The Short Stacks

The Short Stacks are our mini episodes focused on authors, their books and their writing process. The episodes and authors will always vary, though sometimes the books featured will also be picks for The Stacks Book Club. You’ll have to listen to find out. Have no fear, The Short Stacks are always spoiler free. New episodes of The Short Stacks come out every other Monday.


Jacqueline Woodson author of Red at the Bone – December 17 (Listen Now)

Shea Serrano author of Movies (and Other Things) – December 2 (Listen Now)

Jami Attenberg author of All This Could Be Yours – November 18 (Listen Now)

Maurice Carlos Ruffin author of We Cast a Shadow – November 4 (Listen Now)

Chloe Benjamin author of The Immortalists – October 21 (Listen Now)

Tressie McMillan Cottom author of Thick – October 7 (Listen Now)

Ibram X. Kendi author of How to be an Antiracist – September 23 (Listen Now)

Garrett M. Graff author of The Only Plane in the Sky – September 9 (Listen Now)

Kim Brooks author of Small Animals – August 26 (Listen Now)

Ramin Setoodeh author of Ladies Who Punch – August 12 (Listen Now)

Bianca Marais author of If You Want to Make God Laugh – July 29 (Listen Now)

Radley Balko co-author of The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist – July 15 (Listen Now)

Angie Kim author of Miracle Creek– July 1 (Listen Now)

Akiba Solomon & Kenrya Rankin authors of How We Fight White Supremacy – June 17 (Listen Now)

Etaf Rum author of A Woman is No Man – June 3 (Listen Now)

Robert W. Fieseler author of Tinderbox – May 20 (Listen Now)

Damon Young author of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker – May 6 (Listen Now)

Miriam Toews author of Women Talking – April 22 (Listen Now)

Bryan Washington author of Lot -April 8 (Listen Now)

Isaac Butler co-author of The World Only Spins Forward – March 25 (Listen Now)

Lacy M. Johnson author of The Reckonings – March 11 (Listen Now)

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah author of Friday Black – February 25 (Listen Now)

Nicole Chung author of All You Can Ever Know – February 13 (Listen Now)

Anita Devlin co-author of S.O.B.E.R. – January 28 (Listen Now)

Juan Vidal author of Rap Dad – January 14 (Listen Now)


Favorite Books of 2018 with Lauren Fanella – December 31 (Listen Now)

Jesse Byrd author of Real Jungle Tales – December 17 (Listen Now)

Crystal Hana Kim author of If You Leave Me – December 3 (Listen Now)

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