46 episodes

An investigative podcast hosted by world-renowned literary critic and publishing insider Bethanne Patrick. Book bans are on the rise across America. With the rise of social media, book publishers are losing their power as the industry gatekeepers. More and more celebrities and influencers are publishing books with ghostwriters. Writing communities are splintering because members are at cross purposes about their mission. An all-new season of the investigative podcast Missing Pages premieres on October 23rd.
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An investigative podcast hosted by world-renowned literary critic and publishing insider Bethanne Patrick. Book bans are on the rise across America. With the rise of social media, book publishers are losing their power as the industry gatekeepers. More and more celebrities and influencers are publishing books with ghostwriters. Writing communities are splintering because members are at cross purposes about their mission. An all-new season of the investigative podcast Missing Pages premieres on October 23rd.
Produced by The Podglomerate.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Paradigm Shift: The Colleen Hoover Story

    Paradigm Shift: The Colleen Hoover Story

    Colleen Hoover created a book empire through self-publishing, in part due to the power of social media. Is her career a sign of a changing landscape where publishing gatekeepers are losing power while readers are gaining power? We speak with Laura Miller, Books and Culture columnist at Slate, Jim Milliot, Co-Editorial Director at Publishers Weekly, and Jennie Young, an Associate Professor of Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, to find out.
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    Hosted by writer and literary critic Bethanne Patrick.
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    • 33 min
    Paradigm Shift: Copyright & Fanfiction: Who Owns What?

    Paradigm Shift: Copyright & Fanfiction: Who Owns What?

    Are fanfiction communities becoming stronger than traditional publishers? In this episode, we’ll look at how fans, publishers, and creators are (or aren’t) working together, examining a fanfiction lawsuit between former fanfic writers Zoey Ellis and Addison Cain. We speak with Elizabeth Minkel, co-host of the Fansplaining podcast. Did we mention the fanfiction is about the highly specific subgenre of... wolfkink?
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVfvZyKUuko
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    Hosted by writer and literary critic Bethanne Patrick. Produced by the Podglomerate.
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    • 33 min
    Paradigm Shift: Botched Initiative: The Dungeons and Dragons Story

    Paradigm Shift: Botched Initiative: The Dungeons and Dragons Story

    As an extension of our last episode on the paradigm shifts in the fanfiction community, we take a look at the complicated history of Dungeons and Dragons and how the game’s creators have had a rocky relationship with the game’s fans. We talk to Ben Riggs, author of Slaying the Dragon, about Dungeons and Dragons’ sordid fan history.
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVfvZyKUuko
    Transcript: https://listen.podglomerate.com/show/missing-pages/paradigm-shift-botched-initiative-the-dungeons-and-dragons-story/
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    • 25 min
    Paradigm Shift: DOJ v. PRH: The Hidden Peaks of a Flat Industry

    Paradigm Shift: DOJ v. PRH: The Hidden Peaks of a Flat Industry

    With Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House barred from merging, are publishers losing substantial power as gatekeepers to the industry? What is the current state of publishers, and did this decision take into account the readers or the authors?
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xe_qmLMDvI
    Transcript: https://listen.podglomerate.com/show/missing-pages/paradigm-shift-doj-v-prh-the-hidden-peaks-of-a-flat-industry/
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    Hosted by writer and literary critic Bethanne Patrick.
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    • 39 min
    Book Banning Part I: The History of Banned Books

    Book Banning Part I: The History of Banned Books

    When it comes to books, America has had the same cultural arguments since its founding. One group perpetually focused on the moral ramifications and societal threats a story poses, while another group argues that questioning morals and societal norms makes for a healthier individual, and democracy. Today, however, local has become national. Historically, what's taught in public schools has been by and large a local issue, not a crusade. But our current moment is impacting people at a grand scale. We talk to SUNY Binghamton professor Adam Laats and historian Gillian Frank to get the full perspective on America’s history of banning books.
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xe_qmLMDvI
    Transcript: https://listen.podglomerate.com/show/missing-pages/book-banning-part-i-the-history-of-banned-books/
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    Hosted by writer and literary critic Bethanne Patrick.
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    • 41 min
    Book Banning Part II: The Current State of Banned Books

    Book Banning Part II: The Current State of Banned Books

    In episode 1 of this series, we looked at the history of banned books in America. Today, we look at its current state. Is there more nuance to book censorship than is at the surface? We speak with two people on opposite sides of the spectrum: A parent, who seeks to explain why she wants more control over the stories her children are exposed to, and best selling author Jodi Picoult, who has written many books that have been banned across the country. We also speak with a librarian and a parent in Texas to round out the conversation.
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xe_qmLMDvI
    Transcript: https://listen.podglomerate.com/show/missing-pages/
    Insta: https://www.instagram.com/missingpagespod/
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    Hosted by writer and literary critic Bethanne Patrick.
    Produced by the Podglomerate.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

World traveler.... ,

Unlistenable!

Interesting information but STOP THE BACKGROUND MUSIC!!

ejhy74 ,

Obsessed

Binged almost all episodes in one day. More, please!

Essovaro ,

Powerful and insightful!

I found this podcast very informative and interesting. I really enjoyed the interview with Jodi Picoult.

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