For Real

For Real is a biweekly nonfiction podcast that puts the spotlight on new books and old favorites that tell it like it is, or at least try to.

Episode 75Easy Nonfiction to Start the Year

This week, Alice and Kim recommend easy nonfiction reads to start your year.

Episode 7421 Anticipated Books to Start 2021

This week Alice and Kim preview 21 of their most-anticipated new books from the first half of 2021. Plus, they discuss reading plans for the year and some of the best-reviewed books of 2020.

Episode 732020 Nonfiction Favorites

This week Alice and Kim talk favorite nonfiction reads of 2020.

Episode 72Terrible and Wonderful Families

This week Alice and Kim share books about familes, plus new nonfiction about mediocre white dudes, Mexican revolutionaries, and more.

Episode 71Nonfiction Gift Guide

This week Alice and Kim share nonfiction gift recommendations for the holidays.

Episode 70YA Nonfiction, aka Nonfiction for Exhausted Adults

This week Alice and Kim give kudos to nonfiction authors with election victories and talk about good YA nonfiction options to read when you're exhausted.

Episode 69Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Frankenstein

This week, Alice and Kim talk new releases and Frankenstein author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

Episode 68Women of the Supreme Court

This week Alice and Kim talk about some excellent nonfiction featuring women of the Supreme Court.

Episode 67After the Final Rose

This week, Kim and Alice dive into books by and about folks in The Bachelor universe. Plus, thoughts on Obama's upcoming memoir and all sorts of new books!

Episode 66Books You Can Watch

This week Alice and Kim talk about true stories that have been turned into movies! Plus, new nonfiction about feminism, capitalism, activism, and beavers.

Episode 65Fall Nonfiction Preview

This week Alice and Kim talk about upcoming nonfiction for the rest of 2020

Episode 64Vote (Seriously, Do it!)

This week Alice and Kim talk all about voting, including some of its complications and contested history. Plus, new books on the Great Migration, caste systems, and more!

Episode 63Anti-Racist History

This week Alice and Kim talk true crime, Tudor history, and anti-racist reads for your shelf.

Episode 62When You Miss the Summer Olympics

This week Alice and Kim talk about the Summer Olympics, including some of their favorite moments, the history of the games, and memoirs by Olympic athletes.

Episode 61Travel Narratives

This week Alice and Kim talk travel books, Alaskan politics, and what the word multifarious means.