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By the Book is part of the Panoply Pilot Project - where YOU help decide what shows get turned into series. 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. First up, the massive best seller, The Secret. 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. **Ever wonder how a podcast gets greenlit? Now YOU get to be of the process. Help us decide which pilots will become series! Cast your vote by subscribing at itunes.com/panoplypilots or you can vote at panoply.fm/panoplypilots.

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English


Episodes

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

8/17/2017
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Are men and women inherently different? Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out by living according to the bestselling relationship guide, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, by John Gray, PhD. Share your story of living by this book at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @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 Also, we'd love to...

Duration: 00:40:55


Epilogue: America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money

8/10/2017
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Jolenta and Kristen debrief on America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money. Along the way, they answer listener mail, discuss their hair, and ponder what a 401K is. And, of course, they announce their next book! What book do want Jolenta and Kristen to follow? Tell us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community!...

Duration: 00:06:38


America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money

8/3/2017
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Are the best things in life truly free? Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out by following the rules of America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right On the Money, a guide to ultra-frugal living by homespun financial gurus Steve and Annette Economides. Have you lived by this book? What book should Jolenta and Kristen read next? Tell us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod. If you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community!...

Duration: 00:35:22


Epilogue: Past Lives, Future Healing

7/27/2017
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Kristen and Jolenta are done time traveling, but they aren't done talking about their last book, Past Lives, Future Healing. The ladies hear from a listener who has regressed to her own past life. Also, they take some time to talk about how we view conception and read listener letters from people who have similar stories to Kristen's. And as always, next week's book is announced! Have you lived by this book? What book should Jolenta and Kristen read next? Tell us at 505-510-BOOK,...

Duration: 00:08:31


Past Lives, Future Healing

7/20/2017
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Do you believe in past lives? If so, you're not alone. According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, a quarter of Americans believe in reincarnation. In this episode, Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out what the 25% might know, by following Sylvia Browne's bestseller, "Past Lives, Future Healing." Have you lived by this book? What book should Jolenta and Kristen read next? Tell us at 504-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod.

Duration: 00:40:42


Epilogue: The Memory Book

7/13/2017
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Jolenta and Kristen debrief on The Memory Book. Along they way, they answer listener questions about Kristen's logical book choices, Jolenta's killer memory, and Kristen's fever dreams. They also announce next week's book! Want to see By The Book live? Join Kristen and Jolenta July 16th at the Philly Podcast Festival, where they'll be embarking on a special By The Blog experience, doing dramatic readings of celebrity self-help books, and more! For more info go to...

Duration: 00:06:57


The Memory Book

7/6/2017
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Jolenta and Kristen dive into The Memory Book, with the hopes of becoming memory geniuses in two weeks flat. Written by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas, the bestselling classic promises to help readers do everything from memorize lists to speak foreign languages. But does it actually work? Have you lived by this book? What book should Jolenta and Kristen read next? Tell us at 504-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod. And reminder: Jolenta and Kristen...

Duration: 00:40:36


Epilogue: French Women Don't Get Fat

6/29/2017
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Jolenta and Kristen have recovered from living by French Women Don't Get Fat. Join the ladies as they read listener mail and talk about leeks some more. And of course, next week's book is announced! Also, if you or anyone you know is fighting food or body issues, there’s help. Please call the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. Want to see By the Book live? Join them July 16th at the Philly Podcast Festival. For more info and tickets go to...

Duration: 00:06:40


French Women Don't Get Fat

6/22/2017
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Jolenta and Kristen put on their berets and live by Mireille Guiliano's French Women Don't Get Fat. The ladies experiment with leek soup, the benefits of champagne, and lots and lots of yogurt. Do French women really not get fat? We're about to find out. Have you lived by this book? What book should Jolenta and Kristen read next? Tell us at 504-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod. And a special announcement: Jolenta and Kristen are putting on a live...

Duration: 00:42:19


Epilogue: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

6/15/2017
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Jolenta and Kristen have a Kon Mari postmortem. Join the ladies as they discuss life after The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up. Did either of them regret throwing anything away? And what did By The Book listeners have to say about the book? Also: the announcement of next week's book!

Duration: 00:07:38


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

6/8/2017
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Jolenta and Kristen live by Marie Kondo's uber popular minimalist guide, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The book tells them to throw out belongings, fold socks into pinwheels, and say thank you garbage! Can they do it? Will it change their lives? Did Kristen throw out her passport? Have you lived by this book? What book should Jolenta and Kristen read next? Tell us at 504-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, @bythebookpod.

Duration: 00:37:59


Epilogue: The Secret

5/18/2017
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Jolenta and Kristen have a Secret postmortem. Join the ladies as they hear from listeners, give post-Secret updates, discuss Kristen's husband's popularity, and get ready for their next self-help book.

Duration: 00:07:04


Update!

4/21/2017
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Jolenta and Kristen have a big announcement

Duration: 00:02:14


The Secret

3/23/2017
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By the Book hosts Jolenta and Kristen dive into their first self-help book - the mega-bestseller The Secret. They follow it to the letter for two weeks. Listen as Kristen tries to manifest thoughts into things and Jolenta explores whether the Law of Attraction is as real as the Law of Gravity. Along the way, you can eavesdrop on the stranger moments of their social experiment, and learn whether either Jolenta or Kristen buys into the philosophy of The Secret at the end of two weeks. This...

Duration: 00:39:09


Trailer

3/18/2017
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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 week to figure out which ones might actually be life changing. First up, the massive best seller, The Secret. 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...

Duration: 00:01:20