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BookTube Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

18 Episodes 2019 -

Episode 1

Michelle Obama on the importance of swerving

Thu, Oct 17, 2019 8 mins

Michelle Obama sits down with John Green and the BookTubers to discuss books and life. The panel learn her daughter has not yet opened her book, 'Becoming'.

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Episode 2

Why Malcolm Gladwell used to get pulled over by the Police

Thu, Oct 17, 2019 23 mins

Best-selling book writer Malcolm Gladwell talks about his new book 'Talking to Strangers.' He talks about many things, from his Jamaican upbringing to the only five things he will drink.

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Episode 3

Why Margaret Atwood waited 30 years to write a Handmaid's Tale Sequel

Thu, Dec 19, 2019 30 mins

Noteworthy author James Patterson discusses his two newest novels in his Alex Cross series. He later opens up about his writing method and overcoming his former critics.

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Episode 4

Why James Patterson used to hate books, and what changed his mind

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 30 mins

Philanthropist Melinda Gates discusses personal experiences that lead her to her passion. She discusses her new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World.

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Episode 5

Melinda Gates: Three barriers that hold women back

Thu, Feb 6, 2020 30 mins

Bryan Stevenson talks about his film and book, Just Mercy. He reveals what it felt like to watch Michael B. Jordan act as him on the big screen, and about the time he spent with Rosa Parks.

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Episode 6

Bryan Stevenson: From the courtroom to HollywoodBryan Stevenson: From the courtroom to Hollywood

Thu, Feb 6, 2020 30 mins

Bryan Stevenson talks about his book and film, Just Mercy. He discusses watching Michael B. Jordan play him on screen, time he spent with Rosa Parks, and why hopelessness is the enemy.

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Episode 7

Jacqueline Woodson: Lying in service of truth

Thu, Mar 19, 2020 30 mins

Jacqueline Woodson shares her thoughts on race, place, gender, and queer identity. She discusses the expensive lies she holds about them.

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Episode 8

David Sedaris: On Being An Open Book

Thu, Apr 16, 2020 30 mins

The approach David Sedaris candidly takes to discuss life's issues has earned him praise. Joel Kim Booster, Cindy Pham, Jake Roper, and Francine Simone discuss David's brand of honesty.

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Episode 9

What Best-Selling Authors are Reading At Home

Thu, May 14, 2020 30 mins

Popular authors discuss their top picks for isolation reading in their very own BookTube vlogs.

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Episode 10

Meaning and Resilience

Sat, Jul 18, 2020 30 mins

Lori Gottlieb, Haemin Sunim, and former surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy discuss mental health.

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Episode 11

The Bush Sisters: Our Wild and Wonderful Life

Thu, Jul 16, 2020 30 mins

Jessica Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush discuss a presidential upbringing. They touch on other topics mentioned in their joint memoir, Sisters First.

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Episode 12

What Animals Teach Us About Ourselves

Thu, Sep 24, 2020 30 mins

Dr B.N. Horowitz, M.D explores how human medicine can learn from science and zoology. Hannah Stocking, Dr. Jamie Rutland, and Cydnee Black meet Barbara to discuss her work.

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Episode 13

Jason Reynolds: Honesty, Joy, and Anti-Racism

Thu, Oct 22, 2020 30 mins

Noteworthy author Jason Reynolds discusses his latest book and the issue of systemic racism explored within its pages.

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Episode 14

Nick Hornby: The Importance of Empathy in Writing

Thu, Nov 19, 2020 14 mins

Writer Nick Hornby invites the audience to explore his writing process. His new release, Just Like You, explores issues of class, race, and love in Brexit Britain.

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Episode 15

Barack Obama on Family, Music, Science and Good Leadership

Wed, Dec 16, 2020 21 mins

Former President Barack Obama reflects on his new memoir, A Promised Land. He answers questions from a range of creators and discusses current issues in science, music, leadership, fatherhood, and many more.

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Episode 16

Alicia Garza: How to achieve REAL change

Thu, Feb 25, 2021 15 mins

Black Lives Matter Global Network co-founder Alicia Garza discusses her book 'The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart.

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Episode 17

Matthew McConaughey: Finding Greenlights & Accelerating Forward

Thu, Mar 25, 2021 30 mins

Actor Matthew McConaughey chats about his newest book and opens up about being vulnerable in a difficult industry.

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Episode 18

Bill Gates Talks About How To Avoid A Climate Disaster

Thu, Apr 22, 2021 30 mins

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates discusses his environmental advocacy and the critical measures required to combat negative climate change.

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