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Sarah Smarsh, National Book Award finalist and author of Heartland

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Sarah Smarsh, journalist and author of the New York Times best selling memoir Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth.

They discuss today's political climate, the struggle of lower class farmers, the effect the news and classism have on society, and the similarities and differences between poverty in urban and rural areas. She also explains what led to her breaking free from the cycle of poverty and struggle in own family.

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Brian Jay Jones!

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Brian Jay Jones, the award-winning biographer whose latest book Becoming Dr. Seuss is now available.
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Recent Reads and Game of Thrones Finale Thoughts

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill share the books they've enjoyed recently before getting into their big thoughts after watching the Game of Thrones finale. What they think might surprise you!
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Books Behind Bars: Titles Set In Prison

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In today's episode, along with talking about her book, Jill also discusses some other books set in prison. Her list includes fiction, nonfiction, and titles written from prison.
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Interview with Karen Russell

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In today's episode, Jill interviews author Karen Russell about her new short story collection Orange World and Other Stories. They discuss the differences in writing short fiction v. a novel and how she organized the collection.
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