It’s Halloween weekend, and we’ve got Vampire bunnies (ahem, see below) and baking on the brain! In this week’s Listen and Cook, we’re sharing this easy recipe for Sparkling GingerbreadÂ from Yossy Arefi’s cookbook Snacking Cakes. And since cake and heartwarming stories go perfectly together, especially if you’re sharing your kitchen with little bakers, see below to get our recommendations for classic kids’ audiobooks (that adults will also love).
Epistolary appreciators everywhere know the power of a good letter, and if you’re looking for a few tips on how to get in the pen-and-ink game (or toner-and-cartridge game, no judgement), it’s wise to read some scribblings from the pros. Or in the case of the Letters of Note series on audio, listen to Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Sanjeev Bhaskar, and more golden-voiced narrators read famous letters about love, war, music, and…cats. Read more
In this episode, go behind the mic with Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, author of Greenlights, actor and humorist Nick Offerman, author of All Rise, and Tony Award-winning song writer AnaÃ¯s Mitchell, author of Working on a Song. Read more
This week in our Listen and Cook series we’re not only doubling the veggies in our pot roast with chef Sarah Copeland, we’re also doubling, tripling, and quadrupling the number of narrators in our audiobooks and serving up recommendations for listens as richly packed with talent as your stew will be with potatoes. Read more
It’s uniquely thrilling to hear familiar voices in new contexts, especially when those voices belong to our favorite actors, artists, and musicians. This fall, bring one of these household names into your home and listen as they read illuminating memoirs, captivating novels, and frankly awesome picture books. Read more
Join Penguin Random House and AFROPUNK this weekend, Friday, 10/23 – Sunday, 10/25, for Planet AFROPUNK. Itâ€™s a free global, digital festival celebrating the Black creative community with music, food of the diaspora, and Black authors, makers, and stores. The event will take place virtually on Planet AFROPUNK. Read more