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Hosted by Angourie Rice, The Community Library is a fortnightly podcast for anyone interested in stories, and how and why we tell them.

The Community Library Angourie Rice

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Hosted by Angourie Rice, The Community Library is a fortnightly podcast for anyone interested in stories, and how and why we tell them.

    6.21 The Comfort of the End of the World

    6.21 The Comfort of the End of the World

    A couple of weeks ago, I accidentally read a post-apocalyptic book and watched a post-apocalyptic movie in the same week, and I decided I needed to talk about them. This episode is about La Jetée (1962), directed by Chris Marker, and I Who Have Never Known Men (1995), written by Jacqueline Harpman. I hope you enjoy.



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    I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman

     

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    6.04 Station Eleven, or 2020

    5.19 Sad Hot Girls

    5.13 The Snake Pit, 1946



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    6.20 Future and Freedom in the 1970s

    6.20 Future and Freedom in the 1970s

    Last year, I embarked on a challenge to read a book published in every single year of the 20th Century. When I catalogued all the books from the 20th Century I’d already read, I found the 1970s to be the decade from which I had read the least. In this episode, I take you through my journey of reading books published in 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976 and 1978.

    For more links and resources, visit my website www.angourieslibrary.com



    Books I read to complete the challenge:


    1978: Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson
    1974: Oreo by Fran Ross
    1973: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
    1976: Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
    1970: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

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    6.19 Quarterly Reading Update #1

    6.19 Quarterly Reading Update #1

    Since we’re already a quarter of the way into 2024 (!) , it was time for me to sit down with
    you to talk through my reading stats and highlights from the last 3 months.

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    6.18 Five Years of The Community Library

    6.18 Five Years of The Community Library

    Five years ago today I released the teaser episode for The Community Library podcast: a creative endeavour inspired by my love of books, reading, and talking about stories. And here we are, five years later!

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    6.17 The Community Library Reading Awards 2023

    6.17 The Community Library Reading Awards 2023

    Welcome to the fifth annual Community Library Reading Awards! A completely subjective and biased awards ceremony in which the prizes go to the books I read and liked in 2023. Tonight there are twelve awards to give out to honour some of my favourite books I read in 2023. I hope you enjoy!

    Visit my website www.angourieslibrary.com for more links, resources, and a full list of all the award winners.

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    6.16 Tier Ranking Christmas Treats with Kalliope

    6.16 Tier Ranking Christmas Treats with Kalliope

    We’re back for your annual Christmas episode! And this year, we’re tier ranking some popular Christmas treats. Listen to find out our most controversial opinions, and let us know your favourite treat on my suggestions page! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Danika3646 ,

an all around great time

i’m gonna be honest, i am not a podcast person. it takes a lot for me to be interested in a podcast. this is only the second ever podcast i have seriously listened to where i find myself interested and engaged with what is being talked about. so you might wonder how i’ve ended up here since i’m (mostly) anti-podcast, and honestly it’s because i’m a silly goose who saw the new mean girls movie. i like to support the actors who i like in various roles and that is how i ended up here. a different endpoint than usual for the support but i truly think this podcast is such a nice little gem. the conversations surrounding the books in the episodes are strong analyses of various aspects and while i may not have read many of the books talked about, it’s not hard to follow along at all. in all honesty, i’ve found some pretty good book recommendations from this podcast that i’m planning on looking into in the hopes that i find time to read in my busy schedule. looking forward to continuing to listen to this podcast :)

Cyrusjones56 ,

An elegant and exuberant podcast!

A wonderful podcast with an endearingly charismatic host, Angourie Rice delves into a wide array of topics that have really made me think about my perspectives on life, as well as reigniting my intrigue and passion for literature. Every episode is unique in both content and tone, but they’ve all been so enjoyable as Angourie’s ubiquitous enthusiasm really draws the listener in and truly makes it a fun experience. Thank you, Angourie, for teaching me so much and for inspiring me to become a better writer.

alunardini ,

Lovely pod for book-nerds!

I just stumbled upon this pod, and absolutely love it! The host is so insightful and unpretentious, and it’s a great tip sheet for interesting reads of all kinds. Thank you for creating this!

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