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New Books in Biography
Interviews with Biographers about their New Books
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4.0 stars from 51 ratings
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The echo is too distracting. I think the host is great, but please invest in better equipment.
Foggy Star via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/17
A terrific host really makes these podcasts rise above even the already high standard of the New Books Network.
K555566667778 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/17
Horrible Audio Quality!
The interviewer is in an echo chamber, and the guest is calling on a cell phone that muffles his voice. On top of that, he keeps hitting phone buttons with his chin, and his kids are running around and making noise. This is from the episode about the Nixon marriage: if the others are also this...Read full review »
Cinenut via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/16
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