BOOKS

The only spot for reviews, recommendations and essays on global, diverse literature. Created for the bookworm in your soul.

Indian Americans: The New Voices Bringing Diversity to Food Writing

They’re emerging as fresh voices in the white world of food writing.

The Mild-Mannered Poet Who Championed James Bond

William Plomer’s friendship with Ian Fleming sparked a flashy literary legacy.

Simon Sinek Says: Go Forth and Be Fantastic!

In this edition of “The Carlos Watson Show,” Simon Sinek dropped in to dish on his specialty: what becomes a leader most.

Roxane Gay on Global Racism and Whether She’ll Hold Her Nose and Vote for Biden

The literary legend joined “The Carlos Watson Show” to share her pointed and personal thoughts.

OZY TV

Real Talk Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

Bethenny Frankel Reveals Why She’s an ‘Animal’

On the latest episode of “The Carlos Watson Show, multi-hyphenate threat Bethenny Frankel hits her hustle stride.

What Was Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point?

Gladwell, who has become one of America’s foremost public intellectuals, bares all on the latest episode of “The Carlos Watson Show.

Listen to 'Flashback': The Freak Bicycle Accident Behind a Children’s Classic

Ludwig Bemelmans rode his bike down the wrong side of the road and into literary history when he dreamed up the beloved children’s book Madeline.

Get Yer YA, YA's Out: The Best Young Adult Reads for Not-So-Young Adults

OZY on the best YA books for adults to read, focusing on diversity, smart storytelling and Dave Matthews, because: Why not?.

How Badly Does It Suck to Be 17? Janis Ian Knows

The best song about being a miserable 17-year-old was written by a miserable 17-year-old.

Best Books for Getting Breakup-Drunk To

Quarantined! With a lover! Then the painfully inevitable: Splitsville.

OZY PODCAST

When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

Travel Light This Holiday

Need a vacation but want to stay safe? Travel to the far-flung corners of the world by book.

‘Flashback’ Lecture Notes: How the Little House Books Shaped American Politics

This week's podcast takes a look at how America's libertarian politics got a boost from children's literature.

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