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Science & Environment

A Plastic Ocean

Craig Leeson

In his stunning documentary A Plastic Ocean, award-winning filmmaker Craig Leeson seeks to highlight the devastating impact plastic waste is having on the ocean, wildlife, and human health, and to offer some solutions to a problem that won't simply go away.

History
Culture & Society
Biographies

A Promised Land

Barack Obama

A Promised Land is the first volume of Barack Obama's presidential memoirs. A reflection on his political campaigns, early presidency, and the death of Osama bin Laden, this is a frank exploration of the first African American president's journey to the USA's highest office.

Culture & Society
History
Biographies

A Queen for All Seasons

Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley's collection of first-hand insights and observations of Queen Elizabeth II seeks to celebrate the achievement of the Commonwealth's longest-reigning monarch.

Culture & Society
History

A Queer History of the United States

Michael Bronski

This book explores the evolution of gender, sex, and sexuality throughout U.S. history, identifying the systems and movements that influenced the growth of the modern LGBTQ+ community.

Mind & Philosophy
Parenting & Relationships
Personal Growth

A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD

Sari Solden, Michelle Frank

Sari Solden and Michelle Frank unpack the unique challenges facing women with ADHD, exploring mindfulness-based approaches to unlock a happier, more authentic life.

Business

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Burton G. Malkiel

A Random Walk Down Wall Street is a time-honored yet modern guide to personal investing without the need for expensive money managers.

Religion & Spirituality

A Replacement for Religion

The School of Life, Alain de Botton

The School of Life asks how society might be able to recover the positive aspects of religion, despite many of us no longer having a faith tradition.

Business
Career & Success
Personal Growth
Leadership & Entrepreneurship
Mind & Philosophy
Parenting & Relationships

A Return to Love

Marianne Williamson

Published in 1992, this book will help you let go of resentment, fear, and anger and embrace the power of love, bringing you happier, healthier jobs and relationships.

Culture & Society
History

A Review of Roe v Wade

Stuff You Should Know, Josh Clark, Chuck Bryant

In the wake of the US Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, Stuff You Should Know podcast hosts Josh Clark and Charles 'Chuck' Bryant discuss the landmark 1973 case.

Culture & Society

A River in Darkness

Masaji Ishikawa

In this harrowing account of his life as a Japanese-Korean immigrant in North Korea, Masaji Ishikawa shares his story of suffering, loss, and despair.

Parenting & Relationships

A Secret Love

Chris Bolan

A Secret Love is the story of how a former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player and her partner kept their lesbian relationship hidden from the world for decades.

Culture & Society

A Short History of Brexit

Kevin O’Rourke

A Short History of Brexit explains both the long-term and short-term factors that led a narrow majority of British people to vote for leaving the European Union in 2016.

History
Culture & Society

A Short History of Europe

Simon Jenkins

Journalist and author Simon Jenkins provides a chronological guide to the complex and fascinating historical factors still shaping Europe today.

Business

A Short History of Financial Euphoria

John Kenneth Galbraith

Distinguished economics professor John Kenneth Galbraith analyzes the patterns behind financial bubbles throughout history.

Culture & Society
History

A Short History of London

Simon Jenkins

A whistle-stop ride through two millennia of one of the world's greatest cities, setting London's fascinating paradoxes in their historical, social, and global context.

Personal Growth
Science & Environment

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

A Short History Of Nearly Everything explains everything we've learned about our world and the universe — and the things that are still a complete mystery to us.

Science & Environment
Culture & Society

A Shot to Save the World

Gregory Zuckerman

Gregory Zuckerman details the efforts of pharmaceutical companies to develop COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, describing the decades of work that prepared them for this feat.

Leadership & Entrepreneurship
Personal Growth
Culture & Society

A Splendid Exchange

William J. Bernstein

A Splendid Exchange outlines the history of global trade, revealing that it is older than we think, has enabled the progress of civilization, and continues to change the world on a daily basis.

Money & Investing
Technology & the Future

A Thorough Case Against Crypto

The Ezra Klein Show, Ezra Klein, Dan Olson

In this episode from April 2022, Ezra Klein is joined by Dan Olson to burst the crypto bubble. The pair discuss the continual shifting of goalposts, false promises, and cult-like behaviors rife in the crypto world.

Science & Environment
Technology & the Future

A Thousand Brains

Jeff Hawkins, Richard Dawkins

A Thousand Brains is an insight into the workings of the neocortex and the implications of these discoveries on our understanding of the brain and the development of artificial intelligence.

Culture & Society

A Tour of Southeast Asia

Terra Films

This 2018 documentary dives into the culture and history of Southeast Asia, exploring the great civilizations that sprung from the Mekong River and how its various peoples live today.

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