In his current podcast, Michael Cart talks about a recent Publishers Weekly poll that asked, "What is the great American novel?" giving everybody 60 titles to choose from. He covers the top 12 (spoiler: number one is NOT The Great Gatsby). What would be your choices? If yours was overlooked, email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org and he'll pull your titles together for a future podcast!
And then in a change of pace, Michael also looks at the world of the Sherlock Holmes canon - the big news is whether the Sherlock Holmes titles are out of copyright (this kerfuffle does not affect the licensing of the character on TV or film).
Cites for this podcast are here.