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Host Lucas Cantor discusses a new book each week with a distinguished guest.

Book Society Lucas Cantor

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    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Host Lucas Cantor discusses a new book each week with a distinguished guest.

    Should Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita be removed from school lists? Stephen Mills and I discuss this and our personal encounters with sexual abuse

    Should Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita be removed from school lists? Stephen Mills and I discuss this and our personal encounters with sexual abuse

    Winner of the 2022 National Jewish Book Award, author Stephen Mills and I discuss his book, "The Chosen - A Memoir of Stolen Boyhood" after touching on Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita". We talk about how Nabokov's writing should be read by all adults and transition to sharing personal testimonies of sexual abuse in this highly emotional episode. 
    The Chosen:https://www.amazon.com/Chosen-Memoir-Boyhood-Stephen-Mills/dp/1250871158/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
    Lolita: https://www.amazon.com/Lolita-Vladimir-Nabokov/dp/0679723161/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3AYQ6OPPR3UFI&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.2CCcG1f0_DD-mEoKWzwUqjyYaAWJvMref4f5phcPI-VVPYsmbsYR_o5M9WVkCgPHS2Y0Wb-XO8nfeD4aA2YFwttd3Lf9OSNEAzoyXliJYi96VnMJqTxlE4d2i2hNARbIgnC1X_sDvgZzWtSnpTae1MnZEoEm-UKCN-kPXP2K4sjaVtTe-VSqW7NwdR5eoUy22au-Zc-N5513AqgR-4NRfYcWRUdqMjuvcp2Xj9dsBPg._caEWI-6oSstuKkmFXwRt3h_bE-iR2yj63yfHFhEyL4&dib_tag=se&keywords=lolita+vladimir+nabokov&qid=1712029339&s=books&sprefix=lolita+%2Cstripbooks%2C187&sr=1-1

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Laura Warrell is back to discuss Julia Otsuka's "The Swimmers" and the difficulty of writing in third person plural

    Laura Warrell is back to discuss Julia Otsuka's "The Swimmers" and the difficulty of writing in third person plural

    Laura Warrell is back to praise Julia Otsuka's "The Swimmers". We specifically talk about how difficult is to write in third person plural but we both couldn't put the book down. 
    The Swimmers: https://www.amazon.com/Swimmers-novel-Julie-Otsuka/dp/0593466624/ref=sr_1_1?crid=HTD04TIH3JME&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.4NaEfZ2_fThQKp51HQYfO3tojtO-OKvYCsK1Cu5scz02W-g9vy9Ikgj5ZD2cawb1oSUKPy23mGNPLiw2Ppd2o2bdGNECXGyLIWIbIuBYVBnUV7tsSSMMtPavy_IzOtag.ta8FMgR9TXsaaWJw4lEar52JTZ4XxgzbKt9CHQvezlg&dib_tag=se&keywords=the+swimmers+a+novel+by+julie+otsuka&qid=1711402039&sprefix=The+swimmers++%2Caps%2C339&sr=8-1
    Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Soft-Plenty-Rhythm-Novel/dp/0593466535/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22XGIM561EEER&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.Mm97SQJVc54eyalJbO4_4w.rgiHzIQJ5RgDBwKZZ2AOKFd5sSl1K-KXGltumO1uq8Y&dib_tag=se&keywords=laura+warell+sweet+soft+plenty+rhythm&qid=1711401623&sprefix=laura+warell+sweet+soft+plenty+rhytm%2Caps%2C175&sr=8-1

    • 24 min
    PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Laura Warrell talks to us about her journey writing Sweet Soft Plenty Rhythm

    PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Laura Warrell talks to us about her journey writing Sweet Soft Plenty Rhythm

    Laura Warell is an award winning author and professor of creative writing and literature at various institutions including Berklee College of Music. Being a musician myself, we talk about how accurate her book, "Sweet Soft Plenty Rhythm" is to the modern musician's journey. Come back next week to hear us discuss, "The Swimmers" by Julia Otsuka 
    Sweet Soft Playable Rhythm: https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Soft-Plenty-Rhythm-Novel/dp/0593466535/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22XGIM561EEER&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.Mm97SQJVc54eyalJbO4_4w.rgiHzIQJ5RgDBwKZZ2AOKFd5sSl1K-KXGltumO1uq8Y&dib_tag=se&keywords=laura+warell+sweet+soft+plenty+rhythm&qid=1711401623&sprefix=laura+warell+sweet+soft+plenty+rhytm%2Caps%2C175&sr=8-1
    The Swimmers: https://www.amazon.com/Swimmers-novel-Julie-Otsuka/dp/0593466624/ref=sr_1_1?crid=HTD04TIH3JME&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.4NaEfZ2_fThQKp51HQYfO3tojtO-OKvYCsK1Cu5scz02W-g9vy9Ikgj5ZD2cawb1oSUKPy23mGNPLiw2Ppd2o2bdGNECXGyLIWIbIuBYVBnUV7tsSSMMtPavy_IzOtag.ta8FMgR9TXsaaWJw4lEar52JTZ4XxgzbKt9CHQvezlg&dib_tag=se&keywords=the+swimmers+a+novel+by+julie+otsuka&qid=1711402039&sprefix=The+swimmers++%2Caps%2C339&sr=8-1

    • 44 min
    I'm back with Katie Davis where we talk about Jake Ward's "The Loop" and how that relates to regression toward the mean

    I'm back with Katie Davis where we talk about Jake Ward's "The Loop" and how that relates to regression toward the mean

    Katie Davis and I talk about Jake Ward's "The Loop" and the future of our human agency. Hear what Katie Davis thinks about one of my favorite books. Check out my episode with Jake if you liked this as well! 
    Episode with Jake: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6WMvQKT3Tz4H3V4amt9Lql?si=7b9f64f3da954fc2
    The Loop: https://www.amazon.com/Loop-Technology-Creating-Without-Choices-ebook/dp/B093ZQ5ZWX/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22BC3HZM8I74U&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.9p2Rf6xdj0TuC4efOWWkAsIySHWa_d7-4yfln0k0b1OiYgafl67SyeWPfDB24Q5TWp1Y_R9j02MbkbbQlPHIOA.nZwTN7pJYwW7DtbgrJw_CEJSHMyJYlMfexPpfkLhW3s&dib_tag=se&keywords=the+loop+jacob+ward+book&qid=1710456968&sprefix=the+loop+jacob+ward%2Caps%2C178&sr=8-1
    Technology's Childhttps://www.amazon.com/Technologys-Child-Digital-Medias-Growing/dp/0262046962

    • 30 min
    Katie Davis shares why giving your kids screens is doing more harm than good

    Katie Davis shares why giving your kids screens is doing more harm than good

    Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Katie Davis walks us through the struggles of raising children in a day and age where technology is at the forefront. She gives tips and tricks she touched on in her book, "Technology's Child". Come back next week to hear us discuss Jacob Ward's "The Loop". 
    Technology's Child: https://www.amazon.com/Technologys-Child-Digital-Medias-Growing/dp/0262046962
    The Loop https://www.amazon.com/Loop-Technology-Creating-Without-Choices-ebook/dp/B093ZQ5ZWX/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22BC3HZM8I74U&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.9p2Rf6xdj0TuC4efOWWkAsIySHWa_d7-4yfln0k0b1OiYgafl67SyeWPfDB24Q5TWp1Y_R9j02MbkbbQlPHIOA.nZwTN7pJYwW7DtbgrJw_CEJSHMyJYlMfexPpfkLhW3s&dib_tag=se&keywords=the+loop+jacob+ward+book&qid=1710456968&sprefix=the+loop+jacob+ward%2Caps%2C178&sr=8-1

    • 38 min
    I'm back with professor Nick Mirzoeff talking about cultural restitution and Dan Hick's Brutish Museums

    I'm back with professor Nick Mirzoeff talking about cultural restitution and Dan Hick's Brutish Museums

    Piggybacking off of our conversation last week about racism and whiteness  in Professor Mirzoeff's "White Sight", this week we talk about Dan Hick's "The Brutish Museums". 
    The Brutish Museums: https://www.amazon.com/Brutish-Museums-Colonial-Violence-Restitution/dp/0745346227/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2MIJDIGF910WV&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.AYtAKi1AxTXrO-8f3cVYj7TSXliWEIABt0nraOsPbW0.mF7aFja6smpOL1JsM8OEBihOHJJFdQa51ql8npghFTs&dib_tag=se&keywords=burdish+museums+dan+hicks&qid=1709067392&sprefix=burdish+museums+dan+hicks+%2Caps%2C133&sr=8-1
    White Sight: https://www.amazon.com/White-Sight-Politics-Practices-Whiteness/dp/0262047675/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_1?crid=16ISRZRVSKSN2&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.oEFZi-Hf6GQjRQvKz6baf0t0TJdqSFo_WQwBmp1viryMRi8xwE54thHkRUO9J_-k9GiFaTydfOT_1LR3XdslamcdiP-AtL0-YLFkP8YQLmDz-nQ8rSNXgw61bTvX19sr.Tc3TPRi6JbVhgBoqaCEkqo3-8L0aE5Vpu3Y-ltVMrc0&dib_tag=se&keywords=white+sight+nicholas+mir&qid=1709068086&sprefix=white+sight+nicholas+mi%2Caps%2C210&sr=8-1-fkmr3

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

inthegloaming ,

My favorite book podcast

Every week Lucas Cantor Santiago interviews a fascinating person who chooses a book they love, or one they’ve always wanted to read and talk about. Lucas is an insightful interviewer who isn’t afraid to discuss how the book has affected him or how it has connected to a memory or an event, often sharing anecdotes from his own experiences. He’s unafraid to admit when he hadn’t thought about this particular subject and how thrilled and moved he is to learn more about it. He’s curious and reads closely, connecting one book to another, or to something a previous guest said that has relevance to the current episode. He’s terrific when he surprises the guest by his erudition, often to humorous results, but he’s humble about the gaps he’s trying to fill with these discussions. The guests seem to be having a good time, and especially when he interviews authors, his questions are not the cliches we’re used to hearing. It’s my favorite book podcast and I look forward to it every Friday. Every week is a surprise.

hckypprfan ,

Entertaining, educational, fun!

Lucas the host is awesome. So fun and engaging - these podcasts get me through my runs!

WM21 ,

Insightful, engaging book discussions

Listening to this podcast is like being in the book group of my dreams. The book choices are always interesting, the guests are fascinating and the host is entertaining and insightful.

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