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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.
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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?.
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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.
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Best Books for Getting Breakup-Drunk To

Quarantined! With a lover! Then the painfully inevitable: Splitsville.
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The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
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Travel Light This Holiday

Need a vacation but want to stay safe? Travel to the far-flung corners of the world by book.
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'Flashback' Episode Nine: How 'Little House on the Prairie' Built the Koch Brothers

The latest episode of OZY's chart-topping 'Flashback' podcast reveals how the 'Little House' series of children's classics entwined itself with the growth of free-market conservatism.
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‘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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This Rapper’s Book Club Is Uplifting Writers of Color

It started with a tweet, and then quickly grew to an online and IRL community of book lovers.
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Mark Twain’s Modest Proposal for Ending Lynching in the American South

In the wake of lynchings in his home state of Missouri, the great American author wrote a scathing essay about how to stop lynch mobs.
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The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
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The Book That Shook France's African Colonial Empire

An insider’s account, Batouala was a searing indictment of French excesses in its central African colonies.
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How Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain Rescued Each Other’s Fortunes

Sometimes it takes two great writers to give birth to an incredible story.

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