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Writer's Block? Rejection? Impostor Syndrome? Writing is full of ups and downs, but we can still find plenty of joy on this creative journey! Bestselling author Marissa Meyer interviews writers and industry professionals about books, craft, and publishing, to find out how we can all bring more joy to our writing process and career.
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Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Author Sarah Nicolas interviews authors of all genres about how they got started writing, their writing process, getting their book deal, and their experiences with publication.
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Stupid Tax

Mitchell Baldridge

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The world's most famous accountant, Mitchell Baldridge, and serial small business owner Scott Hambrick explore the best tax deal in America that no one is talking about: small business. They discuss all aspects of starting and operating a small business including sales, marketing, bookkeeping, taxes, and more.
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A deep dive into the hidden meaning, identity, and motivation in the story of The Wheel of Time. Designed for readers who have finished the series and are looking for more understanding without memorizing all the different Aes Sedai.
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Have you considered becoming a published Christian author? Publishing is the best way to build authority and become the "go-to" expert in your field. It's also one of the fastest ways to get clients and grow ministries consistently. In this podcast, Tamara “Coach Tam” Jackson will bring you behind-the-scenes insights and interviews with mission-driven entrepreneurs and ministry leaders that have published books to increase their exposure, impact, and income. You'll learn about how these auth ...
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Listen to Confessions of a Debut Novelist, hosted by author Chloe Timms, to hear from new and up-and-coming writers about their debut novel. We talk writing journeys, tips and advice and what it's like to be new to the world of publishing. Each episode features a writer about to have their debut novel published, covering adult, YA and children's in a range of genres. We'll hear about rejections and setbacks, how writers signed with their agent and whether their book deal was with an indie pu ...
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Learn all the hacks to upgrade your life, money and travel – all while spending less and saving more. Host Chris Hutchins is a life hacker who has saved millions by breaking down every aspect of life, looking to maximize happiness at the lowest cost. Chris and guests like Tim Ferriss, Tony Hawk, Codie Sanchez and Gary Vaynerchuk will help you learn the strategies and tactics they used to shape their success.
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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 ...
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Writers write. Professional writers write a lot. The StoryADay May challenge exists to help you learn how much you're capable of writing in a month. The Write Every Day, Not "Some Day" podcast helps you figure out how to keep that commitment up for the rest of your life. Each 10-15 minute episode tackles a particular topic and gives you a writing assignment to complete before the next episode. Music credit: Alan McPike (http://standardstrax.com)
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Let’s be honest… on bad days, we’ve all dreamt of marching into the boss's office and saying with undeniable conviction, “I quit”. There are days when we want to throw in the towel, when we imagine what could’ve been if only we’d wandered down a different career path. Despite what you may think, it’s never too late to make a change, to reinvent yourself, to follow your dreams… just like Cathrine Mahoney did. Cathrine left her cushy job as a celebrity publicist to make it as an author. Spoile ...
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Writes4Women is all about celebrating women's voices and supporting women writers. It's about writing the voice, reading the voice and being the voice. Every week host Pamela Cook, or a special guest host, interviews an outstanding female, trans or non-binary author about their books, writing process and life. Transcript available via the Writes4Women website. Video of most episodes available on the Writes4Women youtube channel. You can find out more about Writes4Women at www.writes4women.com
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3 Books With Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha: Bestselling Author

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3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 22-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 ...
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On Publishing

The Bindery Agency

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On Publishing is a podcast about books and publishing. Each episode features an interview with a publishing professional, including book editors and publishers, marketers and publicists, book designers and sales executives, as well as writers and authors from all categories and genres of publishing. In each interview we'll seek to draw out relevant stories and experiences from our guests, and discover some of the key lessons or truths they've discovered. We seek to provide this inside look a ...
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Dear Lonely Writer is a show for all the lonely writers out there - before, during and especially after the book deal. Every week our host Eden Boudreau, author of CRYING WOLF: A Memoir, interviews bestselling authors from around the world about not just their writing process but the emotional labour that comes with creating, and how to navigate isolation, imposter syndrome and more.
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Make Comics

Comics Experience

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to make comics like the pros do? Comics Experience's Andy Schmidt gives you the inside information and tips that can help to make you a better comics creator. Andy, the founder of the online comic book school Comics Experience, is a former editor at Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing, as well as a comic book writer and the author of the Eagle Award-winning book, The Insider's Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels, published by Impact Books.
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Ursa Short Fiction

Ursa Story Company

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We love short stories. Join authors Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies) and Dawnie Walton (The Final Revival of Opal & Nev) for author interviews, book club discussions, and immersive short stories. We celebrate storytelling from some of today's most thrilling writers, with an emphasis on spotlighting underrepresented voices. (Photo credits: Vanessa German / Rayon Richards) Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://ursastory.com/join
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Stupid Anthropology has birthed from the ashes of The Right Can’t Read. We have leapt from the desiccated skull like a weird zombie Athena to sometimes ask stupid questions, sometimes our stupid ideas, sometimes our stupid screaming into the void. Join Aaron, Robert, and Jonny as we explore whatever diseased questions pop into our collapsing brains. Questions such as: What’s the deal with selling out? Who are the worst people that came on Oprah’s show? What’s the deal with airline food?
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Wow If True

Isabel J. Kim & Amanda Silberling

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​​Wow If True is your one-stop internet culture shop, hosted by meme sommeliers and real-life besties: tech journalist Amanda Silberling and terminally-online attorney Isabel J. Kim. We dig into what, where, and how something's going viral, and why what’s happening online matters in real life. New episodes every other Wednesday.
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Each week we review at LEAST 3 books in different Genres! You never know what topics will come up when we are all together, but we promise it will be a fun time. We are conquering the world 1 book at a time, come and join us!
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Finding the Throughline: Conversations about the Creative Process invites you into the minds of writers and other creatives as they open up about their process, their doubts, and what kinds of changes they’re thinking about making. The questions are mildly invasive, honestly, and the answers are unvarnished…and so refreshing! Whether your creative work is writing, painting, making music, parenting, or simply living, Finding the Throughline can help you get—and stay—inspired. Invigorated, eve ...
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From the dawn of human consciousness, dreams have always fascinated us. Do they mean something? Do dreams help us see into the future? These questions have intrigued us for centuries. Sigmund Freud was one of the first people to examine dreams seriously and interpret them in the context of our waking lives. In Dream Psychology: Psychoanalysis for Beginners, the Austrian psychoanalyst, Dr Sigmund Freud shares his exciting early discoveries that there was indeed a connection between his patien ...
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Modern Wisdom

Chris Williamson

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Life lessons from the greatest thinkers on the planet with Chris Williamson. Including guests like David Goggins, Dr Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Jocko Willink, Dr Andrew Huberman, Dr Julie Smith, Steven Bartlett, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Balaji Srinivasan, Steven Pinker, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Chris Bumstead, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Mark Manson and more. Understanding the world is hard. This podcast will help.
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Routine Your Dream: Marketing and Success Habits for TPT Sellers

Chynell, TPT seller tips, business coach and teacher marketing educator

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The Routine Your Dream podcast (@routineyourdreampodcast) is created for teacher sellers who create and sell their teaching resources online for additional income on sites like TeachersPayTeachers (TpT) or Kajabi. This elementary teacher turned business coach for teacher sellers used the power of habits and routines to achieve consistent five-figure months from her online teaching resource store and land a book deal. Now she's spilling her secrets and sharing the exact high-performance habit ...
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That Book

Hannah Weaver and Michael Goldsmith

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That Book is about those books you've always heard of but have no idea what their deal is. Hosted by Hannah Weaver and Michael Goldsmith, readers with high expectations and low standards.
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Derailed Trains of Thought

Nick Hayden & Timothy Deal

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Derailed Trains of Thought is a podcast about writing, film making, and everything in between. Hosted by Timothy Deal (filmmaker) and Nick Hayden (writer), Derailed Trains of Thought is at heart a podcast about storytelling in all its various forms.
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Michael and Tom Zubal have been in the used book business their entire lives and love to share their experiences of buying books around the country as well as discuss the pitfalls of selling books online at sites like Abebooks.com and Amazon.com
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We celebrate the fun & positive side of miles, points & travel while talking to the most interesting people in the space. Get inspired to travel, find out the latest tricks and learn how to maximize travel rewards. Save money, accomplish your goals and form memories that will last a lifetime! Shawn Coomer has spent the last 17 years globetrotting with his family and has been professionally covering the miles & points space since 2013 when he launched Miles to Memories. He earns and burns mil ...
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A business podcast for book creators led by host Rachel DiNunzio and home to The Picture Book Academy. Follow @TheBookCreatorPodcast and @ThePictureBookAcademy to get your daily book creation updates and to join the Book Creation conversation. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebookcreatorpodcast/support
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This week I'm talking with Kate Schapira, author of "Lessons from the Climate Anxiety Counseling Booth," which takes readers through the practical skills and emotional shifts needed to navigate our way to a more livable future. Kate is also the author of six books of poetry, and her prose has appeared in The Rumpus, The Toast, and other places. She…
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It's time to look at more deals, this time from a listener in Houston who works in the concrete/aggregate industry and is considering purchasing a ready mix concrete plant. The owner of the plant is in his mid-70s and also owns a concrete contracting business; he acquired the plant to provide concrete for his contracting business, and supplies a ha…
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In this week’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lloyd Thompson from VirtualDOO. Given we are both business growth book geeks, we decided to talk about each of our top 3 books for growing your business. Lloyd’s business VirtualDOO specializes in putting in a “Director of Operations” service on a fractional basis to smaller non-corporate b…
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Isabel got a seven figure book deal and got the book optioned, but she continues to threaten to kill people on our podcast (especially the kid in the Omelas hole). No, this is not a bit. Iz is god's favorite princess, and Amanda can run a mile without stopping. Links Isabel's book deal announcement! The story about killing the kid in the Omelas hol…
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Marissa chats again with Jessica Brody, author of Save the Cat! Writes a Novel and Save the Cat! Writes a Young Adult Novel about her popular craft books and how she adapted the original Save the Cat screenplay book’s components for novel-writing. Also discussed in this craft-focused episode: how even pantsers can benefit from outlining tips, how h…
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Calling all lovers of true tales about the sea! This week I'm talking with Eric J. Dolin, bestselling author of numerous books that explore some aspect of American history, generally as it relates to the sea. His latest book is "Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World." Eric has a really interesting through line t…
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Do you run or sit in on sales opportunity meetings with your sales team? Do they run on time? Do they get off track? Do you think they are actually productive? Chances are you are making at least 1 or more of the top 10 mistakes I see when business owners or sales managers run sales opportunity meetings. In this episode we go over all 10 and most i…
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Steve Stewart-Williams is an evolutionary psychologist, a professor and an author. If you follow the thread of evolution long enough, you see that humans are simply a product of adaptations. So why are humans so peculiar? Does everything we do have a rational explanation, or are there aspects of our lives and psychology we have yet to understand? E…
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Rebecca and Book Riot's managing editor, Vanessa Diaz, discuss the surprising, boring origins of publishing's seasons, Ken Follett's big move, and more recent news. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Make this your most bookish summer yet with perso…
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Before sailing off to their summer hiatus, Gillian and Matt share a heartfelt ode to fall, the season of cozy sweaters, vibrant leaves, and pumpkin spice everything. Cozy in the News Cat in a Box Watching Sports Improves Health Autumn Activites Oktoberfest in Big Bear Lake Scarecrow Weekend in St. Charles, Illinois Fall Fragrances Matt: Yankee Cand…
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Jonny, Robert, and Aaron talk the ultimate sin: Selling out. Is there a counterculture? Are we all the sellout hobo from They Live? What are our personal brands? All these questions - and more - are asked in this episode of Stupid Anthropology. Oh yeah, we're Stupid Anthropology now. We will miss Rachel, but she's off to bigger and better things in…
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#173: Today I’m sharing an episode of NerdWallet’s SmartMoney Podcast, where hosts Sean and Sara address the safety and privacy concerns of digital wallets and debunk common credit score myths. They highlight the importance of securing your digital wallet by leveraging phone security features, understanding privacy policies of digital wallet provid…
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Jimmy Rex is a mens work coach, author and a podcaster. What does it mean to be a better man today? Is it driving a Bugatti? Praying to God? Making a lot of money? Building a family? Turning into a monk? The options are endless, so are there any underlying principles which can help guide your way? Expect to learn what it means to be a healthy authe…
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Too many business owners run the business for themselves (lifestyle, immediate cash flow, etc.) when they should run it for their eventual buyer. I cover five very important things all owners should be doing and doing correctly to make their business more attractive to buyers - all types of buyers from the individual to private equity to strategic.…
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New data from Nanos and the Globe and Mail suggests Canadians find neither Justin Trudeau or Pierre Poilievre credible -- quite a statement about Canadian politics today. But first on today's program, Bruce and Chantal discuss whether Trudeau is making one last swing at trying to change the numbers that show Poilievre with a huge lead.…
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In this final section of my conversation with "Lessons from the Climate Anxiety Counseling Booth," Kate Schapira, we cover: - Finding ways to bring her work to groups that are already gathering for another reason (hint: need to a professional development speaker or workshop leader to talk on working with climate anxiety?) - Using the concept of cro…
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Are you struggling with the money to buy your first commercial property? If so, you're not alone! This topic is number one on the minds of new commercial real estate investors. If you're a beginner, this training is likely the most important podcast you're going to hear until you become an owner. Here are the six ways to fund your first commercial …
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Welcome back to WoTSpoilers, where it is time for Seanchan Ancient Aliens, a good rant about healing and food poisoning, and Loial squeaking. WOTS episode about the crossing of the streams: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/wheel-of-time-spoilers-387-cos-ch-42-a-crown-of-swords-pt2--49174565 Virtual particle explanation (Fermilab): https://www.youtu…
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Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast, Shawn Coomer and Mark Jackson discuss various topics related to travel, including alternate content, cruising, and hotels in Orlando. They talk about the shift from reading blogs to watching videos, the popularity of cruising, and how to score deals while generating spend on crui…
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Pages are 333-second or less highlights from Chapters of 3 Books. They are released at 3:33am between Chapters. Page 114 comes from Chapter 11 with Kerri Kolen, editor of 'The Happiness Equation,' 'Lion,' and 'A Stolen Life.' Listen to the full chapter: https://www.3books.co/chapters/11 Get the 3 Books email: http://www.3books.co/3mail Join our com…
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In this episode of Confessions of a Debut Novelist, I’m talking to Rob Perry about his contemporary novel Dog. We discuss how Rob created his teenage main character by amplifying the fears he had when he was a teen, using his phone to keep notes on life’s funny observations and the challenge every writer faces – accepting your novel will be flawed.…
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Robin Sharma is a leadership expert, motivational speaker and an author. Often we tell ourselves, ‘Once I make X amount of money then I’ll be free to enjoy my life. However, when we reach that milestone, the fulfillment we hoped for isn’t always there. So what is the key to finding happiness in life while also achieving material success? Expect to …
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There are plenty of reasons you might quit your day job... But what if the choice was no longer yours? What if a debilitating illness meant saying goodbye to a job you love? On today's episode, Kate Pascoe talks about her journey from the exciting world of PR to the freedom she found in Pilates. From late nights and parties, to chronic pain every s…
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Today an encore presentation of an episode that originally aired on April 16th. A new book about the Ben Johnson story raises some interesting questions about the fairness of the way the Canadian track star was treated after he tested positive in the 1988 Olympics. Mary Ormsby, a well known and very respected sportswriter, has a new book about the …
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EPISODE SHOW NOTES Regardless of whether you're a planner or pantser, do you keep track of your characters? Do you create character profiles? They're fun to make, but time consuming and it can be difficult to decide what info to include in them. This week, we discuss what to add to character profiles for you (and your readers) to know. In this epis…
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To mark the 10th anniversary of the Gone Girl movie, and the 12th anniversary of the book's original publication, we're rerunning our Adaptation Nation episode from 2022 in which Jeff O'Neal, Rebecca Schinsky, and Amanda Nelson dive into the book, the movie, and the legacy of this hugely influential work. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Pod…
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#172: Today we go deep on the dilemma of renting vs. buying a home. Joined by Katie Gatti Tassin, we'll discuss current market dynamics, debunk misconceptions about homeownership, and provide insights to help you navigate this significant life decision. We'll also share personal finance strategies and insider tricks to help you secure the best deal…
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In this second part of my conversation with Kate Schapira, author of "Lessons from the Climate Anxiety Counseling Booth," we cover the squishier parts of writing, including: - The process of deciding just how vulnerable to be in your writing - The emotional difference between writing poetry and writing prescriptive non-fiction - How her inner criti…
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The media for the most part is fixated on all the salacious details of the Trump hush money trial and very little time is being spent covering the race for the. White House. So, Keith Boag joins us for one of his regular visits to give his thoughts about where we are in the Trump-Biden 2024 battle and how it's so different than anything else we've …
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Forget about those marathon ceasefire talks, they aren't going anywhere. Full scale fighting is back and it's across Gaza not just in the south. What now? Dr. Janice Stein is with us for her regular Monday chat about Gaza, and also about Ukraine. Plus, we unveil this week's question of the week - what's on your mind…
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Marissa chats with Isabel Greenberg about her new Arthurian fantasy graphic novel, YOUNG HAG AND THE WITCHES’ QUEST. Also discussed in this episode: the freedom of creating a first project without the expectation that it will be read, the challenges and allure of retellings and Arthurian legends, the process of creating and revising a graphic novel…
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Johann Hari is a journalist, a writer and an author. From fad diets and fasting to vibrating plates, the quest for easier weight loss has been endless. The recent emergence of Ozempic and similar drugs promises a no-strings-attached solution to achieving the body you've always wanted, but is this actually a new miracle drug or a bundle of hidden si…
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Jeeva and Sulojana Sam are marriage mentors and #1 International bestselling authors of "The Unbreakable Marriage", where they share details of the process they use to "guarantee breakthrough for married couples facing breakdown, often in as little as 10 weeks." MARRIED COUPLES, THIS IS FOR YOU. AN AWESOME INTERVIEW!! Support the Show. Thanks for l…
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Jeff and Rebecca finish off the season's recommendation requests, talk about Salman Rushdie's Knife, answer a few mailbag questions, and more. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Make this your most bookish summer yet with personalized reading recomm…
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