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The Stacks

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The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci for two episodes of bookish conversations. In their first episode guests will talk about their reading habits, likes and dislikes,…


123 Complication and Imagination with Brit Bennett
Aug 5 • 61 min
Our guest today is Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers, and her latest book, an instant New York Times #1 Bestseller, The Vanishing Half. Brit shares what it has been like having her book optioned by HBO, publishing in the middle of a pandemic and civil…
122 Breathe by Imani Perry — The Stacks Book Club (Kiese Laymon)
Jul 29
We are thrilled to welcome Kiese Laymon (Heavy, Long Division) back to The Stacks for our July book club discussion of Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry. This deeply personal and evocative book brings up many questions that we grapple with…
121 Reading with Mr. & Mrs. Stacks
Jul 22 • 77 min
Our guest today is Traci Thomas. Thats right, Traci, the host of The Stacks, is finally spilling her answers to all The Stacks questions. She is talking about what she’s reading, what books make her angry, and pretty much all things books. The best part…
120 Everyone Can Do Something with Meena Harris
Jul 15 • 64 min
Our guest today is Meena Harris, founder and CEO of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign and author of a new children’s book, Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea. We talk about teaching young people to use their voice to make change, the need for diversity in…
119 All About the Drive with James McBride
Jul 8 • 50 min
The Stacks is honored to welcome James McBride, author of National Book Award winning novel The Good Lord Bird, and his critically acclaimed memoir The Color of Water. His newest book, Deacon King Kong, is an Oprah’s Book Club pick. We talk today about…
118 Living the Revision with Kiese Laymon
Jul 1 • 82 min
The Stacks is thrilled to welcome Kiese Laymon to the show. If you’re a longtime fan of the podcast, you’ve heard Kiese mentioned countless times from authors and readers alike. Kiese is an author (Heavy, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in…
117 Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe — The Stacks Book Club (Emma Copley Eisenberg)
Jun 24 • 68 min
Today for The Stacks Book Club we are discussing Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe with our guest Emma Copley Eisenberg (The Third Rainbow Girl). Our conversation dives into the three driving forces in the book; women, crime, and obsession. We also…
116 White Fragility with The Lady Gang - Part 2
Jun 17 • 75 min
It’s time for part two of The Stacks x The LadyGang conversation about White Fragility by Robin Diangelo. If you missed part one be sure to check it out over on The LadyGang’s feed (Apple|Spotify). Today Traci, Keltie, Becca and Jac talk about some…
115 Heroes Walk Among Us with Bakari Sellers
Jun 10 • 49 min
In 2006, at the age of 22, Bakari Sellers made history as the youngest person ever elected to the South Carolina state legislature, and the youngest African American elected official in the country. He is now a CNN analyst and the author of a brand new…
114 Both, And with Emma Copley Eisenberg
Jun 3 • 60 min
Today we welcome debut author and co-founder of Blue Stoop in Philadelphia, Emma Copley Eisenberg. Emma’s book The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, is an investigation of the murder of two young women—showing how a…
113 The Giver by Lois Lowry — The Stacks Book Club (Sue Thomas)
May 27 • 64 min
We’re discussing The Giver by Lois Lowry today as part of The Stacks Book Club with guest, Sue Thomas aka Traci’s mom. The Giver is an award winning classic children’s book about a utopia and what we sacrifice for peace and stability. Today we focus in on…
112 R. Eric Thomas//Here for It
May 20 • 52 min
R. Eric Thomas is the author of Here for It and the writer behind Elle.com’s daily column “Eric Reads the News”. Eric joins the show to talk about centering his identities of Black, Christian, Gay, and American in Here for It, his collection of humorous…
111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine
May 13 • 56 min
Today our guest is Ethan Strauss, a basketball reporter for The Athletic and the author of The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty. The book is a workplace drama about one of basketball’s greatest teams, but this episode is…
110 Like Mother Like Daughter with Sue Thomas
May 6 • 56 min
On today’s episode we have one of the earliest supporters of The Stacks and one of Traci’s biggest fans, Sue Thomas, better known as Traci’s mom. That’s right, in honor of Mother’s day get to know the person who gave Traci her love of reading and so many…
109 Trust Exercise by Susan Choi — The Stacks Book Club (Brandon Taylor)
Apr 29 • 64 min
Its The Stacks Book Club day, and we’re discussing the 2019 National Book Award winner in fiction, Trust Exercise by Susan Choi. Our guest is Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life, and if you missed Brandon’s first episode you can hear it here. Trust…
108 Priya Parker on Meaningful Gatherings in the Time of Corona
Apr 22 • 61 min
Priya Parker, the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, is helping us take a deeper look at how we can create collective meaning in modern life, one gathering at a time. Not only do we discuss Priya’s amazing book, but we also…
107 Abi Daré//The Girl with the Louding Voice
Apr 15 • 34 min
Abi Daré is the debut novelist of The Girl with the Louding Voice. Her book is a coming of age story about a Nigerian girl, Adunni, who is sold into marriage by her father, and the the journey she goes on to find her voice. Today we talk with Daré about…
106 Samantha Irby//Wow, No Thank You
Apr 8 • 62 min
Wow, No Thank You is the most recent essay collection from the hilarious and charming Samantha Irby. We talk today with Samantha about her new book, how she pitches her collections, and what sort of mood she strikes when she sits down to writes (its not…
105 The Union of Science and Art with Brandon Taylor
Apr 1 • 55 min
Today marks the start of our third year here at The Stacks, and there is no better way to celebrate than by talking a whole lot about books! Thank you to all our listeners for their love and support, and we can’t wait for year three! Make sure to listen…
104 So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson — The Stacks Book Club (Gigi Levangie)
Mar 23 • 56 min
Today for The Stacks Book Club, we are talking cancel culture and social media as we examine Jon Ronson’s book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Back to discuss this book with us is author (Been There, Married That) and screenwriter, Gigi Levangie. We ask…
103 An Outsider in Hollywood with Gigi Levangie
Mar 18 • 55 min
Our guest today is author and screenwriter Gigi Levangie. Gigi has written seven books, including The Starter Wife and her latest Been There, Married That, which is a comedic take on Hollywood divorce. She also wrote the 1998 film Stepmom. We talk about…
102 Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde — The Stacks Book Club (Asha Grant)
Mar 11 • 71 min
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde is a foundation and timeless feminist text. It covers topics like the erasure of Black women in the feminist movement to living with cancer to raising Black sons. This collection of essays and speeches is dense and ripe for…
101 Reading Black Women with Asha Grant
Mar 4 • 60 min
Our guest today is Asha Grant, the founder of the Los Angeles Branch of The Free Black Women’s Library. We talk about the work Asha does in the LA community, how much of her own reading consists of books by Black women, and why she is focused on…
100 Three Women by Lisa Taddeo — The Stacks Book Club (August McLaughlin)
Feb 26 • 67 min
Sex, desire, and relationships are all part of today’s episode of The Stacks Book Club. August McLaughlin (Girl Boner) is back and we’re diving head first into Lisa Taddeo’s wildly popularThree Women. This book brings up conversations about trauma,…
99 Getting a Girl Boner with August McLaughlin
Feb 19 • 55 min
We’re keeping it steamy all month long! Today we have August McLaughlin, author of Girl Boner and host of the Girl Boner Podcast, to talk with us about sex positivity, empowerment, why she uses the term “good girl”. Don’t worry, she also explains what a…
98 The Hating Game by Sally Thorne — The Stacks Book Club (Leah Koch)
Feb 12 • 56 min
We’re tacklinng our first ever romance novel for The Stacks Book Club, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Today we discuss The Hating Game by Sally Thorne with co-owner of The Ripped Bodice, Leah Koch. Get ready for a conversation about tropes, therapy,…
97 A Little Romance with Leah Koch of The Ripped Bodice
Feb 5 • 77 min
We’re getting in a little romance this month, with co-owner of The Ripped Bodice, Leah Koch. The Ripped Bodice is the first Romance centric bookstore in The United States. Leah sheds light on what its really like to own your own bookstore, breaks down the…
96 Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino — The Stacks Book Club (Jordan Moblo)
Jan 29 • 66 min
Today for The Stacks Book Club we’re discussing Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino. We’ve brought back Jordan Moblo, TV executive and professional reader, to talk about the many ideas that come up in this essay collection, including gender norms, being a…
95 Keeping it Positive with Jordan Moblo
Jan 22 • 50 min
We’ve got a real life, professional reader on the podcast today. TV executive Jordan Moblo has made a career of reading books in order to turn them into TV shows. He also runs a very popular #bookstagram account, @jordys.book.club, dedicated to…
94 Cribsheet by Emily Oster — The Stacks Book Club (Jenna Parris)
Jan 15 • 60 min
Professional Mama Jenna Parris, of the Mama Said Podcast ,is back to talk about making the tough parenting decisions. Thats right, its our deep dive into Emily Oster’s book Cribsheet. The book is a data-driven guide to helping parents make the best…
93 Becoming a Mom with Jenna Parris
Jan 8 • 64 min
There has been some big news around here, Traci is now a mom, and to let you all in on some of the story of the new mini stacks, Traci talks with co-host of Mama Said Podcast, Jenna Parris. This episode is different than what you’re used to around here,…
92 Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li — The Stacks Book Club (Vanessa Hua)
Jan 1 • 59 min
It is a brand new year, and a we’ve got a brand new episode of The Stacks! We’ve brought back Vanessa Hua (A River of Stars) to discuss Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li, a novel about a family restaurant and the drama that comes along with it.…
The Short Stacks 29: The Best of 2019//Lauren Fanella
Dec 30, 2019 • 44 min
To close out this year on The Stacks we’re sharing our favorite books of 2019. We brought back friend of the podcast, past guest, and avid reader Lauren Fanella. Today Lauren and Traci each share their top five books of 2019, see how their 2018…
91 The People Who Change Us with Vanessa Hua
Dec 25, 2019 • 64 min
Our guest today is Vanessa Hua. Vanessa is the author of A River of Stars and a columnist at The San Francisco Chronicale. We talk today about the differences between writing a column versus a novel, the people who change our lives without knowing, and…
90 Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson — The Stacks Book Club (Jason Reynolds)
Dec 18, 2019 • 71 min
Jason Reynolds is back this week for The Stacks Book Club discussion of Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. The novel tells the story of generations of one family living in Brooklyn, NY and the struggles and success of their lives. We talk about…
The Short Stacks 28: Jacqueline Woodson//Red at the Bone
Dec 16, 2019 • 39 min
We are thrilled to have best selling novelist and poet Jacqueline Woodson on The Short Stacks to discuss Red at the Bone, her newest book, and our book club pick for this week (tune in on Wednesday)! We talk with Jacqueline about how she turned a…
89 Staying True to Yourself with Jason Reynolds
Dec 11, 2019 • 74 min
Jason Reynolds is a New York Times best selling author and a National Book Award finalist. He writes novels and poetry for young people, and they’ll all tell you Jason just “gets it”. We sit down with Jason to discuss his new book Look Both Ways, how his…
88 Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli — The Stacks Book Club (Ayser Salman)
Dec 4, 2019 • 69 min
Today on The Stacks Book Club we discuss Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli, a book that looks at the immigration crisis at the US/Mexico border for the children who make the journey unaccompanied. Our guest Asyer Salman (The Wrong End of the Table)…
The Short Stacks 27: Shea Serrano//Movies (and Other Things)
Dec 2, 2019 • 50 min
Shea Serrano is a three-time New York Times best selling author, whose most recent book Movies (and Other Things) is a collection of illustrated essays answering all the questions you didn’t know you needed answered when it comes to movies…and other…
87 Finding a Seat at the Table with Ayser Salman
Nov 27, 2019 • 65 min
Today we welcome Ayser Salman to The Stacks. Ayser is the author of The Wrong End of the Table a comedic memoir about her experiences as a Muslim Arab American woman just trying to fit in. We talk about finding your political voice, the privilege of…
86 Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat — The Stacks Book Club (Hugh Garvey)
Nov 20, 2019 • 62 min
We’re taking on our first ever cookbook as part of The Stacks Book Club with the help of food writer and executive editor at Sunset Magazine, Hugh Garvey. As we gear up for the holiday season we are diving into Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat, and…
The Short Stacks 26: Jami Attenberg//All This Could Be Yours
Nov 18, 2019 • 39 min
Today we are joined by author Jami Attenberg to discuss her newest book, All This Could Be Yours. The novel is a family drama that asks the question “what obligation do you have to a dying family member that you simply do not like?” We also talk about the…
85 Recipes Have a Happy Ending with Hugh Garvey
Nov 13, 2019 • 64 min
Today we are joined by executive editor of Sunset Magazine, Hugh Garvey. Hugh talks with us about his start in journalism, food writing, the politics of eating, and how he fell in love with recipes for their intimacy and happy endings. You can find links…
84 We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin — The Stacks Book Club (Chris L. Terry)
Nov 6, 2019 • 59 min
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…
The Short Stacks 25: Maurice Carlos Ruffin//We Cast a Shadow
Nov 4, 2019 • 36 min
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…
83 What is “Black Enough” with Chris L. Terry
Oct 30, 2019 • 60 min
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…
82 Chase Darkness with Me by Billy Jensen — The Stacks Book Club (Jac Vanek))
Oct 23, 2019 • 58 min
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…
The Short Stacks 24: Chloe Benjamin//The Immortalists
Oct 21, 2019 • 44 min
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,…
81 Writing in Books with Jac Vanek
Oct 16, 2019 • 59 min
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…
80 The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin — The Stacks Book Club (Jenna Ushkowitz)
Oct 9, 2019 • 52 min
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…
The Short Stacks 23: Tressie McMillan Cottom//Thick
Oct 7, 2019 • 40 min
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.…
79 When Reading Doesn’t Feel Like Work with Jenna Ushkowitz
Oct 2, 2019 • 58 min
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…
78 Educated by Tara Westover—The Stacks Book Club (Sarah Enni)
Sep 25, 2019 • 78 min
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…
The Short Stacks 22: Ibbram X. Kendi//How to be an Antiracist
Sep 23, 2019 • 42 min
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…
77 It’s OK to Hate a Book with Sarah Enni
Sep 18, 2019 • 75 min
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…
76 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro — The Stacks Book Club (Clark Moore)
Sep 11, 2019 • 68 min
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…
The Short Stacks 21: Garrett M. Graff//The Only Plane in the Sky
Sep 9, 2019 • 42 min
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…
75 Embracing Queer and Colorful Stories with Clark Moore
Sep 4, 2019 • 71 min
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…
74 The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko & Tucker Carrington—The Stacks Book Club (Allison Punch)
Aug 28, 2019 • 62 min
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…
The Short Stacks 20: Kim Brooks//Small Animals
Aug 26, 2019 • 38 min
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…
73 Reading with Purpose with Allison Punch
Aug 21, 2019 • 63 min
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…
72 The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander — The Stacks Book Club (Dani McClain)
Aug 13, 2019 • 63 min
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…
The Short Stacks 19: Ramin Setoodeh//Ladies Who Punch
Aug 12, 2019 • 39 min
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…
71 Mothering and Social Justice with Dani McClain
Aug 7, 2019 • 66 min
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…
70 WorkParty by Jaclyn Johnson—The Stacks Book Club (Calli Cholodenko)
Jul 31, 2019 • 68 min
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…
The Short Stacks 18: Bianca Marais//If You Want to Make God Laugh
Jul 29, 2019 • 36 min
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,…
69 Getting Social with Calli Cholodenko
Jul 24, 2019 • 58 min
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…
68 Miracle Creek by Angie Kim — The Stacks Book Club (Rachel Overvoll)
Jul 17, 2019 • 65 min
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…
The Short Stacks 17: Radley Balko//The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist
Jul 15, 2019 • 41 min
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…
67 Finding Feminism with Rachel Overvoll
Jul 10, 2019 • 65 min
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…
66 Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson — The Stacks Book Club (Dave Cullen)
Jul 3, 2019 • 82 min
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…
The Short Stacks 16: Angie Kim//Miracle Creek
Jul 1, 2019 • 48 min
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…
65 Crafting a Compelling Narrative with Dave Cullen
Jun 26, 2019 • 82 min
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…
64 The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams — The Stacks Book Club (Lori Gottlieb)
Jun 19, 2019 • 64 min
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 Short Stacks 15: Akiba Solomon & Kenrya Rankin//How We Fight White Supremacy
Jun 17, 2019 • 42 min
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…
63 The Love of Therapy with Lori Gottlieb
Jun 10, 2019 • 62 min
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…
62 Tinderbox by Robert W. Fieseler — The Stacks Book Club (Joseph Papa)
Jun 5, 2019 • 65 min
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…
The Short Stacks 14: Etaf Rum//A Woman is No Man
Jun 3, 2019 • 30 min
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…
61 The Publicizing of Books with Joseph Papa
May 29, 2019 • 66 min
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…
60 Beloved by Toni Morrison — The Stacks Book Club (DaMaris B. Hill)
May 22, 2019 • 75 min
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…
The Short Stacks 13: Robert W. Fieseler//Tinderbox
May 20, 2019 • 38 min
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…
59 Chasing Perfection with DaMaris B. Hill
May 15, 2019 • 63 min
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…
58 Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed — The Stacks Book Club (Keltie Knight)
May 8, 2019 • 54 min
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…
The Short Stacks 12: Damon Young//What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker
May 6, 2019 • 44 min
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…
57 Being a Boss with Keltie Knight
May 1, 2019 • 66 min
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…
56 Wild Beauty by Ntozake Shange — The Stacks Book Club (Gabrielle Civil)
Apr 23, 2019 • 65 min
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…
The Short Stacks 11: Miriam Toews//Women Talking
Apr 21, 2019 • 36 min
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…
55 The Art of Performance with Gabrielle Civil
Apr 16, 2019 • 67 min
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…
54 The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois — The Stacks Book Club (Ben Blacker)
Apr 9, 2019 • 59 min
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…
The Short Stacks 10: Bryan Washington//Lot
Apr 7, 2019 • 37 min
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…
53 Writing is Writing with Ben Blacker
Apr 2, 2019 • 69 min
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…
52 I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid — The Stacks Book Club (Niccole Thurman)
Mar 26, 2019 • 48 min
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…
The Short Stacks 9: Isaac Butler//The World Only Spins Forward
Mar 24, 2019 • 44 min
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…
51 Satire and Creative Outlets with Niccole Thurman
Mar 19, 2019 • 66 min
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…
50 Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister — The Stacks Book Club (James J. Sexton)
Mar 12, 2019 • 65 min
Lawyer and author James Sexton (If You’re in My Office, It’s Already Too Late) is back on The Stacks to discuss Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister. In her newest book, Traister explains the revolutionary power of women’s anger. In our discussion for The…
The Short Stacks 8: Lacy M. Johnson//The Reckonings
Mar 10, 2019 • 39 min
The Reckonings made The Stacks favorite books of 2018, and today we’re talking with the author of that essay collection, Lacy M. Johnson. The Reckonings is a meditation on justice and mercy in relationship to some of the most complex issues of the current…
49 Relationships and Recommendations with James Sexton
Mar 5, 2019 • 74 min
We’re talking relationships today on The Stacks with long time divorce lawyer and author James J. Sexton. We discuss James’ book If You’re in My Office, It’s Already Too Late a guide on how-not-to be married. We get some good relationship advice, and some…
48 Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah — The Stacks Book Club (Wade Allain-Marcus)
Feb 26, 2019 • 53 min
Friday Black is a genre-bending collection of short stories by debut author, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. It tackles the Black experience in America, consumerism, mental health and many other pressing issues of our day. Today on The Stacks, Wade…
The Short Stacks 7: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah//Friday Black
Feb 24, 2019 • 39 min
Today on The Short Stacks we’re honored to welcome author of this week’s The Stacks Book Club pick, Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. We talk about his genre-bending short story collection, how the title and cover came to be, and what its like being…
47 Reading, Writing, and Representation with Wade Allain-Marcus
Feb 19, 2019 • 55 min
Its time for another episode of The Stacks. Today our guest is actor (Insecure, Snowfall), director (French Dirty), and writer (Grown-ish) Wade Allain-Marcus. We talk about how TV shows are written, white savior narratives, and connecting with the…
46 All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung — The Stacks Book Club (Vanessa McGrady)
Feb 12, 2019 • 56 min
All You Can Ever Know is an emotional memoir on adoption and identity by Nicole Chung. It is also this week’s pick for The Stacks Book Club. We are again joined by author Vanessa McGrady (author of Rock Needs River) to discuss All You Can Ever Know. We…
The Short Stacks 6: Nicole Chung//All You Can Ever Know
Feb 10, 2019 • 37 min
Today on The Short Stacks author Nicole Chung joins us to discuss her memoir, and The Stacks Book Club pick, All You Can Ever Know. The book addresses her transracial adoption, her decision to find her birth family, and becoming a mother. Nicole shares…
45 Vanessa McGrady on Adoption and Memoirs
Feb 5, 2019 • 58 min
Today on The Stacks, author and journalist Vanessa McGrady talks with us about her new book, Rock Needs River, a memoir about becoming a mother through open adoption. We also talk about micro-aggressions , dark and twisty memoirs, and some of Vanessa’s…
44 Rap Dad by Juan Vidal — The Stacks Books Club (Josh Segarra)
Jan 29, 2019 • 58 min
We are joined again today by actor, Josh Segarra (Arrow, Sirens, Orange is the New Black) to discuss Rap Dad by Juan Vidal. A sort of a coming of age story rooted in becoming a parent in the hip-hop culture, Rap Dad is part memoir and part commentary on…
The Short Stacks 5: Anita Devlin//S.O.B.E.R.
Jan 27, 2019 • 35 min
On today’s episode of The Short Stacks we’re joined by Anita Devlin, who co-wrote the story of her son’s addiction in a joint memoir entitled S.O.B.E.R. Anita’s journey through her son’s (and co-author) addiction and recovery inspired her not only to…
43 Life as an Actor with Josh Segarra
Jan 22, 2019 • 60 min
Josh Segarra is an actor of both the stage (On Your Feet) and screen (Arrow, Orange is the New Black, Sirens), and today he is our guest on The Stacks. Josh talks with us about acting, how reading fits into his life as a dad, and we go off on a tangent…
42 Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie — The Stacks Book Club (Tawny Newsome)
Jan 15, 2019 • 69 min
Today on the podcast we’re discussing Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, and to join us for The Stacks Book Club, is actor, comedian, and podcast host, Tawny Newsome. Home Fire is a modern retelling of Antigone set against the backdrop of fear and anti-Muslim…
The Short Stacks 4: Juan Vidal//Rap Dad
Jan 13, 2019 • 38 min
On January 30th, we’re discussing Rap Dad by Juan Vidal as part of The Stacks Book Club, and to get you ready for that chat, I talked with Juan about his process in writing Rap Dad, how he finds time to write with four children, and about his favorite…
41 Comedy, Race, Travel and Books with Tawny Newsome
Jan 8, 2019 • 69 min
We are joined by Tawny Newsome, a modern day renaissance woman. Tawny is known for her work as an actress, comedian, and podcaster. She is the co-host of the Yo, is this Racist? podcast, and The Super Group podcast. Tawny talks with us about racism…
40 The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz — The Stacks Book Club (Alec Penix)
Jan 1, 2019 • 55 min
To kick off the new year, we’re talking self-help with Don Miguel Ruiz’s best selling book, The Four Agreements. Fitness guru and author, Alec Penix joins us for this The Stacks Book Club discussion. The book lays out four pillars to follow in order to…
The Short Stacks 3: Best of 2018//Lauren Fanella
Dec 30, 2018 • 41 min
Its the last day of 2018, and we’re celebrating with our very own wrap up, New Year’s Eve show. We brought back friend of the pod, Lauren Fanella (who you might remember from episodes 15 and 16, where we talked about Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore).…
39 Connecting Mind, Body, and Spirti with Alec Penix
Dec 25, 2018 • 53 min
We’re getting you ready for your mind and body goals in 2019, with our guest celebrity trainer Alec Penix. Alec is the author of a brand new health and fitness book called Seven Sundays. It is a guided 43-day program that focuses on food, sleep, exercise,…
38 Open City by Teju Cole — The Stacks Book Club (Behzad Dabu)
Dec 18, 2018 • 59 min
This week actor Behzad Dabu (How to Get Away with Murder, The Chi) joins us again to discuss Teju Cole’s novel, Open City. The book is a meditation on borders, terror, and belonging set against the back drop of a post 9/11 New York City, and centers a…
The Short Stacks 2 – Jesse Byrd//Real Jungle Tales
Dec 16, 2018 • 33 min
We’re talking all things children’s books this week on our mini episode with award winning author Jesse Byrd. In addition to writing children’s books, Jesse runs his own publishing house (Jesse B Creative), and does children’s book project management.…
37 Representation, Basketball, and Books with Behzad Dabu
Dec 11, 2018 • 65 min
Today on The Stacks, our guest is actor, producer, and activist Behzad Dabu. Behzad is most well known for his roles on How to Get Away with Murder and The Chi. We talk about plays that are great on the page, representation on screen, and his love of…
36 If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim — The Stacks Book Club (Aja Gabel)
Dec 4, 2018 • 56 min
Author Aja Gabel is back for The Stacks Book Club conversation this week. We’re discussing If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim. The book follows one woman, Haemi Lee, her life and relationships during and in the years following the Korean War. Our…
The Short Stacks 1: Crystal Hana Kim//If You Leave Me
Dec 2, 2018 • 38 min
Its time for our first ever Short Stack! These mini episodes will come out every other Monday, and feature a conversation with an author about their book and writing process. We are thrilled to have author Crystal Hana Kim for this inaugural episode.…
35 Prodigies, Time Machines, and Beautiful Writing with Aja Gabel
Nov 27, 2018 • 61 min
This week on The Stacks our guest is author Aja Gabel. Aja’s debut novel, The Ensemble, came out in 2018, and she talks with us about writing her book, cover design, which writers inspire her, and why she got a PhD in creative writing. We also talk music…
34 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison — The Stacks Book Club (Renée Hicks)
Nov 20, 2018 • 53 min
The Bluest Eye is the first novel of Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison, it is also The Stacks Book Club pick this week. We dissect this American classic and discuss its many themes including race, beauty, love and abuse with Renée Hicks, founder of Book Girl…
33 Book Girl Magic with Renee Hicks
Nov 13, 2018 • 52 min
This week on the podcast, our guest is Renée Hicks, founder of Book Girl Magic, an online book club that centers books by and about Black women. Renée shares with us her journey into reading, how her reading has inspired the reading life of her children,…
32 To The Bridge by Nancy Rommelmann — The Stacks Book Club (Heather John Fogarty)
Nov 6, 2018 • 54 min
When a mother, Amanda Stott-Smith, throws her two young children off of a bridge, one journalist tries to understand why. That is the premise of Nancy Rommelmann’s true crime book, To The Bridge. This week, for The Stacks Book Club, we discuss this…
31 All the Book Recommendations with Heather John Fogarty
Oct 30, 2018 • 52 min
Our guest this week is journalist Heather John Fogarty, whose work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire Magazine, Playboy, and more. Heather previously worked as the wine and spirits editor at Bon Appétit. In today’s conversation we…
30 How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt — The Stacks Book Club (Harris Cohn)
Oct 23, 2018 • 50 min
This week on The Stacks Book Club, activist and organizer Harris Cohn is back to chat about How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. This book was recently featured by Barack Obama on his Facebook page, as a book that speaks to the…
29 Politics, Midterms, and Voting (oh, my) with Harris Cohn
Oct 16, 2018 • 63 min
This week we are joined by Harris Cohn. Harris’ day job is in renewable energy, but his real super power is that he is an activist and organizer in his spare time. We talk this week about how Harris got interested in politics, how you can get involved in…
28 Bad Blood by John Carreyrou — The Stacks Book Club (Nancy Rommelmann)
Oct 9, 2018 • 52 min
This week on The Stacks Book Club, journalist and author Nancy Rommelmann is back to discuss Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. We talk about the mind blowing story of biotech startup Theranos, and its founder…
27 Talking Investigative Journalism with Nancy Rommelmann
Oct 2, 2018 • 67 min
This week we are joined by author and journalist, Nancy Rommelmann. Nancy talks to us about her newest book To The Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder, her process as an investigative journalist, and about the time she traveled to see John Wayne…
26 Less by Andrew Sean Greer — The Stacks Book Club (Zeke Smith)
Sep 25, 2018 • 61 min
We are thrilled to discuss this year’s Pulitzer Price winner for fiction, Less by Andrew Sean Greer, for The Stacks Book Club this week. We are joined by guest, Zeke Smith. Zeke is known for his time as a contestant on Survivor (Survivor: Millennials vs.…
25 Talking Fame and Identity with Zeke Smith
Sep 18, 2018 • 64 min
Today on The Stacks we are joined by Zeke Smith. Zeke is a writer and trans activist who you may know best from his seasons on Survivor (Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, Survivor: Game Changers). This week we talk reality TV fame, self-identification, and…
24 Motherhood by Sheila Heti — The Stacks Book Club (Jo Piazza)
Sep 11, 2018 • 53 min
Its time for another episode of The Stacks Book Club, and this week we are discussing Motherhood by Sheila Heti. We are joined again by author Jo Piazza (Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, How to Be Married) to discuss Motherhood, a book about one woman’s…
23 Talking Women in Politics with Jo Piazza
Sep 4, 2018 • 58 min
This week on the show, we have author and journalist Jo Piazza as our guest. Jo’s most recent release isCharlotte Walsh Likes to Win, a novel about a woman running for senate in the 2018 midterm elections. It is very of the moment, and is the Marie Claire…
22 The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner — The Stacks Book Club (Becca Tobin)
Aug 28, 2018 • 52 min
Becca Tobin (Glee, Lady Gang) is back for The Stacks Book Club, and we’re discussing Rachel Kushner’s newest book The Mars Room. This gritty novel tells the story of Romy, a young mother who has been incarcerated for two life sentences. We see Romy in her…
21 Talking Fiction & Hollywood with Becca Tobin
Aug 21, 2018 • 61 min
Our guest this week is Becca Tobin. Becca is most well known as an actress and a co-host of the podcast, Lady Gang. Today we walk about Becca’s podcast becoming a TV show, how reading helped her deal with grief, and her love of fiction that feels a little…
20 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates — The Stacks Book Club (Jay Connor)
Aug 14, 2018 • 69 min
We’re thrilled to have writer and host of The Extraordinary Negroes Podcast, Jay Connor, back with us this week for The Stacks Book Club, discussing Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This episode is spent talking about the three major themes…
19 Extraordinary Reading with Jay Connor of The Extraordinary Negroes
Aug 7, 2018 • 65 min
This week our guest is Jay Connor. Jay is a writer, and the creator and co-host of The Extraordinary Negroes podcast. Jay discuss his winding life path through many cities and many careers. We also talk about what books Jay is into and what writers he…
18 Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes — The Stacks Book Club (Ashley North)
Jul 31, 2018 • 51 min
Stylist and CEO Ashley North is back this week for The Stacks Book Club and our discussion of Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. The book is Rhimes’ memoir on the year she decided to say yes to everything and use the power of yes to change her life. The book…
17 Talking Fashion and Reading with Stylist Ashley North
Jul 24, 2018 • 57 min
Our guest this week is celebrity stylist, TV personality, and CEO of her own lifestyle brand, Ashley North. Ashley is most well known for being Kevin Hart’s stylist and now she’s sitting down with The Stacks to discuss reading. She talks about the not so…
16 Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore — The Stacks Book Club (Lauren Fanella)
Jul 17, 2018 • 60 min
This week Lauren Fanella is here for The Stacks Book Club. We’re talking about Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore. In the book, Milo, a human who has been reincarnated almost 10,000 times, is on a quest for perfection and everlasting life. The book…
15 Talking Unconventional Women with Lauren Fanella
Jul 10, 2018 • 63 min
This week our guest is Lauren Fanella, Lauren is a book reader and reviewer on #bookstagram, you might know her as @literarylauren_. Lauren is a lover of books by and about unconventional women, she reads for joy, and she’s not scared of a big sad book.…
14 The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg — The Stacks Book Club (Ross Asdourian)
Jul 3, 2018 • 44 min
This week, author Ross Asdourian is back to discuss our The Stacks Book Club book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. We talk about how habits work, the habits we want to change, and we look at two current…
13 Writing Your Book with Ross Asdourian
Jun 26, 2018 • 34 min
We’re excited to welcome Ross Asdourian to our show this week. Ross is the debut author of a hilarious memoir, Broken Bananah: Life, Love, and Sex…Without a Penis, the story of that one time he broke his penis. We don’t just talk about Ross’…
12 How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer — The Stacks Book Club (Aaron Dolores)
Jun 19, 2018 • 50 min
This week Aaron Dolores, founder of Black Arrow FC is back and we’re discussing How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer. This book takes a look at the world’s most popular sport, and how changes in the social…
Ep 11. Talking Books and Soccer with Aaron Dolores Founder of Black Arrow FC
Jun 12, 2018 • 53 min
This week we’re joined by Aaron Dolores, founder of Black Arrow FC, a lifestyle brand that focuses on the intersection of soccer and Black culture. The World Cup starts tomorrow, so we’re talking about Soccer and how it relates to the Black experience. We…
10 New Boy by Tracy Chevalier — The Stacks Book Club (Vella Lovell)
Jun 5, 2018 • 54 min
This week, actress Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex- Girlfriend, The Big Sick) is back on The Stacks. This week we’re talking about New Boy by Tracy Chevalier. New Boy is part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, in which modern day authors retell Shakespeare’s…
9 Talking Books with Vella Lovell
May 29, 2018 • 64 min
Actress Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex- Girlfriend, The Big Sick) joins us this week to nerd out on books. Vella talks about reading as an actor, examining scripts for clues to her character’s inner workings, and being a good scene partner. Vella also talks about…
8 Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth — The Stacks Book Club (Sam Pinkleton)
May 22, 2018 • 43 min
Choreographer Sam Pinkleton is back in time for The Stacks Book Club to take on true crime, with Vulgar Favors: The Assassination of Gianni Versace by Maureen Orth. Vulgar Favors examines the serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who murdered 5 men in 1997…
7 Talking Books with Sam Pinkleton
May 16, 2018 • 59 min
This week on the show we are talking all things books with Tony nominated choreographer, Sam Pinkleton, best known for his work on the Broadway show, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Sam and Traci discuss using books as an entry point to new…
6 Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin — The Stacks Book Club (Chris Maddox)
May 9, 2018 • 48 min
On this week of The Stacks, we discuss Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin with our guest, TV writer Chris Maddox. Giovanni’s Room is a classic American novel written in 1956, and the topics of masculinity, isolation, and love deferred are as relevant now as…
5 Talking Books with Chris Maddox
May 2, 2018 • 47 min
This week I am joined by TV writer and actor, Chris Maddox. Reading is a huge part of Chris’ professional life, and creative habit. Chris shares the kind of stories that excite him when he’s looking to write new TV shows and books that have helped shape…
4 Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward — The Stacks Book Club (Sarah Fong)
Apr 24, 2018 • 56 min
On this week of The Stacks, PhD candidate Sarah Fong is back, and we’re talking about Jesmyn Ward’s memoir, Men We Reaped. Our conversation dives into the deaths of five Black men in Ward’s life, and what these deaths say about the greater experience of…
3 Talking Books with Sarah Fong
Apr 17, 2018 • 44 min
On this week of The Stacks we are joined by Sarah Fong, a PhD Candidate in American Studies. Sarah is currently writing her dissertation on U.S. practices of social welfare, particularly as they relate to histories of slavery and colonization. This week…
2 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid — The Stacks Book Club (Dallas Lopez)
Apr 10, 2018 • 45 min
On this week of The Stacks, high school English teacher Dallas Lopez is back, and we’re talking about Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. This is our very first The Stacks Book Club (TSBC) episode. Join us as we discuss the fears of leaving your home behind, the…
1 Talking Books with Dallas Lopez
Apr 4, 2018 • 25 min
On this week of The Stacks we talk with High School English Teacher, Dallas Lopez. He tells us about how he used to hate reading, and how self-help books helped him to find his way into reading. We discuss books that Dallas loves, and books he doesn’t,…
The Stacks Podcast — Coming April 4th
Mar 21, 2018 • 2 min
Welcome to The Stacks a brand new podcast all about books, hosted by Traci Thomas. The Stacks will be your one stop shop for talking about books. Traci will be talking with a guest for two consecutive weeks. Week one will be a bookish conversation about…