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Reading Women

Last featured in the 07-12-2019 Scout Report, Reading Women continues to release several new episodes each month, including celebrations of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month (see Episode 87) and Carribean Heritage Month (see Episode 89).

Book lovers looking for a new literary podcast to enjoy may be interested in Reading Women, a show that "reclaims half the bookshelf by interviewing authors and reviewing books by or about women of all backgrounds and experiences." Launched in 2016, Reading Women is hosted by Kendra Winchester and Autumn Privett, who bonded over their "shared love for feminist literature" while in graduate school together. Their podcast, which releases new episodes every Wednesday, features thoughtful conversations about both fiction and nonfiction books, alternating every other week with interviews of women writers such as Soraya Chemaly and Anissa Gray. Each month's book conversations center on a theme, with one episode highlighting a number of titles on that theme and one featuring a more in-depth discussion about two of those titles. Episodes of Reading Women are generally about 30-40 minutes long, and all episodes, as well as show notes and transcripts, are available at the link above. Listeners can also subscribe via Stitcher, Spotify, or other podcast platforms. In addition to the podcast, readers may enjoy the annual "Reading Challenges," posted at the link above, which encourage participants to diversify their bookshelves.
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