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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.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 114 Both, And with Emma Copley Eisenberg

EToday we welcome debut author and co-founder of Blue Stoop in Philadelphia, Emma Copley Eisenberg. Emma's book The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, is an investigation of the murder of two young women--showing how a violent crime casts a shadow over an entire community. We talk about True Crime as a genre, and how the phrase "both, and" became to motto of Emma's work. We also talk books, of course. The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/03/ep-114-emma-copley-eisenberg/ SUPPORT THE STACKSLibro.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 Emma: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Save Indie Bookstores

60 MIN3 d ago
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Ep. 114 Both, And with Emma Copley Eisenberg

Ep. 113 The Giver by Lois Lowry -- The Stacks Book Club (Sue Thomas)

EWe're discussing The Giver by Lois Lowry today as part of The Stacks Book Club with guest, Sue Thomas aka Traci's mom. The Giver is an award winning classic children's book about a utopia and what we sacrifice for peace and stability. Today we focus in on communal memory, how children learn about atrocities, and the ways in which we read novels differently. There are spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/27/ep-113-the-giver 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

63 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 113 The Giver by Lois Lowry -- The Stacks Book Club (Sue Thomas)

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

ER. 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 Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Save Indie Bookstores

52 MIN2 w ago
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Ep. 112 R. Eric Thomas//Here for It

Ep. 111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine

EToday 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 MIN3 w ago
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Ep. 111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine

Ep. 110 Like Mother Like Daughter with Sue Thomas

EOn 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 MINMAY 6
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Ep. 110 Like Mother Like Daughter with Sue Thomas

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

EIts 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

64 MINAPR 29
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Ep. 109 Trust Exercise by Susan Choi -- The Stacks Book Club (Brandon Taylor)

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

EPriya 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

61 MINAPR 22
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Ep. 108 Priya Parker on Meaningful Gatherings in the Time of Corona

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

EAbi 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 MINAPR 15
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Ep. 107 Abi Daré//The Girl with the Louding Voice

Ep. 106 Samantha Irby//Wow, No Thank You

EWow, No Thank You is the most recent essay collection from the hilarious and charming Samantha Irby. We talk today with Samantha about her new book, how she pitches her collections, and what sort of mood she strikes when she sits down to writes (its not what you think). This episode, like Irby's writing, is sure to make you laugh out loud. 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/2020/04/08/ep-106-samantha-irby 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 Samantha: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Newsletter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Make a donation to Feeding America

62 MINAPR 8
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Ep. 106 Samantha Irby//Wow, No Thank You

EP. 105 The Union of Science and Art with Brandon Taylor

EToday marks the start of our third year here at The Stacks, and there is no better way to celebrate than by talking a whole lot about books! Thank you to all our listeners for their love and support, and we can't wait for year three! Make sure to listen to the introduction today to hear about some changes to the podcast. Our Guest today is Brandon Taylor, debut author of one of 2020's buzziest books, Real Life. We talk today about releasing a book into the world, the similarities between science and art, and much more. 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/2020/04/01/ep-105-brandon-taylor 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 Brandon: Twitter| Instagram| Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Make a donation to Feeding America

55 MINAPR 1
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EP. 105 The Union of Science and Art with Brandon Taylor

Latest Episodes

Ep. 114 Both, And with Emma Copley Eisenberg

EToday we welcome debut author and co-founder of Blue Stoop in Philadelphia, Emma Copley Eisenberg. Emma's book The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, is an investigation of the murder of two young women--showing how a violent crime casts a shadow over an entire community. We talk about True Crime as a genre, and how the phrase "both, and" became to motto of Emma's work. We also talk books, of course. The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/03/ep-114-emma-copley-eisenberg/ SUPPORT THE STACKSLibro.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 Emma: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Save Indie Bookstores

60 MIN3 d ago
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Ep. 114 Both, And with Emma Copley Eisenberg

Ep. 113 The Giver by Lois Lowry -- The Stacks Book Club (Sue Thomas)

EWe're discussing The Giver by Lois Lowry today as part of The Stacks Book Club with guest, Sue Thomas aka Traci's mom. The Giver is an award winning classic children's book about a utopia and what we sacrifice for peace and stability. Today we focus in on communal memory, how children learn about atrocities, and the ways in which we read novels differently. There are spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/27/ep-113-the-giver 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

63 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 113 The Giver by Lois Lowry -- The Stacks Book Club (Sue Thomas)

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

ER. 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 Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Save Indie Bookstores

52 MIN2 w ago
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Ep. 112 R. Eric Thomas//Here for It

Ep. 111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine

EToday 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 MIN3 w ago
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Ep. 111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine

Ep. 110 Like Mother Like Daughter with Sue Thomas

EOn 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 MINMAY 6
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Ep. 110 Like Mother Like Daughter with Sue Thomas

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

EIts 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

64 MINAPR 29
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Ep. 109 Trust Exercise by Susan Choi -- The Stacks Book Club (Brandon Taylor)

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

EPriya 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

61 MINAPR 22
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Ep. 108 Priya Parker on Meaningful Gatherings in the Time of Corona

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

EAbi 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 MINAPR 15
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Ep. 107 Abi Daré//The Girl with the Louding Voice

Ep. 106 Samantha Irby//Wow, No Thank You

EWow, No Thank You is the most recent essay collection from the hilarious and charming Samantha Irby. We talk today with Samantha about her new book, how she pitches her collections, and what sort of mood she strikes when she sits down to writes (its not what you think). This episode, like Irby's writing, is sure to make you laugh out loud. 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/2020/04/08/ep-106-samantha-irby 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 Samantha: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Newsletter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Make a donation to Feeding America

62 MINAPR 8
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Ep. 106 Samantha Irby//Wow, No Thank You

EP. 105 The Union of Science and Art with Brandon Taylor

EToday marks the start of our third year here at The Stacks, and there is no better way to celebrate than by talking a whole lot about books! Thank you to all our listeners for their love and support, and we can't wait for year three! Make sure to listen to the introduction today to hear about some changes to the podcast. Our Guest today is Brandon Taylor, debut author of one of 2020's buzziest books, Real Life. We talk today about releasing a book into the world, the similarities between science and art, and much more. 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/2020/04/01/ep-105-brandon-taylor 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 Brandon: Twitter| Instagram| Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Make a donation to Feeding America

55 MINAPR 1
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EP. 105 The Union of Science and Art with Brandon Taylor
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