So Many Damn Books

A blessing, a curse, a podcast, since 2014.

Christopher (@cdhermelin) invites folks to the Damn Library to talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through the never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in hand. Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY.

For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, follow @somanydamnbooks and visit somanydamnbooks.com

Books
Arts
Society & Culture
1
196: Tom Ayling (Antiquarian Book Seller & TikT...
65 min
2
195: Top 2022 Reads with Sarah
34 min
3
194: Alison Watts (transl. Seishu Hase's THE BO...
60 min
4
193: Ashley Hutson (ONE'S COMPANY) & Lindsay Hi...
52 min
5
192: Kevin Wilson (NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO PANIC...
61 min
6
191: Kate Beaton (DUCKS: TWO YEARS IN THE OIL S...
59 min
7
190: GennaRose Nethercott (THISTLEFOOT) & Kelly...
65 min
8
189: Anthony Marra (MERCURY PICTURES PRESENTS) ...
69 min
9
188: Tom Scharpling (IT NEVER ENDS, THE BEST SH...
76 min
10
187: Summer Ramble 2022
32 min
11
186: Angela Ledgerwood (LIT UP) & Richard Flana...
50 min
12
185: Mat Johnson (INVISIBLE THINGS) and Claire ...
81 min
13
184: Elaine Hsieh Chou (DISORIENTATION) and Mat...
59 min
14
183: Reader Feature (Part 2)
69 min
15
182: Reader Feature (Part 1)
45 min
16
181: Publishing Talk with Sarah
33 min
17
180: Sara Nović (TRUE BIZ) and Asali Solomon's ...
42 min
18
179: Sasha Fletcher (BE HERE TO LOVE ME AT THE ...
62 min
19
178: Sequoia Nagamatsu (HOW HIGH WE GO IN THE D...
65 min
20
177: Dana Stevens (CAMERA MAN: Buster Keaton, t...
70 min
21
176: Sara Gran (THE BOOK OF THE MOST PRECIOUS S...
57 min
22
175: Winter Ramble 2021
61 min
23
174: Eugene Lim (SEARCH HISTORY) & César Aira's...
68 min
24
173: Uli Beutter Cohen (BETWEEN THE LINES: STOR...
60 min
25
172: Gus Moreno (THIS THING BETWEEN US) & Clive...
63 min
26
171: Autumn Ramble 2021
43 min
27
170: Ruth Ozeki (THE BOOK OF FORM AND EMPTINESS...
68 min
28
169: Alexandra Kleeman (SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE...
56 min
29
168: Reading Snapshot, Moving Edition
42 min
30
167: McSweeney's Issue 64: The Audio Issue
50 min
31
166: Mona Awad (ALL'S WELL) & Sara Gran's COME ...
58 min
32
165: Meredith Westgate (THE SHIMMERING STATE) &...
56 min
33
164: Laura Blackett & Eve Gleichman (THE VERY N...
69 min
34
163: Rosecrans Baldwin (EVERYTHING NOW: LESSONS...
65 min
35
162: Backlist: Patricia Highsmith (THE RIPLEY N...
55 min
36
161: Loan Le (A PHO LOVE STORY) & John Searles'...
56 min
37
160: A.E. Osworth (WE ARE WATCHING ELIZA BRIGHT...
60 min
38
159: K.M. Szpara (FIRST, BECOME ASHES) & Michae...
68 min
39
158: Reading Snapshot, March 2021
20 min
40
157: The Morning News' 2021 Tournament of Books...
33 min
41
156: Reading Snapshot, February 2021
32 min
42
155: Jenny Offill (WEATHER) & Jean Rhys' WIDE S...
62 min
43
154: Mateo Askaripour (BLACK BUCK) & Sam Greenl...
75 min
44
153: George Saunders (A SWIM IN A POND IN THE R...
66 min
45
152: Top 9**‡ of 2020
32 min
46
Minisode: Opening Presents and The Week Between
29 min
47
Minisode: Stocking Stuffers from the Public Domain
25 min
48
151: Emily Temple (THE LIGHTNESS) & Kōbō Abe's ...
64 min
49
150: Book Recommendation Extravaganza
88 min
50
149: Short Stories with Lena Valencia (One Story)
64 min
51
148: Backlist: Mark Z. Danielewski (HOUSE OF LE...
55 min
52
147: Rumaan Alam (LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND) & Lyn...
75 min
53
146: The Morning News' SUPER ROOSTER Predictions
48 min
54
145: Raven Leilani (LUSTER) & Danzy Senna's NEW...
58 min
55
144: Megha Majumdar (A BURNING) and Anjan Sunda...
47 min
56
143: Reading Snapshot Redux
40 min
57
142: Lindsay Ellis (AXIOM'S END) & Orson Scott ...
56 min
58
141: Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman (BIG FRIENDSHI...
57 min
59
140: Quan Barry (WE RIDE UPON STICKS) & Kei Mil...
57 min
60
139: Hilary Leichter (TEMPORARY) & Sabrina Orah...
53 min
61
138: Backlist: Ali Smith ("The Accidental")
40 min
62
137: Back in the Saddle or, Reading Snapshot
41 min
63
136: St. Jordi Day (with guest co-host, Dani)
34 min
64
135: Tales from the Public Domain
15 min
65
134: Tournament of Books 2020 Wrap-Up: Zoom Aft...
56 min
66
133: Jenny Offill's WEATHER (with guest co-host...
30 min
67
132: Jordan Kisner (THIN PLACES) & Louise Fitzh...
70 min
68
131: Tournament of Books 2020 Primer
32 min
69
130: Emily Nemens (THE CACTUS LEAGUE) & Anelise...
54 min
70
129: Adaptations (CATS, LITTLE WOMEN, and DICKI...
32 min
71
128: Top 8* of 2019
31 min
72
127: So Many Damn Christmases (The SMDB Holiday...
33 min
73
126: Kate Racculia (TUESDAY MOONEY TALKS TO GHO...
51 min
74
125: Helen Phillips (THE NEED) & Samanta Schweb...
53 min
75
124: Reading Snapshot
32 min
76
123: Jami Attenberg (ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS) &...
54 min
77
122: Lisa Brennan-Jobs (SMALL FRY) & Marilynne ...
54 min
78
121: Courtney Maum (COSTALEGRE) & Aaron Schulma...
60 min
79
120: Back to School
30 min
80
119: Benjamin Dreyer (DREYER'S ENGLISH) & Shirl...
58 min
81
118: Mira Jacob (GOOD TALK) & Toni Morrison's SULA
57 min
82
117: Backlist: Larry McMurtry ("Lonesome Dove")
43 min
83
116: #OneBookNY (Patti Smith's JUST KIDS) & Top...
34 min
84
115: Mona Awad (BUNNY) & Rebecca Godfrey's THE ...
41 min
85
114: Seth (CLYDE FANS) & Virginia Woolf's TO TH...
59 min
86
113: Erin Somers (STAY UP WITH HUGO BEST) & Dor...
44 min
87
112: Myla Goldberg (FEAST YOUR EYES) & Jesse Ba...
50 min
88
111: Lauren Wilkinson (AMERICAN SPY) & Nella La...
53 min
89
110: Leanne Shapton (GUESTBOOK: GHOST STORIES) ...
57 min
90
The 2019 Tournament of Books -- Minisode #4
16 min
91
The 2019 Tournament of Books -- Minisode #3
9 min
92
109: Halle Butler (THE NEW ME) & Samuel Beckett...
49 min
93
The 2019 Tournament of Books -- Minisode #2
14 min
94
The 2019 Tournament of Books -- Minisode #1
11 min
95
108: Unreliable Narrators
29 min
96
107: Charlie Jane Anders (THE CITY IN THE MIDDL...
53 min
97
106: Karen Thompson Walker (THE DREAMERS) & Kaz...
38 min
98
105: Top 6* of 2018
21 min
99
104: Happy Holidays, 2018 edition!
19 min
100
103: Jonathan Lethem (THE FERAL DETECTIVE) & Se...
56 min