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Vivacious Black woman who loves to read spicing up the TBRs of anyone who likes their books Black. Entertaining, humorous and always insightful interviews with Black Indie and traditionally published authors. Come along with me on bookish journeys into the worlds they create, learn about characters you'll love -- or love to hate -- and get a sneak peek at what really goes on in the minds of your soon-to-be favorite authors. Between the Reads podcast. The voice for Black Indie authors.
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter discusses the 3 most formative books of one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Roxane Gay, Cheryl Strayed, Rich Roll, Soyoung the Variety Store Owner, Derek the Hype Man, Kevin the Bookseller, Shirley The Nurse, Vishwas the Uber Driver, Angie Thomas, David Mitchell, Surgeon Ge ...
 
Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Cadence13 Network.
 
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A Remarkable Thought

Jami Amerine and Katie M.Reid

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Welcome to A Remarkable Thought: A short story podcast to engage your mind and lift your spirit—a production of changeyourmindchangeeverything.org. In a world that runs on 5G, caffeine, obligations, shoulds, shouldn’ts, woulds, and wouldn’ts we’ve created a space where you can relax, laugh and think for yourself. Each week we will bring you a refreshing escape where your mind can wander in a thoughtful story as you visit wonders yet to be considered. At the end of every show, we will leave y ...
 
I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, reviewer and blogger. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I've also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance an ...
 
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People sometimes assume that “a happy life” is a life without negative emotions, but in fact, negative emotions have a crucial role to play in helping us to create good lives. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week …
 
We talk about the adventure of going to a Paul McCartney concert, the joy of writing and collecting aphorisms, and the new delight of listening to an audiobook. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gr…
 
Because the year is almost half over, we review our one-word themes for 2022 to see how we’re doing. We also discuss an inexpensive item that’s useful to keep around the house (or to give as a gift) as well as a listener’s question about how to talk to a Rebel who’s thinking about changing careers. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; pod…
 
It's Tuesday! I love it when I get to post an episode on the day a book releases! A Killing Rain, Faye Snowden's second book in her Noir Mystery Killing series, releases today! I had the honor of receiving an advanced copy to read. Faye and I got into all the details that gave this book texture and made it come alive. We also talked about the impor…
 
Happy Summer Solstice! (and happy Winter Solstice!) Have you noticed we're tilting further toward the sun compared to every other time of the year? While our Australian, Chilean, and Easter Islander friends are tilting further away? This means is time for another 3 Book bookmark -- our relatively recent innovation to add a little spice to our 333 c…
 
Gertrude Stein wrote that the poet Guillaume Apollinaire had the “quality of keeping people together.” This is a rare and important gift. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsle…
 
We discuss why we’re trying to stop asking responsibility-shifting questions (which we both do, often), talk about an easy way to rent little-used items, and talk to legendary Silicon Valley manager Russ Laraway about how to be a better manager. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @Gre…
 
It's Tuesday! This week's episode comes packin' all the drama as I speak with author Shelly Ellis about her thriller novel, The Three Mrs. Greys. What would you do if you found out your husband was married to two other women?? Shelly and I talk about Cyrus Grey, the character you love to hate, and the three women he kept stuck on oblivious. *** For…
 
Nancy Pearl is a Superhero Librarian. One of our values on 3 Books is “Librarians and booksellers are doctors for the mind” and while we’ve hung out with a number of booksellers, Nancy is somehow our very first librarian! How did we find Nancy? Well, 3 Booker Cindy Sharek left us a gushing voicemail at 1-833-READ-A-LOT singing Nancy’s praises and w…
 
When renowned American contralto Marian Anderson visited the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in his home, he paid her a beautiful tribute. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsle…
 
We talk about why a necklace, a dimmer system, and a TV show made us happier. We also discuss the unintended consequences of watching “Get Back,” the Beatles documentary, as well as a quotation from writer Stephen King. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get…
 
For the Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk about “The Office BFFs” with Jenna Fischer (Pam) and Angela Kinsey (Angela). We discuss the iconic TV comedy, being best friends, making it in Hollywood, hosting the “Office Ladies” podcast, and more. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @Gretc…
 
Oh, you thought I was done?? Nope! Your girl has TWO interviews for you. This next one is with Isis Asare, owner of Sistah SciFi Book Boutique. This bookstore is exclusively online, but she has lots of in-person events like Book Clubs and Bookish Tea Tours. Get yourself an empty mug and let Isis pour you some tea. *** Visit her book boutique at htt…
 
It's Tuesday! In this special episode of Between the Reads I get to share in the release-day celebration of By Her Own Design by author and professor Piper Huguley! Piper spills ALL the historical tea about Black fashion designer Ann Lowe, who designed Jackie Kennedy's wedding gown! Yup. You read that right. *** To watch Ann Lowe's interview on the…
 
Little Happier: Someone Else’s Enthusiasm is a Powerful Teacher Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336 For information about adve…
 
Every tenth episode is a Very Special Episode, and in this episode we answer questions from listeners about reading, TV-writing, eating habits, the Four Tendencies, whether Elizabeth has written a will yet, and more. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get th…
 
It's Tuesday! Settle in wherever you are and get your ear hustle on as Gracia and I discuss her thriller, Handkerchief. She don't care 'bout killin' off these the characters, y'all! She did what she did. Get ready to laugh. That's all I can say 'bout dat. *** If you enjoy this content, please consider becoming a monthly contributor at https://www.p…
 
Boniface Mwangi is a Nairobi-based social justice activist fighting for equity in his home country and abroad. In 2007 his photos of violence following the national election went viral and spawned global attention on political instability and corruption in Kenya. He is the subject of the Sundance-award winning documentary Softie and the author of t…
 
The brilliant aphorisms of writer Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach shed a clear light on human nature. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Leave a voicemail message on: 774-27…
 
We talk about some exciting news from the world of “Fantasy Island,” discuss the happiness of discovering some new books by a favorite author, and ask, “What would Dolly do?” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week h…
 
We talk about why we’re choosing a summer song, take Deep Dive II into wonderful family traditions, and suggest a terrific gift for new graduates. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.co…
 
It's Tuesday! Author Montrez is giving us all the fantasy with her debut novel, Errant. Not only is she committed to writing Black girls into fantasy novels, she also shows that the ones we underestimate always take us by surprise. *** If you enjoy this content, please head over to https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads and become a monthly suppor…
 
Writer Wendy Molyneux found a way to use her own quirky tastes, and her hilarious writing, to make a contribution in her own way. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Lea…
 
As we do each year, we make a plan to design our summer, and we do a deep dive into listeners’ ideas for family traditions. A listener suggests an accountability hack for Obligers (or anyone who wants a little accountability). We also reveal our next choice for the Happier Podcast Book Club. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gr…
 
Happy Tuesday! I'm bringing you unashamed and unapologetic steamy romance with plot twists, drama, AND murder! Lend me your ears as author Mo Flames and I have too good of a time talking about her book, One Ain't Enough! *** If you enjoy this content, please support me by becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads or by making a o…
 
What we loved to do as a child, for play, we often love to do as an adult, just the way Agatha Christie loved to murmur to The Kittens Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newslette…
 
Jonathan Haidt is the Professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU’s Stern School of Business and the author of bestsellers The Righteous Mind, The Happiness Hypothesis and The Coddling of the American Mind. He has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, selected as one of the Top 50 Thinkers in the world, and delivered four TED Tal…
 
We talk about how gratifying it is to introduce children to a movie that we love, the fun of listening to music from different times of our lives, and how we can watch TV to learn how to fight right. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show no…
 
After observing complaint-free April, we now begin Complimentary May, which will be full of compliments. We also discuss an intriguing know-yourself-better question; a listener asks how to deal with relatives who interrupt TV-watching; and we suggest an easy hack for organizing a fridge better. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast…
 
Frederick Douglass once said, "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." Author Kiara Gaton understands the assignment! We talk about her beautiful children's book, Loving Me ABCs, and she shares the importance of giving Black and brown children a strong foundation so they have the power to be who THEY want to be and not who…
 
The lives of Paul McCartney and Trevor Noah suggest the same truth: with our love, we can shape someone else’s experience of the world. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newslett…
 
We talk about why you might organize a pop-up discussion circle to discuss a favorite book, podcast, TV show, or a common life challenge. We also share a hack about dealing with restaurants, a question about establishing family traditions, and a listener’s question about how to help someone tackle his personal administrative tasks. Get in touch: @g…
 
It's Tuesday! Today I'm talking with the multitalented author/podcaster/filmmaker Leslye Penelope about her book Savage City. We get into some of the details of the world-building in this fantasy romance novel. We also talk about her career as a hybrid author, her next TWO books coming out, her podcast, and how she manages to do it all! Oh, and my …
 
One of my happiest memories of my mother was seeing her wade through the snow to come pick me up at school. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Leave a voicemail message…
 
This is a very unique chapter! It is a double chapter, in a way. To begin with I was so lucky to interview Susan Cain at our very first live chapter of 3 Books at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. So many 3 Bookers came out and celebrated on a snowy night just before the pandemic began. (We had no idea!) At the time Susan was deep in the throes o…
 
We talk about a rare moment of triumph over email, the joys of reading children’s literature and young-adult literature, the unforeseen consequences of taking a deep sniff of coffee, and list some interesting documentaries about fraud. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin…
 
We talk about the quickest, easiest, cheapest way to clear clutter, discuss a popular loophole identified by a listener, and explore several know-yourself-better questions that reveal how we prefer to spend time with friends and family. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubi…
 
It's Tuesday! Jessyca and I talk has it up about her tenth novel, Right As Reign. We talk about those shade-throwing toxic "friends" we all have; those bustas we've all regretfully dated at one point or another, generational coping mechanisms, and the beauty of being a Black Indie author. *** If you like this content, please consider making a one-t…
 
I’m always looking for fresh ways to reconnect with my memories and my past, and I found a surprising way to remember my grandparents’ house. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#ne…
 
We talk about why we’re refraining from complaining (mostly) for this month, discuss an easy but important health hack, and interview actor, producer, and two-time reality-show winner Nyle DiMarco about his new memoir “Deaf Utopia” and more. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @Gretche…
 
Join me this week as I speak with children's book author and bookstore owner Cetonia Weston-Roy about her series, The Misadventures of Toni Macaroni. But that's not all! Cetonia is opening a bookstore that has a very unique and innovative beginning. Watch to find out more! *** If you enjoy this content, please support this channel by becoming a pat…
 
James Baldwin’s beautiful meditation on the nature of love made me realize why I always know the weather in Kansas City. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Leave a voic…
 
The best movie I have seen in years is called Everything, Everywhere All At Once and it was written and directed by Daniels. Daniels? Yes, Daniels. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, to be specific. Two brilliant artists who met in college and began stitching together short films before working on music videos like Turn Down For What by DJ Snake and…
 
We talk about the feeling that time is going faster, discuss a terrific tool for organizing and preserving memories, and consider the question, “What kind of cake are you?” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week her…
 
We talk about why it’s useful to ask for a knock, how to deal with “Obliger Shame,” and share a listener’s terrific suggestion of an item that’s a great creativity booster (and also makes a great gift). Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show…
 
In this episode, I speak with author and licensed clinical social worker, Janay Harden, about her debut novel Hey, Brown Girl. Janay writes stories that feature melanated characters navigating through life, love, and relationships and I am here for it! These are the stories I would have loved to see when I was a teen. We dig deep on teen peer press…
 
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