31 episodes

The Books Uncovered podcast offers a conversation about books and writing from a diverse group of experts in the time it takes to sip a cup of coffee. Each episode features a reader or writer who loves to talk about books and what they’re reading, as much as we do. Find your next great read with us. Learn about how writers get books written and love the process.

As of now, we're taking a hiatus, but fear not! Dive into our archive of episodes and enjoy the literary discussions...

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The Books Uncovered podcast offers a conversation about books and writing from a diverse group of experts in the time it takes to sip a cup of coffee. Each episode features a reader or writer who loves to talk about books and what they’re reading, as much as we do. Find your next great read with us. Learn about how writers get books written and love the process.

As of now, we're taking a hiatus, but fear not! Dive into our archive of episodes and enjoy the literary discussions...

    Relatives, Not Resources: Finding Kinship with the Earth

    Relatives, Not Resources: Finding Kinship with the Earth

    Join us in a thought-provoking dialogue with the brilliant Daniel Wildcat. Wildcat is a trailblazer in traditional ecological knowledge, challenging the very fabric of our Western worldview, and pushing us to reconsider the notion of Earth as a mere resource and embrace it as a dynamic network of interconnected beings. In a riveting conversation, we explore indigenous practices that breathe life into ecosystems. Wildcat encourages reevaluating progress, suggesting that technology should prioritize sustainability and deep relationality with the environment. The podcast concludes with a call to reconsider perspectives and engage in a more sustainable relationship with the Earth.  

    What are we reading? Visit Instagram @fulcrumpublishing or Facebook @FulcrumBooks to see our recommendations this week! 

    If you'd like a transcript of this episode, visit our blog at Fulcrumbooks.com/resources  

    Founded in 1984, Fulcrum Books is the producer of Books Uncovered and the publisher of many well-known and award-winning titles. Sam Scinta is co-host for Books Uncovered and publisher at Fulcrum Publishing. Kateri Kramer is co-host for Books Uncovered and is the marketing director at Fulcrum Publishing. 

    • 36 min
    "Indigenous History is American History”

    "Indigenous History is American History”

    Author and educator, Julie Cajune delves into the intricate layers of Native American history, focusing on the unique political status and sovereignty that distinguishes American Indian people. Emphasizing the importance of understanding Native governance and treaty law, Julie challenges listeners to delve into these crucial aspects to gain a more comprehensive awareness of American history. She highlights the transformative power of literature as a tool for bearing witness and giving testimony, recommending works that provide insight into Native thought, history, and contemporary issues. The podcast serves as a compelling exploration of Native American history and culture, inviting listeners to engage with the profound narratives that shape our shared history. 

    What are we reading? Visit Instagram @fulcrumpublishing or Facebook @FulcrumBooks to see our recommendations this week! 

    If you'd like a transcript of this episode, visit our blog at Fulcrumbooks.com/resources  

    Founded in 1984, Fulcrum Books is the producer of Books Uncovered and the publisher of many well-known and award-winning titles. Sam Scinta is co-host for Books Uncovered and publisher at Fulcrum Publishing. Kateri Kramer is co-host for Books Uncovered and is the marketing director at Fulcrum Publishing. 

    • 53 min
    Defending Free Expression in the Cancel Culture Era

    Defending Free Expression in the Cancel Culture Era

    In the midst of Banned Books Week, we reflect on personal encounters with censorship and the impact it has on public access to literature. Today we are joined by Jamie LaRue, an experienced public library director and author of "ON CENSORSHIP: A Public Librarian Examines Cancel Culture in the US."  Together, we're peeling back the layers to understand the motivations behind censorship—ranging from personal biases to legislative measures silencing certain viewpoints. We're exploring the nuances between book banning in public and school libraries and raising questions about the sustainability of the ongoing battles. Finally, our discourse extends to the evolving generational attitudes toward intellectual freedom. Join us in championing intellectual freedom and uncovering the transformative role of libraries in the face of censorship and cancel culture! 

    What are we reading? Visit Instagram @fulcrumpublishing or Facebook @FulcrumBooks to see our recommendations this week! 

    If you'd like a transcript of this episode, visit our blog at Fulcrumbooks.com/resources  

    Founded in 1984, Fulcrum Books is the producer of Books Uncovered and the publisher of many well-known and award-winning titles. Sam Scinta is co-host for Books Uncovered and publisher at Fulcrum Publishing. Kateri Kramer is co-host for Books Uncovered and is the marketing director at Fulcrum Publishing. 

    • 36 min
    Explore the Magic of Indie Bookstores

    Explore the Magic of Indie Bookstores

    Independent bookstores are cherished literary sanctuaries, connecting readers with books that touch their hearts. The dedicated booksellers working there play a unique role in fostering these personal connections. Hilary Berg, a passionate bookseller at Madison's Mystery to Me joins us today and shares her journey from reader to bookseller, highlighting the joy of crafting personalized reading experiences. We explore Mystery to Me's transformation from a mystery-focused store to a diverse genre hub and discuss the impact of online book communities, like BookTok, on book sales. We close the episode expressing optimism about the future of the book industry, crediting Mystery to Me’s resilience to strong community support and the store’s dedication to personalized service.  

    What are we reading? Visit Instagram @fulcrumpublishing or Facebook @FulcrumBooks to see our recommendations this week! 

    If you'd like a transcript of this episode, visit our blog at Fulcrumbooks.com/resources  

    Founded in 1984, Fulcrum Books is the producer of Books Uncovered and the publisher of many well-known and award-winning titles. Sam Scinta is co-host for Books Uncovered and publisher at Fulcrum Publishing. Kateri Kramer is co-host for Books Uncovered and is the marketing director at Fulcrum Publishing. 

    • 36 min
    A Lesson in Nuance

    A Lesson in Nuance

    In our opening episode for the season, hosts Sam Scinta and Kateri Kramer discuss global interconnectedness and global understanding with author Adrianne Kalfopoulou, who has explored these themes in her work, particularly her book "On the Gaze: Dubai and Its New Cosmopolitanism." Adrianne explains her fascination with Dubai as a crossroads of cultures and discusses how the gaze – observing and understanding others – plays a pivotal role in shaping our perceptions and interactions. The conversation delves into both traditions and consumerism in Dubai, the concept of hospitality, and the importance of acknowledging differences. 

    What are we reading? Visit Instagram @fulcrumpublishing or Facebook @FulcrumBooks to see our recommendations this week! 

    If you'd like a transcript of this episode, visit our blog at Fulcrumbooks.com/resources  

    Founded in 1984, Fulcrum Books is the producer of Books Uncovered and the publisher of many well-known and award-winning titles. Sam Scinta is co-host for Books Uncovered and publisher at Fulcrum Publishing. Kateri Kramer is co-host for Books Uncovered and is the marketing director at Fulcrum Publishing. 

    • 35 min
    Celebrating One Year: Bob Baron- On Publishing

    Celebrating One Year: Bob Baron- On Publishing

    Join us as we celebrate a major milestone, the one-year anniversary of Books Uncovered! Before we take a brief break to enjoy the summer, we're excited to reshare our very first podcast episode featuring the visionary founder of Fulcrum Publishing, Bob Baron. 

    In this special episode, Bob Baron takes us on a journey through the founding of Fulcrum Publishing and reflects on the dynamic changes that have shaped the publishing industry over the past four decades. Drawing from his wealth of experience, Bob shares valuable insights on what makes a book truly timeless and reveals the authors and works that have had a profound influence on his own journey. 

    As the conversation unfolds, we delve into Bob's hopes for the future of publishing, exploring the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.  

    Stay tuned for our return in August, when we'll continue to uncover hidden literary gems, share captivating interviews, and provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of literature. 

    Founded in 1984, Fulcrum Books is the producer of Books Uncovered and the publisher of many well-known and award-winning titles. Sam Scinta is co-host for Books Uncovered and publisher at Fulcrum Publishing. Kateri Kramer is co-host for Books Uncovered and is the marketing director at Fulcrum Publishing. 

    • 44 min

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