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What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read. To learn more or apply to be on the show visit whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com.
 
Overwhelmed by all the hats you wear in life? Listen in as Erik Fisher talks with productivity experts as they share how they implement practical productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives. We explore all aspects of productivity and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.
 
The Surviving Sarah Podcast is hosted by Sarah Bragg, and each week she brings a different guest on the show to talk about what it looks like to survive--survive life, yourself, your kids, your job, your relationships. Each guest brings their unique story to the table in a real and casual way. The conversation is curated for you much like listening to your favorite playlist to inform, inspire, encourage and entertain women.
 
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Readers, it's almost summer reading season (our 2022 Summer Reading Guide releases next week!), and today's conversation is just filled with summer reading energy. It's also a What Should I Read Next first, as we have four readers talking books and reading in today's show. Dive into summer reading today with Anne, her husband Will, and their readin…
 
Readers, today's guest came later in life to a career that she now loves, and one of her favorite parts of the job? Nurturing budding readers! As a third and fourth-grade teacher, Katrina Fleming has a plan for getting her kids hooked on reading, but lately she’s felt like her plan for her own reading life has been letting her down. Katrina knows w…
 
This week I had the privilege of speaking with Lise Vesterlund about a new book she helped co-author, The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work. In this conversation, Lise helps listeners better understand the enormous disparities when it comes to "non-promotable" work tasks that are disproportionally assigned to women in the workplace. …
 
Our first Norwegian guest, Lisa Sølvberg is a lifelong reader who loves a complicated family saga. She also has a particular appreciation for the audiobooks that accompany her athletic pursuits, as you'll hear in today's conversation. Lisa and Anne talk about the power of book journaling and what Lisa's learned about her reading life as a result of…
 
Readers, if you've ever dreamed of opening a bookstore, this episode is for you! Today, Anne's in conversation with Abbigail Glen, the owner of Shelves, an online and pop-up bookstore based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Abby discovered the power of reading at a young age, and decided to make her dream of being a bookstore owner a reality. In her co…
 
This week I was excited to welcome Ian Sanders to the show. Ian is the author of the new book, 365 Ways to Have a Good Day: A Day-By-Day Guide to Enjoying a More Successful, Fulfilling Life. In this conversation, we explore just a fraction of the year's worth of techniques and tips that Ian has compiled covering everything from mindfulness to grati…
 
Today's guest is both an avid leisure reader and a professional word nerd. Gary Robinaugh has always been fascinated with the role language plays in our lives. His career studying Aphasia—a language disorder caused by a specific type of brain damage—explores the relationship between thought, language, and communication, and he's equally fascinated …
 
This week I had the opportunity to speak with Eric Pliner about his new book, Difficult Decisions: How Leaders Make the Right Call with Insight, Integrity, and Empathy. In this conversation, Eric lays out three steps for making decisions with speed, clarity, and humanity. We talk about decision making and why it's difficult, why it slows us down an…
 
Today's guest is an author whose books are regularly discussed in our online community, and she's here to talk with Anne today about the practice of seeking inspiration, and the books she can't stop recommending to the people in her life—and, of course, to get some suggestions for what to read next! Shauna Niequist is the author of numerous books, …
 
Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. He's an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world. His latest book is Soundtracks: The Surprising So…
 
Readers, today’s guest is preparing for the arrival of her second child in a particularly bookish way—she's looking for some titles she can enjoy during upcoming midnight feedings and quiet moments with her newborn. Odeta Dyrmishi has loved to read since high school, and she's relied on books to carry her through other big changes in her life. Whet…
 
Amanda E. White is a licensed therapist and the creator of the popular instagram account @therapyforwomen. She is the founder and owner of the group therapy practice, Therapy for Women Center, based in Philadelphia serving clients across the country. In her clinical work, she specializes in working with individuals with substance use disorders and …
 
Harry Glorikian has been a healthcare entrepreneur, author, podcaster, and company leader for the last 25 years. He has been at the intersection of the fast-moving science and business of healthcare and biotechnology. His latest book is 'The Future You: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help You Get Healthier, Stress Less, and Live Longer'. In this e…
 
Readers, last week's guest told us about her grandmother signing her up for her first library card, and today's guest is a grandmother who is nurturing the next generation of readers! Joanne Booy spent most of her life living internationally in a wide range of locations, but one thing has remained constant in her life—her passion for reading! She's…
 
Eric Zimmer is a behavior coach, podcast host, and author inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live. Eric is the host of 'The One You Feed'. The show features conversations with experts across many fields of study about how to create a life that has less sufferi…
 
Readers, if you love a good mystery series, you'll definitely want to tune in for today's episode. Our guest today has been a reader since she was young, and as an adult she discovered her favorite genre: mysteries! Houston Luke especially loves mystery series featuring engaging main characters like Louise Penny's Gamache or Agatha Christie's Poiro…
 
This week I'm excited to share a conversation I had with Keith Ferrazzi. Keith's new book is entitled Competing in the New World of Work: How Radical Adaptability Separates the Best from the Rest. In this talk, we cover everything from the challenges facing executives and employees returning to offices to the rewards that are in store for companies…
 
Today’s guest is an oil and watercolor painter with a deep appreciation for the storytelling power of both art and writing. As a child, Gina Ariko Marioni discovered how language could help her better understand the world around her, and to this day, reading brings her joy. But lately, Gina's been feeling stuck in her reading life. While she's used…
 
This week I was excited to speak with fellow podcast host and yoga pioneer Lara Heimann. Laura and I had a fascinating discussion centered on the importance of consistent and effective movement in our everyday lives. If you’re anything like me maybe you have considered yoga as a means for improving your mobility and energy but just never got around…
 
Today’s guest discovered the joy of reading as a child listening to audiobooks on 45s. As an adult, she still turns to audiobooks consistently, and especially loves listening to books in the car with her boys or tackling some self-help titles on her commute. Tiffany Uzor is regularly on the hunt for new reads that will draw her in immediately or tr…
 
Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen are co-founders of LessLonely.com, the world’s first resource fully dedicated to reducing worker isolation and strengthening team connections. Their new book is Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In. In this conversation they show what’s causing today’s loneliness, the role inclusion plays…
 
Readers, today's guests were already linked through legal and family ties, and since discovering their mutual love of reading, they've become even closer. Father-in-law and daughter-in-law Verne and Gabby Wright hit it off from the start, but their friendship deepened when Gabby lent Verne a book from her personal library. It was the start of a bea…
 
Dr. Nate Zinsser is an expert in the psychology of human performance who consults to individuals and organizations seeking a competitive edge. He is the director of west point’s influential performance psychology program. His new book is The Confident Mind: A Battle Tested Guide to Unshakeable Performance. In this discussion, we not only define con…
 
When Erin Fagan sent in her guest submission describing herself as a “grumpy man whisperer” who turns to books to create connections, we just had to invite her onto the show. Erin works as an airline pilot and spends hours in the air with her colleagues. To quickly build relationships in a small space, she's found a perfect shortcut: talking about …
 
This week it was my pleasure to welcome my friend John Meese back to the show. John and I had a great conversation centered around building the foundations to not simply survive in this period of change but to find the tools, resources, and courage to thrive in it. John Meese is the author of the #1 bestseller Survive and Thrive: How to Build a Pro…
 
Readers, our guest today is sharing a struggle that feels increasingly common: she's finding herself easily distracted when reading, and she's not happy about it! Hannah Gorrie has always loved reading and has a sweet spot for fast-paced doorstoppers that totally engross her attention. But lately, she's felt like she just can't get into reading as …
 
Daniel H. Pink is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven books -- including his latest, 'THE POWER OF REGRET: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward'. In this episode Daniel provides an array of insights on why reframing, and properly understanding regret can be a poweful step twords rejuvinating our outlook on life, loved ones, and legac…
 
Dr. Priyanka Wali is a licensed and practicing physician who specializes in Internal Medicine and is also a stand up comedian. (Before Covid) Priyanka performs comedy routinely all throughout the United States and abroad, including corporate gigs, casinos and comedy clubs. She is also the co-host of HypochondriActor with Sean Hayes. She truly belie…
 
In today's episode, Anne's not the only one giving the recommendations: guest Shreyasi Desai, who also goes by Cece, passes on her own suggestions for our reading community. Cece grew up in India, where her parents fed her a regular reading diet of mysteries and mythologies. Today, Cece lives in the U.K. and is on the hunt for books featuring serio…
 
Here at What Should I Read Next? and Modern Mrs Darcy HQ, our team of bibliophiles talks books all year long, and today our whole team is chiming in to share what they loved most in their 2021 reading life. Our team has a wide range of reading tastes, so our selections today are all over the literary map, but one thing holds true: each of these boo…
 
Jenn Lim has dedicated her career to helping organizations from name-brand industry leaders to innovative governments build workplace cultures that benefit both their employees and their bottom line, with less employee turnover, greater engagement, and higher profits. Her culture consultancy, Delivering Happiness, demonstrates the profound impact h…
 
Over the past six years of talking books with our guests, we've heard about life-changing reading experiences, but today's guest has a unique twist on this story. When Nicole Fagan decided to give away almost every book she owned (not an easy decision for a lifelong bibliophile), she wasn't sure what to expect. But in the years since, Nicole became…
 
We love reconnecting with previous guests to get an update on their reading life, and today's conversation with Tara Nichols is no exception! Since Tara's previous appearance on the show, in WSIRN Ep 168: A century of good books in a single year, we've been curious to know how her challenge worked out, and what she learned along the way. If you mis…
 
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Michael was previously on the show to talk about his book The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype In this conversation Michael talks with Erik about his new book he co-wrote wit…
 
With a fresh new year ahead of us and so much reading to look forward to, today's conversation brings back a listener favorite and sets the stage for a year of thoughtful reading experiences. Jim Mustich, who you may know as the author of 1000 Books to Read Before You Die, first joined us on the podcast back in January 2019 on Episode 165 (which sh…
 
Don Khouri has spent decades studying productivity as a PhD in human and organizational systems, corporate VP, speaker, and executive coach. In his quest to understand the secrets of the most productive people, he discovered the missing link in current productivity systems: they tell you how to manage projects and to-do lists, but don't show you ho…
 
Quote “The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.” Ram Charan Welcome to the Sensory Strides podcast. Observations of the world through activity, reading, listening, and everything else. Episode 75! Wow! What a great trip it has been. I’ve been reflecting on …
 
Do you have a favorite holiday reading tradition? We recently asked our WSIRN Patrons this question, and we loved one response so much, we had to share it with all of you. Kim Kortas lives in Minnesota, where she's enacted an annual holiday tradition of curating book boxes for each family member! It's a year-round project that brings an extra dose …
 
Katie Krimitsos is a long time podcaster and business woman and the creator of The Women’s Meditation Network where she produces a number of highly effective meditation podcasts to help women feel more calm, less stress and anxiety and more confident. In this episode Katie lays out her approach to achieving a centered and productive lifestyle, how …
 
When it comes to picking what to read next, many of us live by our to-be-read (TBR) list, but today's guest has a different approach! Danielle Callendar is a lifelong bookworm, a library devotee, and a mood reader who loves the serendipity of discovering the right book at the right time. She's rejected any kind of reading list, because to her, that…
 
Linda Bonnar is a Personal & Corporate Coach, Author, Trainer and Educational Wellbeing Consultant based in New York City. Her latest book is 'Just Three Things: Bite-size ways to transform your life'. In this episode Linda addresses dealing with your inner critic, imposter syndrome, managing stress and making change more manageable. This episode i…
 
Between the WSIRN team and many of the guests we've had on this show, we definitely see a trend of readers who consider themselves introverts, and find the quiet act of reading a book the perfect complement to their personality. But what happens when a reader is other end of the energy spectrum? Paul Randall Adams has a reading dilemma that he asso…
 
Mike Sturm is the publisher of the weekly newsletter Woolgathering, which is intended to help you think better, more creatively, and add more value to your life and work. His first book is Be, Think, Do Essays on Personal Development and Productivity. His second book is The Wabi-Sabi Way In this episode Mike shares his personal productivity workflo…
 
Our guests on this show are united in a love of reading, but sometimes that joy can get lost as life, work, and other obligations take center stage. Today's guest is looking for some suggestions that will help her rediscover not only her love of reading, but identify what she loves to read now—and she's come up with a special project to help frame …
 
Hey friends, quick note about today’s episode. While I’m not a break from the show and social media to creatively rest and write book 2, I’m running reruns of some past Surviving Sarah episodes. If you need to get in touch with me, head over to my website. You can click the contact button and your email will be sent to me. I will still be writing m…
 
Steve Dotto is a Tech geek, Business owner and Entrepreneur. For over 20 years, as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show. His new co-written book is 'No Limit Over 50: What To Do When You’ve Been Let Go, Replaced, Displaced, Or Just Want Something Different From Life'. In this conversation Steve talks with Erik …
 
Readers, this show is all about helping you discover your next read—which means we talk each week not only about the books our guests love and Anne's recommendations, but about the authors behind the books. Anne's recommendations and our guests' tastes vary widely, but sometimes we see authors who show up again and again on the show. And in today's…
 
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