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

Pepie77 ,

Fabulous!!!

I absolutely love this podcast as the hosts are entertaining and educational. Sometimes I laugh out loud no matter where I am. Very enjoyable!

SuzRiv ,

Super podcast

As a woman of a 'certain age', I love this podcast. The two of you are great fun and full of information as are your guests. I actually used your story about restoring the Winnie the Pooh characters in a short radio play ;-) I do however have one complaint--the new branding logo; the other one was so much more original and fun. This one doesn't tell me anything about the show.

Dadaahh ,

Fun for librarians and book lovers

The hosts are fun and engaging. As a librarian I enjoy it because I can learn about books and hear other librarian’s stories without feeling like I am working. It is so entertaining!

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