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This weekly show pairs international sex expert Tracey Cox and comic Kelsey Chittick as they discuss three anonymously sourced question each week about sex and relationships. Laugh-out-loud funny, irreverent, British, international sex expert and author of 17 books Tracey answers questions posed by witty author and former stand-up comedienne Kelsey Chittick, such as: How much should I really share with my girlfriends? What do I do about my husband's work wife? How often should we really be g ...
 
Zibby Owens, author, podcaster, publisher, and mother of four, conducts warm, inquisitive interviews with authors on this award-winning, widely heralded literary podcast. Zibby, dubbed "NYC's Most Important Book-fluencer" by Vulture, is a regular books columnist for Good Morning America and Katie Couric Media. Launched in 2018, Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books has been downloaded millions of times and has spawned two anthologies, an online magazine, a virtual book club, and a publishing ho ...
 
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Zibby is joined by international bestseller Stephanie Wrobel to discuss her latest novel, This Might Hurt, which grew out of her fascination with cults and those who join them. The two joke about how Stephanie believes the topics she searches for her novels have placed her on the FBI watchlist, what is on her career wishlist, and the changes she wo…
 
Accountability coach Angie Schouest lives to help others reach their personal goals, but she is the first to admit that she values guidance from others — especially when it comes to living a healthy life. In this episode she speaks candidly about struggles in both the past and present. Bringing in an example of a helpful resource, Angie interviews …
 
Emmy Award-winning talk show host and NAACP Image Award-winning actress Tamera Mowry-Housley joins Zibby to talk about her new memoir, You Should Sit Down For This. The two discuss why Tamera wanted the memoir to feel as inviting to readers as possible, how her parents raised her and her siblings to always be prepared for what life could throw at t…
 
Zibby is joined by New York Times journalist and memoirist Sopan Deb to talk about his debut novel, Keya Das's Second Act. Sopan shares the actual details from his life that inspired the story, why he wanted to shift the focus away from his family story after publishing his 2020 memoir, Missing Translations, and how he manages to write for the Time…
 
In this episode, Tracey and Kelsey discuss these three anonymous questions: 1) My partner of six years and I used to have really good sex but it’s dropped off considerably as time goes on. We used to be grabbing at each other all the time but that’s disappeared and now it’s all too easy to let other things take priority. Would planning a day when w…
 
Broadway and film star Idina Menzel and teacher and author Cara Mentzel join Zibby to discuss their new picture book, Loud Mouse. The three talk about the inspiration for the story, how Idina and Cara managed to reconnect during the pandemic after busy schedules kept them apart, and the best lessons the sisters have learned from one another that th…
 
Zibby is joined by New York Times bestselling novelist Tom Perrotta to talk about his latest novel, Tracy Flick Can't Win, which is something of a sequel to his 1998 hit, Election. Tom explains how this story took shape first as a novel about the character Vito Falcone, then as a response to the way the world has changed since we first met Tracy Fl…
 
Writer, literary critic, and host of the podcast Missing Pages Bethanne Patrick flips her role to join Zibby as a podcast guest. The two talk about how Bethanne became an acclaimed literary insider, why the original tone of her podcast shifted once she and her showrunner realized they wanted to go even deeper into their stories, and who inspired he…
 
Zibby is joined by her longtime sound editors Steve Ejbick and Ryan MacNeill to offer listeners a glimpse behind the making of Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books. The three discuss how they have grown and changed with the podcast, from Zibby's growth as an interviewer to Ryan's ability to find when the episode starts in every audio file and Steve's…
 
#1 New York Times bestseller Emily Giffin returns to talk with Zibby about her eleventh novel, Meant to Be, which was inspired in part by John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy's tragic love story. Emily shares why she wanted to return to the nineties for this book, where she continues to find inspiration for each new story (hint: it star…
 
Former CBS News correspondent and guest host Julianna Goldman interviews NBC News and Today Show meteorologist Dylan Dreyer about her Misty the Cloud picture book series. Dylan shares the original idea that inspired her to create Misty, how she incorporates real weather facts into each story, and what it is like working at the Today Show. Julianna …
 
Zibby is joined by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig to talk about her latest novel, The Lost Summers of Newport, which she wrote with her fellow bestsellers, Beatriz Williams and Karen White. Lauren explains how the trio crafts their historical fiction, when she decided to make the shift from practicing law to writing full-time, and …
 
Julie Chan and Storm Kennedy met in Eugene, Oregon. There, Julie pursued a TV anchor job for the CBS affiliate, while Storm Kennedy spent years as Eugene's morning radio host. The two juggled work, family, and friends...where was there time to focus on good eating habits and exercise?! Though programs and products can help, in the end, it's all abo…
 
In this episode, Tracey and Kelsey discuss these three anonymous questions: 1) I have been with my partner for 15 years – we got together at college. Our sex life is okay...ish, but I crave new experiences and I want to have them on my own. I have always wanted to sleep with another woman. I would never cheat on my partner with another man – that’s…
 
Listen to former CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman's first Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books interview as she talks with author Allison Gilbert about her latest book, Listen, World!, which she co-wrote with Julia Scheeres. Allison shares how she first discovered the book's subject, columnist Elsie Robinson, the shortcomings of history curric…
 
So many moms want to "move and shake" but often lack the motivation or ability to initiate a lifestyle change. In this episode, dance/movement therapist and author of Body Aware, Erica Hornthal, shares personal stories, tips, and tools on how to regain your mojo to get moving — mind, body, and soul. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more i…
 
"I love to use my work as a way to rectify my ignorances." Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr joins Zibby to talk about Cloud Cuckoo Land, which is out in paperback today! The two discuss the piece of often forgotten history that inspired one-third of this story, how the pandemic and our current political climate impacted Anthony's reading…
 
Zibby is joined by the writing duo behind Cassidy Lucas, Julia Fierro and Caeli Wolfson Widger, to talk about their second book, The Last Party. Julia and Caeli share how they met through Julia's Craigslist listing for a writing group, the ways in which working as partners has strengthened their skills, and what's happening next for Cassidy Lucas a…
 
Listen to Zibby Books author Alisha Fernandez Miranda's first Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books interview as she talks with bestselling author Sally Koslow about her latest novel, The Real Mrs. Tobias. Sally shares how she was inspired by her relationships with her own mother-in-law and daughters-in-law and wanted to capture those dynamics in a mu…
 
Zibby is joined by publisher and poet Jonathan Galassi to talk about his latest novel, School Days, which follows students at an all-boys boarding school through graduation and into their lives as adults. The two discuss Jonathan's use of sexuality as a common thread through the characters' development, the importance of loyalty in this story and t…
 
Entrepreneur, author, and musician Nabil Ayers joins Zibby to discuss his debut memoir, My Life in the Sunshine, which tells the story of his unique family structure and how he met his father, jazz artist Roy Ayers, when he was 35. The two talk about Nabil's mother and his reactions to the decisions she made that ultimately shaped his life, his rel…
 
Zibby is joined by New York Times bestselling author, poet, and professor Erika L. Sánchez to talk about her memoir, Crying in the Bathroom. Erika shares how she first fell in love with poetry and writing, the ways in which her rebellion against cultural and religious norms has shaped her work, and why she decided to start this memoir by sharing in…
 
Lori Sawyer and Caren Boscaino, co-owners of Clean Cut Fitness & Nutrition, discuss finding your "freedom point" in nutrition. Getting caught up in the diet craze can make you feel like you are on a hamster wheel. Lori and Caren break it down in simple terms to help people put their puzzles together so they can see the whole long-term picture and f…
 
In this episode, Tracey and Kelsey discuss these three anonymous questions: 1) I’m a straight woman and very happy with my partner. All is good; but, four years in I still feel intimated by his sexual past. He’s a little older than me and has had many lovers. I have only slept with one person before him (I was in a long-term relationship for many y…
 
Listen to Allison Pataki's first Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books interview as she talks with Lynda Loigman about her latest book, The Matchmaker's Gift, which was inspired in part by her "bonus daughter" who stayed with her family during the pandemic. The two discuss how Lynda developed her characters by thinking about them so regularly that the…
 
Jessie Kanzer, spiritual teacher and award-winning author of "Don't Just Sit There, DO NOTHING," looks at our issues with food from a spiritual angle. After struggling with disordered eating and bulimia for a decade, Jessie experienced an awakening that took her beyond the physical. Now she brings all she's learned to the very tangible everyday str…
 
This is part two of a double episode! Neil deGrasse Tyson is a genius. Truly. An astrophysicist whose family pushed him to follow his dreams of being an athlete when really he wanted to study the universe, Dr. Tyson has become a cult celebrity, regularly stopped on the street to talk selfies with his adoring fans. You know how some people just get …
 
This is part one of a double episode! Neil deGrasse Tyson is a genius. Truly. An astrophysicist whose family pushed him to follow his dreams of being an athlete when really he wanted to study the universe, Dr. Tyson has become a cult celebrity, regularly stopped on the street to talk selfies with his adoring fans. You know how some people just get …
 
Former staff writer at The New York Times Katie Hafner joins Zibby to discuss her debut novel, The Boys, which grew out of a conversation she and her daughter overheard on a vacation years ago. The two talk about Katie's thoughts on her own twist ending, why she wanted to work with a smaller publisher, and her love story with her late husband. Kati…
 
Writer and historian Nishant Batsha joins Zibby to talk about his debut novel, Mother Ocean Father Nation, which he wrote in tandem with his dissertation on Indian indentured labor in Trinidad and Fiji. Nishant shares how he wrote four different books and pulled parts from each before combining them all and arriving at the story that was eventually…
 
Zibby is joined by teacher and debut memoirist Leah Witman Moore to talk about her new book, Loving You Big, which tells the story of how Leah found her voice as a mother to children with disabilities. The two discuss when Leah managed to write during her busy days, which things she wishes society better understood about those with disabilities, an…
 
Zibby is joined by the founder and CEO of Copper Books, Allison Trowbridge, to discuss her new company and her book, Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning. The two talk about the experiences Allison and her family went through that inspired her to write an epistolary memoir to a fictional friend and how her struggles have inspi…
 
Dara Levan — writer, podcaster, and founder of Every Soul Has a Story — chats with guest and fellow mom, Stephanie Justine. A Pilates master trainer, dancer, and owner of Studio 108 in Vermont, Stephanie shares her journey with eating disorders, self-worth, coming out, and loving ourselves at all ages. In our candid conversation, we chatted about n…
 
Zibby was joined by Lauren Billings, one half of the internationally bestselling writing duo Christina Lauren, for a Bookcation conversation with The Gloss Book Club. The two talked about how Lauren and her writing partner Christina Hobbs began working together, how they feel about the way others tend to view romance novels, and what she likes to r…
 
Candice Carty-Williams, the bestselling author of Queenie, joins Zibby to talk about her latest novel, People Person, which follows five half-siblings and their larger-than-life father. The two discuss how the writing process for this book differed from writing Queenie, the impact Covid had on Candice's work and her personal life, and how being shy…
 
In this episode, Tracey and Kelsey discuss these three anonymous questions: 1) What’s your view on ‘vabbing’? Does it really work to attract men? Can people tell what it is they’re smelling and wouldn’t they be put off if they do figure it out? 2) I’m a 44-year-old attractive, fit woman but have never really been in a proper relationship and becaus…
 
Leah Witman Moore — mother, teacher, and author of "Loving You Big: One Family Embracing the Unexpected" — discusses her challenges with emotional eating. She uncovers the relationship between food and discomfort avoidance with humor and compassion. After ten years of truly trying it all, she shares the top five tips she wish she knew from the star…
 
New York Times bestselling author Jenny Mollen talks with Zibby about her new cookbook, Dictator Lunches, which grew out of the popular Instagram where she shares the lunches she prepares for her children. The two discuss their kids' eating habits, hacks to make lunches more interesting without making them more complicated, and why food is Jenny's …
 
Debut novelist Francesca Giacco joins Zibby to talk about her book, Six Days in Rome. Francesca shares her connection to and love for Italy which inspired the novel, as well as how the story features an amalgamation of her personal experiences. The two also discuss Francesca's thoughts on traveling alone, her experience selling this book during the…
 
Zibby is joined by professor and author Mai Al-Nakib to discuss her debut novel, An Unlasting Home, an intergenerational story inspired by Kuwait's short-lived attempt to charge blasphemy as a capital crime. The two talk about what Mai loves most about being a teacher, her unique educational history and journey to writing, and the women in her life…
 
Zibby is joined by novelist Jillian Medoff to talk about her latest book, When We Were Bright and Beautiful, which went through a number of iterations before publication. Jillian shares her concerns about writing a story focused on sexual assault in the #MeToo era, which books influenced this story's twists and turns, and the role her sister played…
 
Professor, critic, and author Louis Bayard joins Zibby to discuss his latest historical novel, Jackie & Me, which follows Jackie Kennedy Onassis before her tenure as First Lady. The two talk about what initially inspired Louis to write this book, how he got his start in politics before pivoting to writing full time, and why he likes the pressure of…
 
Kristen Eshleman, a self-proclaimed “average” girl, reflects on her struggles with diet, exercise, and the mirror that constantly lies to her. She considers her efforts to protect her daughter from body-image struggles, and then checks in with that daughter, now 20, along with a friend in her early 30s to see which old struggles still persist and w…
 
Zibby is joined by Garth Stein to talk about his classic novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, which has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, been translated into 36 languages, and spent more than 3 years on the New York Times bestseller list. Garth shares his unique journey to writing, as well as how very few people believed in the book's po…
 
Award-winning chef, author, and speaker Brooke Siem joins Zibby to talk about her debut memoir, May Cause Side Effects, which tells the story of her withdrawal after fifteen years on antidepressants. The two discuss how Brooke's experience affected her memories—including when she won Food Network's Chopped competition—as well as how her support net…
 
Zibby is joined by Michael Frank who returns to discuss his latest book, One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World. Michael shares how the conversations he had with Stella over the last six years were never meant to be a book but evolved as he wanted to share her story as a Holocaust survivor and the history of her homeland…
 
Leading transformation coach, Aransas Savas, and NYC educator, Leslie Jirsa, grew up feeling like their weight and bodies were problems to solve. Now, they are grown a** women looking at how to break the shame cycle with their daughters. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Bestselling author Jamie Brenner returns for the third time to talk with Zibby about her latest novel, Gilt, which takes readers into the world of fine jewelry. The two discuss how living in Provincetown during the pandemic inspired Jamie while writing this story, her relationship with the author community and what is expected of writers these days…
 
Zibby is joined by longtime host of Good Morning America, Charlie Gibson, and his daughter, TV producer Kate Gibson, to discuss their new ABC Audio podcast, The Book Case. The three talk about the show's origins during the pandemic, as well as the lessons they're learning along the way and the importance of representation in books. Zibby also asks …
 
Bestselling author, speaker, and investor Fran Hauser joins Zibby to talk about her latest book, Embrace the Work, Love Your Career, which is a guidebook to help readers feel their most successful.The two connect over both being investors in Copper Books, founded by Allison Trowbridge, they discuss some of their favorite sections in the guidebook, …
 
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