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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.

International Women’s Day Revisited

This week Alice and Kim revisit one of their favorite topics, International Women's Day, with stories from women around the world. Plus, new nonfiction about Flat Earthers, abolition, and Greek myths.

First Ladies

This week Alice and Kim talk nonfiction about the first ladies.

Episode 102Books for Black History Month

This week, Kim and Alice share reads for Black History Month, plus new nonfiction about cobalt, China, Vikings, and clothing.

Episode 1012022 Nonfiction Preview

This week Alice and Kim talk about nonfiction highlights for 2022.

Episode 100Episode 100!!!!

This week Alice and Kim celebrate recording 100 episodes for For Real by chatting about their podcast origin story, reminiscing about the bookish internet of the 2010s, and revisiting some childhood favorites across genres.

Episode 99Favorite Nonfiction of 2021

This week Alice and Kim talk about nonfiction highlights of 2021.

Episode 98Books About Birds

This week Kim and Alice explore the vast and interesting world of birds and birding with memoirs and illustrated bird guides. Plus, new collections of essays, historical nonfiction, and more!

Episode 97Holiday Gift Guide

This week Alice and Kim talk about nonfiction picks for holiday gifts.

Episode 96Fell in a Hole (AKA True Stories Underground)

Episode 95Arab Women Writers

This week Kim and Alice talk about books by Arab women writers, plus new nonfiction about gene patents, colonialism in the 1860s, and medieval manuscripts.