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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.

    5.19 Sad Hot Girls

    5.19 Sad Hot Girls

    In past few months, I happened to read three “Sad Hot Girl” books (a phrase which tiktok, of course, created). In this episode, I investigate the Sad Hot Girl genre, what these three books have in common, and how I felt reading them. I hope you enjoy! X

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

    The Books


    Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda, 2022
    Luster by Raven Leilani, 2020
    Cult Classic by Sloane Crosley, 2022

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    • 22 min
    5.18 Los Angeles in Fiction

    5.18 Los Angeles in Fiction

    Four months after first arriving in LA, I have now read five and a half books set here (some on purpose, some by accident). In this episode I talk about how these books have influenced and informed my experience of LA as a city. I hope you enjoy x

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    • 22 min
    5.17 Hollywood: Myth vs. Reality

    5.17 Hollywood: Myth vs. Reality

    Hollywood, La La Land, Tinseltown, Showbiz. There are many names for the film industry in Los Angeles, and even though I’ve visited so many times, I still struggle to separate the myth from the reality. This episode is a look at Hollywood, its cinema, its stories, its identity. I hope you enjoy! A x

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    • 26 min
    5.16 A Beginner's Guide to Greek Mythology

    5.16 A Beginner's Guide to Greek Mythology

    Like many old things, the Greek myths might at first seem complicated, dull, or irrelevant, but I promise you, they are far from it. This episode is a guide bya beginner, for beginners, with the aim to share my love of the Greek myths, and hopefully inspire you to discover them, too. A x

    Prefer to read rather than listen? A full transcription of the episode is available on my website: angourieslibrary.com

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    • 21 min
    5.15 When History Meets Magic

    5.15 When History Meets Magic

    Another bite-sized episode for you folks! A shallow dive (as opposed to a deep dive) into the world of historical fantasy fiction. I take you through a few of my favourite books that combine these two genres, and explore the ways in which they use fantasy to tell a story. The clashing of myth and reality has been coming up a lot for me recently, so you can expect more episodes on this topic! A x

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    • 14 min
    5.14 Isolation Reads (Again)

    5.14 Isolation Reads (Again)

    What does one do when one is stuck in a single room for 7 days? One reads, of course. Another week in the year of our lord 2022, another bout of isolation. In this episode, I tell you about everything I read in those seven days on my own, while offering no insight or meaningful message on the emotional and creative effects of isolation. It just is what it is.
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    “The 5 cultural icons that shaped by identity as a gay woman” by Lotte Jeffs for Stylist, 2019
    If you love wordle (like me), you should play quordle– it’s quadruple the fun!

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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60 Ratings

60 Ratings

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!

little_jackhorner ,

A perfect podcast for anyone who loves stories!

If you perk up at the smell of a dusty old hardback and love getting lost in worlds near and far this is DEFINITELY a pod for you. Angourie is a knowledgeable, intuitive, and charming host who guides you through everything from classic tales of literature to the best recipe for noodles (shout out to Kalliope!) in ways both thought provoking and uniquely entertaining. Check it out for yourself and ENJOY!

Just don’t ask for Kalliope’s Instagram.

thesub_mariner ,

Huge recommendation.

Great podcast for anyone who loves books. The host is charming and the guests are wonderful. The podcast has a high production value. It is a rare podcast that focuses on female authors and subjects of diversity in art in general. In addition to the podcast it is also a book club with one pick per month.

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