83 episodes

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

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    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

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

    Bonnie MacBird @macbird and I discuss A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

    Bonnie MacBird @macbird and I discuss A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

    Bonnie MacBird @macbird and I discuss A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

    • 25 min
    @byjacobward Jacob Ward and I discuss AI, Cold War rationality and his book The Loop live from the Miami Book Fair. #miamibookfair

    @byjacobward Jacob Ward and I discuss AI, Cold War rationality and his book The Loop live from the Miami Book Fair. #miamibookfair

    @byjacobward Jacob Ward and I discuss AI, Cold War rationality and his book The Loop live from the Miami Book Fair.

    • 37 min
    Susan Rogers is a PhD as well as being the engineer and producer for many hit artists including Prince! We talk mostly about music.

    Susan Rogers is a PhD as well as being the engineer and producer for many hit artists including Prince! We talk mostly about music.

    Susan Rogers and I talk about what it means to produce a record. How, on a neurological level music makes us feel, and how to find your individual listener profile.

    • 48 min
    @benmezrich and I talk about his new book The Midnight Ride. It's already #1 and you should read it. We also talk about Russian Oligarchs, Tech Billionaires and National Treasure.

    @benmezrich and I talk about his new book The Midnight Ride. It's already #1 and you should read it. We also talk about Russian Oligarchs, Tech Billionaires and National Treasure.

    Ben Mezrich and I talk about his new book The Midnight Ride. It's already #1 and you should read it. We also talk about Russian Oligarchs, Tech Billionaires and National Treasure.

    • 23 min
    The amazing @benmezrich and I talk about Bright Lights, Big City and about Hollywood.

    The amazing @benmezrich and I talk about Bright Lights, Big City and about Hollywood.

    The amazing @benmezrich and I talk about Bright Lights, Big City and about Hollywood. Ben is one of the 25 most powerful writers according to Variety. He wrote the books that became The Social Network, and 21.

    • 24 min
    @jessiwrites, Jessi Hempel and I talk about her book The Family Outing

    @jessiwrites, Jessi Hempel and I talk about her book The Family Outing

    Jessi Hempel and I talk about her book, The Family Outing. This is one of my favorite episodes! Jessi and talk about the nature of memory, coming out, cults, self actualization and a bunch of other stuff!

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 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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