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A podcast about authors reading their audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio.

A podcast about authors reading their audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio.
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A podcast about authors reading their audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio.






S4 E41: Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, Kristy Shen, and Summer Rayne Oakes

S4 E41: In this episode meet Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, authors of HOW TO SKIMM YOUR LIFE; Kristy Shen, co-author of QUIT LIKE A MILLIONAIRE; and Summer Rayne Oakes, author of HOW TO MAKE A PLANT LOVE YOU. With topics like making day-to-day tasks easier, learning about money, and caring for plants, these books were inspired by these women’s desire to help others. Plus, discover which author’s dream narrator is Lorelei King—the voice behind Stephanie Plum. How to Skimm Your Life by...


S4 E40: Vivian Mabuni, Laura Lynne Jackson, and Nathan Finochio

S4 E40: In this episode meet Vivian Mabuni, author of OPEN HANDS, WILLING HEART; Laura Lynne Jackson, author of SIGNS; and Nathan Finochio, author of HEARING GOD. These authors are all about connection and guidance, and their audiobooks will help you find your anchor and guide you to a fulfilled life by connecting to God, the Other Side, or to others. Plus find out why one author chose LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE as her last great audiobook listen. Open Hands, Willing Heart by Jennie Allen and...


S4 E39: Ruth Reichl, Emily Nussbaum, and Emilie Pine

S4 E39: In this episode meet Ruth Reichl, author of SAVE ME THE PLUMS; Emily Nussbaum, author of I LIKE TO WATCH; and Emilie Pine, author of NOTES TO SELF. Each of these nonfiction writers shares work inspired by her life, whether it’s a memoir about her career or essays about personal-yet-universal experiences. And find out which writer would cast Julia Whelan as her dream narrator. Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl: I...


S4 E37: Elaine Welteroth, Amber Scorah, and Tiffany Jenkins

S4 E37: In this episode meet Elaine Welteroth, author of MORE THAN ENOUGH; Amber Scorah, author of LEAVING THE WITNESS; and Tiffany Jenkins, author of HIGH ACHIEVER. These women share their personal journeys—complete with mistakes and hardships—in such an intimate and vulnerable way that listeners will be inspired to examine their own lives and spark conversations with those around them. Plus find out which author describes the recording process as being “a little bit like therapy.” More...


S4 E38: Jon Meacham, Matthew Stanley, and Steve Sheinkin

S4 E38: In this episode meet Jon Meacham, co-author of SONGS OF AMERICA; Matthew Stanley, author of EINSTEIN’S WAR; and Steve Sheinkin, author of AMELIA EARHART AND THE FLYING CHARIOT. History is the driving force behind each of these authors’ audiobooks. These authors use storytelling as a way to engage and connect listeners to the past, to topics ranging from American music to Amelia Earhart to World War I. Even non-history buffs will fall in love with history after listening to each...


S4 E36: Ocean Vuong, Jamil Zak, and Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi

S4 E36: In this episode meet Ocean Vuong, author of ON EARTH WE’RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS; Jamil Zaki, author of THE WAR FOR KINDNESS; and Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi, authors of TELL ME WHO YOU ARE. By sharing their stories, these authors are breaking down barriers from language to race in order to help people find commonalities and connection. Discover which author would have a famed DEAD POETS SOCIETY actor narrate their audiobook. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong:...


S4 E35: Larry Diamond, Amanda Little, and Elliot Ackerman

S4 E35: In this episode meet Larry Diamond, author of ILL WINDS; Amanda Little, author of THE FATE AND THE FOOD; and Elliot Ackerman, author of PLACES AND NAMES. Each of these authors tackles necessary and timely subjects in their audiobooks, from the alarming rise of anti-democratic politics around the world to climate change. Listeners will come away with a new understanding of the world after hearing from these authors. Plus, find out why one author would cast Will Ferrell to read his...


S4 E34: Jennifer Pastiloff, Megan Monahan, and Ayaz Virji

S4 E34: In this episode meet Jennifer Pastiloff, author of ON BEING HUMAN; Megan Monahan, author of DON’T HATE, MEDITATE!; and Ayaz Virji, author of LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. These authors share messages of happiness, lightness, and hope in their audiobooks. They will inspire listeners to find each of these feelings in their own lives, and to make a change within themselves and in the world around them. And hear how one author couldn’t decide between two dream narrators: Idris Elba and Michelle...


S4 E33: Jane Green, Leah Hager Cohen, and Belinda Luscombe

S4 E33: In this episode meet Jane Green, author of THE FRIENDS WE KEEP; Leah Hager Cohen, author of STRANGERS & COUSINS; and Belinda Luscombe, author of MARRIAGEOLOGY. At the heart of each of these audiobooks is the idea that relationships shape us, from friends and families to lovers and spouses. Indeed, these women are excited about the relationship between themselves and you, the listener. Plus discover which author found accent inspiration from the audiobook A GAME OF THRONES and the...


S4 E32: Robert Knott, Eric Liu, and Jill Lepore

S4 E32: In this episode meet Robert Knott, author of ROBERT B. PARKER’S BUCKSKIN; Eric Liu, author of BECOME AMERICA; and Jill Lepore, author of THIS AMERICA. Told in varying styles, from a beloved and uniquely American genre of fiction to meditations about our country today, these audiobooks all took inspiration from the history of the United States of America. Plus, find out which author has been told he sounds just like actor Rob Lowe. Robert B. Parker's Buckskin by Robert Knott:...


S4 E31: John Cena, Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon, and Jesselyn Silva

S4 E31: In this episode, meet John Cena, author of ELBOW GREASE; Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon, authors of LUCY & CLARK; and Jesselyn Silva, author of MY CORNER OF THE RING. Whether by encouraging kids to never give up, to have the confidence to make new friends, or to achieve their dreams, these authors all hope their audiobooks will inspire young listeners. Plus, find out which author’s dream narrator would be Jack Black. Elbow Grease by John Cena:...


S4 E30: Ann Bausum, Matt McCarthy, and Sister Helen Prejean

S4 E30: In this episode, meet Ann Bausum, author of Viral; Matt McCarthy, author of Superbugs; and Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking. From potentially life-threatening illnesses to the death penalty as a part of our criminal justice system, the often-overlooked and complicated topics explored by each of these authors will educate and inspire listeners. Plus, discover which author’s family would schedule road trips around each release of the Harry Potter audiobooks. VIRAL: The...


S4 E29: Jayson Greene, John Von Sothen, and Raegan Moya-Jones

S4 E29: In this episode, Jayson Greene, author of Once More We Saw Stars; John Von Sothen, author of Monsieur Mediocre; and Raegan Moya-Jones, author of What It Takes. From processing a devastating personal tragedy, to drawing back the curtain on daily life in Paris, to building a big career out of an idea that originated at a kitchen table, these authors are able to reveal the powerful universalities we all share as a result of them each getting deeply personal about their own experiences....


S4 E28: Jordan Lee Dooley, Shannon Bream, and Dr. Linda Lancaster

S4 E28: In this episode, meet Jordan Lee Dooley, author of Own Your Everyday; Shannon Bream, author of Finding the Bright Side; and Dr. Linda Lancaster, author of Harmonic Healing. These authors aim to help listeners find their purpose and live their best lives by sharing insights, teaching hard-earned lessons, and providing inspiration and encouragement. And, find out which author would cast fellow Southerner Reese Witherspoon as her audiobook narrator. Own Your Everyday by Jordan Lee...


S4 E27: Janny Scott, Michael Brendan Dougherty, and Erin Lee Carr

S4 E27: In this episode meet, Janny Scott, author of The Beneficiary; Michael Brendan Dougherty, author of My Father Left Me Ireland; and Erin Lee Carr, author of All That You Leave Behind. Each of these authors wrote and read their audiobooks in order to explore the deeply personal—and often complex--histories that they shared with their fathers. Plus, hear how one female author would actually cast a male actor to record her audiobook. The Beneficiary by Janny Scott:...


S4 E26: Geraldine Brooks, Jason Baumann, and Stoney Stamper

S4 E26: In this episode meet, Geraldine Brooks, author of Foreign Correspondence; Jason Baumann, author of The Stonewall Reader; and Stoney Stamper, author of My First Rodeo. From reconnecting with old pen pals to exploring integral and unknown pieces of LGBT history to sharing the ups-and-downs of fatherhood, this episode explores the importance of sharing stories and preserving voices from our pasts. And, find out how through recording her audiobook, one author was able to reconnect with...


S4 E24: Hal Elrod, Ashley Neese, and Erin Lowry

S4 E24: In this episode meet, Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Equation; Ashley Neese, author of How to Breathe; and Erin Lowry, author of Broke Milennial Takes On Investing. These three authors decided to write and record their audiobooks in order to share formulas, lessons, and wisdom that will help listeners live a balanced, less stressful life. And, find out which author would cast any of the Real Housewives of New York to narrate her audiobook. The Miracle Equation by Hal Elrod:...


S4 E25: Tyler Kepner, Monica L. Smith, and Matthew Sleeth

S4 E25: In this episode meet Tyler Kepner, author of K: A HISTORY OF BASEBALL IN TEN PITCHES; Monica L. Smith, author of CITIES; and Matthew Sleeth, author of REFORESTING FAITH. Each of these authors wants to ensure that the history and importance of particular people and places are acknowledged, explored, and celebrated—whether it’s a beloved baseball pitcher, a bustling city, or the beauty of trees in the natural world. And, learn why one author’s recording experience reminded him of...


S4 E23: Martha Hall Kelly

S4 E23: In this special episode, meet Martha Hall Kelly, bestselling author of Lilac Girls. She tells us about her newest audiobook, Lost Roses which is narrated by four talented narrators: Catherine Taber, Tavia Gilbert, Kathleen Gati and Karissa Vacker. Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly:


S4 E22: Helen Ellis, Lizzie Post, and Cathy Guisewite

S4 E22: In this episode meet Helen Ellis, author of SOUTHERN LADY CODE; Lizzie Post, author of HIGHER ETIQUETTE; and Cathy Guisewite, author of FIFTY THINGS THAT AREN'T MY FAULT. While listening to stories about Southern Lady charm, cannabis etiquette, and Cathy’s famous AACK, you will fall in love with these ladies’ laugh-out-loud honesty about the writing and recording process. Plus learn which author’s mother made a special appearance in the recording booth. Southern Lady Code by Helen...