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Books on the Nightstand published our final episode in July 2016. This is a place for listeners to find old episodes. 

I'm sorry that we don't have show notes for all of the episodes, and that the episodes do not have consistent filenames. Still, we hope you find that the content is valuable enough to overlook those annoyances.

Thank you to all who have listened to BOTNS over the years and for those who are just discovering the podcast. 

Dec 23, 2015

In which we discuss listener favorites, Michael's favorite books of 2015, and books that I love even though I refuse to choose favorites.


This is our last episode of 2015, as we're taking next week off to spend Christmas week with our families and our books.

We've closed out the poll of Books on the Nightstand...

Dec 15, 2015

Belated Bingo. Are books getting longer? And we recommend Mark Bittman's Kitchen Matrix, and We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.


BINGO! Ann finally completed a row on her BOTNS Summer Bingo card! She's thinking about printing out a new card to use throughout 2016 (don't worry, she'll play a...

Dec 9, 2015

Alternative book clubs, an "elevator pitch" to describe books we like, and new books about knights and gut microbes.


I was intrigued by this story, "The Rise of the Alternative Book Club," including a "walking book club," so I thought I'd share it with you. In the past we've talked about knitting book clubs and other...

Dec 1, 2015

The Holiday Gift Guide is here! We discuss a sort-of genre of books that we can't quite put a name to. Plus, we recommend The Grownup by Gillian Flynn and Gratitude by Oliver Sacks.


Download the Books on the Nightstand 2015 Holiday Gift Guide!
This year, sharing the Gift Guide on social media could win you free...

Nov 26, 2015

We're very pleased to bring you the Books on the Nightstand 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, a collection of 38 books hand-selected by Ann and me. It was very hard to keep our lists reasonably-sized this year, but repeated culling has resulted in an extremely giftable list! You can download the Gift Guide by clicking on...