This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Paige Clarke, author of She is Haunted, which is published by our friends at Two Dollar Radio.  Topics of discussion include PhDs, Two Dollar Radio, kids, God as a character, Rumpelstiltskin, value systems, favorite words (geriatric vs. abomination vs. bloom), internet-driven obsessions, redactions, and much more.  Copies of She is Haunted can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by #1 New York Times-bestselling author Chris Bohjalian, who discusses his new novel The Lioness, which is published by our friends at Doubleday.  Topics of discussion include Orson Welles, how the majestic becomes mundane, formatting a novel, pop-up civilizations, mother-daughter relationships, Russia, retirement, showing vs. telling, and much more.  Copies of The Lioness can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Landis Wade, host of the Charlotte Readers Podcast and author of Deadly Declarations, which is published by our friends at Lystra Books and Literary Services.  Topics of conversation include Charlotte's literary history, the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, George Washington, insomnia, book collections, John Grisham, what it means to be a "New South" city, and much more.  Signed copies of Deadly Declarations can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Sean Thor Conroe, author of Fuccboi, which is published by our friends at Little, Brown.  Topics of conversation include the line between fiction and memoir, slang, Scott McClanahan, The Wire, Roberto Bolaño, Lil B, wokeness, the politicization of art, and much more.  Copies of Fuccboi can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Mike Florio, creator and owner, along with NBC Sports, of profootballtalk.com, a leading NFL news organization.  He hosts two daily shows on Peacock and Sirius XM, PFT Live and PFTPM.  During the football season, he also appears weekly on the Sunday Night Football broadcast.  His new book is Playmakers: How the NFL Really Works (and Doesn’t), which is published by our friends at PublicAffairs.  Topics of conversation include fantasy football, Tom Brady, the NFL Draft, franchise quarterbacks, whether Roger Goodell is a good commissioner and much more.  Copies of Playmakers can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.  

 

This week's Bookin' features Ilube Nommo Award, New England Book Award, and Alex Award winning author Tochi Onyebuchi, who discusses his new novel Goliath, which is published by our friends at Tordotcom.  Topics of discussion include Economic Law, writing for young adults vs not so young adults, gangs, Connecticut novels, space exploration and global warming, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, cigarettes, Cormac McCarthy, and much more.  Copies of Goliath can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by New York Times bestselling author Emily St. John Mandel, who discusses her new book Sea of Tranquility, which is published by our friends at Knopf.  Topics of discussion include book tour interviews, time travelers, science-fiction vs. literary fiction, exile, whether a house can be haunted by failure, writing about the senses, life as a computer simulation, the Mandela effect, pandemic novels, and much more.  Signed copies of Sea of Tranquility can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING (while supplies last).  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of How Strange a Season, which is published by our friends at Scribner.  Topics of discussion include life in Vermont, family in North Carolina and growing up in the South, people who talk like they mean it, bossiness, estranged husbands, living in a glass house, wife days, the word "crazy", Alaska cold vs. Vermont cold, jazz and the medium of the album, and much more.  Signed copies of How Strange a Season can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Phoebe Zerwick, Director of the Journalism program at Wake Forest University and author of Beyond Innocence:The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt, which is published by our friends at Atlantic Monthly Press.  Topics of discussion include Darryl Hunt serving a sentence in prison for a murder he did not commit, Debbie Sykes, North Carolina as a training ground for journalism, writing about smoking in a tobacco town, the confederate flag, innocent people on death row, the exponential growth of the imprisonment of black people in the USA, reintegration for the formerly incarcerated, and much more.  Copies of Beyond Innocence can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Carissa Véliz, associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Institute for Ethics in AI at the University of Oxford.  Her new book is Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data, which is published by our friends at Melville House Publishing.  Topics of conversation include the surveillance economy, 1984, what nefarious purposes our data is being used for, smart TVs, what happens when you look at your phone first thing in the morning, Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, crises, whether kids will end up suing their parents over Facebook posts, what we can do to take power over our data back, and much more.  copies of Privacy is Power can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.

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