories about the Iraq war. Complete Slate's podcast listener survey! Tell us about yourself and your favorite podcasts so Sl...Show More
ABC: My Brilliant Friend

46:04 | Jan 9th, 2015

Slate critics Katy Waldman, David Haglund, and Parul Sehgal discuss the first in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan trilogy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

38:03 | Dec 5th, 2014

Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Emily Bazelon discuss Karen Joy Fowler's novel about an all-too-human family.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman

39:17 | Nov 7th, 2014

Slate critics Dan Kois, Choire Sicha, and Miriam Krule discuss Lev Grossman's fantasy trilogy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: Cheryl Strayed's Wild

44:09 | Oct 10th, 2014

Slate critics Dan Kois, Parul Sehgal, and Katy Waldman discuss Cheryl Strayed's memoir.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC: The Bad Feminist

42:44 | Sep 12th, 2014

Slate's Audio Book Club take on Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay's book of essays on gender, race and her messy life.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

50:27 | Aug 7th, 2014

Slate critics Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and Hanna Rosin discuss Roz Chast's cartoon memoir about her parents' decline.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: My Struggle

56:41 | Jul 11th, 2014

Slate's Dan Kois and David Haglund talk with New York Times Book Review editor Parul Sehgal about Book 1 of Karl Ove Knausgaard's 6-volume autobiographical epic.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: Americanah

50:12 | Jun 6th, 2014

Slate critics Dan Kois, Jamelle Bouie, and Emily Bazelon discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel about Nigerians immigrating abroad and returning home.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: Dept. of Speculation

41:55 | May 9th, 2014

Slate critics Dan Kois, Meghan O'Rourke, and Jessica Winter discuss Jenny Offill's novel about the struggle to make art part of a full life.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

38:47 | Apr 11th, 2014

Slate critics Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Maria Semple's bestselling comic novel set in Seattle.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club Live: Slaughterhouse-Five

1:11:55 | Mar 7th, 2014

Recorded live at Town Hall Seattle, Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and special guest Hugh Howey discuss Kurt Vonnegut's countercultural classic.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: The Group

52:47 | Feb 6th, 2014

Slate critics David Haglund, Emily Bazelon and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Mary McCarthy's classic 1953 novel.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: The Good Lord Bird

47:38 | Jan 10th, 2014

Slate critics Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and David Haglund discuss James McBride’s National Book Award winning novel about slavery and John Brown.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: The Goldfinch

48:26 | Dec 5th, 2013

Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Meghan O’Rourke discuss Donna Tartt’s big literary adventure novel.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: Bleeding Edge

42:55 | Nov 8th, 2013

Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Forrest Wickman discuss Thomas Pynchon's mystery set in the New York tech world around 9/11.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: Ender’s Game

44:23 | Oct 11th, 2013

Slate critics David Haglund, Emily Bazelon, and Meghan O’Rourke discuss Orson Scott Card’s science fiction classic.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: The Flamethrowers

42:11 | Sep 5th, 2013

Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and David Haglund debate Rachel Kushner’s novel of the New York art scene, Italian revolutionaries, and motorcycle racing.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: Life After Life

42:03 | Aug 8th, 2013

Slate critics Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and Katy Waldman discuss Kate Atkinson’s historical novel about a British woman who lives World War II over and over again.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: The Interestings

42:45 | Jul 11th, 2013

Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and David Plotz discuss Meg Wolitzer's novel.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Slate Audio Book Club: Tenth of December

42:58 | Jun 17th, 2013

Slate critics Dan Kois and David Haglund discuss George Saunders’ celebrated collection of short stories.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Slate Audio Book Club: Swann's Way

42:18 | May 2nd, 2013

Emily Bazelon, David Haglund, and Meghan O'Rourke celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first volume of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: Going Clear

48:32 | Apr 12th, 2013

Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Lawrence Wright's epic investigation into Scientology.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: Arcadia by Lauren Groff

51:12 | Mar 1st, 2013

Slate’s Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and David Haglund discuss Lauren Groff’s novel of a 1970s hippie commune.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: Pride and Prejudice

47:13 | Feb 1st, 2013

Slate’s David Plotz, Julia Turner, and Seth Stevenson celebrate Jane Austen’s classic novel on its 200th birthday.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers

50:47 | Jan 4th, 2013

Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Emily Bazelon discuss Katherine Boo’s National Book Award-winning story of life in a Mumbai slum.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: Zadie Smith’s NW

49:54 | Nov 30th, 2012

Slate critics Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and David Haglund discuss Zadie Smith’s novel about four Londoners from the same council estate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Slate Audio Book Club: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

43:40 | Nov 2nd, 2012

Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss David Mitchell's epic novel.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Audio Book Club: How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

37:06 | Oct 5th, 2012

Slate critics Dan Kois, Meghan O’Rourke, and David Haglund discuss Sheila Heti’s polarizing novel about life and art.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

42:21 | Sep 7th, 2012

Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin discuss the plot-twisting thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: Capital by John Lanchester

48:28 | Aug 3rd, 2012

Dan Kois, Emily Bazelon and David Haglund discuss the sprawling London novel Capital by John Lanchester.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

43:56 | Jun 29th, 2012

Dan Kois, Meghan O'Rourke, and Hanna Rosin discuss the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

47:41 | Jun 1st, 2012

Emily Bazelon, Dan Kois, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Alison Bechdel's comic memoir Are You My Mother?: A Comic DramaLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: The Good Mother by Sue Miller

44:00 | Dec 8th, 2011

Emily Bazelon, Hanna Rosin, and special guest novelist Amy Bloom discuss Sue Miller's The Good Mother on the novel's 25th anniversary.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman

46:40 | Oct 31st, 2011

Slate editors discuss Helen Schulman's "This Beautiful Life," a new novel about a video that goes viral and ruins the lives of two teenagers at a posh New York City private school.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: The Submission by Amy Waldman

39:58 | Sep 26th, 2011

For Slate's September Audio Book club, Yale art historian and architect Kishwar Rizvi joins Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin to discuss The Submission, Amy Waldman's novel about memorializing 9/11.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc...Show More
Audio Book Club: Jennifer Egan's A Visit From the Goon Squad

41:30 | Aug 29th, 2011

Michael Agger, Emily Bazelon, and Julia Turner talk about the memorable themes and intricate structure of Jennifer Egan's prize-winning A Visit From the Goon Squad.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series

40:30 | Jul 16th, 2011

Slate editors Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin discuss the final book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Joining them are two Potter enthusiasts: Emily’s son Simon, 8, and Hanna’s daughter Noa, 10. They discuss death, loyalty and Snape's love for Li...Show More
Audio Book Club: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

35:57 | Jun 27th, 2011

Slate editors Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, and the New Yorker’s Margaret Talbot discuss Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks’ latest historical novel, Caleb’s Crossing.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

46:11 | May 31st, 2011

Our critics, including Yale historian David Blight, discuss the Civil War classic The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein

39:02 | Apr 27th, 2011

In this week’s audio book club, Slate’s Daniel Engber, David Plotz and Hanna Rosin discuss Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein, about his quest to compete in the U.S. Memory Championships, and what he learned about the human brain along the way.L...Show More
Audio Book Club: Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!

46:38 | Mar 27th, 2011

In this week’s Audio Book Club, Slate’s Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and Hanna Rosin discuss Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!, a new novel about the struggle of a family who runs an alligator-wrestling theme park.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...Show More
Audio Book Club: Emma Donoghue’s Room

42:31 | Feb 27th, 2011

Slate’s Audio Book Club discusses Emma Donoghue’s Room, a best-selling novel about a 5-year-old boy raised by his mother in a shed where she has been held prisoner since before he was born.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice...Show More
Audio Book Club: "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua

44:26 | Jan 26th, 2011

Hanna Rosin, Ann Hulbert, and Nina Shen Rastogi discuss Amy Chua's book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother." We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon...Show More
DoubleX Audio Book Club: Lydia Davis’ Translation of Madame Bovary

38:33 | Dec 30th, 2010

Emily Bazelon, Hanna Rosin and Margaret Talbot discuss the new translation of Gustave Flaubert's nineteenth century French classic Madame Bovary. Relive your college days with this dissection of the original desperate housewife.Learn more about your ...Show More
Audio Book Club: "Lord of Misrule," by Jaimy Gordon

47:48 | Dec 19th, 2010

Meghan O’Rourke, Troy Patterson, and Michael Agger  discuss Jaimy Gordon's book, Lord of Misrule. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho...Show More
DoubleX Audio Book Club: Nicole Krauss’ Great House

42:26 | Dec 2nd, 2010

In this week’s gabfest, DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, along with The New Yorker’s Margaret Talbot, discuss Nicole Krauss’ latest novel, Great House. They discuss why this novel is less light hearted than Krauss’ last one, The History of Lo...Show More
Audio Book Club: "Remainder," by Tom McCarthy

48:57 | Nov 15th, 2010

Meghan O’Rourke, Troy Patterson, and Michael Agger discuss Tom McCarthy's book, Remainder. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio programLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
DoubleX Audio Book Club: Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom.

53:38 | Oct 7th, 2010

In this week's audio book club, DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin and The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot discuss Jonathan Franzen's Freedom. The novel follows Patty and Walter Berglund's failing marriage and serves as a commentary on how we live...Show More
Audio Book Club: "Super Sad True Love Story," by Gary Shteyngart

39:16 | Sep 20th, 2010

Jacob Weisberg, Jody Rosen and Troy Patterson discuss Gary Shteyngart's book, Super Sad True Love Story. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio programLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm...Show More
Audio Book Club: "The Imperfectionists," by Tom Rachman

43:29 | Aug 16th, 2010

Julia Turner, June Thomas and Troy Patterson discussTom Rachman's book, "The Imperfectionists." We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio programLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice...Show More
Audio Book Club: "Imperial Bedrooms," by Bret Easton Ellis

44:08 | Jul 18th, 2010

Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Michael Agger discuss Bret Easton Ellis’ book, Imperial Bedrooms. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio programLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/...Show More
Audio Book Club: "Reality Hunger - A Manifesto," by David Shields

59:00 | Jun 21st, 2010

Meghan O’Rourke, Troy Patterson and Jody Rosen discuss David Shields’ book, Reality Hunger - A Manifesto. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio programLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f...Show More
DoubleX Audio Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

36:05 | Jun 17th, 2010

DoubleX editors Hanna Rosin and Emily Bazelon, along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, discuss Rebecca Skloot's new non-fiction book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee: Slate's Audio Book Club

55:23 | May 16th, 2010

Meghan O’Rourke, Troy Patterson and Emily Bazelon discuss Harper Lee's book, To Kill A Mockingbird. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc...Show More
DoubleX Audio Book Club: The Surrendered

44:43 | May 6th, 2010

DoubleX editors Hanna Rosin and Emily Bazelon along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot discuss Chang-rae Lee's new novel, The Surrendered.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine," by Michael Lewis

47:07 | Apr 19th, 2010

Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Daniel Gross discuss Michael Lewis' book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio programLearn more about your ad choices. ...Show More
Audio Book Club: Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel

47:39 | Mar 15th, 2010

Troy Patterson, Jacob Weisberg, and John Swansburg discuss Hilary Mantel's book, Wolf Hall. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio programLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: White Noise, by Don DeLillo

53:39 | Feb 14th, 2010

Meghan O’Rourke, Stephen Metcalf, and Troy Patterson discuss Don DeLillo's book, White Noise. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio programLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: Lit, by Mary Karr

43:01 | Jan 18th, 2010

Meghan O’Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss Mary Karr's memoir, Lit. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audio Book Club: Vladimir Nabokov

47:43 | Dec 21st, 2009

Meghan O’Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss Vladimir Nabokov's book, The Original of Laura. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone....Show More
Audio Book Club: Raymond Carver Stories

50:57 | Nov 16th, 2009

Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson compare two versions of a story by Raymond Carver - "The Bath," and "A Small Good Thing." One version was heavily edited by Gordon Lish. We recommend, but don't insist, that y...Show More
Audio Book Club: The Anthologist, by Nicholson Baker

48:54 | Oct 19th, 2009

Meghan O’Rourke, Michael Agger, and Troy Patterson discuss Nicholson Baker's book, The Anthologist. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc...Show More
Slate's Audio Book Club: The Catcher in the Rye

1:05:49 | Sep 17th, 2009

Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and James Ryerson discuss J.D. Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about y...Show More
Audio Book Club: A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century, by Cristina Nehring

43:33 | Aug 20th, 2009

Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and guest Laura Kipnis discuss Cristina Nehring's "A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century." We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listenin...Show More
Audio Book Club: Thy Neighbor's Wife, by Gay Talese

48:33 | Jul 15th, 2009

Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss Gay Talese's "Thy Neighbor's Wife." We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio programLearn more about your ad choices. Visi...Show More
Audio Book Club: John Cheever's 'The Swimmer,' and Flannery O'Connor's 'A Good Man is Hard To Find'

45:52 | Jun 18th, 2009

Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss two short stories - John Cheever's 'The Swimmer,' and Flannery O'Connor's 'A Good Man is Hard To Find.' We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before l...Show More
Audio Book Club: Atmospheric Disturbances, by Rivka Galchen

47:57 | May 21st, 2009

Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss Rivka Galchen's Atmospheric Disturbances. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choice...Show More
Slate's Audio Book Club: Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace

1:01:58 | Mar 18th, 2009

Slate's Audio Book Club. Katie Roiphe, Troy Patterson, and James Surowiecki discuss David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choices. ...Show More
Slate's Audio Book Club: Rabbit, Run, by John Updike

53:41 | Feb 19th, 2009

Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss John Updike's Rabbit, Run. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph...Show More
Note on Infinite Jest and Rabbit, Run

03:51 | Feb 7th, 2009

The Slate Audio Book Club's discussion of Infinite Jest will be posted in March. In the meantime, we'll be discussing Rabbit, Run by John Updike the week of Feb. 16. Listen for more details.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoic...Show More
An Inauguration Novella, Part 5 of 5

16:27 | Jan 20th, 2009

"All Along, This Was What Was Supposed to Happen," an original novella about the inauguration written and read by Curtis Sittenfeld. Part 5 of 5.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
An Inauguration Novella, Part 4 of 5

15:04 | Jan 19th, 2009

"All Along, This Was What Was Supposed to Happen," an original novella about the inauguration written and read by Curtis Sittenfeld. Part 4 of 5.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
An Inauguration Novella, Part 3 of 5

12:47 | Jan 16th, 2009

"All Along, This Was What Was Supposed to Happen," an original novella about the inauguration written and read by Curtis Sittenfeld. Part 3 of 5.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
An Inauguration Novella, Part 2 of 5

12:06 | Jan 15th, 2009

"All Along, This Was What Was Supposed to Happen," an original novella about the inauguration written and read by Curtis Sittenfeld. Part 2 of 5.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
An Inauguration Novella, Part 1 of 5

15:22 | Jan 14th, 2009

"All Along, This Was What Was Supposed to Happen," an original novella about the inauguration written and read by Curtis Sittenfeld. Part 1 of 5.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Slate's Audio Book Club: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

46:44 | Nov 25th, 2008

Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss the American classic The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more...Show More
Slate's Audio Book Club: The Night of the Gun, by David Carr

49:29 | Oct 9th, 2008

Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss New York Times columnist David Carr's The Night of the Gun, a memoir in which he uses his journalistic skills to dig up the details he's forgotten about his earlier li...Show More
Slate's Audio Book Club: American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld

47:04 | Sep 8th, 2008

Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Julia Turner discuss the novel American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad cho...Show More
Slate's Audio Book Club: Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh

57:51 | Aug 6th, 2008

Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss the novel Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad...Show More
Slate's Audio Book Club: Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill

47:29 | Jul 16th, 2008

Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Meghan O'Rourke, and Katie Roiphe discuss the novel Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choice...Show More
Slate's Audio Book Club: Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy

47:10 | Jun 4th, 2008

Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me...Show More
Slate's Audio Book Club: Beautiful Children, by Charles Bock

36:25 | Apr 16th, 2008

Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss the novel Beautiful Children, by Charles Bock. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad c...Show More
Slate's Audio Book Club: All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren

54:05 | Mar 13th, 2008

Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Jacob Weisberg discuss the novel All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about you...Show More
Slate: Audio Book Club: Eat, Pray, Love

59:37 | Feb 7th, 2008

Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Katie Roiphe, and Julia Turner discuss Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visi...Show More
Slate's Audio Bookclub: Tree of Smoke

51:04 | Jan 3rd, 2008

Slate's Audio Book Club. Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and James Surowiecki discuss the novel Tree of Smoke, by Denis Johnson. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program.Learn more about your ad cho...Show More