Jodie Patterson, Susan Packard, and Ayelet Tsabari This Is the Author
S4 E08: Jodie Patterson, Susan Packard, and Ayelet Tsabari

In this episode, meet Jodie Patterson, author of The Bold World; Susan Packard, author of Fully Human; and Ayelet Tsabari, author of The Art of Leaving. Hear about the intense emotional journeys that took place behind the mic in bringing these books to life and how their recording processes were affected by sharing their vulnerabilities. Plus, hear why one author’s dream narrator would be one of her daughters.

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Raymond Arroyo, Padma Venkatraman, and Julie Bogart This Is the Author
S4 E07: Raymond Arroyo, Padma Venkatraman, and Julie Bogart

In this episode, meet Raymond Arroyo, author of Will Wilder #3: The Amulet of Power; Padma Venkatraman, author of The Bridge Home; and Julie Bogart, author of The Brave Learner. Drawing on inspiration from childhood memories, travel adventures, and insights in education, hear why each of these authors are excited to share their stories with listeners. Plus, discover how one author used her high school acting experience to help her narrate.

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Author Padma Venkatraman on the Interplay of Sound and Silence in The Bridge Home

Growing up in India in a Hindu family, I celebrated many festivals throughout the year. The only festival that I dreaded as a child (although I also found it beautiful and profound) was Saraswathi Pooja, the day dedicated to the goddess of learning. Why? Because on that day, I wasn’t allowed to read or write. Read more

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S4 E06: Jill Santopolo, Tania Katan, and Reshma Saujani

In this episode, meet Jill Santopolo, author of More Than Words; Tania Katan, author of Creative Trespassing; and Reshma Saujani, author of Brave, Not Perfect. Hear why recording an audiobook is just plain FUN–despite it being hard–and why one author needed permission to have fun recording it. These authors’ audiobooks will encourage listeners to look at things in a new light, empower themselves and be brave. And, guess which author’s dream narrator would be Kermit the Frog.

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Jill Schlesinger, Cynthia Johnson, and Liz Fosslien This Is the Author
S4 E05: Jill Schlesinger, Cynthia Johnson, and Liz Fosslien

In this episode, meet Jill Schlesinger, author of The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money; Cynthia Johnson, author of Platform; and Liz Fosslien, author of No Hard Feelings. Be inspired to change the way you think about money, how you might develop a personal brand, and how to recognize and learn from emotions in the workplace thanks to these three authors and the stories they share. And learn the tasty trick one author uses to help her pronounce “niche.”

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S4 E04: Nadia Bolz-Weber, David Thomson, and Will Hunt

In this episode, meet Nadia Bolz-Weber, author of Shameless, David Thomson, author of Sleeping with Strangers, and Will Hunt, author of Underground. Hear the personal stories and moments and movies that inspired their audiobooks. Plus, hear which author would want Lisa Simpson to narrate her audiobook.

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Hillary Frank, Megan Griswold, Jane Mosbacher Morris This Is the Author
S4 E03: Hillary Frank, Megan Griswold, and Jane Mosbacher Morris

In this episode, meet Hillary Frank, author of Weird Parenting Wins, Megan Griswold, author of The Book of Help, and Jane Mosbacher Morris, author of Buy the Change You Want to See. Each of these women were inspired to share insights they’ve learned in order to help listeners and improve the world around them. And, learn why one author wants to take her dad with her on her book tour.

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Max and the Midknights Meet the Cast
Meet the Cast: Max and the Midknights

There’s a new adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Nate series: Max and the Midknights. It’s an illustrated novel, peppered with graphic novel panels throughout, so the audiobook production was exciting to adapt and create. Max’s quest to become a knight is now an original audio performance with a full cast, music, and special effects. Read more

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Christopher Paolini This is The Author
S4 E02: Christopher Paolini

In this special episode, meet Christopher Paolini, author of the internationally bestselling Inheritance Cycle series. He tells us about his newest audiobook, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, which is narrated by his longtime reader, Gerard Doyle.

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Dani Shapiro, Soniah Kamal, Emily Bernard This is The Author
S4 E01: Dani Shapiro, Soniah Kamal, and Emily Bernard

In this episode, meet Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance, Soniah Kamal, author of Unmarriageable, and Emily Bernard, author of Black is the Body. From fearless family memoirs to updating classic fiction to reflect her own culture, each of these authors’ works share deeply personal pieces of themselves. Hear how the recording process affected each writer and, discover which author’s dreams of being an actress were finally achieved in the recording booth.

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