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The Book Review
The Book Review
The New York Times

The world's top authors and critics join host Gilbert Cruz and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about... more

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The Rise and Fall of The Village Voice

Dwight Garner discusses a new oral history of the venerable alt-weekly, Tricia Romano’s “The Freaks Came Out to Write.”

23 Feb 2024 · 36 minutes
Let's Talk About 'Demon Copperhead'

On this week's episode, a roundtable conversation about Barbara Kingsolver’s “Demon Copperhead,” a riff on “David Copperfield” that moves Charles... more

16 Feb 2024 · 42 minutes
4 Early-Year Book Recommendations

The early part of a year can mean new books to read, or it can mean catching up on older... more

09 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
'Killers of the Flower Moon': Book and Movie Discussion

A.O. Scott joins for a spoiler-filled conversation about both David Grann's "Killers of the Flower Moon" and Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated... more

02 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
Talking the Joys and Rules of Open Marriage

Molly Roden Winter and her husband have been married for 24 years. But since 2008 they have also dated other... more

26 Jan 2024 · 38 minutes
Our Early 2024 Book Preview

It's gonna be a busy spring! On this week’s episode, we talk about some of the upcoming books we are... more

19 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
Steven Soderbergh on His Year in Reading

Every January, the director Steven Soderbergh posts a detailed list of his previous year's cultural consumption — every movie and TV... more

12 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
Book Club: 'The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store'

In our last episode of 2023, we convene to talk about James McBride's novel — one of the year's most... more

22 Dec 2023 · 38 minutes
How to Tell the Story of a Giant Wildfire

John Vaillant, the author of “Fire Weather” (one of our 10 Best Books this year), discusses climate change and the... more

15 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
Our Critics' Year in Reading

Dwight Garner, Jennifer Szalai and Alexandra Jacobs look back on the books that have stuck with them in 2023.

08 Dec 2023 · 37 minutes
The Book Review
The Rise and Fall of The Village Voice
The Book Review