The B&N Podcast: Sarah Blake on Family Myths

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The B&N Podcast: Sarah Blake on Family Myths

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The author of "The Guest Book" talks about the genesis of her sweeping family epic-- our latest selection for the Barnes & Noble Book Club.
The B&N Podcast: Kristen Roupenian on Laughing in the Dark

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The B&N Podcast: Kristen Roupenian on Laughing in the Dark

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Her short story "Cat Person" became a global sensation: The author talks about its origin, her new collection of short stories, and how horror and humor are dual keys to the human heart.
The B&N Podcast: Melinda Gates on How to Change the World

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The B&N Podcast: Melinda Gates on How to Change the World

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The philanthropist and author joins us to talk about "The Moment of Lift," and why she's convinced the secret to changing the world lies in unlocking the talents and power of half of its...
The B&N Podcast: Ian McEwan on the Arrival of our Synthetic Cousins

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The B&N Podcast: Ian McEwan on the Arrival of our Synthetic Cousins

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The Man Booker prize-winning novelist joins us to talk about his provocative new novel "Machines Like Me," in which the arrival of artificial humans raises questions about justice, consciousness,...
The B&N Podcast: David Brooks on the Dinner that Changed Everything

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The B&N Podcast: David Brooks on the Dinner that Changed Everything

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The bestselling author and New York Times columnist opens up about his quest to find meaning in community and the "radical" change that prompted his new book.
The B&N Podcast: Damon Young on the Stories That Demand to Be Told

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The B&N Podcast: Damon Young on the Stories That Demand to Be Told

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The author of an incisive, thought-provoking and hilarious new book of essays talks about the persistence of racism, the power of language and what being a man means in 21st century America.
The B&N Podcast: Martha Hall Kelly on Roses and Romanovs

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The B&N Podcast: Martha Hall Kelly on Roses and Romanovs

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The author of the international bestseller Lilac Girls talks about her new novel, which follows exiled Romanovs to 1914 New York.
The B&N Podcast: Clive Thompson on the World’s Most Important Language

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The B&N Podcast: Clive Thompson on the World’s Most Important Language

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What was the biggest programming decision in history? Clive Thompson talks about the culture --and the growing power -- of the people who speak in code.
The B&N Podcast: John Lanchester Sees Tomorrow in a Dream

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The B&N Podcast: John Lanchester Sees Tomorrow in a Dream

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John Lanchester talks about how an unexpected vision -- a fortress nation keeping out rising waters and immigrants alike -- became the setting for his new novel "The Wall."
The B&N Podcast: Patrick Rothfuss Unleashes the Monsters

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The B&N Podcast: Patrick Rothfuss Unleashes the Monsters

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It takes an epic imagination to marry the anarchic world of Rick & Morty with the world's most popular role-playing game. Enter Patrick Rothfuss.
The B&N Podcast: Preet Bharara Makes Justice a Verb

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The B&N Podcast: Preet Bharara Makes Justice a Verb

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The prosecutor turned podcaster talks about why the adversarial world of the courtroom offers fascinating and valuable lessons for life well outside the law's domain....
The B&N Podcast: Laurie Halse Anderson Raises Her Voice

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The B&N Podcast: Laurie Halse Anderson Raises Her Voice

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Few writers have changed the literary landscape for young readers as dramatically as Laurie Halse Anderson. With her new book "Shout," she's ready to tell her own arresting story.