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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading every genre, whether we like them or not!

Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.

Book Club for Masochists: a Readers’ Advisory Podcast Book Club for Masochists

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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading every genre, whether we like them or not!

Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.

    Episode 167 (version 2) - 2023 Reading Goals & 2022 Reading Report

    Episode 167 (version 2) - 2023 Reading Goals & 2022 Reading Report

    (Hello! This is a re-upload. The first version had a syncing error that snuck in at the very end of the editing process. We've re-exported it and this version sounds much better!)
    This episode we’re talking about our 2023 Reading Goals! We discuss intentions, resolutions, anti-resolutions, and give a report on how well we fulfilled our reading goals last year.
    You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system.
    In this episode
    Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards
    2022: Year of Book Two
    Episode 142 - Sequels and 2022: The Year of Book Two 2023 Resolutions
     
    Matthew: Read more non-fiction Meghan: Quit trying to read fiction when she doesn’t feel like it Read more of what she owns (borrow less from the library) Anna: Read more graphic novels Take pictures of favourite reads Jam:  Theme for the year: Intention Return to tracking picture book reading Media We Mentioned
    Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, narrated by Kim Mai Guest, Johnathan McClain, Candice Moll, Lincoln Hoppe, Donnabella Mortel, Jonathan Todd Ross, Erin Spencer & Steve West Illuminae Files (books 1-3) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, narrated by Moira Quirk Steven Erikson Witch Hat Atelier, Vol 1 by Kamome Shirahama, translated by Stephen Kohler Delicious in Dungeon, Vol 1 by Ryoko Kui, translated by Sébastien Ludmann  Links, Articles, and Things
    Which Pokemon are the Most Goth? Matthew reviews his manga reading from 2022 on Twitter List of One Piece manga volumes - Wikipedia 25 Dystopian Fiction books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) Authors
    Every month Book Club for Masochists: A Readers’ Advisory Podcasts chooses a genre at random and we read and discuss books from that genre. We also put together book lists for each episode/genre that feature works by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) authors to help our listeners diversify their readers’ advisory. All of the lists can be found here.
    Leila by Prayaag Akbar Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler Caster by Elsie Chapman The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich The Women Could Fly by Megan Giddings Crosshairs by Catherine Hernandez The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee Legend by Marie Lu Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza & Abby Sher Futureland by Walter Mosley The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi We Light Up the Sky by Lilliam Rivera Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse The Freedom Race by Lucinda Roy An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon Give us feedback!
    Fill out the form to ask for a recommendation or suggest a genre or title for us to read! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email!
    Join us again on Tuesday, February 7th. It'll be our annual Valentine’s Day episode, and we’ll be talking about the genre of Holiday Romance!
    Then on Tuesday, February 21st join us for What is a Book? (part 2)!

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    Episode 166 - Sports (Non-Fiction)

    Episode 166 - Sports (Non-Fiction)

    This episode we’re talking about Non-Fiction Sports books! We discuss how to define sports, live sports, weird rules, and more!
    You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system.
    In this episode
    Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards
    Things We Read (or tried to…)
    The Comic Book Story of Basketball: A Fast-Break History of Hops, Hoops, and Alley-OOPS Canadian Heritage Minutes: Basketball (YouTube) (lots more below in “Links, Articles, and Things”) Walking: One Step at a Time by Erling Kagge, translated by Becky L. Crook, narrated by Atli Gunnarsson Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels by Hannah Ross One Game at a Time: Why Sports Matter by Matt Hern Strong Like a Woman: 100 Game-Changing Female Athletes by Laken Litman A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team by Arshay Cooper, narrated by Adam Lazarre-White Other Media We Mentioned
    Football in Sun and Shadow by Eduardo Galeano, translated by Mark Fried Soccer vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics by Gabriel Kuhn Links, Articles, and Things
    Which Pokémon are the most goth? (featuring Matthew and Jam) Lumberjack World Championship (Wikipedia) Sports Book Awards Mascot Mischief (Jam’s mascot RPG) Pawtucket Red Sox (Wikipedia) It’s possible the burlesque wrestling event that Anna and Matthew went to was Glam Slam, which still exists! Heritage Minutes (Wikipedia) Wilder Penfield (YouTube) Sam Steele (YouTube) Halifax Explosion (YouTube) Jackie Shane (YouTube) (most recent one!) The 10 Best Canadian Heritage Minutes of All Time A Part of Our Heritage (YouTube) AK Press (Wikipedia) Green Bay Packers (Wikipedia) List of fan-owned sports teams (Wikipedia) Sex verification in sports (Wikipedia) Testosterone regulations in women's athletics (Wikipedia) Zhang Shan: The only female shooter to win gold in a mixed competition “After the Barcelona Games, the International Shooting Union barred women from shooting against men. For the next years, the skeet event remained on the Olympic Games programme, but only for male athletes.” The Bob Emergency: a study of athletes named Bob, Part I by Jon Bois Barbados intentionally scored an own goal to help them win by two thanks to a weird golden goal rule Weird Rules on Secret Base (YouTube) Twenty20 (Wikipedia) “Twenty20 (T20) is a shortened game format of cricket.” Episode 159 - Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose by Leigh Cowart 16 Sports (Non-Fiction)books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) Authors
    Every month Book Club for Masochists: A Readers’ Advisory Podcasts chooses a genre at random and we read and discuss books from that genre. We also put together book lists for each episode/genre that feature works by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) authors. All of the lists can be found here.
    Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina  by Misty Copeland Indigenous Feminist Gikendaasowin (Knowledge): Decolonization through Physical Activity by Tricia McGuire-Adams Rebound: Sports, Community, and the Inclusive City by Perry King A Beautiful Work in Progress by Mirna Valerio Basketball (and Other Things): a Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated by Shea Serrano Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-hop, and Street Basketball by Onaje X. O. Woodbine Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete by William C. Rhoden In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court by Brittney Griner Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks by Chris Herring A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History by Seth Berkman  Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story by Wyomia Tyus, Elizabeth Terzakis Rise of the Black Quarterback: What It Me

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 165 - Favourite Reads of 2022

    Episode 165 - Favourite Reads of 2022

    This episode we’re talking about our Favourite Reads of 2022! (Some of them were even published in 2022!) We discuss our favourite things we read for the podcast and our favourite things we read not for the podcast. Plus: Many more things we enjoyed this year, including video games, manga, graphic novels, food, and more!
    You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system.
    In this episode
    Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards
    Favourite Fiction
    For the podcast Anna Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez, translated by Megan McDowell, narrated by Tanya Eby Episode 158 - Audiobook Fiction Jam Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg Episode 160: Biographical Fiction & Fictional Biographies Matthew Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori, narrated by Nancy Wu Episode 158 - Audiobook Fiction Meghan Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman, translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler Episode 164 - Military Fiction Not for the podcast Jam Thirsty Mermaids by Kat Leyh Episode 147 - Contemporary Fantasy Matthew Semiosis by Sue Burke Meghan Black Helicopters by Caitlín R. Kiernan Anna The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa, translated by Philip Gabriel Favourite Non-Fiction
    For the podcast Matthew Soviet Metro Stations by Christopher Herwig and Owen Hatherley Episode 141 - Architecture Non-Fiction Meghan The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers by Emily Levesque Episode 149 - Astronomy & Space Anna Unholy: How White Christian Nationalists Powered the Trump Presidency, and the Devastating Legacy They Left Behind by Sarah Posner Episode 162 - Investigative Journalism Jam Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century by Charles King Episode 145 - Anthropology Non-Fiction Not for the podcast Meghan Fashion Is Spinach: How to Beat the Fashion Racket by Elizabeth Hawes Anna Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories that Make Us by Rachel Aviv Jam Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children From Birth to Age Five by Lisa Guernsey Matthew X-Gender, vol. 1 by Asuka Miyazaki, translated by Kathryn Henzler, adapted by Cae Hawksmoor Other Favourite Things of 2022
    Anna Tasting History with Max Miller Debunking the Myths of Leonardo da Vinci Jam Dirty Laundry/“Garbage Tuesday” French tacos (Wikipedia) Matthew Unpacking Meghan Favourite manga: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, vol. 1 by Sumito Oowara, translated by Kumar Sivasubramanian Runner-Ups
    Anna Video Games: Crashlands Wobbledogs YouTube: Ryan Hollinger (horror movie reviews) Podcasts:  American Hysteria Maintenance Phase You Are Good Other (Audio)Books: Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age by Annalee Newitz Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf (Wikipedia) Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty The Invisible Kingdom by Patrick Radden Keefe Off the Edge: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture, and Why People Will Believe Anything by Kelly Weill I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara Jam Favourite classic:  The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Episode 151 - Classics Favourite manga:  Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama, translated by Stephen Kohler (Wikipedia)  Favourite Album:  Laurel Hell by Mitski (Wikipedia) Working for the Knife (YouTube) Favourite AAA video game:  Pokemon Legends: Arceus (Wikipedia) Favourite indie video game

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    Episode 164 - Military Fiction

    Episode 164 - Military Fiction

    This episode we’re talking about Military Fiction! We discuss jingoism, how war is hell, war stories vs military fiction, clichés, historical fiction, and more!
    You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system.
    In this episode
    Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards
    Things We Read (or tried to…)
    A Summer for War by Darrell Duthie All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, translated by Arthur Wesley Wheen Battlefields, vol. 1: Night Witches by Garth Ennis and Russ Braun Night Witches (Wikipedia) Battlefields, vol. 6: Motherland by Garth Ennis and Russ Braun Battlefields, vol. 8: The Fall & Rise of Anna Kharkova by Garth Ennis and Russ Braun The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac Code talker (Wikipedia) Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman, translated by Robert Chandler The Fallen of World War II (infographic) Other Media We Mentioned
    Call of Duty (Wikipedia) No novels, but there are some graphic novels Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien MASH: A Roman About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker M*A*S*H (TV series) (Wikipedia) Call of Duty: Black Ops (Wikipedia) Figuring out what to link to for Modern Warfare is too much effort Spec Ops: The Line (Wikipedia) Band of Brothers (miniseries) (Wikipedia) Saving Private Ryan (Wikipedia) For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy If anyone has a good link about the connections between Marvel movies and militaries, please let us know! John Wick (Wikipedia) Coming Home (1978 film) (Wikipedia) Forever War by Joe Haldeman Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian Sgt. Rock (Wikipedia Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein The Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki Inglourious Basterds (Wikipedia) Preacher (comics) (Wikipedia) The Boys (comics) (Wikipedia) The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye (TFWiki) Suicide Squad (Wikipedia) His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik Links, Articles, and Things
    Finish It! Podcast Remembrance Day (Wikipedia) Episode 013 - Spies and Espionage Episode 055 - Military Non-Fiction W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction War comics (Wikipedia) Protests against the Iraq War (Wikipedia) United States and the International Criminal Court (Wikipedia) Episode 106 - Alternative/Alternate History 15 Military Fiction books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) Authors
    Every month Book Club for Masochists: A Readers’ Advisory Podcasts chooses a genre at random and we read and discuss books from that genre. We also put together book lists for each episode/genre that feature works by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) authors. All of the lists can be found here.
    Sisters in Arms by Kaia Alderson Where I'm Bound by Allen B. Ballard March Toward the Thunder by Joseph Bruchac At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop, translated by Anna Moschovakis Flying High by Gwynne Forster This Light Between Us: A Novel of World War II by Andrew Fukuda Ocean of Words by Ha Jin War Trash by Ha Jin Standing at the Scratch Line by Guy Johnson The American Granddaughter by Inaam Kachachi, translated by Nariman Youssef The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride Two Trails Narrow by Stephen McGregor Captain Blackman by John A. Williams Black Cloud Rising by David Wright Faladé Give us feedback!
    Fill out the form to ask for a recommendation or suggest a genre or title for us to read! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email!
    Join us again on Tuesday, December 20th

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 163 - Podcasts

    Episode 163 - Podcasts

    This episode we’re talking about Podcasts! We talk about the first podcasts we listened to (and whether we still listen to them), how we find new podcasts, what speed we listen to podcasts at, what podcasts we’ve been enjoying recently, podcasting in our pyjamas, and more!
    You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system.
    In this episode
    Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards
    Podcasts We Recommended
    Mangasplaining Finish It! Podcast Stuff The British Stole Hey Riddle Riddle One Shot Podcast Gender Reveal Stronger by Science The Slowdown Food 4 Thot American Hysteria Dig: A History Podcast You Are Good Clue (1985) w. Lauren Milberger Other Podcasts We Mentioned
    War Rocket Ajax Episode 333 - Long, Sustained Dong f/ [Jam] and Ian from HARK! Episode 383 - The Christmas Specials Special f/ [Jam] and Ian from HARK Episode 613 - Every Dracula Ever f/ Benito Cereno and Elle Collins HARK! Podcast Wait, What? Movie Fighters Welcome to Night Vale All Songs Considered Radiolab On Being with Krista Tippett Speaking of Faith Serial My Favorite Murder Maintenance Phase If Books Could Kill (they apparently don’t have a website, just a Twitter feed and a link to Apple Podcasts) You’re Wrong About The Satanic Panic Quarantine Book Club: “Michelle Remembers” My Brother, My Brother and Me The Adventure Zone Alice Isn’t Dead The Moth Episode  136 - Hearts of Magic: Threads Entangled 99% Invisible RISK! Podcast Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr Tenure and Transparency (Brenna Clarke Grey talks about the tenure process) Links, Articles, and Things
    Podcast (Wikipedia) "Podcast" is a portmanteau of "iPod" and "broadcast". The earliest use of "podcasting" was traced to The Guardian columnist and BBC journalist Ben Hammersley, who coined it in early February 2004 while writing an article for The Guardian newspaper. The man who accidentally invented the word ‘Podcast’ ComicsAlliance (Wikipedia) Judge Dredd (Wikipedia) BBC Radio 6 Matthew listened to a lot of Steve Lamacq’s show Evolution of the iPod [2001-2022] How YouTube Became a Podcasting Powerhouse Without Trying Podcast Addict Who's on First? (Wikipedia) Abbott & Costello Who's On First Parasocial interaction (Wikipedia) 15 Literary Podcasts by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) Podcasters
    Every month Book Club for Masochists: A Readers’ Advisory Podcasts chooses a genre at random and we read and discuss books from that genre. We also put together book lists for each episode/genre that feature works by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) authors. All of the lists can be found here.
    For this episode on podcasts, we’ve compiled a list of literature-related podcasts featuring BIPOC hosts/creators.
    AAWW Radio Black Chick Lit Book Friends Forever Book Women Podcast Books & Boba Deadline City Dreaming In The Dark Getting Lit Podcast LibVoices Minorities in Publishing Not Another Book Podcast Shaping the Narrative Storykeepers Podcast Tres Cuentos Literary Podcast Well-Read Black Girl Give us feedback!
    Fill out the form to ask for a recommendation or suggest a genre or title for us to read! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email!
    Join us again on Tuesday, December 6th when we’ll be discussing the genre of Military Fiction!
    Then on Tuesday, December 20th we’ll be talking about our favourite books we read in 2022!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 162 - Investigative Journalism

    Episode 162 - Investigative Journalism

    This episode we’re talking about Investigative Journalism! We talk about what makes something journalism, when we don’t read articles, enjoying vs. appreciated media, and more!
    You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system.
    In this episode
    Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards
    Things We Read (or tried to…)
    Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love by Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump by Sarah Posner, narrated by Cassandra Campbell The Finance Curse: How Global Finance Is Making Us All Poorer by Nicholas Shaxson "The overall results of this sea change from progressive economics toward identity politics has been an enduring one, and it was crystallized by Hillary Clinton in an election rally speech in 2016. "If we broke up the big banks tomorrow," she shouted, "Would that end racism?" "No!” Her audience replied. "Would that end Sexism?" No!" Although she did say she would tackle the banks if they misbehaved, hers was a pro-big bank message, couched as something progressive.” The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs by John Pilger Murrow on McCarthy (YouTube) Dreamland (YA Edition): The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones The Gospel of Wellness: Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self-Care by Rina Raphael Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb by Charles Bowden and Nick Schou The Disappearing Act by Florence de Changy Other Media We Mentioned
    The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion by Diana Greene Foster Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church by The Boston Globe Don't Call It a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM by Sarah Berman Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks (Wikipedia) Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy by Tressie McMillan Cottom Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World by Nicholas Shaxson Also published as Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil by Nicholas Shaxson Don't Call It a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM by Sarah Berman The Library Book by Susan Orlean The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk W. Johnson The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth by Sam Quinones Hidden Figures: Young Readers’ Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe Links, Articles, and Things
    The Librarian Alignment chart Jorts the Cat Episode 080 - True Crime The Unlikely Rise of the French Tacos Ed Yong His COVID stories in The Atlantic Episode 145 - Anthropology Non-Fiction Notes from America The Wolf Pack of White Nationalism Hillary Clinton Suggested Breaking Up the Big Banks Won’t End Racism and Sexism. Is She Right? How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul “kind of a bummer to have been born at the very end of the Fuck Around century just to live the rest of my life in the Find Out century” (Twitter, 2021-02-21) The Invisible Substrate of Information Science MLM: Men Loving Men: Men who have sex with men (Wikipedia) Multi-level marketing (Wikipedia) Marxism–Leninism–Maoism (Wikipedia) Line Goes Up – The Problem With NFTs “Tech Company: At long last, we have created the Torment Nexus from classic sci-fi novel Don't Create The Torment Nexus” (Twitter, 2021-11-08

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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

CallerofStorms ,

Librarians FTW!

Long time listener, I’m just bad a ratings/reviews. That being said, I’ve really enjoyed how this podcast has evolved over the 2+ years. As a librarian, it’s nice to hear recommendations and ideas from an outside group. Keep up the great work!

Can'tPickEm ,

More research, fewer assumptions

I love the idea of reading from every genre, especially those one hates, but the hosts don’t even research before drawing conclusions. You don’t have to like a genre to be knowledgeable about it. I appreciate the one host who consistently brings the conversation back to “what would I recommend to someone who asked for this genre?”

MHP52 ,

I always look forward to it

I’ve listened to every single episode, and many times this is my podcast of choice to keep downloaded for re-listening on plane flights or to fall asleep to. The wait for a new episode seems so long but makes it extra exciting when two weeks goes by! They feel like friends from listening so long, they give me new ideas about what to read, and give me a glimpse into the life of a librarian

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