33 episodes

Shelf Life is a podcast from the Newberry Library about the humanities and the humans behind them. Each episode features a new conversation with librarians, curators, and researchers about anything from the history of the Chicago city grid to the secret lives of famous American authors.

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    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Shelf Life is a podcast from the Newberry Library about the humanities and the humans behind them. Each episode features a new conversation with librarians, curators, and researchers about anything from the history of the Chicago city grid to the secret lives of famous American authors.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

auntbetsyknits ,

Fascinating podcast

Shelf Life from the Newberry Library in Chicago provides intriguing conversations from curators and researchers at the Newberry, on topics from a Gwendolyn Brooks salad recipe, where page numbers came from, new perspectives on the American revolution. People who really know a lot about certain topics share their passion and information in a very accessible way. I enjoy it every time, even when it’s something I didn’t think I was interested in.

Eli522 ,

Entertaining and informative

This is a great new podcast. Each episode has the feel of a spontaneous conversation but at the same time is informative on a variety of relevant historical moments and concepts. Give it a listen!

ShariBroderLLC ,

Very interesting and well done!

This podcast is proof that libraries ARE relevant, interesting and necessary in the digital age. Alex does an excellent job bringing an assortment of interesting but little known topics to the listener's attention. Plus it's one of the few podcasts with a really good intro. So many have annoying theme music. Good length too. Thanks!

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