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Professional Book Nerds

By Evergreen Podcasts

We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!

  1. 1.
    Interview with Bill Konigsberg, author of The Bridge09/21/2020
    35:06
  2. 2.
    Read an Ebook Day recommendations!09/17/2020
    38:43
  3. 3.
    Interview with Caroline B. Cooney09/14/2020
    25:28
  4. 4.
    Back to school... but with murder! 09/10/2020
    32:55
  5. 5.
    Interview with Yaa Gyasi, author of Transcendent Kingdom09/07/2020
    17:06
  6. 6.
    Gather ye round... It's a book rec grab bag episode!09/03/2020
    39:40
  7. 7.
    Getting spooky with Christina Henry, author of The Ghost Tree08/31/2020
    51:13
  8. 8.
    September might be the best new book month ever 08/27/2020
    37:39
  1. 9.
    Bone Magic and Birds all the way down with Margaret Owen, author of The Merciful Crow and The Faithless Hawk08/24/2020
    48:26
  2. 10.
    So you want to start a new book series... #PBNread202008/20/2020
    34:29
  3. 11.
    Interview with Jordan Ifueko, author of Raybearer08/17/2020
    56:58
  4. 12.
    Book Rec Grab Bag! RomComs, Royalty, and all sorts of Horror08/13/2020
    53:14
  5. 13.
    Interview with Francisco X. Stork, author of Illegal08/10/2020
    41:14
  6. 14.
    #PBNread2020 - Books published between 2000 and 201008/06/2020
    50:04
  7. 15.
    Interview with Emily Levesque, author of The Last Stargazers08/03/2020
    24:17
  8. 16.
    Big Library Read Special episode with Tim Mason08/01/2020
    37:31
  9. 17.
    Previewing August's biggest new books: Spooky recs, fantasies, memoirs, rom coms and so much!07/30/2020
    36:21
  10. 18.
    Interview with Alisson Wood, author of Being Lolita07/27/2020
    46:03
  11. 19.
    A social justice conversation with Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal07/23/2020
    1:20:38
  12. 20.
    Interview with Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching07/20/2020
    41:35
  13. 21.
    Baby Sitters Club Super Special Episode with Kate and Lauryn from Generation BSC podcast07/16/2020
    49:27
  14. 22.
    Interview with David Nicholls, author of Sweet Sorrow07/13/2020
    27:09
  15. 23.
    So you watched Hamilton... Now what? Musical and book recommendations for all!07/09/2020
    46:47
  16. 24.
    Interview with Kalynn Bayron, author of Cinderella is Dead07/06/2020
    39:38
  17. 25.
    Jack the Ripper recs, dog interruptions, and living in a library!07/02/2020
    39:35
  18. 26.
    Interview with Connie Shultz06/29/2020
    44:55
  19. 27.
    July's biggest new books and the Black Lives Matter Community Read06/25/2020
    34:39
  20. 28.
    A DC Comics panel on addressing racism, LGBT representation, and tough topics through storytelling06/22/2020
    41:42
  21. 29.
    Camp Candlewick, a book club for students of all ages06/18/2020
    42:21
  22. 30.
    Interview with Robyn Schneider, bestselling author of You Don't Live Here06/15/2020
    44:17
  23. 31.
    Read and support Trans authors06/11/2020
    25:36
  24. 32.
    Interview with Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library06/08/2020
    32:18
  25. 33.
    An Antiracist Reading List06/04/2020
    36:47
  26. 34.
    Interview with Alex Aster, author of Emblem Island: Curse of the Night Witch06/01/2020
    31:41
  27. 35.
    June's biggest new books and some thoughts on the Labyrinth Sequel05/28/2020
    37:58
  28. 36.
    Ep. #447 - Mikel Jollett, author and lead singer of The Airborne Toxic Event05/25/2020
    40:39
  29. 37.
    Ep #446 -- What we're reading and what we're not reading (and what we're watching instead!)05/21/2020
    42:02
  30. 38.
    Interview with Emma Straub05/18/2020
    27:14
  31. 39.
    Ep. #444 - Serious about Cereal (and book recommendations) 05/14/2020
    52:39
  32. 40.
    Ep. #443 - Brad Meltzer is Back!05/11/2020
    44:24
  33. 41.
    Ep. #442 - Creatively named quarantine book recommendations episode05/07/2020
    44:45
  34. 42.
    Ep. #441 - Francesca Serritella05/04/2020
    28:30
  35. 43.
    Ep. #440: Previewing May's Biggest Books (and Jill's harrowing kitty tale!)04/30/2020
    51:05
  36. 44.
    Ep. #439 - Deborah Wiles04/27/2020
    34:26
  37. 45.
    Ep. #438 - A (virtual) round table of recommendations!04/23/2020
    48:30
  38. 46.
    Ep. #437 - Lauren Myracle04/20/2020
    52:18
  39. 47.
    Ep. #436 -Dishing out book recs while social distancing 04/16/2020
    46:01
  40. 48.
    Ep. #435 - Louisa Morgan04/13/2020
    39:11
  41. 49.
    Ep. #434 - Nontraditionally formatted books #PBNread202004/09/2020
    44:28
  42. 50.
    Ep. #433 - Joe Pulizzi 04/06/2020
    44:23
  43. 51.
    Ep. #432: Book Recs in the Time of Corona 04/02/2020
    41:34
  44. 52.
    Ep. #431 - Rachel Harrison 03/30/2020
    40:59
  45. 53.
    Ep. #430 - Previewing April's biggest books (and practicing social distancing)03/26/2020
    31:09
  46. 54.
    Ep. #429 - Emily St. John Mandel03/23/2020
    24:19
  47. 55.
    Big Library Read interview with Michael McCreary, author of Funny, You Don't Look Autistic03/21/2020
    20:31
  48. 56.
    Ep. #428 - Interview with Sharon Cameron, author of The Light in Hidden Places03/19/2020
    32:58
  49. 57.
    Ep. #427 - Stephanie Wrobel03/16/2020
    27:32
  50. 58.
    Ep. #426 - Stay home and read one of these books 03/12/2020
    38:13
  51. 59.
    Ep. #425 - Dr. Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds03/09/2020
    42:42
  52. 60.
    Bonus Episode! Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning author of Apeirogon03/07/2020
    55:45
  53. 61.
    Ep. #424: Breaking down the Audie Award Winners with Robin Whitten of AudioFile Magazine03/05/2020
    39:09
  54. 62.
    Ep. #423 - Cassandra Clare03/02/2020
    49:23
  55. 63.
    Ep. #422 - March's Biggest Books02/27/2020
    34:43
  56. 64.
    Ep. #421 - Elizabeth Little 02/24/2020
    36:17
  57. 65.
    Ep. #420 - The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge: Microhistories 02/20/2020
    28:22
  58. 66.
    Ep. #419 - Layla F. Saad, bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy02/17/2020
    40:42
  59. 67.
    Ep. #418 - Together We Read U.S. with Pat Simmons02/13/2020
    38:43
  60. 68.
    Ep. #417 - Phil Stamper02/10/2020
    39:25
  61. 69.
    Ep. #416 - Marie Benedict, PBN All-Star02/06/2020
    44:44
  62. 70.
    Ep. #415 - Adalyn Grace02/03/2020
    44:05
  63. 71.
    Ep. #414 - February's Biggest Books01/30/2020
    36:14
  64. 72.
    Ep. #413: Ryan La Sala01/27/2020
    32:22
  65. 73.
    Ep. #412: LOIS LOWRY!01/23/2020
    54:20
  66. 74.
    Ep. #411 - Scott Simon, author of Sunnyside Plaza and host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday01/20/2020
    26:32
  67. 75.
    Ep. #410 - Joseph Sieracki and how graphic novels are made01/16/2020
    42:39
  68. 76.
    Ep. #409 - Andrea Barber aka Kimmy Gibbler!01/13/2020
    41:11
  69. 77.
    Ep. #408 - All that Jazz - Books set in the 1920s01/09/2020
    28:18
  70. 78.
    Ep. #407 - Penny Reid Returns!01/06/2020
    50:32
  71. 79.
    Ep. #406 - January's Biggest Books to kick of your 2020 reading!01/02/2020
    24:43
  72. 80.
    Ep. #405 - Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg, creators of ASTRONUTS12/30/2019
    42:21
  73. 81.
    Ep. #404 - The 10 best books of 2019 AND The 10 best books of the decade12/26/2019
    45:15
  74. 82.
    Ep. #403- The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge12/23/2019
    24:34
  75. 83.
    Ep. #402: The Best Audiobooks of 201912/19/2019
    43:20
  76. 84.
    Ep. #401 - Katharine McGee, author of American Royals12/16/2019
    45:12
  77. 85.
    Ep. #400 - Steve Potash, Rakuten OverDrive Founder and CEO (Part 1)12/12/2019
    41:40
  78. 86.
    Ep. #399 - Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King12/09/2019
    37:22
  79. 87.
    Ep. #398 - Kate Racculia, author of Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghost12/05/2019
    40:20
  80. 88.
    Ep. #397 - Barbara and Teeba Furat Marlow, authors of A Brave Face12/02/2019
    35:31
  81. 89.
    December's Biggest Books!11/28/2019
    17:03
  82. 90.
    Ep. #395 - Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Rivers of London series11/25/2019
    39:49
  83. 91.
    Ep. #394 - Holly Black, author of The Queen of Nothing11/20/2019
    37:09
  84. 92.
    Ep. #393 - We're basically just a Pagemaster fan podcast now 11/14/2019
    34:31
  85. 93.
    It's a bonus Big Library Read episode with Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones!11/12/2019
    1:03:48
  86. 94.
    Ep, 392: Kacen Callender, Author of Queen of the Conquered11/11/2019
    28:10
  87. 95.
    Ep. #391 - Books for Aspiring Writers: Surviving and Thriving during #NaNoWriMo11/07/2019
    38:46
  88. 96.
    Ep. #390 - The book that reminded me why I love reading11/04/2019
    15:28
  89. 97.
    Ep. #389 - November's biggest new book releases!11/01/2019
    33:55
  90. 98.
    Ep. #388 - Michael Connelly LIVE!10/28/2019
    41:31
  91. 99.
    Ep. #387 - Strange but True! Nonfiction picks you have to read to believe10/24/2019
    29:30
  92. 100.
    Ep. #386 - JoJo Moyes, author of The Giver of Stars10/21/2019
    56:46
  93. 101.
    Ep. #385 - Sleep with a light on! The books the scared us as kids10/17/2019
    30:05
  94. 102.
    Ep. #384 - Elvis Duran!10/14/2019
    42:32
  95. 103.
    Ep. #383 - #SpookySZN - A Jack-O-Lantern of Scary Book Selections10/10/2019
    26:08
  96. 104.
    Ep. #382 - Daemons & Dust: The importance of His Dark Materials10/07/2019
    25:31
  97. 105.
    Ep. #381 - Murder Mermaids, astronauts and everything in between!10/03/2019
    44:47
  98. 106.
    Ep. #380 - What we're reading and motherhood misconceptions with Nefertiti Austin 09/30/2019
    36:34
  99. 107.
    Ep. #379 - October's biggest new book releases!09/26/2019
    37:14
  100. 108.
    Ep. #378 - Sara Faring, It's going to be dark but there's always going to be humor09/23/2019
    30:34
  101. 109.
    Ep. #377 - Ben Folds! 09/19/2019
    30:36
  102. 110.
    Ep. #376 - Alice Hoffman09/16/2019
    27:19
  103. 111.
    Ep. #375 - Brad Meltzer and the importance of children's books09/12/2019
    41:10
  104. 112.
    Ep. #374 - Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly, authors of The Star Shepherd09/09/2019
    36:34
  105. 113.
    Ep. #373 - TBT... You'll Float TOO!09/05/2019
    29:25
  106. 114.
    Ep. #372 - Daniel Handler AKA Lemony Snicket!09/03/2019
    47:37
  107. 115.
    Ep. #371 - September's Biggest Books08/29/2019
    33:09
  108. 116.
    Ep. #370 - Julia Whelan, author and audiobook narrator extraordinaire!08/26/2019
    33:06
  109. 117.
    Ep. #369 - A Big Heckin' Grab bag of Book Recs!08/22/2019
    48:07
  110. 118.
    Ep. #368 - Philippa Gregory 08/19/2019
    32:19
  111. 119.
    Ep. #367 - Together We Read with Julie Evelyn Joyce08/15/2019
    40:42
  112. 120.
    Ep. #366 - I said, now I've got my Magic Bus08/15/2019
    35:21
  113. 121.
    Ep. #365: Sarah Gailey, Author of Magic for Liars08/12/2019
    33:18
  114. 122.
    Ep. #364 - Remembering Toni Morrison 08/08/2019
    20:52
  115. 123.
    Ep. #362 - Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones, authors of I'm Not Dying with You Tonight08/05/2019
    39:56
  116. 124.
    Ep. #361 - Holly Throsby, Singer/Songwriter and author of Cedar Valley08/03/2019
    30:52
  117. 125.
    Ep. #360 - PBN Reading Challenge Check-in!08/01/2019
    26:26
  118. 126.
    Ep. #359 - Elizabeth Eulberg07/29/2019
    35:26
  119. 127.
    Ep. #358 - Previewing exciting new books coming out in August!07/25/2019
    33:30
  120. 128.
    Ep. #357 - Kat Cho, Author of Wicked Fox07/22/2019
    32:13
  121. 129.
    Ep. #356 - Interview with Daniel Silva07/18/2019
    21:57
  122. 130.
    Ep. #355 - Linda Holmes! Author of Evvie Drake Starts Over07/15/2019
    31:31
  123. 131.
    Ep. #354 - Food and Stories with Lizzy Saxe07/11/2019
    40:33
  124. 132.
    Ep. #353 - Lisa Taddeo author of THREE WOMEN07/08/2019
    29:50
  125. 133.
    Ep. #352 - Danika Stone, author of Switchback07/04/2019
    35:02
  126. 134.
    Ep. #351 - Jill Has A New Book Out!07/01/2019
    31:24
  127. 135.
    Ep. #350 - July's Biggest Books06/27/2019
    32:55
  128. 136.
    Ep. #349 - Christine Riccio, author of Again, But Better06/24/2019
    28:41
  129. 137.
    Ep. #348 - All about audiobooks!06/20/2019
    34:20
  130. 138.
    Ep. #347 - Cadwell Turnbull, author of THE LESSON06/17/2019
    47:00
  131. 139.
    Ep. #346 - Big Library Read is back with author LP Fergusson06/15/2019
    30:18
  132. 140.
    Ep. #345 - PRIDE Month Picks!06/13/2019
    20:33
  133. 141.
    Ep. #344 - Interview with Blake Crouch06/10/2019
    25:50
  134. 142.
    Ep. #343 - Sarah Enni!06/06/2019
    44:23
  135. 143.
    Ep. #342 - Interview with bestselling author Jennifer Weiner!06/03/2019
    45:22
  136. 144.
    Ep. #341 - June's Biggest Books05/30/2019
    21:48
  137. 145.
    Ep. #340 - Ali Benjamin, National Book Award finalist and International bestselling author05/27/2019
    39:29
  138. 146.
    Ep. #339 - Brian Jay Jones!05/23/2019
    47:36
  139. 147.
    Ep. #338 - Recent Reads and Game of Thrones Finale Thoughts05/20/2019
    41:01
  140. 148.
    Ep. #337 - Books Behind Bars: Titles Set In Prison05/16/2019
    29:12
  141. 149.
    Ep. #336 - Interview with Karen Russell05/13/2019
    30:17
  142. 150.
    Ep. #335: Recent Reads and how books helped me fight depression05/09/2019
    27:52
  143. 151.
    Ep. #334 - Kim Michele Richardson05/06/2019
    21:27
  144. 152.
    Ep. #333 - Alafair Burke 05/02/2019
    34:15
  145. 153.
    Ep. #332 - Fiona Barton04/29/2019
    22:00
  146. 154.
    Ep. #331 - May's Biggest new books! 04/25/2019
    31:50
  147. 155.
    Ep. #330 - Helen Ellis, author of Southern Lady Code04/22/2019
    31:33
  148. 156.
    Ep. #329 - Chill with the return of our Summer Reading Program04/18/2019
    26:59
  149. 157.
    Ep. #328 - Rachel Howzell Hall04/15/2019
    21:25
  150. 158.
    Ep. #327 - There Were Never Such Devoted Sister Books04/11/2019
    57:54
  151. 159.
    Ep. #326 - Emily Duncan, Author of Wicked Saints04/08/2019
    29:33
  152. 160.
    Ep. #325 - True Crime04/04/2019
    25:06
  153. 161.
    Ep. #324: Harlan Coben!!!04/01/2019
    48:12
  154. 162.
    Ep. #323 - Big Library Read is Back!03/30/2019
    18:32
  155. 163.
    Ep. #322 - April's Biggest Books!03/28/2019
    40:05
  156. 164.
    Ep. #321 - Interview with Jasper Fforde03/25/2019
    32:49
  157. 165.
    Ep. #320 -#MarchSadness 201903/21/2019
    53:34
  158. 166.
    Ep. #319 - Wayétu Moore, author of She Would Be King03/18/2019
    23:17
  159. 167.
    Ep. #318 - Gretchen Rubin and The Books that Spark Joy03/14/2019
    35:52
  160. 168.
    Ep. #317 - Victoria "V.E." Schwab!03/11/2019
    42:06
  161. 169.
    Ep. #316 - No Boys Allowed for Women's History Month03/07/2019
    39:32
  162. 170.
    Ep. #315 - Mallory O'Meara, author of Lady from the Black Lagoon03/04/2019
    32:25
  163. 171.
    Ep. #314 - March's Biggest Books02/28/2019
    35:38
  164. 172.
    Ep. #313 - Samantha Shannon, Author of The Priory of the Orange Tree02/25/2019
    43:07
  165. 173.
    Ep. 312 - Caterrific Books 02/21/2019
    21:40
  166. 174.
    Ep. #311 -- NYT Bestselling author Alexandra Robbins02/18/2019
    28:55
  167. 175.
    Ep. #310 - #PBNRead2019 recommendations! 02/14/2019
    47:57
  168. 176.
    Ep. #309 - Leife Shallcross, author of The Beast's Heart02/11/2019
    32:14
  169. 177.
    Ep. #308 - Jill's ALA Adventures and what we've been reading02/07/2019
    35:47
  170. 178.
    Ep. #307 - Lincoln Peirce, creator of Big Nate and Max and the Midknights 02/04/2019
    34:41
  171. 179.
    Ep. #306 - February's biggest books and some great literary ensemble casts01/31/2019
    48:05
  172. 180.
    Ep. #305 - Sarah Smarsh, National Book Award finalist and author of Heartland01/28/2019
    35:27
  173. 181.
    Ep. #304 - DOG BOOKS!01/24/2019
    23:57
  174. 182.
    Ep. #303 - Kristen Roupenian, author of You Know You Want This01/21/2019
    41:23
  175. 183.
    Ep. #302 -Marie Benedict on The Only Woman in the Room01/17/2019
    23:33
  176. 184.
    Ep. #301 - Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen01/14/2019
    31:19
  177. 185.
    Ep. #300 - Madeline Miller on the magic of Shakespeare and Theatre01/10/2019
    48:52
  178. 186.
    Ep. #299 - Brad Meltzer returns!01/07/2019
    41:22
  179. 187.
    Ep. #298 - January's Biggest Books01/03/2019
    34:53
  180. 188.
    Ep. #297 - Rebecca Hanover, Author of The Similars12/31/2018
    28:29
  181. 189.
    Ep. #296 - Best Books of 201812/27/2018
    25:03
  182. 190.
    Ep. #295 - Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing12/24/2018
    26:51
  183. 191.
    Ep. #294 - Charlaine Harris (!!) and announcing the PBN 2019 Reading Challenge12/20/2018
    33:09
  184. 192.
    Ep. #293 - Interview with Ryder Carroll, creator of the Bullet Journal Method PLUS A GIVEAWAY!12/17/2018
    35:25
  185. 193.
    Ep. #292 - Give the gift of reading: Helping listeners shop for their book lovers12/13/2018
    58:28
  186. 194.
    Ep. #291 - Kari Lynn Dell, author of Mistletoe in Texas12/10/2018
    53:18
  187. 195.
    Ep. #290 - Best audiobooks of 2018 with Robin Witten12/06/2018
    30:05
  188. 196.
    Ep. #289 - Katie Ruggle, Suspense Romance writer extraordinaire! 12/03/2018
    41:37
  189. 197.
    Ep. #288 -- December's Biggest Books11/29/2018
    32:04
  190. 198.
    Ep. #287 - Alan Cumming Redux11/26/2018
    1:03:36
  191. 199.
    Ep. #286 - Thankful Thursday! Spoiler alert: we are thankful for YOU, our listeners!11/22/2018
    28:09
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    Ep. #285: Stuart Turton, Author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle11/19/2018
    37:29

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