Pride Reads!

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This week Alice and Kim talk about witches, Jehovah’s Witnesses, fungus-inspired crime, and what nonfiction to read for Pride Month.

This episode is sponsored by All the Books, The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publishers of Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment by Linda Hirshman.

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Follow Up

KIM: Slow Burn podcast is doing a series on The Queen by Josh Levin (one of the editor’s behind Slow Burn)

New Books

Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life by Amber Scorah

Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power by Pam Grossman

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Suketu Mehta

The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World’s Most Expensive Fungus by Ryan Jacobs

Naturally Tan: A Memoir by Tan France

Formation: A Woman’s Memoir of Stepping Out of Line by Ryan Leigh Dostie

Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness by Jennifer Berry Hawes

The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation by Rich Cohen

Blonde Rattlesnake: Burmah Adams, Tom White, and the 1933 Crime Spree That Terrorized Los Angeles by Julia Bricklin

Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age by Darrel J. McLeod

Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom by Katherine Eban

Pride Month

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen

Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir by Cherrie Moraga

Prairie Silence: A Memoir by Melanie Hoffert

The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals by Richard Plant

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib

Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall by James Polchin

The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets by Gayle E Pitman

Reading Now

KIM: Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

ALICE: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean


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