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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 15 Cozy Nonfiction for Fall

This episode of For Real is sponsored by The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, written by ...

Episode 14 Labor Day and Stories About Work

In this week’s episode, Kim and guest co-host Sharifah recommend books by people with interesting jobs and personal essay collections ...

Episode 13 Suffragists, Suffragettes, and Winning the Vote

This week, Kim and Alice take a deep dive into books about the campaign for women’s suffrage and the passage ...

Episode 12 Scandal!

This week, Kim and Alice talk presidential scandals, Victorian affairs, and the inside scoop on the Jell-O dynasty. For Real ...

Episode 11 Nonfiction Beach Reads

This week, Kim and Alice take a deep dive into types of nonfiction that are great for reading at the ...

10 Revolutionary History!

This week, Alice and Kim talk Revolutionary War history, Persian empresses, and the tragic fire that society buried. While you’re ...

Episode 9 Pride Month!

This week, Kim and Alice dive into some new books and backlist reads to read during Pride Month (although, of ...

Episode 8 The Nonfiction of Book Expo

This week, Kim and Alice do a recap of some of the best nonfiction of Book Expo America, the publishing ...

Episode 7 Memorial Day Inspired Reads

This week, Kim and Alice talk about books related to Memorial Day, lady serial killers, and some capital “R” Romantics. ...

Episode 6 British Royals Past and Present

This week, Kim and Alice chat about the British royals they love (and love to hate), graphic memoirs (comics, not ...