Episode 96
Fell in a Hole (AKA True Stories Underground)

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This week Alice and Kim dig deep for nonfiction about things you find underground, plus share new nonfiction about sports, food, and history.

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Follow Up

The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA by Jorge L. Contreras

Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Nonfiction in the News

2021 Kirkus Prize Winners Announced [Book Riot]

Scottie Pippen Takes Aim at Michael Jordan in New Book [New York Times]

New Nonfiction

Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women’s Football League by Britni de la Cretaz and Lyndsey D’Arcangelo

Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America by Mayukh Sen

Black and Blue: A Memoir of Racism and Resilience by Veronica Gorrie

An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States by Kyle T. Mays

Fell in a Hole

Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness by Neil Swidey

The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City by Jennifer Toth

The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures by Roma Agrawal

Accidental Archaeologists: True Stories of Unexpected Discoveries by Sarah Albee

Reading Now

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker

Chanel’s Riviera: Glamour, Decadence, and Survival in Peace and War, 1930-1944 by Anne de Courcy