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Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy childen’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
 
Stephenie Meyer had terrible timing when she released of Life and Death (2015) for the ten year anniversary of Twilight (2005). It coincided with a Tumblr movement called Twilight Renaissance, where a bunch of Twihards armed with the internet started psychoanalyzing her characters. A second wave of the Twilight Renaissance was born with the release of Midnight Sun (2020). That’s where I come in to fact check who is most dangerous in the Stephenie Meyer worldview: men or vampires? And how doe ...
 
Tired of the same-old serious book analysis in podcasts? Well, we were. To solve this, Ryan and Callum started Smug Book Club. A podcast that gets literature 'lit' and puts the 'ok' into books. Every fortnight, the team releases an episode on a book. It can be old, new, classic or not, anything is up for discussion. Expect foul-language and spoilers, but don't worry if you haven't read the novel, we've done it for you. Follow us on Twitter: @SmugBookClub
 
SEEKING EXCELLENCE offers a fresh take on business leadership featuring in-depth interviews with leaders who are striving to become their best – to live and lead with excellence. Guests get vulnerable about their journey, the experiences they have had, and how they have changed and developed as a leader. We also learn from world-class experts who share compelling insights from their research on the practices of people and teams that are performing at their peak.
 
The Nonprofit Optimist podcast showcases positive change agents and talks through lessons that their small nonprofits have learned. With interviews of executive directors, founders, board members and staff leaders, we share practical advice based on real experiences working in the non-profit sector. Since most nonprofit professionals wear many hats, this is a great opportunity to learn how to grow your small nonprofit without needing to re-invent the wheel!
 
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Stephenie Zamora is a life and business coach, the author of Unravel and Awesome Life Tips®, creator of the five-phase Journey Mapping Process, and host of the Tales from the Journey podcast. Her work merges the worlds of personal development, energy healing, intuitive coaching, writing, and mixed media to help individuals rise up and come back fro…
 
It's another round of Commentary on the Commentary, and this time, it's Eclipse with author Stephenie Meyer and producer Wyck Godfrey. That may seem like a random episode concept, but there's a ton of information to learn and discuss. So it would frankly be irresponsible not to cover! Kel's sister and Mel's cousin Kaitlyn joins as our fact-checker …
 
Contel Bradford is a seasoned freelance journalist and author. He has self-published many books and has started publishing visual novels. A visual novel is an interactive fiction video game with a text-based story and interactivity aided by static visuals, most often using anime-style art or occasionally live-action stills. Visual novels are an int…
 
The Write Publish Profit 4.0 Bundle is filled with ecourses, masterclasses, subcriptions, and more for only 49$. This year, the bundle is valued at over 7000$, and you can buy it for 49$! You can only buy it from Tuesday, June 8th at 06:00am EST and ends on Tuesday, June 15th at 11:59pm EST. Check out all that is included and if there is just one t…
 
If you have a lot of self doubt about your writing practice, let me talk to you about imposter syndrome and some ways you can get over this. It's important to take care of this issue since imposter syndrome can slow you down or even stop you completely. --- You can find Josiane Fortin, the self-proclaimed Self-Publishing Queen here: Website Author …
 
Enjoy another episode of our newest show-within-a-show! We're reading Edith Grossman's translation of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes a few chapters at a time. Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every two months we'll combine them for general consumption. These episodes cover Chapters 15-27. In Episode 3, Don Quixote, the Kn…
 
Jessi Hersey is the self-published author of the book Lit Soul. Jessi began writing poetry when she was 6 years old. She is an author, publishing processes coach, founder of her publishing company and school Onenesslove publishing. She is also a blogger and she is currently learning how to write the music for her own music production. To find out m…
 
This month we connect with New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shipstead about her new novel Great Circle, an enveloping, lyrical and ambitious novel about a 1940s female aviator and the modern-day actress who is hired to play her in a biopic. We enjoyed a fascinating discussion with Maggie all about how the megastardom of the Twilight stars i…
 
It's disorienting to read the tenth book in a longrunning detective fiction series without reading any of the books that came before, but Gaudy Night is noteworthy because its heroine Harriet Vane is a precursor to many many women found in today's mystery novels. Just come prepared for the romantic parts and the parts about English high society tha…
 
Matt is the self-published author of four books. He went from a scrawny kid with asthma who was abused and bullied to a world champion martial artist, best-selling author, business owner, speaker, coach and TikTok specialist. Matt has a following of over 300,000 on TikTok with weekly views around 2 million and a sustained average growth of 1000 per…
 
It's our creepiest, most f***ed up episode yet...The Volturi! Kel and Mel discuss the Saga's villains according to the Illustrated Guide (plus some research on the side). We also ponder thoughts like: who would win, the Volturi or Voldemort? And why such similar names? Would Rosalie join the Volturi if she was invited? Is there hooking up going on …
 
Tom Sawyer, a 19th-century amalgam of Zack Morris and Dennis the Menace, has much to teach us about the joys of boyhood and adventure in the pre-Civil War United States. Twain, by extension, has plenty to teach us about racial stereotypes and how they can bog down even the most charming of adventure stories. Check out our previous Mark Twain episod…
 
Chris Crutcher’s years as a teacher, then director, of a K-12 alternative school in Oakland, California through the nineteen-seventies, and his subsequent twenty-odd years as a therapist specializing in child abuse and neglect, inform his thirteen novels and two collections of short stories. Chris has received a number of coveted awards, from his h…
 
Chris Crutcher’s years as a teacher, then director, of a K-12 alternative school in Oakland, California through the nineteen-seventies, and his subsequent twenty-odd years as a therapist specializing in child abuse and neglect, inform his thirteen novels and two collections of short stories. Chris has received a number of coveted awards, from his h…
 
April's bonus episode uses Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton’s illustrated sort-of-memoir Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology as a springboard to talk about being a Cat Person, loss, pandemic brain, and the fact that more books for adults should be illustrated. Find out more about our bonus episode recordings at patreo…
 
Wali Collins is the self-published author of The Y’NEVANO(you never know) Book of Encouragements. Wali got bit by the entertainment bug. With hard work and a lot of one nighters, Wali became an accomplished comedian that landed him a hosting job on Comedy Central. He was the first African American to have his own show on the network. Thanks to his …
 
In this CoLab, author Ebony Elizabeth Thomas is joined by colleagues Christina Cantrill, Joe Dillon, and Remi Kalir to discuss her article “‘We Always Talk About Race’: Navigating Race Talk Dilemmas in the Teaching of Literature” which was published in Research in the Teaching of English in May 2015.This article is the featured article for May 2021…
 
In this CoLab, author Ebony Elizabeth Thomas is joined by colleagues Christina Cantrill, Joe Dillon, and Remi Kalir to discuss her article "‘We Always Talk About Race’: Navigating Race Talk Dilemmas in the Teaching of Literature" which was published in Research in the Teaching of English in May 2015. This article is the featured article for May 202…
 
Ameé Quiriconi is the self-published author of the book "Turn Your Rural Property into a Wedding Venue Business" and her new book, "The Fearless Woman's Guide to Starting a Business" is published by a traditional publisher. She share with us her reason for using both avenues. Ameé is a podcaster, author, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, and mother. To…
 
English teachers took note when Penguin Young Readers invited #DisruptTexts to create a discussion guide for Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem, “The Hill We Climb.” But it was not surprising. Teachers who want to expand the range and diversity of literature in their classrooms have looked to the #DisruptTexts movement for inspiration and guidance. …
 
English teachers took note when Penguin Young Readers invited #DisruptTexts to create a discussion guide for Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem, "The Hill We Climb." But it was not surprising. Teachers who want to expand the range and diversity of literature in their classrooms have looked to the #DisruptTexts movement for inspiration and guidance. …
 
What influenced Stephenie Meyer when she created the Twilight Saga? Mel and Kel talk (over the phone) about the literature, music, and life events that inspired the books. Plus, Mel started reading the first chapter of Life and Death! Whaat! Tessa Violet and Lovelytheband's new music video replicates The Baseball Scene. And we discuss Stephenie's p…
 
Téa Obreht's award-winning debut novel is about a doctor in a war-torn Balkan country, piecing together her grandfather's life one story at a time. Is it a magical realism? Is it mostly about animals? Is it surprisingly resonant with our Current Societal Moment™? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this week's episode. Our theme mus…
 
Lisa David Olson is the self-published author of the book Laughs On Wry: an improviser's memoir and the creativity journal What Ifs & Why Nots. She is an author, podcast host, and humorist speaker and curious creative. Using creative cues, she assists individuals and teams to embrace the lighter side and tap into new ideas. To find out more about L…
 
This isn't an episode of Overdue, it's a Feed Drop! We wanted to share with you an episode of The History of Literature, a podcast about great stories and why we love them. To use host Jacke Wilson's words, the show "takes a fresh look at some of the most compelling examples of creative genius the world has ever known." It's brought to you by the f…
 
Devon J Hall is a writer, podcaster, and artist from Surrey BC Canada, just outside of Vancouver. She self-published the book Uncomfortable: Short Unedited Essays From The Loud Mouth Brown Girl. Devon has been the Loud Mouth Brown Girl for the last four years. It is in her job description to be loud, but if you ask her she'll say it's a birthright.…
 
Matt de la Peña is the first author to make his second appearance on The Write Time! Matt is a #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author. He has penned six critically acclaimed YA novels, including Mexican WhiteBoy and The Living, which was a Pura Belpré Author Honor Book. Matt’s picture book Love was a #1 New York Times bestse…
 
Wish the Eclipse movie was a little longer? Well, there are six deleted scenes to watch and overanalyze with us! This week we revisit Eclipse’s deleted scenes and wonder: did they make the right call? Is it more important to be faithful to the books—or try to make a good movie? Kel & Mel also read listener messages and get sidetracked talking about…
 
Clearly it is time we covered Beverly Cleary! In addition to her numerous books starring Ramona Quimby, the late titan of children's fiction penned several novels about a mouse named Ralph who rides a motorcycle. Not quite sure what else you need to know, to be honest. There's a kid named Keith. He and Ralph become friends. Also, we solve the energ…
 
Ann E. Burg worked as an English teacher for many years before becoming a full-time writer. Flooded, Requiem for Johnstown is her fourth verse novel published by Scholastic Press. Her books have received numerous awards and commendations, including most recently, the Bank Street College Claudia Lewis Award.Ann is interviewed by Amy Bouch, a reading…
 
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