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Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively - and sometimes heated - debates about the works.
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Latest episode: December 19, 2017 | 12:00 am - ABC: The Odyssey, Translated By Emily Wilson

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ABC: The Odyssey, Translated By Emily Wilson (4205) December 19, 2017 | 12:00 am
Katy Waldman, Parul Seghal, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey by Homer. Next month's book will be Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado.
ABC: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (3228) November 28, 2017 | 12:00 am
Katy Waldman, Laura Miller, and Meghan O'Roark discuss the novel Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Our selection for next month will be Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey.
ABC: What Happened by Hillary Clinton (3829) October 30, 2017 | 1:00 pm
Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Roark, and Emily Bazelon discuss Hilary Clinton's memoir, What Happened.
ABC: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney (2804) September 26, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Laura Bennett, Katy Waldman, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Sally Rooney's debut novel Conversations with Friends, and idea-driven novel about a group of four young people in Dublin struggling with ideology and identity.
ABC: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (3184) August 30, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Katy Waldman, Isaac Chotiner, and Laura Miller discuss The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the sprawling novel by Arundhati Roy about sectarian violence in India.
ABC: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy (2965) July 29, 2017 | 12:00 am
Katy Waldman, Jacob Brogan, and Dan Kois discuss Maile Meloy's novel Do Not Become Alarmed.
ABC: Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays by Durga Chew-Bose (3433) June 29, 2017 | 10:00 am
Katy Waldman, Jacob Brogan, and Meghan O'Rourke discuss Durga Chew-Bose's collection of essays Too Much and Not the Mood. Next month's book is Do Not Become Alarmed, by Maile Meloy.
ABC: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (3681) May 21, 2017 | 12:00 am
Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Roark, and Emily Bazelon discuss Margaret Atwood's dystopic novel The Handmaid's Tale and the Hulu television adaptation.
ABC: Lincoln In the Bardo by George Saunders (3077) April 29, 2017 | 12:00 pm
This month Katy Waldman, Meghan O'Rourke, and Nora Caplan-Bricker discuss George Saunders' Lincoln In the Bardo
ABC: The Art of War by Sun Tzu (2660) March 24, 2017 | 12:00 am
In this bonus episode, Katy Waldman, Jeremy Stahl, and Ava Lubell discuss The Art of War by Sun Tzu as self-help and potential guide to understanding the world of 2017
ABC: Swing Time (3368) March 13, 2017 | 12:00 am
Slate's Katy Waldman and Laura Miller discuss Zadie Smith's new novel, Swing Time with The New York Time's Parul Sehgal.
ABC: Swing Time by Zadie Smith (3368) March 13, 2017 | 12:00 am
Slate's Katy Waldman and Laura Miller discuss Zadie Smith's new novel, Swing Time with The New York Time's Parul Sehgal.
ABC: Bob Dylan's The Lyrics: 1961-2012 (2909) February 10, 2017 | 12:00 am
Slate's Katy Waldman, John Dickerson of Face the Nation, and writer and poet Meghan O'Rourke discuss Bob Dylan's The Lyrics: 1961-2012.
ABC: Postcards from the Edge (2267) January 19, 2017 | 12:00 am
Slate's Katy Waldman, Aisha Harris, and Laura Bennett discuss Carrie Fisher's Postcards from the Edge, a novel inspired in part by the author's own struggles with drug abuse and experiences as an actor in Hollywood.
ABC: Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher (2267) January 19, 2017 | 12:00 am
Slate's Katy Waldman, Aisha Harris, and Laura Bennett discuss Carrie Fisher's Postcards from the Edge, a novel inspired in part by the author's own struggles with drug abuse and experiences as an actor in Hollywood.
ABC: Moonglow (2892) December 10, 2016 | 12:00 am
Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Gabriel Roth and Jacob Brogan to Michael Chabon's new novel Moonglow.
ABC: Moonglow by Michael Chabon (2892) December 10, 2016 | 12:00 am
Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Gabriel Roth and Jacob Brogan to Michael Chabon's new novel Moonglow.
ABC: The Underground Railroad and Underground Airlines (3493) November 16, 2016 | 12:08 am
Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Laura Miller and Jamelle Bouie to compare and contrast Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad and the new book by Ben Winters Underground Airlines.
Keep Calm with Slate's Election Newscast (55) November 08, 2016 | 4:00 am
Slate presents a rolling audio newscast all day on Nov. 8.
ABC: Shrill (2455) October 07, 2016 | 7:16 pm
Katy Waldman is joined by Slate's Meg Wiegand and Nora Caplan-Bricker to talk about Lindy West's confident book Shrill.


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