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November 6, 2019
The Stacks Book Club is tackling a post-post racial satirical novel this week in our reading of We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin. To help us discuss what that even means, and what makes a satire work, and so much more is author Chris L. Terry (Black Card). There are minor spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/11/06/ep-84-we-cast-a-shadow SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Chris: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
November 4, 2019
Maurice Carlos Ruffin is the author of We Cast a Shadow, and joins The Short Stacks to tell us about his process in writing this satirical, speculative fiction novel. We get to talk about what music fueled this novel, how his hometown of New Orleans figures into his work, and how he finds balance between being a writer and lawyer. 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/2019/11/04/ss25 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Maurice: Twitter | Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 30, 2019
Today on The Stacks we welcome author of Black Card, Chris L. Terry. Chris shares how he balanced his book to pull from his personal experiences as a mixed kid in Richmond, VA, and still maintain a wholly fictional premise and characters. We also talk about the racist idea of being "Black enough", and why Chris doesn't believe in having a go-to book recommendation.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/10/30/ep-83-chris-l-terry SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Chris: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 30, 2019
Today on The Stacks we welcome author of Black Card, Chris L. Terry. Chris shares how he balanced his book to pull from his personal experiences as a mixed kid in Richmond, VA, and still maintain a wholly fictional premise and characters. We also talk about the racist idea of being "Black enough", and why Chris doesn't believe in having a go-to book recommendation.  You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/10/30/ep-83-chris-l-terry SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Chris: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 23, 2019
Chase Darkness with Me is Billy Jensen's true crime book about his journey into solving murder cases. We get to talk about this book, and all the complicated issues it brings up with Jac Vanek (LadyGang, The First Degree). We look at the merits of crowd sourced crime investigation, how we treat victims who aren't pretty white women, and how the current obsession with true crime is a little problematic. There are minor spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/10/23/ep-82-chase-darkness-with-me SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jac: Instagram | LadyGang | The First Degree | Jac Vanek Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 23, 2019
Chase Darkness with Me is Billy Jensen's true crime book about his journey into solving murder cases. We get to talk about this book, and all the complicated issues it brings up with Jac Vanek (LadyGang, The First Degree). We look at the merits of crowd sourced crime investigation, how we treat victims who aren't pretty white women, and how the current obsession with true crime is a little problematic. There are minor spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/10/23/ep-82-chase-darkness-with-me SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jac: Instagram | LadyGang | The First Degree | Jac Vanek Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 21, 2019
Chloe Benjamin author of, The Stacks Book Club pick for October 2019, The Immortalists joins the show to talk about how this epic family saga came to be. She shares how she kept track of her research and characters, addressing uncertainty in the world, and which character in this book is her favorite. She also talks about the gorgeous cover, and so much more! There are no spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/10/21/ss24 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Chloe: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 21, 2019
Chloe Benjamin author of, The Stacks Book Club pick for October 2019, The Immortalists joins the show to talk about how this epic family saga came to be. She shares how she kept track of her research and characters, addressing uncertainty in the world, and which character in this book is her favorite. She also talks about the gorgeous cover, and so much more! There are no spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/10/21/ss24 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Chloe: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 16, 2019
Today we welcome Jac Vanek to The Stacks. Jac is the CEO of fashion and lifestyle brand, Jac Vanek. She is also one third of the LadyGang, and a co-host on The First Degree podcast. Jac takes us on a journey through her "emo-kid" past, tells us who made her into a reader, and shares why she loves writing in her books. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/10/16/ep-81-jac-vanek SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jac: Instagram | LadyGang | The First Degree | Jac Vanek Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 16, 2019
Today we welcome Jac Vanek to The Stacks. Jac is the CEO of fashion and lifestyle brand, Jac Vanek. She is also one third of the LadyGang, and a co-host on The First Degree podcast. Jac takes us on a journey through her "emo-kid" past, tells us who made her into a reader, and shares why she loves writing in her books. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/10/16/ep-81-jac-vanek SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jac: Instagram | LadyGang | The First Degree | Jac Vanek Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 9, 2019
When it comes to our own deaths we can never really know when its coming, or can we? That is the question at the center of The Stacks Book Club pick, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Jenna Ushkowitz is back with us to discuss this book, the vivid characters inside the story, free will vs. magic, and how America deals with grief. 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/2019/10/09/ep-80-the-immortalists SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jenna: Instagram | Twitter | Showmance Podcast | Showmance Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 9, 2019
When it comes to our own deaths we can never really know when its coming, or can we? That is the question at the center of The Stacks Book Club pick, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Jenna Ushkowitz is back with us to discuss this book, the vivid characters inside the story, free will vs. magic, and how America deals with grief. 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/2019/10/09/ep-80-the-immortalists SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jenna: Instagram | Twitter | Showmance Podcast | Showmance Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 7, 2019
Today on The Short Stacks we're joined by author, academic, and podcast host (Hear to Slay) Tressie McMillan Cottom. Her latest book Thick: And Other Essays is on The National Book Award Longlist for nonfiction, and is the center of our conversation. Cottom explains the power in centering the experiences of Black women, and we get into the nitty gritty of writing snacks and beverages. 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/2019/10/07/ss23 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Tressie: Twitter | Instagram | Hear to Slay Podcast | Hear to Slay Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 7, 2019
Today on The Short Stacks we're joined by author, academic, and podcast host (Hear to Slay) Tressie McMillan Cottom. Her latest book Thick: And Other Essays is on The National Book Award Longlist for nonfiction, and is the center of our conversation. Cottom explains the power in centering the experiences of Black women, and we get into the nitty gritty of writing snacks and beverages. 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/2019/10/07/ss23 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Tressie: Twitter | Instagram | Hear to Slay Podcast | Hear to Slay Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 2, 2019
You might know her from Glee or Showmance Podcast, but today you're going to see actress and producer Jenna Ushkowitz in a whole new way. She sits down with us to talk about her reading habits and why, as a type A person, she struggles with reading sometimes feeling like "work". We also discuss sourcing material for TV and film projects, book buying bans, and her love of canine protagonists. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/10/02/ep-79-jenna-ushkowitz SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jenna: Instagram | Twitter | Showmance Podcast | Showmance Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
October 2, 2019
You might know her from Glee or Showmance Podcast, but today you're going to see actress and producer Jenna Ushkowitz in a whole new way. She sits down with us to talk about her reading habits and why, as a type A person, she struggles with reading sometimes feeling like "work". We also discuss sourcing material for TV and film projects, book buying bans, and her love of canine protagonists. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/10/02/ep-79-jenna-ushkowitz SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Jenna: Instagram | Twitter | Showmance Podcast | Showmance Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
September 25, 2019
We are talking about Educated by Tara Westover on The Stacks Book Club today. Author and podcast host Sarah Enni helps us break down why this story became a mega-bestseller and why its the book that everyone is still talking about. We also debate the role of fact versus memory in memoir, and what this book means in the current political climate. There are spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/09/25/ep-78-educated SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Sarah: Website | Instagram | Twitter | First Draft Website | First Draft Instagram | First Draft Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
September 25, 2019
We are talking about Educated by Tara Westover on The Stacks Book Club today. Author and podcast host Sarah Enni helps us break down why this story became a mega-bestseller and why its the book that everyone is still talking about. We also debate the role of fact versus memory in memoir, and what this book means in the current political climate. There are spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/09/25/ep-78-educated SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Sarah: Website | Instagram | Twitter | First Draft Website | First Draft Instagram | First Draft Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
September 23, 2019
Author and historian Ibram X. Kendi joins us today on The Short Stacks to talk about his New York Times Bestselling book, How to be an Antiracist. We discuss how he came to write this book as a mix of history and memoir. Then he shares his advice for discussing racism with loved ones, and gives us plenty of book and author recommendations to continue on our antiracist journeys. 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/2019/09/23/ss22 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Ibram: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
September 23, 2019
Author and historian Ibram X. Kendi joins us today on The Short Stacks to talk about his New York Times Bestselling book, How to be an Antiracist. We discuss how he came to write this book as a mix of history and memoir. Then he shares his advice for discussing racism with loved ones, and gives us plenty of book and author recommendations to continue on our antiracist journeys. 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/2019/09/23/ss22 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Ibram: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
September 18, 2019
Sarah Enni is the author of Tell Me Everything and the creator and host of the podcast First Draft with Sarah Enni. She joins us today to talk about writing Young Adult books that don't talk down to her audience, dream podcast guests, and why it can be a huge compliment when we hate a book. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/09/18/ep-77-sarah-enni SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Sarah: Website | Instagram | Twitter | First Draft Website | First Draft Instagram | First Draft Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
September 18, 2019
Sarah Enni is the author of Tell Me Everything and the creator and host of the podcast First Draft with Sarah Enni. She joins us today to talk about writing Young Adult books that don't talk down to her audience, dream podcast guests, and why it can be a huge compliment when we hate a book. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/09/18/ep-77-sarah-enni SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Sarah: Website | Instagram | Twitter | First Draft Website | First Draft Instagram | First Draft Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
September 11, 2019
Actor Clark Moore is back for The Stacks Book Club as we discuss Never Let Me Go by Nobel Laureate, Kazuo Ishiguro. Our conversation focuses on answering a central question in the novel: Who gets to be human? We also discuss the genre of science fiction and the evolution of social movements. There are spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/09/11/ep-76-never-let-me-go SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Clark: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
September 11, 2019
Actor Clark Moore is back for The Stacks Book Club as we discuss Never Let Me Go by Nobel Laureate, Kazuo Ishiguro. Our conversation focuses on answering a central question in the novel: Who gets to be human? We also discuss the genre of science fiction and the evolution of social movements. There are spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/09/11/ep-76-never-let-me-go SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Clark: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
September 9, 2019
Today on The Short Stacks we have author and journalist, Garrett M. Graff, whose newest book is The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 is a detailed look at the events of September 11, 2001 as told by the people who lived it. Garrett tells us about the process of creating a cohesive narrative from hundreds of interviews, and what he learned about a day that has been etched in the collective American memory. There are no spoilers on this episdoe. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/09/09/ss21 SUPPORT THE STACKSAudible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacksAmazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Garrett: Twitter | Website | Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
September 9, 2019
Today on The Short Stacks we have author and journalist, Garrett M. Graff, whose newest book is The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 is a detailed look at the events of September 11, 2001 as told by the people who lived it. Garrett tells us about the process of creating a cohesive narrative from hundreds of interviews, and what he learned about a day that has been etched in the collective American memory. There are no spoilers on this episdoe. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/09/09/ss21 SUPPORT THE STACKSAudible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacksAmazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Garrett: Twitter | Website | Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
September 4, 2019
Actor Clark Moore (Love, Simon, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is our guest on the show today. We talk about what it is like being an adult that teenagers look up to and how social media has changed the way we see our role models. We also discuss the challenges of being and adult reading YA, and why Clark is seeking out books that center the stories of queer people of color. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/09/04/ep-75-clark-moore SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Clark: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
September 4, 2019
Actor Clark Moore (Love, Simon, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is our guest on the show today. We talk about what it is like being an adult that teenagers look up to and how social media has changed the way we see our role models. We also discuss the challenges of being and adult reading YA, and why Clark is seeking out books that center the stories of queer people of color. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/09/04/ep-75-clark-moore SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Clark: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
August 28, 2019
Today on The Stacks Book Club, Allison Punch is back to discuss The Cadaver King and the Country Dentists by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington. The Book is an in depth look at two men who are part of the death investigation industry in Mississippi, how their corruption is indicative of the field at large, and how their malpractice is an indictment of the criminal justice system as a whole. 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/2019/08/28/ep-74-the-cadaver-king-and-the-country-dentist  SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacksAmazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Allison: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
August 28, 2019
Today on The Stacks Book Club, Allison Punch is back to discuss The Cadaver King and the Country Dentists by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington. The Book is an in depth look at two men who are part of the death investigation industry in Mississippi, how their corruption is indicative of the field at large, and how their malpractice is an indictment of the criminal justice system as a whole. 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/2019/08/28/ep-74-the-cadaver-king-and-the-country-dentist  SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacksAmazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Allison: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
August 26, 2019
Kim Brooks is the author of Small Animals: Parenting in the Age of Fear , a smart social critique of American parenting and the anxities that come along with it. Today she shares with us the details of her story, how fear and the commodification of children has created more fear, and what we can do to stop this feedback loop. 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/2019/08/26/ss20 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacksAmazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Kim: Twitter | Website | Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
August 26, 2019
Kim Brooks is the author of Small Animals: Parenting in the Age of Fear , a smart social critique of American parenting and the anxities that come along with it. Today she shares with us the details of her story, how fear and the commodification of children has created more fear, and what we can do to stop this feedback loop. 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/2019/08/26/ss20 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacksAmazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Kim: Twitter | Website | Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
August 21, 2019
Today on The Stacks we have on avid reader and friend of pod, Allison Punch, who you may know better as @AllisonReadsDC on Instagram. Allison talks with us about incorporating reading into her professional life, why she reads books by authors who don't look like her, and gives you all a bunch of recommendations. Get your TBRs ready. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/08/21/ep-73-allison-punch SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Allison: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
August 21, 2019
Today on The Stacks we have on avid reader and friend of pod, Allison Punch, who you may know better as @AllisonReadsDC on Instagram. Allison talks with us about incorporating reading into her professional life, why she reads books by authors who don't look like her, and gives you all a bunch of recommendations. Get your TBRs ready. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/08/21/ep-73-allison-punch SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link to find all the books discussed on today's show to help keep The Stacks free. Connect with Allison: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
August 13, 2019
Today on The Stacks Book Club we discuss Elizabeth Alexander's memoir The Light of the World about the unexpected death of her husband. We are joined by Dani McClain, author of We Live for the We to discuss this examination of a life well lived. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/08/14/ep-72-the-light-of-the-world SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free. Connect with Dani: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads
August 13, 2019
Today on The Stacks Book Club we discuss Elizabeth Alexander's memoir The Light of the World about the unexpected death of her husband. We are joined by Dani McClain, author of We Live for the We to discuss this examination of a life well lived. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/08/14/ep-72-the-light-of-the-world SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free. Connect with Dani: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads
August 12, 2019
Ramin Setoodeh is the author of The New York Times Bestseller, Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of "The View". Ramin joins The Short Stacks to discuss this iconic TV show, how the 2016 election impacted the writing of this book, and which co-hosts make his "The View" Mount Rushmore. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/08/12/ss19 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free. Connect with Ramin: Twitter | Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads
August 12, 2019
Ramin Setoodeh is the author of The New York Times Bestseller, Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of "The View". Ramin joins The Short Stacks to discuss this iconic TV show, how the 2016 election impacted the writing of this book, and which co-hosts make his "The View" Mount Rushmore. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/08/12/ss19 SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free. Connect with Ramin: Twitter | Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads
August 7, 2019
Dani McClain is an author and journalist, who's new book We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood is an examination of parenting, community, and social justice. Today we discuss advocating for one's self as a privilege, how non-parents can aid in the work of parenting, and about what books we would and wouldn't teaching in school. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/08/07/ep-71-dani-mcclain Connect with Dani: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
August 7, 2019
Dani McClain is an author and journalist, who's new book We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood is an examination of parenting, community, and social justice. Today we discuss advocating for one's self as a privilege, how non-parents can aid in the work of parenting, and about what books we would and wouldn't teaching in school. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/08/07/ep-71-dani-mcclain Connect with Dani: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 31, 2019
Today on The Stacks Book Club we're discussing Work Party: How to Create & Cultivate the Career of your Dreams by Jaclyn Johnson. We've brought back founder of Something Social, Calli Cholodenko, to help discuss being a female entrepreneur, finding the balance between being creative and running a business, and other challenges, big and small, women face in the work place. There is so much to discuss this week, and its all spoiler free. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/31/ep-70-work-party Connect with Calli: Instagram | Something Social Instagram | Something Social Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 31, 2019
Today on The Stacks Book Club we're discussing Work Party: How to Create & Cultivate the Career of your Dreams by Jaclyn Johnson. We've brought back founder of Something Social, Calli Cholodenko, to help discuss being a female entrepreneur, finding the balance between being creative and running a business, and other challenges, big and small, women face in the work place. There is so much to discuss this week, and its all spoiler free. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/31/ep-70-work-party Connect with Calli: Instagram | Something Social Instagram | Something Social Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 29, 2019
On this episode of The Short Stacks we have author Bianca Marais on to talk about her sophomore novel, If You Want to Make God Laugh, about three women in South Africa in the immediate aftermath of Apartheid. We discuss Bianca's vision board for writing, dealing with criticism, and the importance of own voice narratives. There are not spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/29/ss18 Connect with Bianca: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 29, 2019
On this episode of The Short Stacks we have author Bianca Marais on to talk about her sophomore novel, If You Want to Make God Laugh, about three women in South Africa in the immediate aftermath of Apartheid. We discuss Bianca's vision board for writing, dealing with criticism, and the importance of own voice narratives. There are not spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/29/ss18 Connect with Bianca: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 24, 2019
If you're on social media (duh, of course you are) you're going want to listen to today's episode to hear tips and tricks from someone who knows. Calli Cholodenko, founder and creative director of Something Social a social media and marketing company, is our guest and she is here to share insights into Instagram's algorithms, brand management , and of course books. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/24/ep-69-calli-cholodenko Connect with Calli: Instagram Connect with Something Social: Website | Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 24, 2019
If you're on social media (duh, of course you are) you're going want to listen to today's episode to hear tips and tricks from someone who knows. Calli Cholodenko, founder and creative director of Something Social a social media and marketing company, is our guest and she is here to share insights into Instagram's algorithms, brand management , and of course books. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/24/ep-69-calli-cholodenko Connect with Calli: Instagram Connect with Something Social: Website | Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 17, 2019
Miracle Creek is a courtroom drama meets literary fiction book by Angie Kim, it is also today's selection for The Stacks Book Club. To help us break down this story of parental anxiety, belonging, and the right to life, we have author and activist Rachel Overvoll (Finding Feminism). Today we discuss intention vs. impact, the language we use around ability levels, and how we respond to characters who do bad things. There are spoilers on this week's episode. For a spoiler free look at this book check out The Short Stacks with Angie Kim. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/17/ep-68-miracle-creek  Connect with Rachel: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 17, 2019
Miracle Creek is a courtroom drama meets literary fiction book by Angie Kim, it is also today's selection for The Stacks Book Club. To help us break down this story of parental anxiety, belonging, and the right to life, we have author and activist Rachel Overvoll (Finding Feminism). Today we discuss intention vs. impact, the language we use around ability levels, and how we respond to characters who do bad things. There are spoilers on this week's episode. For a spoiler free look at this book check out The Short Stacks with Angie Kim. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/17/ep-68-miracle-creek  Connect with Rachel: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 15, 2019
In August we'll be discussing The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington for The Stacks Book Club. In anticipation, we have author and journalist Radley Balko (Rise of the Warrior Cop) on The Short Stacks. We talk about how Radley started reporting on death investigations in Mississippi, the process of working with a legal team for this book, and the In the Dark podcast. There are no spoilers on today's episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/15/ss17   Connect with Radley: Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 15, 2019
In August we'll be discussing The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington for The Stacks Book Club. In anticipation, we have author and journalist Radley Balko (Rise of the Warrior Cop) on The Short Stacks. We talk about how Radley started reporting on death investigations in Mississippi, the process of working with a legal team for this book, and the In the Dark podcast. There are no spoilers on today's episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/15/ss17   Connect with Radley: Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 10, 2019
Today on The Stacks, we have author and feminist Rachel Overvoll joining us to discuss her book Finding Feminism, which is a memoir about her upbringing as a fundamentalist Evangelical Christian, her split from the church, and her personal journey toward feminism and empowerment. Rachel shares her own definition of Feminist, her perspectives on leaving religion, and then we go off on a The Bachelor tangent. This episode has it all. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/10/ep-67-rachel-overvoll Connect with Rachel: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 10, 2019
Today on The Stacks, we have author and feminist Rachel Overvoll joining us to discuss her book Finding Feminism, which is a memoir about her upbringing as a fundamentalist Evangelical Christian, her split from the church, and her personal journey toward feminism and empowerment. Rachel shares her own definition of Feminist, her perspectives on leaving religion, and then we go off on a The Bachelor tangent. This episode has it all. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/10/ep-67-rachel-overvoll Connect with Rachel: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 3, 2019
Today on The Stacks Book Club, we're taking it to the backlist of American Fiction with Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson. Our guest is New York Times Best Selling author Dave Cullen (Columbine, Parkland). On this episode we discuss chasing highs, what makes a good cover, and who gets to tell what stories. There are spoilers on this episode.  You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/03/ep-66-jesus-son Connect with Dave: Website | Instagram | Twitter  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 3, 2019
Today on The Stacks Book Club, we're taking it to the backlist of American Fiction with Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson. Our guest is New York Times Best Selling author Dave Cullen (Columbine, Parkland). On this episode we discuss chasing highs, what makes a good cover, and who gets to tell what stories. There are spoilers on this episode.  You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/03/ep-66-jesus-son Connect with Dave: Website | Instagram | Twitter  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 1, 2019
Miracle Creek is The Stack s Book Club pick for July 17th, and today, we have the author of the book, Angie Kim to give you a spoiler free look into this courtroom drama meets literary fiction about family and obligation. Kim explains how this book is influenced from many different parts of her own life, how she came up with names for her characters, and how Miracle Creek got its title. There are no spoilers on today's episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/01/ss16 Connect with Angie: Website | Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
July 1, 2019
Miracle Creek is The Stack s Book Club pick for July 17th, and today, we have the author of the book, Angie Kim to give you a spoiler free look into this courtroom drama meets literary fiction about family and obligation. Kim explains how this book is influenced from many different parts of her own life, how she came up with names for her characters, and how Miracle Creek got its title. There are no spoilers on today's episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/07/01/ss16 Connect with Angie: Website | Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
June 26, 2019
Our guest today is two-time New York Times Best Selling author Dave Cullen. His first book, Columbine, is one of host, Traci Thomas', favorite books. Cullen is most recently the author of Parkland: Birth of a Movement. Today we talk about following journalistic instincts, crafting a compelling narrative, and then we get a sneak peek into Dave Cullen's forthcoming book, Soldiers First. There are no spoilers on today's episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/06/26/ep-65-dave-cullen  Connect with Dave: Website | Instagram | Twitter  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
June 26, 2019
Our guest today is two-time New York Times Best Selling author Dave Cullen. His first book, Columbine, is one of host, Traci Thomas', favorite books. Cullen is most recently the author of Parkland: Birth of a Movement. Today we talk about following journalistic instincts, crafting a compelling narrative, and then we get a sneak peek into Dave Cullen's forthcoming book, Soldiers First. There are no spoilers on today's episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/06/26/ep-65-dave-cullen  Connect with Dave: Website | Instagram | Twitter  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
June 19, 2019
New York Times Best Selling author Lori Gottlieb (Maybe You Should Talk to Someone) is back to discuss The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams for The Stacks Book Club. The book provides the reader with a range of emotions as it navigates Yip-Williams' terminal cancer diagnosis and struggle to die with grace. We discuss our aversion to not having the answers, bucket lists, and how we, as a society, talk about and treat people living with and dying from cancer. There are no spoilers on today's episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/06/19/ep-64-the-unwinding-of-the-miracle Connect with Lori: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
June 19, 2019
New York Times Best Selling author Lori Gottlieb (Maybe You Should Talk to Someone) is back to discuss The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams for The Stacks Book Club. The book provides the reader with a range of emotions as it navigates Yip-Williams' terminal cancer diagnosis and struggle to die with grace. We discuss our aversion to not having the answers, bucket lists, and how we, as a society, talk about and treat people living with and dying from cancer. There are no spoilers on today's episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/06/19/ep-64-the-unwinding-of-the-miracle Connect with Lori: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
June 17, 2019
For the first time ever we have two authors on The Stacks at once, and we are thrilled about it. Today we talk to Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin the co-authors of How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance. We discuss the importance of diverse Black voices being represented in the book, how Solomon and Rankin worked together to create it, and the importance of a book proposal. Plus we talk about how small acts of resistance have a big place in the fight against white supremacy. There are no spoilers on today's episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: www.thestackspodcast.com/2019/06/17/ss15  Connect with Akiba: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with Kenrya: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
June 17, 2019
For the first time ever we have two authors on The Stacks at once, and we are thrilled about it. Today we talk to Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin the co-authors of How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance. We discuss the importance of diverse Black voices being represented in the book, how Solomon and Rankin worked together to create it, and the importance of a book proposal. Plus we talk about how small acts of resistance have a big place in the fight against white supremacy. There are no spoilers on today's episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: www.thestackspodcast.com/2019/06/17/ss15  Connect with Akiba: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with Kenrya: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
June 10, 2019
Today our guest is therapist andauthor Lori Gottlieb, whose new book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, is a New York Times Best Seller. We talk about how this fascinating book took shape, the importance of mental health, and different kinds of therapy. Then we dive into Lori's reading taste, which can be summed up by her catch phrase, ABAB aka Always Bring a Book.   Also make sure to follow The Stacks on Instagram to win a copy of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. (Giveaway ends 6.18.2019) You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: www.thestackspodcast.com/2019/06/12/ep-63-lori-gottlieb Connect with Lori: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
June 10, 2019
Today our guest is therapist andauthor Lori Gottlieb, whose new book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, is a New York Times Best Seller. We talk about how this fascinating book took shape, the importance of mental health, and different kinds of therapy. Then we dive into Lori's reading taste, which can be summed up by her catch phrase, ABAB aka Always Bring a Book.   Also make sure to follow The Stacks on Instagram to win a copy of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. (Giveaway ends 6.18.2019) You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: www.thestackspodcast.com/2019/06/12/ep-63-lori-gottlieb Connect with Lori: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
June 5, 2019
Today on The Stacks we're discussing Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler. Author (Elizabeth Taylor, A Life for Passion ) and former book publicist Joseph Papa, is our guest and he helps us break down this book. We discuss the use of the acronym LGBTQIA+, how society criminalizes human beings, and some of the most incredible ten pages of writing we've ever read. There are no spoilers on this episdoe. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: www.thestackspodcast.com/2019/06/05/ep-62-tinderbox  Connect with Joseph: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks   Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
June 5, 2019
Today on The Stacks we're discussing Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler. Author (Elizabeth Taylor, A Life for Passion ) and former book publicist Joseph Papa, is our guest and he helps us break down this book. We discuss the use of the acronym LGBTQIA+, how society criminalizes human beings, and some of the most incredible ten pages of writing we've ever read. There are no spoilers on this episdoe. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: www.thestackspodcast.com/2019/06/05/ep-62-tinderbox  Connect with Joseph: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks   Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
June 3, 2019
Etaf Rum is a debut author, whose book A Woman is No Man, is one of the buzziest of the year. The story follows three gerneations of women in a Palestinian family, and throughout we are asked to grapple with the themes of identity, self worth, abuse, and empowerment. Rum shares with us what it is like to hear from her readers, some of her goals, and what books she keeps around for inspiration. There are no spoilers on today's episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: www.thestackspodcast.com/2019/06/03/ss14  Connect with Etaf: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Website | Books and Beans Instagram  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads  SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
June 3, 2019
Etaf Rum is a debut author, whose book A Woman is No Man, is one of the buzziest of the year. The story follows three gerneations of women in a Palestinian family, and throughout we are asked to grapple with the themes of identity, self worth, abuse, and empowerment. Rum shares with us what it is like to hear from her readers, some of her goals, and what books she keeps around for inspiration. There are no spoilers on today's episode. You can find links to everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks Website: www.thestackspodcast.com/2019/06/03/ss14  Connect with Etaf: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Website | Books and Beans Instagram  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads  SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
May 29, 2019
Our guest today is Joseph Papa, author (Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life), activist, and former book publicist at Harper Collins. Joseph brings his years of experience to the show to explain how book publicity works, what it is like working with celebrity authors, Kris Jenner's reading taste, Scientology and more! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's episdoe on The Stacks website: www.thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/29/ep-61-joseph-papa  Connect with Joseph: Instagram | Twitter  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
May 29, 2019
Our guest today is Joseph Papa, author (Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life), activist, and former book publicist at Harper Collins. Joseph brings his years of experience to the show to explain how book publicity works, what it is like working with celebrity authors, Kris Jenner's reading taste, Scientology and more! You can find links to everything we discuss on today's episdoe on The Stacks website: www.thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/29/ep-61-joseph-papa  Connect with Joseph: Instagram | Twitter  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
May 22, 2019
Beloved is a classic American novel by one of the greatest novelists of our time, Toni Morrison. It is also The Stacks Book Club pick this week, and we are lucky to have author and scholar DaMaris B. Hill (A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing) to help us break it down. We talk about the legacy of slavery on Black Americans, how to discuss great works that we don't personally enjoy, intimacy as it relates to insanity, and Pulitzer Prize controversy. There are spoilers on this week's episode. You can find everything we talk about on today's episdoe on The Stacks website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/22/ep-60-beloved Connect with DaMaris: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Website  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook |Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on PodcastOne | Goodreads | Patreon SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
May 22, 2019
Beloved is a classic American novel by one of the greatest novelists of our time, Toni Morrison. It is also The Stacks Book Club pick this week, and we are lucky to have author and scholar DaMaris B. Hill (A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing) to help us break it down. We talk about the legacy of slavery on Black Americans, how to discuss great works that we don't personally enjoy, intimacy as it relates to insanity, and Pulitzer Prize controversy. There are spoilers on this week's episode. You can find everything we talk about on today's episdoe on The Stacks website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/22/ep-60-beloved Connect with DaMaris: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Website  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook |Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on PodcastOne | Goodreads | Patreon SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
May 20, 2019
We're joined today by Robert W. Fieseler author of June The Stacks Book Club Pick, Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation . In our conversation we get to know Fieseler, how this tragic event came into his life, where he found his sources, and the toll writing about trauma can have on an author. Our conversation is spoiler free, and serves as a great introduction for our TSBC conversation on Tinderbox , that will air on June 5th. You can find everything we talk about on today's episdoe including a full list of the books mentioned over on The Stacks Website: thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/20/ss13  Connect with Robert: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook |Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on PodcastOne | Goodreads | Patreon SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get a FREE 30-day trial and FREE audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Use THIS LINK to shop for all the books you heard menitoned on today's episode and help keep The Stacks free.
May 20, 2019
We're joined today by Robert W. Fieseler author of June The Stacks Book Club Pick, Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation . In our conversation we get to know Fieseler, how this tragic event came into his life, where he found his sources, and the toll writing about trauma can have on an author. Our conversation is spoiler free, and serves as a great introduction for our TSBC conversation on Tinderbox , that will air on June 5th. You can find everything we talk about on today's episdoe including a full list of the books mentioned over on The Stacks Website: thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/20/ss13  Connect with Robert: Instagram | Twitter | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook |Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on PodcastOne | Goodreads | Patreon SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get a FREE 30-day trial and FREE audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Use THIS LINK to shop for all the books you heard menitoned on today's episode and help keep The Stacks free.
May 15, 2019
DaMaris B. Hill is an author and scholar, and her latest book, A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing, is a collection of poetry dealing with the incarceration of Black women. Today on The Stacks she talks with us about how she came to be a writer, her perfectionist spirit, and the books that have inspired her along the way. You can find everyhting we talk about on today's episdoe including a full list of the books mentioned over on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/10/ep-59-damaris-b-hill Connect with Damaris: Twitter | Instagram | Website  Connect with The Stacks: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Patreon | Goodreads  SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get a FREE 30-day Trial and FREE audiobook at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Use THIS LINK to shop for books you heard mentioned on today's episdoe to help keep The Stacks free.
May 15, 2019
DaMaris B. Hill is an author and scholar, and her latest book, A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing, is a collection of poetry dealing with the incarceration of Black women. Today on The Stacks she talks with us about how she came to be a writer, her perfectionist spirit, and the books that have inspired her along the way. You can find everyhting we talk about on today's episdoe including a full list of the books mentioned over on The Stacks Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/10/ep-59-damaris-b-hill Connect with Damaris: Twitter | Instagram | Website  Connect with The Stacks: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Patreon | Goodreads  SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get a FREE 30-day Trial and FREE audiobook at audibletrial.com/thestacks Amazon - Use THIS LINK to shop for books you heard mentioned on today's episdoe to help keep The Stacks free.
May 8, 2019
Keltie is back! That's right, its time for The Stacks Book Club, and Keltie is here as we take a deep dive into Cheryl Strayed's collection of advice, Tiny Beautiful Things. We talk about this fantastic book, the best advice we've received, dealing with grief, being ambitious, and weddings. Basically, we're talking about it all. And the best part? There are no spoilers this week.  You can find everything we talk about on today's website on The Stacks Website: thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/08/ep-58-tiny-beautiful-things Connect with Keltie: Keltie's Instagram | Keltie's Twitter | Keltie's Facebook | The LadyGang Website  Connect with The Stacks: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Patreon | Goodreads  SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Use this link to shop for the books discussed on today's episdoe and help keep the podcast free.
May 8, 2019
Keltie is back! That's right, its time for The Stacks Book Club, and Keltie is here as we take a deep dive into Cheryl Strayed's collection of advice, Tiny Beautiful Things. We talk about this fantastic book, the best advice we've received, dealing with grief, being ambitious, and weddings. Basically, we're talking about it all. And the best part? There are no spoilers this week.  You can find everything we talk about on today's website on The Stacks Website: thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/08/ep-58-tiny-beautiful-things Connect with Keltie: Keltie's Instagram | Keltie's Twitter | Keltie's Facebook | The LadyGang Website  Connect with The Stacks: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Patreon | Goodreads  SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30-day trial and free audiobook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Use this link to shop for the books discussed on today's episdoe and help keep the podcast free.
May 6, 2019
On today's episdoe of The Short Stacks our guest is Damon Young. Damon is the co-founder of Very Smart Brothas, a senior editor at The Root, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker . We talk today about the anxieties of releasing a memoir into the world, public apologies, and getting blurbs from people you admire. There are no spoilers today. You can find everything we talk about on today's episdoe on The Stacks Website: www.thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/06/ss12  Connect with Damon: Damon's Instagram | Damon's Twitter | Damon's Facebook  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
May 6, 2019
On today's episdoe of The Short Stacks our guest is Damon Young. Damon is the co-founder of Very Smart Brothas, a senior editor at The Root, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker . We talk today about the anxieties of releasing a memoir into the world, public apologies, and getting blurbs from people you admire. There are no spoilers today. You can find everything we talk about on today's episdoe on The Stacks Website: www.thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/06/ss12  Connect with Damon: Damon's Instagram | Damon's Twitter | Damon's Facebook  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
May 1, 2019
The Stacks is thrilled to announce we are now part of The LadyGang Network on PodcastOne . Don't worry, there are no changes for you, we're still the same bookish podcast you love. In order to kick off our new partnership, we've got co-host of The LadyGang and correspondent on Entertainment Tonight , Keltie Knight. We talk about starting your own business, the value of a good first impression, and books about dogs. You can find everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/01/ep-57-keltie-knight  Connect with Keltie: Keltie's Instagram | Keltie's Twitter | Keltie's Facebook | The LadyGang Website  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
May 1, 2019
The Stacks is thrilled to announce we are now part of The LadyGang Network on PodcastOne . Don't worry, there are no changes for you, we're still the same bookish podcast you love. In order to kick off our new partnership, we've got co-host of The LadyGang and correspondent on Entertainment Tonight , Keltie Knight. We talk about starting your own business, the value of a good first impression, and books about dogs. You can find everything we talk about on today's episode on The Stacks website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2019/05/01/ep-57-keltie-knight  Connect with Keltie: Keltie's Instagram | Keltie's Twitter | Keltie's Facebook | The LadyGang Website  Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Patreon | Goodreads SUPPORT THE STACKS Audible - Get your free 30 day trial and free audiobbook download at audibletrial.com/thestacks  Amazon - Shop through this link for all the books discussed on today's show and help keep the podcast free.
April 24, 2019
In honor of National Poetry Month, we're talking all things poetry for The Stacks Book Club. We're joined again by author, performance artist, and poet Gabrielle Civil, and we're discussing Ntozake Shange's poetry collection, Wild Beauty. If you're intimidated by poetry, you'll love today's episode. We talk about how to approach poetry, where to start, and if there is such thing as a "good" poem (or if that even matters). Plus a whole lot more. There a no spoilers today. Purchase Wild Beauty on IndieBound or Amazon. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below helps support the show, at no cost to you. Wild Beauty by Ntozake ShangeEp. 55 The Art of Performance with Gabrielle Civil (The Stacks)Ask the Stacks -- askingthestacks@gmail.com Join The Stacks PackEp 162: The best bad ending you'll ever read--Traci Thomas (What Should I Read Next Podcast, Wondery)FREE Audible TrialFor Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange"Obie-Winning Actor Laurie Carlos Dies at 67" ( Ruthie Fierberg, Playbill.com)Jessica HagedornNappy Edges by Ntozake ShangeA Daughter's Geography by Ntozake ShangeRidin' the Moon in Texas by Ntozake ShangeExperiments in Joy by Gabrielle CivilAttack of the Difficult Poems by Charles BernsteinImmortal Poems of the English Language by Oscar WilliamsLouis UntermeyerThe Hollow Men by T.S. EliotMother to Son by Langston HughesTaking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice WalkerHenri MatisseSwallow the Fish by Gabrielle Civil Carrie Mae WeemsBarbara Chase-RiboudSally Hemmings by Barbara Chase-RiboudThick by Tressie McMillan CottomWhat Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon YoungA Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon JamesIf Beale Street Could Talk by James BaldwinIf Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins, 2018)Titus Andronicus by William ShakespeareLove's Labour's Lost by William ShakespeareTwelfth Night by William ShakespeareReplicas (Jeffrey Nachmanoff, 2019)What Work Is by Philip LevineHow to Lose A Guy in Ten Days (Donald Petrie, 2003)VS podcast (Poetry Foundation) Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith Boy by Danez SmithSoft Science by Franny ChoiFloating, Brilliant Gone by Fanny ChoiPoetry Foundation--Poetry SubscriptionOcean VuongThe BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop edited by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Nate MarshallThe BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic edited by Jamila Woods, Mahogany L. Browne, and Idrissa SimmondsPremonitions : The Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry by Walter LewTinderNarrative MuseThe Color Purple (Steven Spielberg, 1985)The Color Purple by Alice WalkerTiffany HaddishZoe SaldanaNina (Cynthia Mort, 2016)Center Stage (Nicholas Hytner, 2000)Debbie AllenMarsai MartinLittle (Tina Gordon, 2019)Sweet Honey and the RockSalt by Nayyirah Waheednejma by Nayyirah Waheed Connect with Gabrielle's: Gabrielle's Facebook | Gabrielle's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you....
April 24, 2019
In honor of National Poetry Month, we're talking all things poetry for The Stacks Book Club. We're joined again by author, performance artist, and poet Gabrielle Civil, and we're discussing Ntozake Shange's poetry collection, Wild Beauty. If you're intimidated by poetry, you'll love today's episode. We talk about how to approach poetry, where to start, and if there is such thing as a "good" poem (or if that even matters). Plus a whole lot more. There a no spoilers today. Purchase Wild Beauty on IndieBound or Amazon. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below helps support the show, at no cost to you. Wild Beauty by Ntozake ShangeEp. 55 The Art of Performance with Gabrielle Civil (The Stacks)Ask the Stacks -- askingthestacks@gmail.com Join The Stacks PackEp 162: The best bad ending you'll ever read--Traci Thomas (What Should I Read Next Podcast, Wondery)FREE Audible TrialFor Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange"Obie-Winning Actor Laurie Carlos Dies at 67" ( Ruthie Fierberg, Playbill.com)Jessica HagedornNappy Edges by Ntozake ShangeA Daughter's Geography by Ntozake ShangeRidin' the Moon in Texas by Ntozake ShangeExperiments in Joy by Gabrielle CivilAttack of the Difficult Poems by Charles BernsteinImmortal Poems of the English Language by Oscar WilliamsLouis UntermeyerThe Hollow Men by T.S. EliotMother to Son by Langston HughesTaking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice WalkerHenri MatisseSwallow the Fish by Gabrielle Civil Carrie Mae WeemsBarbara Chase-RiboudSally Hemmings by Barbara Chase-RiboudThick by Tressie McMillan CottomWhat Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon YoungA Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon JamesIf Beale Street Could Talk by James BaldwinIf Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins, 2018)Titus Andronicus by William ShakespeareLove's Labour's Lost by William ShakespeareTwelfth Night by William ShakespeareReplicas (Jeffrey Nachmanoff, 2019)What Work Is by Philip LevineHow to Lose A Guy in Ten Days (Donald Petrie, 2003)VS podcast (Poetry Foundation) Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith Boy by Danez SmithSoft Science by Franny ChoiFloating, Brilliant Gone by Fanny ChoiPoetry Foundation--Poetry SubscriptionOcean VuongThe BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop edited by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Nate MarshallThe BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic edited by Jamila Woods, Mahogany L. Browne, and Idrissa SimmondsPremonitions : The Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry by Walter LewTinderNarrative MuseThe Color Purple (Steven Spielberg, 1985)The Color Purple by Alice WalkerTiffany HaddishZoe SaldanaNina (Cynthia Mort, 2016)Center Stage (Nicholas Hytner, 2000)Debbie AllenMarsai MartinLittle (Tina Gordon, 2019)Sweet Honey and the RockSalt by Nayyirah Waheednejma by Nayyirah Waheed Connect with Gabrielle's: Gabrielle's Facebook | Gabrielle's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you....
April 22, 2019
On this episode of The Short Stacks our guest is award-wining author, Miriam Toews. We are discussing her new book, Women Talking, which is inspired by true events of a series of rapes within a Mennonite community in Bolivia. We talk about the differences between a first and eighth book, what other jobs Miriam might like to have, and what authors you should check out if you likeWomen Talking. There are no spoilers today. Get your copy of Women Talking, or any book mentioned on today's episode, on IndieBound, and support your local bookstore. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Women Talking by Miriam ToewsAll My Puny Sorrows by Miriam ToewsA Complicated Kindness by Miriam ToewsThe Stacks Pack "Bolivia: 8 Mennonites Accused of Rape" (Reuters, The New York Times)"A Verdict in Bolivia's Shocking Case of the Mennonite Rapes" (Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Time) Rachel Cusk Roberto BolañoVirginia WoolfThe BibleJoy WilliamsPat BarkerAlice MunroMargaret AtwoodNelson AlgrenNever a Lovely So Real by Colin Asher Connect with Isaac: Miriam's Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks received Women Talking from the publisher. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
April 22, 2019
On this episode of The Short Stacks our guest is award-wining author, Miriam Toews. We are discussing her new book, Women Talking, which is inspired by true events of a series of rapes within a Mennonite community in Bolivia. We talk about the differences between a first and eighth book, what other jobs Miriam might like to have, and what authors you should check out if you likeWomen Talking. There are no spoilers today. Get your copy of Women Talking, or any book mentioned on today's episode, on IndieBound, and support your local bookstore. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Women Talking by Miriam ToewsAll My Puny Sorrows by Miriam ToewsA Complicated Kindness by Miriam ToewsThe Stacks Pack "Bolivia: 8 Mennonites Accused of Rape" (Reuters, The New York Times)"A Verdict in Bolivia's Shocking Case of the Mennonite Rapes" (Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Time) Rachel Cusk Roberto BolañoVirginia WoolfThe BibleJoy WilliamsPat BarkerAlice MunroMargaret AtwoodNelson AlgrenNever a Lovely So Real by Colin Asher Connect with Isaac: Miriam's Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks received Women Talking from the publisher. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
April 17, 2019
Today we have performance artist, author, poet, and professor Gabrielle Civil on the podcast to discuss the creative process, books that bite, overachieving Black girls, and books in translation. We spend time discussing Performance Memoir as a genre and we hear about Gabrielle's books Swallow the Fish and Experiments in Joy. Purchase Gabrielle's Books on IndieBound or Amazon. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below helps support the show, at no cost to you. Books Swallow the Fish by Gabrielle CivilExperiments in Joy by Gabrielle CivilBecoming by Michelle Obama (Audiobook)Thick by Tressie McMillan CottomOld in Art Schoolby Nell PainterRita DoveRigoberto Gonzales Janet MockI'm So Fine by Khadijah Queens Zetta ElliottNtozake ShangeNaomi Long MadgettWhen Fox is a Thousand by Larissa LaiSalt Fish Girl by Larissa LaiThe Island of Eternal Love by Daina ChavianoChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiChildren of Vengeance and Virtue by Tomi AdeyemiBlack Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon JamesNalo HopkinsonTananarive DueOctavia E. ButlerA Wish After Midnight by Zetta ElliotKindred by Octavia E. ButlerHarriet JacobsSphinx by Anne GarrétaThe Bridge of Beyond by Simon Schwarz-BartMaud Martha by Gwendolyn BrooksMy Name is Asher Lev by Chaim PotockJane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte War and Peace by Leo TolstoyA Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon JamesMarcel ProustOn the Come Up by Angie ThomasColor Theory edited by Maya Gomez and Vreni Michelini-CastilloNo Archive Will Restore You by Julietta SinghSo You Want to be a Wizard by Diane DuaneWritten on the Body by Jeannette WintersonFreshwater by Akwaeke EmeziJhumpa LahiriHow to Complete and Survive A Doctoral Dissertation by David SternbergMy Body, The Buddhist by Deborah HayEnglish is Broken Here by Coco FuscoA Field Guide for Female Interrogators by Coco FuscoOut of Order, Out of Sight by Adrian PiperDirty River by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinhai Care Work by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-SamarasinhaiIf Beale Street Could Talk by James BaldwinSlow Holler Tarot DeckModern Tarot by Michelle TeaThe Creative Tarot by Jessa CrispinThe Magicians by Lev GrossmanLes Miserables by Victor HugoGerminal by Emilé ZolaOld Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. ElliottThe Return of the Native by Thomas HardyMadame Bouvary by Gustave FlaubertThe Woman Lit by Fireflies by Jim HarrisonYes Means Yes by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica ValentiPinocchio by Carlo CollodiDumbo by RH DisneyWild Beauty by Ntozake ShangeThe Elements of Style by William Strunken Jr. and E. B. White Everything Else Ask the Stacks-- askingthestacks@gmail.com Join the Stacks Pack Jack Jones Literary Arts Us (Jordan Peele, 2019) Anna Martine Whitehead The Jam Handy The Accomplices Publishing Nightboat Press Coffee House Press Graywolf Press  Dorothy Project Dalkey Archives Press Small Press Distribution #babygotbacklist on Instagram (@allisonreadsDC) Wolfman Books McNally Jackson Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference Les Miserables (Claude-Michel Schönberg,1980) The Pantages Cats (Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1982) Connect with Gabrielle's: Gabrielle's Facebook | Gabrielle's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The...
April 17, 2019
Today we have performance artist, author, poet, and professor Gabrielle Civil on the podcast to discuss the creative process, books that bite, overachieving Black girls, and books in translation. We spend time discussing Performance Memoir as a genre and we hear about Gabrielle's books Swallow the Fish and Experiments in Joy. Purchase Gabrielle's Books on IndieBound or Amazon. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below helps support the show, at no cost to you. Books Swallow the Fish by Gabrielle CivilExperiments in Joy by Gabrielle CivilBecoming by Michelle Obama (Audiobook)Thick by Tressie McMillan CottomOld in Art Schoolby Nell PainterRita DoveRigoberto Gonzales Janet MockI'm So Fine by Khadijah Queens Zetta ElliottNtozake ShangeNaomi Long MadgettWhen Fox is a Thousand by Larissa LaiSalt Fish Girl by Larissa LaiThe Island of Eternal Love by Daina ChavianoChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiChildren of Vengeance and Virtue by Tomi AdeyemiBlack Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon JamesNalo HopkinsonTananarive DueOctavia E. ButlerA Wish After Midnight by Zetta ElliotKindred by Octavia E. ButlerHarriet JacobsSphinx by Anne GarrétaThe Bridge of Beyond by Simon Schwarz-BartMaud Martha by Gwendolyn BrooksMy Name is Asher Lev by Chaim PotockJane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte War and Peace by Leo TolstoyA Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon JamesMarcel ProustOn the Come Up by Angie ThomasColor Theory edited by Maya Gomez and Vreni Michelini-CastilloNo Archive Will Restore You by Julietta SinghSo You Want to be a Wizard by Diane DuaneWritten on the Body by Jeannette WintersonFreshwater by Akwaeke EmeziJhumpa LahiriHow to Complete and Survive A Doctoral Dissertation by David SternbergMy Body, The Buddhist by Deborah HayEnglish is Broken Here by Coco FuscoA Field Guide for Female Interrogators by Coco FuscoOut of Order, Out of Sight by Adrian PiperDirty River by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinhai Care Work by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-SamarasinhaiIf Beale Street Could Talk by James BaldwinSlow Holler Tarot DeckModern Tarot by Michelle TeaThe Creative Tarot by Jessa CrispinThe Magicians by Lev GrossmanLes Miserables by Victor HugoGerminal by Emilé ZolaOld Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. ElliottThe Return of the Native by Thomas HardyMadame Bouvary by Gustave FlaubertThe Woman Lit by Fireflies by Jim HarrisonYes Means Yes by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica ValentiPinocchio by Carlo CollodiDumbo by RH DisneyWild Beauty by Ntozake ShangeThe Elements of Style by William Strunken Jr. and E. B. White Everything Else Ask the Stacks-- askingthestacks@gmail.com Join the Stacks Pack Jack Jones Literary Arts Us (Jordan Peele, 2019) Anna Martine Whitehead The Jam Handy The Accomplices Publishing Nightboat Press Coffee House Press Graywolf Press  Dorothy Project Dalkey Archives Press Small Press Distribution #babygotbacklist on Instagram (@allisonreadsDC) Wolfman Books McNally Jackson Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference Les Miserables (Claude-Michel Schönberg,1980) The Pantages Cats (Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1982) Connect with Gabrielle's: Gabrielle's Facebook | Gabrielle's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The...
April 10, 2019
Ben Blacker is back and we're talking all things theatre and oral history today on The Stacks, as we breakdown The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois. The book is an oral history of Angels in America, a classic American play about the AIDS crisis by Tony Kushner. We discuss government funded art, human rights, and so much theatre geek goodness. Plus, no spoilers. Listen and enjoy. Get your copy of The World Only Spins Forward, or any book mentioned on today's episode, on IndieBound, and support your local bookstore. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan KoisAngels in America by Tony KushnerThe Short Stacks 9: Isaac Butler//The World Only Spins Forward (The Stacks)Join The Stacks Pack -- PatreonEp 20: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates with Jay Connor (The Stacks)The Stacks Anniversary SuperlativesHamilton (Lin Manuel Miranda, 2015)GrantlandThe Ringer"Rocked" (Bryan Curtis and Patricia Lee, Grantland)"The Malice at the Palace" (Jonathan Abrams, Grantland)Live from New York by James Andrew Miller and Tom ShalesThose Guys Have All the Fun by James Andrew Miller and Tom ShalesOskar EustisThe Public Theater George C. WolfeAngels in America (Mike Nichols, 2003)Justin KirkBen ShenkmanMeryl StreepAl PacinoTake Me Out by Richard GreenbergDamn Yankees (Stanley Donen, George Abbott, 1958)Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare"How Outrage Built Over a Shakespearean Depiction of Trump" ( Michael Paulson and Sopan Deb, New York Times)"A Universal Heart, Pounding With Hope" (Ben Brantley, The New York Times)Dear Evan Hansen (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, 2016)Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)Cats (Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1982)Wicked (Stephen Schwartz, 2003)Robert MapplethorpeThe Nederlander OrganizationLin Manuel MirandaRENT (Jonathan Larson, 1994)When We Rise by Cleve JonesThe Names Project: AIDS Memorial QuiltEmile HirschInto the Wild (Sean Penn, 2007)The Normal Heart by Larry KramerAnd the Band Played On by Randy ShiltsSpring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan SheikBook of Mormon (Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez, 2011) Emma ThompsonDebra MessingMary-Louise ParkerMarcia Gay HardenElia KazanZoe KazanAdam DriverBurn This by Lanford WilsonJeffery WrightBasquiat (Julian Schnabel, 1996)Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012)Westworld (HBO)Nathan LaneStephen SpinellaAndrew GarfieldEllen McLaughlinAmerican Conservatory TheaterRuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)Ben Brantley8th Grade (Bo Burnham, 2018) Connect with Ben: Ben's Twitter | Ben's Instagram | Ben's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks received The World Only Spins Forward from the publisher. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
April 10, 2019
Ben Blacker is back and we're talking all things theatre and oral history today on The Stacks, as we breakdown The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois. The book is an oral history of Angels in America, a classic American play about the AIDS crisis by Tony Kushner. We discuss government funded art, human rights, and so much theatre geek goodness. Plus, no spoilers. Listen and enjoy. Get your copy of The World Only Spins Forward, or any book mentioned on today's episode, on IndieBound, and support your local bookstore. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan KoisAngels in America by Tony KushnerThe Short Stacks 9: Isaac Butler//The World Only Spins Forward (The Stacks)Join The Stacks Pack -- PatreonEp 20: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates with Jay Connor (The Stacks)The Stacks Anniversary SuperlativesHamilton (Lin Manuel Miranda, 2015)GrantlandThe Ringer"Rocked" (Bryan Curtis and Patricia Lee, Grantland)"The Malice at the Palace" (Jonathan Abrams, Grantland)Live from New York by James Andrew Miller and Tom ShalesThose Guys Have All the Fun by James Andrew Miller and Tom ShalesOskar EustisThe Public Theater George C. WolfeAngels in America (Mike Nichols, 2003)Justin KirkBen ShenkmanMeryl StreepAl PacinoTake Me Out by Richard GreenbergDamn Yankees (Stanley Donen, George Abbott, 1958)Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare"How Outrage Built Over a Shakespearean Depiction of Trump" ( Michael Paulson and Sopan Deb, New York Times)"A Universal Heart, Pounding With Hope" (Ben Brantley, The New York Times)Dear Evan Hansen (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, 2016)Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)Cats (Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1982)Wicked (Stephen Schwartz, 2003)Robert MapplethorpeThe Nederlander OrganizationLin Manuel MirandaRENT (Jonathan Larson, 1994)When We Rise by Cleve JonesThe Names Project: AIDS Memorial QuiltEmile HirschInto the Wild (Sean Penn, 2007)The Normal Heart by Larry KramerAnd the Band Played On by Randy ShiltsSpring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan SheikBook of Mormon (Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez, 2011) Emma ThompsonDebra MessingMary-Louise ParkerMarcia Gay HardenElia KazanZoe KazanAdam DriverBurn This by Lanford WilsonJeffery WrightBasquiat (Julian Schnabel, 1996)Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012)Westworld (HBO)Nathan LaneStephen SpinellaAndrew GarfieldEllen McLaughlinAmerican Conservatory TheaterRuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)Ben Brantley8th Grade (Bo Burnham, 2018) Connect with Ben: Ben's Twitter | Ben's Instagram | Ben's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks received The World Only Spins Forward from the publisher. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
April 8, 2019
Today on The Short Stacks we're joined by debut author, Bryan Washington, whose debut book Lot is a short story collection set in Houston. Bryan talks street names as titles, his "day job", and what is next for him (trust me its exciting). Get your copy of Lot, or any book mentioned on today's episode, on IndieBound, and support your local bookstore. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Lot by Bryan WashingtonBecoming by Michelle ObamaMilk TeaMat JohnsonThe AwlCatapultNicole ChungThe Short Stacks 6: Nicole Chung//All You Can Ever Know (The Stacks) Aja Gabel"Waugh" (Bryan Washington, The New Yorker)Ep. 35 Prodigies, Time Machines, and Beautiful Writing with Aja Gabel (The Stacks)Brazos Bookstore"Bryan Washington's Playlist for His Story Collection 'Lot'" (Largehearted Boy)Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016)Spa Night (Andrew Ahn, 2016)Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)The House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosWomen Hollering Creek by Sandra CisnerosVida by Patricia EngleA Good Fall by Ha JinAmerican Son by Brian Ascalon RoleyThe Leavers by Lisa KoA Lucky Man by Jamel BrinkleyAlexander CheeLacy M. JohnsonMichael ArceneauxCali Sandwich (Houston) Connect with Isaac: Bryan's Twitter | Bryan's Instagram | Bryan's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks received Lot from the publisher. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
April 8, 2019
Today on The Short Stacks we're joined by debut author, Bryan Washington, whose debut book Lot is a short story collection set in Houston. Bryan talks street names as titles, his "day job", and what is next for him (trust me its exciting). Get your copy of Lot, or any book mentioned on today's episode, on IndieBound, and support your local bookstore. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Lot by Bryan WashingtonBecoming by Michelle ObamaMilk TeaMat JohnsonThe AwlCatapultNicole ChungThe Short Stacks 6: Nicole Chung//All You Can Ever Know (The Stacks) Aja Gabel"Waugh" (Bryan Washington, The New Yorker)Ep. 35 Prodigies, Time Machines, and Beautiful Writing with Aja Gabel (The Stacks)Brazos Bookstore"Bryan Washington's Playlist for His Story Collection 'Lot'" (Largehearted Boy)Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016)Spa Night (Andrew Ahn, 2016)Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)The House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosWomen Hollering Creek by Sandra CisnerosVida by Patricia EngleA Good Fall by Ha JinAmerican Son by Brian Ascalon RoleyThe Leavers by Lisa KoA Lucky Man by Jamel BrinkleyAlexander CheeLacy M. JohnsonMichael ArceneauxCali Sandwich (Houston) Connect with Isaac: Bryan's Twitter | Bryan's Instagram | Bryan's Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks received Lot from the publisher. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
April 3, 2019
Today marks one full year of The Stacks, and what an amazing year it has been. The Stacks has every intention of making year two even better. To kick it off we have a real life renaissance man; author, comedian, and podcaster, Ben Blacker. We talk today about the importance of literature as a way to see the humanity in others, the types of anger you can feel toward books, and about Ben's life as a writer of many different mediums, from comic books to teen movies. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below helps support the show, at no cost to you. Books IndieBound: Support Independent Bookstores Hex Wives by Ben Blacker Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers The Sailor Who Fell From Grace From the Sea by Yukio Mishima Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë The Awakening by Kate Chopin Macbeth by William Shakespeare Eloquent Rage by Britney Cooper Heavy by Kiese Laymon The Reckonings by Lacy M. Johnson Shrill by Lindy West Roxane Gay No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol Ta-Nehisi Coates Feel Free by Zadie Smith Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed Wild by Cheryl Strayed Your Black Friend and Other Strangers by Ben Passmore Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo Empire Falls by Richard Russo Straight Man by Richard Russo Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon The Secret History by Donna Tart The Goldfinch by Donna Tart The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith Raymond Chandler The Outsider by Stephen King The Destiny Thief by Richard Russo Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin Go Tell it on The Mountain by James Baldwin If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin Duplicate Keys by Jane Smiley A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley Moo by Jane Smiley Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois All the Pieces Matter by Jonathan Abrams Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng There There by Tommy Orange Becoming by Michelle Obama The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish Lorrie Moore Birds of America by Lorrie Moore The Only Rule Is It Has To Work by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendricks Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg Angels in America by Tony Kushner Euphoria by Lily King Join the Resistance by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Undead by Kristy McKay Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Stranded by Jeff Probst Less by Andrew Sean Greer The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson Everything Else Ask the Stacks-- askingthestacks@gmail.com The Thrilling Adventure Hour Paul F Tompkins Paget Brewster Josh Malina Busy Phillips Marc Evan Jackson Jon Hamm J.K. Simmons Beyond Belief- "Wishing Hell" (The Thrilling Adventure Hour, ForeverDog Podcast Network) Dead Pilots Society (Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich Maximum Fun Network The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker (Forever Dog Podcast Network, ATX Television Festival) Episode 2 - Only Child written by John Hodgman (Dead Pilots Society) Pen15 (Hulu) Maya Erskine Anna Konkle The Second City Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB) Shrill (Hulu) The Rumpus New York Times Book Review Paul Newman Nobody's Fool (Robert Benton, 1994) Empire Falls (HBO) Ep. 6 Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin — The Stacks Book Club (The Stacks) If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins, 2018) Ep. 48 Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah — The Stacks Book Club (The Stacks) The Wire (HBO) Ozark (Netflix) The...
April 3, 2019
Today marks one full year of The Stacks, and what an amazing year it has been. The Stacks has every intention of making year two even better. To kick it off we have a real life renaissance man; author, comedian, and podcaster, Ben Blacker. We talk today about the importance of literature as a way to see the humanity in others, the types of anger you can feel toward books, and about Ben's life as a writer of many different mediums, from comic books to teen movies. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below helps support the show, at no cost to you. Books IndieBound: Support Independent Bookstores Hex Wives by Ben Blacker Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers The Sailor Who Fell From Grace From the Sea by Yukio Mishima Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë The Awakening by Kate Chopin Macbeth by William Shakespeare Eloquent Rage by Britney Cooper Heavy by Kiese Laymon The Reckonings by Lacy M. Johnson Shrill by Lindy West Roxane Gay No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol Ta-Nehisi Coates Feel Free by Zadie Smith Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed Wild by Cheryl Strayed Your Black Friend and Other Strangers by Ben Passmore Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo Empire Falls by Richard Russo Straight Man by Richard Russo Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon The Secret History by Donna Tart The Goldfinch by Donna Tart The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith Raymond Chandler The Outsider by Stephen King The Destiny Thief by Richard Russo Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin Go Tell it on The Mountain by James Baldwin If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin Duplicate Keys by Jane Smiley A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley Moo by Jane Smiley Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois All the Pieces Matter by Jonathan Abrams Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng There There by Tommy Orange Becoming by Michelle Obama The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish Lorrie Moore Birds of America by Lorrie Moore The Only Rule Is It Has To Work by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendricks Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg Angels in America by Tony Kushner Euphoria by Lily King Join the Resistance by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Undead by Kristy McKay Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Stranded by Jeff Probst Less by Andrew Sean Greer The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson Everything Else Ask the Stacks-- askingthestacks@gmail.com The Thrilling Adventure Hour Paul F Tompkins Paget Brewster Josh Malina Busy Phillips Marc Evan Jackson Jon Hamm J.K. Simmons Beyond Belief- "Wishing Hell" (The Thrilling Adventure Hour, ForeverDog Podcast Network) Dead Pilots Society (Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich Maximum Fun Network The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker (Forever Dog Podcast Network, ATX Television Festival) Episode 2 - Only Child written by John Hodgman (Dead Pilots Society) Pen15 (Hulu) Maya Erskine Anna Konkle The Second City Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB) Shrill (Hulu) The Rumpus New York Times Book Review Paul Newman Nobody's Fool (Robert Benton, 1994) Empire Falls (HBO) Ep. 6 Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin — The Stacks Book Club (The Stacks) If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins, 2018) Ep. 48 Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah — The Stacks Book Club (The Stacks) The Wire (HBO) Ozark (Netflix) The...
March 27, 2019
Today we are dissecting our first thriller ever on The Stacks Book Club, and to help us do it, we have actress and comedian Niccole Thurman (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper). The book is Iain Reid's debut novel, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, and it tells the story of a relationship on the brink. We talk about male authors writing female characters, what we like in a thriller, and who we think should be in the movie. There are a ton of spoilers this week, listen at your own risk. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain ReidGet Out (Jordan Peele, 2017)Dissociative disordersWally LambTawny Newsome"Ep. 41 Comedy, Race, Travel and Books with Tawny Newsome" (The Stacks, Traci Thomas)Flywheel GoodreadsAmos LeeThe Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995)The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, 1999)Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)House on Haunted Hill (William Malone, 1999)Penn BadgleyYou (Netflix)Gossip Girl (The CW)Adam DriverMiles TellerRashida JonesKidada Jones Tupac ShakurBrothers and Sisters (ABC)Nashville (ABC)Emily VanCamp Connect with Niccole: Niccole's Website | Niccole's Twitter | Niccoles's Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
March 27, 2019
Today we are dissecting our first thriller ever on The Stacks Book Club, and to help us do it, we have actress and comedian Niccole Thurman (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper). The book is Iain Reid's debut novel, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, and it tells the story of a relationship on the brink. We talk about male authors writing female characters, what we like in a thriller, and who we think should be in the movie. There are a ton of spoilers this week, listen at your own risk. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain ReidGet Out (Jordan Peele, 2017)Dissociative disordersWally LambTawny Newsome"Ep. 41 Comedy, Race, Travel and Books with Tawny Newsome" (The Stacks, Traci Thomas)Flywheel GoodreadsAmos LeeThe Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995)The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, 1999)Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)House on Haunted Hill (William Malone, 1999)Penn BadgleyYou (Netflix)Gossip Girl (The CW)Adam DriverMiles TellerRashida JonesKidada Jones Tupac ShakurBrothers and Sisters (ABC)Nashville (ABC)Emily VanCamp Connect with Niccole: Niccole's Website | Niccole's Twitter | Niccoles's Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
March 25, 2019
On April 10th, we will be discussing The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois for The Stacks Book Club. To get you ready for that conversation, we have co-author Isaac Butler on The (not-so) Short Stacks to talk about his background in theatre, how this oral history came to be, the logistics of writing as a duo, and about Isaac's Shakespeare podcast, Lend Me Your Ears. We cover a lot of ground today, including a detour into the world of chips. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan KoisLend Me Your Ears (Slate Magazine)Angels in America by Tony KushnerDan KoisSlate.comTony KushnerKathleen ChalfantEllen McLaughlin"Angels in America: The Complete Oral History" (Isaac Butler and Dan Kois, Slate.com)Joe Mantello Nathan LaneRoy CohnThe Eureka Theatre CompanyMarcia Gay HardenDavid Marshal Grant"Tony Kushner with Isaac Butler and Dan Kois: Angels in America" (92Y Talks)"Nathan Lane Dances With the Octopus" (Isaac Butler, Vulture)Marianne ElliottHow to Be A Family by Dan KoisThe Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1988)Utz's Crab ChipsThe Method by Isaac Butler (Coming 2021)Konstantin StanislavskiInside the Actors Studio (Bravo)Romeo and Juliet by Willian ShakespeareHamlet by Willian ShakespeareHenry VI (Trilogy) by Willian ShakespeareThe Tempest by Willian ShakespeareOthello by Willian ShakespeareMeasure for Measure by Willian ShakespeareTitus Andronicus by Willian ShakespeareRichard III by Willian ShakespeareRichard II by Willian ShakespeareTitus (Julie Taymor, 1999)Star Trek the Next GenerationUrsula K. Le GuinThe Hainish Novels and Stories by Ursual K. Le GuinThe Broken Earth Series by N.K. JemisinMiddlemarch by George EliotStanislaw LemSigrid Wurschmidt Connect with Isaac: Isaac's Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks received The World Only Spins Forward from the publisher. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
March 25, 2019
On April 10th, we will be discussing The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois for The Stacks Book Club. To get you ready for that conversation, we have co-author Isaac Butler on The (not-so) Short Stacks to talk about his background in theatre, how this oral history came to be, the logistics of writing as a duo, and about Isaac's Shakespeare podcast, Lend Me Your Ears. We cover a lot of ground today, including a detour into the world of chips. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan KoisLend Me Your Ears (Slate Magazine)Angels in America by Tony KushnerDan KoisSlate.comTony KushnerKathleen ChalfantEllen McLaughlin"Angels in America: The Complete Oral History" (Isaac Butler and Dan Kois, Slate.com)Joe Mantello Nathan LaneRoy CohnThe Eureka Theatre CompanyMarcia Gay HardenDavid Marshal Grant"Tony Kushner with Isaac Butler and Dan Kois: Angels in America" (92Y Talks)"Nathan Lane Dances With the Octopus" (Isaac Butler, Vulture)Marianne ElliottHow to Be A Family by Dan KoisThe Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1988)Utz's Crab ChipsThe Method by Isaac Butler (Coming 2021)Konstantin StanislavskiInside the Actors Studio (Bravo)Romeo and Juliet by Willian ShakespeareHamlet by Willian ShakespeareHenry VI (Trilogy) by Willian ShakespeareThe Tempest by Willian ShakespeareOthello by Willian ShakespeareMeasure for Measure by Willian ShakespeareTitus Andronicus by Willian ShakespeareRichard III by Willian ShakespeareRichard II by Willian ShakespeareTitus (Julie Taymor, 1999)Star Trek the Next GenerationUrsula K. Le GuinThe Hainish Novels and Stories by Ursual K. Le GuinThe Broken Earth Series by N.K. JemisinMiddlemarch by George EliotStanislaw LemSigrid Wurschmidt Connect with Isaac: Isaac's Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks received The World Only Spins Forward from the publisher. For more information click here. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
March 20, 2019
Our guest today is actress and comedian, Niccole Thurman, who is best known for being a citizen journalist onThe Opposition with Jordan Klepper, among other things. Niccole talks with us today about finding a creative outlet, dating challenges, and the need for more empathy. Fans of Oprah's Book Club get ready, you may hear some familiar titles as we dive into Niccole's faves. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Books She's Come Undone by Wally LambThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniMiddlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesAct Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve HarveyThe Woman in the Window by A. J. FinnA Million Little Pieces by James Frey How to Date Men When You Hate Men by Blythe RobersonWhite Fragility by Robin DiAngeloYou Are A Badass by Jen SinceroThe Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany HaddishBecoming by Michelle ObamaWhen You Are Engulfed in Flames by David SedarisWhen Breathe Becomes Air by Paul KalanithiThe Great Alone by Kristin HannahGoosebumps by R. L. StineFear Street by R. L. StineI'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain ReidBlack, White, and Jewish by Rebecca WalkerAlice WalkerThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHey, Little Ant by Phillip M. and Hannah Hoose and Debbie Tilley Everything Else The Opposition with Jordan Klepper (Comedy Central)Shrill (Hulu)The Second CitySt. VincentDua Lipa"St. Vincent & Dua Lipa | Masseduction / One Kiss | 2019 GRAMMYs" (YouTube.com)"Lost in Your Light" (Dua Lipa ft. Miguel, 2017)"Fast Slow Disco" (St. Vincent, 2017)Steppenwolf TheatreThe Daily Show (Comedy Central)Fox NewsAlex JonesThe AtlanticHuffPostDrag Queen Story Hour"The Nefarious Workings of Drag Queen Story Time" (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Comedy Central)"Mississippi's Last Abortion Provider" (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Comedy Central)Amazon KindleCardi B Instagram"A Suspense Novelists Trail of Deception" (Ian Parker, The New Yorker)Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)"White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. It's not." (Robin DiAngelo, The Guardian)Oprah's Book ClubThe Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012)Josh HutchersonThe New York Times Connect with Niccole: Niccole's Website | Niccole's Twitter | Niccoles's Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
March 20, 2019
Our guest today is actress and comedian, Niccole Thurman, who is best known for being a citizen journalist onThe Opposition with Jordan Klepper, among other things. Niccole talks with us today about finding a creative outlet, dating challenges, and the need for more empathy. Fans of Oprah's Book Club get ready, you may hear some familiar titles as we dive into Niccole's faves. Everything we talk about on today's episode can be found below in the show notes. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs, and shopping through the links below (mostly Amazon) helps support the show, at no cost to you. Books She's Come Undone by Wally LambThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniMiddlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesAct Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve HarveyThe Woman in the Window by A. J. FinnA Million Little Pieces by James Frey How to Date Men When You Hate Men by Blythe RobersonWhite Fragility by Robin DiAngeloYou Are A Badass by Jen SinceroThe Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany HaddishBecoming by Michelle ObamaWhen You Are Engulfed in Flames by David SedarisWhen Breathe Becomes Air by Paul KalanithiThe Great Alone by Kristin HannahGoosebumps by R. L. StineFear Street by R. L. StineI'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain ReidBlack, White, and Jewish by Rebecca WalkerAlice WalkerThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHey, Little Ant by Phillip M. and Hannah Hoose and Debbie Tilley Everything Else The Opposition with Jordan Klepper (Comedy Central)Shrill (Hulu)The Second CitySt. VincentDua Lipa"St. Vincent & Dua Lipa | Masseduction / One Kiss | 2019 GRAMMYs" (YouTube.com)"Lost in Your Light" (Dua Lipa ft. Miguel, 2017)"Fast Slow Disco" (St. Vincent, 2017)Steppenwolf TheatreThe Daily Show (Comedy Central)Fox NewsAlex JonesThe AtlanticHuffPostDrag Queen Story Hour"The Nefarious Workings of Drag Queen Story Time" (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Comedy Central)"Mississippi's Last Abortion Provider" (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Comedy Central)Amazon KindleCardi B Instagram"A Suspense Novelists Trail of Deception" (Ian Parker, The New Yorker)Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)"White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. It's not." (Robin DiAngelo, The Guardian)Oprah's Book ClubThe Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012)Josh HutchersonThe New York Times Connect with Niccole: Niccole's Website | Niccole's Twitter | Niccoles's Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | The Stacks Website | Facebook | Twitter | Subscribe | Patreon | Goodreads | Traci's Instagram To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page. We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give to support the production of this show. If you prefer to do a one time contribution go to paypal.me/thestackspod. Sponsors Audible- to get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. The Stacks participates in affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on this website, and this comes at no cost to you. Shopping through these links helps support the show, but does not effect opinions on books and products. For more information click here.
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