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The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci for two episodes of bookish conversations. In their first episode guests will talk about their reading habits, likes and dislikes, and much more. In their second episode, they'll discuss The Stacks Book Club (TSBC) pick. Get ready for fun and thoughtful conversations about books and reading. 

Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book Club picks.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 119 All About the Drive with James McBride

EThe 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 how James names his characters, they way he thinks about his success, and the role of art and history in American culture. The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/08/ep-119-james-mcbride SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with James: Website | Instagram | Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on PodcastOne | Goodreads | Patreon

50 MIN23 h ago
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Ep. 119 All About the Drive with James McBride

Ep. 118 Living the Revision with Kiese Laymon

EThe 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 America), essayist, and professor at The University of Mississippi. Today we discuss living revision, writing sentences, crafting nonfiction and the depths of fiction. Then we get into Kiese's favorite books, you'll want to get your TBR ready! The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/01/ep-118-kiese-laymon SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The S...

82 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 118 Living the Revision with Kiese Laymon

Ep. 117 Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe -- The Stacks Book Club (Emma Copley Eisenberg)

EToday 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 examine the impulse to solve crimes, why victim statements can be complicated, and what kind of killers get their narratives revisited. 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/2020/06/24/ep-117-savage-appetites SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Emma: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Donate to The Conscious Kid

68 MIN2 w ago
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Ep. 117 Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe -- The Stacks Book Club (Emma Copley Eisenberg)

Ep. 116 White Fragility with The Lady Gang - Part 2

EIt'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 harmful and common mistakes white people make, how to apologize, ways to teach your kids about race, and so much more. You can find everything we discussed on both part one and two in the show notes below! The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discussed on both part one and part two on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/17/ep-116-white-fragility SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns ...

75 MIN3 w ago
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Ep. 116 White Fragility with The Lady Gang - Part 2

Ep. 115 Heroes Walk Among Us with Bakari Sellers

EIn 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 memoir, My Vanishing Country. We talk today with Bakari about the civil rights movements of the past and present, how he hopes we move forward as a nation, and the perseverance it took to get his book published. The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/10/ep-115-bakari-sellers SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Bakari: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Save Indie Bookstores

49 MINJUN 10
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Ep. 115 Heroes Walk Among Us with Bakari Sellers

Ep. 114 Both, And with Emma Copley Eisenberg

EToday we welcome debut author and co-founder of Blue Stoop in Philadelphia, Emma Copley Eisenberg. Emma's book The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, is an investigation of the murder of two young women--showing how a violent crime casts a shadow over an entire community. We talk about True Crime as a genre, and how the phrase "both, and" became to motto of Emma's work. We also talk books, of course. The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/03/ep-114-emma-copley-eisenberg/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Emma: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with Th...

60 MINJUN 3
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Ep. 114 Both, And with Emma Copley Eisenberg

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

EWe're discussing The Giver by Lois Lowry today as part of The Stacks Book Club with guest, Sue Thomas aka Traci's mom. The Giver is an award winning classic children's book about a utopia and what we sacrifice for peace and stability. Today we focus in on communal memory, how children learn about atrocities, and the ways in which we read novels differently. There are spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/27/ep-113-the-giver SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Sue: Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Save Indie Bookstores

63 MINMAY 27
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Ep. 113 The Giver by Lois Lowry -- The Stacks Book Club (Sue Thomas)

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

ER. Eric Thomas is the author of Here for It and the writer behind Elle.com's daily column "Eric Reads the News". Eric joins the show to talk about centering his identities of Black, Christian, Gay, and American in Here for It, his collection of humorous and thoughtful essays. We also discuss pop culture as a unifying force, Maxine Waters, and how dreams really do come true (and how badly we need to remember that right now). The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giver by Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/20/ep-112-r-eric-thomas SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Eric: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website | Eric Reads the News Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Save Indie Bookstores

52 MINMAY 20
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Ep. 112 R. Eric Thomas//Here for It

Ep. 111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine

EToday our guest is Ethan Strauss, a basketball reporter for The Athletic and the author of The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty. The book is a workplace drama about one of basketball's greatest teams, but this episode is more than sports talk. We get into Ethan's love of subculture narratives, being a reporter versus an author, and the "sadness of success". This is an episode for both lovers of the game and the page. Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giver by Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/13/ep-111-ethan-strauss SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Ethan: Twitter | Instagram | The Athletic | House of Strauss Podcast Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Make a donation to Feeding America

56 MINMAY 13
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Ep. 111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine

Ep. 110 Like Mother Like Daughter with Sue Thomas

EOn today's episode we have one of the earliest supporters of The Stacks and one of Traci's biggest fans, Sue Thomas, better known as Traci's mom. That's right, in honor of Mother's day get to know the person who gave Traci her love of reading and so many book recommendations. The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giver by Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/06/ep-110-sue-thomas SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Sue: Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Save Indie Bookstores

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

Latest Episodes

Ep. 119 All About the Drive with James McBride

EThe 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 how James names his characters, they way he thinks about his success, and the role of art and history in American culture. The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/08/ep-119-james-mcbride SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with James: Website | Instagram | Facebook Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on PodcastOne | Goodreads | Patreon

50 MIN23 h ago
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Ep. 119 All About the Drive with James McBride

Ep. 118 Living the Revision with Kiese Laymon

EThe 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 America), essayist, and professor at The University of Mississippi. Today we discuss living revision, writing sentences, crafting nonfiction and the depths of fiction. Then we get into Kiese's favorite books, you'll want to get your TBR ready! The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/01/ep-118-kiese-laymon SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The S...

82 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 118 Living the Revision with Kiese Laymon

Ep. 117 Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe -- The Stacks Book Club (Emma Copley Eisenberg)

EToday 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 examine the impulse to solve crimes, why victim statements can be complicated, and what kind of killers get their narratives revisited. 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/2020/06/24/ep-117-savage-appetites SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Emma: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Donate to The Conscious Kid

68 MIN2 w ago
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Ep. 117 Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe -- The Stacks Book Club (Emma Copley Eisenberg)

Ep. 116 White Fragility with The Lady Gang - Part 2

EIt'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 harmful and common mistakes white people make, how to apologize, ways to teach your kids about race, and so much more. You can find everything we discussed on both part one and two in the show notes below! The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discussed on both part one and part two on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/17/ep-116-white-fragility SUPPORT THE STACKS Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns ...

75 MIN3 w ago
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Ep. 116 White Fragility with The Lady Gang - Part 2

Ep. 115 Heroes Walk Among Us with Bakari Sellers

EIn 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 memoir, My Vanishing Country. We talk today with Bakari about the civil rights movements of the past and present, how he hopes we move forward as a nation, and the perseverance it took to get his book published. The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/10/ep-115-bakari-sellers SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Bakari: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Save Indie Bookstores

49 MINJUN 10
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Ep. 115 Heroes Walk Among Us with Bakari Sellers

Ep. 114 Both, And with Emma Copley Eisenberg

EToday we welcome debut author and co-founder of Blue Stoop in Philadelphia, Emma Copley Eisenberg. Emma's book The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, is an investigation of the murder of two young women--showing how a violent crime casts a shadow over an entire community. We talk about True Crime as a genre, and how the phrase "both, and" became to motto of Emma's work. We also talk books, of course. The Stacks Book Club selection for June is Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe, we will discuss the book with Emma Copley Eisenberg on June 24th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/03/ep-114-emma-copley-eisenberg/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Emma: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with Th...

60 MINJUN 3
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Ep. 114 Both, And with Emma Copley Eisenberg

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

EWe're discussing The Giver by Lois Lowry today as part of The Stacks Book Club with guest, Sue Thomas aka Traci's mom. The Giver is an award winning classic children's book about a utopia and what we sacrifice for peace and stability. Today we focus in on communal memory, how children learn about atrocities, and the ways in which we read novels differently. There are spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/27/ep-113-the-giver SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Sue: Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Save Indie Bookstores

63 MINMAY 27
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Ep. 113 The Giver by Lois Lowry -- The Stacks Book Club (Sue Thomas)

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

ER. Eric Thomas is the author of Here for It and the writer behind Elle.com's daily column "Eric Reads the News". Eric joins the show to talk about centering his identities of Black, Christian, Gay, and American in Here for It, his collection of humorous and thoughtful essays. We also discuss pop culture as a unifying force, Maxine Waters, and how dreams really do come true (and how badly we need to remember that right now). The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giver by Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/20/ep-112-r-eric-thomas SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Eric: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website | Eric Reads the News Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Save Indie Bookstores

52 MINMAY 20
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Ep. 112 R. Eric Thomas//Here for It

Ep. 111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine

EToday our guest is Ethan Strauss, a basketball reporter for The Athletic and the author of The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty. The book is a workplace drama about one of basketball's greatest teams, but this episode is more than sports talk. We get into Ethan's love of subculture narratives, being a reporter versus an author, and the "sadness of success". This is an episode for both lovers of the game and the page. Remember, The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giver by Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/13/ep-111-ethan-strauss SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Use this link to shop for all the books discussed on today's show. Connect with Ethan: Twitter | Instagram | The Athletic | House of Strauss Podcast Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Make a donation to Feeding America

56 MINMAY 13
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Ep. 111 Ethan Strauss//The Victory Machine

Ep. 110 Like Mother Like Daughter with Sue Thomas

EOn today's episode we have one of the earliest supporters of The Stacks and one of Traci's biggest fans, Sue Thomas, better known as Traci's mom. That's right, in honor of Mother's day get to know the person who gave Traci her love of reading and so many book recommendations. The Stacks Book Club selection for May is The Giver by Lois Lowry, we will discuss the book with Sue Thomas on May 27th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/05/06/ep-110-sue-thomas SUPPORT THE STACKS Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission. Connect with Sue: Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads Save Indie Bookstores

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