13 episodes

The Lit Pickers is a podcast that celebrates books and bold opinions. Hosted by writers Supriya Nair and Deepanjana Pal, each episode explores literature, authors and reading. The show champions the written word, as well as the biggest ideas, tiniest thoughts, silliest questions, and confounding conundrums. Nair and Pal invite you to their Sunday breakfast table banter, that makes for truly lively commentary for readers and thinkers, and awaken the bookworm in you. So, pop the kettle on, grab a biscuit and listen, as your reading list gets longer and longer.

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The Lit Pickers is a podcast that celebrates books and bold opinions. Hosted by writers Supriya Nair and Deepanjana Pal, each episode explores literature, authors and reading. The show champions the written word, as well as the biggest ideas, tiniest thoughts, silliest questions, and confounding conundrums. Nair and Pal invite you to their Sunday breakfast table banter, that makes for truly lively commentary for readers and thinkers, and awaken the bookworm in you. So, pop the kettle on, grab a biscuit and listen, as your reading list gets longer and longer.

    The Lit Pickers: AMA

    The Lit Pickers: AMA

    Deepanjana and Supriya sign off on the Lit Pickers with an ‘Ask Me Anything’ episode, taking questions from listeners on how, what and why to read (and write). If you want to know how to read during an existential global crisis, how to think about empathy through literature or just want some fun recommendations for romance novels, tune in. Warnings for the usual confusion about who sounds like whom, and the subtle sense that the episode was recorded underwater.


    For a list of all the books mentioned in the season so far, check out: http://bit.ly/thelitpickersbooks.


    You can find Supriya Nair at @supriyanair and Deepanjana Pal at @dpanjana.


    This is a Maed In India Production; check us out at www.maedinindia.in.

    • 43 min
    Literary Prizes: Would You Or Wouldn’t You?

    Literary Prizes: Would You Or Wouldn’t You?

    The books are good, but can we talk for a minute or thirty about these prizes, please. Does a culture of book prizes keep modern literature youthful and well-funded? Is patronage culture good at separating great books from trendy ones? 


    You can find Supriya Nair at @supriyanair and Deepanjana Pal at @dpanjana.


    This is a Maed In India Production; check us out at www.maedinindia.in.


    If you have any books, reading or literature-related questions, please email us at contact@maed.in.


    For a list of all the books mentioned in the season so far, check out: http://bit.ly/thelitpickersbooks.

    • 26 min
    Harry Potter: Crucio or AK?

    Harry Potter: Crucio or AK?

    It’s time to talk about growing out and getting up, up and away from the most influential novels of (probably) our lifetimes. We talk about going from knowing everything about the Harry Potter universe to knowing everything that went wrong with us because of that. JK Rowling, thanks for everything, but we read ye a little too well. 


    You can find Supriya Nair at @supriyanair and Deepanjana Pal at @dpanjana.
    This is a Maed In India Production; check us out at www.maedinindia.in


    If you have any books, reading or literature-related questions, please email us at contact@maed.in.

    For a list of all the books mentioned in the season so far, check out: http://bit.ly/thelitpickersbooks.

    • 19 min
    Mughals: Akbar or #Aurangbabe?

    Mughals: Akbar or #Aurangbabe?

    We’re in a golden age of popular history writing about the Mughals. Think of the last two years, with books about everyone from Aurangzeb to his great-great auntie coming our way. Join us as we discuss The Most Extra Family, father-son relationships and the women behind the throne. 


    You can find Supriya Nair at @supriyanair and Deepanjana Pal at @dpanjana.


    This is a Maed In India Production; check us out at www.maedinindia.in.


    If you have any books, reading or literature-related questions, please email us at contact@maed.in.

    • 28 min
    Read Like A Girl

    Read Like A Girl

    Welcome to an episode of feminist book recommendations. We pass the mic back and forth in a relay race of books we love that we think everyone should read. 


    You can find Supriya Nair at @supriyanair and Deepanjana Pal at @dpanjana.
    This is a Maed In India Production; check us out at www.maedinindia.in

    • 19 min
    Jane Austen: Genius Or The Greatest Genius?

    Jane Austen: Genius Or The Greatest Genius?

    Why is everyone wrong about Jane Austen all the time? We talk about how she changed the world, how she became Asian, and modern responses to her work, including works by Laaleen Sukhera and Mahesh Rao. Join us as we talk about women in love with property, girls not dying after sex, and men who are expected to be decent human beings. 
     
    You can find Supriya Nair at @supriyanair and Deepanjana Pal at @dpanjana.
    This is a Maed In India Production; check us out at www.maedinindia.in

    • 25 min

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I enjoyed this podcast! Thank you for doing it and hope you come back again. ❤️
Loved hearing about good recos and general banter and all things book related.

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