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By The Book

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By The Book is half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing. Jolenta is a contributor to the BBC, WNYC, and Risk! She's also a Moth story slam winner. You've probably heard her funny stories on a podcast before. Kristen is a producer with Panoply and former co-host of PRI/WNYC’s Movie Date podcast where, no surprise, her job was to be critical.

By The Book is half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing. Jolenta is a contributor to the BBC, WNYC, and Risk! She's also a Moth story slam winner. You've probably heard her funny stories on a podcast before. Kristen is a producer with Panoply and former co-host of PRI/WNYC’s Movie Date podcast where, no surprise, her job was to be critical.
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Panoply

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By The Book is half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing. Jolenta is a contributor to the BBC, WNYC, and Risk! She's also a Moth story slam winner. You've probably heard her funny stories on a podcast before. Kristen is a producer with Panoply and former co-host of PRI/WNYC’s Movie Date podcast where, no surprise, her job was to be critical.

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Episodes

A Simple Act of Gratitude

12/13/2018
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The ladies get extra thankful with A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life, by John Kralik. We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 And a big thanks to this week's sponsors: Helix, a new kind of DNA testing. Try today for a...

Duration:00:42:21

Epilogue: Girl, Wash Your Face

12/6/2018
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The ladies discuss the aftermath of living by Girl, Wash Your Face and read listener mail about working from home, divorce, and Christianity. Plus, they announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 And a big thanks to this week's...

Duration:00:34:24

Girl, Wash Your Face

11/29/2018
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In the premier of season four, the ladies live by Rachel Hollis's New York Times bestseller, Girl, Wash Your Face. We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 And a big thanks to this week's sponsors: Phlur, who creates sustainably crafted, award-winning...

Duration:00:49:27

Bonus Episode: How to Apologize with the Science of Happiness

11/15/2018
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The ladies get a crash course in apologizing from The Science of Happiness podcast and Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley. For K&J's guest appearance on The Science of Happiness podcast, subscribe to The Science of Happiness in your podcast player or go here: https://www.pri.org/programs/science-happiness/better-way-say-youre-sorry We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our website:...

Duration:00:30:46

Bonus Episode: Cameron Tells Even More of All

11/1/2018
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Once again, Cameron the producer answers listener questions about LOTS of topics, including Robert Plant, stand up comedy, and previous owners of his mattress. We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our website: www.bythebook.panoply.fm. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 And a big thanks to this...

Duration:00:37:52

Bonus Episode: Ask Us Even More of Anything

10/18/2018
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The ladies answer EVEN MORE listener questions! Learn where Jolenta's name came from, how Kristen manages to never where pants, and much, much more! We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our website: www.bythebook.panoply.fm. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 And a big thanks to this week's...

Duration:00:49:34

Bonus Episode: The Husbands Speak Again...Again!

10/4/2018
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Dean and Brad join Kristen and Jolenta in the studio to answer listener questions...again! We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our website: www.bythebook.panoply.fm. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 Get tickets to our upcoming live show here:...

Duration:00:38:58

Bonus Episode: Season Three Wrap-up

9/20/2018
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The ladies talk about what stuck and what didn't from the books of season 3! Plus, they share two important announcements. We love hearing from you! Call us at 419-869-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our website: www.bythebook.panoply.fm. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:53:26

Epilogue: The 4-Hour Workweek

9/6/2018
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The ladies revisit The 4-Hour Workweek, answer listener questions, and make a big announcement! We love hearing from you! Call us at 419-869-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our website: www.bythebook.panoply.fm. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 And huge thanks to this week's sponsors: Modcloth, who believes every outfit is an...

Duration:00:31:38

The 4-Hour Workweek

8/30/2018
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The ladies try to achieve the ultimate work/life balance with Tim Ferriss’s bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod; and follow us on Instagram @jolenta_g, @k10meinzer, @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community!...

Duration:00:52:25

Epilogue: The Curated Closet

8/23/2018
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The ladies talk more about The Curated Closet, get style tips from listeners, and announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod; and follow us on Instagram @jolenta_g, @k10meinzer, @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 Also be sure to check out...

Duration:00:35:48

The Curated Closet

8/16/2018
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The ladies tackle their most stylish challenge yet with The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe, by Anuschka Rees. They choose colors, patterns, and styles that make their personalities pop - and ditch the rest. We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod; and follow us on Instagram @jolenta_g, @k10meinzer, @bythebookpod. And if you...

Duration:00:54:18

Epilogue: A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance

8/9/2018
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Jolenta and Kristen revisit A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance and answer questions about feminism in high school, trans inclusion, and much, much more. Plus, they announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod; and follow us on Instagram @jolenta_g, @k10meinzer, @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community!...

Duration:00:36:20

A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance

8/2/2018
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Kristen and Jolenta stand up for what they believe in with help from A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good, by Emma Gray. Along the way, they talk to friends, neighbors, and their husbands about what they can do to make the world a better place. We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod; and follow us on Instagram @jolenta_g, @k10meinzer,...

Duration:00:45:13

Epilogue: The Nature Fix

7/26/2018
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The ladies answer listener mail about The Nature Fix, talk to Cameron about his new plant, and announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod; and follow us on Instagram @jolenta_g, @k10meinzer, @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 Also be sure to...

Duration:00:29:27

The Nature Fix

7/19/2018
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The ladies try to tap into the healing power of the outdoors with Florence Williams's The Nature Fix: Why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative. We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod; and follow us on Instagram @jolenta_g, @k10meinzer, @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community!...

Duration:00:50:26

Epilogue: Presence

7/12/2018
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Kristen dials in from New Zealand to talk more about Presence. Plus, the ladies announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod; and follow us on Instagram @jolenta_g, @k10meinzer, @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 Also be sure to check out our...

Duration:00:27:38

Presence

7/5/2018
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Kristen and Jolenta try to power pose their way to a better life with Amy Cuddy's Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges. Will standing like Wonder Woman boost their confidence and vanquish their inner imposters? Listen to find out! We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod; and follow us on Instagram @jolenta_g, @k10meinzer, @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already,...

Duration:00:42:47

Epilogue: Zero Waste Home

6/28/2018
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Jolenta and Kristen discuss some very good points listeners brought up about Zero Waste Home. Plus, they announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod; and follow us on Instagram @jolenta_g, @k10meinzer, @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 Also...

Duration:00:27:49

Zero Waste Home

6/21/2018
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Jolenta and Kristen turn self-help into Earth-help with Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson. For the good of the planet, they ditch excess food packaging, straws, and plastic bags. They also marvel in the joys of composting and realize that recycling might not be as sustainable as they thought... We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer,...

Duration:00:49:30