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In-depth conversations with authors about their books—how and why they write, and the books and authors they admire. Plus, annual round-ups of reading recommendations from the staff of digital bookseller Rakuten Kobo.

Episodes run ~45 minutes, releasing fortnightly.

Hosted by Michael Tamblyn and Nathan Maharaj.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Eternity Martis never found the toga party she was looking for

Journalist Eternity Martis spoke with us about being one of the only Black students at university and how she came to write her book about her experiences.

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Tobly McSmith on writing his truth into fiction

In Tobly McSmith's Stay Gold a transgender boy named Pony embraces the truth of his gender identity in his teens, much earlier than the author did himself.

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Jared Diamond on how nations learn lessons from crises... or not

Historian Jared Diamond spoke with us about his new book, and explained the difference between nations that find growth in crisis, and those that don't.

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Eden Robinson wakes up earlier than her inner editor

Eden Robinson joined us to talk about how she outfoxed her inner editor to write the Trickster trilogy -- including Return of the Trickster coming in 2021!

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Timothy Caulfield wants you to detox from pseudoscience

Timothy Caulfield, author of The Science of Celebrity... or Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything told us about the 1 cleanse that actually works.

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What we’re reading

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

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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.

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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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