65 episodes

For Real is a biweekly nonfiction podcast that puts the spotlight on new books and old favorites that tell it like it is, or at least try to.

For Real Book Riot

    • Books
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

For Real is a biweekly nonfiction podcast that puts the spotlight on new books and old favorites that tell it like it is, or at least try to.

    Anti-Racist History

    Anti-Racist History

    This week Alice and Kim talk true crime, Tudor history, and anti-racist reads for your shelf.

    • 47 min
    When You Miss the Summer Olympics

    When You Miss the Summer Olympics

    This week Alice and Kim talk about the Summer Olympics, including some of their favorite moments, the history of the games, and memoirs by Olympic athletes.

    • 45 min
    Travel Narratives

    Travel Narratives

    This week Alice and Kim talk travel books, Alaskan politics, and what the word multifarious means.

    • 44 min
    Audiobooks Like Podcasts

    Audiobooks Like Podcasts

    This week Alice and Kim talk about podcast-ish audiobooks you can listen to even when you don’t have a commute, plus new books about voting, strippers, and murder on the high seas.

    • 44 min
    Pride Month Nonfiction

    Pride Month Nonfiction

    This week Alice and Kim talk Pride reads, new release nonfiction, and more.

    • 40 min
    Burnout, Bravery, Happiness and Meaning

    Burnout, Bravery, Happiness and Meaning

    This week Alice and Kim talk about beauty pageants, Girl Scouts, '90s nostalgia through essays, and books for Mental Health Month.

    This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot's subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes, Write the World, publishers on Writers of Earth, and Libro FM.

    Subscribe to For Real using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.

    For more nonfiction recommendations, sign up for our True Story newsletter, edited by Alice Burton.

    New Books

    Troop 6000 by Nikita Stewart

    Miss World 1970 by Jennifer Hosten

    In Praise of Walking by Shane O’Mara

    Weird But Normal by Mia Mercado

    How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

    Mental Health Month

    Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin

    Burnout by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski

    Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani

    The Power of Meaning by Emily Esfahani Smith

    Reading Now

    We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

    Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl

    The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Books

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Book Riot