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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. 138 Celebrating Black Artists with Marcus J. Moore

    Ep. 138 Celebrating Black Artists with Marcus J. Moore

    Marcus J. Moore is a music journalist, the author of our November pick for The Stacks Book Club, The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America, and today’s guest. Marcus shares why he felt it was important to write about Kendrick Lamar now, how this book is more than just biography, and what music he recommends we all check out. There are no spoilers on this episode.
    The Stacks Book Club selection for November is The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore, we will discuss the book with Cole Cuchna on November 25th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/11/18/ep-138-marcus-j-moore

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 137 Specificity in Storytelling with Yaa Gyasi

    Ep. 137 Specificity in Storytelling with Yaa Gyasi

    Our guest today is award winning novelist Yaa Gyasi. here to discuss her new novel Transcendent Kingdom. Our conversation touches on the challenges to writing a follow up to her critically acclaimed debut Homegoing, how she gave herself permission to write about small intimate stories this time around, and the ways research has factored into her process as a storyteller.
    The Stacks Book Club selection for November is The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore, we will discuss the book with Cole Cuchna on November 25th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/11/11/ep-137-yaa-gyasi

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    • 53 min
    Ep. 136 Dissecting with Cole Cuchna

    Ep. 136 Dissecting with Cole Cuchna

    Our guest today is the host of the smash hit music podcast Dissect, Cole Cuchna. Cole joins us to discuss all things Dissect; like how the show came to be, why he focuses on hip-hop albums, the show's incredible growth, and working with collaborators. Then we transition to a conversation on books and why Cole likes to read the complete works of some of literature's heavy hitters.
    The Stacks Book Club selection for November is The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore, we will discuss the book with Cole Cuchna on November 25th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/11/04/ep-136-cole-cuchna

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 135 The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley--The Stacks Book Club (Marc Lamont Hill)

    Ep. 135 The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley--The Stacks Book Club (Marc Lamont Hill)

    Today is The Stacks Book Club conversation of The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told Alex Haley. We are joined again by Marc Lamont Hill, author, professor, activist, podcast host, and bookseller for this discussion of one of the important works on nonfiction in American history. We talk about the ways this book transformed us, the bravery of changing one’s mind, and the ways in which this book still feels relevant fifty-five years later.
    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/2020/10/28/ep-135-the-autobiography-of-malcolm-x
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 134 The Stacks Election Special with Akilah Hughes

    Ep. 134 The Stacks Election Special with Akilah Hughes

    Today we’re doing something different. With the election just two weeks away, we’re diving head first into the election and politics. Akilah Hughes, host of Crooked Media’s daily news podcast, What A Day, joins us to talk about covering news in fall 2020 and answer your questions about the election. In addition to hosting What a Day Akilah is the author of Obviously: Stories from My Timeline, a comedian, and a TV writer.
    The Stacks Book Club selection for October is The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley, we will discuss the book with Marc Lamont Hill on October 28th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/10/21/ep-134-akilah-hughes
    Check out MAP MY VOTE to find ou t how to return your mail in ballot without having to use the USPS

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    Connect with Akilah: Twitter |Instagram | Website | What a Day
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 133 Stacks on Stacks with Desus and Mero

    Ep. 133 Stacks on Stacks with Desus and Mero

    Today we welcome two illustrious guests to The Stacks, Desus Nice & The Kid Mero. You know them from the #1 show in late night, Desus & Mero on Showtime, and their podcast Bodega Boys. The pair are now New York Times Best Selling authors with the release of their book God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx. Today we talk about the consumption of culture, the importance of growth and accountability in comedy, and the Bronx, of course.
    The Stacks Book Club selection for October is The Autobiography of Malcom X as told to Alex Haley, we will discuss the book with Marc Lamont Hill on October 28th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/10/14/ep-133-desus-and-mero

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    • 51 min

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cassidyymiller ,

Best podcast!

This is by far my favorite book podcast! Traci brings the best authors and guests on, and has equally fun and interesting conversations. I love the interviews and insights on the books. I really appreciate the timeliness and the structure of each episode and the interview with author/guest and discussions. It’s so well organized!

Tfugh ,

The best book podcast

Traci is insightful, curious, and bold. I would listen to anything she makes. She has been doing this work in the book world for quite a while, and I think we can call her a staple in the book community.

runnerchik0318 ,

The Best

Traci is an amazing host and as a new-ish listener I’ve truly enjoyed going back and listening to older episodes. I love the variety of guests on the show and Traci’s book recommendations are always so great!

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