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 45Nonfiction Holiday Gift Guide

This week Alice and Kim talk holiday gifts for the nonfiction book lover in your life.

Episode 44A Second New Books Bonanza!

This week Alice and Kim chat about new November releases! Alice makes the Crusades sound interesting, Kim ponders likability and leadership, and both struggle with what to call nonfiction graphic novels.

Episode 43Medical Mysteries

This week Alice and Kim talk plagues, Disney, and what Harry Houdini really thought about spiritualism.

Episode 42Here Be Monsters

This week Alice and Kim talk about some excellent new memoirs and dive deep into books about monsters.

Episode 41Cozy Nonfiction Part II

This week Alice and Kim talk about the National Book Award longlist, cozy books, and the best pig there ever was.

Episode 40A New Books Bonanza!

This week Alice and Kim take a deep dive into eight great new books coming out in early September!

Episode 39Schoolhouse Rock

This week Alice and Kim talk underdog robots, a school with no tests, and monsters of the Midwest.

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.