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Zibby is an author, publisher, indie bookstore owner, CEO and Founder of Zibby Media, and a mother of four. Zibby launched her whole second career (after staying home with the kids for 11 years) with this personal, conversational, literary podcast. Now downloaded over 10 million times, Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books has consistently been in the top 200 on the Apple Arts charts and is a must-listen for the bookish set. It even won the prestigious Webby Award. Zibby's warm style, inquisiti ...
 
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 ...
 
During the quarantine, Zibby hosted a live talk show on Instagram Live daily at 11 am EST with one to four live author interviews per day, plus a weekly live show, KZ Time, with her husband, producer Kyle Owens. She interviewed 150+ authors about their upcoming or recent releases. Her show, Z-IGTV, ended up winning multiple awards.
 
Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM. These comments were from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully inter ...
 
Thoughts from a Page is hosted by me, Cindy Burnett, a voracious reader and book columnist who provides you with casual author conversations and insider information on all of the newest releases that I have read and personally recommend. With so many books coming out weekly, it can be hard to decide what to read so I find the best ones and share them with you. Listen to find your next great book.
 
The Storytellers, hosted by Grace Sammon, focuses on individuals who choose to leave their mark on the world through the art of story. Each episode engages guests and listeners in the story behind the story of authors, artists, reporters and others who leave a legacy of storytelling. Applying her years of experience as an educator, entrepreneur, author, and storyteller herself, Grace brings to listeners an intimate one-on-one experience with her guests. http://www.gracesammon.net/ @Copyright ...
 
Welcome to “Once and Future Authors,” Changing lives one book at a time. Each week, Stephanie Larkin, an author, independent publisher, and book coach will take you through the processes and strategies of getting your book finished and published. We will also be meeting and discussing with authors and publishing experts to tap into their experiences and expertise. There is one book out there that can change your life, and that is the book you write, so welcome aboard! This podcast is produce ...
 
iRelaunch is all about getting professionals back to work after a career break - most often childcare, but also eldercare, pursuing a personal interest, a personal health issue, extended travel, or other reasons. We also think about how other non-traditional professionals – expats repatriating, retirees “unretiring, military spouses and veterans, fit into the relauncher demographic. iRelaunch works with employers to create, implement and expand career re-entry programs of all kinds, and we p ...
 
Listen in as author Linda Sivertsen (aka Book Mama) brings together the world’s most beloved bestselling authors to chat about writing, publishing, deal-making, spirituality, activism, and the art of romancing creativity. Now streaming on American Airlines, these up-close conversations are a fan favorite, downloaded millions of times, and frequently profiled on “Best Podcast” lists (i.e., The Motley Fool’s “10 Best Podcasts for Women”) while gracing the "Popular Podcasts, Books" (formerly Li ...
 
Helping indie authors successfully write, market, & self-publish their books and make a living with their writing. In this show, Ella interviews successful authors who share their best writing, marketing, and mindset secrets. You'll hear from them about topics such as making time to write, tools to succeed as an indie author, exactly what steps they took to achieve their self-publishing success.
 
Jenny Mollen is someone who was never supposed to be good at commitment. Being the child of multiple divorces, an actress, and a Gemini, she had everything working against her. She once had a two year relationship with the foreign exchange student from her high school only after he left her high school and was back living in another country. When Jenny met her husband Jason, neither was looking for a relationship.They were young, naive, and had a lot more mistakes to make. It was most defini ...
 
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Zibby interviews debut author Jessica George about Maame, which is a B&N Discover Pick, a Book of the Month pick, a #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick, and will be adapted into a TV series by Jenna! Maame is a charming, vividly drawn, and poignant coming-of-age tale about a twenty-something “later bloomer" navigating online dating, a nightmarish job, gr…
 
In this interview, Sally and I discuss The Keeper of Stories, how she collected the stories for the book, why she started writing fiction, the importance of intergenerational relationships, how truth is stranger than fiction, and much more. Sally’s recommended read is Still Life by Sarah Winman. My Houston Life episode recommending The Keeper of St…
 
Zibby is joined by molecular biologist, NYU professor, and leading public health advocate Dr. Marion Nestle to discuss her engrossing and deeply moving new memoir Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics. Marion describes the challenges she faced as a woman working in a science lab in the 50s, and the career sacrifices she made to raise her…
 
Zibby interviews debut author Belinda Huijuan Tang about A Map for the Missing, a mesmerizing and propulsive intergenerational mystery about a math professor who, after ten years in America, returns to rural China to search for his missing father. Belinda reveals that the novel is based on her own great-grandfather’s disappearance and explains how …
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey right after the show. Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room PATREON SHOUT OUTS: Thanks to Kathleen Hahn Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for …
 
In this episode, Tracey and Kelsey discuss these three anonymous questions: 1) My partner always falls out when we have sex. It’s frustrating and interrupts the flow. Is there a reason why this is happening and how do we stop it? 2) My boyfriend thinks he’s great in bed – he told me right at the start that all his exes say he’s the best lover they’…
 
Zibby speaks to creative director and former bookseller Annette Dauphin Simon about her charming, clever, and beautifully-illustrated new book Spine Poems: An Eclectic Collection of Found Verse for Book Lovers, which was inspired by a rainy day at a bookstore in Neptune Beach, Florida, where randomly stacked books formed funny poems. Annette discus…
 
In this interview, Alison and I discuss The Burning Season, her inspiration for this book, her fascination with cults as well as the wider world's fascination with them, infertility, writing from a first person point of view, and much more. Alison's recommended reads are: Small Game by Blair Braveman The Villa by Rachel Hawkins Wylding Hall by Eliz…
 
Imagine that people in polyamorous relationships come to you for counseling after they’ve been betrayed by their partners. Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey, Gender, Sex, and Relationship Diversity therapist, defines cheating as breaking an agreement with your partner, whether it be physical or emotional. So what would you do if you’d discovered that there was …
 
Peggy Orenstein is the author of many books including her latest UNRAVELING. She and Zibby met in person in L.A. to discuss everything from loss and motherhood to sheep and writer advice. Peggy opened up about the loss of her father and how she experienced the poignant moments she wrote about in her book. She also discussed the loss of her mother a…
 
Leslie A. Rasmussen is the award-winning author of the novel, After Happily Ever After. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA. She went on to write television comedies for Gerald McRaney, Burt Reynolds, Roseanne Barr, Norm McDonald, Drew Carey, as well as The Wild Thornberrys and Sweet Valley High. After leaving the busines…
 
Zibby is joined by OB/GYN, breast cancer survivor, and author Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz to discuss her honest, empowering, and joyful new guide Menopause Bootcamp: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self, and Flourish as You Age. Suzanne talks about going gray (and receiving backlash for it), her popular Menopause Bootcamp retreats, the most common …
 
In this special episode (a live event during publication week!), Zibby interviews former actress and author Deborah Goodrich Royce about Reef Road, a brilliant, absorbing, and expertly-paced psychological thriller about two women whose lives collide when a severed hand washes ashore in Palm Beach, Florida. Deborah talks about the real crime that im…
 
Zibby interviews comedian, award-winning screenwriter, and debut author Monica Heisey about Really Good, Actually, a hilarious, big-hearted, and astutely observed novel about a young divorcee’s search for joy (and it's this week's GMA Buzz Pick and just became an international bestseller!). Monica describes her protagonist Maggie, whose experiences…
 
Over the next few weeks, you’ll hear Laura read from her new memoir, Stash My Life in Hiding. Starting at the prologue, Laura has selected several of her favorite pages and passages to share. We hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we do. Laura Cathcart Robbins is the host of the popular podcast, The Only One In The Room, and author of the f…
 
Zibby speaks to Hindu priest, entrepreneur, renowned international speaker, and former monk Dandapani about his enriching new book The Power of Unwavering Focus. Dandapani talks about his fascinating life trajectory from an engineering degree and ten years as an ordained monk to leaving the monastery and opening a spiritual sanctuary in Costa Rica …
 
Avanti Tilak's career transition and relaunch from astrophysics and academia to corporate data science was a triumph after a long, frustrating period of setbacks. Avanti explains how she updated her skills, which freelance roles contributed to her progress, how she dealt with repeated rejection, and what ultimately led to her successful relaunch in…
 
Zibby interviews Meenal Lele, a medical researcher and the founder of Lil Mixins (the #1 pediatrician-recommended allergy-prevention product), about her revolutionary new parenting book The Baby and the Biome: How The Tiny World Inside Your Child Holds the Secret to Their Health. Meenal talks about immune systems, revealing that ages 0 to 3 are the…
 
Meet Gerald Everett Jones, a member of the Dramatists Guild and Women’s National Book Association, as well as a board member of the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) from Santa Monica. He is the host of GetPublished! Radio. His newest book - "Mick & Moira & Brad: A Romantic Comedy" - is a contentious but lighthearted story of Mick …
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Dr. Carder Stout right after the show. Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room Special thanks to our sponsors: Nutrafol: Grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to Nutrafol.c…
 
In this episode, Tracey and Kelsey discuss these three anonymous questions: 1) Why is it that I can orgasm easily on my own (using my fingers or a vibrator) but have never had an orgasm with a partner? So many boyfriends have said, ‘Oh, but you’ve never had sex with ME!”, convinced they will be the one to make it happen. But it never does. I came c…
 
Zibby interviews author, psychotherapist, and former Google on-site therapist Katherine Morgan Schafler about her rigorously researched, empathetic, and empowering new book The Perfectionist’s Guide to Losing Control: A Path to Peace and Power – a love letter to all ambitious, high-achieving women. Katherine describes the five types of perfectionis…
 
In this interview, Audrey and I discuss The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone, how she came up with the idea for the story, the fascination with miniatures, how her fabulous cover came about, choosing the book's locales, the Thorne Miniature Rooms at The Art Institute of Chicago, her inspiration for connecting the miniature house with the full size …
 
Imagine that your drug addiction has taken everything from you, your friends, your family, your apartment, and all you’ve got left is your trusty Ford Taurus. Depth psychologist and author, Dr. Carder Stout, was circling the drain when he received an offer that would not only give him cash in his pocket, but would also give him free drugs. So what …
 
Humor writer Wendi Aarons, whose work appears frequently in The New Yorker and McSweeney's, joins Zibby to discuss her hysterical, honest, and moving new memoir I’m Wearing Tunics Now: On Growing Older, Better, and a Hell of a Lot Louder. Wendi talks about her witty and unique clothes-themed essays, explaining how each article of clothing (from chu…
 
Everything started in 5th grade when Hallie Balogh and Auttie Grace first met. They quickly became known for always being together. You never only saw one of them. That 5th grade school year didn’t only spark their friendship, but it set the foundation of the Auttie and Hallie writing power duo. From 5th grade and all through middle school, they sp…
 
Zibby speaks to teacher, swim coach, and writer Ryan Rae Harbuck about When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Chair, a raw, humorous, and profound new memoir about her paralyzing car accident in her teens and the decision to live a life of courage, ambition, and adventure after it. Ryan shares the gut-wrenching details of her accident–the school dance and m…
 
Today we're talking to Abbie Romanul, founder of Raising the Bar, a zero-proof cocktail experience. Raising the Bar delivers innovative ingredients to make incredible alcohol-free drinks at home. When Abbie quit drinking alcohol, she was frustrated with the lack of grown-up, alcohol-free beverage options beyond soda and lime - thus, the concept for…
 
Zibby interviews digital media personality Mary Lawless Lee about her stunning photographic memoir Happily Grey: Stories, Souvenirs, and Everyday Wonders from the Life In Between. Mary shares the inspiration behind her book’s unique visual format, the story behind the messy bun (which she invented!), and some of the vulnerable details she shares in…
 
Zibby speaks to New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict about The Mitford Affair, a spellbinding and immersive new book about the notoriously glamorous Mitford sisters and the high-ranking fascist company one of them keeps in the lead-up to World War II. Marie talks about her fascination with the real-life Mitford sisters (the “it” girls o…
 
In this interview, Grady and I discuss How to Sell a Haunted House, his decision to write about dolls and puppets, how he started writing horror, world building, and much more. Grady’s recommended reads are: Revenge of the Dolls by Carol Beach York Among the Dolls by William Sleator Moth Manor by Martha Sherman Bacon Support the podcast by becoming…
 
Zibby interviews #1 New York Times bestselling author Yung Pueblo (Diego Perez) about Lighter, a compassionate, humble, and wise guidebook for self-healing that is beautifully entwined with his personal experiences. Yung Pueblo shares his story–his family’s immigration from Ecuador to Boston, the trauma of living in poverty, the escape he found in …
 
Guest host Alisha Fernandez Miranda interviews New York Times bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch about The Rewind, an endearing 90s rom-com about two exes who wake up next to each other on New Year’s Day with wedding rings on their fingers and no recollection of how they got there. Allison talks about the joys and frustrations of the traditiona…
 
Learn more about this beautiful collection of poems, designed from a journey of anxiety, fear, grief, and seeking validation. nicolette elsie (she/hers) is a modern poet, creator and hr professional. in everything she does she brings soft creative expression, compassion, and thoughtfulness for the subtle beauties in life. through her purposeful wor…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Jane Boroski right after the show. Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room PATREON SHOUT OUTS: Thanks to Kathleen Hahn Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. T…
 
In this episode, Tracey and Kelsey discuss these three anonymous questions: 1) Don’t give me a hard time because it sounds boring; but, missionary is my favorite position—it just works for us. Can you suggest some ways to mix it up a little to keep things interesting? 2) I’ve been married for 25 years and love my husband, but my self-confidence has…
 
Zibby interviews Aashna Shah, a high school student and the first Indian American Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen, about Dynamic Diya - Dyslexia is her Superpower, one of the three children's books she has written about learning disabilities (all of which she has been diagnosed with!). Aashna talks about her experiences in the pageant and describes…
 
In this interview, Erika and I discuss Windfall, how she decided to write this book and the ways it changed over time, how everyone yearns to know where they come from, her internal conflicts about her family's inheritance, her book cover, climate change, her visits to North Dakota, and much more. Erika's recommended reads are: Boys in Oil by Taylo…
 
What if when you were seven months pregnant you were stabbed 27 times by a serial killer and left for dead? Invisible Tears Podcast host, Jane Boroski, was twenty-two years old and drinking a soda in her car when she was attacked by a man who pulled up next to her in a Jeep Cherokee. So what would you do if you survived, but the man who tried to mu…
 
Zibby is joined by Sheila Heti (bestselling author of Pure Colour) and acclaimed illustrator Esmé Shapiro to discuss A Garden of Creatures, a tender new picture book that reflects beautifully on death and what happens after it. Sheila and Esmé talk about the personal losses that brought them together and inspired this project, the artistic vision b…
 
CAROL VAN DEN HENDE is an award-winning author who pens stories of resilience and hope. Her novels Orchid Blooming and Goodbye, Orchid series are inspired by wounded veterans and have won 20+ literary awards, including the American Fiction Award, IAN Outstanding Fiction First Novel Award, and 2020 Royal Dragonfly for Disability Awareness. Buzzfeed,…
 
Zibby interviews debut author Oindrila Mukherjee about The Dream Builders, a kaleidoscopic and arresting new novel that is written from ten different perspectives and explores class, gender, secrets, ambition, and dashed dreams in a booming, shimmery Indian city. Oindrila describes her book’s memorable elements–the astonishing Americanization of In…
 
Zibby speaks to Emmy award-winning ESPN SportsCenter co-anchor and Atlantic contributing writer Jemele Hill about her beautiful and radically honest new memoir Uphill. Jemele describes the childhood traumas she revisited when writing this book, like her near-fatal car accident, her parents’ drug addictions, and her mother’s sexual assaults. She als…
 
Zibby interviews former antitrust lawyer, New York Times opinion writer, and debut author Kashana Cauley about The Survivalists, a darkly funny and thrilling new doomsday novel about a successful Black lawyer who moves in with her coffee entrepreneur boyfriend and his Hurricane Sandy-traumatized, illegal-gun-stockpiling, bunker-building roommates. …
 
In this interview, Jenna and I discuss her new serial audio drama The Key of Love, creating this story, how she approached writing it and how it differed from writing a traditional book, the process for creating the audio drama from beginning to end, and much more. Jenna's recommended reads are: Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff Daughters of Nantuck…
 
Over the next few weeks, you’ll hear Laura read from her new memoir, Stash My Life in Hiding. Starting at the prologue, Laura has selected several of her favorite pages and passages to share. We hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we do. Laura Cathcart Robbins is the host of the popular podcast, The Only One In The Room, and author of the f…
 
Zibby is joined by bestselling author and repeat MDHTTRB guest Laura Zigman to discuss Small World, a tender and quirky novel about two newly divorced sisters who move back in together and finally confront a tragedy of their past–the death of their disabled sister. Laura reveals how her own life experiences inspired this story, sharing the intimate…
 
After her relaunch and subsequent rise to senior executive leadership roles in the distribution and logistics industry, Kerry Carter made the leap to the nonprofit world, taking on the role of CEO of Hope & Comfort. Hope & Comfort provides basic hygiene products to tens of thousands of adults in need in Massachusetts such as deodorant, toothpaste, …
 
Zibby interviews debut author Sarah Levy about Drinking Games, a candid and poignant new memoir in essays about her journey to sobriety. Sarah shares the details of her story–it involves blackouts, forgotten hookups, eating disorders, debilitating perfectionism, and ultimately, the decision to get sober. She also talks about what it has been like t…
 
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