Cracking the Spine is a weekly podcast centered around the world of literature. Topics cover the wide range of issues associated with books, publishing, and the literary world in general. Host Sean Curran is a passionate bookseller and life-long readers who strives for open and honest conversation, occasionally moving into the realm of debate. While the discourse may be serious at times, the hosts hope that there is an air of fun to the proceedings. The goal is for every topic to be handled truthfully, every opinion given its fair time, and every guest receive a respectful welcome.