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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 ...
 
This weekly show pairs two mismatched women discussing relationship and sex topics we all typically whisper about. Laugh-out-loud funny, irreverent, British, international sex expert and author of 17 books Tracey Cox answers questions from the "audience" posed by the squeamish, mom of four, award-winning literary podcaster Zibby Owens, who blushes often. Tracey answers three questions each episode like: How much should I really share with my girlfriends? What do I do about my husband's work ...
 
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 ...
 
Brought to you by Zibby Owens, host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books, this podcast aims to connect listeners in a brand new way. Do you want to feel better in your body? Zibby does. But she knows how hard it is to make changes alone. She started an Instagram community @momsdonthavetimetoloseweight where the frustrated, like her, could get out of their own heads, hear from others, and stay motivated. Listen to interviews with women in the group sharing tips, cau ...
 
Intimate conversations and true stories of personal daring with emerging and accomplished writers. Writers read their essay, memoir chapter or story, then talk about it with writer/host Michelle Redo. An audio literary magazine, conceived, curated and hosted by Michelle Redo, an award winning 30-year public radio veteran, and new voice in podcasting. Original submissions accepted twice yearly.
 
Celebrity actress Tammin Sursok and entertainment host Roxy Manning co-host a hilarious, honest and raw podcast that delves into the truths about being female, being a mother and the general chaos that goes with trying to navigate life with boobs, burp cloths, and the strong desire to have a life.
 
Join New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat Jen Mann as she chats up some of the most interesting people she‘s ever met on the interwebs, in elevators, and on the street. Jen hates pants and loves f-bombs. Don‘t bother her with small talk about the weather. She asks the tough questions like, ”Are you wearing pants right now?” and ”What are you even doing with your life right now?” You‘ll laugh, you‘ll cry, you‘ll be enraged, you‘re welcome.
 
Feeling overwhelmed as a mom? Tired of doing everything for your kids and wish… just wish… someone would step in to help you out? Welcome to the No Guilt Mom parenting podcast hosted by author, teacher & parenting coach JoAnn Crohn, M.Ed and co-host parenting coach & educator, Brie Tucker. Every Tuesday, we give you practical advice for moms and positive parenting tips - all without the shame and guilt. We make it fun. We’re from a generation where our moms were supposed to be able to do it ...
 
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Zibby Owens talks why moms don’t have time, what Hilary Clinton is really like and why being a billionaire’s daughter never changed her work ethic. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
 
Bestselling novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes returns to talk about her latest book, Paradise on Fire, and the racial disparities that exist when it comes to children's access to nature. Zibby and Jewell discuss how although the novel is intended for middle-grade readers, there is a heaviness to it that reflects the struggle we are facing in the global…
 
Life Coach, Mike Ashabi, talks being suicidal, the mindset we need to create wealth and when you are lost, how to find your purpose. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
 
Trigger Warning: The following episode contains conversations about sexual abuse. Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Kelly Wallace right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: BetterHelp: BetterHelp is a great, affordable option for professional coun…
 
"We're all expecting things to be better for our daughters, but I honestly am worried that we're going to lose the rights that we already have." Zibby is joined by Susie Petruccelli, former captain of the Harvard women's soccer team and author of Raised a Warrior, to discuss her book, her career, and her love of the sport. The two talk about what i…
 
Are you a writer who is trying to develop your author platform, or plan for a book launch? Well, today I want to talk about three essential tips I would encourage you to focus on. I also want to invite you to join me for a live workshop on this topic on Friday January 21, … Continue reading "Author Platform and Book Launch Essentials (Podcast)" The…
 
You’ve tried everything and no matter what you do- it just doesn’t seem to work with your kids. It feels like your kids are parenting-reistant. And you are so done! But hold up. Chances are good that you might have some common misconceptions about consequences. No need to worry though, we have the top 5 reasons why consequences aren't working for y…
 
Trigger Warning: The following episode contains conversations about sexual abuse. Picture this: You are a child, only eight years old, and because the court won’t allow your parents in with you, you enter a courtroom alone, to testify against the grandfather who molested you. Kelly Wallace, Writer, memoirist, and co-host of the Zoom reading series,…
 
In this episode, Tracey answers these three anonymous questions: 1) I’ve been married for 15 years and have sex once a week. My husband tells me this isn’t enough and that other couples do it much more than we do. Is he right? He’s starting to make me feel like there’s something wrong with me for not wanting to do it more often. 2) I’ve been with m…
 
"Every single time I sit down and write a book, I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing." Colleen Hoover, the New York Times-bestselling author of twenty-two novels, joins Zibby to discuss her latest book, Reminders of Him. Colleen shares how she's adopted her sense imposter as part of the writing process, her reaction to the renewal of interest …
 
Award-winning author and illustrator Bryan Collier joins Zibby to talk about his latest picture book, We Shall Overcome, which connects the iconic anthem of the Civil Rights Movement to our current day. The two discuss how Bryan always knew he wanted to be an artist, the ways in which working with children for twelve years inspired his creativity, …
 
Singer/songwriter JJ Heller joins Zibby to discuss her new picture book, Hand to Hold, which was inspired by her hit album I Dream of You. JJ and her husband Dave talk about the collaborative process between both their music and this book, how heartening it is to hear stories from families who have fallen in love with I Dream of You, and share a sh…
 
National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson joins Zibby to talk about her latest picture book, The Year We Learned to Fly. Although the book is a retelling of an African American folk tale that captures what it means to escape through your imagination rather than through your body, Jacqueline shares how she …
 
Zibby is joined by Peloton's Head Instructor Robin Arzón to discuss her first picture book, Strong Mama. Robin talks with Zibby about how she was inspired to show parents that self-care isn't selfish, especially when you have a newborn child. She also shares some of her most motivating messages, the story of how she surprisingly only became an athl…
 
Novelist Jami Attenberg joins Zibby to discuss her first memoir, I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home, which contains a number of stories about how she developed her creative identity. Jami and Zibby talk about the feeling of needing to share everything when writing a memoir, how they both meditate on where their things are going to…
 
“Just a little jaunt to Ireland to research my next book.” If that sounds like a dream to you, we asked Sarah Stewart Taylor—author of The Mountains Wild, A Distant Grave and the forthcoming The Drowning Sea, all set in Ireland and the somewhat-less-glamorous Long Island—to explain how she made that dream a reality, even before she sold the first o…
 
"The idea that people value what you wrote enough to give you that time to read it...what a privilege that time was spent with your book." Zibby is joined by debut novelist Xochitl Gonzalez to talk about her book, Olga Dies Dreaming, out this week. The two talk about Xochitl's thirteen-year career as a luxury wedding planner as well as when she kne…
 
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes joins Zibby to discuss her debut memoir, My Broken Language, which tells both the story of how she became an artist and a woman in the world. Quiara shares the biggest differences between her home life growing up and the culture that existed when she arrived at Yale, how music has shaped he…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Angelique Bates right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Best Fiends: Join us and the millions of Americans who are already playing this game. Download Best Fiends for FREE on The Apple APP store or Google Play.…
 
Journalist Erica C. Barnett joins Zibby to discuss her debut memoir, Quitter, about her recovery from alcoholism. The two talk about the connection between addictions and other forms of maladaptive behaviors, how progress starts when you give yourself achievable goals, and why Erica is not a writer who likes to write. Erica also shares how relapsin…
 
In this episode, we are talking with Lisa Woodruff who’s the founder of Organize 365 and the author of several books including her newest book “The Paper Solution”. Organize 365® empowers individuals to learn the functional skills of home and paper organization so that they have time to pursue their passions and share their innate talents with the …
 
Can you imagine being on a number-one hit show at age-12 and not being able to ride a rollercoaster without getting mobbed by your fans? Angelique Bates, actress, dancer, and comedian, landed a coveted spot on a Nickelodeon hit show, after a nationwide search for talented kid comedians. But what would you do if everyone assumed because you’d been o…
 
Zibby is joined by best-selling author and speaker Agapi Stassinopoulos to talk about her latest book, Speaking with Spirit. Agapi shares how these 52 prayers were a result of the pandemic and her shift from public speaking to a period of deep introspection, and why they work the best when read aloud. Agapi reads her prayer about perfectionism that…
 
In this episode, Tracey answers these three anonymous questions: I have a dilemma. I have lots of women friends in my drama class. They are all very pleasant and I enjoy being in their company. One of the unattached ones has fallen for me. I am attached (and believe it or not do love my partner) and will never leave her, and my friend knows it. But…
 
So many writers and creators I speak with feel that if they could just find their audience, then the path forward would be obvious. Today I want to talk about a concept for how to find your ideal audience, and invite you to a work session next week where I answer your questions and show … Continue reading "Find Your Ideal Audience (Podcast)" The po…
 
Jacqueline Friedland joins Zibby to discuss her latest novel, He Gets That from Me, which was inspired by an article about a surrogacy mix-up that she read while procrastinating work on another project. Jacqueline shares the detailed and compassionate research that went into this project, why she wanted to look critically at the nature-versus-nurtu…
 
Vari McKechnie is a podcaster, writer, coach, and mentor for women who aren’t alcoholics but want to break the cycle of accidental daily drinking. She teaches women how to release the handbrake of accidental daily drinking, so they can drive their lives forward with more ease and flow and less resistance and hustle. Originally from Scotland, she’s …
 
Zibby is joined by humor writer Anna Lind Thomas to talk about her first collection of essays, We'll Laugh About This Someday. Anna tells Zibby about the years of work she put in honing her craft after telling her mother that she would be a published author someday, and what chance occurrences led to her going viral online. The two also talk about …
 
"To all of you writers who are struggling and aspiring out there, it's not an instant-gratification profession but it is the most rewarding thing when something that you make gets out into the world." Author and co-founder of A Mighty Blaze Jenna Blum joins Zibby to talk about her memoir, Woodrow on the Bench, and the beloved dog who inspired it. T…
 
Natosha Keefer is an intuitive aura painter who captures your energetic essence and true inner self. Natosha joins Jen to talk about extreme ironing. No wait, that's a different podcast. On this episode Natosha and Jen cover everything from following your creative heart to finally accepting your purpose to communicating with the universe (and Natos…
 
Who knew that my friend and first publisher and season eleven guest, Emily McCombs, Deputy Director of HuffpostPersonal, was also such an incredible writer? I love all of her pieces but chose to share this one with you because it spoke to me today. Emily McCombs is the Deputy Editor of HuffPost Personal. She writes and edits first-person essays in …
 
Alison Zak has just been “jolted from being a writer to being an author” with the interest in her non-fiction book proposals—but with that interest came questions about… The dreaded platform problem! That was the subject line of the reader email that caught our attention, and the problem is follows: you’ve got a great non-fiction proposal—but a rel…
 
Alison Zak has just been “jolted from being a writer to being an author” with the interest in her non-fiction book proposals—but with that interest came questions about… The dreaded platform problem! That was the subject line of the reader email that caught our attention, and the problem is follows: you’ve got a great non-fiction proposal—but a rel…
 
Zibby is joined by the former mayor of Stockton, CA, Michael Tubbs, to discuss his debut memoir, The Deeper the Roots. Michael shares how his mother's approach to life helped propel him to become the youngest mayor of a major city in American history, why it is so important for authority figures to encourage students in their various pursuits, and …
 
Award-winning novelist Francine Prose joined Zibby for a Women on the Move event with the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center to discuss her latest novel, The Vixen, which centers around the Rosenberg Trial. Francine shares some highlights from her research and which pieces of history were stranger than fiction. She also tells Zibby about the way she …
 
Shark Tank Star, Barbara Corcoran, talks the gift of being dyslexic, what millionaires have in common, and the struggle to becoming a first time mom at 46. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Benny Pough right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: BetterHelp: BetterHelp is a great, affordable option for professional counseling done securely online. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by v…
 
Novelist Scarlett Thomas joins Zibby to discuss her debut memoir, 41-Love, about how she tried to play tennis competitively to put off her need to grow up. The two talk about their shared love for the game, how Scarlett wove a number of other sports stories into her own, and what happened in her life after quitting tennis that shaped the trajectory…
 
Want to reach your audience in 2022? Start with creative clarity. My Clarity Card method is simple exercise that has filled people’s lives with more time and energy to create, and the foundation to growing their platform and sharing their work. These 10 cards can change your life. Download the entire Clarity Card method for … Continue reading "Star…
 
Over time things evolve. And that applies to everything in life. Lots of times, the questions and challenges we faced as kids, aren’t the same ones our own kids face. Not the least of which applies to those big questions around sexuality. And how do you answer their questions or have a conversation with your kids about them, when chances are good, …
 
Imagine going to a friend’s barbeque with your wife and your daughter and then your friend asks you to take a spin with him, in his new Mercedes Benz. Benny Pough, music executive, entrepreneur, author, real estate proprietor, and founder of DVerse Media flew home earlier on that fateful day, just so he could accept his friend’s invitation and show…
 
Back by popular demand, this week we're re-releasing episode 15. In this episode, Tracey answers these three anonymous questions: My partner of 12 years wants me to ‘peg’ him. I didn’t even know what it was and had to google it. Now I’m worried. Not only don’t I want to do it, I’m worried it secretly means he’s gay. I found out my husband had sex w…
 
"I love writing. I love telling stories. I love making people feel like they're not alone." Zibby is joined by New York Times bestselling author, blogger, and very funny woman Jen Mann to talk about her latest book, Midlife Bites. Jen explains how this project grew out of a blog post about her midlife crisis that went viral, why there is now nothin…
 
Literary giant Ann Patchett joined Zibby for a Women on the Move event with the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center to discuss her memoir in essays, These Precious Days. Their conversation spans from topics like their mothers' glamour, the origin story of Ann's bookstore, Parnassus Books, why writers often persevere for far longer than is to be expect…
 
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams joins Zibby to discuss her first children's book, Stacey's Extraordinary Words, inspired by her own lifelong love for books and words. The two talk about the real-life spelling bee and teacher that helped bolster Stacey's confidence, where she finds her courage to put herself out there on the campaign t…
 
"The idea of a unicorn space, it's magical. It is the antidote to burnout. It is a necessary must-have, but it actually won't exist until we claim it." Eve Rodsky, the bestselling author of Fair Play, joins Zibby to talk about her latest book, Find Your Unicorn Space, and why a form of genuine self-expression is essential to living a happy life. Th…
 
Words of the Year from 2021/New words for 2022 Jess: 2021: Organize 2022: Evaluate KJ: 2021: Flow 2022: Play Sarina: 2021 Generous 2022: TBD Links from the Pod: Oh. What. Fun. by Chandler Baker Jetpens Scrivener Hoopla Libby/Overdrive Last week y’all heard me—KJ—rave about the coaching certification I’m working towards with our sponsor Author Accel…
 
Words of the Year from 2021/New words for 2022 Jess: 2021: Organize 2022: Evaluate KJ: 2021: Flow 2022: Play Sarina: 2021 Generous 2022: TBD Links from the Pod: Oh. What. Fun. by Chandler Baker Jetpens Scrivener Hoopla Libby/Overdrive Last week y’all heard me—KJ—rave about the coaching certification I’m working towards with our sponsor Author Accel…
 
After five years of working on their debut novel, The Last Season, Jenny Judson and Danielle Mahfood have officially gone from high school best friends to published co-authors. Jenny and Danielle join Zibby to discuss how they managed to write in one cohesive voice despite being both geographically distant and two individual people, the way in whic…
 
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