NPR's Book of the Day

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In need of a good read? Or just want to keep up with the books everyone's talking about? NPR's Book of the Day gives you today's very best writing in a snackable, skimmable, pocket-sized podcast. Whether you're looking to engage with the big questions of our times – or temporarily escape from them – we've got an author who will speak to you, all genres, mood and writing styles included. Catch today's great books in 15 minutes or less.

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  • Rfisler
    Shameless agenda promoting garbage
    Too politically biased. I kept scrolling trying to find neutral books, but the reviews of those are even slanted. If you’re looking for content designed to confirm your victimhood, you’ve found your spot!
  • sizrhpy
    I finally unsubscribed
    When I first started listening, this was exciting. I loved having a new book and chat with the author each day. But the more I listen, the more I pick up on the political sway this show and its interviewers have. Books that right are talked about with a left eye. It’s very obvious. I am somewhat in the middle in my own position but I try to listen to things in a way that I can make my own thoughts on them. This really makes some of the people interviewed uncomfortable.
  • K Uhuru
    Interesting Titles and Discussion
    I like that this podcast highlights titles I might not otherwise explore. Also like that it’s in a short, easily digestible segment.
  • 1009926144189363uu
    Sierra Square, Delta Square
    Every day it’s books about some oppressed person railing against their oppressor. And if a book covers something the preening, smug host doesn’t personally enjoy, he’ll make sure to tell you about it. Wish a more diverse book show existed that posted as consistently. Since most books are basically the same concept, if you DO like these titles you’re in for a treat, however. But your likes have better be super narrow and constricted to cosmetically diverse oppression wars.
  • 😉💙🙃
    4 November 2023
    Russia and Ukraine have been at war with each other for over a year and half, and finally a podcast has been launched regarding the ‘rules of war.’ Wow! I’m shocked, I find this too little to late. 🙃
  • EternalCow
    Love good book recs
    Love hearing great book recommendations! Please keep up the great work. :)
  • thimsciv
    It’s okay
    Most books I wouldn’t actually read I mean lies about black ppl, never heard any of those lies so that feels randomly created Also
  • teelgee
    Andrew?
    Is Andrew Linbong coming back? I miss him.
  • BenDognobi
    Perfect!
    This podcast is one that I look forward to daily! Please consider additional episodes or perhaps incorporating social media to supplement additional content from the podcasts (YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter, etc?). You’re doing a marvelous job. This podcast is making me aware of great books and their authors. Thank you!
  • sr_98_sr
    Great podcast!!
    I’ve added several books to my to-read queue from this podcast!
  • Loquita08
    Great Listen for Readers
    At first I was hesitant to subscribe. I have such a long reading list and this was sure to add more, but I really appreciate the interviews, especially for books I probably won’t read. I love knowing about things outside my sphere. Also, it has given me books to recommend to my friends with different tastes.
  • Bethie1410
    The beauty of dusk episode
    I like the show a lot but I wanted to bring to the attention of the producers that a comment from the author in the beauty of dusk episode was offensive to me. I am an autistic adult and the authors comment about the struggles of a parent because their kid has autism was upsetting to me. I understand that it was not meant to be offensive but the kid having autism should not be viewed as the problem or a struggle. Having autism does not make you a problem.
  • Noras two dogs
    Warmth of Other Suns
    The Warmth of Other Suns is not a novel! Please change in blurb for Isabell Wilkerson and her book Caste.
  • TSGMS
    Excellent
    Really enjoying this show. It’s a must listen for 2022! Great for discovering new books to add to my reading list.
  • Mikeyv6283
    Love this podcast!
    Listen every day!
  • Dddddiiiisssapointing
    Poor substitute
    NPR discontinued a fantastic weekly book podcast after 2016. Finally they have added a new one but it is a poor substitute. I don’t know why a single author interview is selected each day instead of compiling the book-related articles across the week. Dropping an episode every day is cumbersome and annoying and doesn’t help me to catch information I might have missed. The introduction is unnecessary and shallow.
  • CaribBelle
    Bite size book discussions are a major treat
    A true pleasure: excellent books and incisive commentary I can consume in a 10 minute or less.
  • WV Lynn
    Great Idea for a Podcast
    I don’t have time to listen to all NPR programs but often find myself on website looking up stories about books & authors. Now they appear here. So a few minutes a day & I can catch up on any stories I’ve missed. Great way to repurpose stories (I hate to say content) <smile>
  • Icamtldc
    So excited for this!
    Thanks NPR 🤓📚😍🛋
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