This is the Author Richard Sheridan, Ralph De La Rosa, and Hamish McKenzie
This is the Author | Richard Sheridan, Ralph De La Rosa, and Hamish McKenzie

In this episode, meet Richard Sheridan, author of Chief Joy Officer, Ralph De La Rosa, author of The Monkey Is the Messenger, and Hamish McKenzie, author of Insane Mode. From stories of joyful leadership to why we need a more joyful meditation practice, you’ll be inspired by the fascinating lessons and research these authors have to share.

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Curry, Gillibrand, Fab Five
This is the Author | Bishop Michael Curry, the Fab Five, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

In this inspiring, love-filled episode of This is the Author, hear from Bishop Michael Curry, author of The Power of Love, the charismatic cast of Netflix’s Queer Eye (otherwise known as the Fab Five), authors of Queer Eye, and United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, author of Bold & Brave.

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This is the Author | Marcellus Wiley, Casey Gerald, and Bill Buford

In this episode, meet Marcellus Wiley, author of Never Shut Up, Casey Gerald, author of There Will Be No Miracles Here, and Bill Buford, author of Among the Thugs. Football—the American and British variety—plays an important role in each of these authors’ lives. Speaking from their personal experiences, they share musings, lessons, and expertise that may make you think about how sports and society’s expectations have affected your own life. And, hear why narrating is surprisingly more difficult than “a triple day training camp practice”.

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Gary Pomerantz, George Packer, Steven Johnson This is The Author
This is the Author | Gary Pomerantz, George Packer, and Steven Johnson

In this episode, meet Gary Pomerantz, author of The Last Pass, George Packer, author of Blood of the Liberals, and Steven Johnson, author of How We Got to Now. Using the lens of sports, culture, technological innovation, and family, these authors explain why journeying to the past is necessary in order to see the present in a new light. And, find out which Hollywood legend is one author’s dream narrator.

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This is the Author Jessica Brody, James Clear, and Anthony Iannarino
This is the Author | Jessica Brody, James Clear, and Anthony Iannarino

In this episode, meet Jessica Brody, author of Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, and Anthony Iannarino, author of Eat Their Lunch. From how to write a novel to how to change your habits to how to be a great salesperson, you’ll be guided to motivation.

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This is the Author Cristen Conger & Caroline Ervin, Jill Soloway, Glory Edim
This is the Author | Cristen Conger & Caroline Ervin, Jill Soloway, and Glory Edim

In this episode meet Cristen Conger & Caroline Ervin, authors of Unladylike, Jill Soloway, author of She Wants It, and Glory Edim, author of Well-Read Black Girl. You’ll be prepared to smash (glass) ceilings, defy gender roles, and support diverse voices after listening to these authors share both their own inspiring stories – and those of other rabble rousers and role models. And, find out which author’s narration experience taught her that she needs to do a few more core strength exercises.

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This is the Author Alexia Vernon, Mya Spalter, Rachel Marie Martin
This is the Author | Alexia Vernon, Mya Spalter, and Rachel Marie Martin

In this episode meet Alexia Vernon, author of Step Into Your Moxie, Mya Spalter, author of Enchantments, and Rachel Marie Martin, author of The Brave Art of Motherhood. Listen in as these experts lead you on a path of transformation and empowerment whether you’re seeking professional, spiritual or personal advice and inspiration. And, find out why one author’s dream narrator would actually be a full cast of wonderful, strong women.

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This is the Author with Markus Zusak, Matt de la Pena, and Nic Stone
This is the Author | Markus Zusak, Matt de la Peña, and Nic Stone

In this episode meet bestselling kids and young adult authors Markus Zusak, Matt de la Peña, and Nic Stone. You’ll hear how their own pasts each inspired them to write their latest stories, whether it’s from an idea that came to one author twenty years ago, to the book one author wishes she had as a guidepost when she was in high school – and of course, why it’s so important for kids to be able to see and hear themselves in books. Plus, from Jim Dale to one’s own brother, hear who their dream narrators might be.

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