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The Librarian Is In Podcast, Biblio File

Nancy Books: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 46



Welcome to The Librarian Is In, The New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

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The hosts of WNYC's Nancy podcast join Gwen and Frank for a conversation about queer books, making podcasts, and Xena Warrior Princess... while they were on vacation, no less! Kathy and Tobin—BFFs who are super queer and super fun, according to their Official Podcast Description—called in from California to talk about their favorite reads past and present and the stories they can't wait to tell.

(This episode has some less than perfect audio, which is particularly embarrassing giving our super professional radio guests. We promise it's still a great episode, and we're sorry!)


Guest Stars: Kathy Tu and Tobin Low from Nancy

Hot Dudes Reading: the book in the Library, the Instagram, the Twitter

hot dudes

The End of Eddy by Édouard Louis 

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

I’m a Librarian by Brian Biggs

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

A cigarette card  featuring the stars of the 1939 film adaptation of Wuthering Heights. From NYPL's Digital Collections.

Transom Story Workshop

WNYC podcast accelerator  

Flying Lessons & Other Stories, ed. by Ellen Oh

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Book Recommendations

Kathy:  When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön

Tobin: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan



Non-Book Recommendations

GwenHandmaid’s Tale on Hulu (and an interesting Vulture story on the differences between the book and the show)

Tobin: Terrace House on Netflix

This is a screenshot from the trailer for Season 2 of Terrace House, and it looks JUST AS AMAZING AS YOU THINK.

Kathy: True Story (the Hamish & Andy show)


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