142 episodes

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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    • 4.9, 261 Ratings

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. 112 R. Eric Thomas//Here for It

    Ep. 112 R. Eric Thomas//Here for It

    R. Eric Thomas is the author of Here for It and the writer behind Elle.com's daily column "Eric Reads the News". Eric joins the show to talk about centering his identities of Black, Christian, Gay, and American in Here for It, his collection of humorous and thoughtful essays. We also discuss pop culture as a unifying force, Maxine Waters, and how dreams really do come true (and how badly we need to remember that right now).
    The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giver by Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/20/ep-112-r-eric-thomas
    SUPPORT THE STACKS
    Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.
    Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission.
    Connect with Eric: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website | Eric Reads the News
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    • 52 min
    Ep. 111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine

    Ep. 111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine

    Today our guest is Ethan Strauss, a basketball reporter for The Athletic and the author of The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty. The book is a workplace drama about one of basketball's greatest teams, but this episode is more than sports talk. We get into Ethan's love of subculture narratives, being a reporter versus an author, and the "sadness of success". This is an episode for both lovers of the game and the page. 
    Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giver by Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/13/ep-111-ethan-strauss 
    SUPPORT THE STACKS
    Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.
    Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show.
    Connect with Ethan: Twitter | Instagram | The Athletic | House of Strauss Podcast
    Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
    Make a donation to Feeding America

    • 56 min
    Ep. 110 Like Mother Like Daughter with Sue Thomas

    Ep. 110 Like Mother Like Daughter with Sue Thomas

    On today's episode we have one of the earliest supporters of The Stacks and one of Traci's biggest fans, Sue Thomas, better known as Traci's mom. That's right, in honor of Mother's day get to know the person who gave Traci her love of reading and so many book recommendations.
    The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giver by Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/06/ep-110-sue-thomas
    SUPPORT THE STACKS
    Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.
    Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission.
    Connect with Sue: Instagram
    Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
    Save Indie Bookstores 

    • 56 min
    Ep. 109 Trust Exercise by Susan Choi -- The Stacks Book Club (Brandon Taylor)

    Ep. 109 Trust Exercise by Susan Choi -- The Stacks Book Club (Brandon Taylor)

    Its The Stacks Book Club day, and we're discussing the 2019 National Book Award winner in fiction, Trust Exercise by Susan Choi. Our guest is Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life, and if you missed Brandon's first episode you can hear it here. Trust Exercise looks at fiction, perspective, and truth as it ventures back to a 1980's performing arts high school. On this episode we discuss the many twists and turns we experienced as readers and our takes on the characters. We dive deep today, and that means lots of spoilers. You've been warned.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/29/ep-109-trust-exercise
    SUPPORT THE STACKS
    Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.
    Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission.
    Connect with Brandon: Twitter | Instagram | Website
    Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
    Save Indie Bookstores 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 108 Priya Parker on Meaningful Gatherings in the Time of Corona

    Ep. 108 Priya Parker on Meaningful Gatherings in the Time of Corona

    Priya Parker, the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, is helping us take a deeper look at how we can create collective meaning in modern life, one gathering at a time. Not only do we discuss Priya's amazing book, but we also talk about connecting with purpose when we cannot be physically together. She shares insight into her new podcast Together Apart which is about gatherings in the time of Coronavirus. We also look ahead to how we will gather after COVID-19.  
    Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for April is Trust Exercise by Susan Choi, we will discuss the book with Brandon Taylor on April 29th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/22/ep-108-priya-parker
    Connect with Priya: Twitter | Instagram | Website |Together Apart Podcast 
    Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on PodcastOne | Goodreads | Patreon
    SUPPORT THE STACKS
    Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.
    Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission.
    Make a donation to Feeding America

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 107 Abi Daré//The Girl with the Louding Voice

    Ep. 107 Abi Daré//The Girl with the Louding Voice

    Abi Daré is the debut novelist of The Girl with the Louding Voice. Her book is a coming of age story about a Nigerian girl, Adunni, who is sold into marriage by her father, and the the journey she goes on to find her voice. Today we talk with Daré about how her characters haunt her thoughts, her unique writing process, and her unexpected day job.
    Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for April is Trust Exercise by Susan Choi, we will discuss the book with Brandon Taylor on April 29th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/04/15/ep-107-abi-dare
    SUPPORT THE STACKS
    Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.
    Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show.
    Connect with Abi: Twitter | Instagram
    Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
    Make a donation to Feeding America

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
261 Ratings

261 Ratings

bookishjen ,

Fantastic podcast for book lovers

This podcast is so smart, yet not pretentious. It encourages critical thinking about books. The books discussed the run the gamut of genres which keeps my TBR pile interesting. Some of the best books I’ve read in the year since I’ve started listening have been Traci’s recommendations. Love the show!

Colleen Kiley ,

LOVE

Love this podcast, love Traci, love her guests, love the structure.

CrystalinWisconsin ,

Excellent conversations

I recently started listening to the podcast when Jason Reynolds was a first. So glad to find this great place to hear about books and other media.

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