Goodreads Podcast: Elizabeth Talks with Author Jared Diamond

Posted by Cybil on May 2, 2019


In the latest edition of the Books of Your Life with Elizabeth podcast, Goodreads Co-Founder Elizabeth Khuri Chandler talks with author Jared Diamond, whose Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

Diamond invites Elizabeth into his Los Angeles home where he shares the books that have shaped his life. He speaks about Walden by Henry David Thoreau, If This Is a Man by Primo Levi, Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, and other books that reflect his adventures in New Guinea.

They also discuss his latest book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, and why he remains optimistic for the future.



You can be part of the conversation, too. We’ve created a book club to accompany our podcast, where you can discuss each guest’s recommendations.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear the latest interviews and to get great book recommendations from fascinating people.

You can listen to episodes of Books of Your Life with Elizabeth on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, and wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

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message 1: by Lasse (new)

Lasse Bergea Thanks for a great, inspiring podcast. Hats off to Jared Diamond and Elizabeth


message 2: by Kirk (new)

Kirk Mahoney I had the pleasure of having Jared Diamond as one of my physiology professors at UCLA School of Medicine. It's great to see that he's continuing to write engaging books.


message 3: by Samad (new)

Samad How can I read a book


message 4: by Meghen (new)

Meghen Do these podcasts have a transcript for those who need to read instead of listen?


message 5: by Dany (new)

Dany Samad wrote: "How can I read a book"

Hi Samad - Goodreads is primarily a book review and recommendations app, so to offer free books to read is not our focus. However, we do have a small selection of free readable ebooks on the website here. If you have further questions, please reach out to us via support (at) goodreads (dot) com.

Meghen wrote: "Do these podcasts have a transcript for those who need to read instead of listen?"

Hey Meghen - we don't have transcripts yet, but that is a great idea and I'll share it with our team in charge!


message 6: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Dany wrote: "Samad wrote: "How can I read a book"

Hi Samad - Goodreads is primarily a book review and recommendations app, so to offer free books to read is not our focus. However, we do have a small selection..."


Love this idea!


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