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For Real is a biweekly nonfiction podcast that puts the spotlight on new books and old favorites that tell it like it is, or at least try to.

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    • 4.9 • 119 Ratings

For Real is a biweekly nonfiction podcast that puts the spotlight on new books and old favorites that tell it like it is, or at least try to.

    Nonfiction Gift Guide

    Nonfiction Gift Guide

    This week Alice and Kim share nonfiction gift recommendations for the holidays.

    • 48 min
    YA Nonfiction, aka Nonfiction for Exhausted Adults

    YA Nonfiction, aka Nonfiction for Exhausted Adults

    This week Alice and Kim give kudos to nonfiction authors with election victories and talk about good YA nonfiction options to read when you’re exhausted.

    • 41 min
    Welcome To For Real

    Welcome To For Real

    For Real is a biweekly nonfiction podcast that puts the spotlight on new books and old favorites that tell it like it is, or at least try to.

    • 1 min
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Frankenstein

    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Frankenstein

    This week, Alice and Kim talk new releases and Frankenstein author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

    • 46 min
    Women of the Supreme Court

    Women of the Supreme Court

    This week Alice and Kim talk about some excellent nonfiction featuring women of the Supreme Court.

    • 43 min
    After the Final Rose

    After the Final Rose

    This week, Kim and Alice dive into books by and about folks in The Bachelor universe. Plus, thoughts on Obama’s upcoming memoir and all sorts of new books!

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Jane Books ,

Wonderful variety

Alice and Kim offer smart, funny recommendations across a range of non-fiction sub genres. Listening to them is like spending time with witty, warm friends!

casey671 ,

Perfect pair of podcast presenters

I listen to (roughly) a million book podcasts, and this is by far my favorite. It’s a bit surprising, as literary fiction is actually my genre of choice, but Kim and Alice are so enthusiastically convincing and DELIGHTFUL! My TBR pile is now comprised of many former For Real recommendations. (I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ones I’ve finished already.) This podcast makes me happy; thanks for being born, you guys!

t.s.h.2020 ,

Picky nonfiction reader

I’m a pretty picky nonfiction reader so I love the range of books talked about here. I always find a few new titles I’m interested in. Now, I may never get them read, but I’ll have fun trying!

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