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Episodes about Books

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In her new book, Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent, Dame Judi Dench and actor/director Brendan O’Hea chat about her long history with the Bard. On this episode, Dench and O’Hea join host Barbara Bogaev to talk about Dench’s experiences playing Ophelia, Gertrude, Lady Macbeth and Titania. Plus, parrots, Polonius, dirty words, hijinks with Sir Ian McKellen, why it’s easier to laugh while working on a tragedy, and more. Dame Judi Dench has played nearly all of Shakespeare’s great roles for women, plus a few non-Shakespearean parts, too, including the title role in Stephen Frears’ Philomena, M in 8 of the James Bond films, Granny in Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, and Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love, for which she won an Academy Award. Brendan O’Hea has acted in and directed multiple productions at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, and appeared with Dench in the film Quantum of Solace. Their book Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent is available from St. Martin’s Press. From the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast. Published April 9, 2024. © Folger Shakespeare Library. All rights reserved. This episode was produced by Matt Frassica, with help from Kendra Hanna. Garland Scott is the associate producer. It was edited by Gail Kern Paster. Ben Lauer is the web producer. Leonor Fernandez edits our transcripts. We had technical help from London Broadcast Studios and Voice Trax West in Studio City, California. Final mixing services provided by Clean Cuts at Three Seas, Inc.
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Lauren and Frank discuss Chapter 30 of Wizard's First Rule in The Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind.Our heroes get bamboozled by Old John, Sméagol (sorry, SAMUEL) almost steals the Sword of Truth and Kahlan's covered in snakes.Follow Us:Instagram -  @SeekerConfessorPod  TikTok -  @SeekerConfessorPod ​X - @SeekConfessPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550715094185&mibextid=ibOpuV
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After mentioning the book in our Mary Olivier episode, writer and librarian Nancy Pearl returns to discuss Ruth Adam's I'm Not Complaining, one of her favorite Virago Modern Classics. In this clip, Nancy talks about the novel's unique angle on the Great Depression. To hear the complete conversation, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=84429384
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In this bonus episode, middle grade author Polly Holyoke shares her journey with four different literary agents and the lessons she learned along the way. Polly talks about the importance of finding the right agent, having a finished manuscript before querying, and crafting a compelling query letter. She also provides tips on where to find agents, how to choose the right one for your work, and working with a literary agent once you have one. Finally, she shares updates on her middle grade book series, Skyriders, which has a new book coming out in May!I love audiobooks! If you do, too, consider switching to Libro.fm. For the same price as other major audiobook providers, you can find all your favorites as well as curated lists of audiobooks written by or recommended by guests of the Middle Grade Matters podcast. Click here to learn more! Consider buying your books from the Middle Grade Matters Bookshop, where proceeds support this podcast as well as independent bookstores everywhere. For bonus content and info on upcoming episodes, subscribe to the Middle Grade Matters newsletter here: Newsletter, and follow Middle Grade Matters on Instagram and Twitter.If you're enjoying this podcast, please be sure to follow us and please leave us a review.
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Brenna and Joe are back in fantasy territory with the first five books in Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black's The Spiderwick Chronicles, as well the 2008 adaptation from Daniel Waters.We're mixed on lead Freddie Highmore's success playing twins, though we both like Sarah Bolger's Mallory, the use of fencing and <gasp> Brenna even likes the CGI!Plus: innocuous voice casting, the film's horrifying end, and a mini tangent about Hollywood nepotism and privilege.Wanna connect with the show? Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and BlueSky @HKHSPod or use the hashtag #HKHSPod:> Brenna: @brennacgray (BlueSky/Instagram)> Joe: @bstolemyremote (Twitter/Instagram) or @joelipsett (BlueSky)Have a mail bag question? Email us at hkhspod@gmail.com  Theme music: Ben Fox "Think About the Lights"  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Hey book besties! The lovely Lauren Asher joins us this week on the podcast! We had a great conversation about F1, billionaires, and, of course, Taylor Swift. We can’t wait for you to take a listen! Podcast Instagram: @smutshowpodcastJoin our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/6818519228162526/Join our first Book Club: https://fable.co/club/smut-show-book-club-with-rachel-lewis-281086476991Become a Patreon subscriber: http://patreon.com/WelcomeToTheSmutshow Connect with Lauren:Instagram: @laurenasherauthorTikTok: @laurenasherauthorFind her books here! Connect with Neely:Instagram: @neelykins and @readwithneelyTikTok: @booksandbarreGoodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/122825135 Connect with Rachel:Instagram: @rachel_mlewisTikTok: @rachel_mlewisGoodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8632745StoryGraph: https://app.thestorygraph.com/profile/rachel_mlewis To see the books we talked about, visit our Amazon Store Front!https://www.amazon.com/shop/rachel_mlewis
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This is one of those episodes where we (poorly) contain our disdain for... Well, I guess you must listen to find out!We chat about how we felt about Rick Riordan's middle-grade book and the film and new Disney+ show inspired by it. (We get #saucy, but it's all in good fun.)Featuring hosts Tim Haynes, Donna Haynes, Rebekah Edwards, T. Josiah Haynes, and guest host Christian Edwards.Find us everywhere at @bookisbetterpod. Email feedback or future episode ideas to bookisbetterpod@gmail.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Producer Amber and sound engineer Paul join Caitlin and Katie for this special first anniversary episode. The team reflects on their year on the podcast and their parenting journeys.  https://skokielibrary.info/your-family-your-library/ Email us at podcast@skokielibrary.info to get in touch or share a topic idea. 
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Thanks everyone for the insane support -- cheers to another milestone!Private Book Club! Join/Support:https://www.patreon.com/2torambleShouted out this video: @valliyarnl (Wera) @ShelfCentered (Bryce)Check out our Merch!https://2toramble.comOur social media:https://linktr.ee/2ToRambleThank you Displate for sponsoring us! For 20-30% off - Visit https://displate.com/2toramble OR use our code at checkout: "2ToRamble"Rambler Rating System:https://rating.twotoramble.com/ PO Box address:200 Lawyers Rd #6 Vienna, VA, 22183Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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Marie Mutsuki Mockett is the author of the novels Picking Bones from the Ash and The Tree Doctor.  Her nonfiction books include American Harvest, which won the Nebraska Book Award, and Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye, which was a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award.   We talked about writing about nature, sex, loss, cross-cultural influences, Japan, and binaries.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices