The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.
Michael Lewis on 'The Premonition'
Lewis discusses his new book about the pandemic, and Annette Gordon-Reed talks about “On Juneteenth.”
Amy Klobuchar on 'Antitrust'
The senator discusses her new book about fighting monopoly power, and Andrew Solomon talks about Katie Booth’s “The Invention of Miracles.”
Patrick Radden Keefe on ‘Empire of Pain’
Keefe discusses his new book about the Sackler family and OxyContin, and Elisabeth Egan talks about JoAnne Tompkins’s debut novel, “What Comes After.”
Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary
Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner, and the producers Jocelyn Gonzales and Pedro Rosado discuss what's happened behind the scenes during 15 years of the podcast.
Blake Bailey on Writing His Life of Philip Roth
Bailey talks about his new biography, and Julia Sweig discusses “Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight.”
Carl Zimmer on Defining Life
Zimmer talks about "Life's Edge," and Paulina Bren discusses "The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free."
I like this podcast & listen often but wish the host didn’t dominate every interview & segment - I’d like to hear other voices more regularly, like from John Williams & others like Parul Sehgal, etc. or let them interview or lead convos or segments too -
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I’m a huge fan of this podcast which has in depth author interviews, poetry read by poets, and other great analysis and criticism. I no longer read the book review, but now listen to older podcasts during my daily walk. Love the host, her voice and attitude. Thank god the NYT has been podcasting for 15 years - I can walk and listen now for a long time. Keep up the great work!
One of my favorite podcasts. Pamela Paul does her homework and conducts a fantastic interview every time.