Talk of Iowa Book Club We love to read! We know many of you do too. That's why we created a book club at Iowa Public Radio. Hear about the themes, characters and big picture questions raised by the titles on our reading list. Get a copy of the books, find a comfortable chair, and read or re-read with us.
Talk of Iowa Book Club

Talk of Iowa Book Club

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We love to read! We know many of you do too. That's why we created a book club at Iowa Public Radio. Hear about the themes, characters and big picture questions raised by the titles on our reading list. Get a copy of the books, find a comfortable chair, and read or re-read with us.

Most Recent Episodes

Little Heathens

Host Charity Nebbe discusses "Little Heathens" with historians Pamela Riney Kehrberg, of Iowa State University, Lindsey Smith of Living History Farms and Trisha Hicks of the State Library of Iowa.

Crossing To Safety

Host Charity Nebbe discusses "Crossing to Safety" with author and academic Dean Bakopoulos of Grinnell College, Michael Knock, a historian who teaches at Clarke University in Dubuque and retired broadcaster Karen Bryan.

The Mothers

Host Charity Nebbe discusses "The Mothers" with Shanna Benjamin, an independent scholar with a specialization in Black women writers; Roslin Thompson, library director at Knoxville Public Library and poet Emily Spencer.

Storm Lake

Host Charity Nebbe discusses "Storm Lake" with author Art Cullen, anthropologist and journalist Robert Leonard and political scientist Rene Rocha.

Little House On The Prairie And The Birchbark House

Host Charity Nebbe discusses "Little House on the Prairie" and "The Birchbark House" with Brent Criswell, an elementary school teacher, Sarah Uthoff, a Laura Ingalls Wilder expert and Christine Nobiss, an indigenous rights activist.

Delights And Shadows

Host Charity Nebbe discusses "Delights and Shadows" with three Iowa poets, including Iowa Poet Laureate Debra Marquart, Caleb "The Negro Artist" Rainey, and Paul Brooke.

Eligible

Host Charity Nebbe discusses "Eligible" with author Curtis Sittenfeld and expert reader Jan Weissmiller of Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City.

A Sand County Almanac

Host Charity Nebbe discusses "A Sand County Almanac" with Leopold biographer Curt Meine, environmental economist Silvia Secchi and wildlife biologist Jim Pease.

The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie

Host Charity Nebbe discusses "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" with the author, Ayana Mathis, and expert readers Rachelle Chase, also an author, and retired librarian, Maeve Clark.

Coming Soon: The Talk Of Iowa Book Club Podcast!

Book clubs are fun for a lot of reasons. They are an excuse to read something new – something you might not have picked up on your own. They are a great opportunity to visit with friends. But, what if you could invite the smartest, most insightful people you can think of to have a candid conversation about a great book? That's what I get to do on the Talk of Iowa Book Club. And you're invited. Coming soon from Iowa Public Radio.

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