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The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci for two episodes of bookish conversations. In their first episode guests will talk about their reading habits, likes and dislikes, and much more. In their second episode, they'll discuss The Stacks Book Club (TSBC) pick. Get ready for fun and thoughtful conversations about books and reading. 

Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book Club picks.

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The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci for two episodes of bookish conversations. In their first episode guests will talk about their reading habits, likes and dislikes, and much more. In their second episode, they'll discuss The Stacks Book Club (TSBC) pick. Get ready for fun and thoughtful conversations about books and reading. 

Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book Club picks.

    Ep. 146 Integrity in Collaboration with Kimberly Drew & Jenna Wortham

    Ep. 146 Integrity in Collaboration with Kimberly Drew & Jenna Wortham

    Today we welcome Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham to The Stacks. They are the editors of Black Futures, a collection of art, essays, memes, recipes and more that document Blackness. In addition to working on this book together, Kimberly is also the author of This is What I Know About Art, an activist, and curator. Jenna is a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine and the co-host of the Still Processing podcast. Today we talk about collaboration in the creative process, how they built this book, and what trust and integrity can look like in professional relationships.
    The Stacks Book Club selection for January is The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans, we will discuss the book with Deesha Philyaw on January 27th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/01/13/ep-146-kimberly-drew-jenna-wortham

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 145 Measuring Success with Deesha Philyaw

    Ep. 145 Measuring Success with Deesha Philyaw

    It's 2021 and we're thrilled to kick off the new year with our guest, Deesha Philyaw, the author of National Book Award Finalist, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. Today we discuss how Deesha sees a parallel between writing and math, what success looks like to her, and how publishing excludes the voices they need most.
    The Stacks Book Club selection for January is The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans, we will discuss the book with Deesha Philyaw on January 27th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/01/06/ep-145-deesha-philyaw

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep. 144 Citizen by Claudia Rankine -- The Stacks Book Club (Darnell Moore)

    Ep. 144 Citizen by Claudia Rankine -- The Stacks Book Club (Darnell Moore)

    It’s The Stacks Book Club day, and we’re joined again by author (No Ashes in the Fire), activist, and podcaster (Being Seen), Darnell Moore to dissect Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. We talk about how the book, published in 2014 holds up, who gets to express rage and joy, and what Rankine forces her readers to reckon with throughout the book.
    There are no spoilers on this episode. 
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/30/ep-144-citizen

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 143 The Best of 2020 with Christine Bollow and Oscar Almonte-Espinal

    Ep. 143 The Best of 2020 with Christine Bollow and Oscar Almonte-Espinal

    Today we’re joined by two of The Stacks’ most favorite readers, Christine Bollow (@readingismagical) and Oscar Almonte-Espinal (@booksteahenny) to share the best books of 2020. We also discuss how 2020 impacted our reading and look ahead to the books we’re most excited about in 2021.
    The Stacks Book Club selection for December is Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, we will discuss the book with Darnell Moore on December 30th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/23/ep-143-the-best-books-of-2020

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 142 Sparking Creativity with Arianna Davis

    Ep. 142 Sparking Creativity with Arianna Davis

    Arianna Davis is the debut author of What Would Frida Do?: A Guide to Living Boldly, and the digital director at Oprahmag.com. Today we discuss how Arianna got her creative juices flowing, what she hopes readers will take away from her book, and of course, Oprah!
    The Stacks Book Club selection for December is Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, we will discuss the book with Darnell Moore on December 30th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/16/ep-142-arianna-davis

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 141 White Male Mediocrity with Ijeoma Oluo

    Ep. 141 White Male Mediocrity with Ijeoma Oluo

    Our guest today is the New York Times Bestselling author of So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo. She joins us to discuss her new book Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. We talk about who Ijeoma writes for, how she practices accountability, and the types of value judgements that have become the bedrock of white supremacy.
    The Stacks Book Club selection for December is Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, we will discuss the book with Darnell Moore on December 30th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/12/09/ep-141-ijeoma-oluo/

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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Jcros17 ,

Deeper Reading

I just learned about this podcast in the fall and I’m so happy I did! The host has one guest each week to discuss their book, and then there is a reading club book each month. I find her questions and the discussions to be deeper than most other reading podcasts. Most of her guests are people who I’d never have an opportunity to know about otherwise.

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All my five star books come from The Stacks

I love this podcast, I love these writers, I love this host, and I love these books!!!

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