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If Books Could Kill
If Books Could Kill
Michael Hobbes & Peter Shamshiri

The airport bestsellers that captured our hearts and ruined our minds

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Episodes

The World is Flat

Much has been said about globalization, but perhaps no one has said it worse than Thomas Friedman.Content Note: Discussions of... more

01 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
"Nudge" Part 2: Mr. Nudge Goes to Washington

The Nudgening.Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IfBooksPodWhere to find us: TwitterPeter's other podcast, 5-4Mike's other podcast, Maintenance PhaseSources:David Gal's "Behavioral Winter"The i-frame... more

19 May 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Meme Stock Cult [TEASER]

In 2021, scrappy young investors from across the world joined forces to buy GameStop stock, aiming to take down greedy... more

15 May 2023 · 19 minutes
"Nudge" Part 1: A Simple Solution For Littering, Organ Donations and Climate Change

In 2008, an economist and a law professor proposed a radical new approach to politics: Telling people not to do... more

04 May 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The 5 Love Languages

What’s your love language? Is it gifts? Words of affirmation? Or is it podcasts about books with extremely weird, reactionary... more

20 Apr 2023 · 54 minutes
Ben Shapiro's Plan To End Poverty [TEASER]

Is it bootstraps? It's bootstraps.To hear the rest of the show, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IfBooksPod

13 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
Rich Dad Poor Dad

In 1997, Robert Kiyosaki revealed the secret to lifelong success: Deliver grifty seminars and hire child slaves.Support us on Patreon:... more

06 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
The Dumbest Campus Controversies Of The Last Decade [TEASER]

Get in loser, we're going to Oberlin.To hear the rest of the show, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IfBooksPod

30 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Hillbilly Elegy

In 2016, J.D. Vance informally launched his political career with "Hillbilly Elegy," a memoir that blames the relative poverty of... more

23 Mar 2023 · 48 minutes
The Coddling Of The American Mind

TRIGGER WARNING: if you're a SNOWFLAKE college professor afraid of how your students are expressing themselves, you might need a... more

09 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
If Books Could Kill
The World is Flat
If Books Could Kill