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The SSR Podcast
The SSR Podcast
Alli Hoff Kosik

Each week, freelance writer and lifelong bookworm Alli Hoff Kosik will challenge a guest to reread a literary throwback or to experience... more

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Episode 279: The Tale of Despereaux

Like the book at its center, Episode 279 will feel like a warm hug! Kate is back, this week to... more

18 Jun 2024 · 40 minutes
Episode 278: Bookseller Q&A (with Kate Czyzewski)

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a bookseller at an independent bookstore? Kate from Thunder Road Books... more

11 Jun 2024 · 37 minutes
Episode 277: The Two Princesses of Bamarre (with Chelsey Feder)

If you’ve been missing SSR’s signature approach to the literary throwbacks of your teen and tween years, the wait is... more

04 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Episode 276: Welcome Back! (with Chelsey Feder)

SSR is back after Alli’s maternity leave! We’ll be back to discuss a new literary throwback next week, but we’re... more

28 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Episode 275: Listenersode 2023!

Thanks to all of the listeners who participated in this year’s crowd-sourced episode: Abby, Diane, Julia, Holly, Kat, Shira, and... more

26 Dec 2023 · 45 minutes
Episode 274: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (with Ore Agbaje-Williams)

For the final book episode of 2023, Alli and her guest turn their attention to a real classic: Betty Smith’s... more

19 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Episode 273: Among the Hidden (with Claire Ahn)

At long last, Alli and her guest turn their attention to a book that’s been requested many times by listeners:... more

12 Dec 2023 · 59 minutes
Episode 272: Fantastic Mr. Fox (with Jesse Q. Sutanto)

With New Reads November 2023 behind us, we’re back to throwbacks, starting with Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Alli’s guest... more

05 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
Episode 271: Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute (with Brittany, Cait & Shira from SSR's Patreon!)

It’s the grand finale of SSR’s New Reads November 2023… and the perfect time to discuss Talia Hibbert’s YA debut,... more

28 Nov 2023 · 59 minutes
Episode 270: Throwback (with Becca Freeman)

Week 3 of New Reads November takes a very close, very fun look at Maurene Goo’s Throwback. The book inspires... more

21 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The SSR Podcast
Episode 279: The Tale of Despereaux
The SSR Podcast