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45:14 | Feb 3rd, 2019

Jason Rezaian is an American journalist and author of a new memoir. In 2014, while reporting in Tehran for the Washington Post , he was arrested and wrongfully convicted of espionage by Iranian author...Show More
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Very powerful story. Definitely getting this book from my local library!

45:20 | Jun 26th, 2018

Bernstein Book Award finalist, "Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century" tells the stories of a growing population of "workampers"—retirement-age Americans who live and work on the ro...Show More
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Loved this book and this interview. A great reminder that older folks traveling in RVs are not always the carefree retirees you might assume...Show More

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40:37 | May 9th, 2014

This week, The New York Public Library Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, and activist Eve Ensler to Books at Noon, the Library’s new series of free lunchtime author talks.

49:25 | Jun 23rd, 2019

The Stonewall Riots were a flash point in LGBTQ history. After the riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969, the LGBTQ civil rights movement went from handfuls of pioneering activists t...Show More

1:00:36 | Jun 16th, 2019

Frank Collerius, Manager of the Jefferson Market branch at NYPL, interviews writer and curator Hugh Ryan about his new book 'when brooklyn was queer.' We also hear a reading of 'The How and Why of Vir...Show More
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