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Feminist Book Club: The Podcast features interviews with feminist authors, conversations with feminist readers, and readings from contemporary feminist works.

Feminist Book Club: The Podcast Renee M. Powers

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Feminist Book Club: The Podcast features interviews with feminist authors, conversations with feminist readers, and readings from contemporary feminist works.

    81: Lisa Braxton, author of The Talking Drum

    81: Lisa Braxton, author of The Talking Drum

    "There were a lot of people in the Civil Rights movement who did things that were so important to move the country forward who were not in the South." - Lisa Braxton
    Lisa Braxton is an Emmy-nominated former television journalist, a former newspaper reporter, an essayist, short story writer and author of THE TALKING DRUM. She received honorable mention in Writer’s Digest magazine’s 84th and 86th writing contests in the inspirational category and was a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. She is also a “debutante,” one of five debut novelists chosen for the Debutante Ball, a group blog for authors making their debut in the literary world, and writes book reviews.
     
    Connect with Lisa on her website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
    Lisa's book recommendation: Rememberance by Rita Woods
    Check out The Debutante Ball blog featuring five debut authors!
    Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!
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    We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our June charity is The Cupcake Girls.
    Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.
    Our June book of the month is WOW, NO THANK YOU by Samantha Irby.
     
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    This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples.
     
    Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 
    Editing support from Phalin Oliver
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    Transcript for this episode: bit.ly/FBCtranscript81

    • 31 min
    80: Rocky Callen, author of A Breath Too Late

    80: Rocky Callen, author of A Breath Too Late

    "Hope is not this delicate wishy-washy thing. Hope is ferocious. Hope can eclipse the darkest things that we experience." - Rocky Callen
    Rocky Callen, the daughter of an Ecuadorian immigrant, has long lived a life of service ever since she was a 13-year-old when she started to advocate for social rights at congress. She continued her advocacy work for years and received a BA in Communications and Political Science. After college, she was a behavioral coach for over a decade and a writing mentor. She received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. A Breath Too Late, a young adult novel about suicide, depression and domestic violence is her debut novel.
    ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF A BREATH TOO LATE.
    Connect with Rocky on her website and Instagram.
    Rocky's book recommendations:
    Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
    Edge of Anything by Nora Shalaway Carpenter
    Sadie by Courtney Summers
     
    Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!
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    We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our June charity is The Cupcake Girls.
    Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.
    Our June book of the month is WOW, NO THANK YOU by Samantha Irby.
     
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    Website: http://www.feministbookclub.com
    Instagram: @feministbookclubbox
    Twitter: @fmnstbookclub
    Facebook: /feministbookclubbox
    Pinterest: feministbookclub
    Goodreads: Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast
    Email newsletter: http://bit.ly/FBCemailupdates
    Bookshop.org shop: Feminist Book Club Bookshop
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    This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples.
     
    Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 
    Editing support from Phalin Oliver
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    Transcript for this episode: bit.ly/FBCtranscript80

    • 34 min
    79: Nicole Maggi, author of What They Don't Know

    79: Nicole Maggi, author of What They Don't Know

    "Just because a state has an abortion restriction law that isn’t as strict as another state doesn’t mean that it’s not as damaging." - Nicole Maggi
    Nicole Maggi began writing poems about unicorns and rainbows at a very early age. She detoured into acting, earned a BFA from Emerson College, and moved to NYC where she performed in a lot of off-off-Broadway Shakespeare. After a decade of schlepping groceries on the subway, she and her husband hightailed it to sunny Los Angeles, where they now reside surrounded by fruit trees, with their daughter and two oddball cats. Nicole is the author of six books, including five novels for teens and one non-fiction middle grade. Her 2018 novel What The Don’t Know was praised by Booklist as “an engaging, emotional debate on rape and abortion.” Her 2015 novel The Forgetting was a Junior Library Guild Selection, a #1 Kindle bestseller, and a finalist for the 2016 International Thriller Writers Thriller Award for YA Fiction.
     
    Connect with Nicole on her website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
    Nicole's book recommendations:
    Lobizona by Romina Garber
    Educated by Tara Westover
     
    Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!
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    We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our May charity is The Letter Project.
    Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.
    Our June book of the month is WOW, NO THANK YOU by Samantha Irby.
     
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    Website: http://www.feministbookclub.com
    Instagram: @feministbookclubbox
    Twitter: @fmnstbookclub
    Facebook: /feministbookclubbox
    Pinterest: feministbookclub
    Goodreads: Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast
    Email newsletter: http://bit.ly/FBCemailupdates
    Bookshop.org shop: Feminist Book Club Bookshop
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    This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples.
     
    Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 
    Editing support from Phalin Oliver
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    Transcript for this episode: bit.ly/FBCtranscript79

    • 36 min
    78: Abbe Wright, host of The Adaptables

    78: Abbe Wright, host of The Adaptables

    "The novel will be imbued with a new sense of thought after people watch the show and then they'll come to the book with a new perspective." - Abbe Wright
    Abbe Wright is the host of The Adaptables and the Read It Forward podcasts, and is Senior Editor of Read it Forward, an online book vertical that helps readers discover exciting new books and classic reads. Previously, she was a contributing editor at Glamour, where she helmed the magazine’s 2015 College Women of the Year competition, and an assistant editor at O, The Oprah Magazine, where she contributed to the Reading Room and Live Your Best Life sections and worked on Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. She has also written for The Cut, Metro, Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, and Philadelphia Magazine. She earned a B.A. in English from Denison University in Granville, OH. She was raised outside of Philadelphia and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
     
    Connect with Abbe on her website, Twitter, and Instagram.
    Tune into The Adaptables on Apple Podcasts.
    Abbe's book recommendations:
    All Adults Here by Emma Straub
    The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
    Stray: A Memoir by Stephanie Danler
    All My Mother's Lovers by Ilana Masad
     
    Other books mentioned on this episode:
    Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    The Assistants by Camille Perri
    The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz
    The Herd by Andrea Bartz
    Normal People by Sally Rooney
    Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
     
    Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!
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    We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our May charity is The Letter Project.
    Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.
    Our May book of the month is GOOD TALK by Mira Jacob. Hear our interview with Mira here.
     
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    Website: http://www.feministbookclub.com
    Instagram: @feministbookclubbox
    Twitter: @fmnstbookclub
    Facebook: /feministbookclubbox
    Pinterest: feministbookclub
    Goodreads: Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast
    Email newsletter: http://bit.ly/FBCemailupdates
    Bookshop.org shop: Feminist Book Club Bookshop
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    This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples.
     
    Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 
    Editing support from Phalin Oliver
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    Transcript for this episode: bit.ly/FBCtranscript78

    • 37 min
    77: What Renee Read in April 2020

    77: What Renee Read in April 2020

    An informal solo series reviewing everything FBC founder Renee reads each month.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    BookRiot reading log - template here
    Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno (FBC interview here)
    Educated by Tara Westover
    The House of Deep Water by Jeni McFarland (FBC interview here)
    Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
    What They Don't Know by Nicole Maggi (FBC interview forthcoming)
    A Breath Too Late by Rocky Callen (FBC interview forthcoming)
    Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness
    Naturally Tan by Tan France
    Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
    These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling
    The Talking Drum by Lisa Braxton (FBC interview forthcoming)
    Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
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    Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!
    --
    We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our May charity is The Letter Project.
    Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.
    Our May book of the month is GOOD TALK by Mira Jacob. Hear our interview with Mira here.
     
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    Website: http://www.feministbookclub.com
    Instagram: @feministbookclubbox
    Twitter: @fmnstbookclub
    Facebook: /feministbookclubbox
    Pinterest: feministbookclub
    Goodreads: Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast
    Email newsletter: http://bit.ly/FBCemailupdates
    Bookshop.org shop: Feminist Book Club Bookshop
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    This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples.
     
    Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 
    Editing support from Phalin Oliver
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    Transcript for this episode: bit.ly/FBCtranscript77
     

    • 28 min
    76: Jeni McFarland, author of The House of Deep Water

    76: Jeni McFarland, author of The House of Deep Water

    "There tends to be a feeling of who belongs in small towns and if you're an outlier in any way, the town will try to get you to conform." - Jeni McFarland
    Jeni McFarland holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston, where she was a fiction editor at Gulf Coast Magazine. She's an alum of Tin House, a 2016 Kimbilio Fellow, and has had short fiction published in Crack the Spine, Forge, and Spry, which nominated her for the storySouth Million Writers Award. She was also a finalist for the 2015 Gertrude Stein Writers Award in Fiction from the Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. She has lived in Michigan and the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two cats. The House of Deep Water is her first book.
     
    Connect with Jeni on her website, Twitter, and Instagram.
    Jeni's book recommendation: Love War Stories by Ivelisse Rodriguez (listen to Ivelisse's episode here!)
    Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!
    --
    We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our May charity is The Letter Project.
    Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.
    Our May book of the month is GOOD TALK by Mira Jacob. Hear our interview with Mira here.
     
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    Website: http://www.feministbookclub.com
    Instagram: @feministbookclubbox
    Twitter: @fmnstbookclub
    Facebook: /feministbookclubbox
    Pinterest: feministbookclub
    Goodreads: Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast
    Email newsletter: http://bit.ly/FBCemailupdates
    Bookshop.org shop: Feminist Book Club Bookshop
    --
    This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples.
     
    Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 
    Editing support from Phalin Oliver
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    Transcript for this episode: bit.ly/FBCtranscript76

    • 31 min

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