For Real is a biweekly nonfiction podcast that puts the spotlight on new books and old favorites that tell it like it is, or at least try to.
This week Alice and Kim celebrate recording 100 episodes for For Real by chatting about their podcast origin story, reminiscing about the bookish internet of the 2010s, and revisiting some childhood favorites across genres.
This week Alice and Kim talk about nonfiction highlights of 2021.
This week Kim and Alice explore the vast and interesting world of birds and birding with memoirs and illustrated bird guides. Plus, new collections of essays, historical nonfiction, and more!
This week Alice and Kim talk about nonfiction picks for holiday gifts.
This week Kim and Alice talk about books by Arab women writers, plus new nonfiction about gene patents, colonialism in the 1860s, and medieval manuscripts.
This week Alice and Kim talk about creepy, spooky, and scary nonfiction for the Halloween season.
This week Alice and Kim highlight nonfiction books by Hispanic and Latinx authors.
This week Kim and Alice interview nonfiction powerhouse Mary Roach about renegade animals, tiger penises, and her amazing use of footnotes. Plus, new nonfiction about Chicago, online shopping, and segregation.
This week Alice and Kim browse the library and find some surprising nonfiction reads.