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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 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

This week Alice and Kim talk about books to read for Black History Month and some nonfiction-adjacent podcasts they love ...

Episode 23The Arctic & the Tropics

This week Alice and Kim talk arctic explorers, murder in the tropics, and the mixed reactions to nonfiction bestseller Girl, ...

Episode 22New Year, New You

This week Alice and Kim talk about nonfiction to help you with your New Year’s resolutions and the reading resolutions ...

Episode 21The Jane Austen Episode

This week, Alice and Kim talk all things Jane Austen, as well as the best nonfiction of 2018. Grab your TBR list!

Episode 20A Nonfiction Holiday Gift Guide

In this week’s episode, Kim and Alice share a few last November new books, then jump into a holiday gift ...

Episode 19Book Award Season!

For Real is sponsored this week by Book Riot Insiders, In the Name of the Children: An FBI Agent’s Relentless Pursuit ...

Episode 18Great Young Adult Nonfiction

In this episode, Kim and Alice dive into some great young adult nonfiction reads and consider true stories connected to ...

Episode 17True Crime Book Bonanza

This week, Alice and Kim discuss arson, mesmerism, and murder in a true crime-themed episode. Find your scary nonfiction here ...

Episode 16True Stories of the Supernatural

This week, Kim and Alice share some books that try to find the truth behind the supernatural or that might ...

Episode 15Cozy Nonfiction for Fall

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

Episode 14Labor 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 ...