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Best New Releases + Women in Music with Dr. Susan Rogers

Do you ever get to the end of the year and wish you had read just a few more new releases? Sally’s here to help! She’s read over 50 releases from 2022 and has sifted through her reviews to pull out her top five new releases (so far).

Then, in honor of our Women in Music theme this month, Alana talks with Dr. Susan Rogers, cognitive neuroscientist, Berklee professor, and music producer responsible for engineering Prince’s Purple Rain album, about her new book This is What It Sounds Like: What the Music We Love Says About Us. Dr. Rogers shares a bit about her career, including the experiences of women in music production, teaching at Berklee, and working with Prince.

Books mentioned:

Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann

The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

This is What It Sounds Like: What the Music We Love Says About Us by Susan Rogers and Ogi Ogas

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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: feminist thrillers, contemporary literary fiction, short stories, and anything that might be described as "irreverent"

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