162 episodes

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

The Librarian Is In The New York Public Library

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

    Walk the Windswept Moors

    Walk the Windswept Moors

    For the last episode of 2019, Gwen surprises Frank by reading one of his all time favorite books, Frank delves into the world of Trust Exercise and Gwen shares a personal announcement. Stay warm on those windswept moors everybody, and we'll see you in 2020!

    • 58 min
    Wallow with Me

    Wallow with Me

    Come stare moodily out a lonely window with us! Frank falls into a book trance after reading a French novel with a double meaning in its title, and Gwen unpacks a heartbreaker about a woman who leaves Jamaica for Brooklyn. 

    • 50 min
    Frozen Solid: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 154

    Frozen Solid: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 154

    Frank is feeling all the feelings about a book of experimental prose poetry, Gwen is charmed by a semi-autobiographical YA story, and everyone has "Let It Go" stuck in their heads now. You're welcome!

    • 45 min
    When Pushkin Comes to Shove

    When Pushkin Comes to Shove

    Frank reads 19th-century Russian verse out loud for a solid two minutes. What more could you want in this world? Plus: Ben Platt, call us. Maybe.

    • 54 min
    Anita Brookner and Dorothy Parker Walk into a Bar...

    Anita Brookner and Dorothy Parker Walk into a Bar...

    Your hosts wax rhapsodic about two of their mainstay favorite authors. Plus: Gwen takes "cozy intellectual" suggestions from a listener's email and Frank discovers a YouTube celebrity crush. 

    • 46 min
    Cuckoo for Overdue

    Cuckoo for Overdue

    Third time's the charm! Gwen and Frank join the fine folks from the Overdue podcast to discuss Ken Kesey's 1962 novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

Funbaginator ,

More than just books.

Gwen and Franc are obviously knowledgeable without being know it all. They always relish the opportunity to listen and learn from each other and their guests. When the topics are difficult they discuss them with heart and sensitivity.

My “to read” pile has grown exponentially since binging every episode and I often recommend the books Gwen reads to her son.

This pod cast made me get a library card, increased my desire to read and made me want to revisit New York City and the libraries within.

I highly recommend the podcast.

All the way from Hobart, Tasmania - thank you!

amywalduck ,

One of my favourite podcasts!

I love this podcast - super great library chat!

kpgratton ,

Makes me smile

I LOVE Frank and Gwen! Their enthusiasm for the super cool world of libraries flows from NY to Australia where they make me smile.

I listen in the car and make notes on new book recs and ideas for different readers. I get ideas for young readers, YA, fiction I've never heard of and Franks penchant for sexy books!

Love it!

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