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This week, Alice and Kim talk about dinosaurs, bird thieves, short nonfiction that’s extra binge-worthy, and The Bachelor. Plus, Alice cheats and recommends some fiction seems like nonfiction, and some poetry.

This episode is sponsored by:

The Myth of the Nice Girl by Fran Hauser


Follow Up From Episode 3

HBO Documentary Films has acquired the rights to Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.

New Releases

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte (April 24, William Morrow)

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson (April 24, Viking)

The War on Neighborhoods by Ryan Lugalia Hollon and Daniel Cooper (April 17, Beacon Press)

The Opposite of Hate by Sally Kohn (April 10, Algonquin Books)

On a Theme: Readathon Nonfiction!

Short nonfiction, perfect for a binge read or to add to your stacks during Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, coming up on April 28.

American Fire by Monica Hesse

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel


Circe by Madeline Miller

The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

The Displaced by Viet Thanh Nguyen

What We’re Reading Now

The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang

Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman

The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater by Alanna Okun

Giant Days by John Allison, Whitney Cogar, and Lissa Treiman

Daughters of the Declaration by Claire Gaudiani and David Graham