The Stacks

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Ep. 73 Reading with Purpose with Allison Punch
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...

Ep. 72 The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander -- The Stacks Book Club (Dani McClain)
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...

The Short Stacks 19: Ramin Setoodeh//Ladies Who Punch
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...

Ep. 71 Mothering and Social Justice with Dani McClain
August 07, 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...

Ep. 70 WorkParty by Jaclyn Johnson--The Stacks Book Club (Calli Cholodenko)
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...

The Short Stacks 18: Bianca Marais//If You Want to Make God Laugh
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...

Ep. 69 Getting Social with Calli Cholodenko
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...

Ep. 68 Miracle Creek by Angie Kim -- The Stacks Book Club (Rachel Overvoll)
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...

The Short Stacks 17: Radley Balko//The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist
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...

Ep. 67 Finding Feminism with Rachel Overvoll
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...