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Short bonus episodes of the Kobo in Conversation podcast, featuring members of Rakuten Kobo's staff recommending eBooks and audiobooks.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Daniel Levitin has good news about how aging changes our brains

We spoke with neuroscientist Daniel Levitin about his latest book, Successful Aging and learned how to make the most of our golden years.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Linwood Barclay delivers thrills on a deadline

Thriller writer Linwood Barclay joined us to talk about his craft, his work ethic, and when he decided to stop being funny.

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Lori Lansens on staying a step ahead of the present

We spoke with writer Lori Lansens, author of The Girls and Rush Home Road. Her latest novel, This Little Light, is about an all-too-familiar dystopia.

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Lauren McKeon is done being nice

Journalist and essayist (and 2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize nominee) Lauren McKeon spoke with us about whether women can succeed without being "nice."

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Jesse Thistle on rising up from the ashes

We spoke with Jesse Thistle, Métis-Cree scholar and author, about his journey from homelessness to academia and his poetic memoir, From the Ashes.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Robyn Doolittle asks what's fair in the #MeToo movement

Robyn Doolittle came by to speak with us about fairness, ethics, and the law in the realm of sexual consent and how attitudes have shifted since #MeToo.

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Changing the Shetland scenery with Ann Cleeves

We interviewed British crime novelist Ann Cleeves about the Shetland Islands, Northumberland, and why she loves reading crime fiction in translation.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Reading the tea leaves with romance novelist Julie Evelyn Joyce

We spoke with romance novelist Julie Evelyn Joyce about her debut book Steeped in Love, winner of the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Romance.

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