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Podcast with in-depth book reviews and book discussions for fiction with strong female leads. Chats cover all genres such as historical fiction, psychological thrillers, young adult, contemporary fiction, suspense, and more. We pick one best-selling book per month to discuss. Since this is a full analysis, there will be spoilers. See spoiler-free reviews on our website. Join the discussion on social media @judgingmorethan Suggestions for our next book? Send us a message on social media! The ...
 
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Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we recap the first season and 20 episodes of the Judging More Than Just the Cover Podcast. It includes a rundown of rating statistics on reviewed books for the life of the podcast. What was our favorite book? Least favorite? Who's the harshest reviewer? Lis…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of The Last Day by Luanne Rice. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thoughts in the comment area…
 
A few months ago, Frank Dumas won his 4th grade class spelling bee. And then he just kept winning. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 We also make Criminal and Phoebe Reads a Mystery. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Check out our online shop. Episode transcripts are…
 
Many years ago, Cathy Raven decided to build herself a small house on a large piece of land in rural Montana. She’s said, “I saw myself alone in the furthest future that I could imagine.” Then a red fox began to arrive, at the same time every day. Cathy Raven’s book is The Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instag…
 
When artist Wilfrid Wood was looking for new people to draw, he got an idea - and put a call out for models on Grindr. When Theo Adamson saw Wilfrid's profile, he says “it just caught me in the right moment as being up for trying something new.” Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Fol…
 
There’s a strange book from 1934 called Cain’s Jawbone that's "not for the faint-hearted.” It’s part puzzle, part murder mystery. And it’s only been solved three times. You can find the book here. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: htt…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thought…
 
Dillon Helbig is 8 years old. He's been writing books since he was 5. One day, he decided he wanted to see his book on the shelf in a library. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 We also make Criminal and Phoebe…
 
Dessa spent the better part of two decades in love with the same person. They’d broken up and gotten back together over and over again. And even once they were broken up for good, she couldn’t give up hope that they still had a future. She says she felt kind of stuck. And so she started planning an experiment—part science project, part art project—…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your…
 
In 2015, Kate Bowler was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. She was 35. “The chronic nature of what I had really lent itself to people wanting to openly explain why I was suffering. Was it something I ate? Was it something I did spiritually? Like, who’s at fault here? You know, maybe everything doesn’t happen for a reason.” Today, she says, “One of th…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thoughts i…
 
“On the last day of the world, I would want to plant a tree.” A story about people coming together, willing to try something. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 We also make Criminal and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.…
 
"I began to think: ‘Oh, my gosh. Everyone was against me dropping out of college, marrying a complete stranger, and moving to New York. Perhaps they may have been on to something.’” Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2…
 
Tami is a sharpie, and Ed is her cap. After all these years, marriage has left an indelible mark. Listeners of this show know that from the very beginning, we’ve wanted to highlight unconventional stories of love. Oftentimes, not romantic love. What we have for you today is one of the strangest and funniest conversations we’ve heard in a long time.…
 
"History was dependent upon people like me remembering." A conversation with Betty Reid Soskin, shortly before her 100th birthday. Betty Reid Soskin’s book is Sign My Name to Freedom. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thoughts in the c…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thoughts in the co…
 
When Shigeru Yabu was a little boy he made a new friend in an unexpected place. “That bird walked up my arm all the way to my shoulder, and we looked at each other, eye to eye.” Shigeru Yabu’s book is Hello Maggie! Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on A…
 
In October of 2006, a press conference was held at a hospital in Denver. During the press conference, a man asked if anyone watching could tell him who he was, or how he got there. Because he didn’t know. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podca…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of Outlawed by Anna North. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thoughts in the comment area or c…
 
On today's episode: Home recordings, people recording their friends, neighbors, and strangers — for a look at how we live, and who we are, by listening closely. Featuring a 5-year-old Sofia Coppola, and Patti Smith before she recorded her first album. Lost & Found Sound is the work of Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson, also known as The Kitchen Sisters.…
 
On August 28th, 2000, Danny Stewart got on the subway to meet his boyfriend Pete Mercurio for dinner in New York City. As he was exiting the station, he noticed something on the ground. It looked like a baby doll wrapped in a shirt. And then he saw the doll's legs move. Pete Mercurio's book is Our Subway Baby. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Ins…
 
One day in the spring of 1986, a woman in Hot Springs, Arkansas named Ruth Coker Burks was visiting a friend in the hospital. She noticed a door down the hall that had a red tarp over it, and the nurses were avoiding the room. So she decided to sneak in. Ruth Coker Burks’ book is All The Young Men. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thoughts in the comme…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* For the full book review and articles related to writing, pub…
 
Our favorite story, for anyone who might be feeling a little lost. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 We also make Criminal and Phoebe Reads a Mystery. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Check out our online shop. …
 
In June of 2020, a 72-year-old man in the UK named Gerald Stratford posted a photograph of himself in his garden on Twitter. He wrote, “Just giving my onions their daily inspection, a crucial time now for veg.” The tweet, like many of Gerald Stratford’s tweets, went viral. Gerald told us he never expected so many people to like his tweets about his…
 
When Carlos Acosta was a kid, he wanted to be the next Michael Jackson. He spent all his time break-dancing in the streets of Havana. Until one day, when his father decided to put Carlos in a ballet class. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podc…
 
Early one morning in 1948, a phone call woke up the police chief in the small town of Clearwater, Florida. The caller said he’d seen something strange at the beach. Residents woke up that morning to find an odd set of footprints in the sand, and a rumor began circulating that Clearwater Beach had a sea monster. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and In…
 
There’s an old story on Cape Cod about a woman named Maria Hallett who fell in love with a pirate. According to legend, when he died at sea, she became so heartbroken that she started walking along the cliffs in storms and cursing other ships. The story goes that she believed that if she had lost the person she loved to the sea, everyone else shoul…
 
Bernard Kinsey met Shirley Pooler in 1963, when they were both students at Florida A&M University, after a protest to integrate the movie theaters in Tallahassee. Years later, when their son Khalil was born, Bernard and Shirley made a plan — they wanted him to understand where he came from, and where his ancestors came from. So they decided to beco…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* For the full book review and articles related to writing, publishing, and…
 
We're thrilled to announce that This is Love is coming back with our 5th season on October 14th! Tell a friend to subscribe today! Thank you for listening to our first four seasons, and we truly can't wait for you to hear what's ahead. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the sh…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* For the full book review and articles related to writing, publis…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* For the full book review and articles related to writi…
 
Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* For the full book review and articles related to writing, pu…
 
*Disclaimer: This episode was recorded in November 2019, before the death of George Floyd and the 2020 protests against police brutality* Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota. Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of On The Come Up by Angie Thomas. Each month, we discuss a different best selling no…
 
The B-15 iceberg in Antarctica was the largest iceberg in recorded history. Explorer Jill Heinerth wanted to see what it looked like from the inside. She assembled a team of the most accomplished divers in the world, and they traveled for 12 days through the rough waters of the Southern Ocean. Attempting to dive into cracks in the iceberg, her life…
 
When Drew Lanham was a child, he used to lie down in a field and play dead, just so he could get a glimpse of vultures flying over him. He made binoculars out of toilet paper rolls, and wings out of cardboard. He loved birds. But when he went to college, he says "I was trying to live up to the expectations of others who said, ‘you're a black kid wh…
 
When Kayleigh Davis saw Kyler Bourgeous' profile on a dating app, she liked that he loved the outdoors as much as she did. But what really stood out is that he said he'd survived a bison attack. So, Kayleigh messaged him, and asked to hear the story. And then, something impossible happened. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for …
 
Michael Hingson was on the 78th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He says the first indication that something was wrong was the sound of a muffled explosion. Then the building began to tilt, and he felt the floor drop like an elevator. But Michael Hingson didn’t panic because his guide dog, Roselle, was calm.…
 
We go searching for wolves in Yellowstone, and learn about the dramatic and surprisingly relatable relationship between a powerful young wolf and the small, elderly wolf who had raised him. We’re trying something new. Two stories about the same family of wolves in Yellowstone. One is a love story, and one is a crime story. For the crime story, chec…
 
Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* For the full book review and articles related to writing, publishing, and editing, visit: www.judgingmoreth…
 
Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* For the full book review and articles related to writing, publishing, and editing, visit: www.judgingmorethanjustth…
 
Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.* For the full book review and articles related to writing, publishing, and editing, visit: www.judging…
 
One day Franco Magnani picked up a paintbrush. You can see some of Franco’s paintings on his website. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 We also make Criminal and Phoebe Reads a Mystery. Artwork by Julienne Ale…
 
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