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The Book Review
The world's top authors and critics join host Gilbert Cruz and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at
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4.2 stars from 4,435 ratings
It really doesn’t get better than brilliant Sarah Lyall interviewing the extraordinary Zadie Smith. What a treat to hear the most intelligent and captivating conversation in the poduniverse. But why would you not give such a unique experience a full hour??? Please more in-depth Lyall and...Read full review »
trillionshelper via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/23
Elon Musk
This is a Book Review podcast, (not Sway), and you talk about Elon Musk rather than Walter Isaacson. I think he’s an extraordinary biographer—who could make the founder of Cinnabon sound as interesting as Henry Kissinger.
cabrunicus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/23
I have been an avid listener of this podcast for years, and loved it when Pamela Paul was the host. Her interviews were very in-depth and engaging, and I enjoyed the updates from the publishing world as well. Ever since Ms. Paul moved on, the podcast has been very lackluster. The episode lengths...Read full review »
eeuhn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/10/23
Recent Episodes
You love books. You love podcasts. Ergo, we assume you love audiobooks. This week we’ve devoted our entire episode to the form.
Published 09/29/23
Published 09/29/23
Zadie Smith joins the podcast to talk about her new novel "The Fraud." And we talk about the recent controversy involving the National Book Awards and erstwhile host Drew Barrymore.
Published 09/22/23
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