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 38Cults and Cult-Like Communities

This week Alice and Kim talk about Barack Obama's summer nonfiction picks, the world's deadliest predator, and true stories inside cults and places with cult-like thinking.

Episode 37Books for Bibliophiles

This week Alice and Kim talk books for book lovers, Anna the fake heiress, and one of the most astounding women in the Roman world.

Episode 36Not Throwing Away Our Moonshot

This week Alice and Kim talk about the Space Race, recommend books to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and laugh at moon conspiracy theories.

Episode 35YA Nonfiction, or “Nonfiction for Busy Adults”

This week Alice and Kim talk assassins, night witches, and the serial killer who was almost impossible to catch.

Episode 34Ahoy, We Sail the Sea of Books

This week Alice and Kim talk ridiculously long subtitles and books about the ocean, from the science of jellyfish to the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty. 

Episode 33Pride Reads!

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

Episode 32Our Favorite Nonfiction of the Year (So Far)

This week Kim and guest host Liberty Hardy talk new books and their favorite nonfiction of the year so far.

Episode 31Francophile Bonanza

This week Alice and Kim talk about Soviet spy cats, French history, and Harper Lee and a murder trial.

Episode 30May the Fourth Be With You

This week Alice and Kim talk about spelling bee horror stories, why you should read about ancient scrolls, and nonfiction to read if you love (or even just sort of like) Star Wars.

Episode 29Death and Taxes!

This week Alice and Kim talk about the guy who got Capone, a chef who got his start selling candy on the subway, and the first people to stand up to the KKK.

Episode 28Confidence Tricksters

This week Alice and Kim talk about bookish murders, confidence tricksters, Craigslist cons and more new nonfiction.

Episode 27The Ides of March Assassination Episode

This week Alice and Kim talk about assassinations, small town murder, and why women’s bathroom lines are longer than men’s (spoiler: it’s the patriarchy!).

Episode 26International Women’s Day

This week Alice and Kim talk about a ton of March new releases and books to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8.

Episode 25Black History Month Pt. II

This week, Alice and Kim discuss contemporary reads for Black History Month, an accidental con artist, and all new books to watch out for.

Episode 24Black History Month and True Story Podcasts