Thursday, December 25, 2014

Book Review Podcast: Disappearing Religions

By John Williams
A Mandean baptism in the Tigris River, May 2003. Credit Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images
PUBLISHING---In The New York Times Book Review, Mohamad Bazzi reviews Gerard Russell’s “Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East.” On this week’s podcast, Mr. Russell talks about “Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Phil Zuckerman discusses “Living the Secular Life”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host. [link]