Podcast Up Lit

Parra Pods – Episode 13 Up Lit in Review

Up Lit – What is it? & why do we love it!

‘Up Lit’ can be described as books with an emphasis on empathy, books that are  uplifting and life-affirming and in our latest episode of Parra Pods Katherine, Nisa & Yi discuss and review four titles in this popular newish genre.

If you are tired of reading grim true crime and Scandi Noir, try some of these titles on for size:

Some of the books discussed in the Podcast include:

Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One – Raphaelle Giordano

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

The Happiness Project Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun – Gretchen Rubin

My Squirrel Days – Ellie Kemper

Why not have a listen now?

 

Podcast Sydney Writers’ Festival

Parra Pods – Episode 12 Sydney Writer’s Festival

Join Katherine & Nisa as they discuss some amazing books and writers featured at this years Sydney Writers’ Festival.

All of the titles are the works of vibrant and diverse young voices. These works explore issues such as “black lives matter”, the experience of an elite athlete and addiction, the transgender experience set within re-imagined historical fiction, and the unique perspective of a member of a famous and tragic political family.

Happy Listening

 

Some of the books discussed Podcast include:

Godspeed: A Memoir by Casey Legler

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei- Brenyah

Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg

The Runaways by Fatima Bhutto

Podcast – Celebrating Women

Parra Pods – Episode 11

Katherine, Nisa & Yi discuss some recent releases all about ‘Celebrating Women’.

We wanted to mark International Women’s Day: More Powerful Together (2019’s motto) in this Podcast by reviewing three women focused titles.

What follows was a robust female focused discussion that sheds light on the current state of women’s lives in the world today and the progress we still need to make to achieve equality.

Some of the books mentioned in this Podcast include:

Germaine: the Life of Germaine Greer by Elizabeth Kleinhenz, 2018

Betraying Big Brother: Feminist Awakening in China by Leta Hong Fincher, 2018

The Women’s Atlas by Joni Seager, 2018

 

Thanks for listening,

Katherine, Nisa & Yi

Podcast In Conversation with Grace De Morgan

New Pod Cast from Parra Pods – In Conversation with Grace De Morgan!

Listen to the recording of City of Parramatta Library’s Wine and Cheese night with Grace De Morgan author of ‘Everything Happens for a Riesling: Your not so Fancy-Pants Guide to Wine’.

 

 

Episode 2 – Resilience with Dr Nicole Weeks

“Resilience” – “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” this old saying speaks to the quality of resilience. Dr Nicole Weeks, a research psychologist at Macquarie University is our guest today. Nicole is working with Resilience Research and training systems, founded by Dr Monique Crane at Macquarie, you can find out more about this at occupationalresilience.com.au – The views expressed in this Podcast are not necessarily those held by the City of Parramatta Council.

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