The Secret Book of Kings Podcast

Coming Soon!

These four special podcast episodes are meant to aid book clubs and other discussion leaders, but they will also help individual readers think about the book. The podcasts contain spoilers in the analysis sections, but only for the part of the book covered by that episode (and previous episodes).


Introduction and Background to Part I


Analysis of Part I and Background to Part II


Analysis of Part II and Background to Part III

Analysis of Part III and Discussion of Entire Book


The podcasts below are episodes of other podcasts that discuss The Secret Book of Kings.

Judaism Unbound Episode 28 - The Secret Book of Kings. Co-hosts Dan Libenson and Lex Rofes discuss the novel, the importance of modern Biblical scholarship to contemporary Jewish creativity, and Dan's role in bringing The Secret Book of Kings to English-speaking readers.

History in the Bible Bonus Episode 8: Yochi Brandes' novel The Secret Book of Kings, with Dan Libenson. Dan Libenson of the Judaism Unbound podcast joins Garry Stevens to talk about Israeli author Yochi Brandes' novel The Secret Book of Kings, set in the period of Saul, David, Solomon, and then the divided monarchy. It has been recently translated into English from the Hebrew. The novel was a smash hit in Israel.