New Books Network (NBN) is a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a large worldwide audience via new media. The Founder and Editor-in-Chief of NBN is Marshall Poe who also works with Leann Wilson, Co-editor of NBN. The network publishes 55 episodes every week that cover more than 90 subjects, disciplines, and genres. I like to describe the network as a place for listeners to learn more about a book than they collect from a quick read of a book description that appears on the inside or backside of a book cover on a new book. The goal of this network is to raise awareness and increase the level of public discourse by connecting serious authors with devoted audiences.
I was first introduced to NBN by conducting a Google search and quickly became an avid listener of multiple channels on the network. I enjoyed the content so much that I applied to the network to host my own show and this is where my story with NBN began. I conducted my first interview as a host on New Books in Sociology on December 2017 when I discussed "Dwelling in Resistance: Living with Alternative Technologies in America" (Rutgers University Press, 2017) with Dr. Chelsea Schelly. I have since published more than 40 episodes of author-interviews on New Books in Sociology and currently publish about one new interview per month. New Books in Sociology provides me an outlet to connect with scholars around the globe on a regular basis about research topics that I thoroughly enjoy talking about.
Please feel free to listen to some of the author-interviews that I have conducted here. I also recommend listening to any of the author-interviews on New Books Network that are available here.