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The Stacks
The Stacks
Traci Thomas

The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci Thomas for lively discussions... more

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Episodes

Ep. 308 Viral Justice by Ruha Benjamin -- The Stacks Book Club (Uché Blackstock)

Physician and bestselling author Uché Blackstock returns to discuss the memoir-manifesto Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want... more

28 Feb 2024 · 59 minutes
Unabridged: No One Wants to Talk About the Sex with Kiley Reid

*patron-only bonus episode teaser* This episode features audio from a February live show at Vroman's Bookstore with NYT bestselling novelist Kiley... more

23 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
Ep. 307 A Story We Tell Backward with Lauren Markham

This episode features a discussion with journalist and writer Lauren Markham about her new book A Map of Future Ruins:... more

21 Feb 2024 · 1 hour,
Ep. 306 I Love Our Romance Community with Tia Williams

Romance novelist Tia Williams visits the show to discuss her latest book A Love Song for Ricki Wilde. Tia shares... more

14 Feb 2024 · 48 minutes
Ep. 305 Going from Pet to Threat with Uché Blackstock

Physician, educator and author Uché Blackstock shares her New York Times Bestselling book Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism... more

07 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
Ep. 304 Erasure by Percival Everett -- The Stacks Book Club (Zach Stafford)

Vibe Check host Zach Stafford returns to discuss our January book club selection, the 2001 satirical novel Erasure by Percival... more

31 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Unabridged: Our Most Anticipated Books of 2024 with Cree Myles and Sara Hildreth

*patron-only bonus episode teaser* For today's Unabridged, book lovers Cree Myles (All Ways Black) and Sara Hildreth (Fiction Matters) join us... more

26 Jan 2024 · 14 minutes
Ep. 303 The Culmination of My Psycho-Spiritual Self with Kaveh Akbar

We are joined by poet and debut novelist Kaveh Akbar to discuss his book Martyr!, the story of a newly... more

24 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Ep. 302 We Shouldn't Be Asking You This Question with Carolina Ixta

Educator and author Carolina Ixta joins The Stacks to discuss her debut novel Shut Up, This is Serious. Set in... more

17 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Ep. 301 What Makes a Recipe Good with Sohla El-Waylly

Chef, restaurateur and media personality Sohla El-Waylly joins to talk about her debut cookbook, Start Here: Instructions for Becoming a... more

10 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
Ep. 300 A Lover of Place with Zach Stafford

Writer, Vibe Check cohost, and Tony winning Producer, Zach Stafford joins The Stacks to discuss being a journalist, his many... more

03 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
Unabridged: The LA Live Show with Chelsea Devantez, Rachel Lindsay and Sam Sanders

*patron-only bonus episode teaser* This edition of The Stacks Unabridged features audio from our Los Angeles stop on the Live in... more

29 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
Ep. 299 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare -- The Stacks Book Club (Farah Karim-Cooper)

Author and Shakespeare scholar Farah Karim-Cooper returns for our final book club episode of the year to discuss the Bard's... more

27 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Ep. 298 The Best Books of 2023 with MJ Franklin and Adam Vitcavage

New York Times Book Review editor MJ Franklin and Debutiful's Adam Vitcavage join The Stacks for our annual best books... more

20 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Ep. 297 It's a Policy of Neglect with Nathan Thrall

Journalist and author Nathan Thrall joins us to discuss his book A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy... more

13 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Unabridged: The NYC Late Show with Kiese Laymon

*patron-only bonus episode teaser* We're back with friend of The Stacks, Kiese Laymon, with audio from the second New York live... more

08 Dec 2023 · 9 minutes
Ep. 296 Gatekeeping Around Shakespeare with Farah Karim-Cooper

Author and professor Farah Karim-Cooper joins The Stacks to talk about her book The Great White Bard: How to Love... more

06 Dec 2023 · 59 minutes
Ep. 295 Severance by Ling Ma -- The Stacks Book Club (Mitchell S. Jackson)

Author Mitchell S. Jackson returns for our book club discussion of Ling Ma's post-apocalyptic novel Severance. On this episode we... more

29 Nov 2023 · 58 minutes
Unabridged: The NYC Early Show with Kiese Laymon

*patron-only bonus episode teaser* This Unabridged is a conversation with author and friend of The Stacks Kiese Laymon from our early... more

24 Nov 2023 · 13 minutes
Ep. 294 People Just Have Never Seen It with Ali Stroker

Tony Award Winner Ali Stroker discusses her new middle grade novel Cut Loose!, co-written with Stacy Davidowitz. Ali reveals why... more

22 Nov 2023 · 55 minutes
Ep. 293 Progress Is not Linear with Beto O'Rourke

Texas politician and author Beto O'Rourke joins The Stacks to talk about his book We've Got to Try: How the... more

15 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Ep. 292 Writing Toward Beauty with Jesmyn Ward

Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward joins The Stacks to discuss her latest novel Let Us Descend. She reveals how the book... more

08 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Ep. 291 I've Never Read for Pleasure with Mitchell S. Jackson

Award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson joins the show to discuss his new book Fly: The Big Book of Basketball Fashion.... more

01 Nov 2023 · 56 minutes
Ep. 290 Tar Baby by Toni Morrison -- The Stacks Book Club (Minda Honey)

It's time for our annual Toni Morrison read for The Stacks Book Club! Author, Minda Honey is back to discuss... more

25 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Unabridged: The DC Live Show with Jason Reynolds

*patron-only bonus episode teaser* This Unabridged episode features audio from our Washington DC stop of The Stacks Tour, featuring bestselling author... more

20 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
Ep. 289 Changing the Stories We Tell Ourselves with Oliver Jeffers

Children's book author and artist Oliver Jeffers joins to discuss his first all-ages illustrated book Begin Again: How We Got... more

18 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
Ep. 288 Just Presenting the Facts with Michael Harriot

Columnist and commentator Michael Harriot joins The Stacks to talk about his book Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of... more

11 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
Ep. 287 Ending Racism with Minda Honey

Political and relationship essayist Minda Honey is here to discuss her new book The Heartbreak Years: A Memoir. We talk... more

04 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Ep. 286 Monsters by Claire Dederer -- The Stacks Book Club (Brittany Luse)

We're thrilled to welcome back podcaster Brittany Luse to discuss Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma by Claire Dederer for The Stacks... more

27 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Ep. 285 A Page Is Not Wild with Myriam Gurba

Myriam Gurba visits The Stacks to discuss her new essay collection Creep: Accusations and Confessions. Myriam describes how a question... more

20 Sep 2023 · 57 minutes
Unabridged: The Chicago Live Show with Samantha Irby

*patron-only bonus episode teaser* This episode of The Stacks Unabridged features audio from our Chicago show on the Live in The... more

15 Sep 2023 · 11 minutes
Ep. 284 Romance and Politics with Stacey Abrams

Politician, activist and author Stacey Abrams joins us to discuss her romantic suspense novel The Art of Desire, written under... more

13 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
Ep. 283 The Curiosity Never Ends with Brittany Luse

Today we're joined by award-winning journalist and cultural critic Brittany Luse upon her first anniversary as host of NPR's It's... more

06 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Introducing: Vibe Check with Sam Sanders, Saeed Jones and Zach Stafford

Introducing Vibe Check, a podcast where hosts Sam Sanders, Saeed Jones, and Zach Stafford make sense of what’s going on in news... more

01 Sep 2023 · 51 minutes
Ep. 282 You Made A Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi -- The Stacks Book Club (Sam Sanders)

Podcaster and journalist Sam Sanders returns to discuss You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi... more

30 Aug 2023 · 50 minutes
Unabridged: The Oakland Live Show with Leila Mottley

*patron-only bonus episode teaser* This Unabridged features audio from our first stop on The Stacks tour in Oakland with Leila Mottley.... more

25 Aug 2023 · 12 minutes
Ep. 281 The Characters Came Quickly with Jennifer Baker

Podcaster and author Jennifer Baker discusses her YA novel Forgive Me Not, how she created its alternate juvenile justice system... more

23 Aug 2023 · 58 minutes
Ep. 280 Blind Thought with Andrew Leland

After living with the retinitis pigmentosa for decades, Andrew Leland; writer, audio producer, and teacher, decided to write about blindness... more

16 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Ep. 279 Inaction Is a Form of Police Brutality with Nora Neus

Emmy-nominated journalist Nora Neus is here to discuss her illuminating new book 24 Hours in Charlottesville: An Oral History of... more

09 Aug 2023 · 58 minutes
Ep. 278 We're Giving Him Drugs with Sam Sanders

Sam Sanders, host of the Into It and Vibe Check podcasts, joins us to discuss the history of objectivity in... more

02 Aug 2023 · 58 minutes
Unabridged: Talking HBO's Watchmen Series with David Dennis Jr.

*patron-only bonus episode teaser* Friend of The Stacks David Dennis Jr. is back to help us break down the 2019 HBO... more

28 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
Ep. 277 Watchmen by Alan Moore -- The Stacks Book Club (Joel Christian Gill)

Cartoonist and author Joel Christian Gill returns for book club day to discuss the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore... more

26 Jul 2023 · 58 minutes
Ep. 276 How We Keep Each Other Alive with Donovan X. Ramsey

Journalist Donovan X. Ramsey joins us to talk about his illuminating narrative nonfiction book When Crack Was King: A People's... more

19 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Ep. 275 We're on the Extreme Side with Ricardo Nuila

Physician and writer Ricardo Nuila joins The Stacks to discuss The People's Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine, about... more

12 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Ep. 274 Comics Is a Medium Not a Genre with Joel Christian Gill

Cartoonist and educator Joel Christian Gill joins us to talk about his new book Stamped from the Beginning: A Graphic... more

05 Jul 2023 · 1 hour,
Unabridged: I'm a New Bitch Every Month with Jamilah Mapp and Erica Dickerson

*patron-only bonus episode teaser* Podcasters and co-authors Jamilah Mapp and Erica Dickerson join Unabridged to talk about their new book A... more

30 Jun 2023 · 13 minutes
Ep. 273 Oreo by Fran Ross -- The Stacks Book Club (Hannah Oliver Depp)

Loyalty Bookstores owner Hannah Oliver Depp returns to discuss our June book club pick Oreo by Fran Ross. We talk... more

28 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Ep. 272 Cold Butter and Cold Emails with Stacey Mei Yan Fong

Today we speak with Stacey Mei Yan Fong, creator of the project which spawned her new book 50 Pies, 50... more

21 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Ep. 271 The Paradox of Visibility with Tre'vell Anderson

Award-winning journalist, podcaster, and author Tre'vell Anderson joins The Stacks to discuss their new book We See Each Other: A... more

14 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Ep. 270 My Whole Self Is Here with Hannah Oliver Depp

Today we're joined by the owner of Loyalty Bookstores, Hannah Oliver Depp. We hear about Hannah's road to owning her... more

07 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
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Cartoonist and author Joel Christian Gill returns for book club day to discuss the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave... more